Beach Body Ready : Top Treatments to Prepare for Summer

beach body

BY FIONA FOWLEY, DIRECTOR

Dreading hitting the beach? You’re not the only one. We’re all under increasing pressure to look the part but there’s far more to life – and being beach-body ready – than a fitness-model flat tummy and athlete-toned thighs. It’s about being confident in who you are. When you feel good, you look good and radiate positive vibes. Sometimes, all you need is a little bit of TLC to help you on your way.

So, where to start? Try to give yourself 6 weeks before a holiday to start preparation and book your beauty appointments ahead. From hair colour to a brow shape, manicure and waxing, they’re all essential to feel groomed and gorgeous and there’s nothing worse than leaving things to the last minute only to find everyone’s booked up.

If cellulite is a bugbear then there is still time to do something about it. We offer the revolutionary, non-invasive BTL Unison Cellulite Treatment. This uses radio frequency and acoustic wave technology to ‘shock’ away the orange peel skin in as little as four weeks…with each appointment taking only about half an hour. For best results, however, I’d recommend a full course of six treatments.

Tighten up wobbly underarms, mum tums, defy gravity sagging buttocks and even stubborn saddlebags with our Exilis Ultra 360 body treatments. The only dual -functioning, non-surgical treatment of its kind, Exilis Ultra 360 uses the world’s most advanced technology and powerful radio frequency device available on the market to reduce localised excess fat, lift and tighten sagging skin.

For eyebrows, I’m a huge fan of HD brows and think they’re a great option for holidays as they give the perfect shape, colour and definition – no make-up required. The treatment combines threading, waxing, tinting and shaping with one of our brow experts and it’s great at giving someone a fuller looking brow. If you’re thinking about giving it a try, leave your brows alone for at least 3 weeks before your appointment and make sure it’s 2-3 days before you jet off.

Finishing touches like a deluxe pedicure (we include an amazing warm paraffin wax treatment) to revive dry, scaly feet and a Shellac manicure which gives high-gloss shine for up to 14 days, are both brilliant too. I also love LVL lashes. The treatment straightens rather than curls eyelashes to give you a fab wide-awake appeal that’s completely natural and lasts for up to 6 weeks.

If you’re considering a spray tan (and you should), we use an amazing one at our Hanover Street salon called White to Brown. It contains a special pigment which takes away any orangey-ness and develops to a gorgeous golden natural colour, so you can look sun-kissed the safe way. Bon Voyage!

For more information on any of the treatments mentioned please call our salons on 0131 477 3535 or 0131 225 7009 for a free consultation

Fiona Fowley of zen

Fiona Fowley - Founder and Director of Zen Lifestyle

Fiona Fowley is the beauty expert and entrepreneur behind the Zen Lifestyle salons. Originally a beauty therapist, Fiona realised there was a gap in the market to create a unique kind of customer experience in the UK beauty and spa industry. She created Zen Lifestyle to provide discerning clients with an exceptionally high standard of therapies in luxurious, beautifully designed surroundings. she has led the business to 18 national beauty awards, as well as being voted UK Salon of the Year 5 times.