Cyprus is into health and beauty in a big way. Just about everywhere you go you will find beauty salons, hairdressing salons, nail salons, and health & fitness centers.
Health Food Stores
Health food shops are not abundant. However, there are a few in each significant town that offers a range of health food supplements.
There is not a big 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 representatives in Cyprus.
Hairdressing salons are often unisex and can offer everything from a basic cut and blow dry, to colors, highlights and hair extensions. Some will also provide 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 hairdressers who will visit you in your home for your hair treatment. However, these tend to be few and far between.
There has been a profusion of nail salons setting up in the past few years, where you can get all kinds of artwork for your nails. Most nail salons will offer a basic file, buffer, and polish, or nail repair, to acrylic and gel nail extensions, crystal nail artwork, and a full manicure or pedicure.
Spas and Beauty Salons
Beauty salons have sprung up everywhere; in every major town, the seaside resorts, in hotels, and in many villages. It’s difficult not to find a beauty salon whatever city you are in.
Treatments available include facials, eyelash and eyebrow 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 and Gyms
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, while other larger establishments will provide use of a gym, jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, water jets, and saunas, as well as classes for aerobics, yoga, bodybuilding, weight loss and cardio exercises.
Some of the most extensive establishments are sporting centers as well as health and fitness centers.
There are also several smaller clubs that specialize 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.