SHINE & GLOW FACIAL

 

SHINE & GLOW FACIAL {REVIEW: CLUB SALON}

Hi, guys! Hope you are doing great. Today, I am going to talk about my experience at the Club Salon where I went out to try one of their skincare treatments. I was looking for a good therapy for my skin as I was facing a lot of problems, one of them being dullness. My face was lacking that inner glow and it was looking really unhealthy. Recently, when I was invited to try one of the facial treatments offered by Club Salon, I readily agreed.

I decided to go for the Sarat Bose Road branch as it was more convenient for me than the other four. I had already an appointment there. It is great to make an appointment before you step in to save time and also you can ask for your preferred staff at the time of appointment. As soon as I reached there I was welcomed by their courteous staff. Then I was requested to make myself comfortable and offered a glass of water which, I felt, was really sweet and comforting.

Then, I was introduced to the beautician, who was supposed to do my facial. She escorted me to the facial room. The room was prim and tidy and was smelling nice. There was dim lights which made the ambience very soothing and relaxing. Now, let me take you through the entire regimen, step-by step.

At first, she examined my face to determine my skin type. She told me that I have a normal skin & my face is a bit tanned. After examining my face, she chose the suitable O3+ products for the facial. She recommended the Shine & Glow Facial.

She first cleansed my face with a cleansing lotion and then applied a de-tanning mask made of Eucalyptus and camphor. The mask has a bit of cooling and burning sensation and also a strong scent. She left the mask on my skin for about 10 minutes and then wiped it off with a wet washcloth.

Now, she applied another mask which, I was told, has a skin whitening property. It was basically a peel-off mask that was also wiped-off after 10-15 minutes.

Next, another mask was applied which had whitening and brightening benefits. After leaving it for 10-15 minutes, she started massaging my face with a massage cream which is mainly made to make your skin glow from the inside.

The massage was really relaxing and rejuvenating that I almost fell asleep. It was quite obvious, from the strokes she used, that she is a very skilled lady and also has a lot of experience. I can’t exactly recall how many minutes she spent on massaging my face but it was definitely 15-20 minutes. After the massage was over, all my fatigue was gone and there was an instant glow to my skin which was so evident.

I really liked the hour-long (probably, more) session. This particular ‘Shine & Glow from Agelock’ facial regime will cost you approximately Rs2,900 which is totally worth spending considering the result it offers.

Club Salon offers various skin and hair solutions from Agelock to Dermalzone customized facials, Anti-Pollution facials to different hair rituals including Smoothing, Strengthening and Reconstructing rituals etc. They also offer bridal makeovers, Airbrush Makeup for Bride & Groom and other customary services like manicure and pedicure, haircut and colour, nail arts etc. They also offer complimentary face mapping skin analysis which is great.

Club Salon has five outlets in Kolkata- New Alipore, Sarat Bose Road, Rash Behari Connector, Garia and Sector- V. You can follow their Facebook page to stay updated with their offers and news. You can also go through their website to look for the services they offer, buy products they use for their services and also to make an appointment.

I hope you found this review helpful and this was the ultimate reason for me to share my experience with you guys. Let me know if you have went to Club Salon before and how was your experience. Until next time, be safe & keep smiling!

Luxury manicure & pedicure

A luxury manicure & pedicure perfect for the summer! {Review: Club Salon}

 The sweltering summers are here and it looks like the inflation has hit the temperature too – it just keeps on rising. Kolkata, being both hot and humid, has turned into one being mass of panting, sweating population who are waiting for the monsoons with as much bated breath as they wait for the Durga Puja.

In these extreme conditions, the invitation from one of Kolkata’s premier salons, Club Salon, to try out their popular Luxury Manicure & Pedicure, came like a breath of fresh air, albeit a fragrant one at that. Club Salon is one of the largest chains of salons in the city with branches in almost every part and a range of services that will leave you spoilt for choice.

 

I chose to visit the New Alipore address and the salon was spacious, classy and very welcoming. The staff was courteous and in no time, I was seated comfortably, ready to experience one of the best manicures & pedicures till date!

