GLAM SQUAD STAY AT HOME EDITION

These are strange and uncertain times for everyone but life is all about perspective and there are always 2 ways to look at something.

The fast paced lifestyle we all know so well only seemed to gain momentum and accelerate further each year. Life today is measured by extremes and more is always more. How much you can get done, how frequently you travel, how many followers you have, how much money you can make. Time became so precious and every moment of our days planned and organised. Somewhere we got our priorities confused and the fundamentals of life like health, family and nature got put on the back burner. 

There is a sweetness in this enforced simplicity and it’s opportunity to get back to basics. We are choosing to see this isolation as being given back the gift of time, an opportunity to tip the balance back in the right direction and reassess our priorities. 

Having said that this can be tough on your mental and physical health and one of the most powerful tools we have to aid that is self care. If you’ve spent every day in a tracksuit and slippers on the sofa the chances are your not feeling so fresh so here our top tips from your favourite glam squad to feeling great and keeping positive in the midst of everything.

STEPH (BROWS)

Apply some caster oil or brow conditioner and give them some TLC… they’ve also been through a lot. 

Less is more with the brows! Take this opportunity (whilst hiding away) to try and grow those ‘anti social’ parts of the brow and try not to get too tweezer happy.

Pluck any unnecessary hairs that are away from the bulk of the brow and in desperate times delicately trim instead of attacking… you’ll thank me later 

Anyone who’s been brave enough to DIY tint, make sure you look for colours that aren’t warm to avoid orangey tones! And ALWAYS REMEMBER, if you are reaching for the fake tan to use barrier cream in your brows (Vaseline is a safe bet) tint and fake tan are NOT friends! 

BRYONY (NAILS)

While everyone’s having a break with no gel nails, to try use cuticle oil everyday on them – helping them grow faster and stronger ready for when they can be done again Bryony loves OPI cuticle oil!

CLAIRE (WAXING)

As many people have been shaving since lockdown I would advise to “put the razor down!” Let the hairs start to grow and start looking after their skin that we so often neglect.

I recommend to exfoliate 2 x week with a body scrub that can be used all over the body and to start using a moisturiser in the evening.. I like to use the Caudalie Divine oil. This helps to get rid of the ingrown hairs due to shaving and hydrated skin gives best results for waxing, leaving the skin soft allowing the hairs to come out nice and easy!

SAMANTHA (HAIR)

Limit washing you hair to only twice a week.

Always use heat protecting spray before you blow dry your hair and on a cool setting and make sure the roots are bone dry. If your hair is left damp in the roots the bonds can fuse together. This will help prevent matting.

Heat protection spray also must be used before styling your hair with heated tools.

Plait your hair loosely before going to bed

Always use a gentle bristle boar brush and hold the middle of your hair as you gradually work your way up to prevent too much tension on the roots of your natural hair.

As your hair extensions grow down away from the root do not pull and fiddle with them. This could risk tension and stress on your natural hair.

Always use Beauty Works Online After care.

DM me for a private FaceTime call if you need any help with removal of you hair extensions and advice.

It’s very important for them to be removed if overdue to protect your natural hair.

Happy to FaceTime time and give the best advice to anyone that has extensions.

JACQUI (MENTAL HEALTH)

During these unprecedented times anxiety can take hold and nothing seems normal. We all need a bit of normal to hold onto in our daily lives! The most difficult part of it is the unknown and the internal unanswered questions we repeatedly ask ourselves. When will this end? When can I begin my life again? When will the world be as I knew it? 

Questions like these on repeat can drive you crazy. The stark reality is we are not in control right now…. what a scary thought! But we are in control of how we think. Take the time out of your daily commitments to breathe … just breathe and reconnect with you. Meditation is wonderful for this and a great tool to clear the fog and anxiety. Try to connect with your being and remind yourself that I am here, I am alive and I am me. This too will pass and although it may not be how we used to remember it the one consistent is within us. Our strength, our fight and our love.

