An up-and-coming trend in the skincare industry has made its way to Lincoln city centre with the opening of the city’s first high-tech oxygen clinic.
Skincare-conscious men and women will be able to follow in the footsteps of their favourite Hollywood A-listers when Intraderma opens on St Benedict’s Square.
Chartered surveyor Banks Long & Co has leased a unit to Nick Metcalfe, who has teamed-up with Aussie-brand Intraceuticals, which pioneered the oxygen facial in the UK in 2003.
The new salon is due to welcome its first customers on September 7.
He says the type of treatment and its range of complementary creams have grown to be a favourite with celebrities, particularly in America, Canada and New Zealand.
Over the past few years salons have also been springing-up in the UK, most notably in the London area, and the system is also used in spas and by plastic surgeons.
Nick, who is creating 3 new jobs, said the treatment uses pressurised oxygen to deliver serums and other active products deep into the skin.
People can pre-book now for £80 on the website (RRP £150).
“I wanted to offer people in the Lincoln area something new and the premises I’ve taken in St Benedict’s Square are ideal because they are so central, and will attract passing footfall too,” said Nick.
No stranger to the beauty industry, Nick once worked as an account manager for Clarins in Lincoln’s Boots and Debenhams stores, before joining his family’s business training students with dyslexia.
“I met a former beauty sector colleague, who is now a national sales manager for Intraceuticals, and we got talking about what salons might be interested in the oxygen facial concept in Lincolnshire and I decided I wanted to get back into the industry by offering them myself,” added Nick.
Banks Long & Co Surveyor Harriet Hatcher said: “This is a popular area, which attracts the attention of shoppers and visitors using the city’s High Street and also other people who are constantly walking through St Benedict’s Square to and from the Brayford Waterfront, the University of Lincoln Campus and the St Marks shopping area.”
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