[The Spa Spy]
The Spa Spy is back with her top five treatments for a guaranteed beach-ready glow from head to toe...
1. Deluxe Pedicure, Agua at The Sanderson
If you’re looking for fabulous beach feet Agua at The Sanderson are offering a Deluxe Neom Organics Pedicure this summer. Choose from an array of sizzling summer paints, from pastels to neoms by luxury nail brand Roccoco. Includes a scrub and dead skin exfoliation, a foot and leg massage and polish & finish.
Spa Spy verdict: Loved this treatment – a thorough scrub and exfoliation, relaxing lavender foot massage in serene surroundings washed down with a glass of champers – bliss!
Cost: £55 for £55 minutes (champagne extra) www.morganshotelgroup.com
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2. The Brazilian Blow Out, Taylor Taylor
For luscious summer locks head to Taylor Taylor for the ‘most effective hair smoothing treatment in the world’. The Keratin Brazilian Blow-Out guarantees smoother, glossier locks that combat the dreaded ‘Monica frizz’ in humid climes.
Spa spy verdict: I tried this treatment 2 months ago and was pretty amazed with the results. You still need to blow dry your hair but with much less effort and no need for flat irons. It completely diminished my humid summer frizz.
Cost: Medium length hair from £225 www.taylortaylorlondon.com
3. Spray Tan by James Read
The ‘go to man for a tan’ James Read now has studios nationwide in Harvey Nichols. Best known for his fab tan menus, and Rosie Huntingdon Whiteleys honey hued tan - an all round natural glow artist.
Spa Spy verdict: I know I’ve recommended James before but he really does create the perfect natural glow – I opted for the ‘weekend tan’ option and left with a perfect, streak free light glow that lasted for around a week.
Cost: from £30, Available Bristol, Dublin, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool www.harveynichols.com
Gisele, Rosie and Rita are beach-ready [Instagram]
4. Leg & Bikini Wax by Bliss
The hottest New York spa brand has teamed up with Elemis day spas - so even more outlets to visit for a their famous ‘pain free’ rose and chamomile Poetic wax.
Spa Spy verdict: The most pain free wax I’ve found. My legs were silky smooth with no noticeable regrowth for two weeks. The only wax I’ve found that actually smells dreamy too!
5. Skinbreeze Facial by Debbie Thomas
A-list skin specialist Debbie Thomas has created an ultra-gentle mini microdermabrasion facial to create a rosy summer glow. The groundbreaking treatment combines orbital microdermabrasion, LED light therapy and O2 infusion resulting in a fresh clear complexion.
Spa Spy verdict: A completely pain free and actually quite relaxing experience. I left with rosy, slightly tightened and lifted skin. A perfect base to gain a summer glow - I’d recommend this treatment a couple of weeks before heading to the sun and ALWAYS use a 30+ SPF.