Emma Hardie is the queen of facial therapy and I would truly recommend her to any woman of any age.
Based downstairs at the lovely Michael John Salon (where I reviewed the hairdressing a few months ago), it is a heavenly place to spend an afternoon. Emma is a warm and bubbly person and I immediately felt at ease in her very capable hands, it was a pleasure to spend an hour with her. I met Emma briefly when I visited first time round and spied her by the mirrors using a rubber to ‘rub out wrinkles’ – I’m not sure she’ll remember this incident but it made a lasting impression on me… and ever since I’ve wondered if rubbing out wrinkles really works!
Previously a furniture restorer, Emma’s move to beauty is intriguing, now she restores skin to its former beauty. When you think about it these professions have quite a lot in common. I had heard murmurs of her sparkling reputation in London’s beauty scene and was excited about the prospect of trying out her expertise myself. Climbing onto the soft bouncy bed, I covered myself in the fleece blanket and felt ready to settle down for an afternoon nap. Emma talked through her methods and beliefs, explaining the skin’s supple nature and its ability to be flexible if you treat it correctly. She felt my skin and decided to perform a calming bespoke treatment to soothe and energise and hopefully help with the obvious dehydration.
Using her own products: the subtle Moringa Foaming cleansing wash, hydrating lighter lotion and the most magical professional cloth mitt, she deep cleansed, stretched, buffed and polished my skin. My face responded well and seemed incredibly grateful for the energising and refreshing treatment. Stimulating the skin, Emma livened up the colour and general tone of my complexion… so that my skin colour was much more even and glowed like I have never seen it glow before, it was a complete transformation. Although the techniques are tried and tested, Emma makes every client feel like a special individual tailoring the treatment to suit particular needs. By the end of the facial my body was almost asleep but my face felt awakened and animated.
Emma has developed a gorgeous range of proactive products to kick start your beauty routine at home. As she mentioned to me, it is all about what you use and how you use it and judging by her flawless skin, it appears to be true. After continuing to use Emma’s products at home I can promise the results are noticeable almost immediately.
Go and book yourself in for a facial with Emma Hardie, then recommend her to your mum, granny, colleagues and friends, they will all thank you for it!
Visit Emma Hardie’s website here to hear more about this amazing woman and her amazing products.