Located in the Upper Mall of Drake Circus shopping centre in Plymouth lies Satori, a beauty haven which offers a wide variety of premier beauty treatments from simple manicures to more advanced procedures such as microblading. I was invited to a demonstration evening to find out what they have to offer and see what I thought.
The salon has a modern, sleek feel to it with appealing decor. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming along with the owners who were highly approachable and lovely to meet. I always knew they offered nail services as the manicure tables are in view from the glass windows but I was intrigued to see what else was available.
I started off by trying an increasingly popular eyebrow treatment, threading, and have to admit I am a total fan. I did try this once before many years ago and having it done reaffirmed that this is my eyebrow treatment of choice. It is quick, effective and has minimal pain and leaves you with shapely brows free of any redness at the end.
I then peeked in on a live microblading demonstration. For those who haven’t heard about it, it’s the latest eyebrow trend and consists of semi permanent results that look natural and is maintenance free. If you have thinning, overplucked or want a more defined shape then microblading uses a special pen to add very fine strokes of pigment just under the skin that can last up to two years.
Delilah cosmetics is a new brand for me but the instore display stand at Satori shows a stunning looking range of cosmetics in both packaging and product. The range focuses on having a boutique feel packed full of English influences in it’s design. I love the array of smoky coloured eyeshadow, all in the range of colours I wear. It’s a capsule collection but contains everything you need including brushes but importantly the colours and textures are really appealing and suit most skin tones. The Elemis SkinLab offers state of the art skin mapping along with a consultation to discuss your lifestyle and then considers skincare solutions for you to maintain a healthy and youthful glow to your skin. A small camera takes a photo of the side of your face which the computer then analyses before giving you a printed copy of the results followed by a discussion with the consultant. As you can see below I have rather sun damaged skin, but I put it down to my 40+ years and negligence to sun block in my early 20’s. I did try but often forgot it, unlike these days when everyone is hot on it, even to the point that I have SPF in my moisturisers and foundations now days. With two young children I’m pleased to say that school has instilled in them the importance of skincare and they need to wear sun protection to school everyday in the Summer before they are allowed out to play!
The results of my consultation suggested that the Elemis Pro Collagen range would be perfect for my ageing skin to aid hydration and fine lines. I got to smell and touch the products and was also shown the amazing gift ranges that are available on the run up to Christmas. These are all boxed and cost considerably less than if you were to buy the products individually. The SkinLab travels around the country and will be back in Satori Plymouth from the 23rd to the 29th November 2016, so I’d highly recommend you visit then as you’ll get a consultation for a £20 fee but this is redeemable against 2 or more Elemis purchases.Satori Plymouth is definitely the modern high end beauty salon and whether it’s just for occasional use (like myself with a busy lifestyle and two young children but do enjoy a beauty treat every few months) or for a regular salon user, then it’s well worth checking this place out. Luxury in the heart of the city makes it easy to fit into your routine and is accessible to all for even if it’s just a Christmas treat!
I was invited to Satori salon for a promotional evening and received complimentary samples and treatments but my opinions are all honest and my own.