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The latest Autumn and Winter beauty trends

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There are many beauty trends that have dominated the catwalks this year, but it’s hard to tell what trends are going to work for you and how to transition them from season to season. Although certain trends can look terrifying, there are ways to pull inspiration from them while still looking subtle and sophisticated.

Block eye colour beauty trendsReturn of the Club Kid

Despite the crisp Autumn months dawning upon us, we are happy to report that bright and bold eye looks are not going anywhere. Although this trend might take you back to the era of the club kid, the classic 80’s leg warmers and spandex will not be making their way back into our wardrobes. From lime green to vivid purples, the graphic eye trend can only be tackled by the bravest of us. Are you brave enough to rock this technicolour trend?

Lash it Up

When you think of an ultra-feminine makeup look, a long, full set of lashes are almost always in the mix. For this season, if you’re going to wear mascara, it’s a matter of all or nothing. Whether you decide to go for a bold makeup look, or opt for natural, feminine beauty, an extra layer of mascara is guaranteed to bring your look to the next level. As long as you wear it with confidence, anyone can pull off this trend.

Statement lipstick beauty trends

Statement Lips

A bold statement lip is always in style, and that isn’t changing as we transition into Autumn. As a true makeup visionary, Rihanna is an avid fan of a vibrant lip, giving us the red lip fantasy we all needed, but didn’t deserve. For those of you looking to pack a punch with your lip colour this autumn, draw some inspiration from Fenty Beauty’s leading lady and paint on that classic red pout. From bright oranges to deep berry shades, statement lip colours are a must-have for your Autumn makeup bag.

Slicked back hair beauty trends

Slicked Back Sophistication

It is no surprise that slicked back hair and slicked side partings have been all the rage this year. Who isn’t a fan of a stylish, wearable and hassle-free hairstyle? Pulled back hair with loose waves has become the epitome of sophisticated, effortless beauty. Plus, if you get caught in the rain, no one will be able to tell the difference. To achieve this look, apply a hair mousse rather than a gel to avoid the dreaded greasy locks look and achieve a smooth, sleek finish.

Which of these Autumn/Winter beauty trends will you be trying out this season?

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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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summer hair

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 –

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Introducing the all new Vanity Pro team

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Vanity Van is excited to introduce our new “Vanity Pro team”, our premium makeup and beauty service designed to deliver the highest quality results for media projects.

Vanity Pro Team events staff

High profile projects require top quality makeup, hair and beauty input. If you are holding a fashion show or shoot, are creating editorial, working with a celebrity or have a TV, film or theater project in mind, then your hair styling, makeup and beauty will need to be carried out at the highest professional level.

male grooming event staff The Vanity Pro Team are available to hire for any high profile media project, and will ensure you achieve polished and professional looks and styling. This is our premium service, and we offer only our most experienced and qualified staff for these projects. The Vanity Van Pro Team have extensive experience in film, editorial, theatre, fashion, celebrity and performance based work. We have worked with celebrities such as: Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Paulo Nutini, Mumford and Sons, Fearne Cotton, Eddie Izzard, The Vamps and Sheridan Smith.


An increasing number of our corporate clients are using fully professional services, including models, makeup artists and stylists, to create the perfect look for store openings, promotional experiences and product launches. Companies have one chance to make the right impression, and when a marketing campaign is high profile, or being covered by the press, it is crucial to get the look and styling just right. Vanity Van’s Pro team can ensure your event looks professional, top quality, and just as you want it to. We can also help in the same way for corporate photo shoots, filming for promotional videos and footage for employee activities.

makeup makeover mobile salon staffWe provide expertise in haircuts and hair styling, barbering, makeup, nails, brows, male grooming, massage, body art and overall theme styling. Our staff are multi-skilled in many of these areas, meaning you may only need to hire one person to cover a variety of required skills. We use only the best quality products in all of our work.

It may suit some clients to discuss the variety of style and beauty requirements their project will need with the Vanity Van management team, who can then hand pick the most appropriate staff for the job. 

Alternatively, clients are welcome to read through the experience and portfolios of our Vanity Van Pro Team

Seeking Mobile Hair Stylists, Make up Artists and Beauticians

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Vanity Van is seeking Mobile Hair Stylists, Make up Artists and Beauticians for Events work

Vanity Van is the UK’s leading supplier of mobile beauty treatments for events. We specialise in working with event clients to create unique beauty experiences.

Vanity Van’s indoor and outdoor mobile salons feature in a diverse range of situations, including corporate events, private parties, high profile star studded music events including backstage at festivals and front of house at Glastonbury and in store retail activation’s with nationwide retailers.

We have lots of work in London and the surrounding areas and contracts UK wide where travel and accommodation where relevant is paid. The work is very varied and fun – each event is different!


We are currently seeking multi skilled therapists to work in our ever growing UK wide team. We are particularly seeking people who have a mixture of the following skills –

  • hair cuts
  • hair styling
  • make up
  • eyelashes
  • face/body art
  • nails
  • facials
  • threading
  • massage
  • eyebrows
  • wet shaving
  • moustache and beard trimming

We are also looking for team members who can teach hair and make up skills in our workship, personal trainers, yoga teachers and fashion stylists.


