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Glastonbury Vanity Van team photo

The Pop-Up Spa Glastonbury beauty low down

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.

Glitter Beards Glasonbury

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

Check out our new beauty recruitment agency service for temporary staff

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

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

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.

Fashion styling and image consultancy

 

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.

Introducing the all new Vanity Pro team

Vanity Van is excited to introduce our new “Vanity Pro team”, our premium makeup and beauty service designed to deliver the highest quality results for media projects.

Vanity Pro Team events staff

High profile projects require top quality makeup, hair and beauty input. If you are holding a fashion show or shoot, are creating editorial, working with a celebrity or have a TV, film or theater project in mind, then your hair styling, makeup and beauty will need to be carried out at the highest professional level.

male grooming event staff The Vanity Pro Team are available to hire for any high profile media project, and will ensure you achieve polished and professional looks and styling. This is our premium service, and we offer only our most experienced and qualified staff for these projects. The Vanity Van Pro Team have extensive experience in film, editorial, theatre, fashion, celebrity and performance based work. We have worked with celebrities such as: Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Paulo Nutini, Mumford and Sons, Fearne Cotton, Eddie Izzard, The Vamps and Sheridan Smith.

 

An increasing number of our corporate clients are using fully professional services, including models, makeup artists and stylists, to create the perfect look for store openings, promotional experiences and product launches. Companies have one chance to make the right impression, and when a marketing campaign is high profile, or being covered by the press, it is crucial to get the look and styling just right. Vanity Van’s Pro team can ensure your event looks professional, top quality, and just as you want it to. We can also help in the same way for corporate photo shoots, filming for promotional videos and footage for employee activities.

makeup makeover mobile salon staffWe provide expertise in haircuts and hair styling, barbering, makeup, nails, brows, male grooming, massage, body art and overall theme styling. Our staff are multi-skilled in many of these areas, meaning you may only need to hire one person to cover a variety of required skills. We use only the best quality products in all of our work.

It may suit some clients to discuss the variety of style and beauty requirements their project will need with the Vanity Van management team, who can then hand pick the most appropriate staff for the job. 

Alternatively, clients are welcome to read through the experience and portfolios of our Vanity Van Pro Team

Our New Year ’s beauty resolutions

The Festive Season is finally finished, and we have over-eaten, over-partied and over-spent! You are no doubt feeling sluggish and a little bloated, not to mention lacking in sleep, so here are our new year beauty resolutions suggestions for getting back to your perky and beautiful selves in no time.

Get back on track

The first step to looking good is caring for your skin and body. We know we always give this advice (and we know it’s a bit dull), but it’s true! As soon as you can this, get back on track with all those healthy habits you’ve let slip over the festive season. Drink eight glasses of water a day, get regular sleep, eat plenty of fresh fruit and veg, and exercise at least three times a week. We know it’s hard to fit all that in, but do your best. It makes a big difference.

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Consider a detox

Detoxing can help your body to eliminate waste material and toxins. Your body has a natural detoxification process, but many people believe that additional detox methods are beneficial at particular times, such as after overeating, drinking too much alcohol, unhealthy foods, times of highdetox new year resolution stress and recovering from winter colds. (We might have managed most of those recently…) There are lots of different detox regimes available so do your research and choose something that has a good reputation and suits your needs. Remember, detox is not a quick fix after some guilty over-indulgence, but should be a way of building long term healthier habits.

 

Have a good tidy up – be ruthless! 

Go through your makeup and beauty products, and be honest. How old are they? When is the last time you used them? If you haven’t used something for three months, be ruthless and throw it away. make up detox new year resolutionTired and old makeup is never going to look good, and active ingredients can go off, meaning you might be relying on UV and other protection that you aren’t actually getting. Clean your makeup brushes too, so they can work their best for you (be honest, have you ever actually done this?!). A little shampoo or spray brush cleaner is all you need and pat them dry with tissue.