A quote that I often refer to is by the Dalai Lama

“If it can be solved, then there is no need to worry, and if it can’t be solved, worry is of no use”

Stay safe, stay focused, stay connected  ❤️

Massage

Getting a massage is one of those weird things that everyone loves but very few people do regularly. It is forever resigned to be one of those holiday activities that never happen at home, along with drinking pina coladas and indulging in a 4 course breakfast buffet.

There are so many health benefits to having a massage beyond just relaxation that it’s something we should all be doing. Massage is actually a fantastic weight loss tool, it reduces stress and inflammation in your body which in turn lowers cortisol levels. High cortisol results in stubborn fat deposits so if your putting in the hours in the gym this is a great way to counteract the pressure you are putting on your body.

Massage is also a great way to help lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, relieve muscle soreness and detox your lymphatic system. The health and wellness advantages are endless, plus it just feels like a real treat and your deserve.

It’s the ultimate act of self care so show your body some love and book in.

Bio Sculpture Gel Manicure

Bio Sculpture Gel brings colour to a mani-pedi, but it comes as a durable gel that is “cured” with the help of LEDs. This process helps the gel set perfectly smooth, protecting and strengthening your nail in the process while preventing damage to the nail bed. One of the best features is how long it stays chip-free and smudgeless – Bio Sculpture Gel could even last longer than three weeks!

This is another point in Bio Gel’s favour. Many imitation gel polishes damage the nail when they are removed. When it comes time to take it off, the Bio Sculpture Gel manicure is removed with a soak-off solution that helps to keep the nails in their natural condition. From beginning to end, the entire treatment works to keep your nails looking their best, even when the gel has been removed.

It’s more than just a quality, strong manicure: Bio Sculpture Gel is all about natural nail health, too. This means it has been formulated with quality ingredients that don’t harm your nails or skin, and Bio Sculpture Gel is a nail care system that is free of any binders, primers, and harmful chemicals like camphor, DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, and formaldehyde resin. The application treatments also don’t need dehydration prior to application or excess buffing to work. By using Bio Sculpture Gel, you can help strengthen your nails and help them grow longer and healthier. The system can be used to lengthen and reinforce the natural nail bed and cuticle, build upper arch support, and build extended nail “sculptures” where the nail is built up and shaped around a form or to a specific shape by the nail artist. There are so many more options with this type of nail gel, and the results will last a lot longer than conventional mani-pedi treatments.

When it comes to applying it, training and education is incredibly important. Any nail technician that use Bio Sculpture Gels have committed to and undergone a training program to make sure everything is applied correctly and safely.

Beauty Angel

Have you heard of the beauty angel? Well it really is exactly that! It’s our little known secret weapon. The beauty angel uses light therapy to stimulate collagen production and healing in your skin! It is a very simple, relaxing and non invasive treatment, you simply lie there and let it work it’s magic. When used consistently, over time it is has the ability to penetrate the skin giving a plumping and glowy result. As the Beauty Angel penetrates so deeply it is an amazing tool to make your favourite beauty products work even harder, going deeper into your skin’s dermis. 

The Beauty Angel is effective in treating a whole host of skin concerns such as dermititus, rosacea, acne and premature ageing. 

Proven benefits include:

– BUILD UP OF COLLAGEN IN THE SKIN ☑️

– IMPROVED COMPLEXION ☑️

– REDUCTION IN SKIN ROUGHNESS ☑️

– FEWER FINE LINES ☑️

The light waves return the skin to its individual radiance and luminosity. They counteract premature ageing and prevent impurities and redness. The skin appears firmer with a beautiful, more even complexion and leaving it feeling silky smooth. 

Now that’s some science we can get on board with! 

HD BROWS

Our girls have quickly gained notoriety as the brow queens of Surrey, with many of you religiously coming back again and again for that monthly brow fix. With many treatments on offer here, we will talk you through your brow grooming options so you know exactly what you are booking! 

