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Fiona Bradshaw’s Fun Autumn/Winter Selection of Beauty Myths & Truths

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56 Salon Must Haves Fiona Bradshaw Selects Her Autumn/Winter Spa/Salon Must Haves

62 Business Profile Budha Bar's Founder Tarja Tells All

66 Ask The Experts

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68 Kids & Teens

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Editor Fiona Bradshaw Editorial Assistant Marina Davis Advertisement Manager Laura James Sales Executives Scott Devon, Alison Finch Design & Origination In House Design Accounts Jim Davenport Contributors Fiona Bradshaw, David Wright, Madeleine Spencer, Natalie Wallace, Mark Hughes, Margo Marrone Salon Today Magazine 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1 3AF Tel: 0870 8503085 email: Web: Online version: The editor and publishers do not necessarly agree withe the views expressed by contributors nor do they accept responsibility for any errors in the transmission of the subject matter in this publication in all matters the editors decision is final.

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BRIOCHE PERDU (FRENCH TOAST) & CARAMELISED APPLE Ingredients: Brioche: 500 g flour, 50 g sugar, 7 eggs, 400 g butter, 13 g yeast, 2 level spoonfuls of sea salt. French toast mixture : 3eggs, 10 fl.oz milk, 10 fl.oz cream, 50 g sugar. buy your brioche from your baker or make a traditional brioche yourself: Blend the four, sugar and eggs using a small electric whisk with a foil (indispensable for makiing brioche). Blend at the 2nd fastest speed for 10 to 15 minutes until the dough is no longer sticky. Then add the butter heated to room temperature, together with the yeast, then the salt. Blend again at the same speed until the dough is no longer sticky. When finished, allow the dough to rise then leave overnight fridg Rolle the dough, in the fridge,

Caramel ice cream : 1 litre milk, 250 g cream, 250 g sugar, 8 g stabiliser. Caramelised apples: sugar, as desired and apples, as desired.

Then place in a greased mould. dou Allow to rise until double in siee, then place in the oven at 180°-200° for 20 to 30 minutes. For the French toast mixture, blanch the eggs (beat the eggs with the sugar for 1 minute using a whisk), then add the liquids. Make a dry caramel with the sugar (blend the sugar and water in a soucepan, then heat). Pour the cream inito the saucepan. Add the milk, bring to the boil, then add the egg yolks. Allow to cook

at 83°. Proceed as if making custard, then blend in a mixer. Make a dry caramel (stir the sugar in a saucepan on a low heat). When the caramel has melted, add the apples cut into qua quarters. Once the apples are caramelised, finish cooking on a baking tray in the ovent at 150°.

Drinking Bacteria Is Good For You True Probiotics may help improve the balance of healthy bacteria in your gut. Taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach seems to have a better result in most people as it passes through your system quickly without stimulating the digestive process. It can even help IBS, but always check with a nutritionist of doctor before taking any new products that may not agree with you.


I am lucky being a waify type built. However now I am getting older, I understand that the most important thiing is to be happy, and take regular exercise, not over stretching oneself, and eating a balanced healthy diet, it’s simple really.

PRESENTATION Soak the slices of brioche in the French toast mixture, then fry them in clarified butter. Cook the brioche for a further 8 minutes along with the apples at 200°. Arrange on a plate and se serve.

INBOX: Stained Lips An insouciant blob of colour in the centre of lips, there’s no need to throw your lipstick away just yet - this look can easily be attained with an old red - just dot colour onto inner lips and rub together before following with gloss.

Rucksacks Yes, really. Finally, a back-friendly way to cart around one’s goods has made it onto the fashion radar. Try Paul Smith or Swedish brand Fjallraven Kanken for the best.

