A few weeks ago I visited Nita at Heaven Sent Beauty in Hadley Wood, North London, for a waxing and pedicure. Heaven Sent Beauty is a small salon based underneath a hairdresser close to Hadley Wood station. The salon is basic but clean and offers all the usual treatments as well as some specialities including Environ facials, of which I’ll be trying out soon.
I booked my treatments through Wahanda in a mad panic to get myself summer ready although I needn’t had bothered as it started raining literally the day after. Obviously now the sun’s decided to appear again I’m now due another pedicure and wax. I seriously need a holiday. Anyway….the salon is run by a lady called Nita who has a very efficient, ‘no-nonsense’ approach to treatments. Waxing is a bit of a tricky treatment to review as unless you leave with stray hairs and burn marks, it’s basically a successful treatment isn’t it? Although to Nita’s credit, the waxing was fast, she asked all the right questions and the finish was very smooth with not a stray hair in sight.
The pedicure involved the usual treatments you’d expect in a pedicure, but Nita also used a treatment that contains fruit acid to dissolve hard skin which is then lightly buffed away, therefore much kinder to the feet. If I had to be pedantic, I’d say the removal of nail varnish was a little rough (I have very sensitive toes!) but I was left with beautifully buffed and pampered feet. Nita’s huge selling point is her varnish application, as my nails looked even and very glossy with a brilliant finish.
All in all this was a pleasant if unremarkable experience of the salon, but it’s worth taking into account that the treatments I received were functional as opposed to pampering so it’s difficult to wax lyrical (puntastic baby) about such treatments.
|This image isn’t strictly necessary, but I digged the seventies-style shadowing.|
One thing definitely worth noting is that Nita is currently running a promotion for eyebrow threading which consists of a free threading if you spend £30 on treatments. I took advantage of the offer and my eyebrows looked fab. The treatments I had at Heaven Sent Beauty were the full leg and bikini wax costing £34 and the pedicure which costs £32. I purchased my treatment through Wahanda Spa Deals.
Disclosure: treatments were part funded by Wahanda for the purpose of this review: I paid £16 towards the cost of the treatments.