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Wellness Lounge – Come visit the team at Square Meal Old Billingsgate

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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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

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Our top five tips for minimal make up

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

space buns Festival hair trends

Summer Festival Looks – Hair

The final in our festival trend series. We’ve seen delicate floral makeup, dried flower manicures, glitter pretty much everywhere! Check out our previous posts here, and here.

So, to wrap things up, we are taking a look at three of the summer festival hair trends we are excited about for this coming season. Crimping (we promise its more wearable this time around!), Space Buns (because who doesn’t love channelling their inner Princess Leia!) and finally, Braids.

Festival Trends Hair Crimping

 

First up, crimping:

Before you head up into your loft to hunt for those beloved Babyliss crimpers which were assigned to retirement in the early 90s, this time around for the latest summer festival hair look we are holding back on the ‘very recently electrocuted’ look, and instead opting for a few select 1 inch sections crimped and then pulled back with the rest of the hair, into a loose low ponytail.

 

 

space buns Festival hair trends

Space Buns:

Speaking of the nineties…
This time around, pair your space buns with braiding for a 2017 take on the trend. Centre part and French braid from the front or back of the head (or both if you so wish) and twist the remaining hair into loose buns atop your head. Finally, coat the braids in a healthy dose of chunky glitter and you’re all set. Check out this funky summer festival hair look we created at last years V festival.

 

 

festival hair braidsBraids:

Skinny, chunky, french, waterfall or fishtail…we aren’t fussy. Braids are set to be the hairstyle of the summer so start practising asap! This gorgeous little waterfall number we put together at V festival last year. Hair ornaments, flowers or glitter are amazing to jazz up traditional braids. Tips to create the best plaits – unwashed hair is the one – the dirtier the better especially for tight braids. Use a conditioning mist such as Batiste to tame fly aways and add TONNES of hair spray post style to hold it in.

To bring the all the braids to the yard for your next event or campaign and get the experts to perfect your looks contact us on bookings@vanityvan.co.uk.

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Summer Festival Looks – Glitter

Summer Festival Trends Glitter Hair BraidsSecond in our series of this seasons festival looks. Quite possibly one of our favourite subjects EVER we just LOVE LOVE LOVE festival glitter ! And this season we are talking EVERYWHERE!

Festival glitter has gone into overdrive this season and as well as the festival activations at Glastonbury and V festival this summer we are also getting booked left right and centre for corporate events who want these bold looks to adorn their guests. Last year saw glitter partings and dazzling glitter eyes being HUGE, but this year’s take on the trend offers up a heavier-handed approach, and who are we to argue…

 

This seasons festival glitter trend – more is most def more:

Now, while we accept that a head-to-toe coating in festival glitter is a bold look for even the most outgoing of ladies (or gents) there are many ways to adopt the statement glistening look on a more wearable scale. We are in love with the many ideas to jazz up hair dos, to emblazon bottoms, upper legs, faces, necks, and even chests…although some are left to the brave – glitter boobs are an incredible statement but certainly take a bit of front (see what I did there…). Or is this taking it a bit too far – dare we mention glitter arm pits! …we might give that one a miss….

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DIY festival glitter looks:

Our resident DIY fairy is on hand to offer up some application advice:
For glitter hair, face or body looks all you need is fine and chunky glitter; Vaseline or hair gel and a flat foundation brush or similar. Apply with reckless abandon a layer of fine glitter, add gel or Vaseline and a layer of chunky glitter and if in doubt…add more. Set with hair spray and boom you are ready to hit the fields.festival glitter

To bring the glitter bomb to your next event or campaign contact us on bookings@vanityvan.co.uk and we can send in our hit team of glitter makeup artists to sprinkle their fairy dust!

Summer Fun Day Inspirations

In the mid throes of planning your summer fun day event and at a loss to know what to do to add that extra sparkle? Our teams are experts at injecting relaxation, glamour and beauty to the proceedings.

Vanity Van summer fun day massage relaxation

Crowds love our treatments as they are high quality, high value experiences. We are inundated on site and always guaranteed to be fully booked within minutes. Guests have been known to sprint across the fields at a summer fun day to secure their 15 mins of relaxation pleasure at the hands of our masseuses and beauticians!

We specialise in express treatments to ensure as many guests get to luxuriate in a pampering experience as possible. Our booking systems and professional salon managers mean your guests can say goodbye to long queues and waiting times.

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To make your themed event and your guests stand out from the crowd we can tailor the treatments we offer to suit the concept or era. We can even makeover your event staff with a creative look to suit the theme to add that extra WOW factor.

 

If you are taking over a field for your corporate fun day we have a series of awesome slick airstream salons and marquee options to ensure our team can work whatever the weather. Alternatively we can simply rock up with equipment to set up in a structure or venue you provide. Check out how we have helped our fabulous clients in the past bring a touch of glamour to their summer fun day on our case studies page which is packed with further ideas.

Vanity Van airstream summer fun day mobile salon

To finVanity Van airstream salon at a summer fun day facial relaxingd out what our expert team recommend for your event call us on 07825 875210 or email bookings@vanityvan.co.uk with some basic details about your event.