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Champs-Elysées

The gift of luxury pampering: five gifts from Champs-Elysées for the lady in your life

Win your precious mum a stunning Argyle Pink and White Diamond pendant from Partridge Jewellers, valued at $1,200!
Show much you care by giving her the gift of luxurious relaxation and exquisite pampering. Whisk her away from the pressures of every-day life, and treat her to an experience dedicated to making her feel loved, treasured and truly special.

Champs-Elysées

All Champs-Elysées Luxury Gift Vouchers purchased over $100 before 11th May will go in to the draw to win this beautiful piece of jewellery! The diamond pendant features the letter ‘M’ for Mum so Champs-Elysées Day Spa has created a range of luxurious Mother’s Day gift packages to suit every type of Mum:

For busy mums

Power Pamper Package ($199) – a pampering experience that fits all of her essential body and beauty treatments into 75 minutes! The Power Pamper Package includes a Neck & Shoulder Massage, Hauté Couture Facial, Gel Peptide Mask, Brow Sculpt, Brow Tint, Head & Scalp Massage plus a File & Polish (choose fingers or toes).

For mums with expensive taste

Matis Kaviar Facial ($210) – the ultimate in luxury rejuvenating facials, featuring Activ’ Kaviar Pearls, with caviar extract, rich in proteins to boost, energise and deeply nourish the skin, combined with amino essential acids to revitalise cellular renewal. This glorious 75 minute facial effectively works to plump and firm the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and refined and looking wonderfully luminous. Also included is a luxurious arm exfoliation and massage.

For mums dreaming of a tropical getaway

Tropical Island Bliss ($245) – a 2 hour luxury experience all about beauty and pure relaxation and is designed to deeply nourish and pamper your body from head to toe. Featuring Pure Fiji’s deliciously zesty infusion of Coconut & Lime Blossom, this luxury pamper package includes an Exfoliating Body Polish, a relaxing Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage enhanced with placement of hot stones and a luxurious Tropical Island Bliss Facial.

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For mums who love to indulge

Pure Indulgence Luxury Body Spa ($325) – an experience of relaxation, well-being and pure indulgence. This half day of pampering starts with an invigorating full body exfoliation, followed by a body wrap of her choice, (choose from Relax, Slim or Anti-ageing). While she is cocooned in the body wrap, she will be pampered with a luxurious foot scrub & massage or a heavenly head & scalp massage, followed by a glorious full body massage.

For mums who deserve the ultimate in luxury

The Champs-Elysées Diamond Club ($1,990): An exclusive 12-month membership, giving her the perfect excuse to make some precious time for pampering herself every month while enhancing beauty, health and wellbeing. It includes:
• Monthly one-hour Champs-Elysées Diamond Club Facial
• Monthly 30-minute beauty treatment of your choice
• Luxury Spa Party for her and two friends
• 10 percent discount on all additional spa services and retail purchases
• Exclusive invitation to Champs-Elysées Diamond Club events.

To purchase a Champs-Elysées Luxury Gift Voucher, please visit the Merivale Day Spa, order online at www.champs-eysees.co.nz, or phone 03-365 3630 and a beautifully packaged gift voucher will be sent directly to you or your precious mum.
Mention Metropol when booking to enter the draw to win a stunning diamond ‘M’ pendant from Partridge Jewellers.

Nial polish

New nails: what’s trending this season

From muted metallics, to single stripes, we’ve hunted out the must-have nail trends straight from the runways.

Nial polish

Cleverly applied ombre polishes have been a big hit on the catwalks this season, seen at Tom Ford in a combination of black and glitter. It was more metallics at Michael Costello, with rose gold ombre created using three Essie polishes.
Stripes have been a big hit everywhere, but different every time. At Tibi a nude manicure was upgraded with black diagonal stripes across both index fingers, at 3.1 Phillip Lim it was one single horizontal line on the ring finger, at Kate Spade it was single vertical line on the index and, at Area NYC, Swarovski crystals made vertical lines running down each nail.
The French manicure too has had a 2018 upgrade, with a stripe of green at Alice + Olivia and a check French look for Opening Ceremony.

La Bella Nails & Lashes

A sensory surprise: La Bella Nails & Lashes is a beauty haven

When stepping into La Bella Nails & Lashes in Papanui, the serene oasis is a sensory surprise. Embellished in oak wood and neutral hues, the salon has been operated by Bella Tran and her five professional therapists for eight months.

