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Clown Makeup

Halloween makeup simple spooktacular ideas

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With every October comes the same dreaded decision about what you’re going to dress up as. Halloween obsessives may have been planning their Halloween makeup since last year, for the rest of us self-proclaimed procrastinators, we are more likely to be thinking, “can’t I just say screw it and paint some cat whiskers on my face again”. The Vanity Van team are coming to the rescue this year with some unusual, simple ideas to encourage you to get creative with your looks.

Clown Halloween Makeup

The Colourful Clown

A creepy clown is a cult favourite in the Halloween costume realm, but why not put a creative spin on it? Instead of your classic IT-esque, circus clown, swap your red and black paints for bold neon eyeshadows and bright lipstick. This colourful clown look is incredibly simple to create – perfect for those of you leaving your costume to the last minute. There is no need to be light handed with your application, a bit of smudged lipstick here and there will only add to the look. And there you have it – glamour in the form of a nightmare… Photo credit to @dehsonae

Halloween Makeup Lip ArtSpooktastic Lip Art

When it comes to Halloween makeup, lips are sadly often neglected. The Halloween lip art possibilities are endless, from slapping on all the blood and gore you can get your hands on to art inspired by your favourite spooky characters. A personal favourite of ours is the glitter pumpkin lip art and what a scarily good Instagram post. Pair your lip of choice up with a smoky eye and you’ll be turning heads all night. Photo credit to Eva Senín Perna

Forget the Setting Spray

Melting Face Halloween Makeup

I’m sure none of us can forget the ‘melting face’ makeup trend that took the internet by storm in 2016 and guess what ladies, it’s making a comeback. Whether you want to look like a melted ice cream or you’re opting for something straight out of a horror film, the only supplies needed for this look is foundation and scar gel and you’ll be melting like butter on toast. This is the only time where you will be intentionally encouraging your makeup to melt off,  so forget the setting spray and go in hard. Photo credit to @desiperkins

If you are throwing a Halloween event or campaign and want your team or guests styled, we offer a Halloween makeup experience as part of the entertainment at your party then get in touch soon to inquire about availability at bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or give us a call on 0800 6891757

Halloween only comes around once a year, so we are making it mandatory to go all out.

vanityvan recruiting

Vanity Van are recruiting freelance hair stylists, make up artists, nail technicians and holistic therapists

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Vanity Van is happy to announce we are recruiting freelance hair, make up, beauty and holistic multi skilled staff to join our books for event based work in London and elsewhere across the UK.

Interviews will take place online and if successful the subsequent trade test days will be taking place in London in the next few weeks.

vanity van recruitingAbout us…

Vanity Van is a beauty agency specialising in creating bespoke team and customer reward experiences using hair, make up, beauty and holistic treatments. We work predominantly with corporate clients, brands, agencies and retailers.

Vanity Van’s teams and exclusive indoor and outdoor mobile salon setups feature in a diverse range of events and campaigns including corporate events, private parties, festivals, pr campaigns and in-store and shopping centre retail activation’s with nationwide retailers.

We have contracts UK wide and travel and accommodation is paid for events and campaigns outside of London. The work is very varied and fun – each event is different!

Skills

We are currently seeking some single skilled and 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
  • barbering
  • make up
  • eyelashes
  • face/body art
  • glitter
  • nails
  • facials
  • threading
  • eyebrows
  • wet shaving
  • moustache and beard trimming
  • massage
  • reiki
  • reflexology

Vanity Van recruitingTo apply

Please fill in our recruiting application form here to be assessed for interview. Once you have passed the application stage we will send you full details and confirm you for an online interview. Once you pass that stage you will be confirmed for our trade test day. Places are limited so please respond promptly to be allocated a space.

Pay and benefits

We offer a base rate depending on the number of hours then pay additional bonuses for skills/experience, team player (length of time with company), on time for the event, product use, acting as a senior, travel time etc. Also all events outside of London travel, hotels and subsistence paid. We also offer free and subsidised training and will be developing further opportunities around event management, social content creation, upselling, recruitment and training work for the right candidates.

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Once you have successfully passed the recruiting interview and trade test and are on our books you will receive emails with detailed terms for jobs which you can apply for. You are under no obligation to accept the work. Our work is paid at a base rate depending on the number of hours plus multiple bonuses for skills/experience, length of time with the company, products used, travel time and on time bonuses. We also offer free and subsidised training for our teams and additional perks.

We look forward to meeting some new superstars !

Vanity Van mobile salon packages

Our latest mobile salon packages and equipment

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In this our tenth anniversary year, we have been working hard in the last few months to improve and develop our mobile salon packages and pricing. We will be going public with these at Square Meal Venues and Events Live 19th-20th September.

Vanity Van mobile salon packages

We want things to be as flexible as possible for our clients who are predominately corporate companies, brands, agencies and retailers. We recognise that some events or campaigns require simply a few professional skilled staff; and sometimes we are requested to create the entire activation from scratch including the salon area, the management of the activity, customer surveys, data capture and online/on-site booking systems.