Fitness Thank the Olympics for this one. Britain’s sporting activities are on the up and with it, hopefully, a decline in weight-related health problems o bodacious men wandering around). (and an influx of

The paleolithic diet has gained substantial ground in the past 2 years as more nutritionists and health gurus turn a sceptical eye to the benefits of a grain - based diet, which many of us eat. Embracing the foods of hunter-gatherers, the Paleo diet is red-hot right now. Celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Biel and Miley Cyrus are reportedly eating like cavemen. The Paleo diet is hardly new. First popularised in the mid-1970s by gastroenterologist Walter Voegtlin, it in many ways resembles the South Beach, Atkins and other low-carb regimens. The Paleo diet consists of fish, grass-fed pasture-raised meats, vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, nuts and roots, while eschewing grains, legumes potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, processed oils and, in most cases, dairy products. The basic idea is that by adopting this m circumnavigate some ancestral pre-agricultural diet, people may of the diseases of civilisation.

DELETE: Food judgement Okay, so fad diets are annoying. But what’s more annoying ? Judgement of said diet and comments about what is and is not on one’s plate. Not cool, ladies.

High Heels 20 Times a day is the average amount of times we laugh per day. Not enough apparently, as laughing has many health benefits. A good giggle, reduces stress, makes us feel much more positive, which is a boost to infection fighting antibodies. We should be laughing our heads off, so try to check out some stand up comedy, or get hooked into a comedy series, or maybe even stop taking yourself so serious seriously.

This is hardly news. The kitten has been in and the stiletto out for some time but, in the interest of public endorsement, I firmly applaud the lowering of the heel. It is an enabler of comfort, Amen.

Mascara Overload Mascara is to eyes what foundation is to skin - a comfort blanket. A layer beautifies, a whole load is simply terrifying. Put down the mascara wand. If you really want lashes that pop, condition them co on (Freeze Frame Instant Lash), then (Rapidlash), put a base coat apply mascara. One coat.


In the late sixties, he met with Sergio Galeotti, an architectural draftsman, this was the start of a personal and professional relationship, which lasted many years. In 1973 Armani opened a design office in Milan, from there things just grew and gre grew, working with all the top ouses, in 1975, he presented his first ready to wear mens range for Spring-Summer 1979. That sameyear he founded the Giorgio Armani corporation. He then started to work with The department store La Rinascente, in Milan, was his first job as a window dresser, USA. The Guggenheim Museum in New he went on to become a salesperson in the York hosted an exhibition of his work. A first for a living designer. He has designed mens wear department where he gained many outfits for celebrities including Lady o knowledge in the industy. Armani a lot of Gaga. Samsung joined Armani to design moved to Nina Cerutti where he designed the Giorgio Armani phone, he is associated mens wear. For the next ten years he with not just clothes and celebrities, but was much in demand, also working with everyting luxurious. May he long continue. freelancers. Born 11th July 1934, in a northern town of Piacenza. He aspired to a career in medicine He enrolled at the University of Milan in 1953, after 3 years he broke off his studies, and joined the army, because of his medical studies, he was promoted, and trans transferred to an infirmary in Verona. After this experience he decided to pursue a different career.

For a mood boost, Crocus, Before the onset of Winter, when people tend to feel a little down, and maybe depressed. Crocus petal and saffron reportedly improves symptoms. It’s thought compounds in the flower may improve brain functioning. You can cook with Saffron, the spice derived from Crocus, or use Saffron extract supplements.


Dr. Hauschka... the holy grail of organic skincare. Sunday Times Style When it launched over 45 years ago, Dr. Hauschka revolutionised the skin care industry with its holistic approach. Today, our results speak for themselves - one tube of celebrity-favourite Rose Day Cream is purchased every seven minutes in the UK. For the ultimate holistic spa experience, Dr. Hauschka offers five facials, each of which can be tailored to your client’s skin condition. We believe quality of touch is as essential as the products themselves and, with the addition of consultation advice, your clients will discover how best to care for their skin. The best thing about a Dr. D Hauschka Facial is that your clients can continue to use the products at home. Recommending the right products means their face care routine is easy to maintain and will see them coming back to make repeat purchases time and time again. Using our internationally-renowned skin care range, we will guide you and your staff on the journey to becoming accredited Dr. Hauschka therapists. Our fun and interactive therapist training is free of charge and is delivered at your premises, for your convenience. To discover how your spa or salon can become a Dr. Hauschka Facial Centre, please call 01386 79100 or email 100% certified natural and / or organic cosmetics. Free from synthetic fragrances, colours and preservatives, mineral oils, parabens, silicones, and PEG.

