We want to look gorgeous – and we want it FAST. Speedy beauty treatments seem to be the way to go in our time-poor and slightly cash-strapped world, and those people in the know are latching on to the trend and giving us what we need as fast as we can come up with a demand for it.
A case in point is the lovely Ragdale Hall in Leicestershire. Although this destination spa is probably well known for long, leisurely breaks, it’s also keen to cater for men and women in a rush, and is creating a brand new area dedicated to express spa and beauty treatments next year. It’ll be designed to appeal to people who just want to drop in and have a treatment, but don’t necessarily feel the need for a long leisurely potter around the rest of the resort.
Some of the biggest beauty brands have caught on to the trend and adapted their product ranges to offer a quick and effective option. Guinot, a brand that pops up in lots of salons across the UK, has announced plans to launch a new Hydraclean treatment which is perfect for anyone who doesn’t usually have the time to visit a spa or a salon for their facials, and also needs to watch the pennies. It manages to squeeze a lot of beautifying into 30 short minutes, with a deep clean and a facial massage costing a pretty affordable £25.
If you’re a fan of Decleor, you might already know that they’re planning more targeted short treatments too, so watch this space for more announcements.
On the High Street, Champneys Day Spas offer 25 minute lava shell or hot stone massages, and even a full body exfoliation treatment can be over and done within half an hour if you’re not in the mood to make it last longer. And of course we’re all in love with Geleration, Shellac and all the other quick and easy nail solutions that give us two weeks’ worth of glam nails without the hassle of waiting for the polish to dry. Just a couple of minutes under a curing lamp and the manicure is set. Result!
I’m all for fast results when it comes to beauty but then I’m an impatient soul – what about you? Do you think beauty salon and spa treatments should be savoured…or is there a place for the quick fix?