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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!

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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 Glastonbury beauty low down

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We’ve had a memorable first year working with The Pop-Up hotel team creating a Pop-Up spa experience in their boutique camping area situated just outside of Glastonbury. The Pop-Up Hotel and Motel are perfect for the more discerning festival goer who want to take Millie Mackintosh Hugo Taylor Glastonbury 2017‘Glamping’ to a whole new level. We even spotted and chatted to Made in Chelsea stars Millie Macintosh and Hugo Taylor who were in residence loving the lavish Glastonbury festival experience.

One of our most luxury set ups yet, our fabulous spa area was equipped with hair stations, make-up and glitter zones, barbering chairs, nail booths and three therapy treatment rooms. In true spa style we had an exclusive outdoor pool and hot tub particularly ideal for the beginning of the festival when temperatures soared to a melting 34 degrees! The customers thought it was a wonderful addition, lying in the scorching sun with an ice cold Peroni dipping their feet.

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As always, its all about glitter at Glastonbury! Back in 2015 we sawa shift in this trend moving from the more delicate face art to bucket loads of glitter – the more the merrier.  Not only did we offer fabulous facial decorations, but we also looked after a few brave gentlemen who rocked the glitter beard look. We made sure to incorporate glitter into many of our styles and treatments  we were loving the glittery space bun, a magical addition to any festival look.

Due to the haphazarGlastonbury pop up salon plaitsd weather we’ve also been flat out on up do’s and precision plaits. Braids are perfect for greasy festival hair – the dirtier the better ! And they are super durable making them the ideal style trend to survive the downpours and flying beer cups. The most popular styles were a Dutch braid into a fish tail, Mohawk plaits and a faux hawk up do created using buns.

As important as it is to beon trend, you cannot forget about relaxing and unwinding over what is a long weekend. Many people found the luxury Complete Revival massage which is an hour and a half perfect to ease hangovers and the aches and pains of festival life. Our full body rub downs and facials were offered alongside the more holistic Reiki and reflexology going down a treat with weary festival heros.

We loved the customers at this event and cannot wait to beautify them all again next year !Glasto glitter face art

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Fathers Day

 

fathers day male groomingIt’s about that time of year folks! Time to make a fuss of the Dads, Grandads, Step-Dads, and any other significant men in our lives.

Father’s Day is fast approaching and let’s be honest, it really doesn’t get the same level of hype as Mother’s Day! Now, we know Mums are super special, but then so are Dads…which is why, here at Vanity Van, we strive to make sure we offer a full range of treatments to men as well as women…because, why not! Men deserve a little bit of a pamper too, and we are happy to oblige with some hints and tips of how you can spoil your man with some tailored male grooming.

 

Beard and Moustache care and maintenance

Whilst the 90’s and 00’s offered up a plethora of cleanly shaven men, seeming to defy ageing and maintaining the facial appearance of an 11-year-old boy at all times… the 2010’s saw the rise of the hipster approach to facial-fuzz, and it isn’t going anywhere! Quality over quantity is key here. We have seen a huge surge of popularity in beard and moustache maintenance, keeping facial-topiary tidy and groomed thereby avoiding the ‘homeless chic’ look that is to be avoided…. Your local barber will be able to offer you a full range of trimming and grooming treatments, along with recommendations of moisturising and conditioning oils.

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The principle method of shaving since its introduction in 1680, straight razors somewhat faded into obscurity in the mid-20th century once the electric razor and safety razor made an appearance. However, since the early 2010’s, the cut throat shave has been making somewhat of a resurgence, now considered to be the pinnacle of class and status. We highly recommend a wet-shave with traditional cut-throat razor blades, which, when combined with an invigorating hot towel treatment and nourishing moisturisers and oils, makes for the perfect treat for any gentleman.

Skin Care

With the abundance of skin-care products now available, specifically formulated for men, there is no longer any excuse whatsoever for neglecting facial-skin-care routines (nor stealing a dollop or five of your girlfriend’s beloved – and ridiculously overpriced – products). We recommend the full shebang of scrubs, facial wash, cleanser, toner, and moisturiser. However, your own preferences and indeed skin-type will dictate more closely as to which ranges and products are most suitable for you….and if in doubt, ask!

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Here at Vanity Van, we offer these male grooming treatments and more, within our event packages, so pop us an email at info@vanityvan.co.uk to chat with one of our fantastic team about how VV can bring male grooming treatments to your upcoming event.

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The Pop-Up Spa For Glastonbury Festival

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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Summer Festival Looks – Glitter

Summer Festival Trends Glitter Hair BraidsSecond in our series of this seasons festival looks. Quite possibly one of our favourite subjects EVER we just LOVE LOVE LOVE festival glitter ! And this season we are talking EVERYWHERE!

Festival glitter has gone into overdrive this season and as well as the festival activations at Glastonbury and V festival this summer we are also getting booked left right and centre for corporate events who want these bold looks to adorn their guests. Last year saw glitter partings and dazzling glitter eyes being HUGE, but this year’s take on the trend offers up a heavier-handed approach, and who are we to argue…

 

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Now, while we accept that a head-to-toe coating in festival glitter is a bold look for even the most outgoing of ladies (or gents) there are many ways to adopt the statement glistening look on a more wearable scale. We are in love with the many ideas to jazz up hair dos, to emblazon bottoms, upper legs, faces, necks, and even chests…although some are left to the brave – glitter boobs are an incredible statement but certainly take a bit of front (see what I did there…). Or is this taking it a bit too far – dare we mention glitter arm pits! …we might give that one a miss….

