Russell Eaton, Leeds SPA REVIEW
RUSSELL EATON, Leeds
On: Yorkshire Magazine’s Bethanie Lunn puts one of Leeds’s newest spas through its pampering paces …
There are three ways to make a booking – in the salon itself with the reception team, through an online enquiry from which the spa will return your message or by simply telephoning the salon and booking directly.
You can view the treatments on offer on their website or take away a spa menu from the salon for your reference.
Russell Eaton Lifestyle Salon & Spa is a feature building in the heart of Leeds city centre. The design was led by Aveda’s main architect, Richard Evetts from Reis Designs, and is in keeping with the brand’s earthy, natural appeal. In opposition to the light and airy salon, the spa nestles on the lower ground floor and transports you into an entirely different world of low lighting, hanging lanterns, hardwood and candlelight to create an instantly warming and tranquil ambience. I was able to relax immediately.
What Happened Next?:
My therapist handed me a client card to complete then led me to my treatment room. She explained that the Aveda philosophy is based on ‘ayurveda’ (an eastern-originating form of alternative treatment) and the Elemental Nature Questionnaire I was asked to fill out reveals the element you most resemble – your entire treatment is then based around these results – from the products, to the essential oil aromas and facial massage techniques.
I was recommended the Elemental Nature Facial. You can choose from a 30 minute facial for £40, 60 minutes for £60 or 90 minutes for £80.
The results of my Elemental Nature Questionnaire were impressive as I (and my complexion) felt irritated that day and I identified with the ‘Fire’ element which cools and soothes sensitive, irritated skin.
Opting for a quick 30 minutes, the facial was a relaxing experience leaving my skin feeling more balanced and looking fresh.
I followed that with The Fusion Stone Massage (60 mins/£65) – the pièce de résistance – which helps improve circulation and offer relief from fatigue. Treatments here commence with you deeply inhaling the aroma of three different scents. Your favourite scent is then used during your treatment.
My chosen aroma soothed my senses, working in unison with the calming sensation of the smooth stone massage. Both warm and cool stones were used to offer a revitalising opposition of sensations which left me feeling invigorated and the warm towels placed on my back at the end delivered a feeling of pure contentment.
We ended with a Spa Pedicure (75 mins/£40). After soaking my feet, my toe nails and cuticles were trimmed, then my feet were treated to an intensive hydrating mask and enveloped in warm towels, which feels incredibly luxuriant, and then massaged. OPI nail varnish is used to finish the pedicure with a pop of colour.
Other Treatments Available:
In addition to the more soulful well-being treatments, the spa offers a good ‘eye enhancement’ menu including eyelash and brow tints, lash and brow waxing and even a hand or scalp massage.
Manicures are also on offer along with special packages. The ‘double date’ is an all inclusive sensory journey for two. Opt for a manicure, back, neck and shoulder massage and facial or the ‘upgrade’ which offers a manicure and pedicure, blow dry or cut and finish and a full body massage. All of this is enjoyed over an ‘Eaton drink’ and strawberries.
Bridal packages are on offer starting at £70 for a blow dry, manicure and pedicure.
You must try the Aveda Comforting Tea with liquorice and peppermint. It tastes absolutely delicious, is caffeine-free and available to buy from the salon, so you can enjoy it at home too.
You can continue the experience at home and buy any of the Aveda cosmetics, skin and hair care products from the salon itself.
Opt for a hand massage or manicure as your colour sets. Therapists will come to your chair as you wait so you can get polished and preened from head to toe.
This family-run business offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city it rests in the middle of. Addressing today’s modern lifestyles, Russell Eaton Lifestyle Salon & Spa caters to the demand for hair and beauty treatments all under one roof, with a full treatment menu and the use of leading organic brand, Aveda. Successfully combining the beauty of nature with the science of cutting-edge expertise, this is certainly one combination to delight in.
Russell Eaton Lifestyle Salon & Spa, 4-6 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 5DD
0113 2469 162