Best Beauty Buys for 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

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The Under the Dryer team caught up with a few of our ‘Best of Under the Dryer 2012’ nominees recently to get an idea of not only what fab new deals they have in store for their customers this month, but also their must-have products. The salon/spa owners also gave us some insight into the hot new products that will make the best beauty buys for your personal collection in 2013. Here is what they had to share...


During the first half of 2013, Bella Oasis will be expanding our premises to include more treatment rooms. We will be bringing the romance factor to 'spa-ing' with exciting treatments — including massages, body scrubs and hydrotherapy baths — geared at couples. We will also be introducing a line of treatments geared towards 'spa-savvy' professional men. I know that our superior customer service and decadent spa treatments in intimate, relaxing settings give us the 'it factor'.

Our go-to product is the Eminence Organic Skin Care line, a totally organic, established and effective alternative to chemical-laden products for our organic facials. With over 50 years of experience, this Hungarian line — which is also the core line used by Ritz Carlton Hotels worldwide — is made from hand-picked, hand-harvested fruits, vegetables and herbs, hand-mixed with pure waters drawn from a thermal hot spring lake containing minerals and trace elements found nowhere else on Earth. It contains no parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) or harsh chemicals. We carry the full range of products for all skin types — including sensitive, acneic, oily, dry, dull and mature skin.

Hot picks for 2013

Eminence Organics Skin Care products and Naniki Naturals' body scrubs and cocoa shea body butter — made from Jamaican organic cold-pressed coconut oil, African shea butter and Jamaican cocoa butter.

Bella Oasis Day Spa

"Your Relaxation Destination"

2A Hillcrest Avenue

Unit A • Kingston 6

Tel: 946-2649/946-2793/588-8398 • 954-858-5946 (USA)


Our House of Neahlis fashionistas can look forward to new and exciting hairstyles. We will also be introducing a new hair extension line by Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, as well as offering a full-service hair and nail experience. The creativity and style expertise behind Neahlis is what really gives us the "it" factor that our customers value and appreciate. We are always ontrend with new hairstyles and celebrity hairdo's, and are ready to give one-on-one consultations to help you find your signature style or to come up with something cute and funky for that special occasion.

Go-to Products

I would have to say the entire Creme of Nature line, but especially the Sunflower & Coconut Oil Conditioner Creme Relaxer. I also love Optimum's Multi-Mineral Relaxer.

Hot Pick for 2013

We recommend the all-natural Organix Xtreme haircare line, otherwise known as ‘OX’ by Jamaican Suzanne Wilson.

House of Neahlis

9 Ardenne Road Kingston 10 • Tel: 820-7210


Relax, revive and renew at the Spa at Round Hill. From ocean-front yoga in the mornings to an all-day spa package complete with a light spa lunch poolside, the spa at Round Hill will bring mind, body and spirit together in the most tranquil setting. Wash your 2012 stress away under our Vichy Shower, delightfully situated in a lush tropical garden. The effect of hot and cold water movement on your skin increases blood circulation, hydrates the skin and soothes the nervous system enabling your body to be balance and your muscles to relax.

Enjoy our Signature Hot Stone Massage which skilfully uses heated massage stones that are bathed in warm Jamaican aromatherapy oils, giving the stones a therapeutic effect and allowing for a greater sense of peace.

Enjoy bold colours this year! Be it nails, hair or make-up, our excellent stylists will make your salon experience an expression of you. Go light on lunch with a tasty goat cheese and tomato mozzarella salad or a tantalising jerk chicken wrap, both of which can be found on the spa menu at Round Hill.

Go-To Products

Our signature line of Elemis products offers a wide array for the most sensitive skin. It has a male-specific line and focuses on wellness with aromatherapy.

Hot Picks for 2013

This month's spa product is the Japanese Camellia Oil. An excellent oil for nails, hair, scalp and combination skin. This light oil is easily absorbed and rich in plant collagen to keep the skin moisturised and supple, helping to prevent stretch marks (great for mothersto-be !)
These are just a few of the treats that await you at the Spa at Round Hill for 2013!

THE Spa at Round Hill

Round Hill Hotel & Villas John Pringle Drive • Montego Bay, Jamaica

Tel: 972-2159 ext 414  


For the remainder of January 2013, we have extended our 'Holiday Spa Packages', which include our fabulous Organic Four-Layer Seaweed Facial. This facial is for all skin types and is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It is an express ticket to having a beautiful complexion. The Norma Webster Sulphate-Free and Colour Retention System and also keeping up with new trends give us our 'it factor'.

Go-to Products

Our go-to product is the Norma Webster Sulphate-Free and Colour Retention System.

Hot Pick for 2013

Redken has always made exceptional products. So, for 2013, we will continue to recommend the Redken line of products such as the Redken Shades EQ cream formula. We also look forward to serving our loyal clients and new clients throughout 2013.