HD brows are a totally tailored, bespoke service to achieve the brows you’ve always dreamed of! Whether you lust after a fuller brow, a higher arch or a more defined look, HD brows is a really transformative option to give you the eyebrows you’ve always lusted after. 

There’s good reason it is the UK’s most popular brow treatment. It really is all singing, all dancing with waxing threading, tweezing and tinting, it covers all bases. You begin each treatment with a full consultation to access exactly what you are hoping to achieve for your brows. Then we move onto your custom blended tint. We understand that skin tones and hair colours are all unique and we create a shade to complement you personally. Next, we move on to the hair removal with a range of techniques to get the perfect shape, arch and definition. Finally, we top it off with a little brow make up and a tutorial on how to keep you brows in tact until your next visit.

It may sound like a lengthy process but it’s worth it. The effects of HD brows can last around 4-6 weeks, however this can vary depending on your hair growth. It can really transform your whole look. If brows are the canvas of the face then HD brows are the Da Vinci. Try it and see. 

SUN ANGEL

We are all aware of the health affirming, mood enhancing benefits of vitamin D and if practiced safely you can achieve effective production AND get a golden tan all from the Sun Angel. The Sun Angel has powerful sensors that scientifically scan your skin to calculate the exact amount of UV your skin can tolerate without burning. This means it is the safest and most advanced approach to sunless tanning, it really is in a class of its own.

Your personalised programme helps you to obtain an amazing tan without the risk factor and the experience itself is so pleasurable and relaxing. Each session is 20 mins long giving you the time to relax and unwind with visible results with each session. Did you know that this is the time that 93% of all Europeans need to reach an ideal tan? 

Whatever your tanning goals the Sun angel is perfect for you, as you build up your tolerance and golden tan the Sun angel recognises and also adapts allowing you to develop a dark, beautiful, tan safely and quickly. 

DERMAPLANNING

You may be familiar with the term ‘saving face’ but we would like the give you ‘shaving face! This procedure may sound unusual at first but when you see and feel the results you’ll know why it’s got a cult following. Often referred to as ‘the filter effect’, it’s the secret to the flawlessly satin complexions of supermodels and celebrities. 

The treatment may sound daunting but it has stormed the Asian market for years and, pardon the pun, but they are always at the cutting edge of modern skincare! At a 45 degree angle, a small scalpel lightly removes the dead skin cells, fuzz and pollution from the surface of the skin. This not only provides a smoother base for make up and foundation but it allows your skincare to work harder and penetrate deeper. The treatment is followed by a hydrating mask that really leaves your skin looking and feeling flawless.

In the weeks that follow maximise your beauty routine to its fullest potential as anything you apply will sink into the dermis deeper than ever before! That means no falling asleep with your make up on after a Friday night out out. Optimise your results with a hydrating facial or sheet mask and your skin will drink up the goodness tenfold. Follow us as we lead the way to a flawless complexion.

Caudalie Skincare

The foundations of beauty starts with your skin, and the real secret to glowing skin is in your skincare. Since we introduced Caudalie from Paris to Cobham we have noticed such change in our skin and the skin of our clients that we couldn’t help but shout about it. The French have truly got the right idea. 

Founded in a vineyard in Bordeaux (like most good things) Mathilde and Bertant Thomas harnessed the healing, anti-oxident properties of the grape into some of the most effective and rejuvenating products on the market. Their passionate commitment to the power of the vine has proved warranted and it is today adored by celebrities, make up artists and bloggers alike. 

Back in 1993 the dynamic duo partnered with scientist and pharmacist professor Joseph Vercauteren to harness this antioxidant superpower into a useable product for all. Together they were the first to patent this technology and it’s incredible anti ageing properties. If you remember grape vines naturally regenerate for up to 100 years you’ll realise they were on to a good thing.

Today Mathilde is committed to keeping this formula as natural as possible whilst remaining incredibly effective. Indulgent, powerful, and honest, this is a french beauty solution that we cannot recommend highly enough. Try for yourself and wait for your skincare transformation.