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Vanity Van are recruiting for UK wide contracts

 

Vanity Van is happy to announce we are recruiting hairdressers, make up artists, beauticians and holistic therapists in London and Manchester for UK wide contracts.

To apply please fill out our recruitment form here and we will be in touch in the next few weeks to confirm your interview date and times.

About us…

Vanity Van is an indulgence agency specialising in creating immersive experiential PR campaigns and corporate rewards using hair, make up, beauty and holistic treatments.

Vanity Van’s teams and exclusive indoor and outdoor mobile salon set ups feature in a diverse range of events and campaigns including corporate events, private parties, festivals, pr campaigns and in store retail activation’s with nationwide retailers.

We are recruiting for contracts in London and the surrounding areas and UK wide where travel and accommodation where relevant is paid. The work is very varied and fun – each event is different!

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We are currently recruiting multi skilled therapists to work in our ever growing UK wide team. We are particularly seeking people who have a mixture of the following skills –

  • hair cuts
  • hair styling
  • barbering
  • make up
  • eyelashes
  • face/body art
  • nails
  • facials
  • threading
  • eyebrows
  • wet shaving
  • moustache and beard trimming
  • massage
  • reiki
  • reflexology

Terms

Once you are taken onto our books temporary freelance contracts are sent out to you with detailed terms and you can choose whether to apply for them. You are under no obligation to accept the work.

Most of the work we are recruiting for we undertake is either a fixed rate or hourly rated which ranges from £15-£30 per hour depending on the number of hours worked, your experience and length of time with the company.

We also offer free and subsidised training for our teams and additional perks.

Interviews

We are interviewing in London central and Manchester central on the following dates. Interviews start at 10am and run for a few hours depending on your skill sets.

  • London – Thursday 13th April 2017
  • Manchester – Sunday 16th April 2017

Further briefing information about working for Vanity Van and how the interviews will work for each location will be sent with your confirmation email. We will confirm exact locations and arrangements nearer the time.

During the interviews we will conduct a briefing, one to one interviews and then trade tests to assess your skill sets. To ensure we can get everything done in the time required you will need to bring a friend/colleague or family member who is available for the same time period and is happy to have free treatments conducted on them by the interview group. If we are short of models then candidates will conduct treatments on each other and the interviewer.

Once your application is recd it will be considered and then we will confirm if you are to be interviewed by the team and send you further details. Once you are on the books you will receive all future work opportunities with us.

Any recruiting questions please enquire via email to recruiting@vanityvan.co.uk

 

 

Intern roles available Summer 2016 – Event management and PR assistants

We have some new intern roles available for this summer ! Please see details below and how to apply

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Vanity Van are an events based mobile beauty company who specialise in delivering services to the music industry, corporate and retail. We create unique event experiences for companies and individuals and run campaigns for brands utilising a wide range of hair, make up and beauty treatments. We have a series of indoor and outdoor salons and a large team of therapists, managers and PRs across the UK.

Vanity Van’s summer tour involves running salon activations at various festival and corporate events. We are looking for interns who are looking for experience in events to help support these activities.

Event management assistant
Duties / Responsibilities

– Aiding with the preplanning and onsite organisation of of logistics, equipment, stock and staffing
– Involvement with event administration onsite and offsite
– Helping with the setting up/breaking down and the running of the on site salon activity
– Working front of house on reception talking to the public and artists about the services and helping with appointments and data gathering
– Supporting the event manager during staff briefings and debriefs
– Helping compile event reports and feedback for clients

Event PR assistant

Duties / Responsibilities

Event based work

– Helping with the setting up/breaking down and the running of the on site salon activity
– Working front of house on reception talking to the people about the services and helping with appointments and data gathering

Vanity Van PRing 2 hi resOn and off site marketing and PR tasks

– Helping create and collate social media content
– Working on website content and blogs
– Aiding decisions on what photographs and content are to be used for online and press
– Helping with press releases
– Helping with collating of data for marketing clients and media contacts

This will involve 2-3 months working on site and offsite conducting pre and post event activities we are ideally seeking someone to work at all the events throughout the summer but will consider applications from those that cannot attend them all and consider a job split between a few individuals. The off site work once trained is around 1-2 days a week (could be job shared) can also be conducted remotely we are quite flexible in terms of hours, locations etc.

Event dates throughout June, July, August and Sept – apply for exact details

Prep work for events

Normally PR prep work for the big events e.g. festivals is the 1-2 days before we leave for the event in Bournemouth and post event work the day or two after we return from the event again in Bournemouth.

For festivals we normally arrive the day before and leave the day after. For corporates the events are normally conducted in one day.

