Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The new superfacialist on the block

‘A life-changing experience.’  That's how Anne Hathaway put it.
      ‘Pilates for the face:  very lucky is the person who can experience a treatment in her hands.’  So said Joely Richardson
      ‘She does these facials that keep your face alive, so it doesn’t fall down dead!’  And that, you might like to know, was Juliette Binoche.
     To this roll-call of rave reviews for facialist and holistically-trained therapist Su-Man Hsu, Beauty Bible would like to add our own:  ‘This woman is the real deal.  A truly outstanding, face-waking treatment in which her hands do all the talking, through firming, massaging, contour-lifting strokes.  We wafted out of Su-Man’s studio – a retreat at the bottom of her North London garden – and simply glowed.’
     Our prediction is that Su-Man’s going to find herself in the Facials Hall of Fame before you can say ‘extraction’, taking her rightful place alongside Eve Lom, Amanda Lacey, Sarah Chapman and Emma Hardie.
     The catch?  You’ll have to make a pilgrimage to Holloway - though for special clients, Su-Man pays housecalls. 
     But never mind hopping on the Piccadilly Line (to Finsbury Park).  Frankly, we’d walk on hot coals to get to her...

To contact Sue-Man Hsu: (no phone number, alas)