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A Luxurious Refinement of the Body in a Beauty Theme Park for Grown-Ups A Luxurious Refinement of the Body in a Beauty Theme Park for Grown-Ups
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.52
Hot! Too hot! Damage that is considerable to body in heat & air conditioner of day after day, ultraviolet ray etc. Originally age that is rusted let alone skin to the inside of body, and comes. We bear this climate. "Therefore is heat reason just just sparse while thinking, we must care for body properly"?…….
We maintain by professional hand decisively in such a case! Therefore we came over to GINZA SIX. In luxury atmosphere, it is strategy to say to give body a good shine at a stretch.
Firstly die by foot care, to "uka" of total beauty salon. Both heel and the nail circumference are dry every day probably because they take ultraviolet ray and dry. Situation that this is bad as person whom minor one of the beauty industry has!
It is six colors of red nails that jumped into eyes when we enter shop and see this incidentally. The gradation being beautiful. Pure red, red tinged with orange, deep red of Bordeaux origin……. Did red have so various tones? If there are six colors, there is certainly red looking good on I preference and me.
This nail, series name "uka red study 1" (all all six colors of for each 2,200 yen ※ lower than + tax price). It is witty naming that it is basic color of nail, and was touched by feeling to "want you to learn one from woman about "red" that you want to have". It is me who do selection of color, transcendence genuine sword while thinking about whether it is the present feeling which color you look good with.
Well, result, color that chose "1/1" of royal road. It is pure with clear and is elegant "red Queen". Spacious nail space that we did not know when we saw at entrance toward the depths. Please do care and pedicure of foot here (foot standard course 60 minutes 7,000 yen, manicure coloring 1,000 yen). Foot shampoo, keratin care of foot, care of nail, it is manicure and my foot adding to translucency more and more more.
Yes, we were able to do it! Red nail shines in beige sandals and is beautiful even if I do say so myself. Thing (note, our ratio) that we painted toenail this time, but of course rank as woman strongly rises even if we paint fingernail. If actually try in house to paint by oneself though it is color of "red" that hurdle is expensive, considerable brushability. We will challenge other colors this time.
Well, next time to "PANPURI." Brand, PANPURI from Thailand are famous for natural cosmetics using plant raw materials which selected carefully. Please do treatment today in "PANPURI oasis" of salon space.
"indoshinenajaijingumassaji" as for the menu which is determined saying is saying "untie everyday manuscript fatigue that waited for that write, and came out!", and chose of popularity (90 minutes 17,000 yen). We select oil to use for massage first. Lemongrass, Mandarin, bergamot choose blended "Indian Shin" among three kinds. Only smell refreshing flavor, is already revival mode from mode wearily.
And finally to surgical operation. noiitokodorina feeling that this massage "unties" saying "we drain." As key point push enters important points, we do satisfaction to tired body high and, and, do. In addition, it is good that Thai style nomomihogushiya stretch enters as it says Thai brand! Therapist gets on back, and take the weight; and steadily. Besides, stretch to miss chest and back. Oh, ... that body which hardened becomes soft. Whole body is massaged with oil and is completed by head massage. Body which we had lackluster woke with suki and completely revived!
As liked flavor of oil which used by surgical operation; as souvenir. We should be able to surely indulge in spa feeling in this in house. (from the photograph left: in whump STH hand & nail cream 75 ml 3,600 yen, massage & body oil 200 ml 5,800 yen)
If foot and body are set clearly, let's finish in double check, fragrance of beauty last. Having come "DIPTYQUE." It is brand of Paris known as modern, artistic flavor.
In front of flavor to line, tension is max. But, on earth which should we choose?……. Because, without worry, the Shops staff advises kindly.
Besides, we had you tell slightly adult-like how to put this time. As for it, layered (stack pickles). However, it is not difficult to turn on two flavor? According to Tomoaki Abe of assistant manager, "we can taste depth flavor ritsu chiga which there is when we play layered. If Woody puts casual floral on rich flavor, even the first person is easy to try"
Two these what we finally liked. One "odesansu." Flavor including orange flower and Juniper berry right "adult is refreshing". The other "fururudupo." Iris and musk are central flavor, and person is sexy at moment when we smell and did. Well, wonder and wonder, fresh "odesansu" wear sweetness and amorousness when we repeat!
For example, use "odesansu" in one piece of article in the summer, and repeat "fururudupo" if it is autumn, and is noon on stack → We seem to have various ways of enjoying when we change at night. Feeling that is awakened to flavor play triggered by this pressingly. (from the photograph left: odesansuodotoware 100 ml 16,000 yen, fururudupoodoparufan 75 ml 19,000 yen)
There is space where we collected attributive quality to be available only in boutique, and, as for the series of "rubazarudu 34", Nuance reels in flavor that there is. Bottle was beautiful, and ambition "that we wanted to collect" has sprung out. (from the photograph left: liver Nantes Aude pal fan, omajuodoparufan, oponeodoparufan for each 100 ml 24,000 yen)
"Aesthetic amusement park of adult where we work as nail, body, fragrance and Cruise in the middle of Ginza, and complete has course to beautiful body," it is GINZA SIX. It was good to become adult to be able to taste such deluxe time!
Text: Nobuko Irie Photos: Azusa Hasegawa Edit: Yuka Okada
It’s hot. It’s too hot! Day after day of exposure to heat, air conditioning, and UV rays takes its toll on one’s body. The damage to my skin is obvious, and I’m at an age now where the corrosion has begun to reach into the interior. This weather does nothing but harm to me, but despite thoughts that I should take proper care of my body, the heat makes me do the opposite…
At times like this, I act decisively and seek maintenance from the hands of a pro. That’s why I’ve come to GINZA SIX. Amid this luxurious atmosphere, my plan is to achieve instant restoration for my body.
