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...]

Flamboyage: a groundbreaking colour technique exclusive to Glasgow salon


First there was ombre. Then there was balayage. Now there's flamboyage?If you haven't heard of flamboyage don't worry. It's a new colour technique that is only being offered in two salons in Scotland, one of which is in Glasgow. Said Glasgow salon is Andersons in the Merchant City who have recently joined 5pm Spa & Beauty.Flamboyage is different from other hair colouring methods as the colour is painted on in isolation using an … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Make Up Tutorial: Contouring

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Our customer care advisor Julie Marie got a sexy Valentine’s make up look from Stefanie in Sculptur David Lloyd Centre in Anniesland.Here's the second part of the tutorial and something a lot of people struggle with - contouring!For make up offers from Stefanie at @ Sculptur starting from £10, click here> … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Make Up Tutorial: Dramatic smokey eye

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Our customer care advisor Julie Marie got a sexy Valentine's make up look from Stefanie in Sculptur David Lloyd Centre in Anniesland.We'll be posting the tutorials on our blog and YouTube Channel but here's the first bit for you to see - smokey eyes!Stay tuned to the 5pm Beauty Blog for the rest!For make up offers from Stefanie at @ Sculptur starting from £10, click here>   … [Read more...]

5pm Staff New Year New Look: Nikki


This week we've shared the hair transformations of our 5pm staff members Allison and Jennifer.Today's we're sharing our third and final 5pm Staff New Year New Look from our Business Development Manager Nikki.Copper hair Nikki, who has just jetted off on a three week holiday to Australia, had months ago spotted a photograph of a model with vibrant copper hair.She had tucked it away at the back of her mind and every so often had thought … [Read more...]

5pm Staff New Year New Look: Jennifer


To bring in 2015, we’ve given three of our 5pm staff members a new year new look. Our second staff makeover is Jennifer Aryanmanesh, our Spa & Beauty Customer Care Advisor.Turning 30 can do strange things to people.It's a long way from a mid life crisis. But it still feels like a milestone, a farewell to the proper daftness of youth.Our Jennifer reaches this milestone in September. So with the remaining months she had, she wanted to do … [Read more...]