Pre-Wed­ding Check­list

Don’t for­get to groom and pam­per your­self be­fore your wed­ding day with the aid of our handy pre-wed­ding treat­ment check­list so that you will not miss out on look­ing fab­u­lous that day

Malaysia Tatler Wedding - - CON­TENTS - WORDS SANGEETA DEVI

We pre­pare you for one of the most im­por­tant days of your life with a handy check­list of essen­tial beauty treat­ments

What: Kéras­tase Chro­nol­o­giste hair treat­ment

Where: Cen­tro W Salon, The Gar­dens Mall and A Cut Above, Pav­il­ion Why go: To nour­ish scalp and hair Du­ra­tion: 90 min­utes

To re­store your hair to its for­mer crown­ing glory, the lat­est Kéras­tase Chro­nol­o­giste in-salon hair treat­ment is cer­tainly one to try out. The Chro­nol­o­giste Rit­ual, de­scribed as the Lead­ing hair salon A Cut Above also of­fers the Kéras­tase Chro­nol­o­giste treat­ment as it is the ul­ti­mate in­dul­gence ev­ery brideto-be de­serves. Con­tain­ing a com­bi­na­tion of the most pre­cious essen­tial ac­tive in­gre­di­ents, the re­gen­er­at­ing prop­er­ties of the caviar in the Kéras­tase Chro­nol­o­giste treat­ment is max­imised at the hands of the salon’s pro­fes­sional yet friendly stylists who are well trained in their craft. From spe­cial treat­ment cus­tomi­sa­tion de­pend­ing on the type of hair you have, to unique mas­sage tech­niques, the en­tire process at the salon is an un­for­get­table pam­per­ing, mul­ti­sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ence that will see you leav­ing the salon re­laxed, beau­ti­ful and all ready for the big day. finest hair care treat­ment ever cre­ated by Kéras­tase, calls upon the time-stop­ping and age-de­fy­ing power of the Mimetic Caviar Con­cen­trate to re­store dull hair back to life. Nes­tled in­side the posh glossy black walls of the pri­vate room in Cen­tro W Salon, we got to try out the new treat­ment, which be­gan with an in­vig­o­rat­ing scalp wash with the Le Bain Re­vi­tal­isant to cleanse scalp im­pu­ri­ties and smoothen hair fi­bre. Once the hair is tow­elled dry, the Caviar Con­cen­trate is mixed with the La Crème de Régénéra­tion hair masque and ap­plied on the hair and scalp. Then, the spe­cially trained hair stylist will per­form a se­ries of head mas­sages that will not only re­lax the senses, but work with the masque to trans­form hair fi­bre and re­ju­ve­nate the scalp. When the masque is washed off, the hair stylist will give the hair a sim­ple blow dry with no styling; the re­ju­ve­nated hair will fall per­fectly into place, smooth and sup­ple to the touch. The treat­ment is fin­ished off with a touch of the lovely scented Le Par­fum en Huile serum.

What: In­ten­sive skin detox & re­fin­ing fa­cial Where: En­ergy Day Spa, Great East­ern Mall Why go: For a clearer, re­newed com­plex­ion Du­ra­tion: 90 min­utes

To achieve a flaw­less acne-free com­plex­ion be­fore your pre-wed­ding photo ses­sion, a skin detox fa­cial is the way to go. In search of the best detox fa­cial, we de­cided to try one out at En­ergy Day Spa. We loved the spa­cious premises of the spa and the calm­ing red date tea served be­fore the start of the treat­ment. An­other thought­ful ges­ture was tuck­ing a bol­ster un­der our knees for bet­ter pos­ture as we set­tled com­fort­ably on the bed. Since one of us was suf­fer­ing from a bad bout of break­outs, the beau­ti­cian avoided us­ing the usual scrub cleanser dur­ing the dou­ble cleans­ing process. She per­formed an al­lergy test on our neck be­fore gen­tly ap­ply­ing AHA onto the en­tire face and left it on for 10 min­utes to ex­fo­li­ate and detox the skin. The tin­gling sen­sa­tion was min­i­mal and we did not feel any dis­com­fort. We loved the brief pres­sure point mas­sage which used an oil that smelled won­der­fully like a for­est. Cleans­ing, ton­ing, ex­tract­ing and mas­sag­ing were all done with the gen­tlest of touches and care. We could feel our face breathe anew after the treat­ment, with a more re­fined com­plex­ion that is baby soft to the touch. The skin re­mained sup­ple the morn­ing after, too.

