Nailing It at Coco Nail Bar London:
Ancienne Ambiance’s favourite mani pedi place has to be Coco Nail Bar. A stylish award-winning Notting Hill destination – recently crowned ‘UK Nail Salon Of The Year‘ in both the Scratch Awards and Professional Beauty Awards (for the third time) – you’ll find our products there as part of select treatment options. Enjoy a Coco body massage, complete with Ancienne Ambiance Aromatherapy Oils, or indulge in a divine pedicure enjoying Ancienne Ambiance goodies also.
A couple of months ago, Ancienne Ambiance founder Adriana and I headed to Coco Nail Bar for an afternoon of indulgence. We sat alongside each other, our feet soaking in rose petals and Ancienne Ambiance Damask Rose Hand & Body Wash sprinkled with Rosa Rose Bath Salts. A completely blissful experience, it incorporated an indulgent foot massage with Signature Body Lotion too.
To set the scene, Coco Nail Bar is a chic city nail destination with a vibrant vibe, drinks bar and DJ events. Boasting on-trend décor and a welcoming team, step off the street and into an exciting retreat.
After our gel pedicure, I had a LipoFirm Pro treatment on my tummy and waist area and was completely astounded by how amazing the results were. Increasing blood flow circulation and improving drainage, it’s easy to see why LipoFirm Pro is big beauty news.
Your go-to for specialised treatments, fun with friends and nail colours galore, get Coco Nail Bar on that London hotspot list.
We chatted to Coco Nail Bar founder, Tima Reshad, finding out more about treatments, nail care and Ancienne Ambiance add-ons:
What has made Coco Nail Bar an award-winning top London nail salon?
We were the first nail salon in the UK to introduce a bar serving cocktails, wines and champagnes with extended opening hours, some nights until 10pm
Tell us some dos and don’ts for looking after your nails?
– Use cuticle oil regularly (our popular Coco Nail Bar Cuticle Oil is super nourishing and available in-store £10)
– When using gel polish (e.g. Shellac), don’t let it stay on your nails longer than the recommended time (2-3 weeks)
– Don’t pick or peel your gel polish, as it will damage your nails
We love retailing from your salon, gift buying is so popular with your clients. What made you add our Goddess Salts as an add-on option to your pedicures?
The benefits of the Goddess Salts are immense. We use it as a softening foot soak – the combination of Epsom salts, sea salt and essential oils act as a natural anti-inflammatory which gently detoxifies. Clients often buy the salts straight after treatment and then use them at home once a week. A quick foot soak with salts makes you feel good and helps with hard skin on the soles.
You now have a Body Clinic offering various beauty treatments (including the famous CACI Red Carpet Facial loved by A-listers) and LipofirmPro. What are your top treatments loved by clients?
– Cellulite treatment: a course of 10 is recommended and it really works, even the staff love it
– Tummy Toning: many say they can see results after one or two treatments
– Microdermabrasion: a quick 30 min express facial and you really glow afterwards
What fragrances do you love to wear?
Le Labo Santal 33 and Ancienne Ambiance Colonia VI
Do you have a favourite product from Ancienne Ambiance?
Goddess Argan Beauty Oil is the ultimate oil and it was the first product I made sure we stocked for clients. I’ve used it on my daughter from when she was born and I use it myself too. Keeps skin in great condition and it’s got a comforting scent that is so lush.
The Rose Water is also part of my daily regime. Close your eyes and spray it on your face – feels like a mini facial.
Which current nail trends stand out for you?
There is a growing demand for nail art, chrome, marble effects and ombré in various colours. As it is Summer, clients prefer brighter colours especially neons!
What’s next for Coco Nail Bar, have you any exciting teasers you can share?
We are currently working on some very exciting ideas that are still in the preliminary stages. Meanwhile we will continue providing great quality service, during hours to suit.
Helen Wilson-Beevers is a writer and beauty editor. Find out more about Helen over at BeautyStylus.com.
Images: Champagne by PoccoPhoto, others Coco Nail Bar
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