Benefits

– Assessment for placement requirement
– All tickets for the events & transport is covered
– Some corporate events there is an intern wage, some festivals where we are charging there are spends
– Some food and drink are provided on site for the bigger events including bar b qs, snacks and drinks.
– For events which require it accommodation is provided. At camping festivals you will have areas to camp with the rest of the team
– Future paid work as a freelance PR

Skills and qualities

Training is given to the right candidates however we are interested to hear what relevant experience you may have for example working in similar environments or producing relevant content

We are particularly seeking candidates who exhibit the following qualities:

– Hard working
– Enthusiastic
– Team player
– Outgoing
– Professional
– Attention to details
– Creative
– Good with clients
– Comfortable working in a busy pressurised environment
– Able to cope with the elements

We will be assessing applications and holding phone interviews from 13th-15th June for a trial to start on 16th June. Please apply by emailing a covering letter explaining what qualifications you are currently or have just studied, why you are interested in the work experience and fill out this recruitment form

Vanity Van launches Fashion Styling and Image consulting service

Having worked for many years in all areas of beauty, fashion and styling, Vanity Van is excited to launch our full image consultancy service.Image consulting

Improving your image helps you feel good, and can empower you to be more confident. We have seen how much interest there is in this subject from the huge popularity of shows like What Not To Wear, How to Look Good Naked and Undress the Nation to name but a few. Vanity Van can now bring this fun and expertise to your corporate event, whether it’s at a product launch, party, incentive day or other event. Image consultancy is a fun, unusual and interesting way to draw the attention of crowds, or reward your staff.

Image impacts on how others see you, but most importantly, it affects how we see ourselves. Vanity Van’s stylists and image consultants can teach you how enhance your natural beauty, make the most of your assets, and cleverly disguise the parts you don’t like.

Fashion stylingOur fashion stylists and image consultants are well trained, friendly and professional with a wealth of experience advising both male and female clients on their personal and professional image. They work on all aspects of image management, including wardrobe, makeup, hair, style and colours.

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Some of this work requires more privacy, and you can discuss how this can be managed at your event with Vanity Van management. Depending on your event, the space you have available, the number of people attending and the amount of time you have per person, Vanity Van can offer any combination of the following:

 

  • Basic or luxury hair consultation;
  • Basic or luxury makeup consultation;
  • Colour consultation;
  • Style consultation; and
  • Male clients’ consultation covering initial consultation, colour analysis, face and body shape analysis, image consultation personal grooming tips and more.

We understand that it can be challenging to bring new and exciting elements to your corporate events. Vanity Van will work closely with you to bring fashion styling and image consulting to whatever occasion you are organising. We can advise on the most appropriate combination of services you offer, making sure it is tailored to both your needs and your budget.

Vanity Van launches new services at Confex 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Vanity Van – Confex, exciting new Vanity Van Services and launch of sister company, EXP PR

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The Vanity Van team is excited to announce we will be attending Confex 2016 at Olympia on 2/3 March, 9.30am – 5.30pm, at stands K81 and J90. Showcasing new services and skills and offering complimentary treatments to exhibition goers.

Incorporating beauty treatments into your event always draws the crowds. Vanity Van is the UK’s leading supplier of mobile beauty services for events specialising particularly in corporate occasions, retail activations and music events.

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Vanity Van’s services include: haircuts and hair styling; make up; face and body art; nails; threading; facials; massage; male grooming and more. Options for men, women and children are all available, as are the latest products and trends. Plus we have exclusive indoor and outdoor salons available for hire.

 

Hair styling with our new mirrorsVanity Van has worked with many high profile brands and celebrities. Our award winning team has delivered entertainment packages to corporate events and private guests alike, as well as delivering large scale experiential salon tours for retailers and entertaining crowds at some of the country’s biggest festivals. This year Vanity Van is delighted to introduce some exciting new services for clients:

Our amazing teamsky fest smokey eye makeoversVanity Pro: If you are holding a fashion show or shoot, creating editorial or have a TV, film or theatre project in mind, then your styling, makeup and beauty will need to be carried out at the highest professional level. The Vanity Van Pro Team are available to hire for any high profile project, and will ensure you achieve polished and professional looks and styling.


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: Experts from Vanity Van will create a bespoke workshop for your customer facing teams to give detailed lessons in whatever area of beauty, styling and appearance most suits your brand. Packed full of “how-tos” and insider tips, this service is also suitable for parties, staff incentive days and hen nights.

Fashion styling

Fashion styling and image consulting: Having worked for many years in all areas of beauty, fashion and styling, Vanity Van now offers a full image consultancy service for events. Our expert consultants will advise on all aspects of image, working to improve style, looks and confidence for both men and women.

Beauty PR’s: Vanity Van’s experienced and professional
PR'sbeauty PR experts are now available for client’s to hire to act as brand ambassadors and encourage interactions and sales. Perfect for beauty related activations, product launches or PR campaigns.

