In a beautiful, calm oasis on busy Papanui Road, brides and bridal parties can be pampered from tip to toe by the expert team at LaBella Nails and Lashes.
Offering a group booking option for up to 12 people, owner Bella Tran recommends coming in two to three days before the wedding to allow for any touch-up appointments. “We understand it’s a very important day and we want to make it perfect for the bride.” With a strong focus on using organic, vegan and toxin-free products, a lovely range of different manicure and pedicure options are available. LaBella is Canterbury’s only professional salon that’s trained and authorised for the popular SNS nail system, a healthier alternative to acrylic, with 500 powder-coated shades to choose from. “We also have over 200 colours in our gel collection and 200 in standard polish,” Bella says. “Nude is the most popular choice for brides and we have many beautiful shades.”
Two exciting new treatments have recently been added to the list of beauty services – lash lifts and henna brows. Perfect for brides, a lashlift is a popular 45-minute treatment that creates a gorgeous natural curve to open up the eyes, lasting for 6-8 weeks. The treatment is ideal for those with straight lashes or who are allergic to the glue used in lash extensions. The new generation henna brow provides the same effect as eyebrow tattooing and uses 100 percent natural ingredients that also stimulates hair growth – and lasts up to three weeks.
Book online at www.labella.co.nz or phone 03 352 9789.
That owners of Salon Parlour, Susie Chisnall and Becs Taulango are committed to incorporating sustainable ideals to their hair, beauty and nails emporium is immediately apparent as you walk through the door of the striking space, located on the corner of Cranford and Westminster Streets.
Polished concrete floors enhance the effect of the uplifting stud height, natural light is complemented by soothing dark walls, plus the stylish and streamlined cabinetry in plywood can be rearranged or packed down to enable the cleared space to host events. The vibe is welcoming and the atmosphere easy and calm.
“We aim for our clients to be comfortable and totally relax – coming here is almost as much about restoring mental health as a gorgeous hair style and a rejuvenating facial,” Becs says. The fact that their warm and inclusive approach is appreciated is reflected in the broad range of clients returning again and again.
Salon Parlour works as a shared space, where self-employed hair stylists and beauty therapists collaborate and support one-another. “As well as hair styling we offer spray tanning, massage, nail treatments, waxing, hot shaves and facials, and there is always room for more practitioners to join us,” Susie says. With more than thirty years’ experience between them, Susie and Becs are delighted to help stylists and therapists wishing to join the space settle in and establish their business.
Find them at
www.salonparlour.co.nz and for appointments, enquiries about events hosting, or joining the team,
phone 03 355 1108.
Adding to the divine selection of beauty services at Labella Nails & Lashes, new treatments have been introduced – providing clients with a full range of pampering options for the warmer months ahead.
With a focus on superior natural, toxin-free products, Bella Tran opened the unique salon a year ago. Specialising in nails and lashes, waxing treatments are also available, as well as henna brows and lash lifts. One of the new nail treatments on the menu is the ‘Sun Kissed Skin’ pedicure or manicure, which is finished with an organic cacao and coconut nourish oil massage, to achieve a beautiful bronze glow. A gorgeous new product, the coconut and lime massage oil candle, is formulated to melt into a nourishing blend of warm body oil at the perfect temperature. Stepping into the calm, it’s a relaxing oasis from bustling Papanui Road.
The clean, natural oak décor reflects the salon’s dedication to natural products – with no chemical aroma like traditional nail salons. Labella uses only ‘8-free’ nail polishes, such as Butter London, and is Canterbury’s only professional salon with staff trained in the SNS nail system, an amazing acrylic alternative. “This is our most popular treatment,” Bella says. “It lasts up to three weeks, is easier to remove and encourages nail growth rather than damaging them.” Bella takes hygiene very seriously, using a medical-grade autoclave sterilisation system to sanitise tools after each treatment. “This is one of the things I’m very proud of, along with my team, who truly love what they do.”
Phone 03 352 9789 or book online at