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Guilt-Free Treats

With wine and chocolate off limits, here we’ve picked out ten of our favourite Surrey style treats with which to reward yourself instead

1 - A MARVELLOUS MANICURE

Apparently the hot new nail trends for 2018 are stripes, metallic and florals – so what better way to update your look than a visit to a nail artist? For the latest looks locally, try Tiffanies Nails & Beauty in Sutton or Designer Nails & Beauty in Reigate. Alternatively, pick up your own selection of colours and have fun experimenting at home.

2 - A FAB NEW HAIRCUT

If there’s one thing guaranteed to make you feel good about yourself, it’s a new haircut. There really is nothing like that feeling of walking out of the salon with slinky, swishing hair, ready to take on the world. Among our favourites locally are Mulberry & Thyme in Epsom Downs, Iconic Hairdressing in Cheam, Krinkles in Ewell Village, Dare in Reigate and Sean Hanna in Epsom and Sutton.

3 - HAIR EXTENSIONS

If you really want to push the boat out, how about adding some length to your crowning glory with professional hair extensions? If you haven’t tried it before, it’s a great way to experiment with a fun new look. New for this winter, there’s a newly-opened salon in Reigate dedicated to that very thing called The Glamour Garage.

4 - A SHOPPING SPREE

Here in Surrey, we are lucky to have some brilliant independent boutiques stocking a great range of labels. Among our favourites are Fluke in Banstead and Gerrards in Reigate. For vintage items, try the regular auctions at Ewbank’s in Send, where you can sometimes be lucky enough to snap up a bargain too.

5 - EYEBROW SHAPING

Eyebrows were big news in 2017 and that’s not going to change for this year. The perfect way to give yourself a boost, a neatly-shaped eyebrow can really lift the whole face. Among the options locally are the Benefit Brow Bars at Debenhams in Sutton and in Reigate, EYE Can’t Get Enough in Sutton and the Ooh La La hair and beauty salon in Epsom.

6 - A STYLE MAKE-OVER

In need of a bit of inspiration for 2018? Maybe it’s time for some style advice from a professional. Award-winning personal stylist Chantelle Znideric works with clients all over Surrey to help them hone the perfect style for them. For more information or to make an appointment, simply visit her website at www.personal-stylist.co.uk.

7 - FANTASTIC FACIAL

If your skin is showing signs of all that Christmas partying, why not give it a treat with an indulgent facial? It’s not only super-relaxing but you’ll look your best for the start of 2018. Among the options locally are the Be Beautiful salons in Carshalton and Cheam, The Beauty Boutique in Banstead and The Lavender Spa in Tadworth. And breeeathe!

8 - TREASURE HUNTING

If you can’t quite justify a post- Christmas shopping splurge, why not have a trawl through some of the brilliant charity shops in the area? Not only will you be helping a good cause, but you might just be lucky enough to pick up a vintage gem. Among our favourites are The Children’s Trust shop in Reigate, the Princess Alice Hospice shop in Epsom and the St Raphael’s Hospice shops in Sutton, Carshalton, Cheam and Ewell.

9 - A FIX OF FILLERS

If the frown lines are becoming just that bit too furrowed to be fixed with a facial, you might wish to try fillers. Available at a number of clinics across the area, we’ve heard particularly good things about Definition Skin Aesthetics in Cheam. As well as fillers, they also offer a wide range of other state-of- the-art skin treatments to help you look your very best this new year.

10 - WALKING IN THE WOODS

Finally, as testified by Surrey Wildlife Trust in our article on page 14, there really is nothing better for looking and feeling good than a stroll in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Head to Banstead Woods, Box Hill or Epsom Downs (or for more ideas of places to try, see the Visit Surrey website at www.visitsurrey.com) and you’ll soon be glowing with health!

Guilt-Free Treats