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Hotel Majestic Barriere Explore the high life at the

Located in the luxurious, sea-side city of Cannes,the Hotel Majestic Barriere boasts the Spa My Blends by Clarins. A cocooned area containing four treatment cubicles, a sauna, a hammam (a type of Turkish bath), an experience course containing multi-sensoral stimulations, a rest room and a ďŹ tness hall, the Spa at the Majestic Barriere offers the Clarins mantra of combining science with nature using developed therapies from Asian cultures.



he Spa My Blend is 450 square metres of ‘genuine well-being’ and offers a unique, fully focussed experience designed for the guest according to their specific body requirements. requirement The guest will meet with a personal coach for a few private meetings and prepare a tailored programme according to individual concerns. The spa also offers exercise activities such as Zumba and core training plus lesser known treatments such tre as neuro-linguistic programming (an approach using psychotherapy, communication and personal development to treat problems such as phobias, allergies, depression, learning disorders etc) and intraceuticals oxygen infusion, an anti-ageing, oxygen inducing facial which will brighten and hydrate the skin. Clarins also offer 10 massages to choose from which range from targeted techniques to holistic methods. method The hotel boasts 265 rooms and 84 suites, two of which are penthouses, across its seven floors. Located on La Croisette facing the Mediterranean and the Palais des Festivals, the Hotel Majestic Berriere extends an invitation to explore the elegance, luxury, charm and the high life of both the resort and the French Riviera. With a casual private beach restaurant versus La Petit Maison de Nicole which offer cuisine from the Nice region and Fouquet’s Cannes, a brasserie paying tribute in decor to p the stars of the silver screen, fine dining is an essential part of the Majestic experience. Also enjoy a heated outdoor swimming pool, private beach with water sports from the jetty and opportunities to go karting or skiing close by. The hotel ka site also offers 2000 square metres of luxury boutique shopping. Opt for one of the Majestic’s ‘themed stays’ whether you want to relax or get into shape, the health stays offer exceptional advantages and wellbeing expertise. 13 13

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Julia Roberts My mum grew and made everything fresh from our very own garden, and this why I know what is good for my body. My life at home gives me the most joy.

Channing Tatum I don't mind looking dumb. I don't claim to be the smartest or wittiest person on the planet, but I kind of enjoy enj it that way.

Jude Law A few fun facts, was named after the Beatles song Hey Jude. Has studied Ballet & plays the most sensual instrument known to man,the Saxophone

Amy Adams Creme de la mer moisturizing soft cream. I use it religiously every night



Roger Sholanki, CEO of Book4Time Inc.

The Spa and Salon Software Industry: Trending Towards Stress-Free Management IT’S TYPICAL Saturday morning; each one of your staff is booked solid and the front doors seem to be constantly swinging open from t he number of clients coming in and out. A few weeks ago you would have been pulling out your hair, but this Saturday is different. You’re now using a new online scheduling system that has made running your place pretty much stress-free.

computing means for spas and salons is that staff will be able to not only turnover more appointments and bring in revenue faster, but also be able to offer a greater level of customer service at every touch point in the client’s experience.

Business management for spas and salons is becoming an almost stress-free experience thanks to the new breed of cloud-based software providers. They offer the industry advanced online systems, equipped with every tool needed to run a successful business. Tools like online appointment booking and staff scheduling, an integrated cash register, real-time reporting and built-in CRM (Customer Relationship Management) are all included. Many of them have even thrown in a couple helpful extras like online marketing tools, to build and send out automated campaigns, and a social media platform, used to manage all your communications from one central system. This new breed of software vendors has come a long way to provide spas and salons with solutions that are not only resourceful, but completely equipped to manage their business.

One of the most valuable automated tools offered today is online bookin booking, which allows clients to book their appointments through your website 24/7. An integrated online booking tool is much more than an online booking form; it will provide an immediate confirmation to your client and book the appointment in your schedule in real-time. Online booking has proven to be a great revenue source and a strategic marketing tool used by some of the world’s most successful spas and salons, bringing in on average 15-20% in additional revenue!