La Bella Nails & Lashes

Using superior natural products, the menu is affordable and divine – from perfectly applied nail polish for $15, to a 75-minute ‘Escape to Heaven’ package for $85. There’s amazing silken eyelash extensions and waxing treatments.
It is Canterbury’s only professional salon that’s trained and authorised for the popular SNS nail system, which melds gel and acrylic qualities in more than 350 powder-coated shades. “It can last up-to three weeks; the Vitamin E and calcium help nails grow beautifully strong,” Bella says.
She suggests bridal groups have their nails done a couple of days before the wedding.
Gift vouchers will make Mother’s Day bliss. Mothers and daughters often recline side by side for pedicures on what Bella likens to beach beds by the pool with adjustable lumbar support. Little princesses can have their nails done and, for men, MAN-icures and sport pedicures.
Bella takes hygiene very seriously, using a medical-grade autoclave sterilisation system. Also avoiding nasty chemicals and using organic where possible is imperative, such as the organic mandarin and mango rich moisture crème and the famed Butter London nail-polish.
“From the bottom of my heart, I can say making my clients truly happy is the most important part of my business.”
Conveniently open from Tuesday-Sunday 12A Main North Road (parking around the back), phone 03-352 9789, or booking online is easy at
www.labella.co.nz.

Caci Clinic

A healthy glow: getting your skin perfect for the big day with Caci Clinic

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! You’ve been planning since the proposal, now it’s time to start working towards healthy glowing skin for the big day.

Caci Clinic
The team at Caci suggests beginning your pre-wedding regime six months prior. Start with a free consultation at a Caci clinic, where the team can recommend the best options for your skin.
Treatments suggested may include microdermabrasion for uneven skin texture, photo rejuvenation for redness and dark spots or sun damage, micro needling for scarring, or appearance medicine for lines and wrinkles.
In your final week, have one final treatment, but be wary of anything new and stick to a treatment you’ve found most beneficial.
Then there’s the big day – make sure to get at least eight hours sleep and follow your normal skincare regime. Leave the rest up to your makeup artist and enjoy your day!
Book your free consultation at Caci today, 0800 458 458 or visit www.caci.co.nz.
Caci clinic: Merivale, Riccarton, Rolleston and Sydenham.

Colour & styling by Carla Thompson H&B hair art & beauty.

An autumnal shake up: transforming your hair with Carla and the team at Hair Art & Beauty

Planning a hair shake-up? Need some inspiration from professionals around the world? H&B has been taking notes on the colour trends for autumn 2018 and is ready to help you transform your locks!

Colour & styling  by Carla Thompson H&B hair art & beauty.
Colour & styling by Carla Thompson H&B hair art & beauty.

With leaves changing and temperatures dropping, red and copper-based colours are making their comeback. The latest autumn trends point towards burgundy and purple-based reds being the must-have. With Pantone’s Colour of the Year being announced as Ultraviolet, many homages to this within the hair industry have been seen already. A dash of purple in a red or brown colour can give a striking result.
With moisture in the air, cold temperatures creeping in and heaters blasting in the office, you may feel a little lacklustre. The Keratin Blowout is an essential treatment for anyone struggling with frizz, fluff, or unmanageable hair. It leaves your hair significantly smoother for up to eight weeks, making blow-drying and flat-ironing a breeze. If done immediately following a colour service, Keratin Blowout will lock in your colour, helping it to look fresh for longer.
Along with its superstar stylists, H&B has beauticians armed with the best and brightest technology. The new Ultraceuticals Sonophoresis service is the perfect add-on to a facial. Using ultrasonic vibrations, it allows your skin to absorb the products used in your facial more efficiently. Pop into H&B now to get a glimpse of the day spa progress – opening this year!
If you would like to make a consultation appointment with a stylist or beautician, contact Hair Art & Beauty on 03-381 8939,
info@hairart.co.nz, or book online at hairart.co.nz.

TAD Design

Pegasus Town fashionable favourite: TAD Design’s hidden treasures include a beautician called Suzie and a hairdresser by the name of Maddie

Located in Pegasus Town, TAD Design’s striking concept store is worthy to be snapped by any Instagram user as it brings together fashion and beauty services in an inviting, relaxing and serene environment.

TAD Design
Beautician Suzie at TAD’s Pegasus store

So far in its mere two-year existence, owners Tracey and Daniel have also opened TAD fashion in Northlands Mall, along with an online store which has drawn a devoted clientele.
“The Pegasus store is a haven where people can come and leave their troubles at the door,” Tracey says.
“Come into a space full of unique pieces from around the world or pamper yourself in the hair salon and beauty room.”
If you can peel your eyes away from the luxurious array of fashion labels which include Mooi, Ministry of Style, One Teaspoon and Stella & Gemma, the store spans to a hidden hair salon and cosy beauty room where you will find hairdresser, Maddie and beautician, Suzie.
Suzie is the latest member of the TAD team and would like to offer clients a facial special – The Signature Facelift. “This facial, suitable for all skin types, has a beautiful blend of Vitamin C and fruit enzymes to energise and detox the face,” Suzie says.
“It helps with hydration, as in winter our skin becomes drier. Vitamin C also helps with collagen production, which helps slow down the signs of aging. This facial is a great way to maintain and replenish your skin, whilst taking some time out for yourself.”
TAD Design in Pegasus Town is offering this facial special for $70 (usually $120) until the end of April, 2018. To make a booking, phone 0800 823 337. Follow TADpegasus on Facebook

Red Beauty

Permanent perfection: Red Beauty have the tools to revolutionise your daily beauty regime

Imagine perfectly designed eyebrows, defined eyes and beautiful lips, without the need to reapply every day. With permanent makeup at Red Beauty, this dream can become a reality, and you can look glamourous any time of the day or night.