What: Triniti skin se­ries treat­ment Where: Nara MediSpa Why go: For to­tal fa­cial re­newal

Du­ra­tion: Three vis­its

To sig­nif­i­cantly even out your skin tone, re­duce wrin­kles, and in­crease col­la­gen pro­duc­tion so you can look fab­u­lous on your big day, an or­di­nary fa­cial will not suf­fice. For­tu­nately, Nara MediSpa’s revo­lu­tion­ary Triniti non-sur­gi­cal photo re­ju­ve­na­tion treat­ment can do the job in just three ses­sions. The Triniti skin se­ries be­gins with the Fo­toFa­cial RF Color Cor­rec­tion treat­ment which will re­duce un­even skin tone, sun dam­age and age spots. Dur­ing your sec­ond visit, you will pro­ceed with the Re­firme treat­ment to firm the skin. Your fi­nal visit will in­clude the Ma­trix IR Frac­tional treat­ment to re­duce wrin­kles and smoothen the skin. The treat­ments use sig­nif­i­cantly less light en­ergy com­pared to con­ven­tional IPL or laser treat­ments, mak­ing it safe, ef­fec­tive and vir­tu­ally pain­less.

What: Slim­ming treat­ment

Where: Meng Beauty & Slim­ming, Bangsar Shop­ping Cen­tre Why go: For a trim body

Du­ra­tion: 120 min­utes

The slim­ming treat­ment be­gins with the use of an elec­tros­tim­u­la­tion ma­chine that wields an in­fra-red light to ac­ti­vate mi­cro­cir­cu­la­tion and break down fats. After stim­u­lat­ing the body, the G5 cel­lutec ma­chine is used to mas­sage the lower body to elim­i­nate tox­ins and fluid around the adi­pose clus­ters re­spon­si­ble for cel­lulite stor­age. An­other ma­chine is then used on the arms and up­per body to stim­u­late the skin as the mo­torised pal­pat­ing rolling ac­tion re­leases lo­calised fats. Re­sults can be seen after one ses­sion, how­ever, clients are rec­om­mended the 10-ses­sion course for bet­ter re­sults.

What: Coolsculpt­ing treat­ment Where: Bev­erly Wil­shire Med­i­cal Cen­tre Why go: To get rid of stub­born fats

Du­ra­tion: 60 min­utes per body part

The Coolsculpt­ing treat­ment at Bev­erly Wil­shire Med­i­cal Cen­tre is a non­sur­gi­cal fat re­duc­tion pro­ce­dure that can get rid of stub­born fats on your body gen­tly and ef­fec­tively. It uses a unique, fo­cused cool­ing tech­nol­ogy to freeze and kill fat cells with­out de­stroy­ing other tis­sues in the skin. The treat­ment re­quires no down­time and it is the only FDA-ap­proved pro­ce­dure that is safe and ef­fec­tive enough to rid the body of fats es­pe­cially around the tummy, arms, in­ner thighs and love han­dles.

