The people that keep GLOW glowing… (Rachel)

the people that keep GLOW glowing

by Sara Shoemark – owner of GLOW

Rachel avoids all lime light, quietly and diligently getting on with her day. Well Rachel, this week the spot light is on you!

Rachel: “Oh god. How nerve wracking…mine’s going to be boring”.

Me: “NEVER Rachel – you’re amazing”

So, how would I describe Rachel? In brief …

– A superb therapist

– Hard working

– 100% Reliable

– A perfectionist

This is what Rachel says…

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“I decided I wanted to study beauty therapy when I was just 14 years old. (After qualifying Rachel was unsurprisingly awarded student of the year!).

I started at glow in April 2011.

Glow was my first beauty job but I used to work in a shop whilst I was in college. 

I have 3 fave treatments: pedicure, eyelash tint & HD brows! All fabulous value, each of these treatments make a huge difference and their results are so visual and last ages.

My fave treatment to have is a back, neck and shoulder massage. 

My fave product is the Decleor hydra floral mask – so quick and easy, you can instantly see and feel a difference, and you can sleep in it!

My fave song is Hero by Enrique Iglesias.

And for lunch while working I like to have a chicken or ham sandwich and sometimes some crackers!

Rachel IS ONE OF OUR FEW THERAPISTS WHO specialises in IPLi and is attending both Dermaquest and CACI training this month so her clients can enjoy a wider variety of advanced skincare treatments.

And my final word…? Thanks for having me at GLOW! 😀 xxx

Thank you Rachel for being a part of GLOW; Rachel your hard work, dedication, loyalty and proffessionalism is consistently wonderful!

I asked Roisin – pictured below – (Rachel’s Salon Manager at GLOW Chester) to send me a few words on Rachel. Here’s what she had to say…

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Love from Sara x

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GLOW at the BABTAC awards 2015

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The BABTAC awards 2015 

by Laura, from GLOW Mold (who was a finalist for Beauty Therapist of the year 2015).

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“Wow. What An amazing afternoon!

Fabulous surroundings surrounded by beautiful people!!

Thank you to the GLOWden oldies – Sara, Jenn and Naomi for being with me all the way.

Being a finalist for BABTAC’s Beauty Therapist of the year 2015 has been one of my greatest achievements so far. To be part of such an amazing experience was so incredibly humbling for me…and I loved every second!

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I will now spend this next year pushing and striving to be better.

I will gain more experience and knowledge, and most importantly, I will be the best I can be for my clients, my salon, my team and me. And then maybe next year – well, who knows…..!

I want to say thank you BABTAC for this fantastic opportunity and congratulations to this years winner JASMIN HARDIN.”

All my love, Laura xx

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Lovely lashes with GLOW: LVL ENHANCE

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image: sourced via LVL lashes

LVL is here at GLOW!

The revolutionary natural lash enhancing treatment is the secret to beautiful lashes.

No extensions.

No mascara.

Gentle on the lashes.

Immediate results that last 6-8 weeks.

LVL ENHANCE is the natural way to brighten and lift the entire face and create a stunning wide-eyed, lash look. No wonder it’s one of the industry’s fastest growing lash treatments and loved by celebrity make-up artists the world over.

Unlike a traditional lash perm, LVL straightens the natural lash at the root with an added tint providing instant results. As it works with the natural lash, LVL ENHANCE is ideal for customers who are new to eyelash treatments, or those looking for an everyday lash enhancement with no maintenance.

A patch test is compulsory at least 48 hours before the treatment.

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A few do’s and don’ts…

On the day of your appointment:

– do not wear mascara.

– do not have a spray tan (if you have had a spray tan day before, guide colour must be mashed off).

– avoid oily products around the eyes and contact lenses must be removed.

After the treatment:

– do not get lashes wet for 24 hours.

– avoid steam/sauna.

– avoid touching or rubbing the lashes.

Treatment takes 45 minutes and is £45.

For more information, or to book an appointment please click here.

Love Sara, and the GLOW team x

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The people that keep GLOW glowing…

the people that keep GLOW glowing

by Sara Shoemark – owner of GLOW

Nothing is ever achieved alone. 2 of GLOW’s greatest treasures – our truly wonderful clients, their loyalty, their support and their loveliness is what is what makes GLOW possible. And our Therapists…our team…our GLOW ‘Girlies’.

Let me begin to introduce these priceless treasures to you. For these are the people that keep GLOW glowing…

Naomi

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May 1994 – I had a special client who spotted how wonderfully busy I was and asked if I needed any help. Naomi is still at my side today; helping me every step of GLOW’s way. Beautiful, glamorous, calm, professional…and always there for me and for GLOW.

