All YVES ROCHER Salons around Prague have assumed a brand new look. The trademark light green signs have been replaced by a more natural, bottle-brush shade of green. Many salons have grown in size and increased their assortment of merchandise. One of these salons is Yves Rocher in Letnany, Prague 9, where you will also find the Czech Republic’s largest shopping complex.
The convenient operational hours and services including waxing, facials, manicures, massages and professional make-up application, remain the same.
I come here regularly because of the cleanliness of the salons, reasonable prices and uniform service standards given by all the staff. It does not matter whether I suddenly need to have some waxing done in Letnany or Wenceslas Square, this French chain always gives the same, consistent level of service and they are open for long hours, 7-days a week. It is always best to ring up and make a booking in advance.
Yves Rocher currently has 12 salons spread out over various locations in Prague but only 8 of these are equipped with cabins and offer this so-called “Beauty Services” (Kosmeticka Pece).The shop stocks a big range of its own brand of beauty and body care products including shampoos, soaps, scrubs, perfumes, creams, make-up and more. I am a sufferer of terribly dry hands and feet and have found their Arnica Day & Night Hand Creams quite good. Even better is the Lavender Foot Scrub and Lavender Cream for Dry Feet (organic from Provence). It smells beautiful and is pure heaven to my sandpaper heels each night! The Shower Gels are also fun to test out (at about 100 CZK for a 200ml bottle) some of the exotic flavours include Chinese Star Anise or Californian Almond.
One thing which is a bit of a shame, is that the salons do not really cater to English speakers. The labels on all of the products are all in French and English (like the Body Shop) but when it comes to the lists of treatments and promotional literature, it is all in Czech only. Some of the staff speak English, but this is the exception, rather than the rule. Don’t let that deter you . The staff are very friendly, and how much do you really need to say in order to get your legs waxed or enjoy a nice aromatherapy body massage?
If any man should be reading this - I’m sure that your partner would love you if you got her a gift-voucher at this place, This way she could choose herself, how to be pampered.
ENGLISH - CZECH TRANSLATION OF BEAUTY SERVICES ON OFFER
For those of you who are not such confident Czech speakers, here is a list of the main services that Yves Rocher Cosmetic Salons offer (please note that the prices are a general guide only and can be subject to change):
Gentle Depilation (Jemna depilace)
Lip (Ret – 100 CZK)
Chin (Brada – 100 CZK)
Eye Brows (Oboci – 100 CZK)
Bikini (Bykini - 210 CZK)
Underarms (Podpazi – 210 CZK)
Whole Arms (Cele Paze – 300 CZK)
Stomach (Brisko – 130 CZK)
Lower Leg (Lytka – 370 CZK)
Full Leg (Cele Nohy – 540 CZK)
Lower leg + bikini+ underarms (Lytka + bikiny + podpazi - 650 CZK)
Lower leg + bikini +lip (Lytka + bikiny + ret – 580 CZK)
Full Leg + bikini (Cele nohy + bikini – 640 CZK)
Facials (pece o oblicej)
Purete Vegetale- plan- based cleansing facial (Rostlinna cistici pece Purete Vegetable : 45mins – 780 CZK)
Hydra Vegetal- hydrating plant-based facial (Hydratacni rostlinna pece Hydra Vegetal: 60min – 930 CZK)
Ultra-gentle plant-based facial (Ultra jemna rostlinna pece: 90min – 1150 CZK)
Ultra-vitalizing plant-based facial (Ultra vitalizacni rostlinna pece: 90min – 1150 CZK)
Anti-aging facial Lift ADN Vegetal (Pece Lift ADN Vegetal: 75min – CZK1500)
Eye mask (Maska na oci -160 CZK)
Make-Up Application (LIceni)
Day make-up (denni liceni: 20min – 170 CZK)
Evening make-up (Vecerni liceni: 30min – 260 CZK)
Wedding make-up (Svatebni liceni: 45min – 500 CZK)
Eye brow plucking (Uprava oboci :-70 CZK)
Eye-brow & lash tinting (Barveni oboci, ras – 110 CZK)
Plucking & lash+ brow tining (Uprava a barveni oboci a ras – 220 CZK)
Hand & Leg Massages (Pece o ruce a nohy)
Leg care (Pece o nohy: 45min – 440 CZK)
Hand care (Pece o ruce:30min – 340 CZK)
Extensive hand care (Velka pece o ruce: 60min – 500 CZK)
Parafin wrap (Parafinovy zabal – 160 CZK)
Nail polish application (lakovani nehtu:15min – 75 CZK)
French Nail-polish (where the tips are white) – (Francouzky lak – 150 CZK)
P-shine: 20min – 300 CZK
Body Massages (Pece o telo)
Aromatherapy cleansing massage (Aromaticka telova cistici gomaz:30min – 470 CZK)
Aromatherapy drainage massage (Aroma drenazni:60min – 780 CZK)
Aromatherapy thinning massage (Aroma zestihlujici:60min – 880 CZK)
Aromatherapy firming massage (Aroma zpevnujici: 60min – 880 CZK)
Aromatherapy thinning/firming + body wrap (Aroma zestihlujici/zpevnujici + body wrap: 90min – 1350 CZK)
Tired Feet Massage (pece o unavene nohy: 30min – 460 CZK)
Cleansing Back Massage (Cistici pece zad:45min – 780 CZK)
Relaxing Body Massage (Relaxacni telova pece: 60min – 780 CZK)
Wenceslas Square & Vodickova Streets offer manicures and pedicures as well.
OPEN: 9am- 9pm: Monday-Sunday
ADDRESS: These locations have salons: Václavské Náměstí 47, Prague 1, Tel: 221 625 570; Na Příkopě 17, Prague 1, Tel: 224 242 608; Vodičkova 15, Prague 1, Tel: 224 946 843; Arkády Pankrác, Na Pankráci 86, Prague 4, Tel: 225 111 311; OC Galerie Butovice, Radlická 117, Prague 5, Tel: 234 141 340; Centrum Černý Most, Chlumecká 6, Prague 9, Tel: 281 916 967; Tesco Letňany, Veselská 663, Prague 9*, Tel: 286 582 341; OC EDEN, U Slavie 1527, Prague 10, Tel: 272 731 871
*I have reviewd the salon at Letnany Shopping Centre: Shopping Centre (Obchodní Centrum) Letňany, Veselská 663, Prague 9
DIRECTIONS: By Metro: Red Line C get off at Letnany and then use the free Shopping Centre Letnany bus which leaves every 5 minutes and takes 5 minutes to reach the Shopping Centre stopping at the back entrance of KIKA furniture store. By Car: Direction Tepilce, D8, 8km from city centre. Located in northern Prague. Over 3 200 free car parking spaces available.
Bus Option #1: Public bus numbers to Tupolevova or Frycovicka bus stops: from the metro station Ládví: 186, from the metro station Nádraží Holešovice: 210, from the metro station Palmovka: 140, from the metro stations Vysočanská and Skalka: 195, from the metro station Letnany :233; Bus Option #2: Use the free of charge TESCO line busses which operate through Čakovice, Kbely, Bohnice, Kobylisy, Ďáblice and Prosek. These busses run from around 8am to 9pm – individual times are best checked online: http://www.oc-letnany.cz/en/kontakty/linky-tesco.php
FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.yvesrocher.cz (in Czech only)