Get to your feet and get involved with the WALK4BRAINCANCER on the 23rd of November, 2014
As a passionate ambassador for Dr Charlie Teo’s foundation Cure Brain Cancer I encourage you to all participate in this year’s WALK4BRAINCANCER event on Sunday the 23rd of November, 2014. The Cure Brain Cancer Foundation aims to raise awareness and fund brain cancer research that offers patients accelerated access to promising new treatments.
Their annual event WALK4BRAINCANCER is only getting bigger and better every year, and therefore is a chance for Australian’s to get to their feet and walk against brain cancer. I strongly encourage you all to participate in any way that you can as it is a very worthy cause.
The steps are fairly easy you can either join an Adelaide WALK4CANCER team, create your own, by asking family and friends to walk with you, or register as an individual and do a solo adventure walk by asking your family and friends to support you by making a small donation. This year all of the ATOB girls will be there to support and will be joining me on the walk as well as with Charlie Teo himself.
The theme is to wear a touch of purple and an easy way to help support the foundation is to wear your support on your sleeve or on your head. You can either go to their website online an choose from a variety of ‘Cure Brain Cancer’ merchandise, customise your own teams t-shirt designs or buy a gift, or something for yourself or your friends to show your support.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your friends, formulate a group, get your sneakers and walk with us for Adelaide’s Second WALK4CANCER event on the 23rd of November to help support and raise some much needed funds for the Charlie Teo’s foundation Cure Bran Cancer to help them find a cure for brain cancer!
Nigel Franklyn also known as ‘The Spa Whisperer’ spends 10 months out of the year travelling across the globe turning spa resorts into a luxury filled environments for guests. His visionary set of business and personal skills has lead to his innovative approach to recreate the overall feel of spas, bringing a fresh new guest experience. Staying weeks at a time Franklyn gives advice to managers on how to improve different aspects of spa design across the globe. Instead of embarking on a checklist Franklyn uses his own empowering and engaging unorthodox methods to recreate spa resorts to meet the needs of his clients, each of which being unique.
Nigel is spending some time at ATOB sharing his knowledge and global experience within the Spa Industry.
This is very exciting news and we are very privileged to have his company here in Adelaide as he is well know both locally and internationally.
Originally a journalist and former model, Franklyn has now spent 13 years in consulting the global luxury spa industry, continuously setting new global standards in spa performance. His knowledge, skills and ability to transform spa resorts across the global is now paving a way for others to follow. Franklyn hopes to create a galvanised, yet contemporary environmental feel within spa resorts which in turn offer a broader, more stabilised experience for its guests.
Franklyn’s passion and authentic chemical-free products allows him to maximise all components of the spa arena, to tailor his own infusion into each and every spa he works with.
In a recent interview with Mrs S Darling, Franklyn suggests a successful spa treatment should be at least 90 minutes long, otherwise clients will not experience the full ‘spa journey’. Therefore clients should feel included upon arrival, being greeted by therapists as though they are about to be embarked on a journey.
Together with Franklyn’s unique and underlying knowledge & understanding of spa management, he also has developed key learnings for spa product, spa development, design, therapist development and clientele.
With this knowledge Franklyn has captured the global market working with a range of luxury spas and resorts , Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Aman Resorts just to name a few and now A Touch of Beauty His unorthodox, engaging and empowering approach makes him a powerful source of change and growth for any spa and any team of therapists so we are especially happy to have been able to spend some time with him this week as we work on continually improving our clients spa experience.
For those of you who haven’t been into the salon recently you might be surprised at what awaits you….in a good way that is. About six months ago we underwent a major refurbishment, giving the salon a new and modern facelift. Jo worked in partnership with Susanna Bilardo of Enoki to create the most amazing space. From the beautiful curtains, designer chairs and Indigenous paintings - every little detail was thought out, making the salon an open and relaxing space where the instant upon entering you feel the weight lift off your shoulders.
We hope to see you soon, but in the meantime please enjoy a few photographs of the new ATOB below!
Along with the neck and décolletage, the eyes are one of the first places to show the tell-tale signs of aging. To many late nights, lack of sunscreen, hydration or just our environment can reak unknown havoc on our skin. If crows feet or the sudden appearance of fine lines are getting you down might we suggest a product out of a new holistic skincare brand to hit the ATOB shelves - the Eye Lifting Gel by Sodashi.
The Eye Lifting Gel has just been reformulated with one of mother nature’s finest ingredients, Arnica. This jack-of-all trades plant from the sunflower family contains antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and decongestive properties. Along with the anti-aging benefits of lifting, toning and firming thanks to Arnica it also includes a reduction in under eye puffiness and dark circles.
Sodashi’s Eye Lifting Gel works for every skin type and contains no chemicals, GMO’s, sulfates or preservatives. Ask us for a free sample at your next visit!
As mentioned before, our newest employee Nicole brings years of experience in beauty therapies, however a new service she’s excellent at and we’re excited to offer you is Shellac Nails! Say what?! For those who aren’t familiar with this latest nail craze, it’s applied just like normal polish but lasts for weeks without chipping.
Now we pride ourselves on doing amazing manicures at ATOB and although Chanel and Essie lacquers last quite awhile they can’t compete with the staying power of shellac. How does this new formulation work?
Known as a hybrid of the gel manicure but with much less potential damage to your nails, Shellac offers a more nail-friendly solution by using no sculpting or filing, just thin coats of polish on your natural nail, with a brief time for drying under a UV lamp between every coat. The UV is used for 10 seconds after the base coat, and two minutes each between the two coats of color and the top coat. When the top coat is done, you get a quick shine with a soft cloth and alcohol and you’re ready to go.
As amazing as Shellac is, it’s not for everybody. If your nail bed is already damaged from prior acrylic or gel use we recommend you get them healthy again before booking in for an appointment. If you’re not sure pop into the salon so Nicole can take a look.
We’re thrilled to offer you this awesome new service and just in time for summer. Looks like it’s going to be 20 all this week so it’s the perfect time to test drive Shellac!