Festivals

Vanity Van returns to Rewind festival 2014

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We are very happy to announce Vanity Van will be returning to Rewind festival 2014 for the 4th year running. We will be offering hair cuts and styling, make up, face / body art, nails, facials, waxing, tanning and massage to members of the public and will be situated to the left of the main entrance to the campsite.

 

Rewind festival

Booking system

 

We have built a brand new booking system this year to enable you to book your own appointments with ease. Please find below all the information you need about the salon and how to book with us this year.

Rewind festival

 

Pricing for 2014

 

Batiste XXL Plumping Powder

Please see below for our latest price list. Prices have gone up by a couple of pounds this year due to increased costs however all hair customers will receive an amazing FREE gift from Batiste Dry Shampoo of a XXL Plumping Powder (worth £3.99) and all other clients will receive a Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry 50 ml (worth £1.99).

Please note within the booking system as payments are taken online either via paypal we have had to add a small 4% charge into the featured price – but you can see the actual price on the description of the treatment.

 

You will also see our festival recovery packages on the price list – there was no way of adding these to the appointment schedule due to the multiple treatment options so if you would like these please email back all the info and we will book it in manually for you.

 

How to book and pay

 

To book please click on this link – payment is taken during the booking process using paypal. If you don’t have a paypal account you can still pay through paypal using a debit card using their Account optional service.

 

You can book multiple appointments per person on the same or different days BUT for different people you must book separately as we need all of your contact details and booking – so please forward this email onto your friends so they can book and pay for their own appointments individually.

 

Hair appointment times

 

You book the hair appointment for the time of the styling slot – don’t forget you will need to arrive 20-25 mins early to book in for your 15 min washing slot if you are using our Do It Yourself washing facilities before your DIY styling slot or your styling with a hairdresser slot.

 

Booking more than one treatment or for multiple people

 

If you want to book more than one type of treatment one after another on a particular day simply select all those you want then book the start time of those treatments.

 

If you want to book multiple slots for the same treatment on different days click on the recurring appointments option at the end and it will allow you to select extra days.

 

Salon site

 

Our salon will be based in the John Peel area towards the end of the row of shops by the entrance to Silver Hayes and the wall of flag installation. We will send out formal confirmation of this and any landmarks visible to help you find us once we are on site and set up on Mon/Tues.

 

Arrival times

 

Please arrive for ALL appointments 5 minutes early to book in and to allow for queues as the salon gets very busy.

 

For ALL hair appointments where you have booked a wash please arrive 20-25 minutes early – this is because a 15 minute slot is allocated before your hair appointment for you to wash if you wish.

Hair washing facilities

If you have booked for a hair appointment with a wash we will have a selection of battery operated shower heads and pump action shower heads to enable you to wash your own hair into sinks and tubs.

We will have extra urns heating water from 5.30am this year however we cannot promise the water will always be hot later on in the day due to the huge demand and also electricity restrictions mean we cannot run all the heaters once the hair dryers are on.

 

You are however welcome to either shower before you come to us or use our showers to wash your own hair.

 

We provide all shampoo and conditioner. Please remember to bring your own towel.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

 

Festival price list 2014

 

Salon treatments

 

Hair

With a stylist

Express hair styling – dry styling only – £221 - Vanity van hair styling

Basic hair styling includes DIY wash – £32 – suitable for med/thick and long/fine hair

Luxury hair styling includes DIY wash – suitable for thick, long hair or hair with extensions – £42

 

Hair cut and style – POA normally around £48 for female cut and £27 for male

 

Do It Yourself options – use our equipment and products including the full Batiste Dry Shampoo range

DIY wash and style – £19 (includes 15 min slot for wash and 15 min slot for styling)

Double DIY wash and style – £29 (includes 15 min slot for wash and 30 min slot for styling)

DIY hair styling- £14 (includes 15 min slot for styling)

Double DIY hair styling – £24 (includes 30 min slot for styling)

 

Make up

Express eye makeover or touch up – £172 - Vanity Van make up

Basic makeover – £25

Luxury makeover with face art or false eyelashes – £32

 

 

 

Face art / Body art

Using make up, face/body paints, glitters, diamantes etc..

Mini design – £9face-art-stars

Small design – £11

Medium design – £13

Large design – £15

Extra large design – £30

 

Eyelashes

Fitted by our stylists full range of amazing feather, diamante, colour and natural eyelashes

False eyelashes – £15;   2 pairs £28;   3 pairs £39;   4 pairs £48

Individual lashes – £20

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Mini face art and eyelashes – £21

Medium face art and eyelashes – £25

Small face art and eyelashes – £23

Nails

 (Express includes file, shape and paint; Basic includes express plus cuticle work; Luxury includes basic plus soak and massage)

 

Express Manicure – £177 - Vanity Van nails

Basic Manicure – £25

Luxury Manicure – £32

 

Express Pedicure – £25

Basic Pedicure – £32

Luxury Pedicure – £39

 

Gel polish

Application only – £35

with a basic manicure – £48

with a basic pedicure – £53

 

Massage

*full body massage within our private treatment room

 

Hand or foot massage – £12IMG_9691

Express refresh – £14

Rapid Relax – £19

Intensive unwind* – £29

Complete revival* – £39

 

Beauty Treatments

 

Facials

 (Express includes exfoliate, cleanse, tone and moisturise; Basic includes express plus massage; Luxury includes basic plus a deep cleansing mask)

 

Express Facial – £29

Basic Facial – £39

Luxury Facial – £49

 

Eyebrows

 

Eyebrow shaping with tweezers – £10

 

Body treatments

 (Express includes exfoliating body scrub; Basic includes express plus mask on problem areas; Luxury includes basic plus a 20 minute massage)

 

Express Body treatment – £29

Basic Body treatment – £39

Luxury Body treatment – £49

 

All in one face and body treatment – £69

 

Waxing

Full leg – £36

Half leg; ¾ leg; Bikini line including Brazilian and Hollywood – £29

Underarm; Upper Lip; Chin and eyebrows – £15 each or 2 for £29

n.b. threading is also available at selected events

 

Tanning

(Express tan is hand applied on arms, legs and face; Luxury tan is a full body mitt applied tan)

Express tan – £15

Luxury tan – £32

 

Packages

 

Express Festival recovery package – £54 – a quick all over body fix! – mix and match 4 of the following treatments:

 

DIY wash and style; express eye makeover; express refresh massage; express tan OR express manicure.

