beauty salon July 2020

UPDATE: No treatments on the face during Covid-19 lockdown

The government announced on 9th July 2020 that beauty salons can open on Monday 13th July. However, as normal, they forgot to mention something extremely important that we won't be able to do anything that involves treatments on the face. To be honest I saw it coming as they have been referring to us as 'nail bars' for a while now. Why on earth they didn't continue to call us 'nail bars' in their announcement is beyond me as pretty much every treatment most beauticians offer is on the face. With the increase in nail bars doing cheap sets of nails, I would say most places have specialised now, which I have done. Therefore I will continue to be closed for now.

beauty salon July 2020

 

I feel that the UK government have been extremely cruel to self-employed businesses during this Covid-19 outbreak. Unlike employed people, if you are self-employed you have to wait for the 80%... now 70% 'furlough' money. A date for the second amount of money hasn't been released. We don't get it monthly. Also, it has to be declared as income and therefore will be taxed. Thankfully I have a rainy day pot, but many people don't, and will be struggling in this situation

Another rant.... why on earth are the government doing this staged opening?? If we were going on a scientific approach of seeing the impact of the pubs opening on the 4th July, surely there would need to be at least 14 days between all these dates! I honestly don't know much more of this shambles I can take!

 

Quoting from British Beauty council here:

Today the government announced that beauty services can resume as of the 13th of July 2020. However this does not include those services that work in the highest risk zone, so no treatments on the face will be permitted.

A list of treatments that will not be allowed has been provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This includes:

  • Face waxing, sugaring or threading services
  • Facial treatments
  • Advanced facial technical (electrical or mechanical)
  • Eyelash treatments
  • Make-up application
  • Dermarolling
  • Dermaplaning
  • Microblading
  • Electrolysis on the face
  • Eyebrow treatments

Beard services should be limited to simple beard trims, thinning or removing bulk or length which can be done using either clippers or scissors. This could be carried out from the side or by circling the client avoiding the high-risk zone.

Intricate detailing, outlining or shaving of beards that involves prolonged periods near the high-risk zone should not be carried out.

The full revised Government guidelines will soon be available to view here 

Or check the Government’s website for an update https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/close-contact-services

 

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Molly's corner- Femme Luxe Finery boost my wardrobe. 

Hey! Really pleased to be able to share my second blog with you about some gorgeous clothes from Femme Luxe Finery. 

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If you read my first blog about them, then you will already be in the know about www.femmeluxefinery.co.uk and their stunning range of women’s fashion at amazing prices. You may have seen them on Instagram and Twitter so I’m thrilled that I can share some more outfits with you on this blog. 

I love Femme Luxe Finery as it is such an easy website to use and I always find something to boost my wardrobe. 

I was really fortunate to be gifted the pieces that I’m writing about below, but I always check in with Femme Luxe Finery when I’m looking for a certain item of clothing or when I just need that quick shopping fix! Delivery usually takes about 3-5 days, but there is next day delivery for when you need that item in a hurry! 

I’ve found that sizing is true to size, but do check the size guide for details. We all know that shops can differ and styles of clothing can be different too. 

 

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As before, I was kindly gifted the pieces that I’m writing about below, but my words and my views are my own.

 

First one up is the Silver Glitter Puff Sleeve Front Knot Top, again in a size 10. At the time of writing, it is £8.99. There are some amazing bargains on www.femmeluxefinery.co.uk right now and this is one of them.  Once we are able to hit the town again, this will be a perfect party top. The glitter in the top is amazing when it catches the light and will be stunning in photos.  My plan is to style this with a bold colourful suit as I think this is a piece of clothing to be played around with. I think it would also look perfect with jeans and some strappy heels.

 

Silver Glitter Puff Sleeve Front Knot Top

 

I love this next dress, Red Square Neck Ruched Bodycon Mini Dress in a size 10. Priced at £18.99 this is a brilliantly priced party dress. This dress is so flattering and I love the material. It hugs your body but it is really comfortable to wear. I love the colour and it instantly made me think of what a fantastic dress this would be to wear at a Christmas party! However, it is a lovely dress for a night out so can be worn all year round. The dress is relatively simple in style, but is a headturner item of clothing. I would recommend wearing it with black heels. To make a real impression, I would add a crossover bag or purse. 

