Nicol’s Beautique Salon Newsletter February 2018

……Love is in the air!

So here we are in the month of love with Valentine’s Day just a couple of weeks away. In this day and age, the gift of time, relaxation and pampering will really show your special someone just how much you love them…and if you join them too – well, it’s a win win situation! And if Valentine’s Day isn’t for you, why not spoil yourself anyway? You do deserve it after all! Have a great month. We love you all.
Nicol and the team

 

 

 

 

Looking for something special this Valentine’s Day?
Why not plan ahead this year and book your loved one the perfect treat this Valentine’s Day – a treat that you can enjoy together! We’ve come up with a gorgeous package, perfect to say, “I love you!” So take a look at our not to be missed specials this month.

We thought you should get to know a little more about our team at Nicol’s Beautique, so here are a few fun facts about Kasai as she is the newest therapist to the team.
Birthday month – December
Ideal holiday place – Maldives
Favourite takeaway – Indian
Celebrity date – Enrique Iglesias
Favourite animal – Dog
Star sign – Capricorn
Favourite season – Summer

We still have a small selection of Elemis retail products left in store so don’t miss out on our sale and bag yourself 50% off all Elemis skincare products!!!!!!!!!!!

We’re now on Instagram!Stay up to date with the latest news and upcoming events at Nicol’s Beautique! Read the important information and updates regarding Nicol’s Beautique treatments and products. Come follow us on Instagram!

CACI Advanced Non-Surgical Facial introductory special “New year, New you”

Don’t just give your body the work out. Our skin is the body’s biggest organ and often neglected. As we age we should be looking after this organ to keep it in optimum condition and keep us looking younger than our birth age.

Have you thought about a Caci treatment?
This electrical facial delivers tiny microcurrents to the facial muscles, exercising the muscles just like taking your face for a workout at the gym. Microcurrent impulses will lift and tone the facial muscles and neck area, whilst improving skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This gives a more youthful, fresh appearance and glow.This in turn improves skin tone, texture, lines and wrinkles. It also lifts the jowls and the eye area.

Would you like to find out more? Then come in and try it for yourself.  We are offering a demonstration on half of your face for free so you can see for yourself
the difference and should you wish for the other half to be treated, we will do the other half of your face for only £20.
Book your demo today and see for yourself!!!
BONUS: For the first 5 customers that purchase a course we are giving away a free Caci Hydratone Mask treatment on your last course treatment. Worth £25!

Terms and condition apply.
Demo offer only available to new Caci clients.

 

 

 

 

 

Heart of the matter

February is not just about the fluttering of the heart romantically but is also Heart Month both here and across the Atlantic.   The British Heart Foundation have put together a great guide explaining how just 10 minutes can change your life! There’s great advice on how to eat well, exercise well and if you want to cut back on the alcohol or give up smoking – there are excellent downloads specifically for those too!.
Pick up a booklet next time your in the salon.

Tip of the Month:

As you know we LOVE skin care at Nicol’s Beautique.

What Are Peptides & How They Fight The Look Of Wrinkles
Sometimes buzz ingredients in skin care sound like mysterious by-products from a secondary school science experiment. Here’s a question: What are peptides? Now before you pull out your chemistry textbook, we have an easy explanation on these ingredients that are actually naturally occurring.

Here’s your handy cheat sheet on peptides, how they reduces the look of wrinkles and why they work:
What are they?
These naturally-occurring elements are just smaller versions of proteins and, like proteins, they are made out of amino acids .
How do they work?
When we age, we lose collagen (the protein that provides support and elasticity to our skin). When collagen breaks down, it forms peptides that signal the skin to make new collagen. By applying peptides through skin care, we are actually tricking the skin to make more collagen.
Studies on oligopeptides (the type used in Éminence products) have been published in the Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications.
What do they do to your skin?
In stimulating collagen production, peptides promote a more elastic and supple look to skin and increase the youthful appearance of complexion.
How to use them: 
Citrus Lip Balm


Apply this great-smelling treat for just four weeks and natural peptides will make your lips appear more voluptuous and youthful.

 

 

 

 

Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream


Eminence Organics Peptide Illuminating Complex uses botanical peptides derived from hibiscus seeds to stimulate collagen production. Enrich your complexion with this powerful moisturiser and uncover skin that looks firmer and plumped as well as improved in the appearance of wrinkles

 

Eminence Skin care collection available at Nicol’s Beautique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicol’s Beautique Salon Newsletter January 2018

…And A Happy New Year!

So here it is – 2018 a brand new year! If you are a lover of resolutions we hope that one of them is to make more time for yourself this year! Improving your lifestyle is not just about more exercise and less of those treats you love, but actually ensuring you have time to relax, revitalise and restore. From all the team at the Salon, we hope that 2018 is a happy and healthy one and we look forward to pampering you soon.

We hope you had a wonderful festive break and look forward to welcoming you back in 2018.

P.S – Thank you to all our lovely clients who kindly brought in gifts for us all to enjoy. We are munching our way through them. X

We’re now on Instagram!

Stay up to date with the latest news and upcoming events at Nicol’s Beautique! Read the important information and updates regarding Nicol’s Beautique treatments and products. Come follow us on Instagram!

Give yourself some proper R&R this January with our gorgeous New Year offers.

Don’t miss out on our January sale 50% off all Elemis skincare products!!!!!!!!!!!

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU?

What better way to start 2018 than with a Nicol’s Beautique

What do you get?
Detox Body Wrap
Detox Facial
Head Massage
Special price only £58.00
(Worth £116.00)

Head to our book online and go to ‘Special Offers’ to book yours today!

Tip of the month
3 Tips to Relieve Winter Skin With Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator.

Is the cold wintery air sucking the life out of your skin? Frosty temperatures can wreak havoc on your complexion, zapping its moisture and leaving it looking dull.  If you’re struggling with lacklustre skin, try these tips for using Eminence Organics Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator for Face & Body to get back your glow.

REPLENISH YOUR SKIN’S MOISTURE

Exposure to the elements can dry your skin, leaving it thirsty for moisture. Formulated with aloe to hydrate and soothe parched skin, Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator replenishes skins moisture, revealing a softer and calmer looking complexion. Layered underneath the richer Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm, this lightweight moisturiser packs a serious punch, locking in moisture, repairing dry skin and reducing redness caused by dryness.

PROTECT FROM DRYING ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS

Cold temperatures and bitter winds can take a toll on your complexion, leaving your skin looking more frost-bitten than rosy. This winter, use Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator as your secret weapon against the harmful effects of the season. This soothing treatment uses a Natural Repair Complex to fix dry skin, protecting it against environmental stressors and preventing further damage.

KEEP IT COOL….

Or at least lukewarm.  During cold winter months, avoid cranking the heat and exacerbating your skins dryness.  Instead, provide relief with Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator.  Apply to your face and body after a (warm) shower and relax as camphor and menthol generate a cooling sensation that soothes skin suffering from dryness and irritation.

To further protect your skin from the elements, why not shop the complete Repair & Protect Collection available at Nicol’s Beautique.

Nicol’s Beautique Salon Newsletter December 2017

The festive season is fast approaching, get yourself prepared for the madness.

Our favourite time of year has finally arrived! Family get togethers, office parties, reunions with old friends, cosy nights in and wild nights out –  let us help you feel festively fabulous for the Christmas season!

Take the hassle out of getting ready for your Christmas party – relax and let us take care of everything! Take advantage of our December complementary treatments we have in store especially for you!


We would like to welcome Kasia to the team. She has been working a Beauty Therapist for several years now and has joined us to help with our growing business.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for all your support over the past year and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As a thank you, we would like to give you a £5 off voucher to use in January 2018. 

Christmas Opening Hours

Saturday 23rd December 9am – 5pm
Christmas Eve – Closed
Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – Closed
Wednesday 27th December 10am – 5pm
Thursday 28th December 10am – 8pm
Friday 29th December 10am – 7pm
Saturday 30th December 9am – 5pm
New years eve – Closed
New Years Day – Closed
2nd January – Closed
3rd January – Closed

The festive season is fast approaching, get yourself prepared for the madness. Our appointment diary is filling up fast for Christmas so to avoid disappointment book your appointment now !!!