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DIY festival glitter looks:

Our resident DIY fairy is on hand to offer up some application advice:
For glitter hair, face or body looks all you need is fine and chunky glitter; Vaseline or hair gel and a flat foundation brush or similar. Apply with reckless abandon a layer of fine glitter, add gel or Vaseline and a layer of chunky glitter and if in doubt…add more. Set with hair spray and boom you are ready to hit the fields.festival glitter

To bring the glitter bomb to your next event or campaign contact us on bookings@vanityvan.co.uk and we can send in our hit team of glitter makeup artists to sprinkle their fairy dust!

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Summer festival looks – Flower power

With Coachella under our braided belts, we know what this means; festival season is well and truly underway.
Here at VV HQ we like to make sure you’re clued up on the latest trends ahead of schedule, we thought why not give you a quick run-down on some of our favourite festival looks for a summer of music-festival fun. The first in a three part series we look at the latest floral trends.

Flowers for festivals? Yes, yes, we know this is hardly ground-breaking news, but the floral trend which gained momentum in the seventies and shows no signs of dying out anytime soon, has taken on a new and exciting reincarnation for 2017. Whilst we won’t judge you for reaching for your trusty flower crown for your seventh Glasto in a row, check out these nature-inspired trends we are LOVING right now, if you fancy something new.

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Following closely on the heels of the painted nail art we have been seeing the last few summers, the floral manicure is taking centre stage this season with dried flowers applied to the nail in place of the painted designs. A quick search online will offer up a variety of suppliers of dried flowers (or if you are feeling crafty, by all means whip up your own!) … apply with a dot of nail glue and seal with a layer of top-coat polish. Natural nail art perfection.

Subtle Flower Power:
Less is more where floral focus is concerned for this season as we noted at Coachella, where festival looks seemed to have matured slightly and a subtle, more toned-down look was adopted. In place of the mildly passé flower crown, we noted delicate floral hair pins, and real fresh, or dried flowers, tucked into gorgeous braided up-do’s and flowing boho waves alike.

Floral Liner:

Previous-years bold flower-power face art was pared right down with subtle floral accents appearing in place of liner or shadow (a steady hand is a must!). Using a fine liner brush and face paints or a flash palette, get creative with florals along your upper lash line being as dramatic or as subtle as you are comfortable with.

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If you want to bring any of these floral wonders to your next event or campaign get in touch with our team at bookings@vanityvan.co.uk.

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Hen Party Packages

 

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Wedding season is almost upon us and with all the potentially overwhelming planning that is going into your impending nuptials, let us take the pressure off where your pre–wedding celebrations are concerned, with one of our luxurious Hen Party packages.

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Vanity Van can come to your home or hotel, where our expert team of multi-skilled therapists can treat you and your hens to a range of relaxing spa and pamper treatments such as massage, facials, reflexology, and reiki. Or if you are painting the town red that evening we can beautify your hen party group with stunning makeovers, stylish hair dos and on point manicures. Our talented team can even style your group to suit whatever theme you may be having using face and body art, glitter and clever hair and make up techniques. Vanity Vans services are fully adaptable to ensure we tailor-make an experience to suit whatever you have in mind and to suit any budget.

Understandaphotographer for hen party packagesbly, the last thing you are going to remember to do in all the excitement, is to get out that trusty camera for some candid shots and selfies, but we also realise how important these memories are… therefore, we can also offer a photographer alongside our services, should you wish, who will be on hand to capture your experience and provide you with a fun and memorable keepsake.

To add that extra glam factor, contact our team with any questions you may have regarding booking Vanity Van’s services for your upcoming Hen Party celebrations and let us create a bespoke experience to suit your specifications. Get in touch via email at bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or head over to our website here to see how our award-winning team have benefited a wide range of clients.

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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.

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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.

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Summer Fun Day Inspirations

In the mid throes of planning your summer fun day event and at a loss to know what to do to add that extra sparkle? Our teams are experts at injecting relaxation, glamour and beauty to the proceedings.

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Crowds love our treatments as they are high quality, high value experiences. We are inundated on site and always guaranteed to be fully booked within minutes. Guests have been known to sprint across the fields at a summer fun day to secure their 15 mins of relaxation pleasure at the hands of our masseuses and beauticians!

We specialise in express treatments to ensure as many guests get to luxuriate in a pampering experience as possible. Our booking systems and professional salon managers mean your guests can say goodbye to long queues and waiting times.

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To make your themed event and your guests stand out from the crowd we can tailor the treatments we offer to suit the concept or era. We can even makeover your event staff with a creative look to suit the theme to add that extra WOW factor.

 

If you are taking over a field for your corporate fun day we have a series of awesome slick airstream salons and marquee options to ensure our team can work whatever the weather. Alternatively we can simply rock up with equipment to set up in a structure or venue you provide. Check out how we have helped our fabulous clients in the past bring a touch of glamour to their summer fun day on our case studies page which is packed with further ideas.

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To finVanity Van airstream salon at a summer fun day facial relaxingd out what our expert team recommend for your event call us on 07825 875210 or email bookings@vanityvan.co.uk with some basic details about your event.