ALL THE GLOSS VOL. 8 ūüí•

July 24, 2022

THE GLOSSY EDIT

‚ÄúEverything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Jenny Han

LET'S HELP YOU GET READY

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

LATHER IT IN

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.

SLAP IT ON

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‚Äźto‚Äźreach 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‚Äźbrimmed 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.

COVER IT OVER

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?

PEEL IT OFF

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.

SUMMER REMINDERS

LET’S TAN….GO

 

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.

  • No UV Exposure or harmful rays
  • Natural & streak-free
  • Lift your spirits
  • Boost your confidence
  • Time-saving and instant
LUSHCIOUS LASHES AND BEAUTIFUL BROWS
 
As summer sets in, the desire to wear make-up fades daily.  The benefit of eyelash extension and perfect brows are endless.  The most significant is the ability to look groomed any time of the day because you constantly have the appearance that you have mascara on.  It saves you time and you will look and feel beautiful.

REFLEXOLOGY NOW AT GLOSS LET YOUR FEET DO THE TALKING

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 ……

MEET CHANTELLE - CHANGING THE WORLD ONE FOOT AT A TIME

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.

IT'S ALL HAPPENING HERE

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.

LAUNCH PREVIEW

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
Summer is designed with a choice of the following:

  • Wash, cut and blow dry
  • A choice of colour or tint (full head)
  • Golden glow facial
  • Bio gel manicure and pedicure
  • Semi-permanent individual eyelash extensions

SUNSHINE
Sunshine is designed with a choice of the following:

  • Bikini wax
  • Bio gel manicure
  • Eyebrow wax and tint
  • Wash & blow dry
  • Back or travel massage
  • Full leg or half leg wax
  • HD Brows
  • Spray tan

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

P.S. WE NEVER GO ON STRIKE

We know there are rail strikes next week, making getting into London difficult.  If you need convincing that a glass of bubbles and some fun on Thursday night is a good idea, then this is it.  Why not use next week as the opportunity to catch up on overdue hair appointments, hook up to our wifi, multi-task and get it all done in one convenient visit.

Queen Elizabeth
1926 - 2022

We will be closed on Monday, the 19th of September, to allow our staff and colleagues to honour Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ii

SPA & BEAUTY SERVICES

Our spa is built by an established and experienced team, delivering treatments that SIMPLY WORK!¬† Our skin specialists work with Environ, one of the world’s leading skin care treatments.¬† Environ products are based mainly on vitamins A, C and E and highly effective antioxidants: this combination delivers perfect results.

We are now offering FREE parking with any set of highlights, tint or beauty treatment over two hours at the Ellice Road car park

facial treatments - Dermalogica, Environ & Temple Spa

All Gloss beauty therapists have undergone specific training with the International Dermal Institute, specialists in their field; they provide a unparalleled level of expertise.

Nouveau lashes, semi-permanent eyelash extensions

Eye treatments

Massage

HD Brows specialist

Hair removal - Lycon hot wax

We offer a complete premium waxing system that is designed to make your waxing treatments easier, virtually pain free. Superb results guaranteed. Lycon wax truly removes hairs as short as 1mm.

Hair removal - standard strip wax

Body tanning

Rejuvenation for your hands & feet

Male treatments

Deposits: Deposits may be required at the time of booking-all treatments and services over the value of £65

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment please let us know before 5pm the day prior to your appointment. Where notice is not given, 50% of your appointment fee will be charged and the account must be settled before any further bookings can be made. Frequent cancellations will result in full advance payments being taken for new bookings.

hair services

Gloss is proud of our technical expertise.  Scroll down to discover the full menu of hair services that we offer.  We specialise in all aspects of colour with Oway.  Our stylists are categorised according to their level of seniority.  This is achieved via a regular training and testing programme and is reflected in our pricing structure.  All prices include a full consultation, refreshments, and the use of carefully selected Oway products and treatments to suit your hair type.
 
We are now offering FREE parking with any treatment over two hours at the Ellice Road car park.

Director

Senior stylist

Hair Up

Junior stylist

Children

Treatments

FULL HEAD COLOUR OPTIONS

HALF HEAD & OTHER COLOUR OPTIONS

Balayage

Balayage also Known as ‚ÄúOmbre ‚Äúcomes from the French word, meaning shading, this technique originated in Paris in the 1970s The shimmering, natural-looking effect creates a natural highlighted look Balayage creates random highlights painted on by hand in a sweeping motion from the root to the tip of the hair which means they grow out without developing a discernible dark root. A‚ÄĚdip- dyed ‚Äúor sun kissed look can be created . This balayage style technique can be adapted to suit any age or style, and is ideal for low maintenance, yet couture colour. You can achieve so many different effects from soft, natural highlights to something strong and individual.

Please ask your Stylist about these Specialist colouring Techniques and Products.

Perming

Gloss Smoothing System

With our Gloss Smoothing System, you will get 100 days of frizz-free, easy to manage, healthy, shiny, smooth hair. With this revolutionary smoothing treatment, you will get amazingly smooth, frizz-free, glossy, easy to manage hair. If you are one of the 86% that suffers from either dry, damaged, frizzy or unruly hair, then this is the solution.

Hair Extensions with Beauty Works

We are an officially registered stockist of Beauty Works hair extensions. We feel the research and development that has gone into Beauty Works is far superior than other products on a market, so ‚Äėexpress your individuality with dimensional colour, length and volume‚Äô.