Weddings: making brides GLOW on their wedding day

Weddings

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!! :)

by, Laura x

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!

MOTHER'S DAY

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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Cruciani Bracelets !

Cruciani bracelets have now arrived in the UK.

Very exclusive but now available at GLOW!

The much loved fashion accessory worn by celebrities including Beyonce, Rita Ora, Paris Hilton and fashionistas worldwide.

The crochet bracelets are made of macramé lace and are made-in-Italy. Available in a stunning array of styles and colours, each have their own special meaning.

At £9.99, selling out wherever they arrive, Cruciani bracelets are a must have!

Niki Becomes a Beauty Therapist

After working in the Beauty industry since 1998 in various roles, I decided to train in Level 2 Beauty Therapy.  My children are now in High School and, as they are currently less demanding!!!!, I seized the day and booked myself onto a fast track course at The Sylvia Hodge School of Health and Beauty.

Wow! what an amazing course. Within the first two weeks I’ve passed eyelash and brow tinting and eyebrow shaping. I really enjoyed learning these treatments and it’s true the eyebrows frame the face. I had to perform two treatments as my Tutor observed me. Don’t panic I had been practising on my friends at home!

My first client was a lovely lady and she wanted to have an eyelash and brow tint and shape and flare lashes applied to the outer lashes. She was going to a party and wanted a dramatic look for her eyes.  I decided to tint her lashes Blue Black as she likes them to look very dark. Her eyebrows I tinted dark brown as again she likes them dark. She had amazing eyebrows which just needed to be tweaked. I applied a few semi permanent lashes to the outer eyelashes to lengthen them.  Wow, I was amazed with the transformation. Her lashes looked fantastic even before the semi permanent lashes had been applied. My first paying client left Beauty School one very happy lady. I was so happy that; one, my first very nerve wracking treatment was out of the way and two, my client was very happy.

My second client was also so lovely I could have spent all day with her She had an eyelash and brow tint. After consultation, her preference was for very dark lashes and she liked her brows to be not too dark but not to light.  As her hair was fair I didn’t want them to look unnaturally dark. I applied the tint to eyebrows firstly then applied to the eyebrow. As the tint was on the eyelashes I couldn’t ask her to look. I applied brown tint to the brows, wiped off to check colour, then applied another layer to darken slightly. Again my client was very happy with the results and even went so far as to say they were perfect.

It was very hard going back to a learning environment as I’d not taken an exam for years,  but I must say I’m thoroughly enjoying it.  I cant wait to start treating the lovely GLOW clients. Next week I’m learning manicures. I’ve got lots of ideas racing around in my head for colour combinations and finishes.

Niki x

 

Heather at London Fashion Week!

WOW!!!

Today I have had the pleasure of being the “Head of Nails” for

JESSICA at London Fashion Week…

I was leading a team of manicurists at the Eudon Choi Fashion Show.

It has been such a rewarding day not only for myself, and my fabulous manicurists, but for everyone involved I’m sure.

The chosen colour was Jessica’s Naked as a Jailbird… Which is a very elegant pale pink.

I am on my train journey home and my aching feet are a distant memory as I am reliving my experience through all the pictures I have taken.

Here have a peek…..

Heather xxx

Summer and Sunshine!

Well, wasnt that a shock last weekend to have glorious sunshine and 20 degrees! “Yay!”,we all cried, summer has arrived.  After that long dreadful winter the thought of unveiling my pale skin into the world was daunting. Ok, we’re all in the same boat unless you’ve been on a winter holiday. I rushed out to stock up on SPF’s for myself and my family as we all have different skin types. My husband is very dark and he show’s himself to the sun and he’s tanned. So he uses a factor 15. My children and myself use factor 30. We will still develop a light tan but steadily and healthily.  The sun is only our enemy if we abuse it. Sitting around with no protection is very silly.

Anyway, back to my lily white skin. What should a girl do?  I exfoliated using Creme Exfoliant as I do twice a week and grabbed my old faithful friend, Decleor’s Gradual Glow.  It’s the mother of all body moisturisers, containing self tan which builds up over time.  If you’ve used Systeme Corps body moisturiser this is exactly what it smells like because that is what it is, System Corps with Tan. It leaves your skin feeling luxuriously soft. Use in the morning after your shower, or if you prefer at night.  A word of warning, it does not contain any SPF so be sure to apply SPF before leaving the house.

As the weather is now back to dull and grey I wonder if we got carried away with ourselves prepping last week. It will not be in vain, I’m hoping, as I’m sure you all are, that when the sunshine returns it will bring us a glorious summer and I’ll be tanned and ready to enjoy it!

Niki x