Shellac is the new manicure in the salon, it has been so popular. It doesn’t chip lasts up to 3 weeks, looks glossy, and you can choose between french or colour. Shellac is suitable for hands and feet perfect for special occasions or for just for general maintance.
Why not brighten up those raining cold days with some colour for your nails. The new colours just launched are a bright jade Green go perfectly to brighten up any outfit; Green is really in for winter 2012 so why not get in with the trend early. We also have a midnight Grey just in which grey defiantly is the new black! Dark colours help short nails look longer and give a dark classy look to the nails. We also have two new natural sparkle colours to the range which can be worn over a colour or on their own, fab for Christmas time! We also have a new natural white shade for French for those of you who prefer a more natural approach to polish.
If you’ve had a shellac manicure before you will love the new shades as much as we do. If you haven’t had one, you don’t know what you’re missing! Book in today and start loving your hands.
Siobhan Hanna - Therapist, Teviot Salon.
Join the Tea Set with Zen & Hotel du Vin
We are delighted to announce that Zen Lifestyle at Teviot Place will now be offering special spa packages with afternoon tea in conjunction with Edinburgh’s Hotel du Vin & Bistro! As the two establishments are only a few yards apart, you can now enjoy the luxury of two great destinations working side by side. There are two packages available:
These packages are only available at our Teviot Place Salon in Edinburgh. To book your package please call 0131 226 6777.
Please follow this link to read all about it: Afternoon Tea Spa Packages
Q1. How does Ellipse IPL hair removal work?
Intense pulsed light works by placing an applicator head on to the skin which sends out a high intensity flash of light which is carefully filtered to make sure only the correct wave lengths reach your skin. The light is attracted to the pigment in your hair, which converts it into heat. The energy destroys the hair follicle making it unable to produce new hair.
Q2. Is the treatment effective on any hair colour?
No, because the light is absorbed by the pigment in your hair, the hair needs to be dark. The darker the hair the more effective the treatment will be and the more contrast between the hair and skin colour the easier. The ellipse machine does have pre-programmed settings for different hair types and skin colours to adjust the energy to suit the person. If you hair is very fair, then Electrolysis may be better for you.
Q3. How many ellipse treatments do I need?
We can’t give an exact number of how may treatments anyone will need, it completely varies from person to person. You most likely will need a course of 6, but for bigger areas I would recommend getting a course of 9, because although 6 will give you a good reduction, you may need more than 6 to get the result you want. An interval 0f 6 weeks is needed.
Q4. How do I prepare myself for the treatment?
It is important not to do any other form of hair removal other than shaving; the reason is because any other type of hair removal would be taking the hair out of the follicle which we don’t want as we need it there to treat. Shaving just takes the surface of the hair away which is fine to do. Avoid waxing, tweezing, threading, bleaching and electrolysis. It is also important to avoid using any self-tan creams, sunbeds and sun exposure for 30 days before and after treatment as we don’t want the pigment in your skin to change so it doesn’t affect the treatment.
Q5. Does the treatment hurt?
Everyone’s tolerance of pain is different, but if you find waxing painful you will find this a lot easier. It feels like a small hot flicking sensation, not painful, you are just aware of it and it varies depending on what area is being done. As you get further into your treatments you do get used to the sensation and it gets easier.