People react to stress in different ways. Some people eat an entire tray of Christmas cookies before they’re even cool, some start punching hanging bags filled with buckwheat and others toddle down to the closest dark and noisy hall where they exhibit involuntary hip-jerking movements to songs that insist that hips always tell the truth. Indulge in something that will neither jerk your hips or give them a bit of extra padding and save up to 65% on a ladies beauty package or back and shoulder massage with a facial and manicure.
Though Christmas is a season of fun and family and general tom-foolery, the run-up can be one of life’s most stressful times. Whether it’s hauling bags of gifts that weigh more than a large Doberman, the search for a perfect gift that leads to excessive nail-biting or losing the tinsel and ripping your hair out looking for it, Christmas can be bad for your federation of limbs. Luckily, just one step into the tranquil and serene atmosphere of Louisa’s will get you near jelly-legged with relaxation the moment you step in the door.
If you’re going for the Ladies Beauty Package, start from the top and revamp your mutinous mane. Start your session with the staples of styling; a cut and blow-dry. Highly trained in the art of creating couture coifs with ease, leave your mane in the more than qualified hands of Louisa’s stylists and go to your happy-place. With a few experienced flicks of the scissors, they can give you a trim, get rid of split ends or give you the asymmetrical bob you’ve been eyeing in the glossies. Add a new colour, whether it’s black to make your eyes pop or fire-truck red, and a treatment to help repair, moisturise and condition your stressed strands and your newly-tamed tresses will be glossy and healthier than they say an apple a day could make you. Follow up with a few highlights to add some flair and I’ve got enough free time to chill at the beach lift, and you’ll look like don’t even know what stress is. Finish off the mane-makeover with some blow-drying and flat-ironing to ensure your new do looks its best before moving on to a brow and lip wax to ensure your ocular topiaries are as perfectly pruned as your hair and no one congratulates you on your Mo’vember moustache. A mini-manicure and pedicure tops off your treatment, leaving you with nails trimmed, clipped and buffed to the sort of shine seen on new sports cars. Meaning you can wear your flip-flops with pride and look fabulous while you’re wrapping gifts.
Of course, if you’ve managed to get through the year without ripping your hair out or using your nails as chew toys, let the skilled hands of Louisa’s expert therapists take you from fried and frazzled to free, fresh and fired up with a back and shoulder massage. Experts at mollifying even the most mutinous of marble-like muscles and returning them to their former, soft and useable state, they can take back and shoulder strains and have them melting away like butter on a hot sidewalk. A deep-cleanse facial will ensure your expression-maker is fully functional and looking it’s best so you can demonstrate the appropriate surprise and excitement when you’re exchanging gifts on Christmas morning.
Once you’re buffed, polished and pampered, you’ll hate to leave the sanctuary of the chic salon, but once you’re relaxed to melting-point, you’ll be far more ready to face the daily grind and season shopping crowds.Hair-raising Fact: Archaeologists in Nepal recently unearthed a 3000 year old bottle of shampoo. Analysis of the hair-tonic indicates that it contains mostly chips of charred wood, milk and a selection of herbs such as deadly-nightshade now known to be quite poisonous.