Sadly, summer is over, and that can also mean that your skin is scaly, your face is showing signs of time in the sun and your hair is parched. So it’s time to refresh, repair and get ready to see in autumn rejuvenated and looking gorgeous. Luckily, London-based luxury hair and beauty spa Aldo Coppola has introduced a bespoke Restore And Repair Spa Therapy treatment package, designed to offer a much-needed boost to kick-start the new autumn/winter season.
The salon, in the heart of South Kensington, is a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of London. My therapist Holly takes me into the womb-like spa treatment rooms downstairs and starts the treatment with a Swiss Body Gommage scrub and moisturise. This involves an intense yet gentle body polishing and exfoliation treatment which banishes dead skin cells and stimulates circulation through all-over body massage.
I then shower off in the en-suite rain-shower before a rich body hydrator is massaged into my body. My skin is left smooth, glowing and soft for days afterwards!
The next treatment is Fusion Mesotherapy, a gentle and non-invasive treatment which gives instant results to fine lines and wrinkles that you may have gained this year through enjoying the sunshine. The machine transmits a topical serum through radio frequency waves to the top layer of the skin around the eyes. Focusing on crow’s feet, wrinkles and dark circles, it increases the skin temperature, stimulating collagen production and skin tightening. The raised temperature also encourages the creams used to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. This treatment is perfect for rejuvenating eyes and skin and has an immediate effect. The treatment is then followed by a soothing shoulder and décolletage massage for ultimate relaxation and tightening. The treatment is so relaxing I almost fall asleep!
Finally, to overhaul tired tresses and de-stress dehydrated locks, the treatment package finishes with a hair consultation to assess the condition of your hair from root to tip, and a bespoke Aldo Coppola hair rehydration and repair treatment.
While seated in a state-of-the-art massage chair, complete with light-therapy hood, a customised henna and deep-conditioning masque is applied, followed by a blend of essential oils to complement the masque and nourish the hair. The whole head is then massaged using a method unique to Aldo Coppola, followed by gentle hair pulling to stimulate growth. Hair is left feeling silky soft and looking noticeably healthier.
It was completed with a fabulous blow-dry by Genaro, who was able to put loads of body and movement into my hair so that I walked out with big, bouncy locks that looked like I had just stepped out of a hair commercial!
The Restore And Repair Spa Therapy treatment at Aldo Coppola, 70 Sloane Avenue, South Kensington, London SW3 3DD, is priced at £195. Call 020 7052 0709.