Beauty therapist Cerys Jones, of Oddfellows
Beauty-Spa-Wellness, has introduced a teeth-whitening
service to the Arrowtown salon. Photo by Tracey Roxburgh.
Less than a year after opening its doors, an Arrowtown
beauty spa has further diversified, becoming the first salon in
the Wakatipu to offer a teeth-whitening service.
Oddfellows Beauty-Spa-Wellness was opened by Amy Bennetts and
Sam Gent in the historic Buckingham St cottage in March and
now offered a variety of beauty treatments, including
facials, massage, waxing and teeth-whitening, along with
regular visits from the Skin and Vein Clinic.
''It's been amazing,'' Ms Bennetts said of her first year in
''It's been such a cool journey ... It's more than we hoped
for in the first year.''
The teeth-whitening system was introduced to the salon by
therapist Cerys Jones, formerly of the United Kingdom, who
had used it overseas but had struggled to find an effective
equivalent in the Queenstown area.
''I used to have it myself ... It's FDA and EU approved, it's
big in Europe. It's made a big difference to me.''
Miss Jones said each treatment took 20 minutes, with up to
three treatments able to be carried out in succession.
Clients were fitted with mouth guards containing hydrogen
peroxide and UV light was used to activate the solution.
''It's non acidic and breaks down with oxygen and water to
ensure safe penetration - it finds the stains, removes them
and oxidises them.
''It's 6% peroxide to give it the best performance - it's the
optimum combination between low sensitivity and
Ms Bennetts said the system was already proving popular.
''It's just another addition to the beauty therapy