: : Hair, Skin and Body care
: : WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A FACIAL MASSAGE?
Almost everyone can benefit from a Facial Massage. The treatment however would not be suitable for young children or for people with serious illnesses and any contagious or infectious diseases or disorders.
: : WHAT HAPPENS IN A TREATMENT?
A full consultation is taken before the treatment, checking for any contraindications to treatment. First your skin is cleansed leaving it fresh and better able to absorb the natural essential oils used during the thoroughly relaxing facial massage. This treatment is suitable for all skin types.
: : BENEFIT of A FACIAL MASSAGE?
- Brilliant for treating Jaw pain and facial tension
- Creates brighter and more alert eyes
- Reduces under-eye bags and puffiness
- Improves skin tone
- Increases elasticity
- Softens the skin
- Generates a glowing looking for days
- Enhances a feeling of well-being
- Promotes total relaxation from head to toe
- Releases stress and tension of the surrounding muscles
- Excellent for tension headaches, eyestrain, stress related symptoms
Instant Healthy Hair Treatment in Salons
Salon clients will notice that their color will hold truer longer and highlights will be less fragile with each use. Instant Healthy Hair Treatment should be recommended to all clients with hair color or clients regularly stressing their hair with daily blow-drying and flat ironing.
: : what happens when hair gets older?
- Reduced vitality
- Becomes thinner
- Loses resistance
: : what are the characteristics of aging hair?
- Surface of the hair is less smooth and supple
- The structure changes
- More difficult to style
- Feels coarse
- Loses its shine
- Becomes porous
: : What is a sensitive scalp?
Aggressions from inside as well as outside can cause a sensitive scalp. Your scalp stings, is red and looks flaky. A sensitive scalp makes you feel uneasy. Your scalp is in need of protection.
Factors that can influence the condition of your scalp:
- Badly performed color or perm treatments
- Wrong shampoo or hair care products
- Air pollution
- Irregular lifestyle
- Weak resistance
- Unbalanced nutrition
: : What’s the difference between dermatology, cosmetology, and esthetics?
Dermatology is a branch of the medical profession, practiced by licensed physicians who specialize in disorders of the skin. Esthetic practice specifically excludes diagnosis, prescription, or any other service, procedure, or therapy that requires a medical license. If you’re being treated by a dermatologist, your esthetician can provide complementary and support therapies. In addition, estheticians are trained to recognize early signs of many medical conditions affecting the skin, and will refer you to a dermatologist in such a case.
Cosmetology is the study of beauty treatments including nail care, hair care and styling, makeup application, skin care and more. Esthetics is one branch of cosmetology; some estheticians work in other branches of cosmetology in addition to their skin care practice.
: : Techniques and products
Techniques used by estheticians include facial steaming, wrapping, exfoliation, waxing, pore cleansing, extraction. Creams, lotions, wraps, clay or gel masks, and salt scrubs are used. Machines may also be used to help deliver high-tech services.
Some common therapies
: : Body polishing
Body Polishing is a treatment of the entire body, just like a facial and unlike a massage. It hydrates and exfoliates the skin. When the dead skin is removed, the skin becomes soft and smooth. It can be done with any type of material such as sugar, salt, rice bran, coffee grounds or pecan hulls, which are usually mixed with massage oil as well as essential oils. When salt is used for treating the skin then the treatment is known as salt glow, salt scrub or sea salt scrub.
: : Extraction
This is the process of deep cleansing the pores, either manually (using gloved hands and cotton or tissue around the fingers, with gentle pressure to remove the impacted pore) or using a metal extraction implement designed to clear blocked pores.
: : Facial
A facial generally includes makeup removal and skin cleansing, exfoliation by mechanical, enzymatic or chemical means, steaming, extractions, facial massage, a treatment mask, serum/moisturizer and sunblock.
Many women are overloaded with the perpetual to-do list, and often put themselves at the bottom of that list. One way you can put yourself at the top again is to engage in self-care by getting regular body scrubs. There are various types of body scrubs, depending on your personal preferences and needs.
One of the biggest benefits to body scrubs, particularly the salt scrub, is the glow that your skin is left with. There are different grades of salt, and sea salt is the best option for a salt glow.
There are some claims that certain types of body scrubs can actually improve the look of aging and dimpled skin from cellulite. Treating yourself to a body scrub, especially when combined with a massage, is just plain relaxing. Having a body scrub done by a professional allows you to incur the benefit without the mess or stress
: : manicure and Pedicure
A manicure will clean and shape your nails and treat your cuticles, which is vital for keeping your nails healthy and strong. During a manicure your hands will be exfoliated to remove dead skin cells and to improve circulation and stimulate blood flow. A manicure generally but not always includes painting the nails. Not only will having a manicure make your nails and hands look good, it is also very relaxing and will promote healthy nails.
A regular pedicure will promote healthy, beautiful feet and toenails. Feet are one of the most neglected parts of our bodies and often get left off our regular beauty routine. Pedicures are similar to manicures except they are specially designed for feet. During a pedicure your nails will be cleaned, shaped and trimmed to prevent ingrown nails. The exfoliating and massage elements can relieve aching feet and muscles and stimulate circulation. The oils and moisturising elements will keep feet well-hydrated and prevent dry cracked heels, which can be painful and unsightly.
: : Hair spa
Hair spa treatment can help in a number of ways. Healthy hair is the reflection of inner health. Premature greys and whites, rough and dull hair, split ends etc. are all caused when internal health is not good and the body is unable to cope with factors like bad food habits, excess stress and pollution.
Hair spa treatment helps to rid the hair of dust and other pollutants. Tresses become well-conditioned and smooth. Damaged hair, split ends etc. are reduced significantly with each treatment.
: : hair color
Perfectly healthy, virgin hair is not always what we want. Most of us like a little movement and volume in our style. To get that you can't have the healthiest hair on the block. That being said- we don't want blown out ugly dry hair either. There is a happy medium and hair color is that great place to go for it. If your cuticle isn't a little altered- all you are going to get is FLAT hair. By adding some hair color with highlights, low-lights, or color shine to your hair you can achieve a great voluminous to add to your style. With little or no harm to your hair. It just can give you that extra ump that you need.
It's a great way to illuminate the way you feel and have it come through your hair. Love your hair color!
: : shampooing and conditioning, works to:
- Seal hair color
- Smooth frizz
- Repair damage
- Prevent split ends
- Moisturize dry hair
- Strengthen fragile hair
- Prevent flat iron damage
- Prevent chlorine, wind and sun damage
- Add shine, softness and a silky finish
- Protect hair from blow-drying
- Improve detangling and manageability
- Keep hair youthful
: : Waxing
This method is best used on larger areas of the body such as the legs, back or chest. Hard wax is less irritating to sensitive skin and is excellent for the bikini, underarm and facial areas. Waxing removes unwanted hair at the root. There are two different types of waxes: hard and soft. Soft wax is applied warm to the skin in a thin layer in the direction of hair growth. Cloth strips are then applied to the warm wax, rubbed in the direction of hair growth, and quickly pulled off in the opposite direction. Hard wax is used without cloth strips. It is applied warm, in a layer about the thickness of a nickel, allowed to dry and then removed quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth.