We can see it on these beautiful long days, and on most days, we can feel it as the sun competes with all the other elements to take charge and shine. We get to spend extra time outside and soak up the much-needed Vitamin D. Everything seems to slow down. The work week feels shorter, getting dressed in the morning is more effortless, and most importantly, we finally take that much-needed holiday. We are here to ensure that you are summer-ready. We’ve got you covered from head to toe with a lineup of special packages, incredible solutions and new treatments that will change your world. With all the sunshine benefits of socialising, being outdoors and soaking it all up, we want to ensure that you live your best summer life. So let’s get out there and soak up the warm sunshine, fresh air and long days. Let’s light the barbeque, eat the ice cream, build sandcastles, see friends and make every day count. Lastly, don’t forget to RSVP to our “Summer Soiree” next week. Spend time meeting the team and testing products, and as a VIP, you get first access to our Limited Summer Survival Kits, which are only available on the night. We can’t wait to see you all and share the summer feels.
Marc & Agnieszka
You know how much we love OWAY, and at Gloss HQ, we are all obsessed with their Sunway Line, designed for beach hair protection. However, as we really want to immerse ourselves in seawater and welcome the warmth of the summer sun on our skin, we need to be mindful of the pitfalls that summer does for the health of our hair by causing oxidative stress and structural damage.
The good news is that you can be prepared with targeted actions and simple beauty recipes developed in the Oway agricosmetic laboratories. The Sunway line designed for beach hair protection consists of sun protection spray for hair, a regenerating shampoo and a nourishing hair mask, perfect for the summer sun routine. Preparing the hair to counteract the salt and sand of the beach and the chlorine of swimming pools and water parks means preserving the hair’s health with a few simple precautions. The protective hair oil sprayed on hair before going outdoors provides an effective shield against the harmful action of UV rays. Simply put one of these sun protection sprays for hair with delicate and fresh citrus notes in your beach bag and continue spraying several times during the day.Once back, the sun routine continues with the regenerating masks. After sun exposure, applying a nourishing hair mask is essential to regenerate the hair shaft, which has been subjected to the multiple stresses of salt, sun and chlorine. This preparation also strengthens the stem’s cuticles thanks to the mask’s specific action for damaged hair. Another reason our obsession grows is that Oway always has a careful selection of elixirs, masks and baths for the hair that will restore our hair to original vitality, shine and tone.
Sunscreen can protect your skin against skin cancer and premature ageing. However, it is also ineffective unless it’s applied correctly. So we caught up with our skin goddess, Agnieszka, for some inside scoop on all things SPF.
How do we choose sunscreen?
If you’re going to be outdoors and spending your time on the beach, you need to choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, water-resistant, and broad-spectrum coverage.
So as we get to the beach, we put it on, and we’re good to go?
No, you need to apply your sunscreen before going outdoors. It takes approximately 15 minutes for your skin to absorb the sunscreen and protect you.
How much do we need to use?
Enough to fully cover your body and ensure that you rub it thoroughly into your skin. Remember your neck, face, ears, and tops of your feet and legs. For hard‐to‐reach areas like your back, ask someone to help you or use a spray sunscreen. If you have thinning hair, apply sunscreen to your scalp or wear a wide‐brimmed hat. To protect your lips, apply a lip balm with a minimum of SPF15.
So we now know we need to put it on before we leave home, and then we’re good to go?
To remain protected outdoors, reapply sunscreen every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating. People who get sunburned usually don’t use enough sunscreen, don’t reapply after sun exposure or use an expired product. Your skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays every time you go outside, even on cloudy days and in the winter. So remember to use sunscreen and incorporate it as an essential part of your daily routine.
What are your go-to products for skin protection?
Environ Sun Care – naturally. The products in this range contain advanced ingredients that work together to provide protection from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays before, during and after exposure.
We are so excited, and we mean the excitement that comes with jumping up and down and smiling like Cheshire cats that got the cream. We are now offering Bio-Gel one-layer application tips. This instantly creates the perfect shape and length for your nails. The “Numero Uno” advantage to this is that there is NO harmful damage to your natural nail.
Gone are the days of glue and harmful acrylic application. This is the most natural way to create 10 nails with consistent length and shape. The design ensures durability and strength, and you no longer have to soak off your gel each time. With this incredible application, you can get away with filling at least 2-3 times before you need to soak it off.
This is the ideal solution for those summer holidays, cocktail evenings and long-stemmed wine glasses held with sophistication and poise. If you still need convincing, click on the link below, and we will show you the choice of over 380 colours. Why would you not?
What is BioRePeel? Firstly it is the ONLY Peel you can do in Summer, with no downtime. BioRePeel C13 is an innovative treatment using patented 2-phase technology. So it provides a bio-stimulating, revitalising & peeling-like effect.
Its rich composition sets BioRePeel Cl3 apart from its competitors. BioRePeel is excellent in anti-ageing because it contains all the essential amino acids and vitamins your skin needs. It also contains 35% TCA ( for the face and neck) and 50% TCA ( for the body), and GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid), which is a muscle relaxant and thereby reduces wrinkles.
As a result, the combination of active components allows it to effectively prevent skin ageing. Also, it decreases damage from UV light, pigmentation or Acne. The essence of the treatment lies within its mild exfoliation. In addition, the powerful stimulation of biosynthetic processes restores the skin’s structure.
The Peel is a none peeling peel meaning there’s minimal downtime. Excellent for that brighter, tighter look. We highly recommend that you book your free consultation and ensure that this is the right Peel for your skin and that you will have the desired outcome.
It’s time to refresh your body with that gorgeous, golden glow that shouts beachside cocktails, late-night sky bars and lazy days at the pool. It takes one visit, and you will be perfectly bronzed in a colour that highlights your natural contours and flawless beauty. The benefits are also no-brainers.
We are excited to announce that we are adding a powerful, intuitive treatment to our Spa menu. Your feet can’t wait, and neither can we. Meet Chantelle, our qualified reflexologist and Reiki master.
Reflexology is an exceptionally gentle & relaxing yet powerful form of therapy which engages with the most profound innate healing forces of the body, mind and spirit.
Reflexology is a non-evasive calming treatment that can bring relief from acute and chronic conditions; it assists your body in releasing the tension, reduces stress, improves your mood, aid sleep and boosts immunity. Reflexology brings balance and free-flowing Qi energy to the body and nervous system by removing any physical or emotional blockages, thus promoting total-wellbeing. In addition, it stimulates the circulation and lymphatic system, improving the elimination of waste products and toxins. As a result, hormones are brought into a state of equilibrium, pain can be reduced, and stress simply fades away.
All reflexology treatments are immersed with Reiki and healing intentions. You will be relaxed by having your feet cleansed with hot towels, and your feet will receive a welcoming massage. This is followed by a complete reflexology treatment. Treating the body holistically by using finger and thumb pressure techniques on your feet and lower legs which mirror your body’s structure, organs and glands, instigating healing. This encourages the body’s systems to work effectively as one, leaving you in a deep state of tranquillity. Any areas of the body that are found to be out of balance can be discussed, and a course of action and aftercare advice will be given. Click on the link and book your appointment with Chantelle at Gloss, Monday – Wednesday.
Walk-in and float out ……
Tell us a little about you?
My name is Chantelle. I am a mother of two beautiful girls aged 12 and 10, and I have lived in Oxted most of my life.
What made you choose this path as your career choice?
I have always had a deep inner calling and desire to help people with their health and healing from a very young age. I have my masters in Reiki, and after seeing the benefits first-hand of Reflexology, I knew I’d found my path. As a result, all my Reflexology treatments are infused with Reiki.
How will a reflexology treatment better our well-being
I believe Reflexology is a magical treatment that benefits you physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I love how this holistic treatment can initiate healing through the whole body inside and out! Reflexology is powerful in that it helps dissipate stress and anxiety. Stress is the main contributor to illnesses, so as Reflexology generates the release of endorphins, your body becomes resilient to adverse emotional effects as a byproduct. It really is the catalyst for total well-being.
What is the most significant outcome you’ve seen when treating a client?
There have been so many positive outcomes! For example, a client suffered excruciating sciatica and feared she might even need surgery. After a course of treatments, she had no pain whatsoever and still doesn’t through regular visits. Seeing positive changes in clients suffering from stress, anxiety, and mental well-being is also extremely rewarding. I have a lot of young clients as well, and it makes me so happy to see that they are taking charge to manage their health and well-being naturally and authentically.
What do you do in your spare time for your own well-being?
I get Reflexology done as I know how beneficial it is for my well-being and to replenish myself so I can give back. I love to swim and practise yoga and daily meditations. I love enjoying delicious food and good wine as life is all about balance, and to lead a whole life, we need to ensure we live authentically and remain true to ourselves.
We love any excuse to quaff some bubbles, mingle with friends and showcase everything Glossy. Sometimes a gentle reminder of everything on offer is a delicious way to step into summer. After all, we are the only Salon and Spa that enables you to get everything done in one place, from the top of your roots to the tips of your toenails. We are launching our incredible Summer Survival kits with over £100 in savings. Goody bags, product discounts, prizes, and so much more. So click on the link below, ensure that you book your spot as space is limited and let’s enjoy some time together.
Create and design your own unique summer survival kit. Launching exclusively at our event on the 22nd of June. Choose the treatments that work for your regime and budget, and you’re set to grasp summer with freshly manicured hands and glowing skin.
Summer is designed with a choice of the following:
Sunshine is designed with a choice of the following: