What is Shellac? Let's get one thing out of the way...Shellac refers to the brand 'CND Shellac' NOT a type of nail service. All to often people enter the salon asking for "Shellac nails" while the salon are actually applying gel or another system...don't get fooled! CND Shellac is a 'hybrid' nail system that promises … Continue reading What is the difference between Shellac & Gel nails?
Top tips on doing a salon standard manicure yourself...includes the best one - how to fix damage if you didn't wait long enough for it to dry!
Whether you are a makeup enthusiast who is always experimenting with different looks or someone who thinks eye lash curlers are a piece of surgical equipment, you can do your own wedding makeup! A great way to ensure that you can confidently create a professional makeup look on your wedding day is to seek professional […]
Colouring your hair is one of the most satisfying ways of changing your look without having to brave a brand new hair cut. But whether you indulge in home colouring or going to a professional (recommended), there are a few things that are useful to know... What is hair dye? It is important to know, especially … Continue reading What to know about colouring hair
Prevention is better than cure... In the case of split ends, the only real cure is to cut it so prevention really is better. The scientific term for split ends is Trichoptilosis and there are many types, all of which are caused by your hair becoming brittle and the longer they are kept, the worse they get. … Continue reading Haircare: Prevent Split Ends
The natural look is all about flawless, great make up products and being clever with colours and application techniques. Ironically, the natural look often requires more make-up than bolder looks do! However, it is great if you want to look fresh faced, which is why it is a popular preference for many brides, and is … Continue reading How to get the ‘natural’ makeup look
It is criminal how many people walk into a salon brimming with excitement over the anticipation of the new look that they will be having, and how many of these same people walk out in tears over their new look. Note, these are not tears of joy! Liaising with your stylist over your desired hairstyle is very much … Continue reading Don’t Smile, Nod And Agree…tell Your Stylist What You Want!
Every so often a celebrity hairstyle takes the world by storm - just a few years ago, salons were inundated by clients asking for the 'Rachel cut' based on Jennifer Anniston's layered style... One of the latest trends seem to be the 'Posh bob' based on Victoria Beckham's sleek graduated bob. Celebrities are the best … Continue reading Celebrity Hairstyles: How to make their looks your own
There are many easy ways to remove hair dye from the skin - say goodbye to the days of positioning hair strategically to cover it up... It's annoying that when you apply hair dye, you cannot see any of it on your skin and yet once it has developed, you see a your face neatly … Continue reading How to remove hair dye from your skin
Makeup tips from a certified makeup artist - learn the tricks of the trade so that you can apply your makeup like a pro. It is very easy to rely on market initiatives to dictate how to apply makeup and what makeup products should be bought over others. But appropriately, those who have an expertise … Continue reading Make-Up Tips from a Make-Up Artist