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Beauty experiences – how to use Vanity Van to wow your customers

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With mothers day fast approaching we have busy weekend creating innovative beauty experiences for a few of our retail and brand clients helping to say a big warm thank you to their valued customers.

H&M Beauty Tour nail treatments beauty experiencesWhat do customers really want?

They want recognition, they want to feel valued by your brand. One of the easiest ways to achieve this impact is to create an experience to draw over the customers to your activation, entice them in and then make them feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Beauty experiences are an amazing way to do this. As a brand you get the chance to personally connect with each individual who takes part in the activity building rapport and gratitude for the pampering. As a captive audience, your guests can learn about new products or the aims of your campaign in comfort. You can even dig deeper and use this connection time to ask their opinions, probe them about their likes and dislikes, find out what makes them tick.

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Its important that you use the right surroundings to create this vibe. For indoor events and activities, we can create a whole impactive glamourous salon experience or a relaxing spa vibe. We are experts in pulling together bespoke looks for different themes or to work with your brand.

For large indoor events and outdoor shopping centres you need something with the WOW factor that will stand out, capture attention and draw the crowds. A double decker bus or a stunning airstream salon will do the trick and are super popular with our clients.

Branded buses are great for height for long distances and to send a message far and wide. They also have the room for bigger teams and more space customers to engage. But the airstreams are the most popular – iconic, eye-catching and kitsch they are a show stopper in terms of the crowds – especially our 1950’s themed unit – shes a beauty and always the centre of attention at events.

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What kind of treatments should you use?

The key with these activations is high turnover but high impact. So we normally opt for express treatments tailored to suit the activations aims and the end customer. So for example for a Lynx activation in Gatwick we created a male barbering station with express moustache and beard trims, dry shaves and male haircuts. This weekend we are doing a few mothers day activities so we are focusing on express hairstyling, makeovers, manicures, brows and massages. For other events such as the Betty.Me campaign which were in a girls guide festival we conducted high speed glittering on hundreds of young girls as thats what suited the surroundings, enabled us to treat hundreds of girls and they loved it.

 

festival make up beauty experiencesTo give it that extra edge we can create special bespoke activities. For a campaign for Barbados at Westfield shopping centre who wanted to attract families, we designed bespoke firework face art carnival style for kids. For Oath we designed special nail art. For an American football tournament, we designed and printed bespoke tattoos. We LOVE to be creative – just give us some basic aims of the campaign and we will fire over a load of ideas bespoke to your requirements and incorporating the latest trends. Check our further case studies here for in-store activations, Shopping centres and brand campaigns

Get in touch to talk about your next campaign! Bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or call 07825 875210

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Vanity Van at International Confex and Office Show 28th Feb-1st March 2018 London Olympia

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Vanity Van international confex mobile salon

The Vanity Van team is excited to announce we will be creating a beauty and wellness experiences at the International Confex and Office show this week at Olympia on 28th February and 1st March 2018, 9.30am – 5.30pm. We will be showcasing our skills and offering complimentary treatments to exhibition-goers.

We will have our stunning airstream salon stationed at the front of the show on stand F16C to the left when you come through the main entrance where we will be offering express manicures, braiding and makeovers.

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We will also be offering manicures on the Prestige Events magazine stand B46C and we will have our new office yoga and beginners meditation classes going on in the Office show upstairs next to the skills theatre on stand I60.

Vanity Van’s services include: haircuts and hair styling; make up; face and body art; manicures; pedicures; nail art; threading; facials; massage; male grooming, reflexology, reiki, energy treatments 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.

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We are also in the process of building our sister company which will be focused on all kinds of wellness classes such as yoga, meditation, fitness and dance and an exclusive range of personal, spiritual and creative development workshops.

 

 

Vanity 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.

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.

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

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Previous clients include – BBC, ITV, Google, Yahoo, H&M, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Just Eat, Vodafone, Virgin, O2, The Times, First Direct, 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….

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Vanity Van January Detox Deals

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Now the festivities are over, our focus and new years resolutions have shifted to rejuvenation and detox. With that in mind we have come up with some special wellness treatment packages to see you through the cold dreary weeks of January and beyond.Facials detox

Taking care of the health and wellbeing of your teams is paramount. One of the best ways to reduce stress and increase productivity is to take time out for body treatments such as massage, reflexology, and Reiki which help to ease pain and allow the mind to switch off from the outside world.

After all the toxins consumed over Xmas and the onslaught of winter weather damage, it is also essential to look after your skin with regular facials and pamper your brittle nails with manicures and pedicures.

We have created a special detox deal for these particular treatments. Detox deal rates are valid when the booking is confirmed before 31st January 2018.

No of therapists  Half   day   4   hrs   Full    day    8          hrs  No of         express   treatment   15 mins  No of   luxury   treatments   30 mins
1 £190 £300 16 8
2 £350 £575 32 16
4 £650 £1,075 64 32
6 £950 £1,500 96 48
All prices subject to VAT. Travel costs outside of London apply.
Equipment required for treatments – we order you keep
Per Massage chair – £50
Per Massage table – £85

Reflexology detox

To book…

Drop us an email or call 07825 875210 quoting ‘DETOXDEAL‘ and the dates, times and treatments you are interested in. This deal is only valid for new quotes and bookings confirmed before Wednesday 31st January 2018.

Please note all bookings are subject to availability of treatment choices. Relevant travel fees per stylist charged for locations outside of London.

Get in touch so we can discuss how to revitalise your team for a productive year ahead!

Christmas party glamour salon

Christmas party glamour festive glitz with Vanity Van

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One of the most essential parts of a christmas party is the glamour

Bring the Xmas glitz to your festive event with our talented team of makeup artists, glitter goddesses, hair stylists, nail techs and male groomers. Its hard to sustain the ultimate party look seamlessly throughout the night especially when you spend half of it on the dance floor, playing party games or swigging copious amounts of bubbles.

Christmas party hair stylingAll that glitters…

Let our team do all the hard work for you and create a pamper zone as part of your inhouse Christmas party entertainment where our glamour squad can primp and preen your guests to look their best. Or why not focus on a relaxation area giving your guests somewhere tranquil to escape the festivities and indulge in our luxury massages, manicures and energy revitalising treatments.

You can create your own DIY boudoir with a couple of tables and chairs and a table mirror or two and book a few of our team to attend armed with glitter, make up, hair products and brushes. Prices for 2 team members for a 3 hour event conducting 24-72 express treatments start at £350+VAT

Christmas party glamour salonOr you can go the whole hog and let us provide our stylish indoor salon with glitzy Hollywood mirrors, make up chairs and mirrors to take the glam up a notch. For a 4 hour event experience which includes a salon manager, 4 staff, the salon, all the equipment and products prices start at £1485+VAT

We also offer pre party pamper packages perfect for an in office treat before your event starts or to revitalise guests between a day and evening event check out our blog for more info.

To book…

Get in touch so we can discuss how to put the polish on your festive proceedings email bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or call 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!

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.

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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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Glastonbury Vanity Van team photo

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

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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.

male grooming hot towel experience facialCut Throat Shave

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

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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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