Red Beauty
Glenda Hayward, Esther Morrison
Absent: Hayley Birdling

Red Beauty owner Glenda has more than 25 years’ experience in permanent makeup. The ITEC qualified beauty therapist trained in Auckland and Australia – and she is also an expert in a new eyebrow hair stroke tattooing technique. The virtually painless micropigmentation (permanent makeup) procedures are carried out using the latest in European technology.
Natural pigments create a fantastic finish whether you are naturally fair or dark, depending on your desired result. Whether you want a permanent eyeliner, eyebrows, lip liner, pigmentation corrections, or scar improvements, Glenda can make it happen. Permanent cosmetics allow busy people to look their best at all times. It can even camouflage the scars from accidents, burns or surgery, by restoring the natural skin colouring.
The friendly and professional therapists at Red Beauty provide a full range of beauty therapy treatments from facials using Environ products to fight the signs of ageing, to the latest IPL, e-light laser for hair removal, freckles, acne, red veins, pigmentation and skin rejuvenation treatments, as well as teeth whitening and the latest fat freeze body slimming treatment (cryo). Pamper packages and gift vouchers are also available, which make the perfect gift for a loved one.
Call for a free consultation appointment now on 03-385 8600 and why not have a free Environ skin analysis done at the same time?

Face Value

Chin up: reduce your double chin without surgery at Face Value

At last, the long awaited non-surgical approach to reducing double chins has been approved for use in New Zealand and now administered in Christchurch by Face Value Cosmetic Medical Clinic’s Dr Philip Frost.

Face Value

“I am delighted to be one of first doctors in New Zealand trained to offer this treatment,” Dr Frost says. “It has undergone extensive clinical trials and is a safe and effective non-surgical approach to the very common problem of sub-mental fat, or double chin”
Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the fullness in this area just will not go away. Belkyra® is a prescription only medicine which, when injected below the chin, breaks down fat, resulting in a more contoured neck profile and jawline.
The double chin injections feature a product which contains deoxycholic acid, which is found naturally in the body and helps absorb fat in food. The product is injected into the fat in the double chin area and permanently destroys the fat cells by a process known as adipocytolysis. Once the fat cells have been destroyed they cannot accumulate and store fat again.
Imagine your fat cells are balloons and double chin injections are darts. Injecting the product under the chin is like throwing a dart at fat cells. Once they have been popped they cannot be blown up again. Clients need between two and six treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart.
The New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM) recommends this treatment is administered only by doctors, reflecting international best practice.
Contact Face Value to arrange a no obligation consultation or visit www.facevalue.co.nz to find out more.

V for Hair

Going grey gracefully: V for Hair wants to see you looking your best in grey

Beautifully styled grey hair is turning more heads than ever before in a growing trend towards natural beauty – enhanced with a little salon magic.

V for Hair

Master Stylist Vicki O’Fee, of V for Hair and Beauty upstairs in Merivale Mall, says women often start to grey by 35, or even earlier – and many are now loving the look and making the most of the change.
It’s important to choose a shade that suits your skin. The grey colour palette in clothes fashion has never dated, so sultry hues of silver, sand, dove, iris and lilac for hair can also be incredibly feminine and flattering.
Like any change in hair colour or style, it’s a transition, so planning ahead for special occasions is vital. V for Hair and Beauty’s stylists offer a complimentary consultation and may suggest going lighter with a base colour, highlights, age-blend colours to soften obvious lines, or weaving in lowlights for darker hair. Visit www.vforhair.co.nz.

Beauty Progress

Massage magic: a relaxing visit to Beauty Progress

Would you be interested in better health, more relaxation, better circulation, greater flexibility, higher levels of peace of mind, an improved sense of well-being, stress relief and a feeling of being totally revitalised?

Beauty Progress

A visit to Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa for a traditional Thai Massage is designed to re-energise your body, mind and soul.
With three treatment rooms available (including doubles – yes, you can have a massage with your partner) you can enjoy a truly therapeutic experience. One of the most popular treatments for men and women at Beauty Progress is the Thai Therapeutic massage. It concentrates on the relief of specific stress points and muscle tension – perfect for those who suffer from muscle pain.
To celebrate six years of Thai massage at Beauty Progress, and just in time for
Easter, it is offering a special promotion on the
Executive Package. The 90-minute treatment incorporates a 30-minute Reflexology Foot Massage to ease sore and tired feet, plus a divine one-hour full body massage using techniques to deeply massage and release the knots in your muscles. A tension relieving scalp massage is included.
Normally worth more than $200, until 7 April, you can treat yourself and your friend, partner, mother or sister to this 90-minute executive treatment for $109. Don’t miss out on this fabulous deal running for three weeks only. Gift vouchers are also available at the Spa. Phone 0800 379 4315 or visit the website at beautyprogress.co.nz to make your booking.