This post is by Londoner, Sarah Girdwood
Given that I work non-stop, spending hours typing and staring at my keyboard, and consequently my hands, last weekend I decided to add a little extra something to my Stratford trip – a manicure!
Near the Avon Theatre
Mane Stage has an excellent hair salon, but their lesser known spa offers a range of services including everything from botanical skin resurfacing and elemental nature facials, to manicures.
A bit of hippie, I was happy to learn from my aesthetician that Mane Stage endorses environmentally friendly products. Mane Stage is an AVEDA concept salon, they carry a full line of products for sale and use them in services. I told my manicurist that I’d been to a few other AVEDA salons, and she told me that she loved the products because they’re plant-based, i.e., less chemicals.
Now, what I like about Stratford’s shops is that they all carry their own allure and style; the same goes for the this salon.
Situated in a historical house, on Downie St, right around the corner from the Avon theatre, the interior was to die for. The decor is antique-meets-modern with an infusion of natural accents to compliment their plant-based products.
Sun Lit Rooms
The waiting room is lit by sunlight, with a coffee table surrounded by comfy leather seating, SO nice. I kicked myself for picking up Starbucks because the comfortable waiting room was fully decked out with gourmet coffee and tea infusions.
The all-female staff was so lovely and attentive, I wish that I had brought a group of ladies with me to enjoy the experience together. My next Stratford trip I’ll invite some friends for “girlie” day at the salon and shopping.
I left the salon with lobster-red nails and a smile on my face. After a quick lunch, I headed to the show. My nails matched the curtain!
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– Sarah Girdwood