eyelash lift in Norwich

Eyelash perming and lifting

Lash lift 

A Lash lift is a procedure where you lift your own eyelashes and then set them with a perming solution from the root. This gives your lashes a longer, thicker, fuller look from the front as it makes your eyelashes more visible from that angle. The eyelash lift lasts around 4-6 weeks before your natural lashes grow out and fall out as normal. This is ideal for swimmers or people who don't want eyelash extensions or wear mascara daily.

Test patch needed.

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Eyelash lift- This client's natural eyelash are 13mm, so they look amazing with a lash lift. I used medium shields. Results will varity depending on your natural eyelashes.


Brands available - All these brands use the same technique pretty much just a different company name. Some people include tint. The current guidance is that it's fine to tint and perm on the same appointment. 

LVL lash lift - LVL lashes
salon systems

Shields and rods - 

Your lashes are lifted using a plastic shield placed and secured on your eyelid. The shields I personally stock are Large, extra large, medium, small and extra small. Small giving the most lift and dramatic look. Your natural lashes are secured onto the shield and then set using perming and setting solutions. Just like you would perm the hair on your head. There are also rods available, to curl your lashes around, which give a curved appearance. However it's a lot more modern to have a eyelash lift now.



  • Avoid mascara for 8 hours
  • Avoid steam or hot shower for 24 hours (relaxes perm and could drop)
  • Don't rub eyes
  • Use nourishing lotion on your lashes after perm like caster oil.
  • Rebook for 4-6 weeks for your next eyelash lift.


Eyelash lift in Norwich

Eyebrow extensions now in Norwich

Eyebrow extensions have now finally made it to Norwich and are becoming a big hit. I don't personally offer this treatment at the moment because I am weighing up the demand for them. The glue used for eyebrow extensions is very expensive and only lasts 3 months once opened, so for any beautician  to offer this treatment you really do need to weigh up whether there is the demand just yet in Norwich and if you think you could make some profit from offering eyebrow extensions in Norwich.

I personally know of two ladies who offer eyebrow extensions and they are getting great results from it. Julie-Ann in Brooke is a beauty trainer and offers this treatment to her clients. Also Michelle out in Stalham.

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Henna tattoo

Henna (Lawsonia inermis, also called henna tree) is a flowering plant used to dye skin, hair, fingernails, leather and wool. Mehandi is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Henna is a natural product, but occasionally people do have reactions so a test patch is required 48 hours before an appointment.

Henna is great addition to a manicure. Henna is fantastic for pamper parties and I can accommodate large numbers as Cara Bale, a local photographer at Blossom Photography, can come and help. Contact me for more information.

Price is charged by time - £6 for 15 mins.

Henna is a fast application, so I can do the design below in that time. These henna stamps are fabulous at pamper parties.

henna stamps
6 henna stamp patterns available.
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Henna stamp design - before wash off
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Free hand drawing of henna

Aftercare for henna:

Henna takes at least 20 minutes to dry. Allow the paste to stay on the skin for at least 5-6 hours and keeping it wet with a sugar and lemon paste. Henna takes better on warm skin, so it’s advised to wrap the henna up for as long as possible, overnight is ideal. This can be done with kitchen roll and medical tape covered in a folded towel. Henna will last on the skin for around 7-10 days. If the henna is only left on the skin for a short amount the henna design won't last.

Henna can be dangerous if black henna is used. Always check the person carrying out the application is suitably trained and insured.

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Henna tattoo - Norwich

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Massage recommendations. Where can I get a massage in Norwich?

Massage treatments in Norwich

Massage is not only a great way to relax, but also essential for people who suffer with back pains whether it's due to an accident or stress. Often bad habits can cause pains for example carrying a heavy bag on one shoulder or not sitting correctly at your computer desk. I would always advise seeing a specialist who can give you advice you on how to care for your body. 

The massage I offer at my Norwich beauty salon are facial massages as part of a facial treatment. I no longer offer Swedish message or any other type of massages. However I have put a list together of a few Norwich masseuses below:

If you would like to recommend someone to be added to this list please feel free to comment on the post. It's always great to have more recommendations especially if they have helped relieve you from pain.

