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New Year Hair Inspiration

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As New Year quickly approaches, it’s out with the old and in with the new. With every season, you can always expect a new wave of hair trends to emerge, and this season it is no different. 2018 has handed us endless inspiration for salon-perfect hair while saving us the cash and the trip to the salon. We fell in love with the Kim Kardashian platinum blonde look, and we vowed to never talk about Katy Perry’s slime green pixie cut ever again. So, it’s time to reflect on the most-loved hairstyles of 2018 as we make our way into 2019 with party-perfect New Year hair.

The comeback of Old Hollywood glamour

It’s no myth that style, makeup and hair trends always come back around. Old Hollywood glamour is making a comeback and has been lusted over by a long list of a-listers, from the elegant and sophisticated Blake Lively to the modern and edgy Zendaya. 

  1. New Year Hair Old HollywoodStart by creating a deep side parting in your hair to create volume and texture.
  2. Separate your hair into sections and curl towards your face to create soft, seamless curls.
  3. Once you release the hair from the curling iron, roll the curl into itself and pin loosely against your head.
  4. Continue curling all of the sections until your hair is completely pinned, and then allow your hair to cool to set the curls.
  5. Once all of your hair is curled, brush your curls out lightly and seal the deal with a light coating of hairspray to lock your finished, ultra-glamorous look into place.

Loose waves with a twist

New Year Hair PlaitEven in the cold winter months, loose, beach waves are universally coveted by virtually everyone. There are many different ways to achieve this look, from straighteners, to hair wands, and even a no-heat, no-damage option. If you’re no stranger to a low maintenance hair routine, then the no-heat method is a perfect alternative for you. While you’re hair is damp, strategically twist sections of your hair and secure them at the crown of your head. Let your hair down in the morning and you will have lust-worthy beach curls. If you want to seamlessly transition this look from day to night, opt for a centre French plait to add something ultra-dazzling to your New Year hair look. French plait your hair backwards and secure it at the crown of your head. As this style is incredibly versatile, you can either secure your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun. 

Sleek slicked back hair

This perfect party New Year hair look has recently taken the red carpet by storm and is one that will work for any hair type and with any outfit.

  1. New Year Hair Slicked BackStart by combing a small amount of gel through your locks, pulling hair away from your face to achieve a slick, sleek effect.
  2. Spritz a firm-hold hairspray to lock all of your hard work in place.
  3. Alternatively, up the beauty stakes by keeping your hair dry and textured to add a more edgy feel to your look.
  4. Use a round brush head while blow-drying your hair upwards to achieve a voluminous, textured look.

Whether you’re going for understated elegance or edgy party girl this NYE, this hairstyle is sure to be a head turner.

Which of these hairstyles are you going to be rocking into 2019?

summer hair

Summer hair – sexy sassy and effortless

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Second in our summer series our team have pulled together some ideas to create that sexy summer hair look that takes minimal effort and gives maximum impact.

summer hairThe key to sexy summer hair is sun-dried locks, messy buns, textured braids and natural waves to keep you looking chic in the summer heat. One quick way to achieve this just stepped off the beach look is to use salt spray and a diffuser to create natural waves without over styling, this will provide a base for any summer styles you wish to achieve.

To create a wet look and look like a goddess who has just stepped out of the sea. Comb through a high gloss pomade. For anyone of any hair type looking to try out this trend, wear your mane down or slick it straight back for a more edgy look.

An easy to create style from the beach waves is the funky chignon- a chignon traditionally involves a sleek twist with tucked in ends the summer version is way less serious. Just twist smaller sections of hair at the top of the head and pin with bobby pins.

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Another quick to create style is the messy top knot recently sported by Kendal Jenner at Coachella.

For those feeling a little more adventurous try a fishtail braid loose at the crown – a fishtail braid becomes even more mermaid-like with wispy strands.

And don’t forget you can always upgrade any style this summer with chunky glitter to give you that extra festival bling.

Our team after years of working in festivals and summer events are experts in recreating these effortless looks get in touch to find out more – http://vanityvan.co.uk/corporate

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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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Summer festival looks – Flower power

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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.

Hen Party Packages

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hen party packages

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.