 

I love the bodycon style and I chose the Royal Blue Ruched Cowl Neck Bodycon Mini Dress to compare to the one above. This is one of my favourite items that I’ve received from Femme Luxe Finery. Brilliant price of £13.99. Again, I picked a size 10 and it was a perfect fit and so flattering. The material was similar to the bodycon dress that I wrote about earlier and is really easy to wear. I teamed this with a pair of white heels and it looked gorgeous. I added some silver jewellery too and it looked striking with the blue of the dress. Definitely an outfit that I’ll be wearing this summer on holiday or to summer parties! 

 

I also received the Cream Sherpa Oversized Jumper in a Size 10. This is currently £13.99 on www.femmeluxefinery.co.uk and is an absolute bargain! It is perfect for ‘lockdown’! As there are no festivals or big parties happening right now, I’ve been snuggling up at home and this is perfect for that. I’ve been wearing it whilst chilling in front of the TV and eating my favourite snacks! It’s a great dress for when you are having a girly sleepover with your best mates and catching up on the latest gossip. Although I’ve worn it indoors during lockdown, I’ve been thinking that if I wore it out I would wear it with a pair of black knee length boots. This would be a brilliant cooler weather ‘statement’ outfit! 

Cream Sherpa Oversized Jumper

 

As last time I am really pleased with my outfits from www.femmeluxefinery.co.uk and I can’t wait to check them again really soon! Go and take a look, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

 


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Molly's corner- Femme Luxe Finery clothing

Welcome to Molly’s Corner! I’m so excited to be able to share my thoughts with you about some fantastic pieces from Femme Luxe Finery. www.femmeluxefinery.co.uk is a website that offers women’s fashion at affordable prices. They have a faithful following on Instagram and Twitter. They are also on other social media including Pinterest and Youtube. They have videos of the models on YouTube which I like as you can see the outfits being worn and moved around in. I really love how Femme Luxe try to have something for every style type. They follow specific trends and fit all budgets. Delivery was in 3-5 days, but they offer next day delivery for when you need that style hit quickly! I found it really easy to find something I liked and there were lots of categories to choose from. 

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I was kindly gifted the pieces that I’m writing about below, but my words and my views are my own. 

 

My first piece is a White Ribbed Off The Shoulder crop top in a size 8. I love a crop top and this is perfect. I’ve dressed it up with jeans and dressed it down with joggers. I wore it with joggers when I was having a lazy day! I’m really looking forward to wearing this top when I next go out for lunch or on a date. The top has a cross body effect and this helps it to pull in nicely at the waist. The material is thicker than I expected, but this means it isn’t see through and it helps the top to sit nicely when you’re wearing it. It costs £13.99 and I think that is a decent price for a top that looks so good. 

Next is White PU Ruffle Strapless Bodycon Mini Dress. This dress is a bargain at £19.99! I got this dress in a size 12 and it fitted perfectly. I loved the ruffle effect and the trim at the hem. I wasn’t sure if I would like the material of this dress as I’ve never had an outfit in PU before, but I love it. It had a really subtle sheen to it and it looked really different. I would team this dress with some heels and a clutch bag for a perfect night out outfit. I think I would also wear it to a summer event as it is such a pretty strapless outfit. This is a perfect outfit for when you go on holiday and the white would look stunning against tanned skin.

white PU dress

I also received the Pink Glitter Clear Strap Plunge Bodycon Mini Dress in a size 10. The bodycon style is something that I really love. It suits my body shape really well so this dress was a perfect choice for me! This was a real bargain at £9.99. The pink glitter created an amazing shimmering effect and is a brilliant flattering party piece. My only concern is that the straps are very thin and could break easily. One of my straps did break, but I easily fixed it so it wasn’t a problem. I would wear this with some white heels and some silver jewellery for an amazing evening look. 

 

My favourite outfit is the Blue Belted Pocket Denim Mini Dress in a size 8. I loved this dress as it looked gorgeous online and on me! It complimented my figure really well and looked stunning. Again, it’s another item that can be dressed up or down. I would wear this on a date for a casual summer look. I think it will look really good worn with trainers and a cross body bag for a casual look. I would also wear it with heels if you wanted to make it more dressed up.   

 

As with online shops it can be tricky with sizing. I know what size I need in different styles, but sometimes it can differ from person to person. 

I was really pleased with my Femme Luxe Finery clothes and I wouldn’t hestitate to use them again! Definitely go and take a look at www.femmeluxefinery.co.uk for all your style needs and wants! I’ll think you’ll find something for your style and budget. I will be checking them out for more cute dresses and beautiful outfits very soon!


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Reopening the salon action plan

Reopening the beauty salon action plan after Covid-19

My diary is currently still ‘open’, you could simply move your appointment to after the lockdown date. The new review date from the government is 7th May 2020. At the moment I am just contacting people week by week to cancel or reschedule. I won’t cancel anyone’s appointments without contacting them first.

