CONTOUR, COVER, COLOUR
Meet the new and improved version of our Powder Foundation Pro Palette… the Multi-Use Powder Palette. We’ve reformulated this essential product to create a more versatile shade selection and even better results.
When used during the HD Brows treatment, these powders infused with Organic Tapioca Starch, Allantoin and Aloe Vera help to soothe skin after waxing and threading. Thanks to the soothing, kind-to-skin formula, the powders feel comfortable to wear, even on post-treatment skin.
This palette is ideal for retailing to clients thanks to its many uses. Here are just some of the way to use this palette; to CONTOUR your features, to COVER and conceal redness or imperfections, to COLOUR your face, from eyes to cheeks.
RRP: £45.00 inc. VAT
Pro Price: £25.88 + VAT
By now, you may have read all about how to market effectively for your small business during Formal/Debs season. Social media accounts for a huge portion of Formal/Debs marketing, so it’s essential that your beauty business knows the ins and outs of popular platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. The best part? These social media platforms are free to use–meaning that your beauty business will surely gain customers without worrying about going over budget.
Don’t have a clue where to start? No worries! We’re about to share some of our favorite social media tips your beauty business needs to maximise profits this Debs season.
1. Amp up the visuals.
Your customers don’t want to just hear about your beauty business’ Debs promotions and services; they want to see them in action. For example, try posting sample hair and makeup ideas for Debs day. This way, customers will feel as if your beauty business is helping them with the big day, which will lead to increased loyalty and business. And, when Debs -goers see the results they could have, they will be lining up at your door.
2. Create a social media contest.
For this Debs season, engage with your customers by creating a social media contest. Try a raffle: ask your followers to share their favorite hair and dress combinations on social media, and choose a few lucky customers to win prizes or gift cards from your beauty business. Customers will love being able to share their best Debs looks, especially if there is a chance to win. Need some inspiration? Take a look at our contest that we launched last week!
3. Use #hashtags.
After establishing certain Debs promotions and bundled packages for your beauty business, make sure to publicise these awesome deals by creating an original hashtag. Hashtags offer a way for customers to find and engage with your small business on social media. And, using a hashtag will spread the word about your beauty business’ new Debs services and products.
4. Post on all the social media platforms.
So, your beauty business has decided to institute new special promotions for Debs season. But, in order to be effective, these promotions need to reach any and all types of audiences on social media. If your beauty business has various social media accounts, utilise all of them when promoting Debs deals and services. By using a variety of popular platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you’ll attract many different types of customers – which means more money for your business this prom season!
We couldn’t wait any longer to reveal the latest shades of our Pro Pencil; Dark Brown and Ash 🙌🏼 – so we’re giving them to you early.
Available from The Beauty School now, this is a super limited, pre-launch exclusive (maximum of 1 of each shade per order) so get them while you can ahead of the big launch coming soon.
Now that we are in the beginning of wedding season, thousands upon thousands of couples will be taking the plunge.
This influx of weddings means big returns for your beauty business. Since every bride expects her wedding to be perfect, you can expect a ton of appointments—hair, manis/pedis, makeup, and more—all for brides-to-be, bridal parties, and guests.
For some brides, splurging on beauty services is a must-have—in fact, the average bride spends about £500 on hair and makeup alone on their big day. Developing an elegant and epic bridal service menu is one way to coax those dazzling brides into your business for their wedding days.
To help you put together your bridal service menu, here are 3 tips you need for crafting your greatest bridal packages yet.
1. Take charge with your service rates.
First, you need to decide how much you’re charging. This can be a challenge due to the variety of services available and the budgets and preferences of your clients. For example, some clients simply want their hair curled, while others desire a 3-hour updo.
In order to simplify the math, don’t make up new prices. If your salon charges £65 for a typical one-hour haircut and blowout, and your base bridal hair service also takes one hour, then make £65 the set price. By sticking to prices your staff is already used to, you are simplifying a process that could be much more complicated.