The Vanity Van team will be showcasing their skills and services at Confex featuring:

Airstream insideBeauty Boost: Our sleek and modern mobile airstream beauty salon will be making an appearance at the exhibition, featuring manicures, facials and threading.

Pro Team

Male Grooming: Our relaxing and portable barber’s chairs will be in action: experience haircuts, moustache and beard trims, dry shaves, eyebrow shaping and our ever popular “man”icure. This is a great way to explore male grooming for your event, ensuring all your guests are included in the treats you have planned.

Holistic Zone: Our relaxation area, where we offer massage, reflexology and reiki.

Vanity Van Face painting at Radio OneFestival Fever: A hugely popular service with festival goers and great fun at many corporate events too. We will be demonstrating our wide range of face and body art, our new glitter box!, tattoos, henna and bindis.

9- Becky singer from Rudimental having her miners voluptulash appliedThe Stylist Zone: Find out about our Grooming Workshops and experience some of our personal styling techniques. We will be focusing on hair styling and makeup, and our stylists will be offering guests personalised hints and tips on how to improve their look and style.

To fully enjoy our services, please pre-book a slot. Health and beauty are popular at events and considered a high value experience by guests, so we do draw crowds and can get extremely busy.

Pre- book a slot to experience our skills and services for yourselves, and to avoid disappointment. Contact bookings@vanityvan.co.uk. 

Introducing EXP PR

EXP PR final logoThe team at Vanity Van have spent many years working alongside event management companies, agencies, and a wide range of clients. Over the years we have built up expertise in running successful activation’s for brands and have worked with lots of trusted suppliers. 

The management team at Vanity Van are now excited to launch sister company EXP PR, a conglomerate of high quality suppliers working together to deliver innovative energetic experiences that connect brands to people. Everything from experiential activation’s to product launches to staff or client incentives. EXP PR experts help clients to express their personalities, explain their products and engage with their audiences.boost


EXP PR has event managers and planners, social media experts, brand ambassadors and PR and media teams all in-house. Our staff and the companies we work with are very passionate about what they do. EXP PR plans projects meticulously, manages budgets carefully and only works with long standing and trusted suppliers who are carefully selected for their quality and expertise. We do not charge a mark-up on their fees, and our pricing is transparent from the start.

H&M tour activationThe team particularly specialise in delivering experiences in music events and for the retail industry. Whatever experience or project you have in mind, EXP PR can help you develop a bespoke and unique experience that connects you to your audience.

Previous clients include – BBC, ITV, Google, Yahoo, H&M, Cadburys, Virgin, Sky, Echo Falls, TK Maxx, Car phone warehouse, Butlins, Batiste, AOL, Barclays, Red Letter Days, Spec Savers, Mcvitities, Londis & Jack Wills and many more….

All the celeb gossip and news from Vanity Vans backstage salon at Leeds festival 2015

All the gossip and news from backstage from Leeds festival 2015

FRIDAY GOSSIP
What a fabulous first day at the wonderous rock extravaganza that is Leeds and Reading festival! With only a small smattering of rain the sun has be shining down on our backstage salon and its been our busiest Friday to date!

Tending to the likes of the Years and Years, The Maccabees, The Gaslight Anthems, Black Honey and Feed the Rhino we have been fully booked for hair cuts for the boys, much needed back massages for those busy on tour and NYX makeovers to beautify the artists for their stage shows.

Rupert bassist from the Maccabees post hair cut

Everyones talking about a new festival in Paris RockenSeine which most of the acts we looked after today are working at between Leeds and Reading festivals ! Lots of jet setting around…

The Maccabees who are old Vanity Van veterans (we met them way back in 2009 at Beach break live!) Orlando the lead singer booked in for a much needed massage and Rupert the Bass guitarist popped in for his usual hair cut. They have been having a break for the last three years from the scene but stormed the stage with a vengeance – great to have them back…

The Libertines publicist just popped in and we are hoping to go down to their dressing room shortly to do some treatments – wondering what Pete Doherty will be up for !?

Frank Turners drummer was telling one of our hair dressers that Frank is considered a huge legend in his home town of Watford – they spend a lot of time there apparently and it just happened to be where our stylist Toni is from!

We had all the Coasts in Chris lead singer for massages and Ben the drummer for a massage and a hair cut – we transformed his barnet and the poor babe was telling us about a recent accident hes had which has left him with a huge scar on his head.

Izzy lead singer from Black Honey having a makeover

Black Honey were hilarious and they came bounding over from the Festival Republic stage first thing this morning to be sorted out as they had slept on the side of the road last night after being unable to find the campsite ! Izzy lead singer and guitarist was suffering from insane tent hair and we created a stunning bouffant 60’s style do and gave her a NYX makeover – she was ecstatic.

