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Royal Wedding Meghan Markle beauty secrets

Royal Wedding fever Meghan Markle beauty secrets

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Even with the pressure of her role as a royal to be and planning a royal wedding Meghan Markle manages to keep her skin radiant and glowing and her natural make up look on flick. We have delved into Meghan’s beauty routine to try and understand her secrets and can reveal some of her favourite makeup and beauty products…

1. Kate Somerville Quench hydrating face serum – whether she’s hanging out with Prince Harry or spending Christmas dinner with Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan Markle always has a glow about her.

2. Laura Mercia illuminating primer. – Meghan doesn’t wear foundation unless she’s filming so uses this cult product after moisturiser to give her skin a dewy glow. Lydia Sellers her former hair and make up artists said even when she has to be made up she has been known to ask ‘Can we just make sure my freckles are peeking through? I don’t want a ton of foundation,'” so she used the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation with a Beautyblender to create her dewy look.

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3. Diorshow Iconic Mascara – Meghan eyes are arguably one of her best features, and in order to accentuate them she swears by using an eyelash curler first to open up the eyes then lashings of Dior mascara adding volume and definition.

4. Charlotte Tilbury’s matte revolution lipstick – in very Victoria, is Meghans go to. Its a beautiful natural taupe nude shade to compliment her glowing skin. These days for that extra royal touch she also loves to add a little shine to her lips. We cannot wait to see what look she goes for at the Royal Wedding.

5. Nars Orgasm blusher – Megan even has her naughty side – she once told Beautybanter that she can’t live without Nars’ Orgasm, the “perfect rosy flush tone that brightens the face.” We love this about her!

6. Tea tea oil – Meghan revealed she can’t travel without it! It’s not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a sudden breakout, no matter what it is ‘it’s my little cure all Meghan said.

7. Kerestase relax treatment – Hair wise the press went wild when she wore a low messy bun that looked like she had done it herself for her engagement photos – we love her relaxed style. Her hair and make up artist used Oribes volumizing spray to prep the hair and give it a boost and a Kerestase relax treatment to keep things smooth.

So for this weekends Royal Wedding celebrations in honour of this natural beauty bring out your inner princess Megan and rock a natural dewy look with stunning voluminous lashes, a rosy flush and nude shiny lips.

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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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Festival face and body gems get the latest look

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This summer is playing host to a variety of festival trends, but taking centre stage, is a face and body gems look which brings a whole new meaning to ‘getting stoned in a field’ ….

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Gems are everywhere this season and we are obsessed with the face & body designs we have been witnessing so far! Fancy foreheads, dazzling décolletage, blingy bottoms and disco-tits galore! Paired with a healthy dose of glitter, body jewels are sweeping the festival fields and we are on hand to share our top tips on how to achieve the look.

For the beginners amongst you, fear not, several companies including our friends over at The Festival Faces Group, have developed self-adhesive, all in one designs which you can just peel-and-stick and you’re good to go. However, if you feel adventurous, individual stones and a dab of body or eyelash glue can be used to create your own creations which are only limited by your own creativity.festival face and body gems

Always start with clean and dry skin, apply your gems to your face or body with a dab of glue (please ensure this is suitable for use on the skin – eyelash glue is a great option) and allow to dry. Once your gems are in place you can then add fine and chunky glitter around them for the ultimate festival look. Take a flat brush and hair gel, apply to the skin surrounding your gems and sprinkle glitter with reckless abandon until your dazzling look is complete…but remember, more is most definitely more when it comes to glitter!

If you would like to bring this dazzling look to your upcoming event, contact one of our fabulous team at info@vanityvan.co.uk for more information.

Check out our new beauty recruitment agency service for temporary staff

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

The essential New Years Eve beauty bible

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New Year’s Eve is the last big party of the year, and here at Vanity Van we believe in going out with a bang! (Well, any excuse…) The party look for 2015 is definitely leaning towards the dramatic, so get ready for bold lips, daring eyes and statement jewellery. Here are our top tips for your fabulous New Year’s party look.

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The basis of looking good (at any time of year) is good skin. After eating, drinking and partying your way through Christmas, your skin will be as exhausted as you are. Try to spend at least a day or two between Christmas and New Year’s Eve drinking lots of water and getting an early night or two. If you can fit in a quick facial from your favourite salon, so much the better. If not, remember lots of moisturiser at bed time and at least one face mask before your big night out.

 

Bright lips

Bright lips are definitely having their moment with the A list. There will have been plenty of red over Christmas, but for New Year you can play around with colour a little more. Whether you suit corals, pinks or shimmery browns, have fun with it, and go for as bold a colour as you dare (we spotted frosted metallic blue on the red carpet at the Star Wars premiere – love it!)

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Statement eyes

If statement eyes are more your thing, there’s plenty to choose from. Add drama to your standard “smoky” look with jewel-toned shadows (rich purples and violets are popular). Alternatively, go for lashings of mascara teamed with a simple icy shadow (Taylor Swift has perfected this look). This taylor-swiftyear coloured eyeliner is poplar too – try a bright blue or peacock green applied above and below the eye. Remember, if you go for statement eyes as well as lips, you’re in danger of looking over done, so pair dramatic eyes with understated lips.

 

Shapely brows

Don’t forget your brows – they always enhance your look. Have them professionally shaped if you have time; if not do them yourself after a warm shower so that the pores are open and you aren’t dragging at the delicate skin too much. When you’re doing your party makeup, brush your brows, tease out any last minute stragglers, and define them with brow powder.

Glitter time!

What better time to get away with fun nail designs than New Year’s Eve? We love this time of year as an excuse to get a bit of shimmer out, and this year gold is the clear winner. Whether it’s glittery tips, a metallic sheen or a full on sparkly black to gold ombré manicure, we say go for it.

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Statement jewels

And finally, give your jewellery some thought this year. An unadorned round neckline creates the ideal setup for a big statement necklace. A strappy dress and tousled up-do suits dangling earrings with lots of movement. Pair bold symmetrical earrings with a sleek shiny bob. Just remember, keep the focus on either earrings or a necklace. Too much of both and you’ll end up looking like your Christmas tree…

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Help is at hand

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 New Year’s Eve 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. 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 !

 

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