Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Jean D'Estrees Product Ranges Now Available at Kamini Beauty Salon

Essential Range

Reparation Range

Prevention Range

So Nature Range

About Jean d’Estrées

Jean d’Estrées created his eponymous brand in Paris in 1950. As Edith Piaf’s partner from the outset, Jean d’Estrées’ talents were also in demand in the film industry, both in Europe, for Michèle Morgan and Claudia Cardinale, and in Hollywood. He brought out Lauren Bacall’s beauty, invented Bette Davis’ pout and, inspired by Rita Hayworth, created matching lipsticks and nail varnishes.

Although they were initially reserved for an elite clientele, the beauty secrets of the world’s most beautiful women were soon to be revealed to the general public. Early 1970, the brand, as part of the L’Oreal Group, developed its know-how and a large network of beauty salons.

The brand specialists created high-performance speciality treatment routines. The creation of “Synergessence”, a beauty treatment that combines solutions and masks, revolutionized practices in the beauty industry. Based on a faster-acting method, its results are more visible and longer-lasting: the face is deeply moisturized and remodelled in depth. Synergessence remains the no 1 treatment in Jean d’Estrées speciality range today.

Jean d’Estrées has been a global nonperfume cosmetics brand since the early 2000s, thanks to the impetus provided by its new owner. Since the launch of the So nature brand in 2006, the company now offers organic or natural product ranges, for body and face.

About Kamini Beauty

Kamini Beauty Salon, so named after the woman who has worked for some 20 years to create pioneering treatments for the world to experience

Kamini has dedicated her life to understanding beauty therapy in a way that others don’t. Her personal philosophy, which is at the heart of her business, is that of changing the way people think as well as the way people look and feel about their face and body.

Her prime expertise and what she has become famous for in celebrity circles is her bespoke eyebrow shape – second to none in the business – and has to be tried to be believed. Having taught herself the miraculous technique, Kamini operates a swift, pain-free service that she confirms will eventually prevent systematic regrowth and will leave you with eyebrows looking like that of a movie star. Having diagnosed any problems with shape and current shaping techniques, Kamini is strict in her prognosis, adamant that tweezers, waxing or threading by other therapists is not an option. Kamini implores her clients to trust her judgment and they will only ever be satisfied with the results.

Kamini has also developed her own facials, accompanied with massages, to achieve perfect results for all different types of skin. It takes just one look at a face for Kamini to know immediately what the problem is and how it can be rectified. Nobody has perfect skin to begin with, but with Kamini’s intuition and innovation, she can get it to as close to perfect as is humanly possible.

Alongside these innovative treatments, Kamini offers a host of other services within the peaceful haven that is her salon, located off the charming Kensington Church Street in the heart of the Royal Borough.

For further details, prices and opening times, please contact the Salon.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Beauty Treatments - Post Summer Special

Boost skin rejuvenation after your holidays…

Skin Healing - Rehydration

Face-up is an innovative and effective Microdermabrasion system that provides combined abrasion and massage, which removes all imperfections and impurities, leaving the skin clear and smooth.

Full Body Treatment
Gentle rhythmic movements combined with full body scrub and aromatherapy oils make this an extremely relaxing treatment. Unwind and let your mind drift away as your body absorbs the specifically blended oils.

Deluxe Seasonal Facial
Tailor made for any age group, this treatment is designed to prepare the skin for the season ahead. An amazing hydrating, balancing & relaxing facial with deep cleanse and exfoliation including extractions.

Your complexion is left glowing with radiance.

Normally - £200 Now - £130 (35% discount)

This offer is valid up until 30th September 2011
To book an appointment please contact us on
0207 937 2411 or by email:

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

London Beauty Salon Treatment Giveaway on Time Out

Kamini Vaghela is consistently hailed by the beauty press as the best eyebrow threader in London; she’ll also tackle the upper lip, chin and stomach with her silk thread. In addition, Vaghela offers holistic facials, mani/pedis, waxing and more- and her team understand if you want the lot performed at the same time. A new guest resident has joined Vaghela at her Kensington salon: Dr.Wong is a traditional Chinese medicine doctor who will ease any number of complaints from insomnia to poor digestion.