 

Basic Festival recovery package – £79 spoil yourself! – mix and match 4 of the following treatments:

 

Express hair styling; basic makeover; rapid relax massage; express tan, basic manicure or express pedicure.

 

Luxury Festival recovery package – £109 the complete overhaul! – mix and match 4 of the following treatments:

 

Basic Hair styling; luxury makeover; intensive unwind massage; luxury tan; express facial, Gel polish app only, luxury manicure or basic pedicure

 

Multiple treatments – bulk book for the weekend or together with friends!

Choose any combination or number of the following treatments –

  • Hair styling including DIY wash
  • Luxury make over with face art or eyelashes
  • Intensive unwind massage
  • Luxury Manicure
  • Basic Pedicure
  • Express Facial
  • Luxury tan
  • Red Carpet manicure application

 

£59 for two treatments

£84 for three treatments

£109 for four treatments

£129 for five treatments

 

 

 

All the beauty gossip from Vanity Van’s Glastonbury festival salon 2014

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PRESS RELEASE Vanity Van’s Glastonbury festival salon post event report

 Vanity Van had their biggest salon yet for their sixth year trading at Glastonbury this year. Based in the John Peel area of the festival the operation has been doubled in size this year to cope with the insane demand from festival goers.

The Vanity Van’s Glastonbury festival salon received over 800 pre-bookings from as far away as Australia and Dubai. The clients and rain both came in floods to use our hero Batiste products and to make the most of our DIY stations to resurrect those damp frizzy locks.


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Along with the massive downpours of rain came the inevitable electrical problems but the team pulled together to resolve the resulting back ups juggling around appointments and delivering piping hot teas and coffees to cold, wet customers squeezing together under the salon roof to protect their newly styled hair. Even Rudimental’s set was cut short on the Pyramid stage when the electrical storm started. We clocked 10 inches of rainfall in less than an hour. But Glasto wouldn’t be Glasto without a bit of torrential rain…

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Vanity Van had the biggest alfresco salon ever trading at Glastonbury featuring 9 stylist stations and 13 DIY slots which were fully booked all day Friday and Saturday and in total saw almost 1700 customers in their record breaking salon over the weekend. Plaits and glitter face art were the two main trends this year with festival goers coming in their hundreds in need of colourful sparkly face makeup and boho style plaited updo’s.

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Bouffants, big hair and curls were also hugely popular which the team used Pixie Lott’s fun and floral to give hair that clean, fresh look and leave it smelling gorgeous. To create quiffs volume and general body we used buckets of XXL Plumping Powder. Express hair styling was a popular request this weekend where hair was getting frazzled in the baking sun then the next minute being rained on and left a frizzy mess. Our stylists used Batistes conditioning mist which contains Argan oil to smooth out the flyaways and add back some much needed condition to the ends.

customer with facepaint

Glitter was found in unimaginable places around the salon and campsite as punters were throwing it over each other and sharing it via hugs like some sort of contagious bug. Some clients were asking for a dash of glitter as a reminder of the festival when they got home so people in the office would know they had been. Others didn’t even realise they had it anywhere on their body until we pointed it out. Face paints over the eye were popular for the women and children we had in the salon and one customer even had Dolly Parton drawn onto her cheek as she was a big fan, we added glitter too of course! Other face paints included full face sugar skulls and a special birthday tiger for a lucky customer!

image of facepaint

Our hair wash stations were incredibly popular and welcomed a wide range of clients including staff on site and people of all ages wanting that fresh feeling that only a hair wash can give. Our assistant manager Graham was on hand with jugs of warm water to speed up the system when the queues reached an all time high level. Our new power pump showers proved a success and gave our clients fast, powerful hair washes.

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Massages were also very popular for those tired aching muscles after the first day of torturous, gruelling work getting the tents put up, although luckily it wasn’t yet raining at this point. The team were digging their feet deep into the sticky mud that overtook the salon to massage the clients at a good pressure and aid sore backs, necks and shoulders. Also Sunday saw a mass influx of battered festival goers who after 3 days of trudging around in the mud were in agony.

man having massage

We had lots of regulars and repeat customers this weekend including celebrity Angel Haze. She came in for her personal favourite the luxury makeover shes also a fan of a massage and supped lemon honey tea while she had her treatments. She left with bouncy, glamorous curls and bold makeup to go on stage later in the day.

angel haze having makeup done

Another regular Caroline Flack also booked in but didn’t turn up, maybe that had something to do with the torrential rain? Or maybe she was just hungover…

The team were really happy to see that The Kooks were revealed as the “TBA” acts on Sunday at the John Peel stage next door to the salon. The girls were all dancing and singing along to their music which we could just about hear from the salon. The Kooks were visitors to the Vanity Van at Radio Ones Big Weekend.

queue at glasto

Dolly Parton surprised the crowd with a miniature diamond encrusted saxophone and performed the Benny Hill theme song which had everyone laughing and joining in. She never fails to entertain her fans.
 
 It was a crazy, fun-filled week for all involved. Glastonbury didn’t fail to deliver both rain and happy punters definitely its best one yet. The team are already looking forward to to next years event.

 

The Vanity Van salon are poised and ready for their next adventure at Latitude Festival and will also be backstage at Leeds and front of house at Rewind.

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Creating the perfect headband braid

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Hot sunny days and downpours of rain, it can be hard work keeping your hair looking as fabulous at a festival. Give tired tent hair a style boost with this gorgeous Headband Braid inspired by Batiste, the UK’s no.1 Dry Shampoo. The ultimate festival survival tool for your hair, Batiste can help you achieve this fresh and fabulous style.

