A Perricone facial in the privacy of the hairdresser’s chair at George Northwood salon

I have heard nice things about hairdresser George Northwood ( tall, skinny, slightly reserved but welcoming ) and love what he does to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Alexa Chung‘s but what I didn’t know is that you can also have a Perricone facial in his salon as well and you can’t ask for better hands that a facialist with over 20 years of experience Tine Hagelquist, who has previously worked for many brands, including Ole Henriksen, Dr Sebagh and NuBo.


George’s salon is a short walk from the Oxford Street tube station and while it does have a slightly industrial, cool and modern look it also feels surprisingly cosy, with bright colourful lights on brick walls, a relaxation area to get a Roots & Bulbs juice created especially for the salon and comfortable hairdressing stations dotted at a comfortable distance from each other, both on the ground level, as well as downstairs.


Tine has been using Perricone products since 1997 and has remained loyal to the brand since then, which is quite telling in our fast-paced world when women seem to be on the lookout for the latest product launch, rather than using skincare products that will offer their skin consistent results.


The treatment room itself is quite small but Tine manages to make it look professional & very welcoming. I was surprised to see a hairdressing chair there, as I have never had a facial in one, but it turned out to be a comfortable and sleep inducing cocoon – where there is a will, there is a way to create unusual experiences.


Tine started with putting a hairband just above my forehead and switching a chilling vibes CD. With me laying comfortably on the chair, she started with massaging my shoulders and neckline and then the face with the new Perricone cleanser called Blue Plasma. You don’t need water to use it, just spread it all over with a saturated cotton pad. It removes make-up effortlessly and without drying the skin. It is an intelligent hybrid of a facial serum and peel which helps to resurface your skin while acting as a triple multi-tasker: it peels away dead skin cells, micro-purifies your pores and fuses your skin with moisture. Tine followed it up with applying a Pore Minimiser serum which helps to clear the surface impurities on the skin without stripping it of natural oils. On top of it Tine layered the

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