 

The Luxury Mani-Pedi started with a chocolate-flavoured Ice Ball immersed in the basins of warm water that gave out chocolate-coloured fizz and worked its magic on my tired hands & feet. The cleansing process followed with a moisturizing Papaya Nectar body wash. Further exfoliation was done with a yummy-smelling Strawberry Kiwi Sugar Scrub which helps in detoxification too. The pampering message session that followed used a Papaya Nectar Body Icing Crème de Corps with Shea Butter extracts that, coupled with the masseur’s expert hand movements, helped me relax and de-stress wonderfully. Once the message was over, I got a thick layer of Chcocolate & Glycerin Mask brushed on to my hands & feet and left for around 5 mins. Once the mask had worked its magic and helped make my limbs smoother & softer, it was washed off with lukewarm water. My happily pampered feet got a spray of refreshing foot mist and after the finishing touch with some bright nail colors, I not only flaunted a pair of happy feet, but happy hands too!

 

The session took almost one & a half hours and it was some time taken out of my hectic schedule when I could really sit back and relax.

I would totally recommend the Luxury Manicure & Pedicure at Club Salon for a refreshing makeover of your hands & feet this summer. The flavours of products they use are yummilicious and perfect for some summer rejuvenation. But, apart from this service, I would also recommend various other haircare & skincare treatments offered by the salon that are a must-try at any of their numerous outlets around the city.

If you are looking for some good haircare services, don’t miss out on their Kerastase Ritual that’s bound to make your hair soft & smooth. You can also go for the Serioxyl from L’Oreal which is a denser and more intense hair treatment. For very damaged hair, opt for the Profibre treatment which is efficient & helpful.

Looking for some effective skincare treatments? Club Salon is the answer to your beauty woes! Be it the Microneedling from O3 Plus or the Shine & Glow from Agelock, the salon’s various skincare services will give your rejuvenated & glowing skin in no time! For pigmentation problems, try out the Meladem treatment that’ll solve all your skin issues.

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Experience shared by:

Anupriya DG (Style Prism)

Bangalore | Kolkata. Blogger | Stylist | Content Writer 

 

 

 

Right Foundation

 

Wondering how to pick the right foundation?

Choosing the right foundation can be one of the trickiest jobs until we give you an overall idea how to go about it. So let’s get started:

You’ve to consider 3 things to decide how to choose foundation shade:-

  1. Skin Type
  2. Shade
  3. Coverage

Starting with the Skin type, the right foundation for your skin would depend on:

1. Normal Skin: – You can use just about any foundation from mineral powder to tinted moisturizer; depending on your required coverage & shade.

2. Dry Skin: – You need the added moisture in your product. The best ones for dry skin are oil-based foundations.Look for words like hydrating & moisturizing while looking for a product for dry skin.

3. Oily Skin:- An oily skin secretes enough oil on its own so use only an oil-free liquid foundation or moisturizers. Use a pressed powder after your liquid foundation to set it right.

4. Aging Skin:- If you notice signs like wrinkles, fine lines & probably a little saggy loose skin, don’t get freaked out and start opting for a heavy coverage foundation. It will just worsen things. Choose a medium coverage product with light reflecting pigments that will make you glow naturally.

5. Acne Prone skin: – Go for ones which have ‘salicylic acid’ listed in their ingredients as this will keep your pores & frequent breakouts at bay & also make sure it is an oil-free product, though it can be powder or liquid.

 

 

Choose your shade by matching the color to your jawline: Since it’s between your face and neck (the two places that the foundation should match), it’s your best bet. If the shades of your face & neck are slightly different, attempt to find the right foundation that’s in between.

 

How to Choose Foundation Shade According to Coverage:

  • Sheer –This is the lightest coverage for those people who want to just even out their skin tone & have a natural look.
  • Medium –These foundations are thicker in consistency and provide some coverage for people with blemishes, discolorations or other minor imperfections.
  • Full– This helps erase severe imperfections such as acne scars. Also it’s the best form of foundation to use for photo shoots or for occasions like wedding etc.

 

Application Tips 

  1. Never apply foundation to un-moisturized skin. If your skin is on the drier side, you’ll also want to exfoliate prior to applying any products.
  2. Warm the foundation in the palm of your hand, and then sweep it across your face and neck using clean fingers, a foundation brush or a beauty blender.
  3. When you’re applying foundation, don’t forget about the spot where your jaw line meets your neck! Make sure your face and neck match by blending the foundation into the top of your neck as well.

 

Fair Skin Versus Healthy Skin

 

 

Fair skin versus healthy skin is a debatable topic as Fair Skin might not be healthy, again healthy skin might not be fair!

Fair skin versus healthy skin basic difference: Fair refers to the color of the skin, and flawless pertains to quality.