Conditioning Mist

Keep your looks looking festival fresh with this cute headband braid style by following theses quick and easy steps:

  1. Spray Batiste dry shampoo into hair and massage through.
  2. Take two sections of hair at the parting and knot down the hairline adding hair as you go.
  3. Repeat on the other side of your parting.
  4. Tie both braids together at the back of your head with a headband.
  5. Add a few spritz of Batiste Dry Conditioning Mist to smooth any fly-aways or frizz.
  6. Get out into the sunshine and enjoy the party!

 

Headband braid

All the beauty gossip from Vanity Vans salon at Isle of Wight festival 2014

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Vanity Van featured at Isle of Wight festival this weekend taking prime position on route between the campsite and the arena delivering an array of hair, make up, beauty and massage treatments to the festival goers.

 Vanity Van at Isle of Wight

Vanity Van had an awesome weekend at Isle of Wight Festival 2014, and loved being back at one of their all time favourite festivals. The public lapped up being pampered and styled in the sun by the therapists who were armed with all the latest Batiste Dry Shampoo products. The baking sun brought in the happy festival goers in their droves so that they could achieve the latest festival trends, beauty looks and hair styles and was definitely the place to be seen at Isle of Wight.

Vanity Van at Isle of Wight

Vanity Van was situated in the main thoroughfare through to the festival from the campsite so the punters could swing by on their way into the festival and see their favourite acts confident they were looking their best.

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One of the biggest trends of the festival were plaits. Customers booked in in their droves for them in all shapes and sizes with the retro festival look featuring a braid along the crown being the most popular. Finished off with a bit of Batiste Conditioning Mist to tame flyaway’s and leave a sleek finish made it easy for the customers to look as glamorous at a festival as the celebrities.

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Face painting as always was a very popular treatment with fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers flocking in to get their face painted with the bands logo and glittery chillis on the face. Saturday saw a sharp intake of England fans wanting the England flag face paint, ready for the World Cup game later that evening. And florals were huge this weekend with many fans sporting gorgeous floral headbands and having face and body art to match.

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Isle of Wight also gave Vanity Van a chance to see some of their celebrity customers perform, Katy B and her dancers who are regular customers tore up the Big Top on Friday night. Her high energy set had everyone jumping around.

 Vanity Van at Isle of Wight

And let’s not forget the boys we saw many male customers throughout the weekend for male hair styling and even manicures. Man of the moment John Newman gave a superb performance on Saturday afternoon after having Batiste’s XXL Plumping Powder used on him at an earlier event so that his bouffant hair would hold up for his performance. He certainly knows how to rock that quiff!

Vanity Van featuring back at Isle of Wight festival 2014

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We are very happy to announce Vanity Van will be featuring once more at Isle of Wight festival 2014. We will be offering hair cuts and styling, make up, face / body art, nails, facials, waxing, tanning and massage to members of the public and will be situated in the main thoroughfare into the festival from the campsite.

 

isle of wight festival

Booking system

 

We have built a brand new booking system this year to enable you to book your own appointments with ease. Please find below all the information you need about the salon and how to book with us this year.

 

Pricing for 2014

 

Batiste XXL Plumping Powder

Please see below for our latest price list. Prices have gone up by a couple of pounds this year due festivals now charging VAT for the site however all hair customers will receive an amazing FREE gift from Batiste Dry Shampoo of a XXL Plumping Powder (worth £3.99) and all other clients will receive a Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry 50 ml (worth £1.99).

Please note within the booking system as payments are taken online either via paypal we have had to add a small 4% charge into the featured price – but you can see the actual price on the description of the treatment.

 

You will also see our festival recovery packages on the price list – there was no way of adding these to the appointment schedule due to the multiple treatment options so if you would like these please email back all the info and we will book it in manually for you.

 

How to book and pay

 

To book please click on this link – payment is taken during the booking process using paypal. If you don’t have a paypal account you can still pay through paypal using a debit card using their Account optional service.

 

You can book multiple appointments per person on the same or different days BUT for different people you must book separately as we need all of your contact details and booking – so please forward this email onto your friends so they can book and pay for their own appointments individually.

 

Hair appointment times

 

You book the hair appointment for the time of the styling slot – don’t forget you will need to arrive 20-25 mins early to book in for your 15 min washing slot if you are using our Do It Yourself washing facilities before your DIY styling slot or your styling with a hairdresser slot.

 

Booking more than one treatment or for multiple people

 

If you want to book more than one type of treatment one after another on a particular day simply select all those you want then book the start time of those treatments.

 

If you want to book multiple slots for the same treatment on different days click on the recurring appointments option at the end and it will allow you to select extra days.

 

Salon site

 

Our salon will be based in the John Peel area towards the end of the row of shops by the entrance to Silver Hayes and the wall of flag installation. We will send out formal confirmation of this and any landmarks visible to help you find us once we are on site and set up on Mon/Tues.

 

Arrival times

 

Please arrive for ALL appointments 5 minutes early to book in and to allow for queues as the salon gets very busy.

 

For ALL hair appointments where you have booked a wash please arrive 20-25 minutes early – this is because a 15 minute slot is allocated before your hair appointment for you to wash if you wish.

Hair washing facilities

If you have booked for a hair appointment with a wash we will have a selection of battery operated shower heads and pump action shower heads to enable you to wash your own hair into sinks and tubs.

We will have extra urns heating water from 5.30am this year however we cannot promise the water will always be hot later on in the day due to the huge demand and also electricity restrictions mean we cannot run all the heaters once the hair dryers are on.

 

You are however welcome to either shower before you come to us or use our showers to wash your own hair.