“Christmas shopping made easy”

We have some gorgeous stocking fillers in stock and bespoke handmade silver jewellery by Agapanthus Silver so pop in a take a look around if you’re looking for something individual & personal we’ve go it all figured out!

Give the gift of skincare this Christmas.

Experience Award-Winning Organic Skin Care

Beautifully packaged Starter Sets are the ideal introduction to our award-winning skin care and the perfect gift for the holiday season. Each travel-friendly set includes one-months supply of targeted organic products designed to treat specific skin types and concerns.  Perfect for all skin types. Whether your looking to diminish the visible signs of ageing, erase age spots and hyperpigmentation, reduce skin redness or clear away hormonal breakouts or acne. Eminence skincare is your pathway to naturally healthy skin!

Tip of the Month:

The end of summer means its time to switch up your Eminence Organics skin care routine to autumn.The change in seasons can leave skin feeling dull, dry and dehydrated, so keeping your skin refreshed and replenished is the key to extending your summer glow throughout the autumn season.

THE BEST SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR THE AUTUMN SEASON
To ease the transition from summer to autumn, we’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing your skin care essentials. Here are our recommendations for your autumn skin care routine, chosen from a selection of Eminence Organic Skin Care products hand-picked to revive and replenish your skin all season long.  

STEP 1: CLEANSE
Wash away impurities, slough off surface debris and tighten your skins appearance with Eminence Organics Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser. This multi-action exfoliating cleanser is infused with natural fruit extracts to gently remove dead skin cells and fragrant monoi to deeply hydrate. Natural Retinol Alternative combines with Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells to tighten and lift for a firmer, more youthful-looking complexion.

STEP 2: MASK
Revitalise and detoxify for a natural glow with Eminence Organics Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment. This lightweight gel cream treatment detoxifies and renews skin with the help of melt-in jojoba oil beads and nutrient rich microgreens for a dewy, radiant complexion.  Wear overnight to help prevent water loss or wear during the day as a defense against environmental stressors.

STEP 3: TONE
Energise your complexion with Redcurrant Mattifying Mist. This award winning toner features Eminence Organic Skin Cares exclusive Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex to hydrate, invigorate and promote the look of elasticity. Skin appears mattified, refreshed and perfectly radiant.

STEP 4: TREAT
Treat your skin to this Eminence Organics layering trio. Layer Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum, Marine Flower Peptide Serum and Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil to target the visible signs of ageing. Combined, these premium oils and serums fight the signs of ageing, smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles and deeply hydrate the skin to deliver a firm, plump and lifted appearance.

STEP 5: MOISTURISE
Finish your autumn skin care routine with Eminence Organics Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator for Face & Body, an ideal treatment to calm the skin after exposure to the elements.  Get instant relief by applying this cooling blend of camphor and menthol to leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and youthful.

Nicol’s Beautique Salon Newsletter November 2017

Remember Remember The 5th of November. “Enjoy & Stay Safe”

The clocks have gone back and despite giving us all an extra hour in bed, it is a non too subtle reminder that November is here and that winter has officially arrived. Don’t let the short days and cold weather get you down though. Remember you will always get a warm welcome here at the Salon and we have some firecracker offers to tempt you in from the cold. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

The festive season is fast approaching, get yourself prepared for the madness. Our appointment diary is filling up fast for Christmas so to avoid disappointment book your appointment now !!!

 

New Website

We are pleased to annouce the launch of our new refreshed website! … The updated site includes changes to navigation, with dropdown menus for both mobile and desktop versions. We’ve also improved the structure of our content, so you’ll get more from a quick read. There’s a whole host of smaller but impactful changes, all to make your experience of the Nicol’s Beautique site that much better for you. Be sure to check the News section of our website for updates, blog posts, and salon announcements.

Congratulations to all our Birthday raffle prize draw winners

If you weren’t lucky enough to win we hope you all enjoyed celebrating our birthday last month with us enjoying your glass of prosecco and cupcake.

Thank you for entering the prize draw last month. WE RAISED £279.00 for Cancer Research.

The winners of the weekly lucky dip draw were Jo Parker, Dorris Franklin, Beryl Brown, Sandra Bailie we hope you enjoy using your Elemis skincare gift bag.

