With ELLEfluence now in full swing after our March launch, we were highly anticipating our Levoi Champagne Nail Bar Press Event. Armed with our clique of 6 Sassy Beauty Influencers we headed to the luxe nail salon which is situated on St. Mary’s Place in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Lev-Wha? Lea-Voy? How do you pronounce it? In simple, say it any way you want.
Levoi, an anagram of Olive, the name of Ann, the fabulous owner’s late Mum. Although sadly she is no longer with us, she proudly watches over Ann every day in the beautiful picture of them both having a great laugh on the wall. Surrounded by the words strength and integrity when you hear Ann’s story you’ll understand the poignancy of the placing of these. A fitting tribute and lasting memory. You can read Ann’s story about how Levoi came about here.
Heading from Haymarket Metro Station, at the top of Northumberland Street walking towards the Civic Centre on St. Mary’s Place, Levoi is tucked down a couple of steps below street level. This hidden gem on first impact is absolutely amazing and you’ll wish you had discovered it sooner. Greeted by a gorgeous courtyard with champagne bottle decorations as the focal point, outdoor seating for when the Summer arrives in the little sun trap the exterior is just a teaser of what’s to come.
As you enter the swanky champagne nail bar you’re instantly greeted with a warm friendly welcome and a glass of champagne. At this point, it’ll already have become your favourite beauty secret. Ann and the team have created an amazing atmosphere for those who enjoy a relaxing pamper and of course a girly gossip. It’s a forget all of your troubles at the door kind of place, where you’re there to enjoy your time as you’re pleasantly sucked into the charming and jovial atmosphere. From initially arriving it’s apparent that you enter as strangers and leave as friends.
If you’ve had your nails, in particular gels put on anywhere, and trust us we have had them at multiple nail bars from department stores to independents, it becomes apparent the level of professionalism that the whole nail bar embodies is second to none. All products are Levoi’s own brand which is a fantastic touch and what’s even better is they’re available to buy online from their website too. The treatment menu and all the polish & gels all have a theme running through, with The Hangover Treatment, One for the Road and polishes such as Black Russian and Kir Royal it won’t take you long to spot this theme, although admittedly Ann convinces us that she isn’t alcohol obsessed.
The decor, which is a gorgeous Olive colour is juxtaposed with black and creams for a modern luxury feel. Levoi’s signature polish, the Olive Martini also plays homage to Olive, Ann’s Mum. With high bars, champagne flutes perfectly positioned in racks overhead, a champagne cork side table in the seating area and though the back of the nail bar, Pinterest enviable black drawers and gorgeous lamps. Every aspect of the Champagne Nail Bar has been thought out. With Champagne quotes on the wall on modern lit glass panes, Levoi really does add a real luxury feel to their St. Mary’s home.
Pulling up a gorgeous leather padded seat at the high bar, which comfortably sits three clients and three nail technicians one side and the same again on the other side of the salon, we began to chat. Laughing as we sipped champagne from Levoi branded champagne flutes, we all individually picked our colours. What’s really great and unique about Levoi is their colours are their own brand, so they are able to mix from their core colour range, and even add a little bit of sparkle in if requested to create the perfect colour you have in mind. This truly gives an individual experience to each and every client who walks through the door in terms of colour choice.
Opting for Tequilla Sunrise with a rose gold glitter, of course! Kaitlin prepped, filed, buffed and squared my nails paying attention to every tiny detail to ensure that my nails were looking perfect ready for the colour and glitter. Having had glitter nails previously I knew what to expect, well I thought I did….with a high pigmented, densely glitter gel solution instead of loose glitter which I’ve had before, Kaitlin began with a coat of Tequilla Sunrise followed by two rose gold glitter coats and of course a top coat to seal the polish. Finishing off with their signature Olive oil & Lavender hand massage to complete the five-star treatment. I genuinely have to admit these are my most favourite nails ever and won’t entertain going elsewhere now. From start to finish the experience is like no other.
With prices starting at just £16 for express treatments and a set of gels price at £30, Levoi is exceptional value for the amazing service the girls provide, especially for a City Centre nail bar. For a relaxed and chilled atmosphere with an ambience like no other Levoi comes highly recommended with 5 solid stars. Levoi nails also come with at 7-day guarantee, if anything happens to your nails within a week of having them done the team will fix it for you free of charge. Where else offers that level of service?
It doesn’t just stop at nails Levoi are also experts in HD brows, LVL lashes, waxing and piercing. They even cater for men too! With a strict patch testing policy and the most prominent hygiene policy, you know that you’re in professional and safe hands when you choose Levoi.
With wedding season ramping up and in full swing soon Levoi is also the perfect place to head for a hen party in Newcastle. With the team offering the ultimate package it’s great for starting your day. Upon arrival at the nail bar, you’re greeted with Champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries followed by a relaxing session of nail therapy and nibbles (Olives are essential of course!) over a great laugh and memory making. Selfies are obligatory before you say your goodbyes and head out to experience the bars and nightlife in Newcastle. Book for 8 or more hens and the bride gets her nails done for free too!
Not only highly recommended from Elle Blonde but also our gorgeous ELLEfluencers who attended our press event. You can view their full round ups over on our Facebook Page very soon.
Levoi offers an online booking service and a loyalty scheme too in terms of their ‘Bubbles Card’ which sees you rewarded after your fifth visit – see everything has been thought about and planned meticulously and it’s this attention to detail which makes Levoi an experience like no other. Visit their site here (you can also shop their fabulous range) or alternatively give Ann and the girls a call, where you’ll instantly love them as much as we do.
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