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    Last Minute Summer Treatments

    I'd you're anything like us, you'll be looking at your calendar in disbelief that it's August already. How did it get here so quickly?!

    If the peak summer month has crept up on you, you may find yourself unprepared for your holiday. Here at Koko we're on hand to help with every detail, from making sure your legs are hair free and your lashes are effortlessly gorgeous...

    Hair removal is a necessary evil for many at this time of year, so we're here to help make it as easy and comfortable as possible. Our highly skilled therapists are trained in both strip and hot wax, and will put you at ease when you're in with us. From underarm to Hollywood, we'll make sure you're feeling your best for your trip.
    Prices start from £10

    For some people holidays mean a break from the makeup bag, a welcome break for your skin! However, one thing many people find is that they miss their mascara, they just can't be bothered with the hassle of putting it on! To tackle this issue we offer several different types of eyelash extensions from natural individuals to voluminous clusters to make sure you get the perfect look.
    Not one for extensions? We also offer the LVL lash treatment which enhances your natural lashes, perfect if you still want the definition but plan on jumping round in the pool!
    Prices start from £20

    A great way to add a bit of holiday colour is by having your nails done. We offer everything from regular polish, perfect for anyone who likes to change their mind after a few days, to shellac which is perfect to keep your nails looking fresh for the duration. With a wide range of colours you'll be spoilt for choice & leave with the perfect manicure.
    Did you know we also do nails for your mini me? It's the perfect little pre holiday treat to make them feel all grown up!
    Prices start from £16

    Mini facials
    Stress can really play havoc with our skin, so why not give it a little pick me up before heading away? We offer several 30 minute facials depending on your skin type, such as the Elemis Superfood facial and microdermabrasion. These are the perfect little pamper to give you the holiday glow before you step foot on the plane!
    Prices start from £30

    No holiday? Treat yourself to a pamper day!
    Summer doesn't mean a holiday for everyone, but it can still mean taking some time out for yourself. From a full body massage to deluxe facial, we're here to help you unwind and forget about the stress of everyday life. If you'd like to take some time out in our Zen Den make sure to call our reception team who can guide you through the best treatments for your needs.

    If you'd like to make an appointment you can call us on 01484 605288 or email us at [email protected]


    Caring for your skin this summer

    One thing people don’t realise is that your skin routine should change with the season. The products you use when its 5 degrees outside should differ to when its 20, plus a change is always healthy for your skin too!

    In summer out skincare routines should focus around lighter products and higher SPF, as well as targeting sun-related issues such as pigmentation. So what exactly should we be swapping to?

    Do a thorough cleanse
    Most people prefer to use a gentler & more hydrating cleanser in winter to keep their skin from becoming dry during the colder months. Summer is the best time to pull your foaming cleanser back out and give your skin a deeper clean. The Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash (£29) is perfect for this time of year as it is still gentle on the skin but still works at removing all the product buildup. It’s also important to remember the double cleanse to make sure there are no products or grease left on your face from the day!

    Up your SPF
    While we should be wearing SPF all year round, it is important to use a higher factor during the summer months. If you normally count on your everyday moisturiser to provide SPF, make sure to also introduce a facial specific SPF to ensure you’re covered from the suns stronger rays. The Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF 30 (£46) is a great product to add on top of your moisturiser as it is the perfect base for makeup!

    Lighter layers
    Now is the time to put your thick overnight cream back in storage and reach for your lighter products! Using thicker products at this time of year can leave your skin greasy and lead to blocked pores, so make sure to use a thinner moisturiser such as PRODUCT. If you find your skin still needs the extra hydration reach for serums and use thin layers of each product. Elemis now offer face mists such as the Suprefood Kefir-Tea Mist to help hydrate the skin whilst also being refreshing in the heat!

