An amazing charity event

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Kelly, Jenny and Clare, three beautiful – (in more ways than one) – ladies from The Reef Spas based in Kent set off on their 830 mile trip last week, starting from Land’s End and finishing in John O’ Groats.

A week of Fantastic Fundraising saw them stopping their ‘Reef-mobile’ along the way to visit local charities where local salons and Spas would join them. This was in order to help some amazing causes and bringing our industry of beauty together in a rather special way.

Charities included Help for Heroes, Blackpool Cats in Care, Plymouth’s Bowel Cancer and the very special Good Shepherd Hospice in Chester where GLOW were humbled and honoured to join in with this amazing journey.

GLOW helped by rewarding the incredible members of staff of these charities with a spot of pampering.

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…….And now they’ve done it!

Lands end to John O’Groats – what an incredible journey.

The lovely Kelly said:

“We all have had our limits tested. Energy levels have reached their all time lowest and have never felt cold like we have camping! But each charity has made it worthwhile!”

They say thank you to…

Bowel cancer West Plymouth
Jessie May Trust Bristol
Hospice of the Good Shepherd Chester
Blackpool cats in care Blackpool
Keswick mountain rescue Lake District
Sands Glasgow
The Royal Marines 45 Commando (help for heroes) Arbroath
And Highland Homeless trust Inverness

And to the amazing salons/Spas that joined us…

Beauty Time Bristol
GLOW Chester
Armathwaite Hall Lake District
Pure Spa Glasgow
And Sleeping Beauty Inverness
All the girls at The Reef Spa Maidstone & The Reef Hideaway Sevenoaks

And of course everyone that has donated and supported us on this crazy journey!

And we would like to thank YOU Beautiful Reef Girls for taking time out of your busy lives to do something special. And an even bigger thank you for including GLOW. And if you or any of these other fabulous salons ever want to anything like this again – count GLOW in!!!

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PS – Thank you to Laura from GLOW, Mold for organising our little bit of this incredible journey.

If you can spare a small donation to one of the just giving pages you can donate to:
Bowel Cancer West https://www.justgiving.com/ReefBBG1
Jessie May Trust Children’s Hospice at Home https://www.justgiving.com/ReefBBG2
Help for Heroes Official https://www.justgiving.com/ReefBBG3
Hospice of the Good Shepherd https://www.justgiving.com/ReefBBG4
Sands, the stillbirth & neonatal death charity https://www.justgiving.com/ReefBBG5
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team in the Lake District https://www.justgiving.com/ReefBBG6
* Highland Homeless Trust in Inverness https://www.justgiving.com/ReefBBG7

In addition, for one day only! GLOW are offering on Friday April 24th – all manicures are only £15!!! ALL money goes to this charity event. Please contact us for bookings.

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Love Sara x

Read more about their journey via Twitter here

Coffee, croissants and a GLOW staff girlie catchup at Odd Fellows, Chester

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We met, we smiled, we hugged, we laughed, a few sniffed, we ate delicious pastries and took a few photos and everyone listened with great patience to me (Sara) – thank you.

What did we talk about?…

How we can be better – meeting every expectation, exceeding expectations, monitoring expectations, ensuring we treat our clients in the safest, cleanest, happiest, most knowledgable environment possible – as I believe our clients deserve nothing less!

We talked about how we must be consistent – doing our best with every client, every day, whatever the time, how ever we feel.

It is my responsibility that our ‘Glorious GLOW Girls’ have the skills and the knowledge to be the best they can be – so, we talked about the value of training both in and away from the salon and the essential importance that we must never stop learning.

We discussed Social Media, lashes, focus and mindfulness. The list went on until it was time to head back to the salon to do what GLOW girls do best – beauty!

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The dictionary tells me that beauty is…

  • a combination of qualities that please 
  • an excellent example of something
  • something pleasing and beautiful 

This is what you are to me girls!

Thank you!

Love from Sara, at GLOW x

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Training at GLOW

Training at GLOW

In order to keep ahead and abreast of changes within the beauty industry we often have training at our 3 salons.

Training is an important part of any Beauty Therapist’s role.

Recently we had some Mii make-up training.

Beauty isn’t about wanting to be someone else. Beauty isn’t fake. Beauty is often simply about having the confidence to be yourself… and Mii is a cosmetics range that allows just that. One that makes you feel beautiful whoever you are, so when you look in the mirror, you can say… “that’s Mii”.

Here’s Steph being trained in Mii make-up.

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We are always striving to be the best for our clients! Therefore training our staff is really important!

And, we want to give our clients to most up-to-date information, advice, products and treatments as possible!

All GLOW staff are highly trained and caring individuals, who delight in ensuring that clients receive the maximum benefit from treatments, products and aftercare.

To contact us please click here – we love talking to our clients!