With bridal parties, you also want to consider offering both a la carte services and group rates. For example, if a bride is paying for her mother’s hair, but not her bridesmaids’, a la carte services would work best. On the other hand, say you have a bridal party, where some women want to splurge for a massage or a deluxe pedicure, but others are unsure. Offering a discounted group rate might make it hard to resist.
When setting prices, also keep in mind the experience levels of your staff and whether services will be performed on-site at your location or off-site.
2. Create a bridal experience that flows from start to finish.
Knowing the three Cs—consultation, customisation, and confirmation—will help guide your bridal service planning.
Offering the Mrs-to-be a complimentary consultation should be a mandatory part of all your bridal packages. This gives your bride the opportunity to determine what services are best for her needs, while you learn more about her preferences and timeline in order to pamper her how she desires for the big day.
The consultation also allows you to introduce customisation, which is needed for any bridal consultation! By customising services specific to the bride’s preferences and budget, she gets exactly what she envisions, while you open the door for additional revenue opportunities for services needed prior to the wedding. And if there is ever a time for a woman to pamper herself on beauty services, it’s when she’s getting ready to say “I do”! Packaging items together will encourage her to opt for something she may not typically select, since this is no typical day.
Finally, make sure to get confirmation of the bridal booking; secure the appointment with credit card information and make your cancellation policy clear.
3. Stay on top of the latest bridal trends.
When providing bridal packages, you want to ensure you can accommodate every request, from the most basic to the most bold. Keep up with seasonal trends for the latest looks in bridal beauty. If you don’t have any staff members trained in a specific nail trend, for example, hire specialists to train your staff or send stylists to gain certification. This way you won’t find yourself disappointing a client when you tell her you don’t offer that service. Be prepared and don’t lose a potential client (and an entire bridal party to boot)!
Knowing these 3 tips will help you develop perfect bridal packages to suit all types of brides-to-be—from the most simple to the most extravagant. Being able to accommodate an array of style requests and budgets will bring you more (satisfied) clients and more dollars this wedding season—a win-win for everyone.
Before you even think about adding a pop of lip colour or going nuts on the eyeshadow and eyeliner, the best makeup looks start with a good base.
And while there are no rights and wrong in terms of makeup application (your beauty, your rules) – if the order of products is confusing the hell out of you, get ready to be saved by our Elite Trainer EmmaJane Heatley, who has shared her guide to a glowing, your-skin-but-better, base.
Here, you’ll finally find out whether you’re meant to apply your concealer before or after your foundation, some easy contouring hacks and the prep steps you’re probably missing…
MiniMi Treatment Review by Who The Frock Is Alice
So…have you heard about the MiniMi inch loss body wrap?
Well, I’m about to tell you all about it after my #gifted experience. I mean…if it’s good enough for @voguewilliams…
This is a treatment designed to nourish the skin, improve the look of the skin (cellulite and stretch marks) and absorb deeper to target the fat cells, resulting in inch loss.
So after a brief chat about the process, the first step was to get my kit off. Well down to my underwear anyway!
My therapist then measured me at various points from my ankles to my chest and then my arms, recording each measurement on my chart. Eeeek!!!!
I was then given a brush down with a body brush to remove any dead skin and get the circulation going. This helps make sure the oil absorbs into the good skin.
The black marks you see here are permanent marker. This is so the second set of measurements are taken in the exact same position as the first.
Then it was time to apply the secret sauce. A specially formulated geranium infused oil that smelt divine.
Then for the comedy gold. My body was then wrapped in cling film. Nice and tight…a bit like spanx. Unfortunately I don’t have a full length photo of this to give you a laugh!! Limbs are wrapped separately, so don’t be thinking you’ll be bound like a Mummy and not able to move!