SATURDAY GOSSIP

Another amazing day at the one like Leeds fest ! My god the artists were weary today…. All todays line up were at Reading last night and we hear on the grape vine Reading is where the P.A.R.T.Y is ! So many hungover weary people it was untrue. But our massages and beautifying saved the day as usual.

Busy busy day particularly for massages with Fred Durst lead singer of Limp Bizkit and Marcus Mumford lead singer of Mumford and Sons being our biggest clients of the day who were suffering from bad shoulders and necks probably from all that over exertion on stage.

Marcus Mumford lead singer of Mumford and Sons post massage

Our last visitor of the day was the lovely Dan from Bastille who came in for a hug and some goodies – no need for treatments as he was out having fun by this point.

Dan lead singer of Bastille

 

We bumped into regulars Wilkinson in the catering Marks singer Simon and MC Adam told us how mental the Reading crowds can be and even showed us vids from the stage the crowds were going OFF 12,000 people going mental… They have a whole live show this year with guitars, singers the works we cannot wait to see them later on tonight.

Adam and Simon from Wilkinson

Aaron guitarist from Martin LB was telling excitedly that hes off to record with the one and only Britney Spears tomo whos recording a new album – he was in love with her when he was 13…

Sydney Singer of Echo Smith post massage

Don Broco Robert lead singer and Matt drummer came in just now as they got our and pinched the last slots of the day chucking out some pretty riskay comments about what treatments we are doing…. We were fully booked for massages but we managed to squeeze in some cheeky head massages from our hairdressers instead.


Robert singer from Don Broco post head massage

Last stragglers from Friday we bumped into Deadmau5 last night having a cheeky fag outside the salon we had a little chat with him about meeting him a few years ago at Rockness when one of his friends had their nails done and he was showing us some crazy vids. His stage show was awesome the crowd went mental chanting “you what you what you what you what leeds!” it turned into a mosh pit so we had to leg it !


Jake Issac with manage Alix post massage

We had most of Misty Millers band in and had a right laugh with them talking about their experiences as band members over the years and some of the crazy things they got up to at their after parties… Misty loved her NYX goodies.

The crowds were going crazy this afternoon to All time Low and girls were fainting left right and centre and being carted off to the backstage for treatment.

Jack guitarist from All time low

Phil Bass Player from the Districts let on that he was massively star struck the other day when he bumped into Sanza from Game of Thrones at a festival the other day what a gem…
Hilarious moment of the day was bumping into Xfactors Piff the magic dragon and his dog in matching outfits – his face was a picture.

Xfactors Piff the magic dragon

Band God Damn were talking to us about the NYX face awards Emily Clayton who we met at the awards ceremony last week. She was the make up artist on their latest video and they love her work she is super talented we LOVED her two headed lady makeover that won her first prize at the awards.

Beautiful face art and Guyliner were the new trends at Leeds with all the chaps from Drenge coming into have it done – the Jack Sparrow look we like to call it. They loved our “we spotted Johnny Depp twice at Latitude but didn’t know it” story!! And we created some hilarious Kiss style rock make up with our NYX kit in honour of our rock fest

SUNDAY GOSSIP

Last day at Leeds festival today gutted to be leaving the last one of the season… salon has been rammed all day great end to the weekend.


Mike lead singer from Young blood

We spotted Mike from Young Blood outside the salon and offered him a hair cut we LOVE his curly luscious locks he is sat contemplating it right now as we speak – told us hes been trying to grow it…. Fingers crossed he lets us later!


Jordan keyboardist from Bring me to the Horizon

Men of the moment Bring me to the Horizon are headlining under Metallica this year on the main stage they have had a huge rise to fame since we last saw them. Jordan their keyboardist who had a hair cut today with us joked with us as last time we were at Leeds with them we painted them as animals for their stage show. This year though they need to be taken seriously so no more tigers !

DJ Fresh
We have been pinging all over the site today visiting peeps in the other stages – we bumped into DJ Fresh at the Dance tent who is sporting an amazing new bleached ‘do’ we cut his hair a few years ago at Radio Ones Big Weekend. He would have had it trimmed with us today but he was worried his fabulous flamboyant hairdresser would be offended and shout at him for ruining his do.
Baby Metal with manager Alix

Our favourite band of the day by far were Baby Metal we want to take them home with us they are the cutest thing ever waving and giggling all over the backstage. Their dancers and band were sporting some epic scary face paint – seriously eery…

Its all about the girls here on site today with Azealia Banks headlining in the 1xtra tent and Vanity Van regular Miss Dynamite in full effect – she loves her massages and we dropped off some lush NYX goodies to them both earlier. Edgy Charlie XCX is also set to smash the Dance stage and we had her Bass player in for massaging post head banging sessions last night at Reading to Metallicas set.

