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Royal Wedding Meghan Markle beauty secrets

Royal Wedding fever Meghan Markle beauty secrets

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Even with the pressure of her role as a royal to be and planning a royal wedding Meghan Markle manages to keep her skin radiant and glowing and her natural make up look on flick. We have delved into Meghan’s beauty routine to try and understand her secrets and can reveal some of her favourite makeup and beauty products…

1. Kate Somerville Quench hydrating face serum – whether she’s hanging out with Prince Harry or spending Christmas dinner with Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan Markle always has a glow about her.

2. Laura Mercia illuminating primer. – Meghan doesn’t wear foundation unless she’s filming so uses this cult product after moisturiser to give her skin a dewy glow. Lydia Sellers her former hair and make up artists said even when she has to be made up she has been known to ask ‘Can we just make sure my freckles are peeking through? I don’t want a ton of foundation,'” so she used the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation with a Beautyblender to create her dewy look.

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3. Diorshow Iconic Mascara – Meghan eyes are arguably one of her best features, and in order to accentuate them she swears by using an eyelash curler first to open up the eyes then lashings of Dior mascara adding volume and definition.

4. Charlotte Tilbury’s matte revolution lipstick – in very Victoria, is Meghans go to. Its a beautiful natural taupe nude shade to compliment her glowing skin. These days for that extra royal touch she also loves to add a little shine to her lips. We cannot wait to see what look she goes for at the Royal Wedding.

5. Nars Orgasm blusher – Megan even has her naughty side – she once told Beautybanter that she can’t live without Nars’ Orgasm, the “perfect rosy flush tone that brightens the face.” We love this about her!

6. Tea tea oil – Meghan revealed she can’t travel without it! It’s not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a sudden breakout, no matter what it is ‘it’s my little cure all Meghan said.

7. Kerestase relax treatment – Hair wise the press went wild when she wore a low messy bun that looked like she had done it herself for her engagement photos – we love her relaxed style. Her hair and make up artist used Oribes volumizing spray to prep the hair and give it a boost and a Kerestase relax treatment to keep things smooth.

So for this weekends Royal Wedding celebrations in honour of this natural beauty bring out your inner princess Megan and rock a natural dewy look with stunning voluminous lashes, a rosy flush and nude shiny lips.

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Halloween make up ideas – from gothic glam to rainbow sparkles

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Halloween is right around the corner, it’s time to release your inner vampire or ghoulish zombie bridezilla. Halloween make up has hugely evolved in the last year or so thanks to all the latest products out there on the market. Think dramatic designs and theatrical make-up with special effects to get the latest looks. Here are some tricks and treats to inspire…

Glitter and gems

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Forget the summer all the latest glitter and gem products are immense to seriously glam up your Halloween make up look. If you really want to turn heads, the sultry black Swan will provide full on Halloween glamour. The ‘black night’ face jewels are self adhesive and easy to apply along side the black ‘diamond glitter’ these are available to purchase from the likes of Gypsy Shrine  add false lashes and glossy black lips for a legitimately killer Halloween look.

We also love the looks being created on instagram for skull make up, witches, and other classic characters there is some amazing work out there and inspiration at every corner – take any look up a glam gear with some sparkle and if in doubt add more glitter!

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The best thing about this look is it takes minimal effort to achieve maximum effect! Use foundations and powders 2-3 shades lighter than your skin tone. Contour your cheeks and eyesockets with greys and blacks. Use lashings of fake blood, Halloween contacts and a veil on your head to complete the look. Khloe Kardashian pulled this off pretty well last season !

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Unicorn madness

And now for something a bit different…  Get your unicorn on with this beautiful and enchanting make up. Its so simple to create, apply a rainbow of glitters, highlighters and strobe cream for luminous skin which catches the light as you make your entrance, add Swarovski crystals and a unicorn headband to complete the look. Rainbow hair optional!

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If you are throwing a Halloween event or campaign and want your team or guests styled or indeed you are attending one. We can either create the Halloween make up experience as part of the entertainment at your party or if you want your team or a group of friends to have the full Halloween make up with our make up artists at home before hitting the dance floor get in touch soon to enquire about availability bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or give us a call on 07825 875210

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Christmas beauty glamour with Vanity Van pre party pampering

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Wow your team or clients with a Christmas beauty pre party pamper session

Christmas is coming with only 11 Fridays until the big day the race is on to organise festive team celebrations across over the UK.  One of our most popular treats for team rewards and client incentives is a pre party pamper package. Book our team to swoop into yours or your clients offices on the day of celebrations and beautify the team so they can celebrate and hit the dance floor in style.

