Our Gillian meets Olly Murs

Our Health & Beauty Manager attended the Donna Mortimer Ballantyne Charitable Trust Ball on Saturday. She got all glammed up for the star studded event in aid of Kilbryde Hospice. First she got her lashes and make up done at Kiki's Powder Room. Then she got her hair done at Amy's Hair Corner. She got all glammed up in her dress And ran into surprise guest, Olly Murs! And Nicholas McDonald from the X Factor. Here's a selfie with … [Read more...]

Neuro Tools from Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell have recently launched a whole new range of styling tools - including straighteners which I have been trialling for a while now. The new Neuro range are cutting edge in hair technology, if you will pardon the pun! The range includes a Dryer, Straighteners, Rod and Cone tongs, and traditional curling tongs. I've been using the Straighteners - or to give them their real name - the Neuro Smooth. When I first picked them up, I was … [Read more...]

#3 Andrea’s Wedding Looks: Hair & Make Up Lounge

This week we've been sharing wedding looks for our 5pm bride-to-be Andrea. Yesterday we told you about the Grecian style from Miss Barton's and on Wednesday we shared her vintage look from VIP Hair & Beauty. For her third and final wedding look, Andrea visited Hair & Make Up Lounge in Glasgow city centre. We knew Andrea would be in capable hands with stylist Ramilia. Ramilia has over ten years experience specialising in bridal hair and … [Read more...]

Brazilian Beauty!

The World Cup starts tonight in Brazil, in case you have been under a rock recently and don't know this! We've all gone Brazilian bonkers, it seems, so we thought we'd jump on the bandwagon and bring you a few bits and bobs of true Brazilian beauty. I've had a little look about the beauty world and come up with a few Brazilian products for you to choose from. Perfect way to embrace the Brazilian trend this summer - but without having to involve … [Read more...]

Andrea’s Wedding Look #1: VIP Hair & Beauty

Yesterday we told you the story of our sales coordinator and bride to be, Andrea. Andrea is getting married to her long term love Martin and to help get her in the mood for her wedding, we thought it would be a fun idea to ask three salons to get her a wedding look of their choice. They had free reign to do whatever hair and make up look they liked - no input from Andrea! Here's Andrea's first wedding look from VIP Hair & Beauty in … [Read more...]

Aveda Shampure Bodycare

More Aveda, this time a really exciting new range with that familiar 'Aveda smell'. Do you know the 'Aveda smell'? You will if you have ever walked past a counter, or a salon, or used their Shampure range. A potent elixir of 25 pure flower and plant essences, it's instantly recognisable as Aveda. It was formulated in 1989 in an Aveda Botanical Aroma Lab using Aromaology - a science that is unique to Aveda. To celebrate the 25th year of this … [Read more...]

Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight

My teenage self would have given the world for Aveda's latest addition to their Smooth Infusion range! Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight is an amazing new miracle cream that turns naturally curly hair into naturally straight hair. Okay, it doesn't do it permanently, but it does do it for a few days at a time, and that's good enough for me! Naturally curly hair can be lovely, but it can also be a real pest. If we naturally curly-haired … [Read more...]

Paul Mitchell Stay Strong and Dry Wash

I've been wrestling with two BIG cans of spray recently, new Stay Strong and Dry Wash, from Paul Mitchell. They do both come in 50ml travel size as well as the massive 360ml (Stay Strong) and 252ml (Dry Wash) that are definitley NOT portable! But, you are getting a LOT of product for your money, and both new products are the high standard you would expect from Paul Mitchell. The Stay Strong is a brilliantly flexible hairspray which really does … [Read more...]