Love from Sara, and the GLOW team xx

CARITA: The non-surgical facelift

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Guest post, by Jess from the blog Mummy of Boy Girl Twins

“You know when you look in the mirror, wonder where the years have gone, and notice lines around your eyes and sagging around your cheeks? That’s me at the moment.

I’ve just been feeling a little tired, and my skin looking much older.

I don’t really want to have surgery (I’m too much of a whimp and I don’t have the money!) and I’m a bit scared of trying things like botox and fillers. So a CARITA non-surgical facelift was exactly what I needed!

CARITA have partnered with a Cranial Facial surgeon in Paris to bring a modern futuristic machine – CINETIC™ LIFT. An alternative to cosmetic surgery, it uses the exclusive combination of Micro-currents, Ultrasound and LED technologies, for dramatic, visible results after just one treatment.

The first session was an hour and didn’t hurt at all. I felt a little sensation around my teeth and eyes but nothing uncomfortable. It was actually quite relaxing!

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I definitely noticed results after the first session, and an improvement and lift around my eyes and cheeks, which is where they focused on the most.

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The beauty therapist recommended one session a week for a course of around 6-8 weeks, depending on personal skin and age.

I am so excited to see the results after a course!”.

Jess is a 36 year old Mum of toddler boy and girl twins, and lives in North Wales with her Husband. Jess writes a parenting & lifestyle blog at www.mummyofboygirltwins.com

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GLOW offers CARITA & CACI facials at all 3 of our salons – prices start from £45. For more information please click here.

Weddings: making brides GLOW on their wedding day

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by Laura, from our GLOW, Mold salon

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“Carly and I attended a Wedding Fayre in the Theatre Clwyd, Mold (North Wales) which was set up by a company called Sugar and Spice.

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We were greeted by a nice cup of coffee and cake! Perfect! We went there to promote GLOW and our new Bridal and hen & stag packages. The Wedding Fayre was busy, which was fab! We took some of our Lily-flame candles and Anatomical’s with us. A lot of people loved the idea of using the candles as presents for people who have helped them with their wedding.

We had a lot of interest in our Mii make up too. Beauty isn’t about wanting to be someone else. Beauty isn’t fake. Beauty is often simply about having the confidence to be yourself…and Mii is a cosmetics range that allows just that. It is therefore perfect for Brides-to-be.

At the Fayre, we spoke to alot of people regarding makeup packages for Brides, Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride etc. Which we can cater for all prices and ranges.

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We had alot of interest in our nail treatments and tanning as well. We gave out a lot of our leaflets and price lists and a few cheeky chocolates!

We both really enjoyed ourselves and had smiles on our faces all day met lots of lovely people! Bring on the next event!! :)

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If you are interested in any more information about our GLOW packages for beautiful Brides or groomed Grooms then please do contact us!

Skincare advice – by Niki

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Skincare advice – by Beauty Therapist, Niki x

“I read a really interesting article called the 5:2 diet for your face! It was about giving your skin a 2 day break from makeup, as the clogging and chemicals in makeup cause damage to the skin losing brightness and lustre.

I have been very good at home wearing no makeup, (well I cheat – I do wear mascara as I’d look terrible without it!). I have seen the benefits…my skin is clearer and brighter.

If not wearing makeup for 2 days a week is too much to bear, then why not try a BB cream, or tinted moisturiser. Decleor Hydra Floral BB cream is your treatment hydra floral moisturiser which uses wild pansy to capture diffuse and lock in moisture!

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It protects against pollution and conveniently comes in three shades – light, medium and dark.

Or you could try Mii Luminous Tinted Moisturiser. Nourishing apple seed helps boost skins defences whilst seaweed smoothes. Both have an SPF of 15.

miiTOP TIP..The most important thing that you can do is have a good cleansing regime.

When you are sleeping your body and skin repairs itself. There are a wide range of products to choose from; selecting your method of cleansing is easy. Do you prefer to wash? Or use cleanser and toner?

IF YOU LIKE TO WASH YOUR FACE…

You can use Decleor 3in1 Hydra cleansing mousse – this product is very good, I use this, it cleanses and hydrates the skin, no fuss required!

The second contender for easy use cleanser is Decleor Micellar Oil.

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I LOVE this product (it’s my go to night time product). You apply a pump of oil onto dry skin apply a small amount of water emulsify and remove. Every trace of makeup will be removed!

Staying with washing Demaquest Peptide Glyco Cleanser is the perfect wash for you if you are concerned with anti-ageing. A small amount of Glycolic acid cleans, exfoliates and helps with radiance. This product is only to be used at night and as with any glycolic treatments or products, sunscreen must be used.

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CLEANSING & TONING…

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Decleor Cleansing Milk is very easy to use…apply a 5p size amount to the whole face (massaging as you do), and then remove using damp cotton wool, followed by fresh cotton wool with a few drops of Decleor Tonifying Lotion.

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There is a full range of cleansers to suit all skin types. Decleor Cleansing Milk can be used on all skin types, but if you are very sensitive Micellar water is so gentle. Fresh purifying gel and matifying lotion will remove make-up – and any oily residue on your skin. Perfection for oilier skin types.

