Founded in 2000 by Marc and Kay Cunningham, House of Savannah has gone from strength to strength. The Newcastle brand has recently moved into Old Eldon Square to accommodate their growing business.
Director of communications at the Business Improvement District for Newcastle City Centre, Stephen Patterson said: “It will provide a further boost to the leisure offering in the area around Grey’s Monument which has seen considerable investment recently, following the regeneration of Monument Mall and opening of new restaurants.”
On Wednesday November 19, House of Savannah held an event to celebrate their achievements. During the two hour celebration the spa/salon had numerous treatments, free of charge, for their guests to enjoy including eyebrow waxing, manicures and massages.
In the new L’Oreal designed salon, they offer colour treatment consultations where the stylists talk customers through the colouring process. Party hair demonstrations were also given to those who have a busy party season and want to keep their locks looking fabulous (and from what I saw, they looked it). Additionally, scalp analysis sessions allowed the consultants to provide a more accurate product suggestion for the client. In my case I was told I needed an exfoliant to remove build up, the stylist suggested Kerastase Cristalisste Lait because I have virgin (uncoloured) hair.
Moving upwards to the boutique therapy lofts, Marma massages awaited those who wanted them, and it was divine. While a normal massage goes deep into the tissues, this particular style of light massage helps to loosen muscles around the eye area. As you prepare yourself for the massage, your masseuse places their hands covered in aromatherapy oil above your face as the scent relaxes you. You’re then given a word and colour to think about as the massage goes on to create the mood. My thought was, “Yellow intention?! What on earth has yellow intention got to do with anything?” But trust me, yellow intention was very calming.
The owner Marc Cunningham said “We’re really excited to be in our new premises right in the heart of the city, and especially one with so much history. The building was built in the 1820s so we were thrilled to bring its Georgian grandeur back to life.”
Other treatments included, eyebrow waxing, skin consultations, manicures and Chakra readings.