    Target sun related issues
    If you are someone who struggles with pigmentation it is always going to get worse in summer, so it is a good time to reach for the targeted products to help your skin. Daily use will reduce the pigmentation as much as it can, so its better to help it while the sun is out! Using the Dynamic Resurfacing range from Elemis (starting at £32.50) is the perfect way to help combat pigmentation & uneven skin tone.

    We know not everyones skin is the same, so why not pop down to the spa for a facial where our therapists can have a good look at your skin and make recommendations specific for you?

    We are also available on 01484 605288 or you can email us at [email protected]


    Are you summer body ready?

    June seems to have come around in the blink of an eye, which of course signals the beginning of summer. If you’ve been caught up by this time of year approaching (we certainly have!) you may be feeling a little weary to step into those shorts & bikinis, and although we know confidence is an inside job, sometimes a little pamper can really give us a boost. Here at Koko we offer a number of treatments to help you feel a little more confident this summer, and compliment the work you’re putting in the rest of the week!

    Elemis Targeted Toner - £65
    If cellulite is something making you hide away this summer we have just the treatment for you. The Targeted Toner from Elemis combines massage and a clay mask to help target those stubborn areas. Focusing on the hips, thighs, abdomen and back of arms we start with massage to stimulate the area, followed by a detoxifying clay mask which helps tone the area. This treatment has been clinically proven to rescue the appearance of cellulite after just one treatment, meaning you can walk around in your summer wardrobe with confidence.

    Shrinking Violet - £60
    If you feel like you’re doing everything you can but not seeing the results you wanted, the Shrinking Violet treatment is perfect for you. Designed to help you lose up to 2 inches in just 1 treatment, this compliments a healthy & active lifestyle perfectly.

    Starting with dry body brushing, your therapist will work head to toe to boost your lymphatic drainage system before massaging in the Shrinking Violet lotion. You are then wrapped by the therapist, before being tucked into our heated bed for ultimate relaxation! The lotion stays on for 60 minutes, during this time we offer a mini facial or scalp massage, before leaving you to spend some time relaxing.

    Measurements are taken before and immediately after the treatment (thats right, results are immediate!) to see how much has been lost in the 60 minute session. It is advised to keep the lotion on so it can continue working (this can be left for 72 hours) and give you maximum results.

    This treatment can be bought as a single body treatment, however we also offer packages of 3 or 5 treatments to really help you get the results you are wanting.

    Take it home
    Detoxing treatments do not just have to stay within a spa and with our range of retail you can take the pamper home with you. At Koko we offer the Elemis spa retail items, including the Cellutox Active Body Oil and Targeted Toning Body Moisturiser. These are both items you can use at home to continue care after your treatment with us to achieve optimum results. Why not combine these products with body brushing at home too? One of the main benefits of dry body brushing is that it boosts your lymphatic drainage system which helps your body detoxify, plus it helps remove dead skin cells leaving you with silky smooth skin!

    If you are unsure which treatment - or product - is best for you, our experienced reception team are available to help. Simply call us on 01484 605288 or via email at [email protected]


    Get wedding ready at KoKo

    Spring is always a welcome sight, with the appearance of the sun we finally have time to sit and truly relax for the first time this year. While for some people that marks the start of a truly relaxing spring/summer, for others it marks the start of wedding prep season and the headspace to finally work on our to-do lists!

    During the wedding prep season it can be easy to let organisation take over your schedule, everything to do with flowers, the venue & guests is taking over your mind. But, here at Koko we’re here to remind you that making sure you are ready for the big day is just as important! From frequent facials to last minute colour coding, were here to help you on the lead up to your big day..

    Your wedding day may be one of the biggest photoshoots you’ve ever attended. From getting ready with your bridal party all the way through to dancing under the stars, there will be a camera present. The best way to make sure you’re ready for every snap is by having regular facials and now is the perfect time to start.

