I will be the first to admit that I find Churchill Square a little chaotic, in fact if I am completely honest at the weekends I tend to avoid entirely – so I was extremely surprised to find a moment of tranquility so close by.
I had popped into Lashious Beauty on Western Road to check the nail bar treatments for a friend and discovered to my delight that they also offer a range of other treatments that you might not expect to find so close to the town centre.
Having had a particularly stressful week, filled with the joys of print deadlines and other delights, I decided I could spare myself an hour and ‘When in Rome’ treat myself to a couple of express treatments. To no great surprise I am not personally a ‘nail’ kinda gal so I opted for an express facial (£25) and a back, neck and shoulder massage (£25).
I was led to the back of the salon to a room with soft lighting and the familiar scents and sounds of panpipes, whale music and essential oils; immediately, I was assured this was a great idea.
The masseuse was friendly and attentive, making sure I was relaxed, comfortable and happy with the pressure of the treatment. I have to admit, I was so deeply relaxed that I was almost asleep by the end of the half hour treatment.
I was delighted that my second treatment was in same room, so when the time came only had to turn over on the massage table. The facial was again extremely relaxing and as I had hoped – when it was over, I felt beautifully re-energised from top to bottom.
She told me they have 17 salons nationwide and while a key focus is of course the nail bar – in which she noted the importance of not using harsh metal drills when doing nail extensions – they also offer a huge variety of beauty treatments from lash extensions and threading right though to teeth whitening, ear piercing and more unusually Henna tattoo art, which is perfect for the summer festivals.
Lashious Beauty Brighton is at 37 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2EB. Tel: 01273 933470. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org