Fringe-tastic!

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is in full swing, and it got me thinking about fringes of the hair variety. It's been a while since I had one, and in the summer sun they can be a real pain. But, come the autumn and winter, a fringe can be a cute thing to hide behind - and it always covers those frown lines. A fringe - or bangs,as our American cousins like to call them - are on-trend one month, and not the next. Some celebrities are known for … [Read more...]

Age Before Beauty – BBC drama

Beauty fans and salon owners should be glued to the TV screen tonight as Age Before Beauty start on BBC One. The new drama, written by Debbie Horsfield, is a family saga set in a Manchester beauty salon and I can't wait to watch! It stars the likes of Robson Green, Sue Johnston, Lisa Riley, Polly Walker, is set over six-parts, and explores life, with a beauty industry background. Debbie Horsfield worked on  hair salon drama Cutting It … [Read more...]

High Summer Spa Deals

How good has this summer been? It's been so warm, it's hard to imagine summers that weren't like this! But summer can't last forever, so why not treat yourself to a  big beauty deal that you can enjoy when it's maybe not quite as sunny as it is now - if that ever happens! Have you ever tried a smoothing hair treatment? Now might be just the time top do it - get those locks back in shape after summer. This deal at Susan McGorm Hair Boutique in … [Read more...]

Summer Hair

I don't know about you, but the summer is a great time to play about with your hair. I've just had my hair dyed bright orange - why not? (I've popped my insta pic at the bottom of the post). Of course, summer is also a difficult time for our hair. If it's coloured it will fade, we might have to wash it more often thanks to the heat (who knew that would become a thing in Scotland?! But don't knock it!), it can dry out, and let's not even think … [Read more...]

Keep On Tanning!

What a summer we've had this year so far - how long can it last? A little bit of rain is forecast as temperatures drop slightly in the next week or so (so the weather folks tell me!), so if you want to keep that tan you've achieved, maybe time to top it up with a little bit of fake. It's incredible to have a natural tan in Scotland, agreed? But if you need a bit more of a tan, then there are plenty of offers on 5pm Spa and Beauty. I'm also … [Read more...]

International Kissing Day Lip Prep!

It's International Kissing Day tomorrow - did you know? So, if you fancy smooching/snogging/necking/tashing on, then you better make sure you've done some lip prep - an there are loads of ideas and offers on 5pm Spa & Beauty. Also, you need to make sure you have your favourite lipstick at the ready to reapply once the deed is done! I was gutted this week when I found out that Smashbox had, it would appear, discontinued my favourite Always On … [Read more...]

Big Summer Spa Day Big Deals

Who needs a holiday in the sun when we've got this weather?! But there's always time for a wee spa break here in sunny Scotland. So, here are three fab 5pm Big Deals at three lovely spas in Scotland. Who needs Marbs when you've got Largs. Er, okay, well Turnberry actually, but go with me on this one. Head to Trump Turberry Scotland for this excellent Big Deal, available seven days a week, from July 1st until the end of August. (There is a £20 … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Grooming

Dad a fan of grooming? Well, even if he isn't, why not surprise him with a grooming gift this Father's Day? And we don't mean a bar of Imperial Leather or a bottle of Old Spice, either! 5pm Spa & Beauty has loads of offers that dad might like - from simple manicures to surgery-free facelifts! Better than a box of chocolates, right?! At the Beauty Boutique & Day Spa in Glasgow's Bath Street there are lots of men's treatments on … [Read more...]

Classic Beauty Salon Treatments

Inspired by Bobbi Brow's #CantLiveWithout campaign, highlighting classic Bobbi products - we wrote about this on the blog this week - I decided to pick a few classic beauty salon treatments available on 5pm Spa & Beauty. We're all creatures of habit, and we all love to indulge ourselves with our favourite beauty salon treatments, from eyebrows, and lashes to Shellac nails, and massages. Here's a few of our faves on offer on 5pm at the … [Read more...]

Big Beauty Deals for Summer

It's June, you've been paid, and summer is here! Time to treat yourself to a beauty deal. Fancy a manicure maybe? Or a facial to get your skin set for summer? Or a relaxing massage? Let's start with the Summer Skin Facial at Glasgow's Glow Skin Centre and Tanning Salon. The Big Deal is for a Dermalogica Prescriptive facial which will be tailored to your skin's unique conditions. There are two options in this deal  - option one is £15 for the … [Read more...]