Your fingers and toes do more for you during the day than many people give them credit for. Not only do they help you to accomplish vital daily tasks like flossing and wearing peep-toe sandals, but without them conversational gesticulation and tapping your foot to the beat would be impossible. Show some appreciation for your most underrated asset with a spa manicure and pedicure with paraffin wax treatment for R175 at Mark Adrian Hair Design.
After spreading his skills to all and sundry and opening eleven successful Salons, the eponymous Mark Adrian finally decided to settle his talents in one convenient location. The charming Claremont salon has become a firm favourite for those near and far and it’s not only his own high-quality retail range and on-the-ball staff that keep people coming back for more.
If your idea of pampering is leaving the conditioner in your hair for an extra five minutes, the spa treatments at Mark Adrian might rock the foundations of your beauty beliefs. Start with a treatment for your hands and nails, because with the amount of hand-waving that goes on in the average conversation, people are more likely to remember your clapping contraptions than the colour of your eyes. With an exfoliation to kick any clingy dead skin-cells to the curb and leave your hands softer than three-ply, it’s only fair that your cuticles get the same smoothing treatment; though exfoliating your cuticles would be ridiculous, they will be groomed to the kind of neatness that even private-school kids can’t achieve. Once your skin and cuticles are neat and smooth, your nails will be shaped and slicked with a colour polish to give them that pampered, never worked a day in their life sheen. Finish off with a hand massage to leave them feeling the same way and saying that you know something like the back of your hand won’t apply to you anymore, because you won’t even recognise your own five-fingered friends.
Then it’s time to put your dukes down and your tootsies up for a treat that’ll leave your feet feeling better than that moment when you take your shoes off at the end of a long day. After a refreshing and revitalising foot spa to apologise for the shoes that are more like prisons and the hard job of walking all day, your feet are indulged with roughly the same treatment as your hands. Your toenails will be shaped to ensure they’re ready to be shown off in flip-flops come summer and moisturised to keep them soft and supple. Of course, with a paraffin treatment for both your hands and feet, even if your friends exfoliated, buffed and moisturised for months, they wouldn’t be able to achieve the soft-skinned elegance of your hands and feet. Top everything off with a foot massage, and your feet will be happy to walk you wherever you want to go.
Manicured Fact: A day spa in Colombia uses a combination of the dust from recycled bottle-caps and the ink of an albino octopus to create their own version of the paraffin dip which is said to remove liver spots and wrinkles from the hands.