Where is the salon located?
We are a home based salon conveniently located near the Edinburgh bypass, just off Lasswade Road - you'll find us at 2 Harper Place, Edinburgh, EH17 8BG
If you are taking the bus the number 31 will get you to Lasswade road and you can make the short walk from there to the salon.
What qualifications do you hold?
I hold an NVQ level 2&3 in Beauty Therapy. I also have further training in advanced skin treatments level 4 and level 4 advanced electrolysis - blemish removal. I have trained in many skincare and spa companies throughout the years gaining valuable knowledge in skincare treatments .
I am always eager to learn more in this industry and am continually learning and doing new training. I will be working towards my level 5 in the near future.
I am also fully insured and licensed by the council to provide blemish removal using Diathermy. This is mandatory and means my business has been thoroughly checked by Environmental Health to ensure a safe and hygienic practice. I have had my certification and insurance checked. I have also undergone up to date first aid training and I have a clinical waste contract in place.
Do you offer gift vouchers?
Yes, we do sell gift vouchers. You can buy them for a specific treatment or up to a certain monetary value which can be used against any treatment that you, a friend or loved one can enjoy.
These are available all year round and expire after one year.
You can buy them here.
What are Eve Taylor products?
Founded by pioneering aromatherapist Eve Taylor OBE, Eve Taylor products are enriched with the finest hand-blended essential oils. Available only through professional therapists and the Eve Taylor website, the products ensure your skin looks its best and your mind is balanced.
What treatment would you recommend for problem skin?
We have various different treatments to help with problem skin, from specially selected skin care products to High Frequency and Dermalux LED. Ideally it would be best to book a Full Skin Analysis with problematic skin concerns so you can aim to get the best possible results to give you radiant, smooth, clear skin.
However if you are not ready to take that step and would like a taster then please book the 60 minute Eve Taylor Prescriptive facial.
I have sensitive skin, what treatment would be best for me?
For sensitive skins we take a cautious approach and use only the most gentle of products which have ingredients to help calm and soothe sensitive skin and reduce redness.
Am I able to bring my child to my appointment?
Sorry, we are unable to have children in the salon. We have very limited space and are not insured to have children in the treatment room.
What payment methods do you accept?
We use a Sum Up card reader that allows us to take payment from all credit and debit cards including Apple Pay.
We also accept cash payments and bank transfers.
Do you treat men?
Yes, we are fully inclusive and offer treatments to all gender identities.
Am I able to have a treatment if I suffer from anxiety or depression?
Yes, of course. Our aim is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed during your time with us, and for you to leave feeling empowered and confident.
We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have prior to your treatment.
Our facial treatments and massage can help relieve stress and calm the body and mind.
What happens if I am running late to my appointment?
If you arrive late to an appointment we will do our best to accommodate you and give you your full treatment.
However if we have a client booked in directly after your appointment we may be forced to cut the treatment time.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes, please refer to the cancellation policy.
Can I go on a sunbed after my facial treatment?
Depending on the type of facial that you have it is advisable to avoid sun exposure or sun-beds after your treatment as your skin may be more sensitive.
Always wear a SPF and reapply every two hours to protect your skin.
Can I have a treatment if I have had botox / filler?
We recommend booking your treatment 7-14 days after your botox / filler treatment. This leaves it plenty of time to settle.
Can I have a treatment if I am on RoAccutane?
Unfortunately if you are on this medication your skin can become extremely sensitive.
We recommend waiting 6-12 months after you have completed the course of medication to then have a facial treatment with us.
This is to allow your skin's barrier time to heal and repair prior to a facial treatment.
What products do you use in your treatments?
We use a lovely aromatherapy range called Eve Taylor, who exclusively work with professional salons.
Are your products cruelty free?
Yes, definitely! Eve Taylor products are not tested on animals, they are only tested on willing human participants in a controlled environment.
Are the products you use vegan?
Eve Taylor products are mostly vegan with the exception of beeswax, honey and some sea shell used in a small collection of her products.
Please advise at time of booking if you only want vegan products used in your treatment.
Are you able to advise me on skincare and products to use at home?
Yes. We can advise you on a home-care routine using our lovely Eve Taylor Aromatherapy skin care range.
Do I need to arrive a few minutes early to my appointment?
Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time. We carry out a thorough consultation prior to your treatment.
Therefore expect to add on 15 minutes to your consultation time (free of charge).
Is there anything I need to do in preparation for my treatment?
We reccommend arriving to treatment with little makeup and jewellery on.
Please see our pre and post care for any guidance.
Can I have a treatment if I am pregnant?
It is best to let us know prior to treatment. The same can be said for any other pre-existing medical conditions.
Please let us know any medications that you are taking as some can be contraindicated to some of the treatments we offer.
We will always ask when accepting your booking whether you are pregnant, breast-feeding, have any other medical conditions or allergies or are on any medication.
Please note - Sorry but we are not insured to treat anyone within the first three months of pregnancy.
Are you a home-based salon?
Yes. We have a lovely and welcoming treatment room in our house.
Is there parking available?
Yes. Please feel free to use the space in our drive to park.
What are your opening hours?
Tuesday 10:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 10:30 - 16:30
Thursday 10:30 - 17:30
Every second Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
What is your cancellation policy?
A 50% deposit will be required to secure your booking. This will be deducted from the cost of your treatment on the day.
A full 36 hours will be required to cancel or amend your appointment otherwise the 50% deposit will be forfeited.
Please ensure you fully understand the booking terms before completing your booking.
Do you have pets in your home?
Yes we have one dog called SnowWhite and she is a Bichon Frise. She is hypoallergenic as she does not cast hair and she is never allowed in the Treatment Room.