To celebrate Dr. Wong’s arrival, Kamini is offering one Time Out blog reader (male or female) £25 worth of free Sothys skin products and £50 to spend on any treatment of choice at the salon, be it aLinkcupuncture with Wong, massage, facial or threading with Vaghela herself. To enter, complete the sentence: ‘I need a pre/post-holiday pamper because…..’ Leave your comment below by 6pm tomorrow (July 26) and the best – as deemed by Team Vaghela – will be contacted by email and invited to book a treatment of choice at a time to suit (before Dec 31 2011).

Kamini, 14-16 Lancer Square, W8 4EP (020 7937 2411).

Visit the link below and leave a comment for your chance to win:

Extracted from the Time Out website.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Trinny and Susannah feature Kamini Beauty on their Blog

Extracted from their blog:

Now the more embarrassing hair growth is actually on my chin...

Susannah's friend Scott, who actually has a beard, thought I was growing one. In the harsh sunlight, when my face is back lit, he might have a point. After years of ignoring it I decided to let Kamini's threading technique (and she says there is no-one out there like her) attack my face.

I was very nervous it would just somehow increase the growth but no, that hasn't happened, and like the eyebrows, I actually need to do it less and less, so I go back once every couple of months.

For those of you reading this based outside London or in a foreign country I am sorry to recommend something that is not easily available. All i can suggest is that if you do find a threader (and I do believe it's the best way forward) make sure she really knows what she is doing and understands that hair does not all grow in one direction and she must adjust her technique accordingly.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Tatler article - The Last Beauty Taboo Features Kamini Beauty

Stubble Trouble

If you're having a bad facial-hair day, these are the surefire ways to solve the problem

Facial hair is the last taboo. We can discuss cellulite, pelvic floors and Brazilian waxing but those evil little chin hairs (that you somehow never notice until they are waving in the breeze - why is that?) remain a shameful secret. Here's the tell: if you spot a woman pensively stroking her chin with one finger she has definitely identified a rogue sprouter and is counting the seconds till she can forage in her bag for her tweezers. But plucking can make it so, so much worse.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

Best for
Brunette moustachios.

With high-speed pulsing flashes of light that heat up and burn the hair follicle.

The lowdown
Known for her immaculate and flattering eyebrow threading, beauty therapist Kamini is in fact an expert on all parts hairy. She calls herself 'the plucking police' because she says that it makes things so much worse. And she is extremely strict about this. She threads using her uniquely light and pain-free feathering method to train the plucked and invigorated follicle into a docile state and then she blasts it with her IPL laser gun. The light is attracted to the melanin pigmentation in the hair (which is why it is much more successful on brown or black bristles) and burns it using intense heat, which you hardly feel at all. It took our tester three visits to achieve a much smoother top lip and sideburn area and Kamini reckons that a couple more blasts over the coming months will nuke the remaining hairs.

Costs from £75, at Kamini, 14-16 Lancer Square, Kensington Church Street, W8 (tel: 020 7937 2411;

Excerpted from 'The Last Beauty Taboo' article, page 113, Tatler Magazine, July 2011

Monday, 27 June 2011

Venus Swan RF & MP2 Cosmetic and Aesthetic Treatments - now available from Kamini Beauty Salon

Kamini Beauty brings you the future!

Announcing... The Venus (Mp)2, where injections are a thing of the past

As leaders in the field of beauty, we aim to provide our loyal and valuable clients with the latest treatments, merged with cutting-edge technology.

So, how does the Venus work?

The Venus (MP)2 is the latest technology in skin-tightening, anti-ageing, circumferential-reduction and cellulite-reduction.

Its innovative synergy of Magnetic Pulses and Radio Frequency delivers superior results, penetrating into the hyperdermis due to 3D heat. The heat from the applicator activates the fibroblasts into action, whose job it is to stimulate collagen and elastin production.

This promotes the reduction of fine lines, tightens and plumps the skin back to its original state, giving back your youthful appearance. Amazed!! You will be!!

So what do I do next?......