Then it was time to lie on the heated couch. Manouvering onto this was a challenge I have to say. Now, at this point you can be wrapped in a foil blanket. However, the idea is to be warm and NOT to sweat. The inch loss occurs when the oil reaches and punctures the fats cells. Making them smaller. Fat cells will never be fully gone. If you imagine a grape that then shrivels to a raisin that’s the easiest way to explain it. So any inch loss is down to this and not loss of fluid. Hence why you don’t want to be Sweaty Betty!
As I was already warm in the room I didn’t use the foil blanket because I feared I would sweat during the 45min I was required to lie there, so I opted for a towel and a normal blanket. After 45min the therapist removed the cling film with a pair of scissors. Now I’ll admit this bit did make me nervous! However, there were no injuries and once freed I was able to get up and leave my cling film armour behind on the couch.
Now it was time for the moment of truth. I can say that as soon as I stood up I could feel I had lost from my abdomen but I kept that to myself whilst my therapist got to work repeating the measuring process.
As I glanced at the chart I could see an inch here and half an inch there. When we got to my abdomen my therapist checked it twice before filling in the chart! 3.5 inches I had lost in this area alone. Wow, just wow and the best thing was…I knew it.
So when all was done and I was reclothed the overall results were totalled up and overall I had lost 12 inches. Mostly between my thighs and chest. I was both surprised (as I was a bit sceptical) and chuffed with this result as I’m heading off on holiday soon and the bikini fear is real.
This treatment ranges in price from salon to salon but should be between £45 to £65 depending on location etc. A course of 6 to 8 is recommended for maximum results. A list of approved salons and further information can be found on The beauty School Ireland website or by calling them on 0 2841 753900.
I’m told the results of this are permanent provided (as with anything), you go easy on the junk food and lead a healthy lifestyle.
It is recommend you don’t shower or sweat for 24 hrs after the treatment to allow the oil to continue working. Once fully soaked in it can keep working for another few days with possible further inch loss.
It’s recommended you also drink plenty of water afterwards as with any detox type treatment you may experience a headache and more frequent runs to the lav!!
This would be a great treatment to have prior to holidays, a special occasion or if you just feel you need a wee skin pamper and a helping hand shedding the inches. I definitely felt better in my clothes going out on Saturday night and my skin was in tip top condition too.
Thanks again for my treatment.
The Makeup & Beauty Awards 2019 sees the debut of a new class of quality talent in Northern Ireland. This brand new awards evening honours the exemplary work within the Makeup & Beauty Industry, across sectors including Makeup Artistry, Beauty Salons, Beauticians, Online Influencers, Nail Technicians and much more.
Held on Sunday 7th April at the fabulous Titanic Building, Belfast, the Makeup and Beauty Awards highlight and celebrate the incredible talent across Ireland. The decadent black tie awards will include a red carpet champagne reception, formal dinner, awards ceremony and afterparty dancing to the popular Sugartown Road Band
Nominations from the public have been received with the aim to recognise and applaud a new class of quality talent in Northern Ireland, celebrating the success and exemplary work within this thriving creative industry.
Hosted by Grainne, along with legendary Belfast Drag Queen Lady Portia, the awards will be taking place in the iconic Titanic Building, Belfast. The decadent black-tie awards will include a red-carpet champagne reception, formal dinner, awards ceremony and afterparty with an appearance from the popular Sugartown Road Band.
Grainne explained her motivation for the awards ceremony saying: “We’ve had huge growth across Ireland in recent years, and there just isn’t enough opportunity for them to be recognised and acknowledged. There’s an abundance of talented creatives not being recognised in the NI Makeup and Beauty Community and I wanted to shine a light on those people.
“The Makeup and Beauty industry is at its peak now. Professional work is often celebrated, but without recognition in the form awards. This is something that I am passionate about transforming – we need to ensure these artists and creatives are celebrated, just like those in other industries would be.”
Finalists have now been announced and feature a range of categories including Bridal Makeup Artist of the Year, Online Influencer of The Year – Makeup & Beauty, Theatrical & Media Makeup Artist of The Year and Makeup & Beauty Business Person Of The Year.