When pregnant, massages can be adjusted to work around the bump. Many doctors don’t advise massage in your first trimester of pregnancy. For pregnancy massages I always hear the same name being recommended and that is the lovely Jackie Heffer-Cooke from the Orange Grove. Jackie is great for de-stressing you during pregnancy and helping with those aches and pains associated with carrying the extra weight. 

If you are in pain or have been in an accident within the last 6 months many beauticians will request a note from your doctor to say it's OK to massage affected muscles.

If you are suffering from extreme aches and pains or have a specific injury you are trying to treat then I would recommend seeing a sports massage therapist who specialises in this on advice from the doctors.

Osteopaths in Norwich:

I personally see Martin Booth the osteopath at the Norfolk clinic for any pains. He is very professional and normally gets me out of pain within a couple of appointments. He never tries to sell packages of treatments and aims to get you out of pain with as few appointments as necessary. He is retiring this year, however his daughter Verity also works there and I have heard amazing things about her too. Other osteopaths I recommend are Felicity Hancock who is Norwich based and Olly Bell based in Aylsham.


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Massage Norwich

Where to get a fake tan in Norwich?

Fake tan is the application of chemicals to the skin to produce an effect similar in appearance to a suntan. Application can be done by hand or spray.

Spray tan isn't something I personally offer, but have put together a list of people who do. Fake tan pamper parties are extremely popular prior to special occasions like weddings. If you would like a fake tan party I can put you in contact with people who offer them.

Fake tan Brands:

  • Sienna X
  • Fake bake
  • st tropez
  • Crazy angel
  • nouvtan
  • Sunless Solutions

Places to get spray tan in Norwich:

If you would like to be added to this list, just simply comment below.

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When going for a fake tan remember the following:

  • wear dark loose fitting clothing.
  • leave jewellery at home.
  • remove all make up, deodorant, and do not apply moisturiser.
  • Disposable underwear is provided but you may wear a bikini/black strapless bra.
  • fully exfoliate the night before.
  • Never use wax, shave your legs or use cream hair remover in the 12 hours before the application.

Aftercare for fake tan

  • Don't moisturise until after your first shower, which should be at least 8 hours after having spray tan.
  • If you don't follow the aftercare given by beautician you could be left with a streaky uneven tan.
  • Try not to exfoliate too much after application of fake tan and be gentle with your skin.
  • Pat your skin dry after having shower.
  • Moisturise morning & night following your fake tan.
  • Don't exercise to the point of causing excessive sweat as this could affect the fake tan while it's developing.
  • No swimming and avoid hot baths/ showers.
  • It's normal to see some of the colour wash off in the shower after fake tan
  • Avoid harsh soaps

Fake Tan Removal

Should your fake tan go terribly wrong and you hate it the best way to remove it is to moisturise with lots of baby oil leaving it on the skin for a few hours. Follow this by hot bath and exfoliating with a mitten or similar using exfoliating gel.

Fake tan - Norwich

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Who does wedding make-up in Norwich?

Wedding Make-up artists in Norwich

Choosing someone to do your make-up for your wedding can be a pretty scary task. There are hundreds of websites that come up when you google and there is always that worry that you will end up with the drag queen look at the end of your trial! It's important to find a make-up artist that you can trust and ensure you get the exact look you want, especially for something as important as your wedding.

I don't personally offer make-up at the moment, but I am considering training up before my own wedding in Norwich next year. In the meantime I have put together a list of artists who currently offer wedding make-up in Norwich, which can be found at the end of this blog post. Danielle Locke (or her facebook pageis a Norwich based make-up artist who recently did the bridal make-up for Leslie, a client of mine, and she was absolutely thrilled with the results for her wedding.

Danielle also does hair, so she can offer the full package. For this client of mine I did the semi-permanent lashes and Danielle did her wedding make-up. Leslie was knew exactly what look she was after for her wedding, and luckily me and Danielle achieved that for her. Danielle offers a bridal package for wedding make-up and hair at her Norwich beauty salon. She has full details of these bridal packages on her website. Danielle is a very relaxed patient person and her make-up treatments reflect that.