I will be sending out an email to everyone on my contact list once things are clearer.

If you are self-isolating/ shielding until July, do let me know so I can reschedule your appointments. If you need anything please don’t be shy to ask!

 

My business doesn’t involve any social gathering and was one of the last to close, so guessing we will be one of first to reopen.

When I am able to see clients again, you can be assured that my strict hygiene practices remain as stringent as ever.

In the meantime, please stay well and I look forward to seeing you very soon.

 

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Artwork by my daughter Jessica.

Review: Party bag supplies for children's birthdays & more

Party bag and cards supplies

by Caps cards and party store ltd

This month I got asked to review a birthday party supply's company. They sent me a great selection which will be perfect for my daughter's next party. They arrived quickly and packaged up nicely in perfect condition.

CAPS do an amazing selection of products. Any party you can think of they look like they cater to it! Hen do, birthdays, baby showers... the lot! They have absolutely hundreds of greeting cards to pick from. I would definitely recommend CAPS for personal or trade purchasing.

My favourite item is the lunch boxes. It's so easy to over/ under cater for birthday parties and you always get that one greedy kid who eats 10 biscuits. This way you can divide everything up fairly and even the slower kids get to eat!! Also the best option if you have gluten-free and allergies to cater for.  Each box has space for the child's name on it.

Gifted supplies in exchange for a review.


Norwich domestic training for hairdressers and beauticians

Norwich domestic training for hairdressers and beauticians

Chloe Smith MP of Norwich North labour has informed me that Norfolk county council are providing a free workshop on domestic abuse for hairdressers & beauticians whether violent or verbal, it's good to recognise the signs. I am planning on going along to this event. Who else is going?

Please email da.change@norfolk.gov.uk  to book your place.

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Norwich domestic training for hairdressers and beauticians

Norwich domestic training for hairdressers and beauticians.

 

Points I took home.

Ref - https://www.leewaysupport.org/
Told to make victim feel loved and needed. They aren't worthless.
Don't put down the perpetrator. Just concentrate on victim.
On average they will go back to him/her 7 times.
Be patient!
Make sure it's safe to leave. Get help first.
Perpetrator needs special help. Not anger management.
76% of women were killed by their ex- partner within first year of separation. Make sure it's safe before saying "leave him" Jan 2009 to Dec 2015.

champagne at bourgee

Launch party at Bourgee in Norwich

Last night me and my good friend Emma attended the launch party of Bourgee in Norwich. Their great PR company Edencancan had a great evening laid out for us of Champagne and canapes. No expensive spared we had our glasses top upped throughout the night with Taittinger. The atmosphere there is great. It's a real gem in the centre of the shopping area in Norwich. Upstairs is an exquisite bar with terrace overlooking Timber hill. The upstairs bar has a great 'clubbing' feel to it with a lively vibe of great music and cocktails. This restaurant most definitely shouldn't be overlooked as just a restaurant. The bar upstairs is something this part of Norwich is missing. I would meet friends here for evening drinks, gossip and dancing!

Both the owners Mark Baumann and James Welling were social butterflies and made sure they introduced themselves to everyone. They are an Essex based family-run company branching out into our lovely Norwich. They are extremely passionate about delivering great food. They even had their families with them last night. It's great to see the whole family including their kids supporting them.

They cater for everyone. From romantic evening meal, afternoon tea, and even a Sunday roast with your family!

I particularly liked the look of their bar snacks. Great Asian twist of sticky beef, gyoza (dumplings), lobster and steamed bun with kimchi and fries.

I can definitely see myself enjoying many good times here!

The castle mall is forever changing and keeping up to date with what their customers want. This is a great area of Norwich now, which previously would have been overlooked. There is a great selection of places including The Murderers and Cocina which are attracting more people here.

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Bourgee in Norwich


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Lovely evening with Imagine spa at Brasted's

Great night in aid of East Anglian's children's hospices jointly hosted by Brasted's and Imagine Spa Blofield.

There were Hand/arm massages, makeup demos, canapes, Adnams gin tasters, welcome drinks, and also a great opportunity to look around Brasted's.

Imagine Spa in Blofield has some great Christmas boxes they are selling this year. Including their twilight spa offer. 3 hours of relaxation on either Wed, Thurs or Friday evenings. Which is just £20 each.

Brasteds and Imagine spa have also teamed up to offer a day spa and hotel package at just £149 for two people.

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Pamper evening with Imagine Spa at Brasteds.

