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Beauty Salon Christmas Marketing

Posted by on November 22nd 2014 in Beauty Courses, General Interest

Christmas Beauty Salon Marketing 5 Ways to a Beautiful Christmas

Christmas already I hear you say! Trust me you need to start planning now. December should be one of your biggest selling months as a beauty therapist, so you need to make sure that you are completely ready to make the most of it. Here are 5 things you can be doing now to make the most of the festive season.

1. Gift Cards and Vouchers.

Studies show that about one person in four buys gift vouchers as Christmas presents (not for everyone of course). This should be a major source of business for you, and allows you...

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Professional Beauty speak to the Carlton Institute

Posted by on November 10th 2014 in Beauty Courses

Last month, Professional Beauty interviewed Carlton Institute Director Mark Mathias about the future of beauty training and how we are leading the way.

Carlton Institute plots growth following research into students’ needs.

Beauty training school group The Carlton Institute will open more schools nationwide and distance
itself from brand partnerships following research into what beauty therapy students want from training. Mark Mathias, who bought the majority share in Carlton Institute a year ago and became director this summer following the departure of former managing director Suki Kalirai, surveyed current and former students about what they want from a training school.
“The research found students are interested in quality and location above
everything else, including cost,” he...

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Christmas Nail Art

Posted by on November 5th 2014 in Beauty Courses, Nail Courses

We cannot stress enough how important the next 7 weeks are to your business. Not only to line your pockets ready for Christmas but also to build a greater client base for 2015.

December is the biggest month for most beauty therapists with clients coming out of the woodwork to get glammed up ready for festive parties and to help them forget the sunny days of not so long ago that now seem like a distant memory.

Our tutors have been coming up with a few fun and simple nail art designs to add a touch of festivities to your treatments or...

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Brazilian & Hollywood Waxing Tips

Posted by on October 28th 2014 in Beauty Courses, Hair Removal

Brazilian & Hollywood Waxing Tips Brazilian & Hollywood Waxing Tips – What your clients need to know

While Intimate Waxing is not exactly the most comfortable, it is one of the most popular treatments and brings back regular business. If you are offering your clients waxing, you really should be offering them a choice of intimate waxing treatments as well.  . In getting themselves physically and mentally ready for the treatment, some women make common preparation mistakes which can actually be counter-productive. 

Make sure your clients follow the following list of 4 dos and 4 don’ts to ensure the experience is as comfortable as possible.  We suggest...

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Gel Nail Extensions Know-How

Posted by on October 6th 2014 in General Interest, Nail Courses

When considering getting nail extensions you are most likely going to do some research and see a dizzying array of terms, such as, gel, UV curing, acrylic, fiberglass, and overlay.

Acrylic nails are the most durable of the nail extensions. But fiberglass, silk and linen wrap nails are natural looking, and are easier to remove than acrylic. On the other hand, gel extensions are creating the most natural look but the process of applying this type of extensions is very time consuming, taking three hours or more to apply.

Gel extensions, also known as UV gel extensions, differ from acrylic extensions in...

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Andrea Fulerton - The Nail Guru

Posted by on October 6th 2014 in General Interest

Nail guru Andrea Fulerton is legendary in the nail business. She has won the British Nail Professional of the Year twice. She is Marie Claire's magazine's on-line nail 'Ask the Expert' and writes her monthly column, 'The Fulerton Files', for Health & Beauty Magazine.  

Her clients include HRH Princess Beatrice, HRH Eugenie, Sharon Stone, Nigella Lawson, Cate Blanchett, Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue, Pink, Cat Deeley, Emma Thompson, Kiera Knightly, Mischa Barton, Kate Boswell, Penelope Cruz and Liza Minnelli to name but a few.  

Making her name as a celebrity nail expert, Andrea channelled her knowledge and creative thinking into the...

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White Christmas

Posted by on October 6th 2014 in General Interest, Spray Tanning

So I guess summer is officially over, the cold, wet weather has returned and the days will soon be getting shorter. Good bye sunshine....hello white pastey body, or maybe not.

Some people quite like the pale winter look, but for the rest of us there are a few options for not being all white this winter. These include: an expensive holiday abroad in the sun (who wouldn't say no?), using a sun bed - which comes with various health warnings and skin cancer risks, or the most affordable and somewhat safest option, is faking it.

The decision is then whether to attempt...

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Valentine's Day Manicure

Posted by on October 6th 2014 in General Interest, Nail Courses

Whilst it may seem that there is still a long way till Valentine's Day, it will soon be here. It is never too early to seek out ideas on what to do on your nails.

Nail Rock has unveiled a new collection of embellishments for Valentine's Day. The wraps are decorated with pastel shades and love heart motives including messages such as Crazy Love, Sweet Angel and Forever.

Nail Rock’s wraps are applied basically the exact same way any nail wrap is applied, the plus about them however is that if you do not use them all, you can store them and...

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Top 5 Winter Beauty Tips

Posted by on October 6th 2014 in General Interest, Nail Courses

The days are getting shorter and the weather is pretty miserable; winter has arrived. Don't give up all hope just yet, Helen Glenn, senior lecturer for the beauty training courses at The Carlton Institute, has five beauty tips to help you survive the winter months!

Tip number one is to treat yourself to regular manicures, and even pedicures. The cold weather tends to dry out the skin on your hands, by having regular manicures you can ensure that your hands are in a good condition and properly moisturized. 

Nobody likes being white and pastey; tip number two is to brighten yourself up...

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The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Posted by on October 6th 2014 in General Interest

Sustainability plays an important role on nowadays’ economy as well as in companies´ strategies and beauty business makes no exception.

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit that took place on 28 - 30th November 2011 in Paris, France, showed best practices and necessities on this sector. For the first time, a summit looked at the impact of new technologies on sustainable development of the cosmetics industry.

Organised by Organic Monitor and supported by the Union for Ethical BioTrade, the aim of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit was to encourage sustainability in the beauty industry. Moreover, main themes of this 10th edition were novel green ingredients, new technologies, and marketing developments.

It...

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