What: Fur­less wax­ing Where: Block B, Jaya One Why go: For smooth, hair-free skin

Du­ra­tion: Varies ac­cord­ing to wax­ing area

It’s a fact that wax­ing is a bet­ter hair re­moval method than shav­ing as waxed hair takes longer to grow back. Be­sides that, wax­ing also re­moves dead skin cells while shav­ing could cause cuts and ra­zor burn. How­ever, when it comes to find­ing the right wax­ing salon, it is im­por­tant to find a place that makes you feel com­fort­able and where good hy­giene prin­ci­ples are prac­tised. The Fur­less wax­ing salon does just that by en­sur­ing they never dou­ble dip. This means that a new spat­ula is used for ev­ery scoop of wax ap­plied. For Brazil­ian waxes, you are given an­ti­sep­tic wipes to clean your in­ti­mate area be­fore the wax­ing be­gins. Stay­ing true to the salon’s motto of ‘be­ing fear­less’, the wax­ing ther­a­pists en­sure that you are re­laxed and un­afraid through­out the process. Qual­ity is also very im­por­tant to Fur­less. Be­liev­ing that ev­ery cus­tomer should re­ceive only the best, the salon car­ries three types of im­ported waxes for sen­si­tive skin, long coarse hair, and short hair to make sure even the short­est stub­ble is re­moved. Im­me­di­ately after each area is waxed, a slight hand pres­sure is placed to stop the pain from lin­ger­ing. Then, a cool­ing gel is ap­plied to the waxed ar­eas and a spe­cial ul­tra­sound ma­chine is used to fur­ther re­duce any pain.

What: Trop­i­cal Rain­for­est spa ex­pe­ri­ence

Where: The Spa at Man­darin Ori­en­tal Kuala Lumpur Why go: For silky smooth skin

Du­ra­tion: 140 min­utes

Re­cently re­fur­bished, The Spa at Man­darin Ori­en­tal Kuala Lumpur has got a hot new treat­ment in­spired by the trop­i­cal cli­mate of South­east Asia. The ex­otic spa jour­ney will start off with a re­ju­ve­nat­ing foot rit­ual fol­lowed by trop­i­cal spa body treat­ments in­clud­ing a body polish, body wrap and the Asli mas­sage, which em­bod­ies heal­ing tra­di­tions orig­i­nat­ing from many cor­ners of Malaysia. Guests can cus­tomise their spa jour­ney by choos­ing from a de­li­cious selec­tion of wraps and body pol­ishes such as the hi­bis­cus and rose body polish or the Mo­coca Bor­neo wrap which uses the nat­u­ral an­tiox­i­dants in co­coa to nour­ish the skin.

What: Pre-wed­ding treat­ment pack­age Where: The Spa, Hil­ton Kuala Lumpur Why go: To de-stress

Du­ra­tion: 120 min­utes

Hav­ing tried this treat­ment our­selves, we must ad­mit that it is pretty ex­cep­tional. As we en­tered the lux­u­ri­ous spa, we were greeted by friendly staff and given a form to fill out so that we could cus­tomise the ex­pe­ri­ence ac­cord­ing to our de­sires. The treat­ment be­gan with a Nepalese tea scrub made of bam­boo pow­der, apri­cot oil and shea but­ter to re­move dead skin cells while leav­ing skin hy­drated. This was fol­lowed by a Fit­ness Re­fresh oil mas­sage to re­lease ten­sion in the body. Lastly, our wor­ries were ca­ressed away as we ex­pe­ri­enced the hy­drat­ing fa­cial us­ing Ri­dokis mas­sage tools. Just as that was done, we were lulled into a deep sleep with a re­lax­ing Shi­atsu mas­sage.

What: Time­less Re­lax­ation Jour­ney pack­age

Where: CHI, The Spa, Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Re­sort & Spa Pe­nang Why go: To re­fresh the mind and body

Du­ra­tion: 150 min­utes

Set within a se­cluded cor­ner of the re­sort en­closed by soar­ing cen­turies-old rain trees and a tran­quil seashore, CHI of­fers 11 spa vil­las and a yoga pav­il­ion. The Time­less Re­lax­ation Jour­ney pack­age be­gins with a pam­per­ing aroma bath fol­lowed by a CHI Balance sig­na­ture mas­sage where acu­pres­sure and pure ori­en­tal el­e­ment oils are used to har­monise ch’i flow. The soul-nour­ish­ing jour­ney ends with a cus­tomised fa­cial to ad­dress spe­cific skin con­di­tions.

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