Once you are taken onto our books contracts are sent out to you with detailed terms and you can choose whether to apply for it. Most of the work we undertake is either a fixed rate or hourly rated  depending on the number of hours worked, your experience and length of time with the company.

For some public events such as Glastonbury we pay a commission rate and some of the celeb work is conducted for a few hours work a day in exchange for entry to the festival, some expenses and portfolio shots.

We also offer free and subsidised training for our teams and additional perks.


We are interviewing in London SE22 at our offices on the following dates. We will also be setting further UK locations in Jan/Feb so please apply even if you are unable to make the London dates. Interviews start at 10am and run for a few hours depending on your skill sets.

  • Thursday 7th January 2016
  • Saturday 16th January 2016
  • Tuesday 19th January 2016

Further briefing information about working for Vanity Van and how the interviews will work for each location will be sent with your confirmation email. We will confirm exact locations and arrangements nearer the time.

During the interviews we will conduct a briefing, one to one interviews and then trade tests to assess your skill sets. To ensure we can get everything done in the time required you will need to bring a friend/colleague or family member who is available for the same time period and is happy to have free treatments conducted on them by the interview group. If we are short of models then candidates will conduct treatments on each other and the interviewer.


In the first instance please send us an email at confirming which dates you are available and containing your email address expressing your interest so we can send you an application form and further instructions on what happens next.

Once you have been assessed we will confirm if you have been selected for interview. We look forward to working with you !


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.


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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.

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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



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



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


 (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



*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



 (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




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



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



(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




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




High Street Fashion Week 2013

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Vanity Van brings the UK’s best beauty brands and treatments to High Street Fashion Week

high street fashion weekAs models, press, bloggers and fashionistas cool their heels after another round of fashion weeks, the next date in the diary will celebrate real-life glamour.

The 2013 High Street Fashion Week offers womenswear, footwear, accessories, beauty, lingerie and swimwear all under one roof, and takes place Friday 26th April to Sunday 28th April 2013 in a contemporary gallery in fashionable Shoreditch, London.

Vanity Van is delighted to announce they will be part of this event for the first time this year. Vanity Van is the brainchild of London based beauty specialist Alix Soame, and will be offering on-site hair styling, makeovers, manicures, and massage treatments.

high street fashion week posterOne of the highlights of High Street Fashion Week is the VIP catwalk show that will be open to press, celebrity guests and competition winners only. This takes place at Aura Mayfair over each of the three nights of the event from 7pm. Press and celebrities attending the event are invited to enjoy complimentary treatments including Batiste hair styling and Miners Cosmetics makeovers whilst they relax in the luxe Vanity Van area, which also includes glamorous hosts, fabulous treats and a photo booth to capture your new look.

Get your front row look sorted by visiting Vanity Van before the show to get paparazzi-perfect with a free makeover – email today to secure your slot.

Treatments will also be available to the visitors within the public areas during the afternoons in the retail boutique, with therapists offering on-the-go beauty treatments, hair styling spruce ups and make up makeovers, massages and manicures.

Visiting celebs and journalists will find in your on site goody bags and available within the salon some fabulous gifts from the Vanity Van team. Vanity Van represents Britain’s best beauty brands and samples and treats on offer include:

MINERS-GROUP-SHOTMiners Cosmetics mascara – creating natural flutter, this new mascara can transform tired eyes and perk up your peepers. An accessible and fun brand, Miners has a growing following with UK beauty bloggers and is a firm favourite of the Vanity Van team.

They will be gifting samples of the new Maxi Mascara, which is waterproof, long-lasting and high performance – perfect for a summer holiday or festival. (

Batiste dry shampoo  – stylists will be offering dry styling with this product at the event to prove you don’t have to sacrifice glamour on the go. What’s more, they will be gifting samples of XXL Volume (200ml), perfect for glamorous updos; Cherry (50ml), a festival essential with a rich cherry scent to liven up day-old locks; and A Hint Of Colour (200ml), a shade-specific dry shampoo for personalised style. (

mega-booth-postOn site supporting the Vanity Van team for the evening sessions will be Megabooth who offer an array of unique, vintage photo booths for hire. Megabooth will capture your High Street Fashion Awards makeover look on the night and you can even print off your snaps in less than 10 seconds and take unlimited copies away with you! (

mychocolate-imageMy chocolate who specialise in creating chocolate making events for corporate entertainment, team building, hen parties, birthdays and gift experiences will also be on hand to whip up some fabulous quirky chocolate samples to tantalize your taste buds. (

Vanity Van is a celebrity favourite and has already tended to the likes of the Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Mumford and Sons, Maccabees, DJ Fresh and Paulo Nutini over the last few summers in their festival beauty parlour. The team offers hair, make-up, face and body art, nails, massage treatments and more, and are available to book for private and corporate events, too. Even David Guetta and Kasabian’s children have had a Vanity Van makeover for some fun festival face art and funky nails.

High Street Fashion Week marks the beginning for an exciting season of festivals and events for this revitalised beauty firm, who have also just launched their new website. Here’s to a beautiful summer!


Media folder of hi res pics from last season, Vanity Van and brand partner logos see this page

The Vanity Van team have some unique partner opportunities for brands in 2014. Email

Reviewing a festival this year? Get in touch for your press appointment. For more information or to request an interview, call Alix Soame on 07825 875210 or email

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