New footwork: Footprints Podiatry

There’s a fresh new face at Footprints Podiatry. It belongs to Ryan Primrose, the latest New Zealand- trained podiatrist to join the clinic. “He comes from Auckland,” says Senior Podiatrist Howard Nicholas, “but we won’t hold that against him!”     Ryan says it was his involvement with sport that introduced him to podiatry. “I […]

The skinny skincare tools

Regular visits to the beauty salon sounds like a fabulous idea, and is a fantastic way to not only look after your skin but doubles as a relaxing selfcare ritual. With so many salon treatments available, it can be tricky choosing which to invest in, but luckily, it’s becoming easier to take care of your […]

The Fiji treatment at Le Plaisir

Renowned beauty brand Pure Fiji is now at Le Plaisir, a must-visit hair, beauty and skincare destination in Silverstream.   Known for its nourishing, moisturising and beautifying natural ingredients, Pure Fiji’s beauty products are used in top salons the world over. Taking traditional blends used by South Pacific and Fiji islanders for centuries, the natural […]

Stretch it out

Meghan Markle does it, Vogue has given it the tick of approval and now #faceyoga is gaining millions of views on TikTok. So, is this a beauty habit you should be implementing into your routine?     Face yoga uses special facial exercises, stretches and massage techniques to apparently give your facial muscles a workout. […]

Walk on the Wildflower side: Wildflower Botanicals

With over 30 years in her industry, qualified herbalist and nutritional health coach Megan Sheppard knows what she’s doing when it comes to giving your body what it needs. Metropol sits down with the queen of clean ingredients to hear about her natural health empire, Wildflower Botanicals.     THE PRODUCTS “We have a wide […]

Get glowing: Transforming Clinic

A celebrity favourite, Fotona Laser treatments help freshen and tighten skin by stimulating collagen and elastin. A sought-out option at Christchurch’s Transform Clinic, the facials can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve tone and texture.     Clinic owner Jenny Little says Fotona Laser treatments can be used on a “multitude” […]

Put your best face forward in 2021: Face Value

Many find the annual ritual of resolution setting can turn out to be a yearly disappointment. We begin with best of intentions, but life carries on and we fall back into old ways. It need not be that way with a little forward planning, especially when it comes to your skin.     If you […]

Ooh la spa: Champs-Elysées

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if the day of love slipped your mind or you want to add a bit more wow factor to your chocolates or roses – make Champs-Elysées day spa your romantic destination of choice.     “We have couples’ massages that are an absolute favourite for romantic gestures […]

Lashings of volume

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then do not dress them with faded, worn-out curtains. Instead, adorn your peepers with sky-high, healthy lashes. Beauty experts are predicting big things for eyelashes this year, so Metropol looks at lash-enhancers worth batting an eyelash over.     FALSIES Whether you need absolute silence and […]

Think fast: Bradley Wood Dentists

Aptly named Fastbraces, the trending teeth correctors promise to make braces a fast paced process. Metropol caught up with Dr Anthony Wood of Bradley Wood Dentist in Merivale to answer some common questions about the innovative approach.     WHY OPT FOR FASTBRACES? “They will get your teeth straight in a shorter timeframe. Quite often […]