|Posted by Sarah Barnett on August 6, 2017 at 3:25 AM||comments (1)|
I know its only August but before we know it Autumn will be here.
The top trends coming for this Autumn / Winter include
1. Bold statments nails - designs include gold chrome nails, black pointed nails, nude nails, nails with pressed flowers and pearls
2. Metallic make up especially silver on the eyes
3. Massive 60's lashes are back for top and bottom lids
4. Strong statment eyes with 2 bold colours
5. Bold boyish styled eyebrows - time to let them grow!
6. Lots of smudged eyeliner especially on the lower lids
7. Stained lips that are imperfect
This season we expect the number of people have microblading to increase along with Dermaroller treatments to improve their skin texture after the warm summer season.
|Posted by Sarah Barnett on April 20, 2017 at 4:25 AM||comments (0)|
Sometimes after waxing clients my say a few days later they have something like a scab or burn mark on their eyebrow. The natural reaction is it is something we did or our wax was too hot. We take great care to keep our wax at the right temperature and ensure problems dont arise by testing on our wrist.
We completely understand why you would think it was us. The truth is that often the problem can be caused by the products the client uses at home. Many skin care products today contain ingredients that can cause thinning of the skin. The main culprits in terms of these ingredients are AHAS (including lactic acid and glcolic acide, Vitamin A and Vitamin A derivatives (including Retinol, Retinoid and Retinaldehyde) and BHA (salicylic acid). Due to their amazing beneifts in terms of improving the appearance and quality of skin cells .
You might not even realise you are using one with one of these ingredients in. Many high street brands contain these ingredients. Many clients use Dermalogica nad Environ and these contain AHA.
Dont worry you dont need to give up on your eyebrows
- consider threading instead
- stop using the cream for 1 week either side of your treatment
- you can proceed but in the knowledge you may have some problems
|Posted by Sarah Barnett on April 20, 2017 at 4:10 AM||comments (3)|
Finding a good waxing salon
How clean is the waxing station?
Does the therapist re use the spatula time and after time? We call this double dipping. This will spread bacteria from client to client and I am pleased to say this is something we do not do.
If your really struggling with the pain - the therapist might not be very experienced. There should only be a very slight sting which will quickly pass in a second. If you find you leave the salon feeling like you have ridden a horse this is completely wrong. Find yourself a new waxer
Does your therapist give you aftercare advice? We are pleased to say that we now send out an email with all the aftercare advice you need before your appointment to ensure you minimise things like ingrowing hair. This along with our new free waxing mittens helps you have an enjoyable experience and keep your skin looking good.
Next time your in Poole why not pop in to see us ? x
|Posted by Sarah Barnett on April 14, 2017 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
Our Entity acrylic dip and buff is proving to be a massive hit. We have just ordered another 10 colours as we love it so much. Its so hard wearing and feels so thin but strong at the same time.
Sidney is now able to do them in 35 minutes. The rest of the girls are still getting to grips with it but we definitely love this product. At last something that lasts longer than gel without the smell. It doesnt contain monomer so that is why it doesnt smell. Perfect for our little salon.
Come and try it out soon as we are now offering it with extensions as well.
|Posted by Sarah Barnett on April 9, 2017 at 2:45 AM||comments (0)|
We are so excited to introduce Dip and Buff acrylic. I have never liked acrylic due to the smell and what I have seen damage to clients nails. This is different. It doesnt smell! It so easy to do and its much more hard wearing than acrylics. You simply apply the base coat then dip the nails in the acrylic powder. Then do this 1 or 2 more times and keep applying the different clear coats and voile perfect nails. No need to file the nail a simple buff will do. Its so easy to apply and its so strong. '
So next week it will be just £18 until we put it up. Usually will be £23 with Rebecca and £26 with the other girls. Kate will offer it with extensions for £35. Very excited and so far we have 12 colours but Im definitely getting more of them.
|Posted by Sarah Barnett on March 19, 2017 at 4:10 AM||comments (0)|
Getting ready for your wedding
Here at Diva we are experts in helping you get ready towards your big day. Your beauty routine should start months ahead.