Elliphant post NYX makeover and manicure then with the band after she had hairstyling too !
Swedish singer Elliphant popped in this afternoon she was an absolute hoot she was ‘waxing’ lyrical over waxing… literally ! She says that’s the only thing anyone in Sweden ever wants – they are prob way too super beautiful already!. She said she wouldn’t be showing us her *** hole today ! We gave her a manicure and a stunning NYX face art makeover. She asked us “don’t make it photo shoot make it lifestyle!”We had all of Fidlar in for massages and vocalist Zach was joking he’d already had his face art done as he was sporting a beautiful black eye… apparently falling out with the Bass player over a shower towel ! They were a right laugh and had girlee flower face art, glitter and Zac even had NYX Angel lipstick applied.

Regulars Twin Atlantic popped in to say hello they are swinging by before their set later for their usual hair cuts and massages. They have been super busy on tour feet not touched the ground in the last couple of years.

And so ends another epic season – big thank you to our utterly amazing team for wowing the artists with their creativity and amazing skills. Heres looking forward to next year already….

Many thanks

Alix and the Vanity Van team

All the celeb beauty gossip from Vanity Vans backstage salon at Latitude festival 2015

PRESS RELEASE – Latitude festival post event report

Vanity Van featured backstage at Latitude this weekend in the 6 music dressing room village tending to all the hair, makeup and beauty needs of the artists and performers

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What a weekend being the 10th edition of Latitude they pulled out all the stops with secret gigs left right and centre and a superb line up coupled with their usual eclectic mix of arts, culture, comedy and creativity that only Latitude knows how to do best.

This weekend was all about the surprise gigs and celeb spotting – the site was buzzing after late night impromptu sets from Ed Sheeran, Thom Yorke from Radio head and Snow Patrol on the uber cool Other Voices stage. Ed Sheeran was on site every night and actually out in the festival on Sunday night. Most amazing bit of goss of the weekend was our team spotting Johnny Depp bowling around the backstage yesterday sporting a sharp suit and a typical johnny hat – we didn’t stop him as we didn’t quite believe he would be here until we heard the rumours that its actually true !!!! opportunity missed 🙁

We were inundated in our backstage salon at Latitude word spread like wildfire this weekend our professional team were seriously delivering the goods and we had the artists flocking in for everything from makeovers to massages to hair cuts. Portishead and the Vaccines were some of the biggest acts to hear about our services and we had the singer, guitarist and drummer in from both bands for treatments.

Freddie guitarist of the Vaccines post hair cutPortishead with salon owner Alix post massages

 

 

 

 

Portishead                                                                    Freddie from the Vaccines

It was a lot of fun backstage the weather was been kind and its been a real family weekend backstage with lots of children running around creating havoc and nicking our haribos and crazy entourages doing head stands to dry their pedicures and did you hear about the drone???

Headline sets from Portishead with classics from Dummy drawing the crowd into a melancholy trance and Noel Gallaghers High flying birds blew the crowd away with his closing rendition of Don’t look back in anger.

This weekend we are getting creative with make up. Festival beauty looks galore experimenting and pushing the boundaries. We have teamed up with pro make up brand NYX Cosmetics and have been using their kit on the artists and press to create everything from flawless beauty looks to high impact stage make up.

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         Mahalia having a makeover                                                                Nao post makeover

We crafted sugar skulls, tribal body art, drag queen stage show looks and stunning floral creations. We perfected stunning NYX makeovers for the likes of the Nao, Mahalia, Dolores Hayes and ladies of the moment French Cuban the Ibeyi twins Lisa and Naomi. 

They graced the cover of the Times on Saturday and came in for all sorts of treatments they are such different personalities with a really edgy style – Lisa is very bubbly and smiley Naomi typically sullen French but lovely none the less – they loved our NYX lipsticks and makeovers and had plaits and manicures too. They had just flown over from a gig in Dublin and hated the weather over there.Vanity van Ibeyi twins after manicures and hairstyling

Ibeyi twins post makeover and manicures with our manager Valentino

Singer Mahalia loved our products saying that NYX felt amazingly soft on the skin and raved her butter gloss finished look. Vanity van Make up MahaliaMahalia having a NYX makeover

We were as always been inundated for mens hair cuts seeing the likes of Freddie The Vaccines guitarist, Matt La Rouxs Bass player, Summer Camp, Django Django, The Districts, Soak and Black River for restyles and trims.

The furiously up and coming Years & Years were a lot of fun lounging around in our waiting room for hours Michael the bass player having very manly blow dry and the others having hair cuts and massages.54 - Years & Years hanging out in our waiting room

We had lots of laughs with La Roux and her band she was super cool effortless style in a beautiful Asian style blue two piece. This woman is stunning without a drop of make up and such epic hair.