We offer a wonderful festive range of express and luxury christmas beauty pampering treatments. Our ethos is to work with each client individually on the day to ensure we create their desired look. Our experts will professionally advise what would work best based on your team or clients outfits, colouring, hair and skin types.

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Hair treatments include blow dries and all manner of dry styling such as curling, up dos and braiding. Makeovers to dazzle from express retouches focusing on eyes and lips to full face transformations. Why not add all Xmas trimmings such as glitter make up, eyelashes and eye catching sparkling manicures?. And of course do not forget the boys our male grooming treatments are always well recieved to ensure the men in your team look sharp and well presented with hair cuts, moustache and beard trims and dry shaves.

All the trimmings…

You can book our full indoor salon to completely transform a meeting room or office area into a salon for the day. Or we can simply hire out some mirrors or advise what you can provide in house for smaller projects.

We have state of the art online booking systems which allow even large teams to book their slots in seconds. Or we can provide you complimentary appointment schedules to manually organise this within your own teams. For larger teams we also provide salon managers to organise the appointments on the day, look after your team and ensure everything runs smoothly.

Glitter make upWe deliver to any location in the UK and factor in a small travel charge for locations outside of Greater London. We have also done many large scale tours for brands wanting to reach multiple clients serving sites simultaneously. Our minimum booking is for 2 hrs x 1 therapist but we can equally deliver a team of 30 + therapists – no job is too big or too small. Our teams are professional, qualified and insured so you can ensure the best possible care for your team and clients.

To book…

Packages start at for 10 staff x 30 mins treatment each over a 3 hr period at £350 + VAT. To get a bespoke quote simply tell us how many people there are in the team, how many treatments per person and whether you would like express (15 mins) or luxury (30 mins), what hours you would like us to attend and the location. We will then design a bespoke package to suit your needs.

You can either pay for this in full as a treat to your team or subsidise the treatments OR your team can even pay for this themselves as we have the means to organise all this for you through our booking systems.

We look forward to bringing the Christmas beauty glitz into your lives !

 

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

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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.

 

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!

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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.

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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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The Pop-Up Spa For Glastonbury Festival

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Glastonbury Festival is almost upon us and this year we are doing things a little differently. Vanity Van are collaborating with The Pop-Up Hotel and bringing you the awesomeness that is … The Pop-Up Spa. Based outside pedestrian gate D on a private site we will be offering our full range of beautifying and relaxation treatments in a luxury spa site complete with swimming pool, hot tub and hot showers.

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Whats on offer ?

As Glastonbury Festival veterans, we at Vanity Van have plenty of experience in bringing you the most on-trend of festival hair and makeup looks and the most relaxing of pampering treatments to get you through 5 nights in a field. We pride ourselves on being the best in the business when it comes to festival salons, having spent eight years trading at Glastonbury Festival until a recent reshuffle of the markets last year,  we were absolutely thrilled to be asked to offer our fabulous services for The Pop-Up Hotel. Our services are operating from a luxury spa area in The Pop-Up Hotel complex hosting a hot tub, swimming pool, showers, restaurant, bar, our salon and 3 luxury treatment rooms.

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We know all too well, the toll a weekend of Glastonbury Festival fun can take on your hair, skin and muscles… and the benefit our treatments can bring to your overall festival experience. Our award-winning team of multi-skilled hair stylists, makeup artists, beauticians and holistic therapists will be offering a comprehensive range of treatments to make sure you hit the fields looking, and feeling like a VIP. Be it a glamorous makeover, an intricate braided hair-do, a coating of glitter, a relaxing massage, or an eye-catching manicure…and so much more, we have you covered. And that’s not all! For the men out there, we offer a full range of male grooming including dry and wet shaves, facials, beard or moustache trims and man-icures.

 

How to book

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If you are a pop-up hotel/motel guest then we are taking appointments from 8am-6pm daily. These are pre-book only and filling up fast. The online booking system link has already been emailed out to you by The Pop-up Hotel team.

As a non resident you too can take part in this luxuriousness by purchasing in advance a Spa pass. Entry is allowed either daily or for the weekend from 2pm until 7pm.

You can click here to purchase a Day pass for £99 either Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th June which includes 1 complimentary treatment.

Or you can click here to purchase a weekend pass for £299 valid for the whole weekend from Wednesday 21st June-Sunday 25th June which includes 3 complimentary treatments.

