There are many reasons why women choose to have a makeover – it could be after a major life change such as a break up or after the birth of a baby, or perhaps after a milestone birthday. Whatever the reason, a makeover signifies the time for a change and can be an extremely liberating experience, which can boost confidence and self-esteem.
Some of the most famous movie makeovers happen when a character decides to change the direction their life is going in and start anew. Julia Roberts as Vivian in Pretty Woman, Olivia Newton John as Sandy in Grease, and Anne Hathaway as Andy in The Devil Wears Prada, are famous onscreen makeovers where the characters have been empowered to make significant changes to their life and this has been reflected with a fabulous new look.
Why makeovers can make you feel empowered
For some women a new hair cut or a rejuvenating massage can be enough to make them feel more in control. Hair in particular has been cited as a key way to transform your look, as psychologist Elaine Slater explains in Red Online, “(Hair) is also a fundamental means of expression of self; how we communicate our identity to the world. Living in a digital selfie and image saturated culture as we do, the message certainly is ‘appearance matters’. As a result, our appearance and how we construct it impacts our personal, social and professional lives.”
Allergan, the company which manufactures Botox, conducted a survey of nearly 8,000 women and discovered that 42% of women have treatments such as Botox to boost self-esteem and 74% choose to have treatment to look better for themselves. It’s clear that a key motivator for having aesthetic facial treatment is to improve how women feel about themselves and it’s certainly worth the investment of time and money, as spending time on your appearance can have multiple benefits including making you more successful at your job and helping you get over a break up.
So, now you know the benefits of having a makeover, it’s time to book your ultimate makeover day in the beautiful town of Farnham.
Where to go for your makeover in Farnham?
There are many specialist clinics and salons in Farnham offering a range of beauty services to help you feel and look your best.
Farnham is a pretty Georgian town just off the A31 on the Surrey-Hampshire boarder, only 35 miles from London. If you’re looking for a lovely place to spend the day whilst you treat yourself to some pampering, then Farnham is the perfect location, whether you live locally or want to escape London for the day.
Set in the idyllic surroundings of the Surrey countryside, health + aesthetics is located just outside Farnham’s busy town centre and should be the first port of call for your makeover. health + aesthetics is a confidential, doctor-led clinic offering Botox, dermal fillers and a number of other beauty treatments for the face and body.
Botox and dermal fillers
Botox and dermal fillers can transform your face, making your skin appear smoother and more youthful. The natural results obtained at health + aesthetics can create the perfect base for your makeover as Botox can help to smooth out wrinkles and dermal fillers can add volume to hollow cheeks and thinning lips. At health + aesthetics we use ultra-fine needles to inject Botox to specific muscles to relax wrinkles and create a beautifully smooth surface on the skin. Alongside Botox, many of our clients choose to have dermal fillers to enhance their looks and create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Botox and dermal fillers can boost confidence and leave you feeling much more positive about your appearance. In fact, Botox can make you feel happier all round as according to one study Botox can actually help in the treatment of depression by relaxing muscles associated with frowning.
Ultherapy is also known as a ‘non-surgical facelift’ and is one of the specialist treatments offered by health + aesthetics. In just one treatment you can experience a tighter, more youthful looking jawline, neck and forehead. By using ultrasound, heath + aesthetics’ Dr Rekha Tailor will gently heat the deep tissue of your face and neck to stimulate new collagen and elastin growth to leave skin looking tighter and rejuvenated. health + aesthetics is the only clinic in Surrey and Hampshire that offers Ultherapy and the equipment used during the treatment process is FDA approved, meaning it is highly safe and effective.
Once you’ve visited health + aesthetics you can continue your pampering at a selection of Farnham’s best health and beauty companies.
A great smile can instantly brighten your face and boost your mood, but if your teeth need a little TLC it could mean you are self-conscious about showing off your smile. There are many procedures that can help put the spark back in your smile and restore your confidence. Holistic Dental Care is a Farnham based dental centre where Dr Emma Davison transforms patient’s smiles with a range of cosmetic dentistry including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and gum contouring and teeth reshaping. Holistic Dental Care is also in Farnham town centre and just a short walk from health + aesthetics.
According to psychologist Dr Vivian Diller, “Styled, well-kept hair gives us the external appearance of being well managed and it can contribute to feeling that way internally”. A beautiful new hairdo can be the crowning glory of a makeover and complement a more youthful, vibrant look. Ruby Mane Hair is one of the leading hairdressers in Farnham and has been creating fabulous hair styles for the people of Farnham since 2011. Specialist services include glossing and panel colour techniques and nanokeratin hair smoothing.
Amanda Riley offers massage therapies tailored to individual requirements including Swedish therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage and Indian head massage to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Relax, unwind and let your aches, pains and worries melt away.
Once your treatment is finished, there are a number of places you can relax and enjoy a drink and bite to eat and celebrate your new look in style.
- The Spotted Cow is a tradition country pub set in four acres of idyllic Surrey countryside, so you can enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious meal while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
- Anderson’s Restaurant offers an intimate, relaxed atmosphere and serves dishes with ingredients sourced from local suppliers.
- The Six Bells serves a delicious range of cocktails and a mouth-watering menu foodies will love made from fresh local ingredients.
- Baruba Cocktail Lounge is a speakeasy style cocktail lounge with an extensive menu of 52 different cocktails made with fresh fruit, juices and the finest spirits.
If you plan to make a weekend of your trip to Farnham, then there is plenty to keep you busy while you relax and enjoy this pretty town. Farnham is one of the best places to shop in Surrey with independent boutiques including milliner Beverley Edmondson (a must-visit pre-Epsom boutique), bespoke jeweller Andre Noir and a plethora of luxury and country attire shops in the Lion and Lamb Yard.
High street stores include Joules, Laura Ashley and Mint Velvet so treat yourself to some retail therapy as part of your new look.
How to get to Farnham
There is a regular train service from London Waterloo to Farnham with around two to three services running every hour. It take as little as 55 minutes to reach Farnham from the capital and health + aesthetics is just 10 minutes’ walk from the train station. Farnham can also be reached from neighbouring towns Godalming, Woking, Guildford and Weybridge in less than an hour by train.
Farnham is around an hour and a half drive from London, taking The Mall and A3214 to Queenstown Rd/A3216, then follow the A3 and A31 to Station Hill/B3001 in Farnham.
Where to park
Farnham city centre has a number of city centre car parks where you can easily access all the health and beauty services on offer. There are car parks on South Street, Dogflud Way, Waggon Yard and Victoria Street which are all in the town centre. For further details of where to park in Farnham, including prices and number of spaces, visit the Parkopedia website.
For more information on the treatments offered by health + aesthetics browse our website and to find out what else Farnham has to offer, visit the Farnham Town Council website and Tripadvisor.