Sunday, 15 May 2011

Lush New Products...

I am very excited as this weekend I received my much anticipated floral waters from a highly recommended and recognised source. I purchased a few smaller bottles of each in case my clients wanted to use the product at home! More information is listed below.

1)      Tea Tree Floral Water:                                 

Tea Tree is widely used by beauticians for its anti-bacterial and anti fungal properties. I always use tea tree on clients (unless they choose not to) after their threading treatment. It is also fantastic for skin problems such as acne and blemishes. The use of this product as a toner can clean the skin and kill bacteria in pores; particularly after any hair removal technique as pores are left open and exposed.

1)      Chamomile Floral Water     

Specifically Roman Chamomile is used in making this lovely floral water. Chamomile is widely used in many beauty products because of it gentle soothing effects on skin. Specifically, it is excellent for irritated skin and because of it is so mild, it is excellent for use on babies and young children to clean hands, feet and even bottoms! I tend to use this product on clients (unless they choose not to) to remove make up and clean the skin before a threading treatment.

1)      Rose Water (Floral)   

Most commonly used by Threading specialists because of its ability to sooth irritated and reddened skin. It also hydrates the skin if used as a regular toner. It works by balancing pH levels of the skin and promoting regeneration. It can be used for those who suffer from acne, sunburn and even to treat dry and damaged hair! The best thing of all is that it can be used on all skin types.

So you ask, why this brand, why are you even blogging about this? I’ll tell you why…the company who produce these products and many more are a Surrey based enterprise; who pride themselves in producing premium quality aromatherapy products to therapists, Salons and Spas on a global scale. Their statement was what impressed me the most and priding myself for being able to provide as ‘natural’ a treatment as possible to my clients where even any products I use (including the antibacterial thread) are Natural, Ethical and Holistic!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Spa Therapy

What a lovely weekend it has been; the glorious sun was out once again, the air was warm and fresh. What better way to relax and unwind than a well deserved trip to a Spa!

When my son was born, my in laws decided to treat my husband and I with a gift voucher to the Molton Brown Spa in Bluewater. So, 14 months later, my husband and I finally made it a 'date'!

After a busy morning seeing my own clients, my husband and I made a dash for our own spa treat; with a quick pit stop on the way to drop my son at his grandparents for the afternoon.

When we got there, it was perfect. The ambience and the 'feel' of the place was great. Pre-baby, my husband and I frequently visited Spa's. However after having our son, our priorities changed and we put greater value on spending 'quality weekend time' with him. Needless to say treating ourselves no longer comes at the top of our priority list, so this was was a much needed and deserved treat!

I love Molton Brown products; the quality and range of products are amazing, so I was really curious to see what their Spa had to offer. 10 out of 10 for the Spa itself; who would have thought such a gem of tranquility existed in a Chaotic, Crowded and Busy shopping centre!?

The treatments on offer were enticing; and I felt spoilt for choice! We did however finally make our selections; I chose the Skin Awakening Uplifting Facial (at a hefty £115 for 1.5 hour treatment - oh well - I deserved it!) and my husband the Tension Relief Deep-Tissue Massage (a wholesome £70 for 60minutes).

My long term goal is to open my own Brow Bar; not only offering Threading but also other related and complementary treatments, so I took in my surroundings for inspiration as to what I want my own place to look like one day.

So, things I took away from my few hours at the Spa:
1) Using Room Fragrances and candles - a great touch and I shall be using this for my own clients going forward. I personally would prefer the use of Bach Flower Mist Sprays (which I have for my own personal use) 
2) Heated treatment beds - My own place will boast these one day as they are wonderful!
3) The silence...coupled with soothing music - Although my clients and I enjoy a good chat where possible before, during and sometimes after our appointments, I wonder how many of them would actually prefer the tranquility and music during the treatment - note to self - run a Facebook poll on this!
4) Value for money - My time at the MBSpa was great overall, however we were both not convinced the treatments themselves were good value for money - the treatments are definitely not the cheapest, so I had a very high expectation of my treatment and unfortunately I did not feel it did meet those expectations; this feeling was shared by my husband also - So we were glad for the voucher. So I want to make sure my clients feel like my service and product is 'Good Value for Money'.

What I valued most from my few hours at the Spa this weekend was 'time to myself'; to reflect on my own needs, dreams and aspirations. Being a mum and wife is my number one priority and always will be, but I realised how little time I now get to reflect on my own needs.

I would love to hear what people love and enjoy (aside from a treatment itself) when they visit a Salon, Spa, Mobile/ Home based therapist, so please feel free to share your experiences.  
*Please do not name the places/people etc.

Friday, 6 May 2011

The First Blog

Firstly, welcome to my Blog!

My name is Harshini and I am a home based and mobile Threading professional in the Beckenham/Bromley and surrounding areas. I am a fully qualified 'Threadist' and hold full memberships to the Guild of Beauty Therapists and the Guild of Holistic Therapists.

Although I have been threading since my tender teens and threading for 'clients' and friends alongside a full time career (unrelated to threading), I finally took the plunge following the birth of my son; I gave up my corporate and high pressured career in order to pursue a dream I had been postponing with endless excuses. 

I put together my website and facebook page (please feel free to visit them!) whilst waiting for baby but a good friend recently suggested that I also start a blog to educate people about this fantastic technique and of course my small enterprise.

For those of you, who don't know about the wonderful art of threading:

"It is an ancient method of hair removal originating in Arabia & Asia. It is a very delicate procedure; making it suitable for even the most sensitive skin. The twisting action of the thread traps the hair and lifts it out of the follicle."

Unlike many Threading practitioners, I provide a personalised and friendly service; where my aim is not only to remove unwanted hair; but to assist and advise you going forward. I appreciate that every client is an individual, which is why my service to each and every client is tailor-made and individual. Trust and a strong relationship is what I aim to build with all my clients in the long term and this is what makes my service different to that of others.
It is something you MUST try for yourself and guaranteed you will never go back to anything else!

So, I want my readers to be involved in this blog so welcome your comments, suggestions, requests etc. so please add your comments!

Thank you for taking the time to read my first blog and I hope you will be hungry for more so please subscribe!