Danielle qualifed at Norwich City College and holds Diplomas in Face and Body Painting, Make Up Artiste, Fashion / Photographic make-up, Cosmetic make-up, and Theatrical and Media Make-Up. So she is well qualified to consult with on pretty much any occasion, I'm sure you won't be disappointed with what she offers.

Wedding make-up by Danielle Christina 

Danielle Christina make up in Norwich

When booking any make-up artist always check their portfolio of bridal make-up they have done in the past and their cancellation policy. Also have a good read through their recommendations as I have heard too many times of brides being let down at the last minute by their make-up artist cancelling. Also remember cheap isn't a good thing! For a day as special as your wedding, it's worth making sure you have the best you can afford, even if it means spending more than you usually would. Many cheap make-up artists would have only had one day training, or sometimes none at all. Always check they have insurance. If someone is cheap then poor infection control comes with that. Danielle disinfects her brushes and equipment thoroughly after use and also uses disposable items that can not be disinfected efficiently like mascara wands. The last thing you want is to catch a nasty eye infection at your trial before your wedding day!

Many of my Norwich brides also book a pamper party to get their nails done and their closest friends and family the day before the wedding. These pamper parties are great for getting everyone together before the big day. Remember it's never to early to book in wedding treatments.

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Make-up and hair by Danielle. Eyelash extensions by Elizabeth Smith Beauty
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Make-up and hair by Danielle. Eyelash extensions by Elizabeth Smith Beauty


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If you would like to add someone to this list of make-up artists based in Norwich or have a recommendation then Please comment below. Alternatives to getting a makeup artist in to do you bridal makeup on your wedding day are:

  • Make-up counter at Jarrolds, Benefit at Debenhams or similar places. You often get a free make over when you buy over a certain amount of products.
  • Go on a day course for home application. Then do it yourself for your wedding. Use pinterest for ideas.
  • Ask someone who is in training, if they want to use your bridal make-up for their portfolio. You might get a really good deal for your wedding this way.


If you're also looking for a wedding photographer, please check out my husband's website to see if his style suits your needs. Andy Dane - Norwich Wedding Photographer

Andy Dane wedding photography

Make-up & hair for Weddings - Proms/Parties - Special Occasions - Fashion/Editorial - TV/Film based in Norwich


Where can I get eyelash perming done in Norwich?

Eyelash perming in Norwich

Eyelash perming is done by applying a very tiny sponge roller (called a rod) over your eyelashes and treating your eyelashes with a perming solution, allowing it to set for around 20 minutes. By doing this the perming solution changes the structure of proteins in the hair and forces lashes to mould over the rod leaving your eyelashes with a lovely curl. The results from eyelash perming treatments can last up to two months. Your eyelashes naturally fall out after 90 days on average, so this treatment isn't permanent.

Aftercare for eyelash perming: Avoid excess contact with water for around 24 hours. You can also buy special solutions to apply at home to keep your eyelashes healthy.

Please remember if you have eyelash perming done this prevents you from have semi-permanent eyelash extensions done for 3 months. Some people can't tolerate eyelash extensions and feel the need to pick them off, so this lash treatment is a fantastic alternative. Combined with tinting your lashes this treatment avoids the everyday hassle of applying mascara. It's an ideal treatment just before your holiday when you are in and out of the swimming pool.

Beauty salons that offer eyelash perming in Norwich are:

Eyelash perming by Kayla Rust

Eyelash perming by beautique is hair and beauty salon run by Sarah-Jayne Johnson

Eyalsh perming by Urban retreat

Eyelash perming by Silver beauty salon

I now offer lash lift, which is very similar to a eyelash perm. Look at my treatment page for more information. This is similar to LVL lashes.

If you offer eyelash perming in the Norwich area or have any tips please feel free to contact me or comment below.

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Where can I get eyelash perming done in Norwich?

Eyelash perming in Norwich


Where can I get semi-permanent make-up in Norwich?

