Beauty Treatments

Manicures and Pedicures

Manicures & Pedicures

You already know that a mani-pedi makes your nails look fantastic.  What you may not know is that a professional nail treatment actually has long-term and health benefits as well!

Skin Care

Your hands are more exposed to daily dirt and weather than any part of your body, except maybe your face.  That means that they accumulate grime easily, as well as constantly create new skin cells and slough off the old.  Your feet are generally only exposed in the spring and summer times, but walking on them all day can create callouses and other uneven skin conditions.

A professional manicure includes a thorough cleaning and lotions designed to exfoliate your skin.  Any grime will be removed, as will dead skin cells, keeping your hands smooth and reducing any appearance of wrinkles.  A professional pedicure will also exfoliate your skin, as well as remove any callouses on the bottom of your feet.  This not only makes your feet more attractive, it also helps you distribute your weight more evenly across your feet, which can reduce leg and back pain after standing for long periods.

Blood Flow

In addition to exfoliating, moisturisers and cuticle treatments are massaged into the skin in a professional mani-pedi.  This massage action is not only incredibly relaxing, it also helps to improve blood circulation to your extremities.  This can reduce pain and help your body distribute heat during cold months.

Fungal Infections

Fungi often grow on toe nails when your feet are exposed to excess moisture.  Often, it takes a few weeks for the infection to become noticeable.  However, a professional manicurist will be able to identify a fungal infection even in its early stages, when it is most easily treated.  Getting regular pedicures is actually a great way to maintain the health of your toes.

Mental Health

A mani-pedi is a great way to relax and be pampered.  At Hepburn’s Salon manicures starting at only £16, pedicures at £23, you can save money too, while getting your hands and feet pampered.  After a stressful day or week, these can completely relieve your stress, and the benefits of having gorgeous nails can last for weeks.  A great nail color is a perfect accessory to any outfit, so you can cross painting your nails off your list of things to do.

Both the physical and mental health benefits of getting a manicure and pedicure are incredible.  Your feet and hands will both look and feel great, your stress will go down, and your circulation will increase.  The whole procedure takes relatively little time, so contact the Health and Style Institute today to schedule your manicure and pedicure.

Facials

You may merely enjoy the pampering and relaxation you feel when receiving a facial treatment, but there are a multitude of other benefits that offer you and your skin health and wellness, according to Hepburn’s Salon. Choosing the type of facial you want depends on what you’re looking for and what you can afford. Some facial treatments are designed to deep-clean the skin, while others offer moisturizing benefits, and still others help to relieve stress, which often causes acne.

Cleansing

Facials, face packs, aromatherapy facials and massage with facial creams and other remedies help deep cleanse the skin, removing toxins caused by pollution, grease and dirt found in your everyday environment. Such facials help to reduce an overabundance of sebum, which is a natural substance moisturises and lubricates the skin. Overproduction of sebum can cause skin problems, including blackheads and acne. Cleansing facials open the pores of the skin, remove dead skin and toxins from the face, and clean the surface of the skin through exfoliation that tightens and firms the skin, according to Seasons India.

Increased Circulation

Facial treatments help to improve and restore circulation to facial skin layers, increasing the flow of oxygen-enriched blood to skin cells. This rush of blood to the skin gives your skin a healthy glow and plumps skin cells with vital nutrients and water, which reduce the appearance of wrinkled and dry skin. Nutrients like blood, vitamins and minerals found in the blood, along with adequate hydration, help develop and maintain new skin cells, essential for a youthful, healthy appearance.

Emotional Benefits

Facial treatments feel good, offering soothing relaxation, according to Day Spas. Facial massage treatments increase circulation and the flow of blood, and they include a variety of creams, aromatherapy and oils that moisturise the skin, smell good, and relieve stress as well as encourage peace of mind and contentment.

Anti-Aging

While there is no way to stop the ageing process, a variety of facial treatments and technologies may help slow the skin aging process and offer you more youthful, supple skin. Intense pulsed light, or IPL, laser treatments help to remove dead skin and increase collagen and cell growth and development.