The first thing we recommend is start looking at your diet. Your diet has a massive impact on your skin. Even if you are lucky enough to be naturally slim you should still try and eat more healthy. Include lots of vegetables and fruit to give you the vitamins your body requires. Get into the habit of drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. The difference in your hair nails and lashes will be apparent really quickly.
Ensure you get plenty of sleep. This will make you look more radiant and help with your energy levels too.
Start waxing months ahead. Dont leave it till the last minute. By waxing your legs, underarm and bikini you wont need to worry when you are on your honeymoon. The effects last weeks. Getting waxed regularly will ensure you know how your skin will react. You definitely want to start practising this 4-5 weeks before the big day.
Dont forget to look after yourself. With all the stress of planning a wedding dont forget about you. Book in for some massages and facials and allow yourself to unwind. Not only that your skin will look amazing on your big day if you have been having regular facials.
Most of all enjoy it. Its your day to feel and be the best you have ever felt.
|Posted by Sarah Barnett on March 11, 2017 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
Hayfever and lash extensions
Did you know that your immune system is weakened when you have hayfever? We rely on our immune system to protect us from the environment, its our defence system. An allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to pollen as if it were an enemy to the body. In response to this the immune system produces antibodies that trigger the release of a chemical called histamine which causes the symptons of hayfever.
This can result in you becoming sensitive to products. The best form of attack is to ensure you eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water and exercise so that your body is at its best.
Always keep your lashes clean - this will help you keep them longer and prevent infections. Pollen will attach itself to your lashes causing them to water. Wash them every night with water to ensure you dont go to bed with it on your lashes. Clean with a special lash cleanser 3 times a week.
My top tips for hayfever - change pillows frequently, wear sunglasses outside, wash hair often, brush pets outside, do not rub eyelashes, be careful of eye drops
If it gets really bad you might have to give up on your lashes and opt for a lash lift instead.
|Posted by Sarah Barnett on March 11, 2017 at 3:05 AM||comments (0)|
Im so excited we have a lovely lady joining our team. Please welcome Rebecca who has just finished beauty training after passing her NVQ. Rebecca will be working on our nail desk and helping out on reception. Its so hard to find the right people but really feel like Rebecca has loads of potential and I love training and helping so this should be a fantastic start to her new beauty career in Poole.
Here is her price list
Gel polish nails with cuticle work £17
Gel polish manicure £23
OPI file and polish £9
OPI polish with cuticle work £14
OPI manicure £19
Gel polish pedicure £28
Gel polish spa pedicure £35
OPI polish pedicure £24
Rebecca will start training with us next week
|Posted by Sarah Barnett on March 5, 2017 at 5:15 AM||comments (0)|
What makes us attracted to one person more than someone else?
Looking good and taking care of yourself can have a massive impact on your life. Most people are fickle and we do get judged on looks.
When you look at someones face the first thing you notice is their eyebrows. Even if your make up is perfect your eyebrows can ruin the whole look if they are not groomed. Its a fact that even babies will stare more at a symmetrical face than an unsymmetrical face. Its in our genes so its something we just do naturally.
Eyebrows should be combed and trimmed. Taking away longer hairs will make the overall eyebrow look neater. If in doubt ask your therapist to do this the next time you have them shaped. Everyones eyebrows will follow a natural shape and its important to work with this. If you redefine them completely it could look odd.
When talking to others our eyebrows move and show expression. If you pluck them all away they cant show your emotions.
There are some amazing products on the market. Our favourites are High Definition eyebrow pencils and Anastasia Beverly Hills pomade. This one is so simple to use and creates amazing eyebrows. You can use it to fill in gaps and create a more defined and bolder eyebrow. Once you have pencilled in your eyebrows use a concealer on a brush to go around the eyebrows which will help them look more defined. Finish off with a highlighter applied under the arch to the outer end of the eyebrow. This will help make them stand out and lift up your arch.
|Posted by Sarah Barnett on March 4, 2017 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
We have so much going on at the salon. I love this time of the year we plan ahead and all book training courses. Alongside this we are helping our latest employee Chantelle. She is learning all about different nail designs. We are helping her with her techniques and training her in lash lift, brow shape and tint and spray tanning. Although she is already qualified the team are always on hand with our own ideas and ways of doing things. We are so lucky that we all get on so well and want to help each other. I feel proud of them all every day