TAKING YOUR BUSINESS TO THE CLOUD Over the last 3 to 5 years software companies have been switching over from the de-centralized, outdated, on-premise systems to the new and more agile cloud-based service providers. Cloud-based software requires very little if any IT skills to implement and support, and best of all there’s no additional hardware needed or any database software to be maintained. This not only means lower operational costs for spas and salons, but that they can also have a system that is relia and accessible; a cloud-based system is accessible more reliable from anywhere in world via an internet connection. For multi-location and fast-growing spas and salons, a cloud-based solution can easily scale to meet the demands of high performance and system availability. Cloud-based software has become so trusted that even governments and large high-profile corporations like Hyatt, Steiner Leisure, Mario Tricoci, Cowshed and Nails have taken their business “to the cloud”. In essence, cloud-based software companies offer a cost-effective solution that delivers a higher level of reliability, accessibility and scalability that the traditional server-based software could not. THE MOBILE TREND One of the biggest advantages of a cloud-based solution is that it supports mobile computing. Se Service providers have taken heed of the massive mobile trend so that spa and salon staff aren’t chained to the front desk anymore. They have released mobile apps that allow you to manage your business from a range of mobile devices. The apps allow staff to move around the premises and quickly check in or check out clients, access the appointment scheduler and manage client profiles. What mobile


U AND COMING: E-WALLETS THE UP Mobile payment and wallet technology has advanced over the years thanks to torch-bearers such as Google, Starbucks, Visa and Mastercard. As the technology continues to advance more companies are expected to adopt this technology including spa and salon owners – where speed and convenience is a must. Smart phones enabled with an e-wallet (or mobile wallet) will soon be able to interact direct directly with your spa and salon software; clients will be able to pay for services using an app on their phone and do so with just a tap of a button. This upcoming feature will not only be convenient for your clients, but also mean quick and easy transactions for your staff. ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL Although many software companies are starting to offer cloud-based solutions, the solution and capabilities vary from vendor to vendor. Every vendor has a niche, suited more or less to a specific market segment. For instance, some cloud-based service provides focus on selling to smaller, single-location spas and salons, where the product is sold “out-of-the-box” and comes with minimal training and support. Vendors that focus on larger and/or multi-location spas and salons offer a more comprehensive solution, typically at a higher price point and provide a more hands-on, consultative approach to service, training te and technical support. When it comes to choosing the right software for your business, the old adage is true; “one size does not fit all”. T he right software provider is not always the cheapest or the most expensive, but is rather one that takes the time to understand your business and is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term strategic goals.








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Whole-istic healing An introduction to Alternative Wellbeing In the 24 hour working world we live in, a two week holiday in the sun once a year just doesn’t cut it. Natalie Wallace explores holistic therapies in the first of our special features on wellbeing for the body and mind.

It’s getting harder and harder to wind down, switch off, relax and recuperate, which probably explains the beauty industries notable curve into the alternative therapy arena. Constant stresses of balancing work and family life, financial pressures, technologies cluttering our attention, in fact all of those 21st century strains on happy existence mean we’re looking for much more than a frivolous pick me up in the form of a mani-pedi. We need rescuing on a frequent basis.

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Beauty, as we know, is about much more than keeping zits and blemishes at bay and to truly take care of ourselves, we need to treat our minds and bodies to a little TLC, probably more often than a monthly facial or so, and it should, more than probably, be a positive lifestyle choice. This is where the world of holistic therapy and alternative beauty therapy comes in. Here are 2013s workout classes which are established a cult following across the world




