Pampering at Discounted Prices-Time for you
Did you know that some local colleges in Suffolk offer beauty and pampering services at a discounted rate? If you are on a budget and in desperate need of a pampering session, this might be the answer for you. Professional-looking training salons such as “The Zone”, at Suffolk new College and “In Vogue Salon” at West Suffolk College, give their students the opportunity to further develop their skills and experience by working on other students and the general public.
Rope Walk, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1LT Tel. (01473) 382 400
- Monday 9am – 5.30pm
- Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 9pm
- Friday 9am – 5pm
Suffolk new college training salon, The Zone, offers a selection of pampering services, including hairdressing, nail & beauty, and spray tanning, among others. They also have a modern Spa where you can choose from a range of relaxing treatments. The College’s spa includes a dry float tank, foot spas, a steam room, monsoon shower, aromatherapy room and also the ability to book wraps and treatments.
My favourite pampering sessions are hot stone massages and facials - expect to come out relaxed and ready to take on the rest of the day!
I am not a fan of the hairdressing salon, there is a fair amount of waiting specially for hair colouring. Reception may ask you what level student you prefer - go for level three, as they are the ones with the most experience. Most of the girls are quite professional and do their best, with a teacher supervising their work.
The only downside is that The Zone opens only during term time and services are only available as per the course the students need experience for, best to call and find out.
If you decide to go for one of their pampering sessions, why not visit Shelly’s, their student’s restaurant, which doesn't look like a student restaurant at all! Professional cookery and patisserie will delight you and it's all at discounted prices too.
Out Risbygate, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3RL (01284) 716 233
Opening Times (term time only)
- Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 9.00pm
- Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm
The Vogue Salon also offers a selection of pampering services, including hairdressing, hair removal, holistic therapies and facial treatments. For prices and more information click here
There are pros and cons to these services. It is very affordable which means chances are you will be back frequently, but they are opened only during term time and if you want a particular service it may not be available at that particular time or date. Also you need to allow plenty of time as the sessions tend to take longer than in a professional salon.