~ By Suzette Martinez Standring
At Malika Skin Care & Spa in Hanover, clients enjoy top European skin care and body spa treatments that promote a kinder, safer, and more natural approach to a youthful appearance. The pale yellow reception area is Provence-inspired, and serenity and a warm welcome are immediate. Clients are pampered and are never hurried within spacious rooms decorated in sea foam green and French countryside accents. “I need to surround myself with peace and beauty,” said Salon Owner, Malika Kane. Exuding tranquility, she possesses radiant, youthful skin and a trim appearance. To learn that Malika is sixty years old is surprising. To learn no plastic surgery was involved is shocking. “That is without using fillers or Botox. I’m proud of my appearance,” she said. Excellent skincare the French way is her passion. Founded in 1992, Malika Skin Care & Spa has been voted Best of the Best by Market Surveys of America for the last ten years.
Located at The Village Square at 648 Washington Street in Hanover, the spa offers relaxing treatments that produce youthful results, such as facials, body wraps, peels, therapeutic hand and foot treatments, waxing, pedicures and manicures. Hot stone, Swedish and deep tissue massages restore one’s well-being. In addition to being an aesthetician, Malika is a Reiki Master, a form of therapeutic healing touch, which she gracefully incorporates into her treatments. “Reiki promotes healing, balance, and inner peace,” she said.
Born in Versailles, France, Malika came to the United States in 1980 and earned her Aesthetics License from the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics in Boston in 1991. As Malika says, a life well lived gives a woman’s face warmth and character, which should not be erased by Botox or fillers. Keeping one’s complexion firm, hydrated, and glowing naturally is a healthier option. “Men prefer the natural beauty of a woman’s facial expressions.”
A variety of anti-aging facials are offered, and skincare education is Malika’s priority. The most discriminating buyers can enjoy two product lines from France: Phytomer, which is marine-based, and her top-of-the-line offering, The Vie Collection. Vie in French means “life.” “With a good skin care regimen, limited sun exposure, and a healthy lifestyle, one’s skin should stay youthful looking for a very long time.”
Fifteen years ago, Malika Skin Care & spa was the first skin care salon on the South Shore to introduce Micro-Dermabrasion, then Oxygen Therapy Facials, and Ultra Sonic Facials. Malika continually attends national conventions to search out the best anti-aging treatments and state-of-the-art products. Her most popular facial is the Vie Ultimate Age Defiance Facial, a skin smoothing and renewal treatment; a true state-of-the-art alternative to cosmetic surgery.
Individual consultations examine skin sensitivity, a primary
concern, and anti-aging protocols. Clients are given samples to try first if the appointment is made for another day. “We strive to achieve outstanding results by carefully analyzing the skin in order to recommend the proper salon treatment and home care regimen for each of our clients.”
Malika Skin Care & Spa offers much more than a luxurious and relaxing experience. The salon is a healthful sanctuary that promotes a sense of healing where a woman’s natural beauty can shine, both inside and out.
Be sure to take advantage of Malika’s special offer of 50% off her Signature European Facial for new customers. Visit her website: www.malikaskincare.com, and enter the promo code “Half”
MALIKA SKIN CARE & SPA at The Village Square
648 Washington Street, Hanover
(Route 53 across from Starland)