March 2, 2020

Does Wearing Gel Polish Affect Your Nails?

Kirsty – Nail Technician Kirsty is our go-to person for all your gel nail requirements; she has a Diploma in Beauty, Body & Spa Therapies and has been working here at Unique Skin and Body for the past three years. Kirsty always wanted to do ‘something’ in the beauty field and started out as a make-up artist. However, she discovered her preferences lay elsewhere, had a slight change of direction, and now performs a range of treatments here at Unique including her favourites: waxing and nails … especially gel nails! The GelBottle Gel Nails We use The GelBottle products – they’re beautiful, […]
April 8, 2019

Phi Ion and Micro-needling

Phi Ion & Micro-needling Treatments Phi Ion and micro-needing are two treatment of the PhiLings palette of skin treatments developed by the PhiAcademy where I (Lynne) have trained and studied. The combination of both treatments over a period of time will work together to improve texture, elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles. The collagen and elastin within your skin is improved. Phi Ion treatments are based on the creation of a series of minute dots adjacent to the tension lines (which we commonly think of as wrinkles) on the skin. The process triggers an instant and natural contraction and tightening of […]
February 27, 2019


May 29, 2017

Use of Vitamin A In Pregnancy

I often have clients ask me is it safe to use vitamin A when pregnant. As there is a lot of confusion out in the world of Google. So here goes my research as we use Environ within the Clinic in very simple terms Environ products containing Vitamin A is safe during both pregnancy and lactation. Once Vitamin A is absorbed into the skin it is trapped, because humans do not have the enzyme systems to transfer Vitamin A from the skin into the blood stream. Virtually no Vitamin A gets from the skin into the blood stream. Environ does […]
April 3, 2017


Did you know despite being advised not to wax the face in beauty school it is still common practice to wax the brow  in the Hamilton Incidentally the same “ gentle wax” used around the eye is also typically used to wax strong pubic hairs! The eye region is the most delicate part of the body—the first to dehydrate and to age. The result is not surprisingly is trauma and stretching which can lead to damage of the fine cellular structures and enlarged pores and  sagging top eye lids. ( I can show you what I now look like after […]
April 3, 2017

LED Light Treatments Available Now

LED and The Energy Currency of Life Many of our clients were wondering how and why the Light therapy works. How does it benefit the skin? We asked Amy Gardner, Educational Coordinator at LightStim to explain all the science in black and white, and here it is: “It has been said by some that as time marches on our bodies make less and less of the good stuff, and more and more of the bad stuff. Although simply phrased, there is some truth to this. Of the things that the body becomes less efficient at producing, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is […]
October 11, 2015

Waxing…… what do I ask or book for

Waxing…… what do I ask or book for Summer is coming so it’s time to prepare the body. Whether its legs, underarms, bikini or Brazilian’s. Waxing is very popular as a treatment in the salon for clients that want a hair free weeks. What is the difference between the types of waxes? Here at Unique Skin and Body 87 Grey Street Hamilton East we use two methods of waxing Hot and Warm. Warm Waxing Warm is used for large areas, i.e legs arms. Often it is applied with rollers so the wax is applied thinly. This wax is removed with […]