Cyprus is into health and beauty in a very big way. Just about everywhere you go you will find beauty salons, hair dressing salons, nail salons, and health & fitness centres. Health food shops are not so abundant, however there are a few in each major town that offer a range of health food supplements. There is not such a great choice in cosmetics shops either, with most being inside large department stores, shopping malls, perfumeries and pharmacies. There are some online cosmetics shops, as well as Avon representives in Cyprus.
Hair dressing salons are often unisex, and can offer everything from a basic cut n blow dry, to colours, highlights and hair extensions. Some will also offer manicures and beauty treatments such as facials and make-overs too. These are popular for brides-to-be and others attending similar important events where they want to look their best. Special 'wedding packages' are often available for the bride, groom and others in the wedding party. There are a few mobile hair dressers who will visit you in your home for your hair treatment, however these tend to be few and far between.
There have been a profusion of nail salons setting up in the past few years, where you can get all kinds of art work for your nails, both hands and feet. Most nail salons will offer a basic file, buffer and polish, or nail repair, to acrylic and gel nail extensions, crystal nail art work, and a full manicure or pedicure.
Beauty salons have sprung up everywhere; in every major town, the seaside resorts, in hotels, and in many villages. Its difficult not to find a beauty salon whatever city you are in. Treatments generally available include facials, eye lash and eye brow tints, aromatherapy, head, back and full body massage, and waxing. Some also offer Hopi ear candles which is a soothing and relaxing treatment for ears.
Fitness centers or health centers have also become a big thing all around Cyprus. These will vary in what they offer depending on the size of the establishment. Some offer use of gym equipment , and sometimes a personal trainer, whilst other larger establishments will offer use of gym, jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, water jets, and saunas, as well as classes for aerobics, yoga, body building, weight loss and cardio exercises. Some of the largest establishments are complete sporting centers as well as health and fitness centers. There are also several smaller clubs that specialise for 'women only' or just for weight loss. Many of the centers have classes in English as well as Greek, and some will require you to pay for annual membership.