August at Esstudio

Blink, and we’ve already passed the half-way mark of 2020! What a crazy year it’s been! While we are all trying our best to adjust to the new “normal”, we can’t forget the importance of a little breather every now and then. Whether it’s a simple cup of tea or a full-blown pamper session, Esstudio has you covered. With your health and safety in mind, we have also updated our measures, in line with current health advice from the Government. Stay tuned, because for the month of August, we have a few little treats to prepare you for the next season!

Staying Covid Safe

The Esstudio team has been closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus situation since the wake of the Pandemic back in March 2020. We have since registered both salons as Certified Covid Safe Businesses and have clear action plans and health measures in place.

We recently updated our salon health measures to match with NSW regulations:

  • The Covid-19 Questionnaire is still required to be filled out prior to booking an appointment. This consists of some short screening questions as well as other information on our measures.
  • Upon arrival, your temperature will be recorded. Between 36°C and 37.2°C is considered a healthy temperature.
  • Hand sanitiser, bins and tissues are located at the front desk and on all tables in the salon. Please sanitise your hands as you enter the salon and whenever you feel the need to, during your appointment.
  • You voted and we heard! Masks are once again required to be worn by both client and staff! Thank you to everyone who voted in the latest Instagram Poll.
  • All tools, product bottles and areas are periodically sanitised and stainless steel beauty tools are autoclaved after each use.
  • All towels, capes, bedding and treatment beds are washed and disinfected after each client.
  • Our magazines and lolly jar are still removed for hygiene reasons, so it would be wise to bring in your own entertainment and snacks!
  • Teas, waters and wines are still flowing in disposables!
  • Areas that are constantly touched (i.e. doorknobs, EFTPOS machines) will be sanitised throughout the day.
  • We encourage you guys to fill out a feedback form post-appointment. This is important as we get to hear what you guys have to say about what we need to work on, and what we are already doing well.

If you still feel unsafe to come into salon, our online shop has a number of home colour kits and all your favourite products, all delivered to your home. Get virtual support from our qualified stylists via zoom! At Esstudio, the ambience and experience of the salon is key.

Get into the Spring Spirit this August!

Who else is sick of this cold, dry (and sometimes rainy) winter?! I know I’m putting my hand up! Spring is upon us and to celebrate, we have some exciting offers to get you feeling fresh and fabulous in time for the warmer weather!

Renew your skin with 20% off Dermalogica Pro Power Peels this month!

Dermalogica has formulated this advanced system to help conquer the effects of ageing on your skin. As we age, our cell turnover rate dramatically slows, making way for unwanted skin issues such as acne, fine lines, wrinkles and hyper pigmentation. A chemical peel gently exfoliates the skin, aiding in the natural cell-turnover process and promoting natural collagen production! Everyone’s skin is different, so each peel is customised and tailored to suit your specific skin type and concerns! Choose from either the 30 min express power peel for a quick but effective treatment, or go for the full hour pro peel, which includes a mask and serum to soothe the skin and a complementary head and neck massage!

Bring a friend and save!

This month, we are celebrating our community. With all that has happened this past year, we have received nothing but support and encouragement from our community. We wouldn’t have made it this far without you guys. To celebrate and say thank you, we have something exciting planned for the month of August!

Bring in your friend/relative/significant other, and you will both receive 15% off your services!

Hurry! Offer is only valid during the month of August 2020!

So, come by and treat yourselves to a few hours of rest and relaxation with Esstudio this August! We all deserve to feel good.

Until next time, Love Esstudio xx

SPOTLIGHT – LA CLINICA GLY C REFINE RANGE

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Okay, so those of you who have read my post on the different types of Alpha Hydroxy Acids already know that I think that Glycolic Acid is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. If you haven’t already read that then I’ll do a quick re-cap for you: It’s a great exfoliant – it works by breaking down the bonds between dead skin cells on the outer-most layer of the skin which contribute to clogged pores and a dull complexion. Long term use can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smooth out an uneven skin tone. And I know that Glycolic Acid makes it sound kind of scary, but it’s derived from sugar cane so it’s completely harm free as long as you use it correctly.

Okay, so now that you understand my reasoning behind why Glycolic Acid is the cat’s pyjamas, let’s talk about the products that you can find it in. Here at Esstudio we obsess over La Clinica’s Gly C Refine range which is a great source of not only Glycolic Acid, but Vitamin C. Vitamin C works wonders for collagen production as well as being an anti-oxidant – what more could you ask for? The range uses certified organic ingredients so you just know that you’re not rubbing any nasties into your skin. The products range from 3% Glycolic Acid to 12% Glycolic Acid, obviously depending on where/how the product should be applied and for how long. The cleanser and moisturisers come in both 5% and 10% options – you start out on the 5% to get your skin accustomed to the Glycolic Acid and then POW! You step it up to the 10% for  extra smoothing, refinement and hydration.

At Esstudio we offer a Gly C Refine Facial which provides the ultimate Glycolic experience. I’m talking about a Double Cleanse, a Micro-Dermabrasion Scrub, another Cleanse, the Gly C Refine Mask, a Glycolic Peel and to top it all off we finish with a Soothing Mask. We also apply some moisturiser and eye cream before you leave. We recommend coming in for one of these treatments when you purchase your Glycolic products to jump start your new skin care routine with a total overhaul and so that you can experience these products being used properly so that you don’t make any silly mistakes like scrubbing to hard.

The whole La Clinica Gly C Refine Retail Range includes:
-Gly C Gentle Facial Cream Cleanser 5%
-Gly C Active Wash Gel 10%
-Gly C Toning Mist 8%
-Gly C Gentle Day Cream 5%
-Gly C Gentle Night Cream 5%
-Gly C Active Day Cream 10%
-Gly C Active Night Cream 10%
-Gly C Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream 3%
-Gly C Micro Dermabrasion Facial Scrub 12%
-Vitamin C Ultra Serum

FAUX GLOW

Spray-Tanning-Sydney

Now, I’m sure that by now you are more than aware that tanning is skin cells in trauma and that skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in Australia. Which is definitely scary but admittedly never stopped me from laying out in the sun for hours on end trying to achieve the perfect bronzed bod.

We all strive for the ultimate golden complexion because we want to look beautiful, right? Well, what if I told you that sun damage is the number one reason for premature ageing in Australia? Don’t believe me? Well get this – I have a friend who is six years older than me; her entire life she has been extremely aware of applying sunblock every day before she leaves the house and again around lunch time. I did not. And now, she looks younger than me. I’m talking about a twenty-four year old woman being asked for ID when entering a pub because she looks sixteen or seventeen. It’s ridiculous.

Not ready to pass up on a tanned bikini body this summer? Don’t stress – spray tans are the easiest (and safest) way to get your glow on! Technology has come a long way in the past few years so you needn’t freak about looking like an oompa-loompa. It’s all about choosing the right base tone for your colouring. If you have a pale complexion, then a product with a green base will give your skin some warmth underneath the brown. If you already have a warm skin tone then you should use a product with a blue or violet base to avoid looking too yellow. Because jaundice is never a good look.

At Esstudio we use Techno Tan for our spray tans – it comes in a wide variety of colours and in both express tans and long-wear 8-hour options. It lasts between 5 and 10 days, depending on your natural colouring and how well you maintain your tan! (Stay tuned for a post on the best ways to get the most wear out of your spray tan)