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Vanity Van new truck mobile salon available for hire

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We are super excited to announce our new truck mobile salon unit available NOW. Perfect to add a huge visual impact to your next event or campaign. This mobile salon unit is ideal for corporate fun days, festivals, PR stunts, public events and out of town shopping centres.truck mobile salon

It’s our biggest outdoor salon space yet with almost 40 sqm of space to work with. The truck can be used as an open stage type experience with full visibility for treatments to draw in the crowds or we can add extra floor space with a covered canopy and additional staging on either end.

truck mobile salonWe will dress the interior to suit your treatment requirements with our professional black salon pieces or our stylish white salon pieces including large Hollywood mirrors, LED mirrors, adjustable padded hair chairs, makeup chairs, barber chairs, ergonomic nail tables, massage chairs and tables and reception and waiting room spaces. We even have themed rose gold and tropical mirrors.

Or we can work with you to create something completely bespoke advising on key requirements for what you want to deliver treatment wise and even installing other elements such as a DJ and a photo booth. The unit also has five optional professional hot water backwashes if you need to have hair washing as part of your offerings.

 

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The truck mobile salon can be branded to work with your theme or campaign. We also are developing new decor options for 2020 for all our indoor and outdoor salons including the rainbow forest retreat; stylish rose gold with lush tropical plants; gold disco glitter or purple haze. We will be posting more info about these as they come to fruition.

Ideas including creating a fantasy nail bar with branded themed freehand nail art; Installing a festival themed styling station with braiding, face florals, eco glitter and gems; Create a makeover lounge and blowdry bar with all vegan products as a pre-party pamper; Put on a Men’s barbershop as a reward for staff at a fun day with male hair cuts, beard moustache and beard trims, wet and dry shaving, hot towels facials and brow styling. The possibilities are endless…

Get in touch to talk possibilities with our team – bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or call Tel 0800 6891757

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Vanity Van are showcasing at Venues and Events Live 2019

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We are super excited to announce that our team will be featuring at the Venues and Events Live exhibition at Old Billingsgate this week Wednesday 18th September and Thursday 19th September 2019. Our holistic team, beauty experts and stylists will be creating a relaxation experience for guests in the Vaults with treatments and expert tips running throughout the day.square meal venues and events

We also have our fabulous new partners Morning Gloryville hosting taster sessions of their new wellness activities including yoga sessions and meditation and their team will be offering holistic treatments including massage and reiki.

Attendees of Venues and Events Live can try out our services, take a break from the hustle and bustle and indulge in some mindfulness, relaxation and pampering. Take a moment to experience all that we have to offer.

manicuresWe will be offering complimentary slots for express manicures relaxing head and shoulder massages, reiki energy treatments and one to one personal guidance on the latest hair and makeup trends.

Our team will be available to talk Square Meal guests through our services; the wide range of treatments we offer; our indoor and outdoor salons available for hire and to give advice in how to add that WOW factor to your next event or campaign.

white indoor mobile salonWe have some amazing new salon options our super professional all white indoor salon that looks striking and also has optional themed mirrors in rose gold and tropical to create a centrepiece for your treatments. We also have a new range of large LED mirrors enabling us to create up to 16 stations.

truck mobile salonFor corporate fun days, festivals and public events and campaigns we also have an impactive new truck salon with a huge multi-use experience space and a quirky new caravan salon called Margarita.

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Every year as our experience and event expertise grows we are specialising more and more in bespoke tailored salon spaces, treatments and packages to suit your brief, event, guests and theme so get in touch and we will work our magic to create something to take your event or campaign to the next level.

If you are attending the Venues and Events live event, then please drop us a line at bookings@vanityvan.co.uk so we can reserve you a slot.

Summer Makeup Lip Brush

How to avoid a Summer makeup meltdown – Long-lasting makeup tips

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Long-lasting Summer Makeup When temperatures rise in the Summer months, you may think it’s pointless to even wear makeup. If your summer makeup is prone to sliding off your face by 2pm in the heat, we’ve got your back. We’ve rounded up a list of essential steps to ensuring your makeup remains locked in, even through the sweat. From primers, to blotting cushions, to lipstick layering, the beauty world has offered up some new products and techniques for you to try out this Summer.

A primer is the first step and an essential aspect of flawless summer makeup application. The purpose of a primer is to build an extra layer between your skin and your foundation, helping the product stick to the skin whilst brightening and smoothing the area. We know what you’re thinking… Why would I slather yet another layer of product onto my skin in the heat? If you have oily skin, an oil-free, mattifing primer can work wonders, especially around the t-zone area. If you’re not a fan of the fully matte look, concentrate an illuminating primer on your cheeks and temples to bring life back into skin. The combination of primers will instantly give you that much-needed radiance boost whilst eliminating any unwanted shine. You’ll be ready to take on the humidity all day long!