Norma Webster Salon & Spa

Shop 6 Fairview Shopping Centre • Alice Eldemire Drive, Montego Bay

Tel: 963-0015/953-0807 • Fax: 979-8233 5E


For the remainder of January, customers can look forward to incredible deals on high-end cosmetics with discounts up to 50 per cent off. We are also offering a free make-up application tutorial with any make-up item purchased. We are encouraging our loyal customers to bring in their existing make-up kits so that we may help them revamp their current collection by recommending other products that work best for their skin type.

Go-to Product

Our go-to product is Dermalogica Skin Care Line.

Hot Pick for 2013

We recommend Smashbox Primer Light. It keeps your finished make-up on — oil-free, smudgefree and no mess — for the entire day. I also recommend the BB Crème by Iman.

Face Forward Cosmetics and Swimwear

The Orchid Village • Shop 19A • 20 Barbican Road, Kingston 6


Guests of the Fern Tree Spa can look forward to the following new spa treatments:

Zenspin — a mini triathlon for the serious fitness buff or the local who gets to hit the gym just once a week. We begin with an intense rock-out spin with our expert Trudy Morris for 30 minutes, then a jog/power walk to the yoga space for 30 minutes of hamstrings, hip release and relaxation.

The Cloud 9 Massage (or the in-ocean massage) will be rolled out in February 2013.

Fern Tree Yoga Relax & Renew Weekend — the weekend will combine yoga, meditation and relaxing Fern Tree Spa treatments for anyone who wants to refresh and recharge themselves. It will be great for stress relief or recovery from injury. You will find this to be an amazing gift for self-renewal and complete relaxation. Prebookings are definitely required.

Fern Tree Yoga Fit and Fabulous Weekend — the weekend combines transformative calorie-torching yoga with the Fern Tree Spa beauty treatments. At the end of this retreat, you'll look and feel fabulous! Work through layers of both physical and energetic blockages with this combination of treatments specifically designed to uncover the luminous you. Pre-bookings are required.

Hot Picks for 2013!

• The new organic line of EmerginC facial products.

• The new Coola moisturisers with SPF. They have a cool, fun and exciting presentation— a must-have!

Fern Tree: A Rockresorts Spa® at Half Moon

Rose Hall, St. James, Jamaica • Tel: 518-0477


The clients of Hair Extreme Beauty and Barber Concepts can continue to utilise our lunch special during the 'tamarind season'. Between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm all clients can come in for shampoos, pedicures and acrylic refills at $1,000; while full acrylic overlays are $1,500. Our discount cards, which were issued during the Christmas season, are also still valid from now until March, for discounts of 5-20 per cent off selected items.

Go-to Products

As a salon owned by a certified trichologist, different product lines must be used to target the specific needs of each client. That being said, there are a few lines that I must have in stock at all times. These are: Redken, Nairobi Professional, Biolage by Matrix, Affirm and Paul Mitchell.

Hot Picks for 2013

• Nairobi Stimu-Sil Conditioning Treatment Intensive Energizer for Distressed, Damaged, Abused Hair & Scalp

• Affirm dry and itchy scalp line by Avlon

Hair Extreme Beauty and Barber Concepts

Shop 2 • 30 Dominica Drive • New Kingston Shopping Centre

Kingston 5 • Tel: 906-1193/960-8663


We are very passionate about what we do, so are always on the hunt for ways to treat all clients like ROYALTY. We know the importance of relaxation, especially after a busy holiday season. So, for the remainder of January, we have extended to our clients a 20 per cent discount off services — which can also be had at a later date by buying a gift certificate. Corporate Jamaica can also take advantage of the discounts offered for functions or in-office set-ups. You can also look out for our onthe-road promotions team who have a limitededition VIP Membership Card. These cards offer you a combination of ways to spa with us at affordable prices.

Go-to Products

We can't possibly choose just one product from our wide selection of diverse treatments, but what we can confidently say is that our treatment brands range from both local and international distributors. Locally we get most of our body treatments, such as the herbal, lemongrass, coffee or coconut body scrubs; the seaweed, aloe or mineral body wraps; and our signature scented blends infused in products to enhance a treatment. The international line we prefer to use is Sothys Paris because of the extensive selection of their seasonal kits, which allow each experience to be majestically rejuvenating.

Hot Picks for 2013

For 2013 we recommend the following:

• Adam and Eve signature stone massage, coupled with a vitamin-enriched salt exfoliant; a detox seaweed body wrap; SOTHYS seasonal facial — rich in powerful minerals; a coffee scrub; and a paraffin spa manicure and pedicure.

• Get sexier eyes, by just adding a few more lashes.

• Marble nail design, the art of water and polish combined.

Adam & Eve Day Spa & Salon

114 Constant Spring Road • Kingston 10

Tel: 925-2994/969-6568






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