Choosing to start with foot care, I head to uka, a total beauty salon. Perhaps due to the daily exposure to UV, both my heels and nails are dried out. For someone working in the beauty industry, these are grave circumstances, indeed!
I enter the salon. As I look about, these bottles of nail polish, in six shades of red, catch my eye. I love the beauty of the gradation. There’s a pure red, an orangy red, and a Bordeaux deep red… Are there really this many tones of red? With six colors, I’m bound to like one. One is bound to suit me.
The name of this nail series is uka red study 1 (2,200 yen for one of each of the six colors; all prices listed before tax). This stylish name comes from a desire to get women to learn more about red, the most fundamental nail polish color, the color of which every woman wants a bottle. I consider how I feel today, and I’m overcome with the solemnity of picking the right shade.
In the end, I stick with convention and choose 1/1. This is a clear and pure shade for an elegant red queen. At the back of the salon is a spacious nail area I hadn’t spotted from the entrance when I arrived, where staff provide foot care and pedicures. (The standard foot-care session lasts 60 minutes and costs 7,000 yen; a manicure and coloring is 1,000 yen.) My feet become increasingly translucent as they undergo skin care, nail care, and, finally, a manicure.
And I’m done! The red nails look lovely against my beige sandals. This time I got just my nails painted. Of course—just my personal opinion!—if you have your fingernails done, too, your femininity ascends to still loftier heights. I believe painting your nails red by yourself is quite the challenge, but when I actually try doing it at home later, I’m surprised how easy it is. I find myself thinking I’d like to try some other colors, too.
My next stop is Panpuri, a Thai brand known for natural cosmetics made from carefully selected botanical ingredients. Today I’m getting a treatment session in the Panpuri Oasis salon space.
The course I choose is based on my determination to address the fatigue that comes from writing articles every day. It’s a popular choice, called the Indochine Energizing Massage (90 minutes, 17,000 yen). I first select the oil for my massage. Three kinds are offered. I choose Indochine, a blend of lemon grass, mandarin, and bergamot. Just a sniff of the refreshing scent immediately takes me from exhaustion to reinvigoration mode.
And now the treatment begins. The massage strikes a nice balance between promoting circulation and promoting relaxation. Pressure is applied to every important acupuncture point, something my tired body finds deeply satisfying. And because this is a Thai brand, we also get Thai-style muscle kneading and stretching, which is great! The therapist straddles my back and applies her weight as she pushes down vigorously. She also stretches my chest and back. The tension gradually lifts from my body. My entire body is massaged with oil, and the session ends with a head massage. My lackluster body awakens. I’m restored to the ranks of the living!
I like the scent of the oil used in the treatment, so I buy some to take home. I feel confident it will leave me feeling I’m at a spa even when I’m home (from left: Indochine STH Hand & Nail Cream 75 ml, 3,600 yen and Indochine STH Massage and Body Oil 200 ml, 5,800 yen).
With my body and feet in tiptop shape now, I decide to top everything off with some fragrance. The store I visit—dyptyque—is a Parisian brand known for its modern and artistic scents.
Filled with excitement as I stand before all the fragrances, I also find myself unable to choose—a state of affairs quickly resolved under the kindly guidance of a staff member.
And this time, he teaches me a somewhat grownup way of applying perfume: to apply them in layers. But isn’t applying two scents somewhat tricky? According to assistant manager Tomoaki Abe, “Layering lets you enjoy a deeper scent. Pairing a scent with depth, like a woody fragrance and a subtle floral scent, is easy, something even beginners will want to try.”
Eventually I decide I have two favorites. One is Eau des Sens, a fragrance composed of orange flowers and juniper berries, redolent of a grownup freshness. The other is Fleur de Peau, a fragrance that revolves around iris and musk. A sniff of this immediately inspires the thought, “This is sexy!” And combining the two…if mystery had a scent, it would be this. The effect is to cast a spell of sweetness and spice around the scent of the Eau de Sens. With these two fragrances, I’m looking forward to exploring lots of possibilities. In summer, for example, I’ll probably wear Eau de Sens by itself. When fall arrives, I may add Fleur de Peau or I can change the scent by adding a layer as day transitions into evening. I’m overcome by the sudden clear sense of the joys and delight that await as I explore the possibility of these fragrances (from left: Eau de Sens eau de toilette 100 ml, 16,000 yen; Fleur de Peau eau de parfum 75 ml 19,000 yen).
There’s also a space filled with exclusive products available only at the boutique. The Le Bazar Du 34 series features nuanced fragrances that inspire giddy feelings. The bottles are beautiful. I’m filled with delight at the thought of collecting them all (from left: Kimonan eau de parfum, Eau Mage eau de parfum, Opone eau de parfum – all 100 ml, 24,000 yen each).
GINZA SIX is a true beauty theme park for grownups, right in the heart of Ginza, offering every device and measure needed to achieve a beautiful body, from your nails to your body and your fragrance. The joy of spending such a luxurious hour makes me glad to be a grownup.
Text: Nobuko Irie Photos: Azusa Hasegawa Edit: Yuka Okada
Nobuko IrieA beauty editor. She went independent after stints working for a manufacturing company and a publisher. She organizes and writes beauty articles for magazines like VOGUE, VOCE, Marisol, and et Rouge. She also writes advertising copy. Based on an awareness of the reality of aging, she strives to create articles based on her own experience that will resonate with readers.