 

 

Vanity van La Roux post massage

La Roux post massage

She was telling us about one of their techs who was in a lot of trouble for leaving her to go on stage without a micro phone…. Rooky error they planned to massively stitch him up today she had bought a oxfam style blu chiffon vintage dress from the site to make him over with us as a drag queen we are waiting with baited breath for him to be delivered to us!

They chatted about the trouble with tour buses with countless stories of bunk bed shenanigans, fun with gin and near misses on the road… They were all shattered from touring having just come from Melt festival in Belgium and had lots of luxurious massages and the bassist had a restyle.

Massage won though hands down today with the usual tour stresses and strains on the bands desperate for some relief from their aches and pains with some of them coming back twice !

JP Cooper got our invite tweet and came bounding over for a head, neck and shoulder massage he’d been travelling on trains from Bath to London yesterday carrying a couple of guitars and bags and completely done his back in – its not all stardom and fame in this game !

Vanity van JP Cooper post massage

JP Cooper with our therapist Charlotte

Hilarious point of the weekend were the band Drenge who started explaining about this new telepathic system they use to communicate on stage and proceeded to demonstrate it to us using dominos – they nailed it every time trying to work out how they duped us !

Vanity van Bryan lead singer of Stornaway having a hair cutThe guys from Stornaway were hilarious having everything from beard trims to hair cuts and they bet the keyboardist a fiver to be painted as a tiger for his set – and he was game – not sure the humiliation was worth a fiver tho…

Until next year latitude….

All the beauty gossip from Vanity Van’s Glastonbury salon 2015

PRESS RELEASE Vanity Van’s Glastonbury festival salon post event report

 

Vanity Van had their biggest salon yet for their seventh year trading at Glastonbury this year. But this year our salon in a field has smashed all records from previous years, based in the John Peel area of the festival.

 

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We are reminiscing in the midst of packing up after yet another superb Glastonbury. Our 7th year on site as always demand surpassed all expectations and the salon was fully booked Fri and Saturday before we landed. With almost 2000 clients in 5 days, our salon in a field has smashed all records from previous years – maybe we should apply for the Guinness book of records next year!

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Makeovers were in hot demand this weekend, we have a glorious new NYX cosmetics kit which we used to beautify four… yes four ! clients with stunning natural beauty looks who were due to get married on site. For the more adventurous we blended some beautiful smokey eye effects and edgy festival looks using NYX jumbo metallic eye pencils, butter gloss lips and our customers loved their matte effect lippy giveaways. The best seller of the weekend for the more creative edge was the glitter look which we sold in droves to men and women alike – shimmer is most definitely in Demand for luscious festival locks was insane so we added more hair stations and staffing to tend to the shower area and queues to ensure the services worked like a dream and our regulars left super  happy!

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We were inundated with demands for curly blows from the northern contingent onsite and as usual the Glastonbury weather tested us with frequent downpours followed by glorious sunshine which soaked us one minute burnt the next – we swear Glastonbury has its own crazy micro climate! As a result weather resistant plaits were the order of the day and we got through tonnes of super strength hair spray fixing in victory rolls and quiffs to make them last in the showers.

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Our new undercover shower area sported pump showers with hot water on tap and a luscious range of Jason Natural Products shampoos and conditioners for clients to choose from. They are bio degradable to ensure we leave no footprint on Worthy farms eco system. ‘Save the farm’

Man pampering is on the up and we road tested new luxury wet shave treatments, hot towel facials, beard trims and moustache grooming on the festival crowd. The team love a good beard! Guys were also getting involved with the hair obsessions the team did a ton of male hair cuts – skin fades are particularly popular at the moment and they even got involved in the braiding.Vanity van Luxury wet shaves

We were so busy at the salon the team hardly got to see a single act but we heard Lionel Richie was an absolute legend if not a little squiffy on stage and Kayne shocked the world with his declaration of being the greatest rockstar ever… really… Rumours had it that Prince Harry was on site we wonder what he got up to in his Glastonbury adventures…

The team are knackered but loved every second and cannot wait for our next adventures backstage at Latitude and Leeds festivals

Vanity Van features at Confex 2015

Press release for Confex 2015 – Vanity Van – bringing the VIP beauty experience to events and campaigns across the UK

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Add the VIP experience to any event with this specialist mobile beauty service. With 7 years in the business Vanity Van are experts in delivering premium beauty activations in every conceivable location. The team combine glamorous treatments with relaxing holistic and beauty therapies. Perfect for those added extras that get people talking – everyone loves to look good and be pampered – even your gentlemen guests! Men are one of VV’s biggest growing client base and the team are bang on trend with the upsurge in male grooming by introduced a host of new treatments to their repertoire to cater for the metrosexual male.

