Freelancer and aspiring journalist from Adelaide. Visual Arts graduate & current journalism student. Fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, art & food. I also write for The Adelaidian // theadelaidian.net/author/georgina-tselekidis
Published March 21st 2016
There's nothing a little TLC can't fix
How can anyone deny the luxury of being pampered for a few hours?. Esteve Beauty offer an extensive array of day spa and beauty services to help you relax and look your absolute best. From massage, manicures, pedicures to body wraps and Microdermabrasion, you'll be sure to find something to suit. This welcoming and intimate beauty parlor is more than just your average salon. This local business provides a more tailored and personal approach to helping their clients and this is what makes this place inherently special. Esteve Beauty opened its doors a while back, but now under new management, this establishment is really thriving.
The staff at Esteve Beauty go above and beyond to cater to their customers needs, offering impeccable customer service and product knowledge. I was booked in for a 3 hour consultation, which I was incredibly excited about. Upon entering, I was greeted by one of the lovely beauty therapists Anna, who offered me a drink as I filled out a form concerning allergies and the like. As I sipped on my beverage, I basked in the lovely scent of lush candles that helped to create a beautiful and serene environment.
My appointment consisted of a Microdermabrasion treatment, a body wrap, and a hot stone massage; I was definitely in for 3 hours of absolute bliss. I discussed my allergies and health issues with the consultant prior to beginning my treatments, as this is a mandatory procedure that is followed for the safety of the client. Similarly, it helps the therapist understand any skin issues or concerns you may have, whilst simultaneously offering great advice on how to maintain a more healthier and softer complexion.
The Microdermabrasion treatment was an interesting one, and I'd definitely do it again. This unique method consists of a small instrument that replaces the skin that's been treated to make way for a new and smoother layer of skin by applying tiny exfoliating crystals onto the surface of the skin. It feels a little funny at first, but once the treatment is done you can evidently feel a vast improvement in softness and hydration. During the treatment I felt immediately at ease, as the room was dimly lit by candles and the calming ambiance was enhanced by the soothing sounds of instrumental meditative music.
After the Microdermabrasion treatment, I was given a hydrating body wrap, which was also a new experience for me. A body wrap is almost like a body mask, however, its purpose is to detox and hydrate the skin, which can also assist with weight loss. After the treatment is applied, you are wrapped in a cocoon like cover that additionally acts as a thermal agent and helps to absorb all the cleansing benefits of the body wrap. Anna at Esteve Beauty elaborated on these particular benefits, as well as the different types offered, such as hydration, detox or slimming.
Finally, the hot stone massage was my favourite out of the three. Smooth, heated volcanic stones are used to help relax and warm up the tight muscles. These stones are placed on the body and also worked as an extension of the therapists' hands. The feeling of the warm stones against my skin was incredible, and I was surprised at how the stones helped to relieve strain and pressure along my upper back. I could almost feel the tightness alleviate, as the warm stones pressed against my muscles. This warm massage would definitely assist those who suffer from chronic pain, as it isn't painful or tough on the skin like a sports or remedial massage. I'd also recommend it to those who suffer from Endometriosis, as the movement of the heat against the body assists in circulation; an important aspect of chronic pain and Endometriosis.
To make the day even better, I was spoilt with a platter, which was a part of my package. Usually it's an antipasto plate served with a glass of wine, however, due to my considerable array of food allergies and intolerances, I asked if it were possible to provide me with fruit and vegetables instead. I was extremely pleased by the staff's response prior to attending my appointment regarding this matter, and when the platter arrived it surpassed all expectations. Esteve Beauty went out of their way to make my experience an unforgettable one. Their conscious consideration of my food issues really stood out to me, as they had no problem at all in providing me with another meal alternative. I was blown away by how perfect my morning at Esteve Beauty was. Similarly, my lovely therapist Anna was extremely professional and made me feel incredibly comfortable throughout the appointment; we chatted away and had a few laughs.
At the end of the appointment I was spoilt once again with a few sachets of moisturizers and cleansers to take home, which was a thoughtful and generous gesture. It also encouraged me to return, which I most definitely will be doing, sooner rather than later. I have visited a few day spas around Adelaide, but none compare to Esteve Beauty, particularly their quality customer service and the effort the staff invest into making your experience special. You can book your appointment online via their website, as well as view the pamper packages and treatments available. What's more, Esteve Beauty offer bridal, formal and special event makeup, eyebrow tinting, eyebrow threading, lash extensions, spray tanning, and waxing. Book that appointment, and indulge in a little YOU time.