Summer Long-Wearing MakeupSay goodbye to pieces of greasy, scrunched up blotting papers taking refuge at the bottom of your bag, because a new blotting tool is taking the summer makeup world by storm: the game-changing miracle blotting cushions. Gently press the sponge across the problem areas on your face to smooth, absorb oils and keep your makeup fresh and shine-free all day long. 

If you’re someone who loves a statement lip, you’ve no doubt spent time pondering how to make it last the entire day. The first port of call for making your lipstick last the day is layering it up. Although liquid lipsticks promise longevity, they have a tendency of cracking and flaking by the time the day is up. If you want to make a normal bullet lipstick last, apply a layer, blot off the excess and repeat as many times as you deem necessary. A lip-brush is crucial to the application process as they are designed to apply products with precision and to prevent them from smudging, leaving you with a smudge-proof pout. 

Summer Makeup Lip BrushWe’ve been told time and again that setting spray is the hero product for shine control and smudge proof summer makeup. A setting spray should be the last step in your beauty regime to ensure that your makeup is locked in before you’re out the door. Keep your spray by your side while you’re out as just a few spritzes can instantly revive and refresh your makeup, giving the skin a well-needed pick-me-up during a humid day. Do you have any long-lasting makeup tips?

New Year Hair Inspiration

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As New Year quickly approaches, it’s out with the old and in with the new. With every season, you can always expect a new wave of hair trends to emerge, and this season it is no different. 2018 has handed us endless inspiration for salon-perfect hair while saving us the cash and the trip to the salon. We fell in love with the Kim Kardashian platinum blonde look, and we vowed to never talk about Katy Perry’s slime green pixie cut ever again. So, it’s time to reflect on the most-loved hairstyles of 2018 as we make our way into 2019 with party-perfect New Year hair.

The comeback of Old Hollywood glamour

It’s no myth that style, makeup and hair trends always come back around. Old Hollywood glamour is making a comeback and has been lusted over by a long list of a-listers, from the elegant and sophisticated Blake Lively to the modern and edgy Zendaya. 

  1. New Year Hair Old HollywoodStart by creating a deep side parting in your hair to create volume and texture.
  2. Separate your hair into sections and curl towards your face to create soft, seamless curls.
  3. Once you release the hair from the curling iron, roll the curl into itself and pin loosely against your head.
  4. Continue curling all of the sections until your hair is completely pinned, and then allow your hair to cool to set the curls.
  5. Once all of your hair is curled, brush your curls out lightly and seal the deal with a light coating of hairspray to lock your finished, ultra-glamorous look into place.

Loose waves with a twist

New Year Hair PlaitEven in the cold winter months, loose, beach waves are universally coveted by virtually everyone. There are many different ways to achieve this look, from straighteners, to hair wands, and even a no-heat, no-damage option. If you’re no stranger to a low maintenance hair routine, then the no-heat method is a perfect alternative for you. While you’re hair is damp, strategically twist sections of your hair and secure them at the crown of your head. Let your hair down in the morning and you will have lust-worthy beach curls. If you want to seamlessly transition this look from day to night, opt for a centre French plait to add something ultra-dazzling to your New Year hair look. French plait your hair backwards and secure it at the crown of your head. As this style is incredibly versatile, you can either secure your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun. 

Sleek slicked back hair

This perfect party New Year hair look has recently taken the red carpet by storm and is one that will work for any hair type and with any outfit.

  1. New Year Hair Slicked BackStart by combing a small amount of gel through your locks, pulling hair away from your face to achieve a slick, sleek effect.
  2. Spritz a firm-hold hairspray to lock all of your hard work in place.
  3. Alternatively, up the beauty stakes by keeping your hair dry and textured to add a more edgy feel to your look.
  4. Use a round brush head while blow-drying your hair upwards to achieve a voluminous, textured look.

Whether you’re going for understated elegance or edgy party girl this NYE, this hairstyle is sure to be a head turner.

Which of these hairstyles are you going to be rocking into 2019?

Christmas party glitter

Christmas party glitz and glam – pre party pampering, entertainment and all the trimmings

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All That Glitters… It’s time to add the final trimmings to your Christmas party festivities.

Christmas party Indoor SalonWhatever Christmas party event or campaign you’re holding in the run-up to Christmas, Vanity Van can deliver that WOW factor and leave a long lasting impression on your customers, or leave your team loving life and of course you!

Whether it’s adding a bit of glitz & glam to a celebration by ensuring your team and guests are on point with their Christmas party style… Or a decadent end of year relaxation lounge to say thank you and boost the wellness of your clients or teams.

Either way, our beauty and holistic experiences leave a lasting impact and favourable memories.

Pre-Party Pampering

Our most popular Xmas experience – book us to visit your offices or why not send us to your clients as a Christmas gift? No more fighting over the toilet mirrors, we will work our professional magic with hairstyling, makeovers, manicures and male grooming, leaving the guests looking and feeling like a million dollars!

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Christmas Party Experiences

Always one to bring the glitz to proceedings, our glamorous salons give your party that extra edge. Our expert stylists will be on hand to provide retouches to hair, makeup and male grooming… Or why not turn up the bling a notch with Xmas themed gems, bio glitter, face art, nail art or bespoke tattoos.