As well as delivering entertainment packages for corporate and private guests Vanity Van have toured hundreds of high profile public events. They regularly run large activations in arenas/campsites and work back stage with the artists and celebrities at events such as BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Glastonbury, the Grand Prix, Leeds and Latitude festivals to name a few…

Vanity Van have worked with many brands and corporations including BBC, H&M, Google, Yahoo, Virgin, Sky, Echo Falls, TK Maxx, Barclays, ITV, Booker, Butlins, Festival Republic and GSK. Their services and ‘story’ have been featured on the BBC news, Radio one, The Times, The Guardian, Daily Mirror, Heat magazine, Cosmopolitan, Harpers bazaar, Q Magazine, Company, Now magazine and many more…

This year sees the launch of their exciting new sister company EXPPR and sees the Vanity Van & the EXPPR team link up with big brands for large scale experiential salon tours delivering customer rewards in retail environments for H&M, in concert environments for Butlins and in festival and city based environments for high profile hair and beauty brands. More news regarding these tours will be released soon…

Vanity Van indoor salonConfex regular Vanity Van is kicking off their 2015 season with a fresh focus – brand new indoor salon set ups with stunning lit black lacquer hair/make up mirrors, stylish black barbers’ and make up chairs and ergonomically designed nail stations. There is also a new fleet of made to measure airstream salons and a fabulous new male pampering range including luxury wet shaves, hot towel facials, barbering, moustache and beard grooming and shiny buff ‘man’icures.Man hair cut

Offering the glam touch with hair cuts/styling, make up, eyelashes and creative body art; beauty indulgence with nails, tanning, facials, eyebrows; and holistic remedies such as massage and reflexology. They will advise on what works best for your clientele, aims, objectives and environment. You can book the staffing alone or the indoor and outdoor salons can be delivered and tailored bespoke to your needs.

The experienced and fun-loving team pride themselves in delivering a highly professional service, advising guests on what suits their look and all the latest trends. Their award winning team are carefully selected for their outstanding skill, passion and customer focused approach. The flexibility of the service is evident when you look at the events they’ve attended previously. Private parties, retail customer rewards, style tours, fashion weeks, client incentives, product launches, festivals, staff rewards, corporate fun days, themed experiences, weddings, conferences, award ceremonies, concerts. The list is endless!

3 - Katy B and Lilly Allen with AlixThey are loved by the biggest names in show biz and music Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Sam Smith, Rudimental and Paulo Nutini have all had the Vanity Van experience as well as a host of presenters including regular customers Fearne Cotton & Dancing on Ice winner Caroline Flack. The team conducted almost 1000 celebrity, artists & presenter treatments in just the last 2 years alone & have worked on big TV shows like Xfactor.

Come along and visit Vanity Van on Prestige Events magazines stand CF61 at this year’s Confex from 18-19 Feb at Olympia, London for all the show biz goss!. Our therapists will be showcasing their skills and offering complimentary hair styling, makeovers, and eyebrow treatments and running a beauty hamper competition.

Vanity Vans mobile salon is back for Glastonbury festival 2015

 

We are very happy to announce Vanity Van will be trading once more at Glastonbury festival. This is our seventh year on site and once again we are striving to make further improvements to last years larger set up to deliver the best possible service we can.

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New features include:

– more stylist and Do It Yourself slots

– two receptions will be run again as this worked very well last year – one for treatments and one for DIY to reduce queuing times

– even more staffing to manage the shower area, assist front of house and conduct treatments

– further equipment – new hair stations and barbers chairs

– additional electric to reduce the chance of power outages and to provide as much hot water as possible throughout the day

– man pampering – wet shaving, hot towel facials and moustache and beard trimming for the boys

Our online booking system enables you to prebook your own appointment with ease. Please find below all the information you need about the salon and how to book with us this year.

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Pricing for 2015

Please see below our price list you will notice we have maintained the same prices as last year.

As payments are taken online via paypal we have had to add a small 4% charge into the featured price – but you can see the actual price on the description of the treatment

How to book and pay

 

To book please click on this link payment is taken during the booking process using paypal If you don’t have a paypal account you can still pay through paypal using a debit card using their Account optional service.

 

Hair appointment times

You book the hair appointment for the time of the styling slot – don’t forget you will need to arrive 20-25 mins early to book in for your 15 min washing slot if you are using our Do It Yourself washing facilities before your DIY styling slot or your styling with a hairdresser slot.

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Booking more than one treatment or for multiple people

 

If you want to book more than one type of treatment one after another on a particular day simply select all those you want then book the start time of those treatments.

 

If you want to book multiple slots for the same treatment on different days click on the recurring appointments option at the end and it will allow you to select extra days.