 

We provide all shampoo and conditioner. Please remember to bring your own towel.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

 

Festival price list 2014

 

Salon treatments

 

Hair

With a stylist

Express hair styling – dry styling only – £221 - Vanity van hair styling

Basic hair styling includes DIY wash – £32 – suitable for med/thick and long/fine hair

Luxury hair styling includes DIY wash – suitable for thick, long hair or hair with extensions – £42

 

Hair cut and style – POA normally around £48 for female cut and £27 for male

 

Do It Yourself options – use our equipment and products including the full Batiste Dry Shampoo range

DIY wash and style – £19 (includes 15 min slot for wash and 15 min slot for styling)

Double DIY wash and style – £29 (includes 15 min slot for wash and 30 min slot for styling)

DIY hair styling- £14 (includes 15 min slot for styling)

Double DIY hair styling – £24 (includes 30 min slot for styling)

 

Make up

Express eye makeover or touch up – £172 - Vanity Van make up

Basic makeover – £25

Luxury makeover with face art or false eyelashes – £32

 

 

 

Face art / Body art

Using make up, face/body paints, glitters, diamantes etc..

Mini design – £9face-art-stars

Small design – £11

Medium design – £13

Large design – £15

Extra large design – £30

 

Eyelashes

Fitted by our stylists full range of amazing feather, diamante, colour and natural eyelashes

False eyelashes – £15;   2 pairs £28;   3 pairs £39;   4 pairs £48

Individual lashes – £20

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Mini face art and eyelashes – £21

Medium face art and eyelashes – £25

Small face art and eyelashes – £23

Nails

 (Express includes file, shape and paint; Basic includes express plus cuticle work; Luxury includes basic plus soak and massage)

 

Express Manicure – £177 - Vanity Van nails

Basic Manicure – £25

Luxury Manicure – £32

 

Express Pedicure – £25

Basic Pedicure – £32

Luxury Pedicure – £39

 

Gel polish

Application only – £35

with a basic manicure – £48

with a basic pedicure – £53

 

Massage

*full body massage within our private treatment room

 

Hand or foot massage – £12IMG_9691

Express refresh – £14

Rapid Relax – £19

Intensive unwind* – £29

Complete revival* – £39

 

Beauty Treatments

 

Facials

 (Express includes exfoliate, cleanse, tone and moisturise; Basic includes express plus massage; Luxury includes basic plus a deep cleansing mask)

 

Express Facial – £29

Basic Facial – £39

Luxury Facial – £49

 

Eyebrows

 

Eyebrow shaping with tweezers – £10

 

Body treatments

 (Express includes exfoliating body scrub; Basic includes express plus mask on problem areas; Luxury includes basic plus a 20 minute massage)

 

Express Body treatment – £29

Basic Body treatment – £39

Luxury Body treatment – £49

 

All in one face and body treatment – £69

 

Waxing

Full leg – £36

Half leg; ¾ leg; Bikini line including Brazilian and Hollywood – £29

Underarm; Upper Lip; Chin and eyebrows – £15 each or 2 for £29

n.b. threading is also available at selected events

 

Tanning

(Express tan is hand applied on arms, legs and face; Luxury tan is a full body mitt applied tan)

Express tan – £15

Luxury tan – £32

 

Packages

 

Express Festival recovery package – £54 – a quick all over body fix! – mix and match 4 of the following treatments:

 

DIY wash and style; express eye makeover; express refresh massage; express tan OR express manicure.

 

Basic Festival recovery package – £79 spoil yourself! – mix and match 4 of the following treatments:

 

Express hair styling; basic makeover; rapid relax massage; express tan, basic manicure or express pedicure.

 

Luxury Festival recovery package – £109 the complete overhaul! – mix and match 4 of the following treatments:

 

Basic Hair styling; luxury makeover; intensive unwind massage; luxury tan; express facial, Gel polish app only, luxury manicure or basic pedicure

 

Multiple treatments – bulk book for the weekend or together with friends!

Choose any combination or number of the following treatments –

  • Hair styling including DIY wash
  • Luxury make over with face art or eyelashes
  • Intensive unwind massage
  • Luxury Manicure
  • Basic Pedicure
  • Express Facial
  • Luxury tan
  • Red Carpet manicure application

 

£59 for two treatments

£84 for three treatments

£109 for four treatments

£129 for five treatments

 

 

All the celeb beauty gossip from Vanity Vans backstage salon at Radio Ones Big Weekend 2014

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Vanity Vans backstage salon featured at Radio Ones Big Weekend this weekend taking prime position right outside the dressing rooms to deliver some quick fix treatments for the hardworking artists, celebrities and presenters.

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The Vanity team conducted dozens of hair styling’s and cuts. Makeovers were also in hot demand from men and women alike before they went on stage. They also offered a array of essential beauty treatments such as manicures and some much needed massages for those tour battered bodies.

Saturday welcomed the momentous first meeting of chart topping princesses Lily Allen and Lily Allen kissing Katy BKaty B – both Vanity Van regulars they both popped into say hi – Lily was Vanity Van’s first ever celeb client at Glastonbury in 2010 when she popped in with Jamie Winstone for eyelashes. Lily and Katy posed for the shot of the weekend for Alix with Lily planting a huge smacker on Katy! Lily loved it so much she put it on her own instagram and it went instantly viral.

 

Lily allens nailsBoth Vanity Van regulars, Lily, who had just arrived from a gig in Aberdeen, told the team that shes loving being back on the stage. We loved her festival themed rainbow nails, flashes of pink in her hair and gold glitter swipes dotted with diamantes provided by Vanity Van. Katy sported some gorgeous large ringlet curls and rainbow eye make up cutely matching Lily’s nails. Katy B and Lily were gutted they were on the stage at the same time as they were dying to appear on stage together – maybe that’s one to watch… We later came to the rescue when Katy B had a wardrobe malfunction and needed some safety pins!

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Harry Styles One Direction

Lily Allen also tweeted from the event that The legendary Mr Harry Styles from One Directionwas spotted by her having extensions fitted into his luscious locks backstage mmmnnn… The man himself swung by the salon and we managed to get a wicked v sign pic and a cheeky selfie with him, we’ve heard One Direction are big Batiste fans! Dan the lead singer from Bastille later ran off excitedly with the rest of his band to catch One Direction on stage when VV tweeted this it went viral instantly with over a thousand retweets and favourites – striking a chord of horror from Bastille fans and joy from 1D fans – hilarious. 

