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Wellness Lounge – Come visit the team at Square Meal Old Billingsgate

We have been busy bees at VV HQ talking all things wellness. We are cultivating some exciting new services behind the scenes and will be bringing you a range of exiciting new treatments and classes very soon.

We are super excited to announce that our team will be featuring at the Square Meal exhibition at Old Billingsgate this week Wednesday 20th September and Thursday 21st September 2017. Our beauty and wellness experts will be delivering a Wellness Lounge experience for guests in the Vaults with treatments and classes running throughout the day.

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Attendees can try out some of our new services, take a break from the hustle and bustle and indulge is some relaxation and pampering. There will be complimentary slots for hairstyling, makeovers, manicures, massage, facials and we will be running sessions for Yoga for the Office and Mindfulness Breakouts.Wellness yoga

Wellness massagesWe are very excited to speak to new and old clients about our impending rebrand and find out more about their needs. More news on everything wellness coming soon!. As always our wellness experts are multi skilled to allow variety and flexibility for your guests.

If you are attending the Square Meal event, then please drop us a line at bookings@vanityvan.co.uk so we can reserve you a slot.

 

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Summer in the City – Here WE COME!

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Exciting news! If you are interested in online video, whether you are a viewer or a creator – Summer in the City the UK’s largest Youtube and online video festival is the place to be this season.

The Gypsy ShrineVanity Van is happy to announce that we will be hosting a stand at the event next to the brand new Fashion and Beauty Stage in the Expo Hall. We will be offering stunning glitter treatments with The Gypsy Shrine glitter mixes to help you dazzle on film 💫💫💫 As seen on Love Island !

What’s going on there?

Throughout the weekend there will be live performances from some of the biggest YouTube creators who will be showcasing their work in a live setting expect some GREAT shows!

Summer in the City stage

There is a prize draw to win Meet & Greet sessions with the chance to get a autograph, a hug and even a selfie with your favourite YouTuber.  

On the first day of the festival before the main show begins, Creator day takes place in the Expo Hall. Content creators will be hosting different discussion panels, workshops and seminars, featuring topics such as How to use social media wisely or how to work with brands. 

There will be talks and workshops as educational sessions for creators and viewers. There are also over 75 panels over that weekend feature an open discussion covering topics on social issues and their intersection with the online community.

Summer in the City awards

Summer in the City meet and greets

The Expo will have dozens of exhibitors and stands. You will find Creator Village, Funfair, Craft Fair, even a Open Mic session and an Adult Crèche where you can drop off your parents!

This year SITC has three 3 main areas – the Gaming Stage, the Lifestyle Zone and the Fashion & Beauty Stage – don’t forget to come visit us there for some glitterisation! See you on the small screen…

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VIP Hospitality Areas

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Are you looking to add a touch of luxury to your hospitality area? Or perhaps you are seeking an aspirational incentive for your VIP hospitality area ticket purchases? Whatever the situation Vanity Van services could be exactly what you are looking for.

VIP Hospitality area indoor salon

Innovation and relaxation are at the heart of what we do and we have collaborated with a huge variety of clients to elevate their VIP hospitality services at music festivals, exhibitions, shows, concerts and other public events. Our mobile salon services are an ideal addition to your upcoming event and can be tailored to suit your location, budget, and theme. Our expert team of multi-skilled hair stylists, makeup artists, beauticians, and holistic therapists will ensure your customers look and feel like true VIP’s.

 

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So how do our services work onsite? Our experts will discuss your requirements and make suggestions based on their experience as to what would work best in that environment and then you can decide what you would prefer. Our multiple salon options mean you can create a bespoke set up to suit your needs, at both indoor and outdoor locations, come rain or shine. You can either choose to pay out right for the services so they are free to your guests or in some circumstances we can organise bookings in advance and take payment direct from your guests.

 

For a little insight into how our salon services have benefited some of our previous clients, head over to our Case Studies page here. We have tackled all kinds of hospitality services – everything from glamping pampering for VIP’s at V festival, celebrity backstage services for the artists and guests at Radio One’s Big Weekends, Leeds festival and Latitude festivals, post-exertion pampering at the Filthy Mud Run, relaxing delegate oasis’ for the likes of Success Resources Tony Robbins events and Londis exhibitions at Excel, and VIP ‘thank you’s for Butlins music weekender guests. Our experience and expertise has lent itself to excelling in creating the ideal salon solutions for each of these events and more.

Radio One Big weekend 2014 Lily Allen kissing Katy B in salon VIP Hospitality

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 mobile beauty salonVanity 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:

mobile event staff teammakeover event makeup beautyVanity 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.


male grooming workshopGrooming Workshops
: 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 and image consultancy

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

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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.

makeup event staff mobile beauty salonThe 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

confex exp prThe 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.makeup photobooth event team face art


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 activation salon The 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 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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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….

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.

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 !

