So often you’ll hear it said that people buy people, and at Guinot Bramhall, that’s definitely a big part of their ongoing success. Owner Karen Hargreaves is immediately warm and welcoming, so clients instantly feel safe in the knowledge that they are in very good hands. The best. Proud to call Karen a friend, we also know she is an expert at what she does. The Guinot Bramhall village-centre sanctuary is blessed with an equally talented, approachable team to assist.
This brand has real credentials – Guinot is not a new brand on the block; far from it. Based in Paris and created over fifty years ago, treatments and products are laboratory researched and developed for the very best and most visible results. Better still, that innovation comes ethically. All Guinot products are developed using renewable sources, without animal testing, parabens or GMOs. Yes, this is a multi-national organisation but still owned within the Guinot family.
High-end and effective yet absolutely attainable, Guinot is considered THE leading brand on the beauty salon market. The skilled Guinot beauty therapists are akin to beauty doctors, tailoring prescriptive treatments to each individual client. As well as standard beauty therapy training and qualifications, Guinot training is rigorous and ongoing. That training includes a month’s residential, training every quarter and stringent assessments which MUST be passed.
The brand’s state-of-the art treatments, incredible products, unwavering support, and unrivalled training are what led Karen to choose Guinot. More than a prestige brand, and not just another fluffy salon, Guinot is backed up with years of science and technology. Innovations such as their Hydradermie facial treatments, as well as facials like Lift Summum, HydraClean, Hydra Peeling and body treatments Technispa and Slim Logic – and more – deliver results. Products and treatments by Guinot aim to offer a genuine alternative to aesthetics.
The latest Government announcement delaying the opening of salons like Guinot has come as a huge blow. A blow not just to Guinot, and countless other small businesses; but also to their clients, who are craving some TLC for their skin – and indeed, their very wellbeing. Because that’s the thing with the beauty and skincare industry. It’s not just about looking good. But more of that later.
There’s no need, though, to miss out on all Guinot Bramhall offer though. It’s not all doom, gloom and neglected skin. Karen and the Guinot team have been keeping in touch with their clients and social following with invaluable how-to videos, expert advice, and practical skincare demos. The best bit? Everything at Guinot Bramhall is available to buy – for delivery to your door, or for you to click and collect. Whether that’s the skin-saviour products, miracle-working make-up, little treats, beautifully bespoke gift sets or simply vouchers, anyone would be thrilled to receive that distinctive red-and-white bag and the luxury therein. A voucher is perfect if you’re not sure what treatment to gift – how lovely to look forward to some luxurious me-time. But really, a Guinot gift of any description is always going to go down well. Trust us on that.
Guinot Bramhall deliver SIXTEEN specialist facials, each with specific benefits and formulated to address every imaginable skin concern. As well as this bespoke approach to skincare, there’s every other treatment and service you’d expect.
Bonus, Guinot Bramhall isn’t just for the ladies – everything is unisex, although there is a dedicated gents’ range, too. Whatever your treatment or concern, your Guinot therapist will discuss every aspect of that treatment and products used. With Karen and her wonderful team, there is never a hard sell, only ever a recommendation.
These days, thankfully, we are all far more aware of self-care and looking after our mental health. Many holistic treatments have all kinds of benefits above and beyond skincare and me-time. Massage, for example, is known to help reduce stress and even lower blood pressure. Taking care of yourself is no longer considered a luxury. It’s a necessity.
Rest assured that when they get the government go-ahead, Guinot Bramhall will have everything in place, not just for health and safety but also comfort. A big, roomy building, over three floors (for now… watch this space), there’s plenty of room for social distancing with 6 private treatment rooms. Hygiene has always been paramount; now there will be clinical grade PPE where required and a 14-page risk assessment on display. Everything is covered. And then some.
In the meantime, Karen would like to thank everyone for their support. Running a small business is always fraught with challenges, but the past three months have tested everyone. She’s looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Guinot Bramhall and to being a huge part of our local community. As we’re looking forward to welcoming Karen and Team Guinot back, too.