Harry Styles selfie

 

 

 

 

 

Conor and Brad from the Vamps post massage

 

The Vamps booked in for much needed massages to soothe aches and pains from throwing themselves around on stage. Tristan joked that Vanity Van delivered “service with a smile”! and Brad said his experience with Louise our masseuse was “unreal”. Poor Bradley had lost his voice and had to communicate with the team using facial expressions. Tinie Tempah as always also loved the idea of a nice relaxing massage and told us how its such a shame he never has the time to get one. Tinie later borrowed their tweezers – no idea what for the team didn’t like to ask….

 Paolo Nutini and Alix from Vanity Van

Paolo NutiniThe VV team bumped into the gorgeous Paolo Nutini backstage who’s number one album Caustic Love has escalated him to a whole another level of awesome. He was laughing and joking with Vanity Van pal Maverick Sabre about when they last met at the Brit awards and drank a shed load of tequila to the point where no one could understand anything either of them were saying! Which they laughed was probably a good thing… Paolo said he was knackered from his sold out tour and ached from sleeping on the tour bus so the team gave him a good rub down just before he hit the stage. The team bumped into him in the VIP bar afterwards and they are cooking up a possible face painting tribute to an unexpected character at Glastonbury so watch this space….

 Rita Ora and Grimmy outside salonRita Ora sported a new colourful corn roll hair style and white platform trainers with red strip lights. Her dancers all came in for hair and make up earlier in the day. VV created big voluptuous curls and spritzed with Batiste Pixie Lott fun and floral to give them a hair refresh. The make up artists created sexy smoky eyes and dark pouty lips to match Rita’s recent album cover. She also came down on the Saturday to support her on/off fella Calvin Harris.

 

Pharrell williamsPharrell Williams was sporting his signature hat and gave the team a lovely wave on the way into the backstage. He had a bevy of stunning dancers with him who rocked amazing style. He had an absolutely giant body guard and he even got escorted to the porta loo backstage. The VV team had quite a few of his dancers and his awesome bassist Adam in for much needed massages after their energetic set. Fearne Cotton and Edith Bowman were joking with them outside the salon that if they had had a couple of dressing gowns they would have joined them on stage! 

 James lead singer of the Klaxons post massage

 James the lead singer of the Klaxons having his hair styledThe Klaxons all had massages and lead singer James had an emergency quiff restyle before he hit the stage in a bacofoil style shirt. Alix bumped into them as they were heading off on a buggy to the stage and they were all singing the banana splits theme at the top of their voices!

 

 Luke lead singer of the Kooks with Alix

Hugh from The Kooks nicked the teams face paints and pretended to stamp it on Luke’s the lead singers face. The team talked at length with Luke the lead singer whilst he had a Batiste XXL Plumping Powder hair makeover and when Alix asked him where they had been for the last few years he laughed and told them it’s a shame the music industry is so fickle as it’s really hard to get played on the radio but they are glad to be back and that their new album is by far the best they have ever done.

Luke lead singer of the Kooks having Batiste XXL plumping powder applied for extra volume

 

Chris Martin from Coldplay popped up randomly in catering on the Sunday as little did we know he was due to appear on stage with Kings of Leon on the Sunday their set on Saturday night was mind blowing with confetti cannons, fireworks and helicopters with little flashing lights on during the stars track – and Chris martins arm muscles we swear are getting bigger by the day phwoar!

 

John NewmanSam Smith and John Newman were loving the Batiste XXL plumping powder and spray we gave them for their infamous quiffs. John told us he had came over all emotional on stage – when they asked him why he said ‘shit just got real didn’t it’ such a sweet heart… he deserves every bit of adoration.

Sam Smith 

Right at the end of the day Matt the lead singer of the 1975 booked our masseuse to sort out his appalling lower back pain – a medic came in to give him painkillers whilst Sam was massaging him and told him the reason he is getting the pain is hes too skinny. So VV’s therapist demonstrated he needs to start doing squats to build his bum muscles up poor boy!

Barry from Twin Atlantic post Batiste hair stylingRoss the bassist from Twin Atlantic was overheard talking about how he woke up in Taipei with a tattoo and VV had the whole band in for massages and most of them for haircuts – Barry their Bassist particularly loved his Batiste XXL plumping powder hair do. Ross had a beard trim to tame those split ends!

 

Matt from Gorgon City having his Batiste hair makeoverGorgon City had a huge entourage with them and were regular guests to the salon, the whole team pre booked last week before their set, Kye joked his hair and makeup were class and Laura Welsh who sings their song Here for you thought her styling was wicked. They told us how Radio 1 is their only big live show this year as it’s too expensive to transport all the singers with them. But they will be at Glastonbury playing a small live set in Silver Haze during Friday daytime & Sunday night smashing out a DJ set in Shangrila Hell Zone with Skream.

 

Katy Perry received a gift bag full of Batiste products when her entourage visited us. Her costume designer said how she’s still grounded and down to earth; adding that she even sleeps in their tour bus when they’re away!

Becky Hill singer with Wilkinson having Batiste XXL Plumping powder applied 

Becky Hill who is smashing the charts right now visited the team for a Batiste hair styling. Lauren gave her big bouncy curls creating body with Batiste’s XXL plumping powder and using some Batiste conditioning mist to define the curls and tame any fly always. She said she loves the statement red lip at the moment. She appeared with Wilkinson on stage for their huge hit Afterglow and she told us she’s uber excited for the songs on her new album to be released as they have been in production for the last 2 years.

Becky Hill singer with Wilkinson after her Batiste hair styling 

Josh lead singer of You me at Six playing footie backstageYou Me at Six were seen larking around playing football backstage after Luke had a quick buzz cut that’s one way to while away the time waiting to go on stage.