A flawless skin means a glowing and youthful skin absent of flaws and imperfections such as large pores, blackheads, dark spots, whiteheads, pimples, acne, moles, lesions, freckles hyperpigmentation, warts, fine lines and wrinkles. You can have a fair skin but with flaws. Simultaneously, your skin can be flawless but has a dark tone.

However, not fair skin versus healthy skin but if you desire having a fair and a flawless skin at the same time, this takes the creams and treatments to a different level. People with medium to dark complexion can achieve a lighter skin tone by resorting to skin bleaching creams and skin whitening. The lesser melanin present in your skin, the lighter your skin becomes. People with darker skin tones must remember that the lightening process is much more tedious and lengthy with them.

Some people desire to have a flawless skin without altering their natural skin color. This can be achieved by trips to the dermatologist’s office, rigorous skin care ritual, adequate sun protection, and for some, lots of facials. You can have a flawless skin whether you are pale as a paper or dark as a charcoal. When you want a flawless skin, you get rid of your skin’s imperfection and not alter the color.

Skin lightening products are amazing because they lighten the imperfections as well. When those skin bleaching creams and treatments finally achieve its goal, and the old layer of skin is removed, a new and definitely lighter layer of your skin is revealed minus the imperfections. Not end of discussion of fair skin versus healthy skin but finally you have gotten what you want: a fair and a flawless skin.

TIPS FOR FLAWLESS SKIN:

  1. Skin type: Is it oily, dry, normal, or combination of either? In order to do this, wash your face, let it dry and leave your face completely untouched for an hour. 
  2. Invest in a cleanser, toner, moisturizer and facial scrub suited to your skin type.
  3. Buy an SPF 15+ sunscreen for daily use.T
  4. Use your face wash every two days.
  5. Wash off your makeup.
  6. Eat properly
  7. Drink plenty of fluids.
  8. Exercise
  9. Sleep

PROFESSIONAL SHAMPOO VS NORMAL SHAMPOO

Professional shampoo vs normal shampoo has a lot of significance, specially for clients who are product specific or have specific concerns for their hair. When hair care professionals works on your hair, they tend to be able to tell what type of hair you have, based on their training and their level of experience working with other clients.

Needless to say, when a professional suggests a shampoo for your specific hair type, chances are that it will be the correct choice. For example, if you have only slightly dry hair that requires a mild shampoo, your hairdresser should be able to recommend the correct formula to meet the needs of your hair.

Salon formulas are prepared with more expensive ingredients, which is why the amount you pay is such a drastic difference from what you would pay for supermarket shampoo selections. There is no doubt that those salon formulas can pamper the hair quite a bit. Hence this creates an important difference between Professional shampoo vs normal shampoo.

However, if the wrong choice is made for your particular hair type, you may very well have spent a big chunk of money for some unsatisfactory results.The most important factor to consider when selecting any shampoo is if you are purchasing the correct formula for your hair type. Deciding if the end result of a salon formula shampoo is worth the expense is ultimately a personal choice. The best known ones being Loreal Professional range, Kerastase, Profiber range among others.

Whereas in Normal Shampoo,lots of ingredients that are harsh on your hair sound similar to products that are nourishing for your hair.Take for example the common ingredient sodium laureth sulfite, that creates the “safe” sudsing effect in the shampoo.

Many companies have come up with versions of this ingredient that sound very similar but aren’t so great for your hair, such as ammonium laurel sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, or sodium laurel sulfate. These are actually harsh chemicals that strip your hair of natural oils, essentially drying your hair out.

The typical pH of hair ranges from 4.5-5.5 and averages at about 5.0. Salon grade shampoos are tested and have a pH that range from 5 to 7, which is considered neutral. Drug store grade shampoos range greatly from 4-9 on the pH scale. At this point you might as well be washing your hair with baking soda which has a pH of 8.4.

So, how could these products be making my hair so soft? Common client question. The answer? Fillers. Fillers can be anything at all to “take up room” in the shampoo so that it costs the company less money to create the product. Ingredients such as wax and animal fat among many other gross products that leave a build-up on the hair shaft that gives the illusion that your hair is softer when it’s really not.

Hence get your Professional Hair care range & feel what your hair was missing till now!

 

 

 

 

 

POST HOLI CARE

Holi is definitely an colorful festival but it leaves behind a harsh effect on both our skin & hair. So we give you few tips with us you can enjoy this Holi without any guilt. Post Holi care is essential & is important for all age groups.

