You will all be aware by now that the salon is temporarily closed following the government advice surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. We'd like to thank you all for your understanding and kind messages of support during this time.
Our doors may be closed and treatments off the menu for the moment, however we are still working safely behind the scenes as this photo shows - Libby is continuing her apprenticeship and can be seen here practising her massage routines on her bear with Sarah coaching her via Zoom.
Elsewhere in the business, our webshop is open for home delivery following the social distancing guidelines. We have recently added new products including hair, beauty, aromatherapy and gift ideas. All our salon customers will receive free delivery on orders of £15 or more using the code: 15FPP
Find out more about what's happening this month by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or call 01280 816101 (we will return messages as usual).
This month we're putting the spotlight on tanning brand, St Tropez. St Tropez is the leading tanning brand chosen by influencers, celebrities, salon professionals and beauty editors alike.
St.Tropez’s products give a natural looking, streak-free tan with their paraben-free, easy-to-apply formulations, each of which contains a natural tanning agent. All tanning products from St Tropez, both those used in the salon for our professional spray tans and those sold for home use are cruelty-free. The brand also has a range of vegan friendly tanning products.
For home use, St Tropez produce self tan and gradual tan which builds over time. The self tanning products contain a higher concentration of the tanning agent (DHA), which results in a natural looking tan. Their gradual tans contain a lower level of tanning agent than the self tan which gives skin a sun kissed glow which builds with each application.
St Tropez use a 100% natural form of Dihydroxyacetone (also known as DHA) called Vegetan as their tanning agent, this is derived from plant sources including wheat and rapeseed. DHA reacts with the amino acids found in the upper epidermis (the top layer of the skin) and produces a different tones of colouration from yellow to brown. The levels of amino acids vary from person to person which is why we all naturally tan slightly differently in the sun, and the same applies with St Tropez tanning products.
The tanning products are combined with a unique blend of skin conditioning ingredients designed to protect and hydrate skin.
If you'd like to learn more about
St Tropez tanning products please just ask.
Your Guide to Step by Step Home Tanning
1. St Tropez Body Polisher (£10.00)- exfoliate with special care and attention to drier areas such as the knees and elbows. 2. Select your preferred tanning product. 3. Apply moisturiser to drier areas such as knees, elbows and knuckles. 4. Apply your tanning product as detailed on the packaging. With a product such as the St Tropez Watermelon Infusion Mousse (£31.00)(or any self tan as opposed to gradual tan) use a mitt to apply the product evenly for a streak free finish. 5. If you have applied a gradual tanning product where a mitt is not necessary ensure you wash hands immediately afterwards to remove any leftover product and avoid staining.
Perfect for an introduction to your chosen tanning treatment, the St.Tropez Watermelon Kit includes a reusable luxe Applicator Mitt and Self Tan Watermelon Infusion Mousse. The bronzing mousse tailors to skin tones for up to 10 days of even tan powered by hydrating watermelon extracts and vitamin E.
(Items available to purchase individually: Self Tan Watermelon Infusion Mousse £31, Applicator Mitt £5.99)
St Tropez Gradual Tan Watermelon - £14.50
Use the St.Tropez Watermelon Gradual Tan daily or as desired to top up and prolong your spray tan. With up to 72 hour moisture lock-in, its St.Tropez’s most long-lasting lotion and a must-have in your tanning supplies. Cleverly formulated with a blend of coconut and Brazil nut oil to moisturise and condition skin and create a texture that melts.
Sculpt, bronze and highlight the face and body with the St Tropez 3-in-1 bronzing powder. The three complimentary tones can be used individually to enhance features, or blend together for an instant bronzed look.
Use for a natural bronzed complexion and overall holiday glow.
During these unusual times we are launching a brand membership option to bring some of your favourite beauty brands straight to your door. Simply sign up for an initial 3 month period and we'll deliver a cosmetic bag of treats to help you pamper yourself at home.
What's Included? Every month we will send you a cosmetics pouch containing a minimum of two products, but often three or four depending on the value, plus an added sample or two! Here are just a few examples of the type of products which may appear -please note this is for illustrative purposes only and not all of the below will be sent each month.