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To create the BIGGEST impact, you can book our full salon set up with a gorgeous backdrop, Hollywood mirrors, makeup chairs, nail stations and barbers chair. We can even advise on something bespoke or you can provide something yourself. And don’t forget we can white label our services to be unbranded or branded as yourselves.

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We LOVE a theme – whatever gorgeousness you’ve created, we can add to it, with tailored treatments to enhance the guests looks. We can even style the event team before the party to look the part and to set the tone.

Booking Systems

For pre-planned rewards we offer awesome online booking systems, so you can sit back and relax whilst we manage the entire experience for you. We also provide professional salon managers to run the booking system, screenings and appointments to ensure everything runs super smoothly on the day/night.

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The Damage…

What price can be put on that feeling you get, when you’ve just walked out of the salon!?!

Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s actually only a few pounds… As our prices work out as little as £5 – £15 per head.

Our 4-hour packages start at approx. £1k for 4 stylists and a manager, who can deliver 190 x Mini 5 Minute Treatments or 64 x Express 15 Minute Treatments.

For more info, get in touch today – Just tell us your dates/times, your location(s), capacity and theme, and we can provide a one-on-one personalised consultation, to help achieve your Xmas beauty goals!

Leave a lasting impression on your staff/customers this Christmas, with the help of (the real) Santa’s little helpers.

#XmasBeautySquad x

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Clown Makeup

Halloween makeup simple spooktacular ideas

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

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The Colourful Clown

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

Halloween Makeup Lip ArtSpooktastic Lip Art

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

Forget the Setting Spray

Melting Face Halloween Makeup

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

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

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

Square Meal Venues and Events Live

Vanity Van featuring at Square Meal Venues and Events exhibition 19th-20th September 2018

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We are super excited to announce that our team will be featuring at the Square Meal exhibition at Old Billingsgate next week Wednesday 19th September and Thursday 20th September 2018. Our beauty experts will be delivering a pamper lounge experience for guests in the Vaults with treatments and expert tips running throughout the day.

Its been an exciting summer for the team we have been going back to basics and really focusing on what we do best. We have been honing our mobile beauty services developing new packages, new pricing and improving our treatment offerings and equipment – and there is alot more to come in the next 6 months!

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Attendees can try out our services, take a break from the hustle and bustle and indulge in some relaxation and pampering.

 

We will be offering complimentary slots for manicures and massages and one to one personal guidance on the latest hair and makeup trends.

 

 

Our team will be available to talk Square Meal guests through our services; the wide range of treatments we offer; our indoor and outdoor salons available for hire and to give advice in how to add that WOW factor to your next event or campaign.

We are offering some exciting new consultancy packages, new salon options, tailored online booking systems, bespoke customer surveys and data capture for campaigns and a host of other ideas to take your activation or event to the next level.

 

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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.

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Our latest mobile salon packages and equipment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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 – https://vanityvan.co.uk/corporate

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

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The Vanity Van team is excited to announce we will be creating a beauty and wellness experiences at the International Confex and Office show this week at Olympia on 28th February and 1st March 2018, 9.30am – 5.30pm. We will be showcasing our skills and offering complimentary treatments to exhibition-goers.

We will have our stunning airstream salon stationed at the front of the show on stand F16C to the left when you come through the main entrance where we will be offering express manicures, braiding and makeovers.

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We will also be offering manicures on the Prestige Events magazine stand B46C and we will have our new office yoga and beginners meditation classes going on in the Office show upstairs next to the skills theatre on stand I60.

Vanity Van’s services include: haircuts and hair styling; make up; face and body art; manicures; pedicures; nail art; threading; facials; massage; male grooming, reflexology, reiki, energy treatments and more. Options for men, women and children are all available, as are the latest products and trends. Plus we have exclusive indoor and outdoor salons available for hire.

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We are also in the process of building our sister company which will be focused on all kinds of wellness classes such as yoga, meditation, fitness and dance and an exclusive range of personal, spiritual and creative development workshops.

 

 

Vanity Van has worked with many high profile brands and celebrities. Our award-winning team has delivered entertainment packages to corporate events and private guests alike, as well as delivering large-scale experiential salon tours for retailers and entertaining crowds at some of the country’s biggest festivals.

To fully enjoy our services, please pre-book a slot. Health and beauty are popular at events and considered a high-value experience by guests, so we do draw crowds and can get extremely busy.

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Pre- book a slot to experience our skills and services for yourselves, and to avoid disappointment. Contact bookings@vanityvan.co.uk.

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Previous clients include – BBC, ITV, Google, Yahoo, H&M, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Just Eat, Vodafone, Virgin, O2, The Times, First Direct, Cadburys, Virgin, Sky, Echo Falls, TK Maxx, Car phone warehouse, Butlins, Batiste, AOL, Barclays, Red Letter Days, Spec Savers, Mcvitities, Londis & Jack Wills and many more….

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