The Spa pass includes access to the hot showers, luxury toilets, pamper area with hair dryers, hot tub, swimming pool, restaurant and bar AND includes treatments of any of the below subject to availability:

All treatments are 30 mins and worth £35 each. 1 per day pass, 3 per weekend pass. You can prebook the days and times in advance:

• Basic hair styling – wet style on normal hair or luxury dry style on long thick hair
• Basic makeover – full makeover
• Rapid relax massage – full body massage
• Reiki
• Reflexology
• Luxury manicure – file, shape, soak, cuticle work, massage and paint
• Express pedicure – file, shape and paint
• Express facial – cleanse, tone and moisturise
• Hot towel facial

You’ll need to show your Spa Pass ticket to gain access to The Pop-Up Hotel site and the The Pop-Up Spa.

We look forward to pampering you all for this our ninth year running festival salons !

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Intern roles available Summer 2016 – Event management and PR assistants

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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

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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 event staff beauty prsOn 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

Check out our new beauty recruitment agency service for temporary staff

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Vanity Van is delighted to introduce its most recent service for clients: our very own beauty recruitment agency! Through this new service, clients can hire our experts to become their own temporary members of staff.

Running a salon, spa, beauty counter or team of mobile beauticians can be hard work at the best of times. Even when you are fully staffed, juggling appointments and fitting in last minute requests from valued clients can be tricky. If you have to cover sickness or maternity leave, or suffer unforeseen circumstances that leave you short-staffed, the consequences can be disastrous: cancelled appointments, disappointed clients and a dent in your reputation.temporary staff makeup recruitment

Vanity Van can help you avoid these problems by providing you with a temporary member of staff for as long as you need them. Our team are well qualified, reliable and experienced, and they can bridge the gap until your team member is back – however long that takes. Our expert, timely and professional staff will turn up when and where you need them, and quickly get on with the work to be done, ensuring a seamless service for you and your clients.

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Many clients often have events that are far more popular than they were expecting, and this can quickly get out of hand and appear disorganized and badly run. Rather than risk being overwhelmed and have to turn down customers, Vanity Van’s temporary staff services means that you can hire additional staff quickly and easily, and so allow your popular event to reach as many customers as possible, while remaining well organised and on track.

beauty recruitment agency hairdressingOne of the most frequent comments we get in client feedback is that our staff were fun, innovative and easy to work with, and really contributed to the atmosphere of an event. When you hire staff from us you will be working with someone who is not only good at their job, but who is motivated to show you the very best the Vanity Van staff can do.

We have temporary staff with expertise in: haircuts and hair styling, barbering, makeup, nails, brows, male grooming, massage, face painting, body art and more.

The staff we hire out are people that Vanity Van have worked with regularly and who have worked with us at many client events, so we know we can trust them to do a good job. They are reliable and highly skilled, and all staff provided are covered by our public liability insurance.

We charge staff out at an hourly rate of £16, or a day rate of £100.

Hire you own beauty PR Specialist

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Vanity Van is delighted to introduce our latest new service for clients: a quick and efficient way to hire your one of our Beauty PR’s.

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Many companies have promotional campaigns for specific health or beauty products, and a large number also use health and beauty treatments to promote themselves to consumers and raise their market profile. These campaigns are important, and if run well, can make a big impact on brand awareness. Not all companies have staff in place to run these campaigns professionally – and that’s where Vanity Van comes in.

If you need to hire a specialist beauty PR assistant on a temporary basis, to help promote your brand or achieve sales, Vanity Van can find you the ideal candidate from its well-trained team of beauty professionals. For a rate of £25 per hour or a day rate of £150, a member of our promotional staff will be dedicated to making your campaign a success.

PR event staffWe have worked with these members on staff regularly and on many different campaigns and events, and so we can vouch for their professionalism and expertise.

All Vanity Van staff have an excellent grounding in a wide variety of techniques and skills, but they also each have their own area of expertise. This makes them an ideal addition to a team that is working with or promoting health and beauty brands.

Pr event staff body art makeupWhether you are looking for an expert in hair styling, makeup, nails, massage or any of the other wide variety of services we offer, each of our employees has expert knowledge in their specific area and can advise in detail on different products and techniques. They also have years of hands-on experience and are happy to give demonstrations as required. 

Our staff are also active on social media and can promote brands or products this way if required, using photos, videos on Instagram or make up tutorials on YouTube and using hash tagging to promote the products they have used. For a more thorough and co-ordinated social media campaign, Vanity Van can assist through our sister company EXP PR.

Vanity Van has been advising on and running promotional events with great success for many years. Whether you are planning a product launch, a new store opening, a conference or another promotional event, Vanity Van’s team will make sure your campaign works for you.

For more information, email bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or call us on 07825 875210

Vanity Van launches Fashion Styling & Image consulting service

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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 consultancy

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 styling and image consultancyOur 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.