Beauty from top to toe at Lashious
Perhaps it’s because of this year’s ‘Great British Summer’ – our weather seems to be in a constant change of flux leaving us not knowing what to wear and with often less than perfect hair. Perhaps it’s because of nationwide austerity measures that have made us think more carefully about what we really want to spend our hard-earned money on. Either way, there is one industry that seems to be booming and that’s the beauty industry. I have noticed a sweep of new beauty salons opening across Sussex, each offering the latest skincare and treatments, not least Lashious, which has been quietly making waves in central Brighton since December last year. We went along for a few treatments to find out why everyone loves Lashious.
They say a treatment is only as good as the therapist who conducts it. You can have the best products in the world, but if they’re administered by someone who’s poorly trained, or lacklustre in their efforts, you won’t feel or see their benefits. Fortunately, this is absolutely not the case at Lashious. With a strong team who clearly get on well, the air of professionalism is apparent as soon as you walk through the door. A haven of calm, the walls are predominantly white, barring the identifiable, pink Lashious logo that pops up from time to time, and row upon row of gorgeous nail varnishes sitting in front of the excellent nail technicians on hand to apply them in every colour imaginable.
Excited for my indulgent, hour-long, Dermalogica AGE Smart facial, I was introduced to my allocated beauty therapist and sensed immediately the air of someone who knows exactly what they’re doing, which is so reassuring; especially when it’s your face in question! Having filled out a form to assess if the planned Dermalogica products were suitable for my skin type, she then explained to me what the benefits of the AGE Smart facial I had opted for were, and how effective the facial is in kick starting a long-term, anti-ageing skincare regime, the Dermalogica products for which can all be bought at Lashious.
My colleague, Lisa, opted for gel nails and a brow tint when she visited. A steal at just £20 for nails and £10 for brows as part of the salon’s summer offer. “The fact that the professional therapists do not use drills is a huge plus for me, as it means no damage to my sometimes weak nails,” Lisa told me. “Also, the range of colours available is bang on trend with some really beautiful pastel and bright summer hues available, and the complimentary glass of Prosecco made me feel utterly spoilt while being pampered. My nails remained chip free until my next appointment three weeks later and really kept their shine.”
“I’ve never had an eyebrow tint before, so when it was applied by the therapist, I was a little worried as it looked dark and thick,” Lisa added. “My therapist assured me they wouldn’t look so severe when she removed the dye though, so I sat back and relaxed in the comfy treatment chair for fifteen minutes. When the dye was removed, I was really pleased with the result – no patches that I normally have to fill in with kohl pencil and another timesaver for my beauty routine in the morning. My eyebrows looked defined and lasted for an entire month, which is more than worth the cost of the treatment.”
They say the proof is in the pudding and it certainly is where beauty treatments at Lashious are concerned; another happy customer, I left without blotches and didn’t suffer any post-treatment breakouts either, which is down to the skill of their therapists and the quality of the products used.
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