First lets get started with some easy tips:

Moisturiser :
* Apply a good moisturizer or olive oil to your face, leave it on for 10 mins, take a cotton pad to remove it off and then rinse with cold water.

Condition:
* Use a deep conditioning treatment for your hair. Mix a little hair conditioner with oil, apply it all over your hair and wear a shower cap. Leave it on for 15 mins, rinse off with warm water.

Bleach:
* Use yogurt to remove off the stubborn colour, yogurt has natural bleaching properties, apply natural yogurt on your skin and rinse off.

 

 

Now some very important tips to keep in mind for Post Holi Care:
1. Use liquid soap, applying it very gently on your body. For tough colours, opt for home remedies to deal with it or you can visit a parlour too.

2. Home remedies like applying lemon juice directly on to your skin; curd and sandalwood mixture is great; and you can also make a turmeric and white flour paste, keep it on for 15-20 mins, and then wash it away with non-boiled milk. This mixture can be applied on all areas with colour after making it bit wet with plain water.

3. To clean your face, use olive oil on cotton to remove the Holi colour ‘make-up’, but only after thoroughly washing your face with clean water. Again, opt for home-made scrubs like those using white flour to get rid of the tougher colour stains. You can also use a mild scrub or make a natural sugar scrub.

4. Avoid using exfoliates or bath salts for 48 hours after playing Holi, since your skin will very sensitive.

5. Do not use steam or sauna for the next three days as well, since the body can absorb remaining colour on your skin, as the steam opens up your pores. 

6. Going for a skin facial is a good idea post-Holi, but opt for a medi-facial, which is bleach and steam free and avoids chemicals, that too, only after 48 hours of playing Holi.

Enjoying in this colourful festival is obvious but we have to make sure that the Post Holi Care routine is followed strictly.

Hope you all had a fun and colorful Holi…  

 

 

 

HAIR COLOUR

Hair Colour is a trend cum need in today’s world. It not only helps you look better but definetely increases your confidence. But it is always Hair Colour & Care that should be in one’s mind before taking the leap.

The main advantages of Hair Colour-

Enhance your appearance:

If you are tired of the same old look, you can enhance your appearance by coloring your hair. Lighter hair colour gives you a fresher appearance and makes you look younger; while darker hair makes for a more mature and dramatic look.

Gives your look a New defitnition:

 Whether it is highlights or a full-headed hair colour, this allows your hair for a change of appearance. This change could be as dramatic or as subtle as you want, depending on the color or shade you choose.

Customization:

Temporary hair colour is a bon for women! For instance, you can decide to wear a wild shade in preparation for a night out with friends then wash it off as you prepare for work.

 Taking Care of Coloured Hair:

Now taking care of colored hair is no more a tedious task. Let’s have a look at the most favored tips on how to take care of colored hair.

1. Rinse your Hair with a Protecting Shampoo:

After colouring your hair, always remember to wash your hair with the special “colour protecting” shampoo. This specially created shampoo will not wash away the colour and will help the colour molecules to set in better. Rinse the colour thoroughly using cold water. Hot water will further damage your hair and take away the shine, making your hair dry. So remember to keep it cool.

2. Condition with a Color Protecting Conditioner:

A good conditioner is very important to maintain the moisture balance in your hair. Since your hair has been treated with chemicals like ammonia, therefore always use a “colour protecting conditioner”. This will nourish it and provide its natural shine and lustre.

3.Deep Conditioning:

Go back to the old and famous condition method of using hot oils. Use olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil to deep condition your hair.

4.Spa Treatment:

Take Hair Spas regularly, or hair packs from professional salons.

5.Conserve Your Colour:

For your colour to last longer, always use leave in conditioners after washing your hair. If possible, wear a hat or a hair sunblock spray while going out in the sun.

6.Avoid Blow Drying:

Avoid the use of blow dryer and let your hair dry naturally. If you have to use, then switch to cool setting to dry your hair.

7.Swim with Caution:

Chlorine is very harmful for coloured hair. It can alter the actual colour of your hair. So avoid setting into the pool just after colouring your hair. And if you do, always wear a swimming cap before you step in.

8.Touch Up Trick:

If you need touch ups, do it every 3 to 4 weeks. For a near-perfect touch up, always use the colour mixture and apply it using a cotton ball dipped in colour mixture or use a brush. Follow the same rinsing process with cold water as before to avoid damage.

