- About Us
- Event types
Vanity Van was conceived back in 2008 by Alix Soame, the owner of the original and beloved Vanity Van motor home. After visiting many festivals over the years, but not loving the traumatic effects that spending the weekend in a tent has on your looks, an idea was formed: providing onsite hair and beauty facilities.
The festival salon was born. Festival goers couldn’t get enough of Vanity Van and it was fully booked event after event.
Our unique alfresco hair and beauty services have been in hot demand across the UK ever since. The business developed over time as Vanity Van was booked regularly by both corporate and private clients for a wide range of events. The Vanity Van team has now worked at hundreds of different types of events and has created experiential salon activities for brands, PR agencies and marketing companies.
During this growth Vanity Van was still very popular at festivals all over the UK, and over the last few years our services have expanded into the artist liaison and backstage areas of these events. The team now work with dozens of artists and celebrities every summer.
The mobile beauty therapist team have worked backstage at Radio One, Glastonbury, Latitude, Leeds and Rockness festivals pampering hundreds of artists and celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Paulo Nutini Sheridan Smith and Fearne Cotton.
They have also worked in television with the X Factor crew, adding some sparkle to the nails of contestants including Rylan, Union J, Jade and Ella. Vanity Van will be on tour again this summer, and will be found at Glastonbury 2015 in the John Peel area for the seventh year running.
Vanity Van’s fabulous team has been booked for hundreds of indoor and outdoor events ranging from corporate and private parties, experiential campaigns, concerts, exhibitions, conferences, fun days, reward days and weddings.
A wide range of hair and beauty treatments are on offer, and can be tailored to suit any kind of event theme, brand campaign or client. Options for men, women and children are all available as are the latest products and trends.
Our expert team can advise what works best in different environments to make sure you achieve your goals. We have a series of plush indoor and outdoor salons for hire, including large marquee style alfresco salons which give a great visual impact.
We also have available stunning silver airstream caravans and double decker buses which are hugely popular and fantastic in all weather conditions. Finally for indoor activities we have stylish backdrops and lots of furniture options for indoor salons enabling us to create a bespoke layout to carry out whatever treatment requirements you may have.
We have a large team of highly experienced professional mobile therapists, including hairdressers, make up artists, beauty therapists and holistic therapists. They are all fully equipped, qualified and insured and regularly carry out work in a mobile environment.
Our team are able to set up a mobile beauty salon in your home, hotel, venue, office or event. Our team bring with them a wealth of knowledge from different areas of the hair and beauty industry including film, TV, theatre, fashion, photographic media and private clients.
Most of our team are multi skilled so we can send the minimum number of mobile therapists to cover the maximum number of hair and make up treatments, beauty treatments and holistic therapies allowing complete flexibility in catering for your guests.
We can advise you on how many mobile therapists will be needed for your specific capacity and the range of treatments you require, offering you a variety of options to suit your budget. We can cater for any size event as we have a large team of staff across the UK.
Our mobile therapists are normally dressed in smart black trousers or skirts with Vanity Van T-shirts. We are also happy to style our team to suit your brand or event theme or we can arrive unbranded in smart black beauty tunics.
Our sister company EXP PR has a large in house managerial, assistant, promotions, host and brand ambassador team who compliment our mobile therapists perfectly for larger events and experiential activities, should you need them.