Smoother hair, perfectly manicured nails and fabulous skin are what all women want before they travel to meet family and friends. HEALTH has put together of some must-do beauty treatments to get you raring to go on your holiday in style.
Get Beach Ready with a Fruit Punch Manicure/Pedicure
Give your hands and feet a tropical treat before flying out on your holiday with the delicious Fruit Punch manicure/pedicure at Tips & Toes. This one hour treatment begins with a trimming and filing of the fingernails and toe nails. Next the hands and feet are soaked in the classic Fruit Punch solution to soften the cuticles. Cuticles are cleaned and then a yummy smelling Fruit Punch scrub is applied and scrubbed to smoothness. After this is removed, a special moisturizing mask is applied and wrapped in cling wrap for 10 minutes. While all of this is going on, a specially trained massage therapist kneads away the entire weeks’ worth of stress and tension in the back, upper shoulders and head. Once the mask is removed, hands and feet are treated to a soothing massage and the final touch is a bright coat of nail polish. The result is hands and feet are sandal-ready for summer. Visit: www.tipsandtoes.com
Say goodbye to frizzy and unruly hair with KeraStraight. This unique treatment can be applied to any hair type over any previous chemical treatment, including virgin, colored, highlighted or permed hair, and the results can last for up to four months. JetSet uses KeraStraight KS Complex which is one hundred percent Formaldehyde and Aldehyde free and does not contain strong chemicals. It includes active ingredients such as keratin, 22-carat gold nanoparticles and the innovative KS Complex, to encourage the re-building of keratin. The first step is the hair is shampooed with a clarifying shampoo. Next the keratin is applied to the hair and using a flat-iron, each area is gone over section by section as the heat seals in the keratin. This takes around one and a half hours.
During the treatment, the KS Complex blends with the hair on the head, dramatically improving its quality on both the inside cortex and the outside cuticle layers. Smaller keratin molecules penetrate the cortex improving and repairing the
quality of the hair from the inside. This adds strength, elasticity and moisture resulting in smooth, soft, shiny and straight hair.
Essentially this is a great treatment for anyone who wants more manageable hair that is easy to blow dry and style at home and it lasts from four to six months depending on how well the hair is maintained at home. The result was silky yet easy to manage hair that looked perfect even in the hottest weather.
What better way to get in the mood for summer than De La Mer Day Spa’s Paradise Mango Scrub. Mango is not only yummy to eat but is also great for the skin. It’s a power packed source of antioxidants and vitamin C, keeping your skin healthy and glowing for the summer. The treatment begins face down Thai style on the massage bed in the serene treatment room with a coarse salt scrub, addressing every inch of the body. This stimulates blood flow and encourages the renewal of skin cells and also combats fatigue and cellulite. After this, a fragrant fresh body mango mask is applied all over and left on for 25 minutes.
After a shower comes the 60 minutes Balinese massage which is so relaxing, it will induce sleep immediately. The results will make you feel as though you have already gone on a holiday and returned. The tension is gone and I feel ready to face the world.
The Perfect Pick-Me-Up: Intraceuticals Oxygen Therapy Facial
Famously endorsed by Madonna, this facial is a perfect way to get fabulous skin fast minus any downtime. After a personalized skin consultation, your skin is thoroughly cleansed and exfoliated. Next, a special machine using a stream of pressurized oxygen sprays on anti-aging atoxelene on the face and neck lines for approximately 20 minutes. Next hyaluronic acid, which plumps the skin, is sprayed on and helps to instantly hydrate the skin resulting in increased firmness, reduced appearance of fine lines and improved facial contours. Lastly, treatment support products provide
essential layers to seal in and supplement skin nutrients for maximum synergistic effect. The end result was plumper and