 

Jameela Jamil after having her Batiste hair stylingThe Radio One presenters were all out in force as usual with Jameela Jamil popping in for a Batiste hair styling, Edith Bowman for some tannage for her pins, Grimmy swung by for a quick hug his hair looked awesome and he told the team he’d just had a blow dry especially. Matt Edmonson had his usual annual massage with the team and Greg James and Fearne Cotton came and chilled out in the bean bag waiting room on Saturday nicking all the haribos in great need of a sugar rush after their crazy day of interviewing…

 

Ed Sheeran

Vanity Van’s next tour stop is the world famous Glastonbury Festival in June where they have a huge salon catering for thousands of festival punters over the weekend. They will also be featuring backstage at Leeds festival, Global Gathering and Latitude. Press invites will be sent out before each event so you can book in to come see the team in person and work with them on features.

 

 All photos credited to Jack Williams, Vanity Van

Festival Fresh with Batiste Pixie Lott

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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)

Vanity Vans Glastonbury festival salon 2014 – prices and how to book

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We are very happy to announce Vanity Van will be trading once more at Glastonbury festival. This is our sixth year on site and due to the incredible demand over the last couple of years we have expanded our salon at Glastonbury substantially this year to ensure we can deliver the best possible service to you.

 

New features include:

– more stylist and Do It Yourself slots

– two receptions one for treatments and one for DIY to reduce queuing times

– more staffing to manage the shower area, assist front of house and conduct treatments

– further equipment – new pump action shower units, more battery operated units and new water urns to heat water

– additional electric to run a hot water urn throughout the day

Glastonbury festival 2013

Booking system

 

We are also very happy to announce that we have built a brand new booking system to enable you to book your own appointments with ease. Please find below all the information you need about the salon and how to book with us this year.

 

Pricing for 2014

 

Batiste XXL Plumping Powder

Please see below for our latest price list. Prices have gone up by a couple of pounds this year due to the additional cost of the site and the additional services provided however all hair customers will receive an amazing FREE gift from Batiste Dry Shampoo of a XXL Plumping Powder (worth £3.99) and all other clients will receive a Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry 50 ml (worth £1.99).

Please note within the booking system as payments are taken online either via paypal we have had to add a small 4% charge into the featured price – but you can see the actual price on the description of the treatment.

 

You will also see our festival recovery packages on the price list – there was no way of adding these to the appointment schedule due to the multiple treatment options so if you would like these please email back all the info and we will book it in manually for you.

 

How to book and pay

 

To book please click on this link – payment is taken during the booking process using paypal. If you don’t have a paypal account you can still pay through paypal using a debit card using their Account optional service.

 

You can book multiple appointments per person on the same or different days BUT for different people you must book separately as we need all of your contact details and booking – so please forward this email onto your friends so they can book and pay for their own appointments individually.

 

Hair appointment times

 

You book the hair appointment for the time of the styling slot – don’t forget you will need to arrive 20-25 mins early to book in for your 15 min washing slot if you are using our Do It Yourself washing facilities before your DIY styling slot or your styling with a hairdresser slot.

 

Booking more than one treatment or for multiple people

 

If you want to book more than one type of treatment one after another on a particular day simply select all those you want then book the start time of those treatments.

 

If you want to book multiple slots for the same treatment on different days click on the recurring appointments option at the end and it will allow you to select extra days.

 

Salon site

 

Our salon will be based in the John Peel area towards the end of the row of shops by the entrance to Silver Hayes and the wall of flag installation. We will send out formal confirmation of this and any landmarks visible to help you find us once we are on site and set up on Mon/Tues.

 

Arrival times

 

Please arrive for ALL appointments 5 minutes early to book in and to allow for queues as the salon gets very busy.

 

For ALL hair appointments where you have booked a wash please arrive 20-25 minutes early – this is because a 15 minute slot is allocated before your hair appointment for you to wash if you wish.

Hair washing facilities

If you have booked for a hair appointment with a wash we will have a selection of battery operated shower heads and pump action shower heads to enable you to wash your own hair into sinks and tubs.

We will have extra urns heating water from 5.30am this year however we cannot promise the water will always be hot later on in the day due to the huge demand and also electricity restrictions mean we cannot run all the heaters once the hair dryers are on.

 

You are however welcome to either shower before you come to us or use our showers to wash your own hair.

 

We provide all shampoo and conditioner. Please remember to bring your own towel.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

 

Festival price list 2014

 

Salon treatments

 

Hair

With a stylist

Express hair styling – dry styling only – £221 - Vanity van hair styling

Basic hair styling includes DIY wash – £32 – suitable for med/thick and long/fine hair

Luxury hair styling includes DIY wash – suitable for thick, long hair or hair with extensions – £42

 

Hair cut and style – POA normally around £48 for female cut and £27 for male

 

Do It Yourself optionsuse our equipment and products including the full Batiste Dry Shampoo range

DIY wash and style – £19 (includes 15 min slot for wash and 15 min slot for styling)

Double DIY wash and style – £29 (includes 15 min slot for wash and 30 min slot for styling)

DIY hair styling- £14 (includes 15 min slot for styling)

Double DIY hair styling – £24 (includes 30 min slot for styling)

 

Make up

Express eye makeover or touch up – £172 - Vanity Van make up

Basic makeover – £25

Luxury makeover with face art or false eyelashes – £32

 

Face art / Body art

Using make up, face/body paints, glitters, diamantes etc..

