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Much like fashion, beauty trends change depending on the season. The hair and makeup looks showcased at fashion weeks across the globe are almost as important as the clothes themselves. Bright shades for summer and dark colours for winter are obvious, safe choices but what about the seasons in between? Update your makeup bag ready for the new season with these spring makeup trends. Blush draping This spring, forget contour, as blush takes centre stage. …

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Since strutting onto catwalks everywhere in 2011, Cara Delevingne has changed the way that beauty addicts everywhere feel about eyebrows. We’re all guilty of a brow-blunder. We’ve all over plucked, used the wrong colour products or chosen a shape that is completely wrong for our face. With our handy guide, you can keep your eyebrows looking perfect, without having to visit the salon. Where to start Start by getting yourself a pair of good quality tweezers. …

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You’d be surprised just how much you use your nails every day. We nibble them when we’re bored or nervous, peel fruit with them when we’re hungry and open cans of drink with them when we’re thirsty. That’s a lot of hard work for something that is made from the same protein as our hair. Our nails help us on a daily basis. It’s time to give back and keep them fighting fit with these …

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We’re well into January, and it almost feels like the Christmas break didn’t happen, or does it? Has your skin been left with the tell-tale signs of festive over-indulgence? A poor diet, lack of sleep and excessive makeup application can leave our skin in need of a pick-me-up or even a detox. At Brentwood Academy, we’re passionate about both health and beauty. We want to ensure that people look, and more importantly feel their best …

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With Christmas decorations ready to be put back in their boxes, we turn our attention to the up and coming new year and setting resolutions. It’s long been a tradition to make a vow to change something about ourselves every January. We set ourselves a target to be a better person in some way by the end of the following 12 months. An Old Tradition New year’s resolutions date back as far as Babylonian times. …

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With Christmas nearly here, it’s not just the food that needs preparation. Planning your festive hair and makeup look can save you loads of time when you’re busy rushing between friends and family. We’ve come up with 5 looks to take you from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, so all that you have to do is turn up looking fabulous. Christmas Eve Whether you spend your Christmas Eve in a bar surrounded by friends, …

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No matter how much we want to believe otherwise, Christmas is stressful. From endless trips to packed shopping centres to never ending social events with people that you haven’t seen for years, we’re under pressure to be here, there and everywhere, with a smile on our face. Stress has a huge impact on our skin, hair and nails, but don’t let it get you down. Whether you need to relax on Sunday evening before a …

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The festive season is upon us and nothing says Christmas quite like a red lip. Use our guide to find the perfect lipstick shade to see you through all of your December parties! The Red Lip, a Brief History Records of lipstick date back 5,000 years to 2,984 BC. Mesopotamian women crushed semi-precious jewels and used the dust to decorate their lips, but, it is the ancient Egyptians who made the most advancements with early day …

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Festive Marketing Ideas for your Beauty Business We’re almost at the end of November which can only mean one thing, Christmas is right around the corner. If you work in the beauty industry, your appointments diary is probably already bursting at the seams. With the help of our festive marketing ideas, turn those Christmas bookings into next year’s loyal customers. Setting Goals Simply put, if you don’t set goals, you won’t move forward. Clear attainable …

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Customer service can be a distinguishing factor in an industry bursting with individuals and organisations offering the same products. How do you differentiate between one classic French manicure and the next? By the service that you received at the salon. Richard Branson, arguably one of the world’s most famous businessmen, once said: “no matter how big you are, details count”. If you are thinking of opening your own salon or becoming a mobile beautician following …

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