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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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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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All the beauty gossip from Vanity Van’s Glastonbury festival salon 2014

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

 Vanity Van had their biggest salon yet for their sixth year trading at Glastonbury this year. Based in the John Peel area of the festival the operation has been doubled in size this year to cope with the insane demand from festival goers.

The Vanity Van’s Glastonbury festival salon received over 800 pre-bookings from as far away as Australia and Dubai. The clients and rain both came in floods to use our hero Batiste products and to make the most of our DIY stations to resurrect those damp frizzy locks.


Along with the massive downpours of rain came the inevitable electrical problems but the team pulled together to resolve the resulting back ups juggling around appointments and delivering piping hot teas and coffees to cold, wet customers squeezing together under the salon roof to protect their newly styled hair. Even Rudimental’s set was cut short on the Pyramid stage when the electrical storm started. We clocked 10 inches of rainfall in less than an hour. But Glasto wouldn’t be Glasto without a bit of torrential rain…


Vanity Van had the biggest alfresco salon ever trading at Glastonbury featuring 9 stylist stations and 13 DIY slots which were fully booked all day Friday and Saturday and in total saw almost 1700 customers in their record breaking salon over the weekend. Plaits and glitter face art were the two main trends this year with festival goers coming in their hundreds in need of colourful sparkly face makeup and boho style plaited updo’s.


Bouffants, big hair and curls were also hugely popular which the team used Pixie Lott’s fun and floral to give hair that clean, fresh look and leave it smelling gorgeous. To create quiffs volume and general body we used buckets of XXL Plumping Powder. Express hair styling was a popular request this weekend where hair was getting frazzled in the baking sun then the next minute being rained on and left a frizzy mess. Our stylists used Batistes conditioning mist which contains Argan oil to smooth out the flyaways and add back some much needed condition to the ends.

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Glitter was found in unimaginable places around the salon and campsite as punters were throwing it over each other and sharing it via hugs like some sort of contagious bug. Some clients were asking for a dash of glitter as a reminder of the festival when they got home so people in the office would know they had been. Others didn’t even realise they had it anywhere on their body until we pointed it out. Face paints over the eye were popular for the women and children we had in the salon and one customer even had Dolly Parton drawn onto her cheek as she was a big fan, we added glitter too of course! Other face paints included full face sugar skulls and a special birthday tiger for a lucky customer!

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Our hair wash stations were incredibly popular and welcomed a wide range of clients including staff on site and people of all ages wanting that fresh feeling that only a hair wash can give. Our assistant manager Graham was on hand with jugs of warm water to speed up the system when the queues reached an all time high level. Our new power pump showers proved a success and gave our clients fast, powerful hair washes.

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Massages were also very popular for those tired aching muscles after the first day of torturous, gruelling work getting the tents put up, although luckily it wasn’t yet raining at this point. The team were digging their feet deep into the sticky mud that overtook the salon to massage the clients at a good pressure and aid sore backs, necks and shoulders. Also Sunday saw a mass influx of battered festival goers who after 3 days of trudging around in the mud were in agony.

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We had lots of regulars and repeat customers this weekend including celebrity Angel Haze. She came in for her personal favourite the luxury makeover shes also a fan of a massage and supped lemon honey tea while she had her treatments. She left with bouncy, glamorous curls and bold makeup to go on stage later in the day.

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Another regular Caroline Flack also booked in but didn’t turn up, maybe that had something to do with the torrential rain? Or maybe she was just hungover…

The team were really happy to see that The Kooks were revealed as the “TBA” acts on Sunday at the John Peel stage next door to the salon. The girls were all dancing and singing along to their music which we could just about hear from the salon. The Kooks were visitors to the Vanity Van at Radio Ones Big Weekend.

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Dolly Parton surprised the crowd with a miniature diamond encrusted saxophone and performed the Benny Hill theme song which had everyone laughing and joining in. She never fails to entertain her fans.
 It was a crazy, fun-filled week for all involved. Glastonbury didn’t fail to deliver both rain and happy punters definitely its best one yet. The team are already looking forward to to next years event.


The Vanity Van salon are poised and ready for their next adventure at Latitude Festival and will also be backstage at Leeds and front of house at Rewind.

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Vanity Vans Glastonbury festival salon 2014 – prices and how to book

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We are very happy to announce Vanity Van will be trading once more at Glastonbury festival. This is our sixth year on site and due to the incredible demand over the last couple of years we have expanded our salon at Glastonbury substantially this year to ensure we can deliver the best possible service to you.


New features include:

– more stylist and Do It Yourself slots

– two receptions one for treatments and one for DIY to reduce queuing times

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

– further equipment – new pump action shower units, more battery operated units and new water urns to heat water

– additional electric to run a hot water urn throughout the day

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Booking system


We are also very happy to announce that we have built a brand new booking system to enable you to book your own appointments with ease. Please find below all the information you need about the salon and how to book with us this year.