Mini design – £9face-art-stars

Small design – £11

Medium design – £13

Large design – £15

Extra large design – £30

 

Eyelashes

Fitted by our stylists full range of amazing feather, diamante, colour and natural eyelashes

False eyelashes – £15;   2 pairs £28;   3 pairs £39;   4 pairs £48

Individual lashes – £20

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Mini face art and eyelashes – £21

Medium face art and eyelashes – £25

Small face art and eyelashes – £23

Nails

 (Express includes file, shape and paint; Basic includes express plus cuticle work; Luxury includes basic plus soak and massage)

 

Express Manicure – £177 - Vanity Van nails

Basic Manicure – £25

Luxury Manicure – £32

 

Express Pedicure – £25

Basic Pedicure – £32

Luxury Pedicure – £39

 

Gel polish

Application only – £35

with a basic manicure – £48

with a basic pedicure – £53

 

Massage

*full body massage within our private treatment room

 

Hand or foot massage – £12IMG_9691

Express refresh – £14

Rapid Relax – £19

Intensive unwind* – £29

Complete revival* – £39

 

Beauty Treatments

 

Facials

 (Express includes exfoliate, cleanse, tone and moisturise; Basic includes express plus massage; Luxury includes basic plus a deep cleansing mask)

 

Express Facial – £29

Basic Facial – £39

Luxury Facial – £49

 

Eyebrows

 

Eyebrow shaping with tweezers – £10

 

Body treatments

 (Express includes exfoliating body scrub; Basic includes express plus mask on problem areas; Luxury includes basic plus a 20 minute massage)

 

Express Body treatment – £29

Basic Body treatment – £39

Luxury Body treatment – £49

 

All in one face and body treatment – £69

 

Waxing

Full leg – £36

Half leg; ¾ leg; Bikini line including Brazilian and Hollywood – £29

Underarm; Upper Lip; Chin and eyebrows – £15 each or 2 for £29

n.b. threading is also available at selected events

 

Tanning

(Express tan is hand applied on arms, legs and face; Luxury tan is a full body mitt applied tan)

Express tan – £15

Luxury tan – £32

 

Packages

 

Express Festival recovery package – £54 – a quick all over body fix! – mix and match 4 of the following treatments:

 

DIY wash and style; express eye makeover; express refresh massage; express tan OR express manicure.

 

Basic Festival recovery package – £79 spoil yourself! – mix and match 4 of the following treatments:

 

Express hair styling; basic makeover; rapid relax massage; express tan, basic manicure or express pedicure.

 

Luxury Festival recovery package – £109 the complete overhaul! – mix and match 4 of the following treatments:

 

Basic Hair styling; luxury makeover; intensive unwind massage; luxury tan; express facial, Gel polish app only, luxury manicure or basic pedicure

 

Multiple treatments – bulk book for the weekend or together with friends!

Choose any combination or number of the following treatments –

  • Hair styling including DIY wash
  • Luxury make over with face art or eyelashes
  • Intensive unwind massage
  • Luxury Manicure
  • Basic Pedicure
  • Express Facial
  • Luxury tan
  • Red Carpet manicure application

 

£59 for two treatments

£84 for three treatments

£109 for four treatments

£129 for five treatments

 

 

Post festival skincare

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After all the fun and frolics of a music festival, we wanted to give some advice to help rejuvenate your skin before you return to reality. Check out these skincare tips….

Once the music stops, the insomnia, dehydration and dirt can wreak havoc on even the most flawless skin. Particularly, if make-up has been left on or you’ve been rolling around in the mud!
Therefore, to stop an amazing festival leaving you with unnecessary acne or blocked pores, here is a simple step-by-step guide to clear away any leftover dirt and leave your face feeling refreshed.

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1. The first step is removing the weekend’s built up dirt; to do this, you will need some cotton wool, a deep cleanser and warm water. Use the cotton wool to spread the cleanser over your face. It will help to melt away any dirt and begin to rehydrate your skin. Then splash you face with warm water to wash the impurities away; the warm water will then open your pours to ensure a deep clean.

2. From this, using an exfoliating scrub will remove deeply embedded dirt that has built up over the weekend and clear away any dead skin cells. Be careful not to irritate your skin when using a scrub (especially if you’ve been in the sun all weekend); using your fingertips, gently massage the beads in small, circular motions. Again, wash this off with luke-warm water.
3. If your skin is particularly dry after a festival then a facemask will help revitalise it. Using a hydrating facemask will reclaim any lost moisture and restore your skins natural glow. It is important to use a mask that will not cause irritation to your skin; if you are using a product that you have not tried before then you should test the mask on a small area of skin to see your skins reaction.

4. Once the right mask has been decided, apply for the instructed about of time. Once set, gently peel away and dab away excess residue using a damp towel.
5. You can then use a toner with some cotton wool to remove any deep setting parts of the mask and restore your skin to its natural PH level. Using a toner also helps to close your pores which can also be done by splashing your face with cold water (this is why your face sometimes feels tight after a cold shower!).
6. Once this is done, applying moisturiser will help to enhance a supple and healthy look. Try to do this within three minutes after splashing your face as it will lock in as much moisture as possible and keep your skin feeling and looking hydrated.
Vanity Van has plenty of tips to offer you about individual skin type and House of Fraser has also asked some beauty experts for their top tips in skin rejuvenation. So, although the festival fun may be over for this year, you can return to reality feeling fresh and with your skin glowing!

All the celeb beauty gossip from Vanity Vans backstage salon at Radio 2 festival in a day 2013

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We featured at Radio 2 festival in a day 2013 yesterday and it literally does what it say on the tin squeezing in 10 fabulous acts in one afternoon and evening with some glorious blasts from the past from the bands to the presenters alike.

We had a salon set up backstage outside the dressing rooms in the heart of the action tending to the artists and all the Radio 2 presenters. The weather was erratic with beaming sunshine one minute and pouring rain and high winds the next. Leaving us inundated with requests to tend to rain lashed locks and smudged eye make up.

Jo Whiley having her miners manicure at Radio 2 festival in a day 2013

We loved the quaintness of the festival a perfect pocket sized slice of heaven which people treated as a giant picnic with people bringing trestle tables, picnic baskets and blankets aplenty! The presenters coming on stage between the acts to announce the next artists is a lovely touch and Jo Whiley commented to us when she popped in for a Miners cosmetics manicure that its not often all the presenters actually get together like this and it felt a hit like a school reunion of sorts! I suppose its a bit like the big weekend bash for the Radio 1 guys! And talking of radio bashs soon we soon get to embark on the 1xtra tour am sure that will be an eventful week full of stories…

 

Our weekend started with a call to rush down to Proms in the park on Saturday to give the fabulous Bryan Ferry a much needed deep tissue massage just before his set we dashed our finest therapist and massage table to the site only to find he has his own massage table apparently he is a connoisseur and has one every day ! We bumped into Anton du Beck who performed on stage and our therapist mistook him for Rob Brydon! Well they do look alike… We caught a flashing smiles a plenty from both Simon Webb and Lee Ryan From Blue as the cheeky chaps were warming up for their set backstage, Duncan also looked stunning as always… Where as Antony always seems to look a little furtive especially as he had a bevy of girl admirers in tow. Lee even jokingly told off our therapist for interrupting his chances with a girl he was laying the moves on. However our most surreal moments of the evening were bumping into Tony Blackburn in full gold sequin get up including matching flares and having a meeting sat next to Dame Edna Everage tucking into her dinner!

