Aura Spa at The Bowfield Hotel Is So Luxurious

Aura spa Bowfield Hotel

Just 30 minutes outside Glasgow, up a country lane surrounded by Renfrewshire fields, is an incredibly luxurious spa. Aura spa, within The Bowfield Hotel and Country Club, opened last year following a £5 million refurbishment of the hotel. The result of the refurbishment was an uber slick and stylish spa, with treatment and relaxation rooms decorated in natural earth tones with low lights, candles and shimmer bead curtains. It looked … [Read more...]

Clip on veneers are the new thing – and you can get them in Glasgow

Would you love perfect teeth but don't want to commit to veneers? You may want to consider clip on veneers. They are massively rising in popularity and are as easy (actually, easier) than putting on false eyelashes. To get clip on veneers all you need to do is get a mould made of your teeth, wait a week for the veneers to get made, then slip them in and out of your mouth whenever you fancy. They are painless and easy to put in and take out. … [Read more...]

Everything you need to know about HD Brows

HD Brows burst onto the beauty scene in 2008 and since then have become a staple in every highly regarded salon. HD Brows is a high tech brow shaping treatment that can turn even the most overplucked 90s brows into sculpted stunners. To create HD Brows treatments, beauty therapists must have certified training in the procedure which involves seven steps of consulting, tinting, waxing, trimming, threading, tweezing and aftercare. Beauty … [Read more...]

10 easy makeup tips from Mitchell and Macinnes Glasgow

Mitchell and MacInnes Makeup FGlasgow

A city centre loft space with bright white walls and shiny wooden floors, Mitchell and Macinnes Makeup's studio looks it belongs in a Pinterest decor board. Rhona Mitchell and Sarah Jane MacInnes have an uber stylish aesthetic which is reflected in the makeup looks they create. The photographs of previous clients that line their walls show flawless understated makeup with the odd pop of colour and none of the heavy handedness you often see … [Read more...]

5 manis from Glasgow nails salons that will brighten your day

Why wait for a special occasion for amazing nails? Check out these gorgeous creations from Glasgow nail salons - who all have offers on 5pm Spa & Beauty. Rainbow nails from M.A.B Hair & Beauty (Nails by Mei Wai). £10 instead of £15 for a mani, £10 instead of £18 for gel polish, £15 instead of £20 for a Spa Manicure and £20 instead of £28 for acrylic or gel nail extensions at M.A.B Hair & Beauty (Nails by Mei Wai). Unicorn nails … [Read more...]

Top ten tips for bridal hair & makeup

Bridal hair and make up is one of the most important considerations for any woman planning her wedding. Picture yourself at 80 years old looking at the photographs of the happiest day of your life. You want make sure you look your best. With this is mind, we asked Laurie McLauchlan at Backstage Studios in Glasgow's BloDry, who often styles brides on their wedding day, for her top ten tips for brides to be. Laurie also created a bridal … [Read more...]

Mother of the Bride Hair and Makeup Masterclass

To be a mother of the bride (or mother of the groom) is a joyous experience that leaves no time for niggly hair and makeup distractions. It's a time where the mum should feel 100% confident in her look so she is free to forget about it and soak up every second of her child's special day. Our Customer Care Advisor Julie Marie Snaddon is getting married next spring, so we decided to give her mum Lesley a mother of the bride hair and make up … [Read more...]

Bridesmaid Hair and Makeup Masterclass

Bridesmaid hair and makeup can be tricky. As there is usually more than one bridesmaid, the bride has to choose a style that suits different face shapes and colouring, suits everyone's personal tastes and keeps everyone happy (we have been informed by those in the know that bridesmaids are usually bigger divas than brides.) The role of a bridesmaid is to look amazing without overshadowing the bride. It's an important role but a supporting role … [Read more...]

Spa Day at Loch Fyne

Loch Fyne Hotel has all the requirements for the perfect hotel break in Scotland. A spectacular drive which despite weaving through dramatic lochs and mountains is only an hour and a half from Glasgow. An ideal setting in Inverary, a gorgeous little town filled with cute shops (year round Christmas shop anyone?), cosy pubs and things to see and do, like the historic jail and nearby castle. A beautiful location set on the banks of Loch … [Read more...]

My Beauty Manifesto: Linzi Young from James Dun’s House Glasgow

In a new series, we'll be asking the girls from our 5pm salons to share their beauty tips and philosophies. First up is Linzi Young, Beauty Therapist from James Dun's House in Glasgow Merchant City.   Name: Linzi Young Job Title: Beauty therapist at James Dun's House in Glasgow. Beauty background: I’ve worked in the beauty industry for almost 12 years. Why did you decide to become a beauty therapist? My older sister works in the … [Read more...]