    Dermaplaning is a exfoliation treatment that is less harsh than microdermabrasion. Using a small blade, our experienced therapists remove the outer layer of dead skin cells and vellous hair, leaving the skin smooth, supple and vibrant. It is ideal to have a few of these leading up to the big day, and leaves your skin bright and smooth, perfect for makeup application!
    Prices start from £50

    The A-lift treatment is known for helping signs of ageing, but also gives your skin an incredible glow! This treatment uses nano-current technology to re-energise the cells in the face and neck which had immediate effects. This is another one that is perfect to have a couple of times before the wedding to really help plump and brighten your skin, however you will still get results if you can only squeeze one into your schedule!
    Prices start from £30

    Alongside our advanced facials we also offer Elemis facials to target different skin concerns. From brightening to pigmentation, our therapists are on hand to help with any worries to ensure you’re confident in your skin!
    Prices start from £30.

    If you are unsure what facial would be best for you our experienced team are on hand to advise based on your concerns.

    Finishing touches
    As important as the lead up to the big day, it’s important to make sure all of the personal finishing touches are also taken care of. From nails to lashes, it’s these little touches that give you that extra boost of confidence.

    Your wedding day is one of the few times in your life someone will be taking pictures of your hands, so it’s important to make sure your nails look the part! Whether you are wanting just a touch of colour, or something a bit more elaborate, we are on hand to make your vision a reality. Offering both shellac manicures, perfect if you want to ensure you have chip free nails for the whole day, and acrylic extensions we want to make sure we really pamper your hands.
    Prices start from £10

    For big occasions we usually rush for the strip lashes, but with the awkwardness of putting them on, and trying to keep them on all day, they are less than ideal. At Koko we offer 2 different lash types, weekend and express. Weekend lashes are cluster lashes (several individual lashes on one bulb) which last for up to 5 days. These types of lashes can either be used sparingly to create a more natural look, or built up to create a fuller, more dramatic eye. Express lashes are individual lashes which are stuck used throughout your lashes to create a natural look that lasts up to 2 weeks.
    Prices start from £15

    Bridal Parties
    We know planning a wedding can be stressful, and the chance to sit down and have some relaxed time with your bridal party is rare. With several nail stations and treatment rooms we are able to cater for bridal parties looking for their final treatments before the big day. So why not gather everyone together, have a chat and sip on some prosecco while everyone gets their nails done? It’s the perfect way to get everyone ready for the big day and spend some quality time together.

    If you are planning your personal prep for your (or someone you know’s) wedding but just need to take the first step to booking a treatment, why not give our experienced team a call on 01484 605288. We are happy to talk through any queries you have and make sure you are booked for the perfect treatment!

    Our team is also available via email at [email protected]


    Treat Yourself This Easter

    To many people Easter is known as the time for overindulging, but here at Koko we’re saying no more! Instead of spending money here & there on chocolate eggs, why not treat yourself to a treatment and feel really great about yourself. Whether it’s a little pick me up, a reminder of spring, or a luxurious package, we’re here to help you take some time out for yourself this Easter.

    Diamond package
    If chocolate is your thing, but you’re trying to resist eating it, why not go for our Diamond Package. As well as a full body massage we use chocolate in our detoxing facial. The antioxidants in dark chocolate are amazing for our skin and help give it a radiant look whilst helping reduce dark spots and pigmentation. The perfect way to still have chocolate at Easter!

    Shellac mani & pedi
    Easter marks spring for a lot of people, the time of year whether you don’t know if it’s going to be glorious sunshine or rain storms. Getting your nails done is a perfect way to add a little colour to every day, especially with the gorgeous soft pastel shades we have here at Koko. It’s also the perfect time to start getting your feet in shape for summer, you never know how early you’ll be getting the sandals out!

    Back Massage
    If it’s just a little weekend pick me up to treat yourself for getting through the first quarter of the year, a 30 minute back massage is the perfect treat. We will transport you to a place of full relaxation in our Zen Den and work away any stress you have. The best way to spend 30 minutes to yourself!

    If you would like to enquire about any of these treatments, or have any questions, contact us at [email protected] or call us on 01484 605288