Vanity Van mobile salon packagesWe are the experts in mobile beauty experiences and have cut our teeth on 10 years worth of events and campaigns tackling some of the most intense location experiences and logistical challenges known to man!

We offer our clients an exclusive mobile salon packages consultancy service advising on every detail of your requirements. We know what treatments work best, in what environment, with what clients, how to manage these and what support systems you need in order to achieve your goals.

Our team are highly trained and experts at operating in these environments – delivering high speed but high impact treatments and making your event guests or customers feel at ease during their experience.

We are launching new options for our mobile salon furniture ranging from low-cost pieces brought by our staff to the event to slick glamourous indoor salons available in black and soon to be classic white! And of course, we have our series of unique gorgeous airstream salons and buses available for hire plus more unusual units are to be announced.

Get in touch to discuss your requirements. We offer a 4 or 8-hour staffing and mobile salon packages or we can create something unique for you to suit your event or campaign get in touch on 07825 875210 or email us at bookings@vanityvan.co.uk

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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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.

Royal Wedding Meghan Markle beauty secrets

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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Vanity Van mobile salon

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

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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.

Vanity Van international confex facials

 

 

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….

Christmas beauty hair styling

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.

Christmas beauty hair styling

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.

 

massage benefits

Why choose massage for your next event?

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massage benefits

We’ve all have those days when all we need is a relaxing massage to take the stresses and strains of the day away. Whatever the reason whether its due to injury, joint or muscular pain, or even just the day-to-day rigours of daily life taking their toll, massage is widely recognised as an effective alternative therapy that many of us turn to. However what do we really know of this technique in which we put so much trust?

What is massage?
Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the benefit of the client. Techniques and benefits can vary widely and our therapists often use a combination of techniques always tailoring the experience to suit the problem areas and likes and dislikes of the client.
Good massage techniques administered by a trained and qualified practitioner can be extremely beneficial for a multitude of mental and physical ailments.

Benefits to the mind…
massage benefitsMassage has been proven to be a fantastic treatment for stress and anxiety. The application of massage techniques releases endorphins and reduces stress inducing hormones, resulting in a state of mental relaxation and calm. Insomnia sufferers particularly may benefit due to the reduction in stress and increased mental clarity.

Benefits to the body…
A professional and experienced massage therapist will be able to address a number of physical issues with the application of pressure and massage techniques. Elongation and manipulation of the muscles, breaking down adhesions, address alignment and increasing blood flow to the tissues will assist in releasing muscle tension and pain, joint stiffness, and by default, posture.

And there’s more…
Even digestive and immune system issues can be assisted by the use of massage techniques. The increase in circulation and lymphatic drainage, along with the lowering of stress inducing hormones, assist the body’s natural digestive and immune systems to function more efficiently.

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For more information on further benefits, or to book our fantastic massage therapists for your upcoming event, do not hesitate to contact us at info@vanityvan.co.uk

minimal makeup

Our top five tips for minimal make up

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In recent years, we have noticed the heavy-handed approach to make up application has been a consistent trend. We have been packing layer upon layer of makeup onto our faces, to the point where we wouldn’t have looked out of place on a night out with Ru Paul Charles…

After years of celebrminimal makeupity inspired trends of contouring, highlighting, strobing, baking and applying make up with all manner of random objects… cue summer 2017 and the welcome appearance of the minimal makeup trend.
We can almost hear our pores breathing a sigh of relief.
It’s time to strip it all back ladies and embrace a fresh-faced feel for summer.

Whether you are going au naturel to be on trend, detox your skin, or simply out of sheer laziness(let’s face it girls, we all have those days) we have our top 5 tips to create a fresh minimal face this season.

Tip 1 – Skin: Your skin is your canvas. To give you the absolute best result possible, ensure you have a fantastic, clean, fresh and hydrated base to start with by exfoliating, cleansing and moisturising regularly. Drink plenty of water and always ALWAYS remember to take off your makeup before heading to bed.

Tip 2 – Base: Embrace the ‘less is more’ approach. Ditch the foundation and consider a BB or CC cream. If going bare-faced is just too far out of your comfort zone try a mineral makeup powder. Concealer is your best friend for any problem areas, but keep it light and avoid caking it on….and don’t forget to blend!

Tip 3 – Eyes: We are going for natural, so put down the eyeliner and step away from the falsies! Keep the eye-shadow light and natural, and finish up with a slick of mascara – no spider lashes ladies… Brows should be tamed but not too overdone, try a clear or tinted brow gel to wrangle stray hairs and keep them looking groomed yet natural.

Tip 4 – Lips: A tinted lip balm should be a staple addition to any self-respecting woman’s handbag, and Is a perfect way to add a natural flush of colour whilst keeping your pout plumped and hydrated.

Tip 5 – Cheeks: Aim for a natural ‘flush’. A peach cream-blush will give you an understated pop of colour yet keep your skin dewy. A touch of highlighter to add to your radiance, and a dusting of bronzer on the high points of your face will give you a sun-kissed glow, and you’re good to go!

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For more information on how to bring natural beauty to your upcoming event, contact our fabulous team at info@vanityvan.co.uk

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