I GLOWed with pride when in 2003 Naomi received a nomination for British Beauty Therapist of the year.

And in 2007 Naomi was awarded the Golden GLOW award.

So in order for you to get to know her a little better, I decided to ask Naomi a few questions:

Naomi has achieved too much for me to begin so I asked her what she believed was her own greatest achievement – there was no hesitation:

“2009 – Mold winning their award as the Professional Beauty Awards. Best new UK salon. It meant everything to me after being so close with nominations but not quite winning whilst managing our Chester salon – a special moment”

Your Favourite product?

“(Can I have 2?!) Decleor Prolegene Gel and Dermaquest B5″

Your favourite treatment?  

“Has to be a pedicure. And to do? I have no doubt it’s a Carita facial!”.

Her ambition?

“To carry on learning and developing, if there ever is a 4th GLOW I would love to be part of the whole process after working in all 3 of our salons from their beginnings”.

If you had one Superpower what would it be?

“I want to say flying or time travel – to look cool – but without sounding too American or hippy the ability to Heal would be mine”.

Final thoughts?

“Although I am a Wife and a Mother being a GLOW girl is very important and defining to me now after all this time. I feel, when I put my uniform on and walk into the salon, how I imagine a Norland nanny or a Virgin stewardess must feel – part of something special, part of something unique. I love what I belong to and I love working with the development of the younger girls – sometimes seeing the young Therapist I once was and remembering the excitement I felt when I got a re-booking or a request for me personally! The buzz of making people feel better about themselves never goes away for me. I always want to improve and to carry on looking after my lovely ladies as long as this GLOW girl can!

Naomi x

Naomi has given me 21 years of her life.

I’m grateful every day for having her at my side.

Love from, Sara x

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Beautology at GLOW

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What is BEAUTOLOGY?…

For over 23 years GLOW have been helping clients to look and feel their best. Today, advances in science and beauty mean that looking your best can be achieved naturally, without medical intervention.

Uncompromising service and professionalism is at the heart of the GLOW experience and our outstanding number of national awards are testimony to that.

Beautology is a synergy of science and beauty and at the cutting edge of today’s ‘natural beauty treatments’. Our Beautologists are true professionals.

Whilst happy to offer the perfect finishing touches, they are equally on hand to deliver results with cutting edge treatments and expert advice on looking your best. Their artistry is something special and they look forward to being your beauty secret.

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Established by Sara Shoemark, GLOW’s award-winning salons can be found in Chester, Mold and Wrexham.

Sara’s philosophy is to provide an unparalleled service, believing that high quality products, effective treatments and the provision of an escape from the hustle and bustle of life, promotes an inner beauty that positively glows. All clients are treated with respect and made to feel welcome.

To learn more about GLOW or to make an appointment, please visit our website at www.glow-beauty.com.

Isn’t it time you GLOWED?

Love Sara, and the GLOW team x

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Go Phenom with GLOW

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image source: Jessica Nails

GLOW are excited about a new range of nail polish! (Although, we do get a little bit giddy when new things come into our salons!).

Phenom by Jessica Nails is a brand new way to enjoy a longer lasting manicure with a fast-drying formula. It provides a gel-like shine (like gel nails) however without the need for a UV or LED lamp.

With Jessica Phenom nail polish you can quickly create a super glossy manicure with ease.

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There are currently 23 Jessica Phenom Vivid Colours and the Finale Shine Top Coat.

We recently invited parenting & lifestyle blogger, Jess, from the blog Mummy of Boy Girl Twins in for a Phenom Manicure and here is what she had to say below:

“I do love manicured nails. I know gels last so well, but I wanted something else that still looked like gel. Phenom was perfect for this. The nails were shiny and everyone commented on how fabulous they looked. My nails lasted well for about 1 week – and then they needed removing, which I did at home myself with ease. The manicure itself took around 1 hour and the staff at GLOW were friendly, helpful and so informative. I can’t wait to select my next shade!”.

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You simply chose your basecoat from the Jesscia range, your colour and top it off with the Finale Shine – simple as 1-2-3.

For more information, including prices, or to book a manicure please click here.

Love from Sara, and the GLOW team x

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Mindfulness at GLOW

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by Sara Shoemark, GLOW owner

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OK – At GLOW we have been working on mindfulness.

I believe I must aim to lead by example so I have therefore been working to improve my focus (or in modern terms) remain mindful in the situation I am in at that present time. To be truthful I don’t find it easy, my brain flits and flutters like a butterfly, unwilling to settle anywhere for too long in fear of missing out.