 

Salon site

 

Our salon will be based in the John Peel area towards the end of the row of shops by the entrance to Silver Hayes and the wall of flag installation. We will send out formal confirmation of this and any landmarks visible to help you find us once we are on site and set up on Mon/Tues.

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Arrival times

 

Please arrive for ALL appointments 5 minutes early to book in and to allow for queues as the salon gets very busy.

 

For ALL hair appointments where you have booked a wash please arrive 20-25 minutes early – this is because a 15 minute slot is allocated before your hair appointment for you to wash if you wish.

 

Hair washing facilities

 

If you have booked for a hair appointment with a wash we will have a selection of battery operated shower heads and pump action shower heads to enable you to wash your own hair into sinks and tubs.

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We will have extra urns heating water from 5.30am this year however we cannot promise the water will always be hot later on in the day due to the huge demand and also electricity restrictions mean we cannot run all the heaters once the hair dryers are on.

 

You are however welcome to either shower before you come to us or use our showers to wash your own hair.

 

We provide all shampoo and conditioner as this has to be biodegradable due to Glastonburys new agreement with us to prevent contamination to the farm. Please remember to bring your own towel.

 

Festival price list 2015

 

Salon treatments

 

Hair

Express hair styling – dry styling only – £22

Basic hair styling includes DIY wash – £32 – suitable for med/thick and long/fine hair

Luxury hair styling includes DIY wash – suitable for thick, long hair or hair with extensions – £42

 

Hair cut and style – POA normally around £48 for female cut and £27 for male

 

Do It Yourself options – use our equipment and products

DIY wash and style – £19 (includes 15 min slot for wash and 15 min slot for styling)

Double DIY wash and style – £29 (includes 15 min slot for wash and 30 min slot for styling)

DIY hair styling- £14 (includes 15 min slot for styling)

Double DIY hair styling – £24 (includes 30 min slot for styling)

 

Make up

Express eye makeover or touch up – £17

Basic makeover – £25

Luxury makeover with face art or false eyelashes – £32

 

Face art / Body art

Using make up, face/body paints, glitters, diamantes etc..

Mini design – £9

Small design – £11

Medium design – £13

Large design – £15

Extra large design – £30

 

Eyelashes

Fitted by our stylists full range of amazing feather, diamante, colour and natural eyelashes

False eyelashes – £15;   2 pairs £28;   3 pairs £39;   4 pairs £48

Individual lashes – £20

Mini face art and eyelashes – £21

Small face art and eyelashes – £23

Medium face art and eyelashes – £25

 

Nails

 (Express includes file, shape and paint; Basic includes express plus cuticle work; Luxury includes basic plus soak and massage)

 

Express Manicure – £17

Basic Manicure – £25

Luxury Manicure – £32

 

Express Pedicure – £25

Basic Pedicure – £32

Luxury Pedicure – £39

 

Gel polish

Application only – £35

with a basic manicure – £48

with a basic pedicure – £53

 

Massage

*full body massage within our private treatment room

 

Hand or foot massage – £12

Express refresh – £14

Rapid Relax – £19

Intensive unwind* – £29

Complete revival* – £39

 

Beauty Treatments

 

Facials

 (Express includes exfoliate, cleanse, tone and moisturise; Basic includes express plus massage; Luxury includes basic plus a deep cleansing mask)

 

Express Facial – £29

Basic Facial – £39

Luxury Facial – £49

 

Eyebrows

 

Eyebrow shaping with tweezers – £10

 

Waxing

Full leg – £36

Half leg; ¾ leg; Bikini line including Brazilian and Hollywood – £29

Underarm; Upper Lip; Chin and eyebrows – £15 each or 2 for £29

 

Man pampering

‘Man’icure – file shape and buff – £15

Beard or moustache trims – £22

Hot towel facial – shave without the shave – £22

Luxury wet shave – £32

We look forward to pampering you !!

Movember wet shaves and beard & moustache styling now on offer!

 

We are very happy to announce that our team are now fully trained in barbering techniques including wet shaving and facial hair styling . These treatments will be available from the 12th November 2014. 

Wet shavingWe will be offering:

  • Luxury wet shaves – 30 min treatment
  • Hot Towel experience – the mans facial using hot towels, luxurious shave oils and creams massage and cologne – like having a shave without the shave – 15 min treatment
  • Moustache and Beard trimming and styling – 15-30 min treatment

Perfect for a Movember themed fund raising event or to bring the pampering focus back to the guys !

We will also be offering these treatments at Glastonbury 2015 !

moustache styling

Book us for corporate parties, client incentives, publicity campaigns, pamper parties, weddings – its time to give the guys some much needed attention…

To book the team simply email bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or call 07825 875210