Male Grooming in the 21st Century
Cosmetics have been used for as long and there have been men to use them. It may be surprising but the association between men and makeup has been mentioned in the Old Testament (Ezekiel 23:40), whilst the use of eye shadow was used in Egyptian burials dating back to 10,000 BC.
So what kind of a man are you? A shave, shower & deodorant and out of the door? In the age of selfies, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles, looking good has never been more important and why shouldn’t you. A recent survey in the UK showed a 66% increase in the number of men visiting beauty salons in the last year alone. Although there are sufficient grooming gadgets available that you can use in the privacy of your own home, certain treatments are simply not possible without visiting a salon. Many salons now offer male grooming services and it is no longer unusual for a man to book a facial, manicure, waxing, laser hair removal or even Botox.
At Fresh & Fabulous our professional approach enables us to provide treatments for men, ensuring their comfort whilst making them look and feel their best. After all, there is nothing more charming or attractive as a well-groomed man even if he’s not wearing a white shirt or resembles George Clooney or Tom Cruise!
Fresh Face Facial – 60 min
This is facial that is tailored to suit your skin type and includes a Facial Steam & Extraction (optional) finishing with a mask and product application. Suitable for all skin types.
Pore Refining Enzyme Facial – 60 min
This treatment is perfect for those with blocked pores and congested skin that needs a deep cleanse. An Enzyme peel is applied after a steam cleanse to remove impurities & reduce dilated skin pores followed by a masque & product application.
Environ Cool Peel – 60 min
An innovative approach to peeling achieves incredible results without damaging the skin and which is tailored to your skin. Low strength lactic acid is used to reduce the skin’s pH and trigger the release of growth factors, which helps create tighter, smoother skin. It also destroys bacteria, boosts hydration and removes the build-up of dead skin cells, helping to decongest the surface and smooth its texture. Ideal for clients with lines and wrinkles, uneven texture, problem skin, sun damage and rosacea. The Cool Peel has no downtime and is recommended to be taken as a course of 6, ideally once a week to achieve results.
The Facial Treatments detailed above are just a few selections of what we offer. For a full list of Facial options please see our other sections entitles; Facial, Aesthetic Facials & Medical Aesthetics.
Hands & Feet
Gentleman’s Manicure – 40 min
Hand exfoliation & soak, nails trimmed & shaped, cuticles conditioned & groomed application of conditioning hand cream & finished with a hand massage.
Gentleman’s Pedicure – 45 min
A relaxing and grooming foot and leg treatment. Hard skin is removed, feet are soaked, nails are trimmed & shaped, conditioning foo & heel cream applied finishing with feet and leg massage.
Eyes & Brows
As the suppliers of tinting products differ from salon to salon you will be required to have a Patch Test done at Fresh & Fabulous even if you have previously had tinting treatment done at another salon. The Patch Test MUST be done 24 hours before your treatment appointment. The Patch Test is mandatory, as the chemicals used in lash & brow tints are made up of a mixture of dye materials which require oxidization, to reach the desired colour. As the dye molecules enter the hair shaft it can sometimes produce an allergic reaction.
Please make an appointment – it only takes around 15 minutes (if you’re a new client). The Therapist will complete a consultation card & briefly go through your medical history after which a tiny amount of tint will be placed onto your skin, behind the ear, out of sight and where it cannot stain your clothes. You will be advised what to do after the Patch Test is done and what action to take should you experience any burning, itching or swelling.
You only need to have the Patch Test done once unless there is a change in your circumstance that you think may affect your having the treatment or the salon has changed their product. Please let the Therapist know of any change of circumstance before booking your treatment so that a new patch test can be carried out. Where the salon has changed its product they will inform you and conduct a new Patch Test accordingly.
At Fresh & Fabulous we use Lash Perfect products and have the following colours are available for tinting: Black; Dark Brown; Light Brown & Dove Grey.
Eyelash Tint Only – 20 min
Eyebrow Tint Only- 20 min
Eyelash & Eyebrow Tint Only – 30 min
Tidy Brows (Tint; Wax Shape & Finish) – 30 min
Shape & Tint All (Lash & Brow Tint; Wax Shape & Finish) – 40 min
Many people who use computers complain of eye strain leading to symptoms such as headaches, sore, tired, burning or itchy eyes. Looking at a monitor for a long time can lead to difficulties in focusing, watery eyes, blurred or double vision and sensitivity to light. Although you may not be able to change the amount of time you spend in front of a monitor, there are many ways to reduce eye strain. Taking frequent breaks away from your monitor, having regular eye tests, adjusting your monitor, wearing special glasses, are just some of them.
The eye area is even thinner and has the most fragile skin on the entire face. It does not have sebaceous glands, collagen or elastin fibres, is under the constant strain of 22 muscles in perpetual motion including 10,000 blinks per day. The blood and lymph microcirculation around the eyes slows down with age and tiredness leads to poor vascularisation.
Looking after your eye area is essential as it’s the first thing that shows fatigue. Crow’s feet, baggy or puffy eyes, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the eye are may also be a cause of concern. You need to look after this very delicate area just as you would your face and body, by keeping it hydrated and nourished. Wearing sunglasses that have UV filters (beware of fashionable ones that look good but don’t offer effective UV protection), applying sun protection with an SPF of 30+ and wearing a hat are just some measures you can take to look after your eyes.
Below are just some of the treatments available that you may like to consider. We also have a range of Retail Eye Products for home use. Please ask the Therapist for details.
CACI Eye Revive Treatment – 40 min
The CACI Micro-Current Eye Rollers combined with the Hydro Masque has a cooling effect on tired and fatigued eyes. The Micro-Current will gently tighten and tone sagging muscles around the eye area, whilst the deeply nourishing Hydro Eye Mask is packed full of rejuvenating properties to detoxify and nourish.