Reflexology

Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex points on the feet are connected to corresponding areas throughout the body. In this way, the feet can be seen as a ‘map’ of the body. Reflexologists work on the reflexes with their thumbs and fingers in specialised massage techniques. Reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body

Some benefits associated with Reflexology include;-

  • Improves circulation
  • Reduces stress levels and induces deep relaxation
  • Cleanses the body of toxins and impurities
  • Helps unblock nerve channels
  • Helps to relieve pain by releasing the body’s own endorphins
  • It is a preventative care
  • Revitalizes energy
  • Improves the neural pathway’s communication
  • Stimulates creativity and productivity
  • Normalises and balances the whole of the body
Stone Therapy

Stone therapy, also known as hot stone massage, is an exceptionally relaxing treatment, rooted in ancient therapy practices and used to create balance within the body. Hot basalt and cold marble stones are used, with the positioning and temperature of the stones tailored to the individual client. A stone therapy treatment provides a deep massage to the whole body as well as concentrated areas.

Stone therapy is based upon geothermal therapy, which is the application of either heated or chilled stone to the body for the purpose of changing physiological responses.

A therapist will apply warm, oiled stones in several ways during the treatment. Stones will be placed on the body, delivering heat to concentrated areas and your therapist will massage other areas of the body with more heated stones in comfortable strokes.

Cold stones are also useful for muscle injuries as they have a soothing effect.

Benefits associated with Stone Therapy include;-

  • Promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation
  • Alleviates stress
  • Releases toxins
  • Relieves pain
  • Improves circulation
  • Calms the psyche
Swedish Massage

Massage involves the application of pressure (by kneading, rubbing or traction) to help ease muscular-skeletal problems. Often used to relieve tension and stress, help relaxation, aid sleep and promote a general sense of well-being. Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy.
The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being.

There are many health benefits to receiving massage therapy on a regular basis: Relieves stress, Encourages relaxation, Improves circulation, Improves posture, Lowers blood pressure, Helps manage pain, Relaxes muscles, Improves flexibility, Improves breathing, Relieves tension headaches, Strengthens immune system, Decreases depression.

Some of the benefits associated with Swedish Massage Include;-

  • Increases blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Improves posture
  • Relaxes tight muscles and improves the function and tone
  • Maintains/ increases mobility of bones, as well as increasing circulation and nourishment of bones
  • Improves digestion, constipation and flatulence
  • Helps to break down fatty tissue and cellulite
  • Relieves stiff joints
  • Helps to reduce stress
  • Encourages deeper and more relaxed breathing
  • Provides a sense of well being
  • Improves function and appearance of skin
Relaxes you and induces sleep

Thermo Auricular Therapy

Thermo Auricular Therapy, also known as ear candling is an ancient practice that has been used for centuries in many cultures throughout the world. They are hollow tubes made from unbleached cotton or linen and hardened with beeswax.

You will lie on your side on a massage table and a protective cloth will be placed over the ear. The ear candle will be lit and gently inserted into the opening of the ear. Once treatment is completed, it will be repeated on the other ear. During treatment, you may experience gentle heat around the ear area. You may hear popping sounds and a pleasant crackling as the ingredients are burning.

Thermo Auricular therapy may help alleviate the symptoms of

  • Colds
  • Earache
  • Excessive ear wax
  • Glue Ear
  • Hay fever / allergic rhinitis
  • Headaches
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Migraines
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Stress
HD Brows

HD Brows

Your HD Brows Stylist will begin with an in-depth consultation to discuss size, shape and the look you want before beginning work on your bespoke brows.

Custom-blended colour is applied and whether we darken, lighten* or simply tone the natural colour of your brow hair, we’ll ensure your new brows complement your look, and your style. From there, we use our exclusive brow mapping formula to design your unique shape before using a combination of HD hair removal techniques to create it. Finally your brows will be perfected using our luxury make up collection – you’ll be given a mini make up lesson to help you maintain and make the most of your brows between appointments.

Only £25

Lash & Brow Tinting

Brows and lashes are looked at as a natural extension of hair, therefore matching with your hair colour is essential but can sometimes prove to be tricky. Our extensive tinting palette offers an array of shades to perfectly match any shade, whether platinum blonde, fiery red, ash brown or jet black.

An eyebrow tint takes minutes to apply and will give your brows the depth and presence to enhance your eyes – lasting up to 4 weeks.

A lash tint will allow you to ditch the mascara and enjoy enhanced dark lashes for up to 4 weeks.

Please note all new Hepburn’s clients will require a patch test at least 24 hours prior to tinting.