Why do I wish for myself and our GLOW girls to be more mindful?…
Simple. Our clients are our priority and for us to meet and exceed their needs our thoughts must NOT wonder; our minds when we are with them must be focused on their every need.
Then this morning I get a Facebook mention from our lovely GLOW Niki informing me that a recent Mail article is now telling us that Minfulness is bad for us. Surely not!
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Thank you Gina – Niki, GLOW  girls lets keep at it, when I read the description of mindfulness below this surely can not be a bad thing:

– Current mindfulness practitioners teach us just to bring our awareness into the present moment, by noticing our breath, thoughts or feelings. 

– The aim is to keep our focus on what we are currently doing and experiencing. 

– There is no shortcut to mindfulness: it takes time, effort, awareness, and perseverance.

So GLOW Girlies lets persevere and work on our mindfulness!

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Love Sara, and the GLOW team x
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My future will GLOW

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by Laura, Beauty Therapist at GLOW Mold salon

“Once apon a time, not so very long ago, I had an interview for the very prestigious GLOW beauty salon.

I was due to meet Sara Shoemark; I was expecting the female version of Sir Alan Sugar, suit, chair and all! Instead, in came a beautiful, bouncy, full-of-life lady to shake my hand. After a few pleasantries and questions were exchanged Sara asked if I had any questions. I asked “How did you start GLOW??…

So after a brief history of Sara and GLOW she then told me about how she started in one beauty room and then went on to have 3 award winning beauty salons. Just watching Sara talk so passionately about doing what she loves was so inspiring.

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That was it – the dream was born.

To be able to say I was part of an award winning salon was amazing. To actually be entered for an award myself was unthinkable!!

Fast forward 5 years. I have received and gained the most amazing knowledge and training I ever thought was possible.

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Not only that, I have had the opportunity and pleasure of working along side some of the most incredible therapists this industry has ever seen. From x2 facial therapists of the year, to x2 beauty therapists of the year, to x3 manicurists of the year, and not forgetting salon director of the year (to name a few!). These ladies are my inspiration and my idols.

So now I’m on my way to do my trade test for BABTAC for Beauty Therapist of the year 2015, after becoming a finalist.

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No matter how you start out in life, with hard work good influence and the support of pretty amazing people anything is possible!

Lots of love Laura xx ”

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9 steps to feet that GLOW

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YOU need your feet, so remember, your feet need you!

Like our faces, the skin on our feet ages, and with time they need a little more care to keep them looking and feeling good. Without that special but simple attention feet will quickly become dry, flakey, cracked and aged.

So we are here to help! Here are GLOW’s 9 steps to feet that GLOW! :

1. A weekly foot file is a must, but take care, remembering we need a little hard skin, it’s there for a reason – to protect. So use a foot file carefully on hard skin weekly, exfoliate twice weekly and moisturise daily.

2. Fungal infections of the feet and toe nails are common and can be difficult to rid of so aim to avoid.

3. Dry your feet well – between the toes and under the nail.

4. Be cautious with gel polish on toes – moisture can be easily trapped and this can lead to fungal infections. A good paint after a good pedicure will last as long as gels on toes.

5. Apply an oil to cuticles and nails – some even contain anti fungal ingredients (an added plus).

6. Cut toe nails straight across smoothing with a file to avoid ingrown toe nails.

7. For beautiful feet have a pedicure but do not let your therapist do more than beautify feet.

8. Do not home-treat things like corns, it’s not usually successful.

9. For any medical problems see a podiatrist or Doctor.

A pedicure has to be one of my favourite treatments. I can catch up on emails while my feet are filed massaged and painted to perfection. And it’s worth it as unlike when I have my fingernails painted a good pedicure will last up to four weeks!

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Love from Sara, and the GLOW team

SARA X

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Fore more information including pedicures please click here for all the treatments and prices.

GLOW express

GLOW express...

We know what it’s like. You’d love a GLOW treatment but you’re short on time.

You want the highest quality of treatment to GLOW’s exacting standards, but maybe are happy to forego a little.

Well, we’ve therefore got our heads together and devised a few special treatments that will get you glowing in no time and save you money too. We know what our clients need and we’re ready to deliver it for you.

We’ve got nails, waxing, massages, lashes, facials and make-up. All for you – on the go.

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You can squeeze them in during your lunch hour, before the school run, or in the evenings (as our salons are open late some evenings too).

So, what are you waiting for?…

For more information and treatments from our express range please click here

Love Sara, and the GLOW team x

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