We ask House Of Evelyn for their fantastic four of post-festive pampering
WHETHER it’s a new year pick-me-up or a post-festivities treat you have in mind, there’s nowhere better to pamper away the stresses of the season than at Manchester’s premier temple of hair and beauty, House of Evelyn. With its pastel pink soft furnishings, fragrant white-and-golden treatment rooms, warm welcome and that sparkling chandelier, you know you’re in for a gorgeous time when you step through the doors of the city-centre salon on Manchester’s Spring Gardens. Even the description of House Of Evelyn is ‘an oasis of elegance and well-being… a celebration of looking and feeling fabulous’.
We are so wanting to channel that level of loveliness right now. There’s only one problem – how in all the winter wonderlands that ever existed are we going to be able to pick between the plethora of amazing treatments that House of Evelyn has to offer? We decided the best thing to do was to seek out the help of the House of Evelyn teamsters, who came up with four of their favourites for body and face…
Everyday stresses and strains simply disappear with Evelyn’s deep tissue massage, which can be tailored to relax, refine, tone or stimulate – whatever you fancy. Using an oil expertly blended by luxury salon brand Decléor from an exquisite elixir of natural essential oils and warmed, the incredibly soothing sensation melts away tension and eases stress to provide you with renewed energy and velvety skin. This costs £40 for 30 minutes, or £65 for one hour 15 minutes, after which you’ll probably be asleep.
Red Island Exfoliating Ritual
Another Decléor creation, this combines massage and exfoliation to treat you to an exotic body treatment. Inspired by the magical island of Madagascar, powdered fruit seeds of orange and apricot are added to spices and essential oils to polish and perfect skin, leaving it in supreme condition. This is followed by a delightfully relaxing massage using warm aromatherapy oils when your therapist can focus on any areas of tension and stress, re-energising and restoring vitality for skin that’s beautifully nourished and exceptionally soft all over. The Ritual is £55 for an hour.
CoolCell is the latest product added to the CooLifting system, a revolutionary registered treatment package that offers a fast, easy, non-surgical way to seeing the benefits usually only possible via an invasive procedure such as a face lift. With highly effective active ingredients, the CoolCell encourages the reduction of the appearance of cellulite, and works as well for men as for women. Also check out the Carita body treatments available at House of Evelyn, also aimed at addressing conditions such as cellulite; from £60.
Baby on Board Face and Body Treatment
One for mums-to-be, relax and let a highly trained therapist safely and gently treat you to a truly nurturing experience. Pregnancy can take its toll on your body but this blissful face and body treatment includes a comforting tummy mask that actively helps reduce the risk of stretchmarks, plus a draining massage to alleviate water retention thus lightening ‘heavy’ legs. Complete with a skin-brightening facial to ensure you look as glowing as you feel, this is safe and nurturing ritual is suitable for pregnancies over 12 weeks and costs £71.50.