Job Vacancy: Order Administrator

 
Job Vacancy for a Full Time/ Permanent position.  
Responsible for distribution of product orders and maintaining required levels of stock.
 
Product Distribution
* To prepare all product orders
* To ensure despatch of all orders
* To ensure replacement of all stock
* To package all orders from salons and students
* To ensure all orders are checked by the Order Administrator prior to despatch
* To arrange delivery of all order using couriers where necessary
* To ensure stock levels are maintained, replacement orders prepared and passed to the Accountant for processing
* To check all supplies when received and store appropriately
 
Experience and Capabilities
* Demonstrates excellent organisational skills and high levels of attention to detail
* Capable of working towards defined performance objectives
* Demonstrates drive, energy and enthusiasm to succeed
* Ability to communicate effectively and assertively
* Capable of working under minimal supervision
* Demonstrate a commitment to continual service improvement
 

To apply, forward your CV and Cover Letter along with your phone number clearly displayed to jobs@thebeautyschool.co.ukstating ‘Job Ref: OA’

For further information please contact +44 (0) 2841 753 900 / jobs@thebeautyschool.co.uk

NI Beauty Excellence Award Winners!

We are delighted to announce that we have won Northern Ireland Beauty Training Academy of The Year!
 
Our director Elizabeth and Trainer Martina headed to Crowne Plaza Belfast to attend the prestigious NI Beauty Excellence Awards on Sunday evening.  The inaugural 2019 Awards celebrated excellence and achievement across the entire Aesthetics, Beauty and Hair Industries. With judges including Linda Stinson (co-founder of Bellamianta) and Paul Stafford, competition was high.
 
Despite this, we were thrilled to accept the award for NI Training Academy of the Year 2019. This adds to our wealth of awards, including our most recent Highly Commended certificate for Beauty Training Academy of the Year at The Irish Beauty Industry Awards.
 
A big thank you to the NI Beauty Excellence Awards and of course our loyal customers for continuing to support us.

New face & body bronzers from Bellamianta

Bellamianta have introduced two new bronzing products for summer ’19.
 
Flawless Filter Body Makeup is a wash-off body and face cosmetic which blurs imperfections. The tinted formula has been created to bronze skin instantly, giving a HD-ready finish which lasts throughout the day and into the night. 
 
Quick drying and easy to apply, it is available in Light/Medium and Medium/Dark, and is ideal for giving an instant colour and enhancing an existing tan.
 
RRP: £19.99
Stockist Price: £10.75
 
Pre-order light/medium here 
Pre-order medium/dark here
Or call +442841753900 or email orders@thebeautyschool.co.uk.
Also new, Skin Perfecting Illuminating Bronzing Powder (pictured above) highlights and reflects light to add a subtle coverage on the face, neck, décolletage and any area of the body that needs an added glow.
 
It is a lightweight powder with ultra-fine pigments, which enhances natural tones for a skin perfecting finish. 
 
Bellamianta’s stockists can order online here or call +440241753900. 

*NEW* Introducing HD Brows Multi-Use Powder Palette

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

 

To order:
Call +442841753900 or email orders@thebeautyschool.co.uk

4 Ways Salon Owners Can Use Social Media For Debs

Image result for school formalsBy 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!

HD Brows *NEW* Pro Pencil shades are HERE!

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.

To order:
Call +442841753900

Email orders@thebeautyschool.co.uk

3 Bridal Package Ideas for Salons and Spas

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.

How to layer your makeup products for your best base yet

It’s all about the order…

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…

 

STEP 1: Prep

The most important thing to do in order to achieve a gorgeous, glowing base is to prep your skin thoroughly. “If you don’t moisturise your skin before you apply your makeup, it won’t sit as well, it won’t last as long and it won’t look as good”, says EmmaJane. And yes, even oily skin needs moisturising too.

“Best case scenario is to moisturise 10 minutes before you apply your makeup to allow it to settle on the skin.”

Quick tip: Apply your moisturiser and then do your hair or brush your teeth before moving onto makeup.

“When moisturising, really work it into the complexion and down the neck, and if you’re prone to any dry areas, add extra cream in those spots. Do this no matter of your skin type, because the makeup will combat any other dilemmas like oiliness.”

 

STEP 2: Prime & Glow

There are so many different types of primers, formulated to do different things. Here’s how to pick the right one for you…

“If you suffer from excess oil and open pores, a silicone based primer is best”, says EmmaJane. “Make sure it’s non-comedogenic so that it doesn’t block your pores.”

“My favourite is an illuminating primer – putting this under your foundation will give a long-lasting glow to your skin. For fairer complexions go for one with a silver undertone, deeper complexions go for one with a golden undertone.”

You should always apply your primer after moisturising, but before foundation. “Start in the centre of the face and blend outwards, and add more in oily areas (if you have any) as this will help to combat the shine throughout the day.”

Some people like to wait a few minutes for the primer to adhere to the skin, but EmmaJane says “you can apply your foundation immediately after.”

“Use your fingers to apply your primer as the warmth from your fingers will help to work it into the skin.”

 

STEP 3: Foundation

“One of the biggest mistakes that we tend to make with foundation, is that we apply too much, thinking that the more we apply, the more it will help to cover any skin dilemmas”, says EmmaJane. “Whereas actually, your foundation is there to even out your skin, and your concealer is the problem solver.”