Semi-permanent make-up in Norwich

Semi-permanent make-up isn't something I currently offer in Norwich, however I have put together a list of people who do offer semi-permanent make-up. Remember when booking someone to do treatments like semi-permanent make-up you must always ensure they have lots of experience in the field, are correctly trained and qualified with insurance. Also, with this sort of treatment you must check they have an autoclave sterilizer and are not just disinfecting their tools.  Autoclave's reach 135 Celsius in temperature and kill things like HIV and hep B. It's always best to go with word of mouth and recommendation from someone you know who has had semi-permanent make-up before in Norwich.

If semi-permanent make-up isn't done correctly and safety it can cause your skin permanent damage, possible allergic reaction and risk of catching something, if sterilization isn't carried out to a high standard.

Normally everyone who performs semi-permanent make-up needs a licence from their local city council. However Norwich has a bylaw which exempts this. I disagree with this and I personally believe they should be treated the same as tattooists. Due to this bylaw it makes it even more important that you check that the salon offering semi-permanent make-up has an autoclave and the have an infection control policy in place.   The list of tattooists is available at City council to check. (as of May 2014)

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"Semi-permanent make-up" isn't permanent. The colour/ dye in inserted into the dermis layer of the skin, so will fade over time and need touching up. Often beauty salons offer touch ups of semi-permanent make-up at a cheaper price.

Semi-permanent make-up can offer the HD brows look without applying make-up daily. Please ensure the person carrying out the semi-permanent make-up has plenty of shades and lots of photos to show you what look they can create with semi-permanent make-up. Also that they are used to working on your skin tone. It's always best to have a eyebrow shape in mind before visiting someone to have semi-permanent make-up and stay as close to your natural shape as possible.

Semi-permanent eye liner is fabulous and gives your eyes amazing definition. However I don't advise going for a flick at the end because in time when you eyes change shape due to ageing the flick will drop and actually make you look older!

Semi-permanent lip outliner can add your lips definition and shape.

Treatments available with semi-permanent make-up:

Semi-permanent Beauty Spot
Semi-permanent Bottom Eyeliner
Semi-permanent Both top and bottom eyeliner
Semi-permanent Full eyebrows
Semi-permanent Lip outliner
Semi-permanent Top Eyeliner

Katie Rose Semi Permanent Makeup

Wake up with make up by Mandy Rimmer

Semi Permanent Makeup by Lauren Spring 

Devine Definitions

The cottage hair and beauty

Pampers beauty centre

Dale Evans at the willows

B hair and beauty

The lawnes beauty clinic

Body and skin care clinic

Kendall Jarrett - Natural Perfection

Gemma Bee

Sally Simmons at Perfection skin clinic

If you offer semi-permanent make-up in Norwich or have any tips on finding someone, or I haven't listed you please free to comment below and I can add you to the list of semi-permanent make-up in Norwich

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Semi-permanent make-up in Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Illegal teeth whitening in Norwich

Teeth whitening in Norwich

I often get asked if I can do teeth whitening (often called bleaching) in Norwich as I have over 10 years experience in both the dental and beauty fields.

However, while the products required for peroxide teeth whitening are classed as cosmetics, the actual treatment itself is considered to be Dentistry and not a cosmetic treatment. This means that teeth whitening can only be carried out by a registered Dental Professional or on their prescription.

I totally agree with the stance of the General Dental Council, as teeth whitening can be very dangerous if not done by professionally trained people. I have personally seen the damage hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide can do if the barrier gel hasn't been placed correctly during teeth whitening application. It leaves severe burns on both the gums and lips, which is extremely painful. There's also the additional risk of poor infection control policies and latex allergies.

Anyone doing teeth whitening who isn't on the GDC list should be reported to the trading standards as it's can be extremely dangerous. 

Read more on the current regulations for teeth whitening on the GDC website.

Quote from NHS website on teeth whitening in the beauty salon:

 "Some beauty salons offer teeth whitening, but this is illegal if there's no dental professional present, and it may put your oral health at risk"


Teeth whitening in Norwich

I found a very interesting blog from Dr Nilesh Parmar on illegal teeth whitening, which I feel covers the point really well.

