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HOW CAN ITV'S THIS MORNING'S NEWEST BEAUTY EXPERT HELP YOU?

FORMER SPECSAVERS SPECS WEARER OF THE YEAR Putting the wow back into specs appeal

SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION

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Stephen Handisides

Reporter helps your readers navigate the latest products & procedures

ITV's latest presenter, founder of MyFaceMyBody.com, and your one stop for all things beauty and cosmetic JO

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How Stephen can help

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A true professional, and gentleman with a real old school charm -Patsy Campbell, Publisher

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Stephen Handisides, your leading man for all things cosmetic

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his Morning’s newest expert, Stephen Handisides, is a one stop shop for all advice and information on the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures and the truth behind them. Presenter and international model, including proud holder of Specsavers’ ‘Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2006’, Stephen has been educating the UK in all matters related to cosmetic surgery, health, well-being and fitness. Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Stephen is no stranger to the beauty industries and has been shocked, intrigued and astounded by the treatments, developments and attitudes towards cosmetic procedures not just in the UK, but across the world.

Having seen increasing numbers of people turning to cosmetic enhancements, Stephen has witnessed how certain elements within the industry have been very difficult to regulate. MyFaceMyBody.com was launched as part of Stephen’s mission to offer an impartial outlet that informs and supports, allowing audiences to find accurate information on practitioners, treatments and developments, with the peace of mind that they will be pointed in a safe direction should they wish to go ahead.

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REPORTER Shining the spotlight on the cosmetics industry

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aving both worked and appeared within the beauty industry for many years, Stephen was fed up with seeing the negative impact caused by the work of unlicensed, and sometimes unscrupulous practitioners. As a result, he launched MyFaceMyBody. com in February 2009. The website now carries over 10,000 pages and 1000 educational videos of independent treatment advice, and comprehensive news and events. Stephen also pioneered the UK’s first television programme dedicated to cosmetic surgery, non-surgical procedures, dentistry and wellbeing, and has broadcast three successful series of the MyFaceMyBody show on Sky TV.

Not afraid to get his hands dirty... Each episode is researched, written and presented by Stephen and his team, and designed to be entertaining and engaging as well as educational.

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MyFaceMyBody has attracted some of the best experts in their fields which assures consumers that they are getting the best service possible. The brand has grown rapidly over the last couple of years as a trusted consumer resource which offers impartial advice about cosmetic surgery and aesthetic treatments. The site endeavours to provide consumers with independent and unbiased information and advice so they feel confident in the decisions they ultimately make.

The programme and site encourages viewers to undertake regular polls and surveys, bringing fresh statistics and trend information each month on interesting topics. The show also covers the latest international news, with items on clinics, procedures and trends from around the world.

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I feel it's important to give normal people a range of choices and advice that puts their best interests at heart, you shouldn't have to be wealthy or a celebrity to access the best information about looking and feeling better . -Stephen Handisides

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Handisides is an experienced broadcaster, medical journalist and aesthetics researcher available to assist you with your articles and features. Ready to offer a no holds barred, impartial opinion, he can feed into the following areas; - Expert comment - Review and test products - Assist with the acquisition of case studies - Analysis of the latest beauty news - Supply bespoke articles and pieces - Supply existing video content to your online channels - The creation of bespoke videos for your online outlets - Sourcing of relevant industry related statistcs - Sourcing of relevant industry experts and clinicians - The creation of bespoke health surveys and polls - Bespoke Ask the Expert Q&A column - Creation of exclusive bespoke opinion and commentry pieces - Connecting you with case studies and specialists

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Stephen is currently an adviser to many celebrities from the film, TV and the music industries who are turning to cosmetic surgery and non-invasive treatments for beautifying and anti aging purposes. He has found increasing numbers of ordinary people visiting

clinics in an attempt to recreate the look, so Stephen is well placed to provide a commentary on the growing impact of celebrity culture on body image.

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Stephen is available for bespoke commissions, events and appearances and open to consider relevant partnership collaborations.

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Get in touch with the team to discuss further, chris@myfacemybody.com.

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nce referred to as the “Steve lrwin of cosmetic surgery,” Stephen isn’t afraid to investigate the wild and often wacky claims of the beauty world. Having undertaken a parachute jump whilst strapped to silicon breast implants to prove their durability whilst at high altitudes, myth-busting Stephen isn’t afraid to go over and above the call of duty to help those seeking to turn back the hands of time. Stephen and the team are now taking to the streets of Britain and will be visiting a number of clinicians and experts in the field of cosmetic surgery, dentistry, non- surgical clinics, laser clinics, semi permanent make-up artists, hair loss clinics and health providers. The team believe it crucial that they offer consumers choice and balanced information across a range of products and services, and the brand has previously attracted some of the leading experts from various communities across various fields.

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Stephen is passionate and very well informed about the industry, and his arsenal of contacts is second to none. He has a genuine, natural demeanor and a real, persuasive charm, he's perfect for TV. - Chris Clenshaw Assistant Producer, ITV

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STAY BEAUTIFUL WITH STEPHEN HANDISIDES BEAUTY CONSULTANT TO THE STARS, STEPHEN HANDISIDES OFFERS HIS ADVICE ON AESTHETICS

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he beauty sector is a fast moving, exciting industry to work in,’ says Stephen Handisides, celebrity beauty consultant (pictured, above). ‘Forever reinventing itself and changing to match the season’s fashions — it is never boring! Of course, such a fast pace can make it a bit bewildering for the average consumer. ‘Is hot pink still, well, hot? Is that new laser treatment for fighting wrinkles really better than traditional injectables? In this article, I’ll help navigate you through the maze and ensure you’re always ahead of the crowd.’

TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING A PRACTITIONER ‘There has been a considerable rise in risky practices and dodgy practitioners, so here

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Multifaceted Stephen can assist you in many ways. This is just one of many examples of the types of features that Stephen is happy to contribute towards.

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are a few tips to make sure you get the best treatments in safe hands,’ says Stephen. ‘It’s important that when considering any treatment, you do your research online to look at the pros and cons of different treatment options. Use resources such as www.myfacemybody.com so you can do your research and find out the questions other consumers have been asking about the cosmetic surgery and beauty industry.’ ‘Have a thorough consultation with a practitioner who specialises in the treatment you are having. Ask how many treatments they have performed and what type of training they have undertaken.’ ‘Ask your practitioner about their qualifications; it’s vital they have a medical background. Procedures have to be performed in a clinical environment.’ ‘Look at previous cases studies where people similar to your situation have had the same cosmetic procedures.’

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Why do celebrities always get to try out the new treatments before anyone else? It’s not because they are guinea pigs; it’s because these days, they know they have to stay looking hot and sexy. Many well-known A-listers have reportedly taken to enjoying the brilliant Elemis Arabian Jewel Ritual treatment. This costs around £175 and takes two and a half hours. It might be pricey and time consuming, but for this kind of money, you’ll be well and truly pampered! In the ‘steam temple’, you will be smothered in medical mud for a deep skin cleanse. Next, you’ll receive a luxurious Frangipani body nourish wrap to hydrate your skin and really make it glow. The final stage is a massage to loosen the limbs and melt away any tight muscle knots.

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‘Ensure the practitioner has a good aftercare programme in place so if you have any questions or problems post treatment, they are easily contactable.’

THE MINERAL MIRACLE ‘Sales of mineral make-up have been steadily increasing year-on-year for the last few years and interest has been growing across the age range,’ says Stephen. ‘The rising trend for mineral make-up matches the nation’s growing desire to use products which are healthier, much more environmentally friendly and natural. Mineral cosmetics are made from minerals in their

purest form, and fans of the products say they give you a flawless airbrushed finish, unlike anything they’ve experienced with the conventional make-up that they use. ‘Traditional make-up tends to have more ingredients that might cause irritation and cause outbreaks on sensitive skin. So, if you have this type of complexion, you might find that mineral make-up is much more delicate. ‘First-time users of mineral make-up could start by experimenting with products such as gloMinerals Water Resistant Mascara – a water resistant, lengthening and volumising formulation that delivers high intensity colour for long-lasting, dramatic lashes. ‘You will also be able to test the benefits of mineral make-up with a lipstick. The popular gloMinerals range is formulated with a blend of antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, E and green tea, plus titanium dioxide, which provides natural broad spectrum UV protection, to keep lips healthy while looking beautiful. Visit www.glo-minerals.com’

UNFORTUNATE INKING? ‘Tattoo removal has never been 100% successful and the process is painful and expensive – and that’s where the new PicoSure method comes in,’ says Stephen. ‘PicoSure (www.picosure.com) differs from traditional laser removal in two ways: it can deliver a shorter pulse of energy (in the pico-second range, rather than the nanosecond range used by other lasers) and it fragments ink particles with a force akin to a shock wave, rather than with heat. This treats your tattoo more aggressively but with less risk of damaging the surrounding cells, resulting in less scarring and skin damage marks. You only need around four sessions with PicoSure and the machine received FDA approval last year, so it’s perfectly safe.’

FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit www.myfacemybody.com for more advice on aesthetic surgery.

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Stephen is an insightful resident columnist able to cater his articles to our discerning readership. A professional, valued member of the team

- Kizzi Nkwocha Editor, Weddingsitsmymagazine.com Know How Magazine | Summer2011

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Interesting Handi facts...

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tephen has always been very sporty and played top level rugby during school. He embarked on a rugby tour around Japan where he led the team in the famous Maori Haka. - Stephen is very musical and whilst living in London he often plays the bongo drums with friends who gig. - Stephen did a conjoint degree in commerce, with a double major in marketing and management, and a degree in the Arts with a major in Spanish and a minor in psychology. - Stephen was one of 11 waiters who looked after the 11 presidents at the APEC conference in New Zealand. - Stephen is a licensed scuba diver and once worked at an Underwater World where he educated children on all the animals of the sea and regularly indulged in diving and feeding the fish and stingrays at the aquarium. - Stephen is trained as a rock climbing and abseiling instructor - In 2004- 2005 Stephen lived in a small Italian village by the beach with a family. He became an expert at kite surfing and helped organize and host the Italian National Kite Surfing Championships. - Stephen is a trained mixologist.

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GET IN TOUCH For more information, or to get in touch with Stephen Handisides, contact Chris Henry, chris@myfacemybody.com 07904 807 871

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