Amargan Hair Therapy Oil 10ml RRP £4.95
Badger Balm Cuticle Care RRP 21g £6.99
Bomb Cosmetics Fragranced Candle Tins £7.99
Dr Renaud Mango Hand & Nail Cream 75ml £14.20
Dr Renaud Carrot Detoxifying Scrub 20ml RRP £4.40
Dr Renaud Raspberry Cleansing Water 100ml RRP £6.99
Dr Renaud Granite D’été Shower Gel 200ml RRP £11.70
Mad Beauty Hand Sanitizers RRP £4.50 Tisserand Happy Vibes Roller Ball 10ml RRP £6.75
Tisserand Sleep Better Pillow Mist 100ml RRP £10.20
Your Membership will Include:
A monthly delivery with a cosmetics pouch containing a minimum of 2 carefully selected products from our usual suppliers (most months will be 2 -4 products).
Products selected will always be of a higher RRP value than the £18.99 membership fee.
T's & C's: This membership is subject to an initial three month period whereby you pay a Direct Debit of £18.99 each month. Cancellation charges will apply within the first 3 months. After three months you will go onto a rolling monthly contract whereby you may cancel with one months written notice. The value of your monthly products will always be greater that £18.99 RRP. Products cannot be swapped or exchanged.
Tisserand Ethically Harvested Eucalyptus Oil
Strong, fresh and pungent, our Tisserand Eucalyptus pure essential oil is made from 100% Eucalyptus Globulus leaf oil which is steam distilled from the blue-green leaves of the plant.
It is cleansing, invigorating and bracing for the mind and body, most commonly used to clear congestion, coughs and relieve and revive tired, achy muscles, it is also known to offer a boost to circulation.
A qualified Aromatherapist, Sarah suggests trying Eucalyptus oil ,known for antibacterial properties in the shower and taking advantage of the steam by putting three drops onto a washcloth and leaving it in the shower tray. The vaporised oil will be released into the environment around you as you shower.
New Sukin Hand Care Products
We are delighted to launch this new range of hand care products from one of our trusted and long standing suppliers to the salon, First Natural Brands Ltd.
They say these products are 'hand care without complication. We know that nature provides all we need to nourish our skin, so that's what we put into our natural hand care range. No false promises, no harmful processes, just ingredients from nature that work'.
Sukin Hand & Nail Cream - £7.95 Our non-greasy, light Hand and Nail Cream will hydrate and protect dry hands while caring and strengthening nails and cuticles from added Soy Protein. Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Borage Oil will leave hands feeling nourished, soothed and soft! It is perfect for home manicures and pedicures.
TIP: Keep our Hand & Nail Cream by the sink or basin and use after hand washing to ensure hands and nails are nourished at all times.
Sukin Cleansing Hand Wash - £7.95 This Cleansing Hand Wash is designed to gently remove dirt and germs from the hands, without drying or stripping the skin. A rich blend of Jojoba, Avocado and Rosehip Oil restores the moisture level of dehydrated hands while soothing Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Lavender leaves skin feeling clean, hydrated and supple! Our Signature Scent of Mandarin, Tangerine, Lavender and Vanilla will refresh your senses.
Hydrating Body Lotion - £9.95 A signature scent with a beautiful blend of Mandarin, Tangerine, Vanilla and Lavender, this aromatic Hydrating Body Lotion replenishes and nourishes the skin's moisture barrier through its rich blend of Sesame Seed, Rosehip, Jojoba, Avocado and Wheat Germ Oils. Enriched with an infusion of Aloe Vera, Nettle, Horsetail and Burdock, skin is left feeling soothed and hydrated.
TIP: If your skin is extra dry, add a few drops of our Tisserand Rosehip Oil into your Hydrating Body Lotion before application.
In these unprecedented times we have extended the expiry date on all Taylor Made Treatments gift vouchers and cards to 12 months, rather than the usual 6 months to allow you to enjoy a treatment when we are able to reopen the salon doors. In the meantime, gift cards can still be purchased as gifts and delivered as something for loved ones to look forward to in the future, they are also redeemable immediately on our full product selection or hair, beauty and aromatherapy items.
If you have been gifted or issued a third party voucher from a company we partner with such as Groupon, Buy A Gift, Red Letter Days, Treatwell or SpaFinder and you would like to redeem this at the salon when we reopen please contact us on 01280 816101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the gift card or voucher number in order to do this. If the expiration date is approaching we are (subject to successful redemption) able to issue a 12 month credit voucher to you in replacement and you will still be able to use this at a later date when we reopen.
Our hope is that this will give you or the recipient a lovely relaxing, pampering experience to look forward to later in the year if you are unable to redeem immediately.