Not only do these salon treatments exist, they’re seeing clients lining up and coughing up big to have them done, writes Nadia Stennett.
When you work in a beauty clinic long enough, you tend to think you’ve seen it all. But these seen-to-be-believed beauty treatments some salons have started practising will have you thinking again. And yes, they really exist.
The $350 face slap
For $350, beauty therapist Rassameesaitarn ‘Tata’ Wongsirodkul slaps her clients in the face repeatedly. The Thai beauty practitioner says the face slap beauty treatment is extremely effective at reducing signs of ageing, including fine lines and sagging skin. Also popular in Thailand, are the beauty practises of ‘butt punching’ – thought to help firm the bottom – and ‘breast slapping’, which supposedly aids breast tissue rejuvenation.
A placenta face mask
As outrageous as it may sound, the placenta facial mask treatment, which costs around $200 and literally involves the beautician applying a lotion including actual sheep placenta to the client’s face, has been a huge hit worldwide, attracting celebrity clients like Victoria Beckham and Simon Cowell to salon doors. The idea behind the treatment is that the placenta protein absorbs into the skin, triggering cells to rejuvenate, resulting in a more youthful look.
It’s not a facial, it’s a vajacial
Typically performed a week or two after a wax, the vajacial treatment is exactly as it sounds: a facial, for your client’s lady parts. The beauty therapist typically applies a cleanse and antibacterial wash to the bikini area, followed by a specialised treatment mask to target inflammation and skin cells that trap hairs. The vajacial can also include ingrown hair extraction and skin plumping treatment.
Have your say: Would you, or have you ever, included an unconventional beauty treatment in your salon menu?