Manicure & Pedicure

Taking care of your feet & hands becomes extremely important, as our face and hands age very quickly unlike the other parts of the body. Everyday we meet several people and we are judged by them according to the way we dress, groom and maintain ourselves. Most importantly our face & hands get noticed, so being in the cycle of regular manicure & pedicure is crucial in today’s world.
Manicure and pedicure not only gives neat and clean hands and feet but it also prevents them from chipping and cracking. The cuticles are applied creams and oils to keep them soft and healthy. During our daily household chores nails get interacted with water which tend to make nails chip or crack. Hand massage through manicure protects the nails from this chipping and cracking.
Regardless of the reason for the beauty treatment, a manicure forces you to take some time for yourself. Nail biters may benefit from a manicure as well, as they may be less inclined, or refrain from biting if they’re looking at their beautiful nails, perfectly polished. Regardless of your excellent health, a manicure program can continue to support your healthy lifestyle. Regularly scheduling manicures will ensure you are free of hangnails, broken skin, dry cuticles, and split fingernails. Any one of these can lead to infection, which can be quite painful and possibily hamper the use of your hands.
Painted toe nails are in abundance in summer months, being shown off in the latest sandals or on the beach. Yet current beauty trends are all about maintenance and grooming, so there are many reasons to keep up with a pedicure habit throughout the winter.
A really great pedicure is not just about painting nails, so it is important to seek out a comprehensive treatment when organizing a regular slot.
  • The best type of pedicure provides a balance between relaxation and manicuring and should leave you feeling tranquil.
  • The nail polish part of the treatment should stand up to at least two to three weeks of wear and ideally only need to be removed when it grows out, rather than when it chips.

Benefits of Manicure and Pedicure:
  1. Helps in remov ing the tan and sun burns on hands and feet .
  2. Cleans and makes your nails look healthy and beautiful .
  3. Keeps the skin hydrated . Exfoliates the dead skin and gives your nails good shape .
  4. Relieves stress through massage and you get relieved from pain .
  5. Improves blood circulation and skin health .
  6. Hands appear to be more soft, delicate , clean and your hands and feet appear much attractive .

Kerastase Therapiste

Kerastase Therapiste is the 1st renewal care to give your hair a second life.

The hair fibre is instantly and deeply repaired regaining strength and elasticity.

125% improvement in hair resistance and split end reduces by 76%.This is mainly for very

damaged and over- processed hair to reconstruct it and can be used by a age group of 20

years and above.

 KAPs (Keratin Associated Protein), which is the protein signature of hair disappears when the hair is damaged.

Therapiste compensates the missing KAPs of extremely damaged hair.

It reactivates their synthesis along with the regenerating power of a precious sap, Resurrection Plant.

This is our client after the Kerastase treatment :

 

This brand forms part of the professional products division of the multi-national

Paris-based parent company Loreal group.

They have different types of shampoos and different rituals for different hair types.

Kerastase is a Premium brand and is available only in a few premium salons.

People are now shifting to such rituals and feeling the luxury of such an amazing treatment & products, as it is very beneficial for any dry and damaged hair.

People are easily getting damaged hair due to pollution, use of heated tools, harsh shampoos, hair colour among others.

Hence to reconstruct the the hair and help it get back its natural feel, the use of Therapiste can be highly beneficial.

HAIRSTYLES AS PER HAIR TEXTURE

Hairstyles as per hair texture is a vital topic for every individual in today’s world!
In general there are six types of Hair :

 

  1. Fine Hair
  2. Straight hair
  3. Wavy Hair
  4. Coarse Hair
  5. Frizzy Hair
  6. Curly Hair
Now, it depends on the type of hairstyle you have that makes the difference. Generally these are the few styles suggested for the different types of hair:

 

  1. For Fine Hair- It is best to have your hair cut in layers. Also side bangs are a big Yes. This is the same for Coarse or Straight hair.
  2. For Curly Hair- For Curly hair it is good to have long hair. Also a good conditioning or taming product for the curls is must.
  1. For Frizzy Hair- The best hairstyle for this hair type would be a Blunt Cut or shallow layers. Also what is important is to manage the hair by taking SPAs, using good conditioning products among others. This is suggested for Wavy hair too.
TIPS to take care of all hair types:
1. Taking hot oil head massage
2. Taking SPAs
3. Getting any treatment done, for specific hair problems
4. Getting Ozone followed with hair pack
5. Using good shampoo & conditioners. Ones that are best suited for your hair.