olistic therapies concentrate on supporting and balancing our immune system and giving the body and mind the natural tools to heal itself. While symptoms of illness, whether physical or mental, present themselves in a variety of different ways, the holistic approach focuses on treating the person as a whole (the physical, tre psychological, spiritual and social aspects), fighting the root cause of all symptoms rather than the symptoms themselves. Often, the client will find holistic therapies will treat other ailments and improve their overall wellbeing without them being directly treated. While it very much sounds like and actually does form the basis of New Age and Western spiritual philosophy, the concepts of holistic therapy actually date back to classical Greek philosophers from the 4th century BC. Those clever men agreed that factors such as weather, nutrition, emotions and pollution all contribute to the wellbeing of the human body. Since then, scientists and researchers have bod set out to prove these theories wrong in favour of modern medicine only to find time and time again that their research confirms the powers of holistic therapies and natural and herbal remedies. Conditions such as back and neck pain, sports injuries, headaches, IBS, hay fever, psoriasis, arthritis and even the biggie – stress, could all be improved with a holistic approach. With a wealth of knowledge and research into alternative treatments at the fingertips of the client,it is essential for spas and salons to offer organic products as well as non-invasive, natural treatments in order to meet the customers’ expectations of choice when it comes to their health and beauty. beaut Delving into the world of holistic health will not only give existing clients new ideas to explore, but broaden your client base and give the impression of a wholesome approach to their wellbeing. Here are some of the top holistic therapies to explore:

Japanese holistic face massage This treatment is based on the idea that the head, face, shoulders and neck have energy lines and pressure points which can be manipulated using a unique massage technique. The massage technique uses the principles of Tao which means to live in harmony with the pathway. The Tao system focussing on releasing tensions, tension stress and blocked energy which in turn leads to better physical and mental health and leaves a radiant complexion which, according to Japanese tradition, is a sign of inner peace.



Zone therapy More commonly known as reflexology, zone therapy involves applying pressure to the feet, hands and ears. The idea is there are ten areas on the feet that correspond to the body’s organs, glands, bones, body systems and parts and that by manipulating these areas using a hand massage technique, the therapist is able to unblock energy, tension, improve a circulation, release pain and stress and improve the overall wellness of the body. Ultimately, the goal is to balance the energy in the body which will allow it to heal naturally. Zone therapy is increasingly used alongside other treatments (whether medical or holistic) to alleviate illnesses such as anxiety, stress, asthma, sinusitis or even cardiovascular conditions. si

Acupressure This one works along the same lines, literally long energy lines in this case, as Reflexology. While both treatments work with areas of the body which affect the corresponding body part of function, acupressure uses over 800 points compared to reflexologies meagre 10. These 800 points are found along energy lines which run down the whole body.

Reiki Reiki is a fairly new treatment compared to other holistic treatments rooted in ancient concepts. Founded in the early 20th century, reiki means universal life energy’ and in Japanese, is also used to describe a process of natural healing focussing on spiritual and emotional traits and experiences of the treatment can vary from person to person. The tre Reiki healer, very simply, places their hands in positions in various places on the body or very close to the body while the client lays or sits fully clothed, closes their eyes and relaxes. Some clients are said to not feel anything during their healing session and some simply fall into a relaxing slumber while the healer is at work. Others feel heat or a tingling sensation between the healer’s hands and their body while others see colours. Connecting to the spiritual and emotional side of a person’s being, practitioners recommend Reiki for when clients are experiencing difficult or overwhelming times in their lives making the treatment perfect for those who suffer with stress or anxiety. anxiet The non-intrusive nature of the treatment also means it can be wonderfully relaxing for pregnant women and children


Massage While massage is expected to be on every treatment list belonging to a spa or beauty salon, it may be worth noting that these treatments are one of the oldest and most significant methods of ancient healing in alternative therapy. With a myriad of physical and mental health benefits, explore some of the most ancient but effective techniques on offer. Hot stone massage: Designed to manipulate muscles at the very deepest level, hot stone massage is said to be one of the most relaxing treatments on the market. Heated volcanic rocks He are used by the therapist to perform the massage or, the stones are placed on the chakras or energy points of the client to re-balance natural energy flow. This treatment is great for toxin drainage, improving circulation as well as arthritic problems, and relieves aches, muscular tension pro and symptoms of stress and anxiety. Indian head massage: This therapy has been in practice amongst Indian families for over one thousand years as a daily healing and relaxation ritual and also plays a part in wedding and birth ceremonies. Relieving tension which has built up in the top end of the body, the practitioner will use techniques over the neck, shoulder, scalp and face. As well as the common benefits of massage, the Indian Head technique also offers relief for conditions associated with the head and shoulder area such as headaches, migraines, sinusitis and insomnia. Many Ma clients will report to feel energised and able to concentrate better. Swedish body massage: Dating back to the 19th century, Swedish body massage is also known as holistic massage and is a traditional technique using oils and a sequence of gentle massage techniques. While the sense of touch eases the mind, relieves aches and pains and provides natural healing, the essential oils penetrate the body


