The Saks Beauty March edit
A springtime drop of seasonal faves from our Beauty, Compact and Clinical menus. From glam detailing to next-level IPL hair removal – book now if you want to be hair-free this summer – sunless tanning prep and our favoured facial and body massage combo. Speaking. Of. Which. Choose Saks Vouchers for Mother’s Day and the one you love will thank us later.
LUXURIANCE: SENSORY HEAVEN
Time has no meaning when you choose Sensory Heaven. Sue Dickinson of Saks Sedbury Hall says: “Our especially extended head-to-toe appointment features a nourishing skin-specific facial, full-body deep-tissue massage to counteract fatigue and soreness, with diagnostic reflexology and body brushing to boost circulation and help flush out toxins.
Sue continues: “I love working with Decleor’s Aromesence facial oils and their Cica Body Balm with eucalyptus and rosemary. Soothing, restorative and 100% natural. Our number one treatment for a total restore and reset vibe.”
GLAM: NAIL TRENDS
Michelle Johal of Saks West Bridgford says: “On mani and pedi front, gels stay strong in a myriad of new colours. We layer on uber-glossy shine which lasts up to three weeks whilst keeping your nails healthy behind the scenes. Always have gels removed professionally or soak off with an acetone varnish remover at home as picking off can weaken nails and prohibit growth.”
On nails du jour Michelle says “If you love a classic look but fancy changing it up, adding a wavy or coloured tip is a chic way to future-face your French. We’re also seeing more requests for tiny hearts, stars and diamonds – anything goes, matching the mood of the moment!”
CLINICAL: IPL HAIR REMOVAL
Skin has most likely been covered up so now’s a great time for those interested in IPL permanent hair reduction. Explainer – we can’t treat skin that’s been exposed to the sun recently because IPL is attracted to pigment and could cause pigmentation and damage. Ask for info and book a consultation in good time for summer.
Kathryn Breen of Saks Beauty Gosforth says “Our medically certified state-of-the-art systems at Saks use a beam of light to zap hair deep below the skin’s surface, getting rid of unwanted hair of any thickness, almost anywhere on the body. We can achieve up to 95% hair reduction in only 6-9 sessions. Not only is IPL clinically proven, it’s fast, with no downtime and relatively pain free.”
WELLBEING: MENOPAUSE MATTERS
Michelle says: “Mood swings, hot flashes, nights sweats and potentially weaker bones, skin and hair. Hormones changes have a lot to answer for. A huge proportion of women turn to supplements to help increase vitamin and mineral levels to counteract symptoms. Make sure you include plenty of fresh ingredients as well.
“If you find it hard chomping veggies, get your smoothie makers out and up your intake with a quick blitz. Always wash veggies and go organic where you can. And avoid spicy meals for obvious reasons!”
Natalie Jenkins, salon owner of Saks Leeds City says “Springtime is glow time at Saks! The days get longer and the mornings brighter so we start swapping out coats and boots to lighter layers and exposing more skin. Add a natural glow with spray or hand-applied tan and you’ll step out looking like you’ve been somewhere nice already! A healthy glow works wonders for the feel-good factor.
On pre-tanning prep Natalie adds “The better the prep the better the tan. Remove unwanted hair 24-48 hours before your appointment and start exfoliating and moisturising the week before ideally – for an even application which also fades evenly.”
Sue agrees: “Go natural and light and build your glow as you go. Try Decleor’s Neroli Bigarade Hydrating Gradual Glow which is also super-hydrating for supple skin. Adjust coverage to suit yourself – apply daily or two or three times a week.”
FACE. BODY. GLAM.
Header image: hot pink tips at Saks West Bridgford.