 Sally Boazman post treatment looking fabulous

Sally Boazman having having her Miners Beauty Queen Luxe Lips appliedSunday we opened the full salon. Presenters such as Sally Boazman booked in and joked with us that it would take a ton of products to help her – we primped and preened saving her ruined hair do with some XXL volume Batiste dry shampoo and lashings of miners cosmetics she loved her Luxe lips cream gloss beauty queen so much she took it with her. She waxed lyrical after her treatment saying “you made me look young!”

Vanessa Feltz post treatment

Vanessa Feltz having a Miners makeover and her hair curled with Nicky Clarke hold and shine sprayVanessa Feltz was incredibly fabulous darling… she swooped onto the site in a furore of glory in a stretch limo with daughter Saskia and dashing Boyf Ben in tow. In tribute to her impending starring role in Strictly come dancing she was resplendent in a gold sequin full ball gown outshining all the other festival attired presenters. She was a hoot to chat to and we curled her lovely hair with plenty of Nicky Clarke hold and shine spray to ensure it stayed put and brought her eyes out with our Miners Love Phat Black Liner. She is uber excited about strictly and we were joking around about dancing in ice she scoffed “it was hard enough to pull it off on terra firmer darling” – we can’t wait to see how she does.

Elaine Page having her make up applied

Elaine Page post treatmentElaine Page was very forthright and a little miffed as it was so chilly when she came into our alfresco salon I swathed her in blankets to keep her warm during her treatments. Luckily she only needed a little touch up so we used some Batiste XXL plumping powder to give her hair volume and touched up her eyes with Miners Safari eye shadow and define and line liner. She obvs loved the blankets as she walked off with it leaving her r2 umbrella behind fair swap i think. Although kindly got one of her team to return it to us later what a love.

Diane Jordan post Miners makeover

Ex Blue Peter presenter Diane Jordan was lovely and we conducted a full Miners make over on her bringing out her brown eyes with the Safari eye shadow and some weather proof waterproof Maxi Mascara. We were chatting about festivals and she promised to look us up at Glastonbury next year.

Anneka Rice post treatment

Anneka Rice having hint of colour batiste blonde appliedAnd it was a joy to meet the beautiful Anneka Rice who looks exactly like she did 20 yrs ago. She was so easy to pamper as she is so stunning she only needed a little Batiste Hint of Blonde Dry Shampoo and some Nicky Clarke Hold and Shine Hair spray to hold everything in place in the breeze – so many childhood idols don the air at radio 2 it was fabulous to meet them all…

 

Sharleen Spiteri popped into the salon sporting a fab new choppy hair cut

We had most of Texas in for much needed massages including their bass player Ross who said we came along at exactly the right time as his shoulders were tight after the gig and he was totally sorted out by Debbies healing hands.  Lead singer Sharleen Spiteri popped by to say hi sporting a gorgeous new choppy hair do. She later accidentally swore at the crowd in a bid to fire them up a bit – whoops…

 

James blunt was hilarious and so much smaller than we thought he would be in the flesh! He riled up the crowd demanding they let loose as if they did he would do a stage dive into the crowd and true to his word he did finishing off his set by dancing on his piano ! He definitely needed a massage after all that…

 

Jessie J 's backing singer Phoebe having her Miners MakeoverJessie J’s and her crew had an entire production area to themselves and we had her whole band in for treatments including Miners Plum mini manicures for her keyboardist Hannah and touched up her rained on frizzy hair with a touch of Batiste dark brown hint of colour and Nicky Clarkes weightless treatment with Argan Oil. Her backing singer Phoebe had a eye makeup done to match her purple hair and fell in love with our Miners Phat pencil Snob with a dash of Tin of Tint Cherry for luscious pouting lips.

 

Simple Minds were second on the bill and our thrilled masseuse who is a huge fan got to massage the drummer and the bass player after their set. The cheeky boys from the Treacherous Orchestra who looked uber daper in their suits and zoot suit styles white and black ties spent the last couple of hours with us having hair cuts, restyles both finished off with Nicky Clarkes Matt Grooming wax. One of them even had a Miners deep cherry manicure and ‘goth’ lips he looked hilarious but strangely very cool.

Ali from the Trecherous Orchestra after his Nicky Clarke matt grooming wax finish, goth lips and miners nails

Our favourites music wise were the melodic Jack Johnson whos soothing tones calmed the crowds and hypnotised everyone although we were disappointed to hear only 2 of his well known tracks. And all time legends Manic Street Preachers tore up the stage with classics such as Design for Life sending the crowds wild – loved their Welsh flag behind them on stage very patriotic. The therapist team were entranced listening to the ducit tones of Josh Groban drifting into the backstage area. Most of his crew popped in for cuts, massages and general touch ups – and I was shocked to hear Flying without wings as had no idea he was responsible for such Westlife classics.

 

Serena Smokey Robinsons backing singer having a miners makeoverSmokey Robinson didn’t fail to impress closing the festival in a flurry of fireworks he dropped such classics as My Girl and Since I lost my baby. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand and did some fantastic fun sing alongs at the end to bring the festival to a beautiful close. We met his saxophonist Ken who had a relaxing massage and his lovely backing singer Serena before they went on stage who we jazzed up with some Miners hot pink It Girl luxe lips and some stardust eye shadow.

 

 

A fantastic end to a fantastic event one which I am sure will now feature as a must on our annual calendar every year from here on in.