Refresh your look

The new year is a great time to shake things up with a new look. It’s easy to get stuck in the same makeup regime, and not realise all the fabulous new looks and products that are out there. Browse through magazines and shops, get some quick free makeovers at beauty counters, and experiment a little. Our skin, hair and clothes change over time, so make sure your make up is keeping up and complimenting you too. A good start is to find a foundation, powder, blusher, lipstick and mascara that are good for every day wear. Then you can add more products as you find them, depending on the look you are going for.

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Help is at hand

Remember, you can always book Vanity Van for some new year relaxation and pampering, especially if you haven’t had time to thank your hard working staff for their commitment over the holiday season. We can tailor our treatments for hair, nails and beauty to suit your style and event. Email bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or call us on 07825 875210

Seeking Mobile Hair Stylists, Make up Artists and Beauticians

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Vanity Van is seeking Mobile Hair Stylists, Make up Artists and Beauticians for Events work

Vanity Van is the UK’s leading supplier of mobile beauty treatments for events. We specialise in working with event clients to create unique beauty experiences.

Vanity Van’s indoor and outdoor mobile salons feature in a diverse range of situations, including corporate events, private parties, high profile star studded music events including backstage at festivals and front of house at Glastonbury and in store retail activation’s with nationwide retailers.

We have lots of work in London and the surrounding areas and contracts UK wide where travel and accommodation where relevant is paid. The work is very varied and fun – each event is different!

Skills

We are currently seeking multi skilled therapists to work in our ever growing UK wide team. We are particularly seeking people who have a mixture of the following skills –

  • hair cuts
  • hair styling
  • make up
  • eyelashes
  • face/body art
  • nails
  • facials
  • threading
  • massage
  • eyebrows
  • wet shaving
  • moustache and beard trimming

We are also looking for team members who can teach hair and make up skills in our workship, personal trainers, yoga teachers and fashion stylists.

Terms

Once you are taken onto our books contracts are sent out to you with detailed terms and you can choose whether to apply for it. Most of the work we undertake is either a fixed rate or hourly rated  depending on the number of hours worked, your experience and length of time with the company.

For some public events such as Glastonbury we pay a commission rate and some of the celeb work is conducted for a few hours work a day in exchange for entry to the festival, some expenses and portfolio shots.

We also offer free and subsidised training for our teams and additional perks.

Interviews

We are interviewing in London SE22 at our offices on the following dates. We will also be setting further UK locations in Jan/Feb so please apply even if you are unable to make the London dates. Interviews start at 10am and run for a few hours depending on your skill sets.

  • Thursday 7th January 2016
  • Saturday 16th January 2016
  • Tuesday 19th January 2016

Further briefing information about working for Vanity Van and how the interviews will work for each location will be sent with your confirmation email. We will confirm exact locations and arrangements nearer the time.

During the interviews we will conduct a briefing, one to one interviews and then trade tests to assess your skill sets. To ensure we can get everything done in the time required you will need to bring a friend/colleague or family member who is available for the same time period and is happy to have free treatments conducted on them by the interview group. If we are short of models then candidates will conduct treatments on each other and the interviewer.

Apply

In the first instance please send us an email at recruitment@Vanityvan.co.uk confirming which dates you are available and containing your email address expressing your interest so we can send you an application form and further instructions on what happens next.

Once you have been assessed we will confirm if you have been selected for interview. We look forward to working with you !

 

Get the perfect look this Christmas

We love Christmas! It’s a great excuse to play with different looks and try out the latest glam hair and makeup. Here are some of our favourite festive ideas to get you looking gorgeous for the party season:

Look after your skin…

First things first: cold weather, plenty of booze and partying till dawn can wreak havoc on your skin. If you want a glowing complexion throughout the Christmas party season, invest in a really good facial. Choose one that focuses on gently removing dead and sluggish skin, and then gives your skin some deep rehydration and moisturising treatments. It’s a stress-busting treat for you, and your grateful skin will be nurtured and ready for the party onslaught.

christmas detox facial

Stay hydrated….

Keep your skin and body hydrated, and don’t forget your beauty regime no matter how tired or tipsy you are. Drink a glass of water now and again when you’re out drinking, and never go to bed with your make up still on. Always cleanse and tone, and invest in a really good oil based moisturiser for your face.