Pricing for 2014


Batiste XXL Plumping Powder

Please see below for our latest price list. Prices have gone up by a couple of pounds this year due to the additional cost of the site and the additional services provided however all hair customers will receive an amazing FREE gift from Batiste Dry Shampoo of a XXL Plumping Powder (worth £3.99) and all other clients will receive a Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry 50 ml (worth £1.99).

Please note within the booking system as payments are taken online either via paypal we have had to add a small 4% charge into the featured price – but you can see the actual price on the description of the treatment.


You will also see our festival recovery packages on the price list – there was no way of adding these to the appointment schedule due to the multiple treatment options so if you would like these please email back all the info and we will book it in manually for you.


How to book and pay


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


You can book multiple appointments per person on the same or different days BUT for different people you must book separately as we need all of your contact details and booking – so please forward this email onto your friends so they can book and pay for their own appointments individually.


Hair appointment times


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


Booking more than one treatment or for multiple people


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


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


Salon site


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


Arrival times


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


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

Hair washing facilities

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

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


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


We provide all shampoo and conditioner. Please remember to bring your own towel.


We look forward to seeing you at the festival!


Festival price list 2014


Salon treatments



With a stylist

Express hair styling – dry styling only – £221 - Vanity van hair styling

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

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


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


Do It Yourself optionsuse our equipment and products including the full Batiste Dry Shampoo range

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

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

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

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


Make up

Express eye makeover or touch up – £172 - Vanity Van make up

Basic makeover – £25

Luxury makeover with face art or false eyelashes – £32


Face art / Body art

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

Mini design – £9face-art-stars

Small design – £11

Medium design – £13

Large design – £15

Extra large design – £30



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

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

Individual lashes – £20

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Mini face art and eyelashes – £21

Medium face art and eyelashes – £25

Small face art and eyelashes – £23


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


Express Manicure – £177 - Vanity Van nails

Basic Manicure – £25

Luxury Manicure – £32


Express Pedicure – £25

Basic Pedicure – £32

Luxury Pedicure – £39


Gel polish

Application only – £35

with a basic manicure – £48

with a basic pedicure – £53



*full body massage within our private treatment room


Hand or foot massage – £12IMG_9691

Express refresh – £14

Rapid Relax – £19

Intensive unwind* – £29

Complete revival* – £39


Beauty Treatments



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


Express Facial – £29

Basic Facial – £39

Luxury Facial – £49




Eyebrow shaping with tweezers – £10


Body treatments

 (Express includes exfoliating body scrub; Basic includes express plus mask on problem areas; Luxury includes basic plus a 20 minute massage)


Express Body treatment – £29

Basic Body treatment – £39

Luxury Body treatment – £49


All in one face and body treatment – £69



Full leg – £36

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

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

n.b. threading is also available at selected events



(Express tan is hand applied on arms, legs and face; Luxury tan is a full body mitt applied tan)

Express tan – £15

Luxury tan – £32




Express Festival recovery package – £54 – a quick all over body fix! – mix and match 4 of the following treatments:


DIY wash and style; express eye makeover; express refresh massage; express tan OR express manicure.


Basic Festival recovery package – £79 spoil yourself! – mix and match 4 of the following treatments:


Express hair styling; basic makeover; rapid relax massage; express tan, basic manicure or express pedicure.


Luxury Festival recovery package – £109 the complete overhaul! – mix and match 4 of the following treatments:


Basic Hair styling; luxury makeover; intensive unwind massage; luxury tan; express facial, Gel polish app only, luxury manicure or basic pedicure


Multiple treatments – bulk book for the weekend or together with friends!

Choose any combination or number of the following treatments –

  • Hair styling including DIY wash
  • Luxury make over with face art or eyelashes
  • Intensive unwind massage
  • Luxury Manicure
  • Basic Pedicure
  • Express Facial
  • Luxury tan
  • Red Carpet manicure application


£59 for two treatments

£84 for three treatments

£109 for four treatments

£129 for five treatments



Vanity Van: festival mobile beauty salon tour 2013 – dates announced

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Here’s to a beautiful summer!

Forget dishevelled hair and dirt in your nails – festivals will be BEAUTIFUL this summer. Vanity Van have announced the first confirmed dates of their festival mobile beauty salon summer tour. After a busy winter working on The X factor the Vanity Van team are more than a little excited that summer is just around the corner.

