Self care as a term, seems to have only existed for a short while, but is in fact a thing that is both a necessary and enjoyable delight we should all experience daily. Yes daily.
The practice of self care can manifest in many ways depending on you and whatever makes you feel good. You know what makes us feel good? Being pampered by people who care for products that are both good for us and good for the environment.
Which is why it’s both delightful and convenient that Erva Nail Spa opened up in Burleigh Heads recently bringing exactly that to self care-loving Gold Coasters.
The stunning space is the work of local gal Leila Davoren who wanted to bring an organic, non-toxic experience to the local nail spa industry.
The second you set foot inside Erva you’ll be enveloped in serenity. A relaxed, nurturing vibe emanates from the upstairs salon, which is decked out in natural earthy colours, you’ll never want to leave.
Textured walls offset by plush furniture and gold accents are the work of architect Thais Pupio and interior designer Uscha Banning, who have come together to bring Leila’s vision to life and make some absolute magic.
Leila’s idea behind creating the space was to make people feel truly special and as soon as you sink into one of the softest of armchairs and gaze around at the draped greenery and perfectly curated interior, you will indeed feel that Erva is not your average nail spa.
All products are organic and non-toxic with the creams and soaks made in-house. Everything is vegan, which of course means also not tested on animals.
Erva is a Portugese word for herb, an essential part of the spas approach to nurturing. The benefits of herbs, essential oils, salts and ointments are used in everything from creams and exfoliants to masks.
If we had to choose just one service, it would be the Divine – a self love ritual designed to heal and restore the health of your hands or feet including a soak, nail shaping and buffing, cuticle care, exfoliant, a mask, massage and polish to finish.
It’s actual heaven and self-care at its absolute finest.
So if a little bit of self care is on the agenda (and it absolutely should be), there’s no better place to treat yourself than this Burleigh beauty.
You deserve it, trust us.
LOCATION: 4/3 Park Ave, Burleigh Heads
HOURS: From 10am Tuesday to Sunday
Words and photos by Kirra Smith