Statement red lips…

Nothing says Christmas party like red lipstick. This winter is all about dark statement lips, from festive reds to the deepest black cherry hues. Be as dark and dramatic as you dare (and use a good lip liner to avoid that smudged clown look after a few drinks…)

 

christmas statement lips

Glitter extravaganza…

If there is ever a time of year when you can get away with glitter, it’s Christmas – and we love to add a bit of sparkle to the season. Luckily this year there are plenty of products around to help you find that extra shine. For a fun but sophisticated look, choose just one place to add some sparkles (you don’t want to end up looking like a Christmas tree). Choose from snow globe nail varnish, shimmering lip gloss and gold tips for your eye lashes – some of our favourites from this season.

 

glitter eyes for christmas

Party eyes…

If it’s fabulous party eyes you’re going for, choose an eye shadow colour that is multi-textured. Smokey eyes are as popular as ever this year, but instead of choosing a basic grey shadow, go for one that has flecks of green, purple or gold. For an up to date look, keep that dark colour between the crease and the lid – never any further up near the brow bone (unless you’re at an 80s party…)

 

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Up dos…

After several seasons of waterfall waves and loose curls, this year Christmas hair is all about the up-do. Buns and top knots are really popular, and this year the look is definitely more chic than casual. Pony tails are featuring strongly too, as are braided crowns – a trend that is likely to continue into 2016. Whatever up do you go for, team it with some cute dainty-but-sparkly hair accessories – this year’s must have.

We can help…

If you feel the need for professional pampering, or want to treat your staff to the latest party looks, you can always book Vanity Van to bring Christmas glam to your event. It’s a great way to thank hard working staff, or to wow guests and clients. We can tailor our treatments for hair, nails and beauty to suit your style and event, so book us in for a memorable festive season. Email bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or call us on 07825 875210

Adding that extra Va Va Voom !

 

Pump up the volume this festival season with the help of Batiste’s root boosting XXL Plumping Powder. Small but mighty, a few sprinkles will help you to achieve this fabulous bouffant pony style, for party ready hair in an instant!Batiste XXL Plumping Powder

Step 1:

Add a sprinkle of Batiste XXL Plumping Powder into your roots and plump using finger tips.

Step2:

Clip the top section of hair out of the way and tie the bottom section into a pony with a hairband.

Step 3:

Plump up the top section for extra height, then smooth over and tie all the hair together in one pony with another hairband.

Step 4:

Turn heads with your show-stopping style and party the night away!

Batiste XXL Plumping powder

Festival Fresh with Batiste Pixie Lott

 

Batiste Pixie Lott fun and floralPop princess Pixie Lott is a festival fashionista which is why she has created, along with Batiste, a special variant that is perfect to pump up the volume. It’s the ultimate hair care essential infused with a clean, fresh scent of summer floral’s, inspired by Pixie herself.

 

With real celebrity style Batiste Pixie Lott is the must have dry shampoo for instantly refreshing style and volumising hair with a new fun, floral fragrance.

 

Here are my top tips to create these glamorous waves….

 

Pixie Lott fun and floralTip 1 – Shake can like a good cocktail and hold approximately 30cm from hair—spray lightly and evenly. Massage through hair using fingertips and then leave for a moment. Brush out fully.

Tip 2 – Divide hair into sections—each about 2in. wide, and loop hair into a flat pin curl and secure with a grip or section clip. Leave whilst you do your make-up or keep in place overnight to maximise your curls. (This will save you from those scream out loud bed head moments…)

 

Tip 3 –Remove the grips or section clips and shake hair loose. Run your fingers through yourPixie Lott fun and floral hair to release the curls a little.

 

Tip 4 – Spritz a little more Batiste into roots to ensure that your hair stays looking festival fresh all day and night….

 

Don’t forget to drop by the Vanity Van for more expert tips.

Batiste Pixie Lott fun and floral

Batiste PIXIE LOTT available from mid-April in Boots and ASOS, and mid-May in Superdrug, Asda, Sainsbury’s

 

RRP £2.99 (200ml)

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