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
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.