2 posts tagged "Vaishaly Patel"
It was Vaishaly Patel’s impressive eyebrow threading abilities that first caught the eye of London’s beauty aficionados. But her claim to fame since that initial arch-grooming arrival has everything to do with her signature facials. A holistic approach, a commitment to products with all-organic ingredients (like, say, those in her own eponymous line), and a mastery of age-old but often mishandled techniques like microdermabrasion and wrinkle-erasing massage has earned her the moniker of “super-facialist”—and even given her one-name-wonder status. Known simply as Vaishaly by a global list of acolytes—including a number of celebrity one-name wonders like Gwyneth, Nigella, and Kirsten—her Marylebone clinic is a must-stop in London, no matter how many LFW shows you might have on your calendar this weekend. Here, the skin-saver shares some of her own hometown beauty bets for LFW and beyond.
The Color Master: Shai at Gielly Green
“Shai is the owner and is Israeli so he just knows how to do dark hair well without making it go red.”Gielly Green, 42-44 George St., London, W1U 7ES, 020-7034-3060, www.giellygreen.co.uk.
The Trusted Stylist: Nando at Richard Ward
“Nando is the man to see for a cut or blow-dry. He is just fantastic, he gets it right every time! You feel like a million dollars when’s he’s finished. I’ve had the most comments since he’s being doing my hair, which is nearly for the last ten years.”
Richard Ward, 82 Duke of York Square, London, SW3 4LY, 020-7730-1222, www.richardward.com.
The Polish Perfectionists: Vaishaly Clinic
“I have three of the best therapists in town doing nails. I’m extremely fussy and will only offer treatments that I personally would have, and my standards are high!”
Vaishaly Clinic, 51 Paddington St., Mayfair, London, W1U 4HR, 020-7224-6088, www.vaishaly.com.
The Destination Spa: Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
“It’s absolutely high-class perfection! From the treatments to the therapists, service, spa, and hotel, it’s a benchmark for pure excellence on every level.”
31 Avenue George V, Paris, 01-49-52-7000, www.fourseasons.com/paris.
With a full week of August already behind us in what will go down as one of the hottest summers on record, it’s safe to say that the swelter is on. High temperatures mixed with even higher humidity means it’s increasingly hard to cool down and skin is in a constant state of flushed discomfort. It’s something we were lamenting on a recent visit with the NYR Organics team, when they dropped this piece of knowledge on us: rosewater ice cubes. A favorite trick of London-based superstar facialist Vaishaly Patel, the road to fragrant refreshment is fairly simple: Pour NYR’s Rose Water into 1-2 slots of a standard ice cube tray, freeze, pop out, wrap in muslin, and glide over your face and underneath eyes to cool, hydrate, and lightly exfoliate. Think of it as a beauty party trick that’s sure to blow some minds at your summer rental this weekend.