Top Spring Spa Treats!
by Michelle Heffernan
It’s not an easy time of the year; the weather is still cold and wet and our bodies are tired, achy, dehydrated and dry from too much time indoors and too little sunshine outside. Your body is in need of a little TLC and that’s why Waterford in Your Pocket has teamed up with some award winning Waterford beauty salons to give you the rundown of the best places for a spring spa treat this month!
Step into the Ivy Wellness and Beauty Salon and step back into a time of luxury, as you explore the warm and elegant interiors of this old Georgian basement in Newtown, Waterford. The vintage décor in here wraps itself beautifully around the many treatment rooms, with blush pink pedicure chairs and dainty china cups adding to the experience of being pampered like a princess. Awarded the “Best Holistic and Aesthetic New Comer in Ireland”, the Ivy Wellness and Beauty Salon offers a range of beauty and alternative therapies including Reflexology, I.E.T. healing, and specialist non invasive facelifts such as the profhilo skin remodelling treatment. This month make sure you check out the Ivy’s Dibi Milano Promotion Day, with Dibi Skin Expert on site as well as a special “Xposé” event taking place on March 31st. For more information and to book with this beautiful beauty salon visit ivysalonbeauty.ie or call 051 340554
Located nearby in the leafy suburban Balinakill Shopping Centre is Aura Skin and Laser Clinic, a formidable salon that has been looking after skincare and beauty in Waterford for 17 years this spring. This salon’s reputation is built on its philosophy of continuous professional development with salon owner Maria Smith and staff consistently staying a step ahead of beauty trends and treatments. Aura offers top of the range aesthetic treatments such as VenusFreeze, Microneeedling, Glycolic Facial Peels and Laser Skin Rejuvenation, and the salon also runs an Anti Wrinkle Clinic which provides treatments like Botox, Facial Fillers and Lip Augmentation. Paying close attention to trends in eyebrows Aura’s monthly Semi Permanent Brow Clinic is often booked up months in advance. This year a new menu of Holistic treatments are also available at Aura, with a dedicated holistic therapist offering Rahanni,Reiki,Reflexology ,Reflexotherapy and more. To experience a salon that has years of professional experience, head to Aura Skin and Laser Clinic, Balinakill Shopping Centre, Waterford. Visit aurabeautysalon.ie or call 051 850746 for more info
Nestled at the end of our beautiful Quay is the Spirit Beauty Spa at Treacy’s Hotel, offering an oasis of tranquillity right within the hustle and bustle of Waterford’s commercial centre. Celebrating its ten year anniversary in 2018, Spirit has established an excellent reputation among tourist and locals alike for its high standard of skin, body and beauty treatments. A favourite of patrons is the Spirit Thermal Suite, where guests can invigorate the senses with the Lavender Sauna room, the Aromatherapy Steam Room, the Tropical Experience Shower or indeed the six-seater hot tub. World renowned Skincare brands Elemis and Juliette Armand are used in the salon’s exquisite facial treatments, while experienced massage therapists also offer ultimate relaxation in the form of deep tissue , Swedish or Hot Stone massages. Manicures, make-up, massages, the full monty is on offer at this central spa, and there are some fantastic March specials on offer this month such as a Neck & Shoulder Massage, Taster Facial, Luxury Scalp Therapy, and Warm Oil Leg & Foot Ritual all only €65 for 75 minutes. For more information or to book in at the fabulous salon visit spiritbeautyspa.ie or call 051 840777
Just 20 mins outside of Waterford city is this little gem of a beauty salon. Ooh La La Beauty, Piltown Co. Kilkenny, opened just last year and has been growing in popularity across counties Waterford and Kilkenny for the warm and welcoming service offered by salon owner Sharon Griffin. “When my customers come in I want them to leave their troubles at the door “, says the beauty therapist of 16 years, who trained at the formidable Fernanda Scappaticci International College of Beauty Therapy & Complementary Therapies. Ooh La La offers a salon experience from “ head down to toe” with packages in tanning, brows, waxing, manicure, pedicure, facials, makeovers, hairstyling and even microdermabrasion. Increasingly popular with customers at Ooh La La is the “Shrinking Violet-Drop a Dress Size” treatment, a revolutionary body wrap that allows customers to drop a dress size in as short a slot as 90 minutes. Special March offers currently available at this expanding salon include Microdermabrasion, just €35 (usually €45) Fridays and Saturdays, as well as Sharon’s luxury paraffin wax pedicure and manicure with Shellac, just €70, (usually €80). For a salon experience that’s as calming as it is convenient (free parking on Main Street in Piltown!) head to Ooh La La Beauty Salon, Piltown. Call 051) 602 282 or see Ooh La La Beauty on facebook for more info.
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