Wedding watch…. 4 month countdown

Unless you’ve been in hibernation for  the last couple of weeks you’ll know that wedding season is officially upon us. One of our Strip HQ team is getting married in September so we’ll be posting a monthly update on her beauty regime – with recommendations from our national training manager, to help all of our customers with their #bridegoals!

Thread veins be gone

Anna (bride to be): Like many brides this season, I have opted for a dress with a low back so I have been focusing on exercises to get my upper back and shoulders really toned. I noticed that I had a few little thread veins on the backs of my shoulders and this gave me the nudge that I needed to try out our laser skin treatments. I have also booked in to get the small veins on the tops of my thighs lasered as well (we charge for our laser thread vein removal in time slots so it’s easy to treat a few different areas).

Lisa (training manager): I would encourage anyone thinking about thread vein removal to come in for a quick complimentary consultation so we can check your veins and give you all the advice you need. Some veins take longer than others to heal and others may need a few treatments before they are completely gone, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get your skin looking flawless. Call to book in now: Chelsea 0207 590 0050, Notting Hill 020 7727 2754, Islington 020 3651 3600

Tans on trial

Anna: I’m getting married in Italy so you would think that getting a tan whilst I am there should be the easiest option… but I don’t want to risk any crazy tan lines, worry about getting burnt or spend too much time frolicking around in a bikini with my inlaws! I haven’t had one of our spray tans yet so I really want to check how the colour goes on and how long it takes to fade. I’ll keep you posted!

Lisa: The tan we use here at Strip gives an amazing colour, I have had a tan here several times for all kinds of events, most recently a tan before a wedding in April. It looked so natural and I was very happy with the results. As well as being paraben free, it’s smells good with a coconut scent; I absolutely swear by this tan. As always exfoliate before and use oil free products afterwards and your tan will stay amazing for up to 7 days.

Smooth skin solutions

Anna: I honestly don’t know why I didn’t get laser hair removal done sooner! If you’ve ever considered laser hair removal, pre-wedding is the best time to do it… If only for the fact that you can pass it off as an ‘official wedding expense’! I have had one session of underarm laser hair removal so far and I intend to book in my next session this month. It’s a relatively small area so doesn’t really hurt and it only takes 10/15 minutes.

Lisa:  Laser is the way to go! We use a candela medical grade machine and all our girls are fully qualified. The laser targets your hairs and disconnects the hair from the blood supply. Each time you come in for a treatment you can lose up to 20% of your hair, which is why you need a course of treatments. After around 6 treatments you will be virtually hair free. It is honestly a life changer; trust me, so many of our clients say to us “why didn’t I do this earlier”. Think of all the money you can save in the long run when you no longer need to get waxed every 4 weeks!

 

Yes to the dress

Anna: I got a call yesterday to say that my dress has arrived… eek! I’m going to try it on in a few weeks. I’ve been making an effort to be healthy but could do with a little extra help so I’ll be looking to Plenish to try one of their 3 day juice cleanses just before I try it on. I’m not going to pretend that it will be easy but the juices are delicious and I’m hoping for a nice smooth silhouette when I try my dress on (followed by a good piece of cake afterwards!).

Lisa:  To get your skin and body in tip top condition  I would recommend trying our Bean Burst scrubs. They come in 3 flavours, sweet orange, grapefruit and my personal favourite, peppermint. Each scrub has a coffee blend which is amazing for circulation to help remove cellulite and boost the blood flow to give you a healthy glow. You can also use them as a mask for your face; afterwards your skin feels incredible.

Lens on lashes

Anna: I’ve heard all the hype about Revitalash and I was really excited to try it for myself. I’m about 10 days in and I can’t say for sure but I am sure my lashes are looking better already! They definitely seem healthier and are maybe a tiny bit longer – I am being religious about using it every day so I will update again next month.

Lisa says:  Revitalash is proven to give excellent effects for the lashes, I have been using the primer to help boost my lashes and I have received several compliments already. However we also have the cherry bloom fibre lashes as well. Our therapists are on hand to give you a demo and show you how to use them, they are perfect for a night out or an occasion where you need that instant effect to make your lashes look longer and fuller using a plant based fibre which attaches to your natural lashes, no glue needed!