Ebay has recently changed it's rules on selling teeth whitening products and doesn't allow anyone to sell whitening syringes over 0.1% hydrogen peroxide. Such a shame to see that people are still purchasing teeth whitening products and wasting their money. This low percentage of hydrogen peroxide is useless in whitening teeth and although it's legal to buy, it would still need to be carried out by a dental professional.

Always check that the person carrying out teeth whitening in Norwich in on the GDC list and if they aren't it's very important to let the trading standards aware of their illegal practice. It's very easy to check the dental registry and strongly recommend you do before booking any appointment for teeth whitening.

Please note the Beauty guild doesn't accredit anyone for teeth whitening in Norwich. If you see their logo on any beauty salon website please report it.

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"The GDC is the organisation which regulates registered dental professionals in the UK. The GDC also brings criminal prosecutions for the illegal practice of dentistry by non-registered companies and individuals. The GDC considers that tooth whitening amounts to the practice of dentistry contrary to section 38 of the Dentists Act 1984 (as amended). Accordingly it may only be legally undertaken by GDC registrants; specifically dentists, or dental hygienists or dental therapists working to a dentist’s prescription. Several companies which produce tooth whitening systems maintain that, since tooth whitening products are regulated by the European Council Directive on Cosmetic Products 76/68/EEC, their agents are carrying out a cosmetic procedure and are not practising dentistry. The 2001 House of Lords case concerning Optident is often quoted as an authority for this proposition. This is not a correct interpretation of the Optident case. This case was concerned solely with the classification of tooth whitening products rather than the provision of the treatment itself. It did NOT establish that the use of the product on the teeth of an individual amounted to a cosmetic treatment.

The GDC has already brought successful prosecutions against those engaged in illegal tooth whitening. Most recently, in November 2012 a representative of Pearl Teeth Whitening Limited trading as Pearl National pleaded guilty for illegally carrying on the business of dentistry. Additionally, Mr Carl Espano in December 2011, for undertaking tooth whitening when he was not registered with the GDC to do so. The GDC also successfully prosecuted the director of the company Style Smile Clinics, Mr Paul Hill in March 2011. Mr Hill pleaded guilty to offences under the Act, including the practice of dentistry contrary to Section 38

Further details are set out at:

General Dental Council successfully prosecutes teeth whitening company

Court imposes fine on illegal teeth whitening company; and

Defendant pleads guilty in teeth whitening case

General Dental Council online form to report teeth whitening

NHS views and where to report illegal teething whitening 

Made case law in 2013 - "General Dental Council v Jamous"

Stop illegal teeth whitening in Norwich.

I know many dentists who offer teeth whitening in Norwich, so happy to give you recommendations. Here is a list of a few people I personally recommend as I have assisted with teeth whitening with them:

Teeth whitening by Chris Lefkaditis

Teeth whitening by Dr Andre Potgieter B.Ch.D

Teeth whitening by Jim Peirson

Teeth whitening by Teresa Kleinhans 

Teeth whitening by Roel Bester


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Article in the EDP24 of local women pleading guilty for doing illegal teeth whitening in Norwich. Click on this image to take you to full article.

Henna bump

I am now offering henna bumps . This week I had the lovely Jess from Jess Wilkins photography who is 38 weeks pregnant with a baby girl for a henna bump and it was such good fun.

Although the tea and cake beforehand meant the bump was very active!! Jess and I looked on google images for ideas and Jess decided she wanted flowers. After a bit more research we closed the laptop and I worked free hand following a few ideas Jess said she liked.

Jess is a local photographer who specialises in maternity, newborn, babies, families... and Cake Smashes! She works part-time as she has a little toddler the same age as my Jessica. We are joining up to offer you a henna bump and a photo shoot as part of a package.

If this is something you would be interested in please contact me or Jess. Jess's website is www.jesswilkinsphotography.co.uk

This could be a great idea for a pamper party and for getting the ladies together for the afternoon with tea and cake :-)

It is extremely unlikely to have a reaction to henna as it's a natural product. However if you have any doubts, I am more than happy to do a test patch before any treatment.

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