There is even an anti-ageing cleanser and toner – Youth Cleansing Milk and Lotion – these 2 products have oils added to help the skin stay supple.

Try it just for one month (we dare you!) and you will be amazed how much brighter and healthier your skin looks!”

by Niki x

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Please note that these products are available from GLOW Beauty and can be purchased through the website here.

Love from Sara, and the GLOW team x

HD Brows: by Lowri

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Specialist HD Brow Training

When Amanda Holden was pictured with new, thicker eyebrows recently – everyone stopped to ask what her secret was.

So what was it?….

well, it was HD brows.

Lowri from GLOW tells us about her thoughts on brows at the moment…

“Brows are constantly changing and are definitely one of the most popular treatments at the moment.

I am very passionate about brows and believe having the correct shape. Certain products can help accentuate facial features.

Today at GLOW we did some advanced brow shaping techniques; we learnt about the different stages of perfecting an eyebrow, from the waxing itself, to the finishing touches of adding mineral make-up. This is the only make up allowed on the skin after a wax to cover any redness so no-one needs know you popped out for a cheeky eye brow shape in your lunch break!

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Training was a real eye opener for me (no pun intended!) as to how far advanced brows shaping techniques have come. And I now have the extra confidence to go that extra mile with the treatments I offer my clients”.

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by Lowri x

HD brows are available at GLOW. For more information on GLOW please click here.

Prices for HD Brows are around £30.00.

Love from Sara, and the GLOW team xx

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Perfect parties!

At GLOW, we love pampering people (did we mention that??!! Ha ha!). So when someone has something special to celebrate we love to help them!

It is so nice for people to be able to escape and experience pampering with their friends.

We welcome hen or stag parties, birthdays, baby shower, retirement or just time out to catch up with friends.

Our cost effective packages are THE ultimate treat.

So GLOW…what do we get?

Well, you get complimentary use of one of our beautiful lounges, or if you prefer, have the salon to yourselves! Wow! You can also add in:

– champagne cocktails, mocktails, picnic breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.

– personalised goody bags.

Here are a group of ladies enjoying a hen party recently!! They had such a fab time :)

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We also cater for mini-parties too! Our Pretty Parties for Princesses (for under 16s) are the ultimate pamper party suitable from aged 7. Here are some little princesses having a pamper party at our GLOW Wrexham salon last Sunday.

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Afterwards her Mum wrote to us and said…

I would just like to say a big thank you to the two girls who made my daughters party a memorable one….! They were amazing with all the girls!!! I am really happy, they went above and beyond to make her birthday special!!! x

So…what are you waiting for? Grown up, or mini…come and have your party at GLOW!

For more information and how to book please visit the website here.

Love from Sara and the team xx

Mother’s Day: what we have in store!

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It is that time again. That VERY special time of year.

Mother’s Day.

Mums work so hard. Usually without many thankyou’s, and they hardly ever get a break. Mums are wonderful, and deserve a little something for them, on this special day.

It is therefore time to treat your Mum, (or yourself!). And if you haven’t thought of a gift yet, then look no further…!

Here at GLOW (Mold, Wrexham and Chester salons) we have some special offers and promotions – for that truly special Mum in your life.

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Make Mum feel special: Relaxing massage with beautiful bath bombs, or a luxurious candle.

At GLOW we just love pampering people and making people feel very special. A treatment at GLOW is the perfect gift. So please check out our website here for the full range of treatments and products available…

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Can’t decide what to choose?…

We have vouchers available too. As shown above our vouchers are beautifully designed and presented, and they make THE perfect Mother’s Day gift. GLOW vouchers are available for any amount or treatment. From 1 hour of relaxation to a complete day of pampering. Divine! Beautifully presented, the vouchers can be purchased in person at the salon, by phone or email.

We hope you enjoy Mother’s Day – and that all the Mums out there get well and truly spoilt!

Love Sara, and the GLOW team xx

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Our GLOW beauty blog relaunch…

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It’s been some time since we last logged in here and updated you from our GLOW beauty blog. We’ve been so busy focusing on our 3 award winning salons, carrying out treatments, selling products and providing our customers with a quality service…(phew!)

However, we are now BACK! and ready to blog in order to keep you updated on everything GLOW! Very exciting times!

Blog posts will now include beauty tips, hints and advice – plus lots of information on special offers, discounts, our giveaways. As well as all that…we’ll be telling you what everyone at GLOW is getting up to.

We love beauty so much, and we have so much experience within the beauty industry, that we want to share it all with you.

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This blog will be updated weekly, with posts coming out on a Thursday. Don’t miss out!

For the latest blog posts (and for other exciting information) come and follow us on: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

We’d love to talk to you. Please do get in touch!

Tell all your friends!!

Speak soon, and thanks for reading….

Love from Sara and the GLOW team xx

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