Our main prize draw winners are!
1st prize – A Beautique Treatment Packages worth £100
Angela Rudd – no 425
2nd prize – Elemis Skincare Hamper worth £100
Teressa Carter – no 623
3rd Prize – £50 Nicol’s Beautique Gift Voucher
Michelle Foley – no 349

 

Tip of the Month:

Protect Skin as The Cooler Weather Begins

As we head towards autumn and winter, the weather begins to cool and our skin becomes more susceptible to dryness. Harsh winds and cold temperatures are not the only things you need to be aware of. Putting on the heating so you’re nice and cosy isn’t great for your skin either. If you’re searching for ways to protect skin in the winter months, here are a few effective tips for you to try.

Hydrate

Your skin needs moisture all year round, especially in the cooler weather. By hydrating your complexion and body with a nourishing moisturising you’ll soften and smooth your skin, locking in moisture to prevent dehydration. Even if you have oily skin, you need to use a daily moisturiser.

Avoid hot water

Instead of showering or bathing in very hot water, use warm water instead. Very hot water can dehydrate your skin as it removes the natural oils. Ensure you moisturise after bathing as this will help to lock in moisture.

Don’t forget your hands

Your hands can become very dry and cracked in cold weather so wear gloves to protect them. Furthermore, try to wear gloves when participating in chores around the house as this will prevent the skin on your hands from becoming dry and damaged. Using a hydrating hand cream throughout the day will keep your hands soft and smooth.

Ditch makeup wipes

Cleansing wipes tend to contain alcohol which strips the skin of its natural oils, promoting dryness. Instead, use a creamy cleanser or a natural cleanser like coconut oil to replenish moisture and soothe your complexion.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin, especially your lips this will remove dead skin cells, alleviate cracking and help to promote luminosity. After exfoliation, apply a moisturiser or hydrating balm to soften.

Nicol’s Beautique Salon Newsletter October 2017

Fall in love with Autumn

There’s no denying that the temperature has dropped and Autumn is clearly here to stay. Autumn is my favourite time of year. I love seeing the leaves turn colour and pulling out my favourite cozy sweaters and boots. The Autumn season, although picturesque, can play some nasty tricks on your skin with its winds and chilly weather. The good thing about Autumn is the abundance of pumpkins which is the perfect ingredient of the season to reveal glowing new skin. This is why we are featuring everything pumpkin for our “Trick or Treatment” this month.

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Nicol’s Beautique Salon Newsletter September 2017

M A K E – I T – A – S E P T E M B E R – T O – R E M E M B E R!

You’ve survived another summer, treat yourself to a little personal TLC!

You’ve spent the last couple of months running around for your kids, now it’s time to put your feet up and let someone else run around for you.
Back to school – Back to pampering!

Don’t despair if you are suffering from post-holiday blues because we have some sensational specials for you to keep that summer holiday feeling going just that little bit longer. As the kids are back to school, now is the perfect opportunity for you to have some proper R&R. Why not take some time out this month to recharge your batteries and enjoy some proper ‘me-time’? We are here ready and waiting to indulge you. Have a fabulous month!
Check out our back to school specials and book your next appointment today!

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Nicol’s Beautique Salon Newsletter August 2017

We’re Walking on Sunshine

August – the month of sunshine and holidays! Whether you are off on your holidays or not this month, we trust that you get a bit of time to relax in the sun and enjoy the summer breeze. Remember we are here for all your pre and post-holiday preparations, or just for a good old relax and pamper. We are only a phone call away. Happy August all! The Team at Nicol’s Beautique

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Nicol’s Beautique Salon Newsletter July 2017

Summer’s Here!

So, how was the first half of your 2017? We can’t believe how quickly the first 6 months have gone! As summer truly takes hold this July, we have some amazing treats in store – perfect for restoring your soul and getting you in the holiday mood. Whether you are enjoying a staycation this year or heading to distant shores, we wish you a gorgeous month of sunshine and pampering!
The Team at Nicol’s Beautique
The Salon gets very busy this season so to avoid disappointment BOOK early.

If you haven’t already and would like to nominate us for the
Reading Retail awards – The closing date is Monday 10th July 2017

Reading Retail Awards 2017

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