and improve the skin often relieving conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, scar tissue and cellulite. With treatments like these focussing on the clients body, mind and lifestyle as a whole, an hour or so at the spa becomes less of an optional indulgent expense and more of a compulsory step to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle which enables the client to better cope with the strains of modern living.

Thermal Auricular Therapy (aka Hopi Ear Candles) These specially designed hollow ear candles are inserted into the ear, lit and the gentle suction gently massages the ear drum while removing any impurities. The overall effect is calming, soothing and is said to offer relief for problems associated with the ear, nose and throat areas. This treatment is often used by practitioners around the world as an alternative to syringing and grommets. This is another alternative therapy rooted in ancient traditions. The Ancient Greeks are said to have originally used ear candles for spiritual healing before they were used for physical benefits while the Shamen healers of the American Hopi Indians from North Arizona introduced the No therapy to the modern world. The ancients healers are said to have used the candles for initiation rituals as well as healing the tribe and the candles are still made today using the same traditional formula used by the Hopi Indians. The candles themselves are again, non-invasive and are made using natural ingredients non-i such as cotton, pure beeswax, honey extract and a host of vitamins and minerals such as St John’s Wort, sage and camomile which are particularly effective when treating anxiety, nervousness and other mental stress related conditions.

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Going to the spa for a facial is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Estheticians are able to look at the condition of your skin and recommend the best treatments. But no matter what type of skin you have steam is of the spa’s secret tricks while giving one o you a facial. It opens your pores, and the gentle heat brings blood to the surface of your skin, which helps it naturally repair itself. When you’re going to go take a shower, turn the temperature hotter than normal, and shut the door for a few minutes. This allows the steam to build up. Once it has a good amount of steam, you have created your own steam room. Take your shower as normal, and over time, your skin will start glowing like never before.

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Gemstone Therapy is dedicated to presenting information about gem and Food gemstone therapy as a The fewer preserved & Processed healing modality in the field foods consumed the more the body of energy medicine. will flourish The use of therapeutic gemstones has its roots in such diverse cultures and Hot Stone Massage systems as Ayurveda, Hot stone massage is a specialty massage Chinese medicine, and where the therapist uses smooth, heated Native American shamanism, stones, either as an extension of their own and is reflected in the more hands, or by placing them on the body while recent practices of crystal healing they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly Tr e as ats th an e an pe ind d rs i a v pa o rtn co- idua n o he er l pe alt to r a h, off t r Lymphatic Drainage an esto ive dis d Lymphatic massage can increase the ea fig re s ht e volume of lymph flow by as much as 20 times, vastly increasing the system's ability to remove toxins and infectious Kneipp Cure" form of hydrotherapy materials. Studies have found lymphatic the application of water through drainage massage to be a medically various methods, temperatures and beneficial form of physical therapy for a pressures which he claimed to have range of lymphedema-related problems. therapeutic or healing effects Learn more:

