9am – Yoga Class at Yoga Therapies, Newcastle
Why not unravel the stresses of the week with a morning yoga session before you take on the busy day. Vinyasa Flow is a smooth, flowing and lighthearted session that will help to strengthen the body holistically (so there’s no pressure if you’ve never done it before). Or, Yoga Chill: a gentle, focused workout for the body and mind that will help to explore the transformative power of being in the present moment. All classes are set in Yoga Therapies award-winning studios so you’re in safe hands – sounds like our perfect start to the day.
£8 per session
11am – Blowdry and treatment,
Y Salon, Newcastle
Revive your hair post class at Y Salon – the home of the original ‘Geordie Blowdry.’ Feel like your hair is looking dull, and your muscles are starting to ache too? A 40 minute relaxing and invigorating treatment including a scalp, hair, neck and shoulder massage with aromatherapy oils (rounded off with a Japanese tea) should do the trick – shouldn’t it?
Blow-dry (long) with a Senior Stylist, £28 and Shu Uemura Deep treatment, £35
1pm – Hooker & Young Skin
If you think Hooker & Young’s talents stop at cutting and colouring, then think again. Their Ponteland salon is a one-stop destination for all of your pampering needs, offering a sublime range of facial treatments from some of the beauty world’s most most luxurious brands. Think Carita, Decleor’s indulgent sister brand, who aim to re-charge and re-store older skin, HyrdaFacial, the six-step wonder revealing a more youthful complexion in just 60 minutes, and the Oribe Signature Facial, their best-kept beauty secret that draws out impurities using a combination of ultrasound waves, face massages and Oribe’s Gold Envy Luminous Face Mask. Not forgetting the selection of Jan Marini products on offer – if they’re good enough for the Duchess of Sussex, they’re good enough for us.
3pm – Semi-Permanent Makeup with Ann Oliver Harvey
Does a fuller mouth, crisper lip outline, thicker lash line, more shapely eyebrow sound like something you’re after? It’s exactly what Ann Oliver Harvey can provide. Helping to frame the face and give the illusion of an upper lift, experience the rejuvenating effects of computerised technology, as natural pigments are implanted to restore what nature intended. And if you’re worried about looking too heavily made up – don’t, Ann’s artistic ability results in the most natural of finishes.
Book an in-depth consultation, at a private consulting room in various clinics throughout the North East
5pm – HiFu Face Lift at
Finishing Touches, Consett
This non-surgical, non-invasive ‘face lift’ has become the most sort after treatment. The high intensity focused ultrasound is the latest and most effective cosmetic treatment that lifts, firms and rejuvenates skin for up to 6 months. Energy safely heats the underlying tissues, causing the skin to contract and tighten, instantly improving the appearance of wrinkles and redefining contours. With results after just one session, and continued improvements for six months, this is a real alternative to cosmetic surgery, and with absolutely no recovery time needed – what better way to turn back the clock?
Full face, from £900 for 2.5 hours