Contact the salon to confirm your appointment and, just in case you require any further information regarding the Venus treatments, more details are given below to help answer any basic questions you may have.

So be the first to experience this extraordinary unique treatment with long-term benefits; you won't be disappointed.

Venus Swan

Aging skin affects two major biological phenomenas:

  1. There is a progressive reduction in the number of capillary loops. This leads to a decrease in dermal micro-circulation, which is responsible for supplying cells with oxygen & nutrients. This affects the normal function of dermal fibroblasts.
  2. Depletion of fibroblasts, which are responsible for collagen & elastin synthesis.

Correcting the Biological Phenomena that Cause Aging:

(MP)2 is a unique technology that can reverse the effects of aging skin by combining Pulse Magnetic Fields and RF. Pulse Magnetic Fields increase FGF-2 production, a growth hormone (responsible for the creation of minute blood vessels) and the proliferation of dermal fibroblasts. Simultaneously RF increases collagen and elastin synthesis by causing controlled thermal damage in the dermis and stimulating the self repair mechanisms of skin tissue.

Clinically proven (MP)2 uses proprietary technology to create a highly efficient and tightly woven energy matrix. This dense energy matrix penetrates multiple layers of the dermis heating it from the inside out. Complete skin penetration ensures exponentially improved clinical efficacy and produces clearly visible results.

Venus Swan also incorporates B.E.A.M TM (Bio Electrical Acceleration Management) technology which is a proven system that works in harmony with the natural processes of the body, utilising those hidden capabilities.

Bio – Building and conditioning muscles is an instinctive response to the repeated contraction of muscle fibres. As the muscles contract, the fibres restructure and build on top of themselves. The restructured muscles are stronger and take up less space.

Electrical – Pulses from B.E.A.M TM imitate the body’s own natural electrical signals from the nervous system. B.E.A.M TM is an external trigger for muscle activation stimulating and controlling the contraction of specific muscles or muscle groups.

Acceleration - B.E.A.M TM accelerates the body’s own natural process producing superior results in less time. Since B.E.A.M TM communicates directly with the muscles, they can perform more controlled contractions in less time. The higher rate of contraction increase blood circulation and improves metabolism for optimal results.

Management – Venus Swan’s unique management system allows therapist to control this bio-electrical process. With precise adjustments, the advanced software synchronizes and customizes each micro parameter of the pulses for accurate and measurable clinical results.

The (MP)2 energy matrix initiates a lipolysis process. During this process triglyceride splits to glycerol and fatty acids reducing the fat cell volume. The lipolysis process will be completed once the body disposes the fatty acids. Combining B.E.A.M TM and (MP)2 treatments stimulates muscle activation and will instantly release fatty acids preventing them from returning to the fat cells.

Experience Painless Treatment Venus Swan promotes natural skin healing without injuring delicate tissue. No other device is capable of offering measurable results with a relaxing massage-like experience.

Experience Medical Grade Technology (MP)2 harnesses the power of Magnetic Pulse Technology, which is clinically proven to improve dermal micro-circulation by encouraging the stimulated growth of new collagen.

Experience Safety Venus Swan delivers a risk free treatment that does not harm the epidermis. (MP)2 combines 8 energy waves into a single matrix to efficiently reduce temperature peaks. The Venus Swan treatment is so safe that there is no need for cooling gels or sprays.

Experience Total Satisfaction For the first time an aesthetic device can provide real clinical results without pain. Clients will notice immediate and enjoy the long term change in skin texture and quality.

Experience a Revolution in Applicator Technology The Venus Swan’s body and face applicators represent a turning point in the aesthetic industry. The applicators are specially designed to work well with client’s skin topography.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Kensington Beauty Salon - Kamini

Kamini Beauty Salon - Kensington, London

Kamini is a unique inspired Beauty Salon where the best of Eastern beauty practices and Western therapies are combined to serve our guests beyond excellence.

Beauty therapies and treatments include:
  • Kamini Threading
  • Facial
  • Hair Removal
  • Make-up
  • Hands & Feet
  • Massage & Holistic
  • Endermologie
  • Accupuncture
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