Lashes Extensions

Specialising in semi-permanent eyelash extensions, Jade our master Lash technician is amazing at designing eyelash extensions to suit each individual client.

Emphasis is placed on designing the entire lash line taking into account the look the client would like together with the style of semi-permanent eyelashes and permanent eyelashes that would suit the eye shape and face of the client.

Lash extensions come in many styles ranging from the super-dramatic Russian 3D and 6D lashes to the softer alluring mink lash extensions. So no matter which look you prefer, Jade and her team will supply you with a beautiful new set of lashes that will delight you.

Full Set £50
Infills from £20

Spray tanning

Spray tanning can be the perfect addition to the beauty regimes of both men and women with darker skin.

Choose a professional tan and bring to light the beauty of your existing colour.

Hands up if you didn’t know that a spray tan can even out Black and Asian skin tones making the dermis appear polished, healthy and touchable? The truth is that an expertly applied spray tan can enhance the melanin in darker skins and improve the appearance significantly by boosting moisture, radiance and shine; a trio of benefits that shouldn’t be missed!

Adding just a touch of colour can transform caramel toned skin into a golden base, which creates the perfect foundation for the glamorous outfits and dresses that will feature in this winter’s party collection. Spray tans are also ideal for camouflaging stretch marks and unsightly blemishes that can be created during pregnancy or through weight fluctuations, making them a quick and easy way to elevate the skin from just ‘satisfactory’ to ‘show-stopping amazing’!

However, this 10 minute treatment is not just for women – men with darker skins can also benefit from spray tans because they bolster muscle definition, cover up darker patches and reduce the appearance of cellulite. This leads to a buffed torso and chest that appears smooth and flawless.

Musclebound Hollyoaks actor Ricky Whittle used Sienna X products on the Strictly Come Dancing tour to polish his overall look last year. He said: “I love this brand, company and staff, they make me feel on top of the world and have given me no end of confidence. I will be using this throughout the tour!”

If you have been blessed with darker skin but want to add an extra edge to your beauty routine book a treatment in advance today!

Waxing

Waxing is considered to be the most effective method for removing unwanted hairs from practically any part of the body. Waxing is the epilation method which ensures complete removal of hair shafts from underneath surface of the skin. Waxing is also one of the long lasting temporary hair removal methods.

Generally it is observed that it takes almost 3-8 weeks for new hair to grow back in the waxed area. The major advantage of waxing is that any body parts like face, eyebrow, underarms, arms, legs, bikini line, etc. can be waxed.

Some of the waxing benefits are listed below:

  • Long Lasting Smooth and Silky Skin: As told above waxing removes hair from the roots hence it takes longer time for new hair to grow back. Though the duration of growth of new hair varies from person to person and skin types but generally it is observed that it takes around 3-8 weeks. Waxing ensures long periods of smooth, silky and hair free skin.
  • Reduced Skin Damage: As compared to other hair removing techniques like creams or shaving, waxing does not have negative effect on your skin. Most commonly observed skin damages associated with other hair removal methods are pigmentation, cuts or bad smelling skin. Even the wax used for the process is 100% natural hence the chances of reaction due to harsh chemicals are zero.
  • Softer and Finer Body Hair: After waxing the new hair that grows back are soft and fine. The other advantage of waxing is that it does not causes ugly stubble which is usually associated with shaving.
  • Exfoliation: Besides removing unwanted body hairs waxing also rejuvenate skin and removes dead skin cells. So it can be said that indirectly it serves the function of skin exfoliation.
  • Diminishes Hair Growth: Repeated and regular waxing diminishes hair growth. Gradually you will observe sparse and scanty hair growth which might even lead to complete cessation of hair growth.
  • Cost Efficient: As compared to other hair removing techniques waxing is the most cost efficient method.
  • Easy and can be done at Home: Waxing is very simple and easy hair removing method and can be practiced at home without any hassle
Threading

The benefit of threading that most sets it apart from other hair removal techniques is its precision. While waxing and plucking can often leave unwanted stray hairs around your eyebrows, a threading artist goes through your hair row by row, giving eyebrows a clean and defined shape. Threading only removes hair, not skin, and because it is so exact, it can remove hairs that are finer than those that can be removed by waxing or plucking.

Threading is also very fast — sessions will only take about 15 minutes of your time, and sometimes even less. It’s also relatively inexpensive. Different practitioners have varying rates, but threading generally costs about the same as plucking and waxing