Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Caroline James Winter Skin Survival Guide

Caroline James is a renowned Make Up Artist who has been lucky enough to work with the likes of Katie Melua, and grace the faces of shows like the X-Factor.  

When the Weather changes, a change in your Skincare routine is often necessary.  Central heating, strong winds, and the central heating that keeps you cosy can really deplete the skin of it's moisture.  So if your skin is misbehaving, simply let Caroline's make-up mantra below, guide you through those dry (and wet!) days.

Happy new year everyone, I hope it brings health and happiness to you all!

If you're like me and struggling to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh in this chilly weather then here are some simple tips to winter proof your look!

For skin that's feeling dry and flaky and little bedraggled from the cold wind, treat it to some gentle exfoliating followed by a nice rich moisturiser applied to damp skin.
An extra rich cream or a salve is great to smother on your face whilst out in the bad weather too, it will help protect it from the cold wind and drizzle, like a big soft scarf around your face!!  Opt for tinted moisturisers instead of heavy foundations to keep your skin nourished whilst keeping a nice naturally dewy look to your face.

balaclava available from www.bathing-beauty.co.uk

This balm called balaclava is a must have for those chilly winter walks and it's made by our very own George at bathing beauty right here in the vale of Clwyd.

Waterproof mascaras and liners are a must to prevent eye makeup taking an unwelcome walk down your face whilst out and about in the elements, I think every girl has had the panda nightmare when walking into work in the rain!

Max factors masterpiece waterproof mascara is a perfect everyday non smudge mascara and Laura Mercier tinted moisturisers are my absolute favourite and come in a whole range of colours to suit every skin tone

Follow these simple tips to help battle the winter blues and stay looking fresh faced!

Friday, 9 January 2015

Happy New Hair! Tommy's Product of the Month

It's that time of year!  When you make promises and resolutions to help improve yourself, or your environment for the following year.  Whether that is to lose weight, exercise more, or simply see more of the people you love, there is one key to keeping these promises... And that is to simplify the goal. 

Break it into little parts.  You want to lose weight? How?  Did you know that by simply cutting the two sugars out of your (numerous) cups of tea during the day over a six week period could shave up to 3lbs off your weight?  Then maybe shave out the biscuits that accompany them for elevenses and you are on your way to a winner!

Here at the Salon we adopt the same outlook with hair health.  Diagnosing the problem is half the battle, and prescriptive haircare from Kerastase helps us to manage the every day issues you have with your hair, be that due to stress, pollution or hormone imbalance.

K√©rastase’s Specifique collection has been designed with a healthy scalp in mind. Common scalp complaints include dehydration, excess oil,itchiness or sensitivities such as sore skin. Hair can never look its best if the scalp suffers from imbalances. With treatments carefully designed for specific scalp-relief and hair troubles, K√©rastase aim to gently restore the health of your scalp by moisturising to resolve dehydration or cleansing the scalp against excess sebum for oily-prone hair. Hair grows cleaner, healthier, stronger and glossier.

Bain divalent is a product which amazingly balances oily scalp and dry hair, cleansing the scalp, whilst moisturising dry hair fibres to leave your hair silky and soft with a cleansed and invigorated scalp.  When you purchase this product this month you can enjoy a Specifique Ritual Blow Dry to see the benefits the full range will have on your hair!  Simply visit www.tommyshaircompany.com to find your nearest Salon and take the first step towards Happy New Hair!