Norwood and Russell are playing the beautiful game

A chic look for FGR on and off the pitch

SAFE HANDS: FGR goalkeeper Sam Russell has his nails treated by beauty therapist Kaylee Hankins Pic: M. Watkins

SMOOTH: James Norwood enjoying a relaxing face massage Pic: M. Watkins

HAIRY MOMENT: Coco Chic owner Leanne Townsend guves Sam Russell a back wax Pic: M. Watkins

FACE OFF: Advanced facial therapist Wendy Kent giving james Norwood a facial Pic: M. Watkins

THE BOSS: Coco Chic owner Leanne Townsend Pic: M. Watkins

First published in Sport Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

FOREST Green players Sam Russell and James Norwood are cutting a stylish dash on and off the pitch.

The duo are making the beautiful game even more beautiful following a visit to Cainscross-based beauty salon Coco Chic on a day off from the macho world of football.

Following in the footsteps of David Beckham Jonny Depp and even Prince Harry, the metrosexual pair took the opportunity to experience a facial, massage, manicure and wax.

Beauty therapist Wendy Kent got to grips on striker Norwood, who swapped the intensity of the training ground for a relaxing facial. Wendy implemented a micro-dermabrasion technique to remove dead skin cells to give 22-year-old James a smooth and clear appearance. Goalkeeper Russell made sure his safe hands were manicured to perfection as beautician Kaylee Hankins tidied up his nails -pushing his cuticles gently back.

The treatment concluded with a hand massage to moisturise the skin and relax the 30-year-old ahead of his next big game in the Blue Square Premier.

Coco Chic owner Leanne Townsend said: `’The guys really enjoyed the experience and left feeling relaxed.

“More and more guys are getting into caring about their skin and we are certainly seeing a greater influx of guys in the salon.”

Coco Chic are holding an open evening on Wednesday, November 21 from 6pm-9pm.

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