If you’re currently using more than one pump of your liquid foundation, you may want to try scaling it back. “You can always add more but it’s harder to take back. Less is always more with foundation.”

“My favourite way to apply foundation is with a damp beauty blender as I find this gives almost an airbrush finish”, says EmmaJane. “Having it slightly damp means that the product doesn’t soak into it and there’s less wastage.”

Always start in the centre of the face and work outwards, and avoid applying too much around the hairline, as this can cause obvious build-up.

“Don’t forget to also blend down your neck for an even finish”, says EmmaJane. “If you prefer a powder, apply it in the same way but with a compact. fluffy brush and dust it on in circular motions as this gives a much nicer finish.”

 

STEP 4: Concealer

In case you aren’t already well acquainted, concealer is your best friend. “If applied correctly it can hide anything and everything; dark circles, redness, blemishes and hangovers.”

“You need two different types of concealer in your kit – a liquid-based one for under your eyes and a cream-based one for everywhere else”, says EmmaJane.

For underneath the eyes, go for one about half a shade lighter than your foundation, as you want this area to be lightened. Why liquid? “The eye area is 40 per cent thinner than anywhere else on the face, meaning that fine lines are much more visible in this area and a liquid concealer is less likely to crease”, says EmmaJane.

The cream concealer can be the same shade as your foundation, as it’s going to be used on the rest of your face and you want this concealer to act more like a camouflage. “Cream consistency is better for this as it’s more malleable and will bond to the skin without budging and will look more natural.”

“For the under eyes, draw a ‘v’ with your concealer, going from the inner corner of the eye, down to the top of the cheekbones and back up to the outer corner of the eye”. “This way, if you have any darkness in this area, the ‘v’ will cover it in its entirety.”

“Blend the concealer upwards towards the lower lash line using either a damp beauty blender or fluffy eyeshadow brush.”

Always apply concealer on top of your foundation so that you can target certain areas. If you apply it underneath, it will just move and be rubbed away as you blend your foundation.

“If the under eye area is very oily, feel free to lightly dust with translucent powder.”

When applying your concealer to the rest of your face, EmmaJane recommends using your fingers to create warmth and bind your concealer to your foundation better. But you can also use a damp sponge or a concealer brush if preferred.

“Apply the cream concealer only where you need it, and push it into that area to target the dilemma, then keep working it in until it’s seamlessly blended and looks like a part of your base”. “Layer if necessary, but focus on your blending for a smooth finish. Otherwise, it can appear patchy throughout the day if it’s just left sitting on top of the skin.”

 

STEP 5: Bronzer

Bronzer and blusher work in perfect harmony together. Don’t think that you have to pick one or the other, because they do completely different things.

“Bronzer should be used to give you a healthy, warm complexion, whereas blusher, gives you a pop of colour”, says EmmaJane.

Whether you use a powder, cream or liquid bronzer, the application can be the same for all.

“The quickest and easiest way to apply your bronzer, is by doing a figure of three either side of the face, starting at the forward, going down o the cheeks and then under the jawline”. “This will give you a soft, natural contour.”

Don’t forget to blend down the neck too, so that your neck matches your face.

 

STEP 6: Blusher

Peaches, pinks, and terracottas – the world of blusher can be a big one, but once you’ve found your ideal shade, application is easy.

“The quickest way to apply your blusher is by smiling and putting it onto the apple of your cheeks and blending it upwards towards the top of your ears”. “Less is more, and as long as you make sure the majority of the colour is on the apples you can’t go wrong.”

As well as shades, there are plenty of textures and formulas to choose form. “Powder is a great buildable blush, and you can get a variety of finishes from matte to shimmer. This texture also tends to have the biggest selection of shades.”

“Cream blusher is great for a dewy finish and works really well with liquid foundation”, says EmmaJane. “Lastly, liquid blusher is ideal for a natural flush of colour. Just apply to a blusher brush and buff into the skin.”

 

STEP 7: Highlight

Highlighting (when done correctly) is super effective. It can add structure and luminosity to your face instantly.

“The best place to apply highlighter is on the high points of the face”. “These are the areas that the light hits, which in turn makes the structure of the face stand out. Buff along the cheekbones and under the brow bone, down the centre of the nose, and on the cupid’s bow.”

Similar to blusher there are many types of formulas and finishes of highlighter. “Liquid can be a little tricky, but can look so beautiful”. “Try pressing it into the skin with your fingers and utilise it down the centre of the legs and highpoint of the shoulders too.”

“Cream highlighters tend to be sheer, which is perfect for an ‘inner glow’ that looks more like skin”, she says. “Again, blend with your fingers or use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to buff it in.”

As for powders, these tend to be the most intense types of highlighter with the most shades and finishes available. “They’re really buildable, and my favourite way to apply powder highlighter is either with a fantail brush or an eyeshadow brush.”

“If you want a super, high-shine glow, layer a powder highlighter over your liquid or cream highlighter.”

 

EMMAJANE’S TOP 3 FINISHING TIPS:

  1. Double-dip bronzer: Dust your bronzer across your eyes for an effortless eyeshadow look.
  2. Eye-light: Press highlighter onto the inner corner of the eyes to brighten.
  3. Don’t forget your face framers: Apply a fibre gel through your brows for a groomed finish.