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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

 

Confex press release 2014 – Complete mobile beauty pamper packages

PRESS RELEASE: Vanity Van offers the complete pamper package for corporate and private events in 2014

Mobile beauty therapistsAdd the VIP experience to any event with this all-in-one mobile beauty specialist service;
Combining beauty and express styling with those added extras that get guests talking – massages, lashes, face and body art; Service seen as Glastonbury, Latitude, London High Street Fashion Week, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and many more high profile events.

Vanity Van have worked with many brands and corporations including BBC, Virgin, Sky, Echo Falls, Barclays, ITV, Booker, Butlins and GSK. As featured on the BBC news, Radio one, the Daily Mirror, Heat magazine, Cosmopolitan, Harpers bazaar, Q Magazine, Company, Now magazine and many more…

Confex regular Vanity Van is kicking off their 2014 season with a fresh focus – a complete all-in-one pamper package for corporate and private events.

Vanity Van is a mobile beauty service that can be adapted to events of any size, indoors or outdoors. Offering hair styling, make-up, beauty and massage treatments, and a series of indoor and outdoor salons, the experienced and fun-loving team also get guests talking with fun face and body art, eyelashes, nail art and on-trend additions such as gel manicures and hair feathers.

What’s more, thanks to partnerships with Hire the Barman, Megabooth, My Chocolate and Funflip, they can create a VIP-style area of your event and leave guests feeling thoroughly pampered.

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In 2013, the Vanity Van hit the road for their live music summer tour featuring at eight large scale high profile music events. Thousands hit the Vanity Van at Glastonbury and they were fully booked weeks in advance. They also offered one-to-one treatments to backstage celebs and VIPs at the likes of Radio 1’s big weekend, Latitude and Leeds festivals carrying out more than 650 artist, celebrity and presenter treatments.

They are loved by the biggest names in showbiz – Lady Gaga, Mumford and Sons and Paulo Nutini have all had the Vanity Van experience. Presenters such as Caroline Flack are regulars – she visited the salon every day at Glastonbury. Former Doctor Who Matt Smith came to see the girls to cover up a burn and left with full Kiss face paint. And Lily Allen snuck in wearing a wig to enjoy some incognito pampering.

The experienced make-up artists can advise on the latest looks and currently, for spring, they are loving soft berry lips, statement cat-like eye make-up, glitter lids and hot orange lipstick. Express styling is their speciality so guests can get camera-ready in just 15 minutes, ready for those all-important Facebook photos…

The flexibility of the service is evident when you look at the events they’ve attended previously. Private parties, style tours, fashion week, product launches, festivals, corporate fun days, themed experiences, weddings, conferences, award ceremonies, concerts. The list is endless!

Confex Exhibition 2013

It’s “all aboard” as Vanity Van, the mobile beauty specialist and Confex regular, launches its fresh new look and some exciting new partnerships with Hire the Barman, Megabooth, My chocolate and Funflip !

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Vanity Van is a mobile beauty service specialising in indoor and outdoor events offering hair styling and make-up, beauty treatments and massage services.

They have an amazing range of outdoor salons to suit all occasions including a double decker bus perfect to create impact at any large scale event. They can also set up their funky indoor salon in any indoor event bringing that professional edge to event pampering.

Vanity Van has teamed up with some fabulous companies to offer a fun, lavish and totally unique package for a host of different occasions.

hire-barman-logoWhile the Vanity Van team pamper and preen your guests, Hire the Barman’s experienced mixologists can serve classic cocktails while entertaining your guests with the art of flair bartending. (Seen Tom Cruise in Cocktail? You get the gist!) For an extra twist, Hire the Barman will treat your guests to a masterclass in expertly mixing their own cocktails.

And for an event that will get everyone talking, Vanity Van can also provide an attentive male butler or female hostess service with a great sense of fun – to pop and pour the bubbly, prepare and serve the nibbles, and mingle with your guests whilst they indulge in treatments.

MegaBooth photo boothThe Megabooth and Fun flip photo booths work perfectly along side a Vanity Van styling area offering makeover treatments such as hair, make up, eyelashes and face and body art. Guests flock over to the styling team to indulge in some beautifying or to have fun with the chosen theme for the night. Vanity Van have whisked up everything from 80’s retro looks with funky make up and crimpers to exotic and fierce animal face and body art designs for a wilderness themed party.

Once the Vanity Van team have left the guests looking fabulous, they can then dive into the photo booth for their Kodak moment and leave with a lasting memory of their event experience.

Megabooth who offer an array of unique, vintage photo booths for hire and Funflip who create amazing flip books from video footage are also featuring at Confex. Why not swing by for a makeover at Vanity Van before you visit them.

mychocolateAnother match made in heaven is Vanity Vans new partnership with My chocolate who specialise in creating chocolate making events for corporate entertainment, team building, hen parties, birthdays and gift experiences.

What better way to compliment your relaxing pampering experience than to marry it with some pure indulgent chocolate making with one of their expert Chocolatiers.

Come along and visit Vanity Van at this year’s International Confex from 19-21 March at ExCeL London. Our therapists will be showcasing their skills and offering out hair styling, makeovers, manicures and massages whilst Hire the Barman offer up some complimentary cocktails.