CACI Eye Lift Treatment – 40 min
If you’re concerned about ageing, soothing tired puffy eyes, combating dark circles, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and lifting hooded eyes. The Micro-Current delivers tiny electrical impulses that lift and tone focusing on the narrow muscles that support the delicate eye area and aiding lymphatic drainage. To achieve long lasting and effective results, we recommended a course of 10 treatments taken weekly and maintaining it with monthly booster treatments.
Environ Precision Treatment – 30 min
At last, a treatment that addresses two things: your limited time and a specific area of concern. With this treatment you can focus on a particular area such as Frown Lines, Eye Area (lines, crow’s feet, dark circles & bagginess), Nasolabial Lines (smile or laughter lines), Sagging Jowls & Chin, Neck & Décolletage & Hands. However, to achieve long lasting and effective results, weekly treatments are recommended.
This treatment can also be combined with other treatments such as Peels, Facials, CACI Non-Surgical Facial, CACI Eye & CACI Jowl Lift to give your skin a powerful rejuvenating and anti-ageing boost with spectacular results. To achieve long lasting and effective results, we recommended a course of treatments taken weekly until the desired result is achieved and maintaining it with monthly booster treatments.
CACI Eye Revive Treatment – 40 min
The CACI Micro-Current Eye Rollers are filled with CACI Eye Revive Serum whilst the Hydro Masque has a cooling effect on tired and fatigued eyes. The Micro-Current will gently tighten and tone sagging muscles around the eye area, whilst the deeply nourishing Hydro Eye Mask is packed full of rejuvenating properties to detoxify and nourish. To achieve long lasting and effective results, we recommended a course of 10 treatments taken weekly and maintaining it with monthly booster treatments.
CACI Eye Lift Treatment – 40 min
A must-have treatment for anyone concerned with ageing, soothing tired puffy eyes, combating dark circles, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and lifting hooded eyes. The Micro-Current delivers tiny electrical impulses that lift and tone focusing on the narrow muscles that support the delicate eye area and aiding lymphatic drainage. To achieve long lasting and effective results, we recommended a course of 10 treatments taken weekly and maintaining it with monthly booster treatments.
Environ Precision & CACI Eye Lift – 60 min
We’ve combined the Environ Precision Treatment with the CACI Eye Lift to enhance the lifting and firming effect as well as focusing on the whole eye area to tackle crow’s feet, dark circles, bagginess, & drooping eyebrow line. This treatment will give your skin a powerful rejuvenating and anti-ageing boost with spectacular results. To achieve long lasting and effective results, we recommended a course of 10 treatments taken weekly and maintaining it with monthly booster treatments.
Medik8 Eye Peel – 60 min
The only eye peel that offers an ultra-gentle yet effective solution that enhances cell regeneration. Containing carefully selected gentle AHA’s that ensure the peel performs the requisite exfoliation as well as hydrating the skin and alleviating excessive dryness. Specifically designed to the whole of the eye socket area to combat crow’s feet, pigmentation; firming the upper eyelid and fine lines and wrinkles. It is suitable for all skin types and can be done all year round with minimal downtime. To achieve long lasting and effective results, we recommended a course of 6 treatments taken every 6 weeks.
Medik8 Eye Peel + Environ Precision – 90 min
A truly advanced approach that gives spectacular long lasting results whilst combating all the signs of ageing and improving the overall skin tone. After the eye peel and to further aid cell regeneration we use the Environ DF II Machine to treat the whole area. Sonophoresis will aid the active penetration of Medik8 Vitamin C Serums as well as the Environ DFP312 Avance Cream. To achieve long lasting and effective results, we recommended a course of 6 treatments taken every 6 weeks.
If you’re considering a waxing treatment but unsure of what to do beforehand or what to expect during your treatment please read the information below.
-The hair to be waxed should be at least 1 cm for best results. If your hair is longer than this, we recommend trimming your hair prior to your appointment or shaving the area and booking your waxing appointment when it’s grown to a suitable length.
-Hygiene is very important and it’s great if you can shower before an appointment as it is not advisable to have a hot shower immediately afterwards.
-If you’re planning in going on holiday have your wax done at least 24 hours before your departure.
-Wait between 4-6 weeks before your next appointment. As the hair gets weaker your time span between waxes will got longer.
-If you shave you will need to let the hair grow to the height of at least 1 cm before we can wax successfully.
-If it’s your first time please allow for extra time for a full consultation as well as treatment time.
-Exfoliate your skin the day before if you’re having a body waxing treatment. Removal of dead skin ensures that the hair is removed easily and your skin is left feeling smoother.
-Don not moisturise on the day of your waxing treatment as it hampers the wax from fully encompassing the hair for removal from the root.
-After wax avoid wearing tight fitting clothes. Loose fitting, cotton clothing is recommended.
-Avoid swimming in chlorinated water or anything that causes excessive sweating; sauna; hot tubs, sunbeds or sunbathing, 24 hours after treatment
-Your skin will be a little pink afterwards and this is perfectly normal.
-Please leave 3 or 4 weeks before your next wax appointment. All hair grows at different stages so whilst results should be good, it will not be optimum until you’ve had at least 4 waxing treatments.
– Chest Only – 20 min
– Chest & Stomach – 35 min
– Full Back – 35 min
– Half Back – 20 min
– ¾ Leg Wax – 45 min
– ½ Leg Wax – 30 min
– Full Arm – 30 min
– ½ Arm – 20 min
– Underarm – 20 min