 

Restaurant at brasteds, Norfolk
The Snug at Brasteds
Rooms at Brasteds
Brasteds
Imagine Spa
£20 twilight spa Christmas gift box set.
Adnams gin
Joint offer - Also more than welcome to order take-a-way for your room that night.

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Pampering and canapes

Imagine spa in Blofield, Norfolk are hosting a pampering and canapes night at Brasted's restaurant in Norwich in aid of East Anglian children's hospices. Looks like a great night planned with fizz on arrival, beauty treatments and canapes.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

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5 Spring Beauty Trends Models Love

5 Spring Beauty Trends Models Love

Spring is officially here and, with it a new sense of clearing everything out and starting fresh. This mindset certainly should extend to your makeup bag, as the start of a new season is the ideal time to renew your beauty look.

That’s because changing up your look doesn’t simply mean exploring new ways to rock your outfits. Sometimes, the most transformative looks emerge from exploring all the hair and makeup styling possibilities out there.

Whether you are looking for something innovative to do with your hair, your blush palette, or your lips, and whether you want something subtle or a distinct new image, you can always count on models to inspire you.

Seen on favorite models on the runways at New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, here are five spring beauty trends models love that you can try out now.

1. Glitter Here, There and Everywhere

Seen on the runways of all four fashion weeks (New York, London, Milan and Paris), sparkly, shimmery and shiny accents are the look of the moment.

Different from a festive party look, the makeup looks were more ethereal, with pale pastel colors delicately sprinkled over eyelids and cheekbones.

From glittery eyeshadows at Topshop to stick-on gems and jewels at Dries Van Noten and Givenchy, and even glittery lips at Shrimps, this is the season to embrace your inner glitter girl.

2. Blunt Fringes

While beachy waves have been the preferred model look for a few seasons, the times have changed, and now a blunt fringe is the hairstyle du jour. These straightforward cuts with clean lines and minimal layers look incredibly refreshing and are perfect for those who want a seasonal change.

There are enough looks to go around. At Prada, you saw choppy, blunt fringes. At Tom Ford and Fendi, sweeping side fringes. You may prefer a chic bob or just a thorough trim to clean up any old layers.

One of the benefits of this hair trend is that these cuts are incredibly easy to style — giving you more time to focus on other things, such as your model- inspired body. If you have ever wondered how to become a model in Dubai, this is a good starting point.

Book yourself a hair appointment with the trusted hair team at your location and see if the new ‘do will suit you.

3. Exaggerated Blush

Thanks to its magic ability to brighten one’s complexion and awaken tired eyes, blush has always been a much-loved product for models. However, this spring, the love is being taken to another level as models are increasing its placement from just on the apple-of-the-cheek to also going up to the eyes and along the cheekbones.

In addition to the exaggerated shape, makeup artists in Dubai are doubling the intensity of the look with colors such as poppy fuchsia and electric neon pink.

4. Neon Eyes

One of the most "out there" makeup trends for spring, neon eyes have become mainstream. Shown on the runways of House of Holland, Missoni and Marni (to name a few), models' eyelids were decorated with neon colors such as acid blues, greens, orange and pink.

However, if you don't feel brave enough to go all out at the moment, then start by updating your eyeliner to a neon color and merely swipe a thin slick of it at your lash line.

To combine several trends, take inspiration from the Chanel show, where models had a glossy red lip, exaggerated blush and turquoise eyes.

5. Long Eyelashes

Always ahead of the trends, models have donned eyelash extensions for a few seasons now — both on and off the catwalk. Eyelash extensions not only enhance the look of your natural lashes, but they are also more dramatic than mascara.

Imagine waking up in the morning and having your lashes look stunning, without doing anything.

It is a beauty game changer.

Long eyelashes are perfect for girls with sensitive eyes, those who wear contacts or glasses, and also travelers and gym rats. You can try them out for a special occasion, but there is no doubt you will be just as hooked as the fashion photographers in Dubai are.

After all, they save you time and money, and you will never again have to worry about panda eyes, clumpy mascara, or getting mascara on your nose, eyelid or any of the other random places it always seems to end up.

What trends are you excited to don this season? Have you already tried any of these? Let us know what products and looks you are enthusiastic about in the comments below!

 

AUTHOR BIO

Jessicka Bell co-founded the AgenC, one of the leading model/talent agencies in the Middle East, in 2014. After just three years in the market, the AgenC now works with most (if not all) of the heavy hitters in media and fashion, as well as represents over 1,000 talents ranging from international models through to cast, kids, creatives and photographers.