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The highlight of the Vanity Van festival mobile beauty salon tour is their large-scale salon in the John Peel area at Glastonbury festival, June 24-30 2013. Vanity Van are Glastonbury veterans this being their fifth year on site and they are expecting once more a fully booked salon with more than 1,000 clients through the doors. Who knows what celebs will pop in at Glasto… previous years have seen Lily Allen, Jamie Winstone, Marina and the Diamonds, Jo Whiley and Groove Armada swinging by for treatments.   They are also confirmed to work backstage with the artists at Radio One’s Big Weekend (May 24-26); Latitude (July 18-21); and Bestival (September 5-8). More dates will be announced shortly so get your press requests in today to secure your slot and talk to them about how you can work together to create some fun festival orientated beauty content.

DJ Fresh having his hair styled at Beach Break live 2012

In the past few years, Vanity Van has tended to the likes of the Lady Gaga, Mumford and Sons, Maccabees, DJ Fresh and Paulo Nutini in their backstage festival beauty parlour. They work with the best British brands and their salon is an oasis of calm and glamour amongst the madness of the festival background.


Vanity Van includes a full hairdressing salon, featuring Nicky Clarke and Batiste products and equipment. There is both a DIY area and a stylist’s area for hair cuts and styling.

Make up stations using Miners Cosmetics are manned by some of the countries top award-winning make up artists, who will touch up make up or apply beautiful creative face and body art. They have a full range of strip lashes to frame your festival look ranging from natural looks to crazy coloured feathers.

Festival salon mobile beauty treatments

This year, amongst their standard manicure and pedicure ranges they will also offer Red Carpet Manicure for long-lasting gel colour and a stunning range of nail wraps.

To relax and refresh, their skilled staff offer massages including hand/foot massage or the head neck and shoulder express refresh on professional massage chairs at the front of the salon. You can even upgrade to the intensive unwind or the complete revival and enjoy a full body massage in their private treatment room.

Facials and Body treatments use Arbonne’s fantastic range of organic high end skincare products. Plus essential maintenance such as eyebrow shaping, waxing and tanning, are also available.

Why not swing by and come relax and unwind with the team in their sumptuous waiting room which has magazines and sweets and free samples for clients on offer.


Nicky Clarke hair styling productsVanity Van hair stylists will be using a full range of professional Nicky Clarke products this season, including the NEW Tease Me backcomb in a bottle. This is the perfect glamour-to-go festival product, adding lift and volume to curls and waves, perfect for a boho beehive. It can also be used on gents as a replacement for wax, to thicken and style. They will also have their full range of Nicky Clarke’s moisture and volume shampoos and conditioners to give your stressed out festival locks a treat.

The Nicky Clarke range of electrical products includes a wide range of styling tools each designed to respond to any individuals hair styling wants and needs – from the leading DesiRED range to the Frizz Control range there is something for every hair type and every style. Straighteners, Dryers, Rollers, Tongs, Wands and more combine to help you get great looking hair at home.

Bastite dry styling productsBatiste, The Uk’s No 1 Dry Shampoo brand will be on hand for dry styling, transforming festival hair from flat to fabulous in a matter of moments. The Vanity Van expert hairdressers will be using and gifting Batiste’s award winning dry shampoo and the brand will also be unveiling their new range of styling products. These goodies include XXL Plumping Powder, a little pot with big ideas to help you achieve gravity defying styles; Strength & Shine Dry Shampoo which will be on hand to refresh and revive tired and dull festival locks and New Smoothing Conditioning Mist, a dry feel conditioning spray which will instantly nourish and smooth your mid lengths and ends making sure your hair lasts as long as you do. And if that wasn’t enough you can even pick up your free Cherry sample to keep bad hair at bay.

Miners cosmetics products mobile salon partnerIn terms of make up, it’s got to be Miners Cosmetics. Vanity Van make up artists will be using the hottest festival favourites in their collection. Your complete festival look can be created with Miners Tin O’ Tint lip balm, for super-soft and smooth lips all day; Miners new Maxi mascara for perfect peepers; Miners Matte Factor lip gloss for lasting, pigment rich colour; Miners Colour & Kohl in black and brown for natural definition; and a selection of eye shadow trios. One of their favourite products of the festival season is the new Miners Mood Gloss, especially made for the festival season, its colour changing technology reacts with individual ph-level creating a pink shade unique to you.

Red Carpet manicure mobile salon partnerFor festival nails, we have something very exciting. Vanity Van is happy to announce they will be working with Red Carpet Manicure to demo the world’s first at-home gel polish manicure kit. The LED light included in the kit will set the polish with no waiting around for fear of chipping or smudging nails – perfect for hard-wearing colour that’s festival-proof! The revolutionary brand has transformed the popular professional gel manicure; a treatment previously exclusive to salons and spas, into an easy, affordable and high quality at home system. Red Carpet Manicure is forever updating their extensive colour palette, which extends to 70 shades! Including regular new collections and seasonal shades