What is Reflexology?

The main benefits of reflexology are that it unblocks energy channels and have a relaxing effect. It can also stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms and help with pain relief.

William Fitzgerald developed the ‘zone theory’ after finding that he could induce numbness and reduce certain symptoms in the body by simply applying pressure to specific points on the hands and mouth.

The zones are throughout the body with the head having five zones on each side. All the zones lie in each finger and thumb and the theory is that energy travels through the zones and these have an energy connection to all organs, muscles, blood supplies, nerve cells and different tissue types. Disturbances in any of your body will affect these zones so by applying pressure on your hands and feet to these zones it will stimulate the flow of energy back through your body to the area that needs it.

The neck which is highly prone to tension could respond well to reflexology. To work on your neck reflex cup one thumb in the other hand so that it is resting between your index and middle fingers. Use your working thumb to walk along the bone of the thumb from the first to the second joint. Make seven small steps along the bones, to represent the seven vertebrae in the neck.

A Reflexology treatment consists of  – you will lie or sit down, remaining fully clothed except for your shoes and socks. The beauty therapist will start by cleaning the feet thoroughly with baby wipes and using a soothing foot lotion work on the whole of both feet.

The beauty therapist will focus on the entire pattern of the reflexology therapy, starting at the toes and working down the foot. The therapist may apply a small amount of oil or powder to help them to work their fingers and thumbs across the reflex points on your feet and they will work on one foot at a time. Firm but gentle pressure is applied to each foot so it does not feel at all ticklish.

Having a specific condition in mind allows the therapist to carefully feel and work the area corresponding to the problem, allowing the nerve pathways and congestion to be released and to promote the relation response for the entire body.





Having your hair coloured can transform the way you feel but we can reassure you that our team are highly skilled colourists and know how to use the best combination of techniques to get the right colour.


All clients need to have a skin test at least 48 hours before their first colour appointment.

We highly recommend booking in for a complimentary colour consultation to ensure you book in for the right service for you and can have the skin test at the same time.

We can also offer tints and highlights which can achieve spectacular results.

Colour prices may vary with different stylists but a rough guide is a full head tint from £55, roots from £45, full head foils from £70, half head foils from £55, t section foils from £45, full head foils with colour from £70, partial foils with colour from £65, and cap colour from £55.

Schwarzkopf has a great article on choosing the right hair colour to suit you.






Enjoy a healthy boost with a free cup of Green Tea while enjoying your treatments at The Hair & Beauty Lounge.

Green Tea comes with such a host of health benefits, that’s why it’s called the ‘wonder herb’ by tea drinkers and medical practitioners alike.

Drinking green tea lowers cancer risk and also inhibits carcinogenic in cigarettes and other compounds when imbibed. Green Tea contains potent antioxidants called polyphenols, which help suppress free radicals. Green tea also stops certain tumors from forming. Green tea lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels and thereby promotes heart health.  Green tea also lowers blood pressure, prevents and fights tooth decay and dental issues, and inhibits different viruses from causing illnesses.


A full manicure with gels is £30 and consists of a hand soak, filing, shaping, and cleaning the nails, hand and forearm massage, application of gel nail, polish at your choice and top coat.

Many people worry about getting gels because they fear their nails won’t be able to breathe, but nails are actually dead to begin with, so they don’t need to breathe! Your nail beds and cuticles are what’s important — they’re made of living tissue and why you need to be careful.

A gel manicure does last longer then a regular manicure depending on which brand you use it can last anything from 2 weeks. At the moment we are using by Pure Nails with ‘Summer Nights’ colours which include Cerise, Neon Cloud, Neon Green, Neon Pink, Orchid and Turquoise.

Booking is essential for a gel nail manicure. Phone 01623 400333….



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This thickening spray does exactly what it says on the tin.

Feel like a queen and look like a superstar. It gives you volume, body and lift that just wont quit.

Its rated thickening factor 3 and rated 8 out of 10.

It also has a nice scent, kind of berryish.

Use at the roots when hair is about dry then finish drying for instant results.

A superb product that gives you massive hair.


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They say that while a number of celebrities have had a dabble with pink hair, none have been brave enough to go bright blue. However, The Telegraph Beauty think it is probably a wig but you can buy a L’Oreal One Day Spray in the same colour from their Colorista range.



What is a fishtail braid? Well instead of a standard French braid, which normally starts near the hairline, you start the fishtail french braid a little further back.

Total Beauty have a step by step guide on how to make a fishtail braid. To begin, gather your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Use a throwaway elastic — one that you can snip away with scissors at the end. Next, split your ponytail evenly into two sections. Unlike the classic plait, a fishtail braid only requires two sections.Use your finger to separate a small section of your hair from the outer edge near the elastic and cross it over to the opposite side (overlapping just like you would if you were doing a standard braid). Re-grip your hair to tighten plait, still holding two sections.  Continue overlapping pieces from both sides of your ponytail, all the way down to your ends. Be sure to pull small sections from underneath to cross over, and try to grab the same size (about a half inch) sections from each side. Once you’ve woven your hair down to the ends, secure the fishtail braid with another elastic. Then, use scissors to carefully cut out the elastic at the base of your ponytail. Finish your fishtail braid by gently tugging on your braid with your fingers to loosen it for an effortless look.

There is an easy to follow video on small section from the other side.  Utube on how to do a fishtail braid.


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