The Beauty Quarters - Oranmore’s newest skincare and beauty specialists
By Martina Nee
Specialising in everything from massages to facials, waxing to tanning, weight loss minimi body wraps, and the celebrity favourite HD Brows, The Beauty Quarters skincare and beauty specialists offer clients a welcoming relaxing experience with a range of treatments at reasonable prices.
Owned by Melissa Naughton The Beauty Quarters which recently opened at Unit 8 Howley Square in Oranmore boasts a bright spacious reception area leading to a number of comfortable treatment rooms. The Beauty Quarters aims to ensure that customers know they are in capable hands, and leave the salon feeling relaxed and happy with the service that has been provided.
Having qualified from the Georgina Price College of Beauty Therapy in 2004 Melissa then went on to work and train with all of the main leading skincare brands. This commitment to training continues at The Beauty Quarter where Melissa and the rest of the staff continually update their skills and knowledge of all the new treatments being introduced into the industry.
One of these latest treatments includes the minimi body wrap which promises to break down fatty deposits by non-surgical lipolysis resulting in many clients dropping a dress size in a single treatment. The lipolysis disrupts and changes the permeability of the fat cell, reducing and removing fatty deposits, offering clients an easy way to achieve inch-loss and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
To test this claim I underwent the treatment, starting first with a health-check questionnaire before body measurements were taken to help measure the results later. Then some rather lovely lavender scented cream was applied before I was wrapped up in the cling-film like material, taking different sections of the body one at a time. Admittedly it is an odd sensation to be wrapped up in this way but there is constant reassurance and care taken. And then the really relaxing part begins - once on the comfortable treatment beds a blanket is placed on top and there is a slight heat that emits from underneath, encouraging the minimi wrap to do its work. I have to admit it was a very relaxing experience.
You can choose to just lie back and enjoy the 60 minutes of relaxation or use this time to avail of another treatment. I opted for the medical micro dermabrasion which I would describe as a sort of intense exfoliation. But the experts would say it is a highly controlled flow of fine, medical grade, crystals that remove dead skin cells, improve skin circulation, clear blocked pores, and smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles. Having undergone this before I can attest to the fact that following only a small amount of redness, which lasts only a few hours, microdermabrasion really does breathe fresh new life into your skin and is well worth it.
Once the minimi wrap treatment was completed it was time for measurements to be taken again and compared with those taken earlier. I can attest there was indeed a difference, with the smallest being a half in inch in many areas, an inch in others including my hips, and even an inch and a half in the midriff area. The treatment promises to encourage additional fat reduction during the following 72 hours and the inch loss achieved can remain permanent when combined with a healthy eating plan.
Another amazing treatment available is the HD Brows which is a firm favourite with celebrities. This is a seven-step brow shaping treatment which help to create well groomed high definition eyebrows. It involves an innovative combination of techniques, including tinting, waxing, and threading. Even if you have over plucked your eyebrows over the years the staff at The Beauty Quarters can put you on a regrowth programme that trains your brows into shape over time. There are also HD brow products available that will stimulate grow and make your brows appear full and defined.
Other treatments available include Skinceuticals facials, a range of peels to suit different skin conditions (pigmentation, antiaging, acne treatments), Matispa body treatments, various massages, waxing including specialised, manicure and pedicures, Gelish two week manicure, spray tanning, and make-up using Airbase airbrush makeup or The Mii range.