Like calculators and unicycles, hands and feet are not only useful for basic mathematics and getting around, they’re also taken for granted and much abused. Show your appreciation and put past wrongs right with a manicure or pedicure with an anti-aging hand or foot mask at La Beauté Endermologie and Wellness for R67.
Many people think your face is the first thing people notice about you. Anybody who’s ever been in a conversation with someone who has to illustrate everything they say and gesticulate wildly will tell you that a person’s hands are far more noticeable. Holding too-hot cups of coffee or patting prickly colleagues on the back are just a few examples of the abuse hands are put through on a daily basis. Feet are shoved into high-heels and patent leather and forced to slap tar while racing for the train. Is it any wonder that these abused appendages stage rebellion in the form of dry, cracked skin and nails more chipped than granny’s everyday china?
An oasis of calm so serene in contrast to the hustle and bustle of everyday life; the tranquil and chic ambience of La Beauté is the perfect place to rest tired mitts and forlorn feet. The highly trained therapists know their way around a set of cuticle clippers and will ensure that you’ll leave their one-stop beauty shop feeling more magical than a unicorn frolicking through a field of finger-biscuits.
Pamper your pedal appendages; make sure they’re sandal-ready even though summer’s still far away and let the therapists at La Beauté put a stop to cracked heels and aching arches. If you’re not a fan of peep-toe heels or barefoot romps, take special care of your clapping-contraptions so that when you’re entertaining friends with shadow puppets, you don’t have to cover your claws with gloves. With hands or feet feeling soft-skinned, smoothed over with nails trimmed, clipped and buffed, the anti-aging mask is basically just the cherry on top of the awesome-sundae. Designed to renew, refresh, revitalise and other fun r-words-that-mean-good-things, the treatment will leave your already fabulous looking feet (or hands) looking like they’ve figured out the secrets of modern time travel.
If the physics involved in turning back the clock are not your strong suit, then maybe just revamping your calcium-rich clipper tips is more your speed. Like the British turn to tea for every situation, when considering gel-nails, the only place to turn is Bio-Sculpture. A light-weight, natural looking cover for the nails that nature gave you, gel-overlays are the perfect way to add a hint of glamour and elegance to any hand.
Whichever you choose, you’ll leave La Beauté with hands and feet feeling more royally pampered than people who refer to themselves as ‘We’ and wear fluffy crowns.
Mani/Pedi Fact: The first manicure was performed simply because there was nothing better to do. Being terrorised by a purposeful possum, two brothers were stuck on the top-rung of a broken ladder in their shed and decided to clip and buff each other’s nails to pass the time.