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Instead sensible eating using fresh organic ingredients, a well balanced diet eliminating sugar, refined carbohydrates and alcohol is the perfect way to start. The idea is to help clients achieve long lasting results and to eliminate bad habits. So who needs a detox and what does it entail. Many clients that myself and my team see actually have a digestive tract with is 10 years older than their actual age. The biological age of an individual is dependant on the health of the tissues. If the system is toxic, the cells cannot absorb nutrients properly, are oxygen starved and die more quickly which means a person can be 30 but have the biological age of a 40 year old. Symptoms such as tiredness, sluggishness, bad breath, skin problems, headaches, premature ageing, brain fog, insomnia , et are all inability to cope with stress etc. classic signs of toxicity. Clearing the body of toxins not only reduces a persons biological age but the energy saved getting rid of toxins means more



energy, better sleep, dewy skin, bright eyes, a flat tummy and just about everything improved. So in addition to an optimally functioning digestive system, the body is better able to absorb nutrients from food supplement and supplements. I specially developed The Organic Pharmacy 10 day detox system to help support the body through all the steps of detoxification. During detox the liver, kidneys and skin need extra nutrients to be able to do their job properly and of course the star of the programme is our Det Detox Capsules which I formulated 12 years ago and have used successfully on thousands of clients over the years. Here I'd like to share 2 case studies just to show how powerful and effective Detox is for both men and women. I recommend it 4 times a year at the change of every season to keep the body in tip top shape. Margo Marrone Founder The Organic Pharmacy

Reveal beautifully waxed skin with Outback Organics Hair removal becomes a truly luxurious beauty treatment that will set you apart from the competition and ensure return business. Innovative pre and post wax products containing Lemon Myrtle, Bush Mint, Aloe Vera, Rosehip and Argan Oil - no parabens, SLS, SLES, mineral oils or artificial fragrance. Outback Gold strip free wax which dries in under 30 seconds, remains supple when cool and removes easily from the skin – no need for fiddly figure of 8 patterns, used at a low comfortable melting point, ‘shrink wrapping’ as it dries, removing the shortest and most stubborn of hairs with ease. Just one wax for all body parts for top to toe. Contact us to find out more about the wax choice of the top spas and salons including The Urban Retreat Harrods, U R Beautiful, Amida Spas, Regis, Qi Spa and many more.


Wellbeing ProductsAndTreatments

Fiona Bradshaw Selects Some Wellbeing Natural Alternative Products. Brands That You Should Try To Offer Your Clients.

Overnight Repair Serum:

Lotion Yon-Ka

The phyto-aromatic healing water More than just a toner, this healing mist is a true phyto-aromatic fountain of beauty essential for re-balancing and preparing the skin for everyday beauty products. product Alcohol-free, it refreshes, tones and sanitizes the skin, the energizing effects of its essential oils can be felt throughout the whole body. Fresh and soothed skin, radiant complexion A beautiful aroma that helps you unwind or call 0207 518 8370 ww

Maximise night-time skin repair to help minimise fine lines and increase luminosity. This supercharged peptide serum helps stimulate collagen production to help firm and renew resilience while Argan and Rose oils revitalise lacklustre skin and smooth away fine lines.

Exercising can be tough on your face. Keep yours in great shape with Brodie Skin care’s Recovery Phase moisturisers. Now available with soothing Green Tea Fragrance or Fragrance Free. Available from £17.95 per 50g ,


Developed by James McPeake when his daughter developed severe skin rashes, Dermatique has been reformulated to offer much-needed moisture, nourishment and protection to people with sensitive skin, without any damaging side effects.



is a luxurious brand of natural and organic skin and body care and aromatherapy products made using only the finest natural and organic plant oils, extracts and pure essential oils all certified organic and natural by NaTrue. The plant oils work in harmony with the skins natural oils to create healthy balanced glowing skin. The award winning Primavera pure 100% Organic Avocado Oil, is rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids help to restore and revitalise your skin, hair and body to healthy radiance. Products are available in larger salon treatment sizes and smaller sizes for clients to use at home.

With Outback Gold you can remove even the shortest of hairs ! The wax choice of top Spas and salons including The Urban Retreat Harrods, Amida Spas, Regis and many more. Easy to use with no fiddly figure of 8 patterns, spread thinly like strip wax and removed by hand. Uses less wax than hot profits. Team with Outback Organics products to strip away waxing worries and tackle painful ingrown hairs, white spots and redness.

New Advanced Nutrition Programme Mini Skin Collagen Support (14 capsules, £8) and Mini Skin Omegas (20 capsules, £11).

BareMinerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum

A skin-revitalising serum infuses Packed in compact resealable skin with potent vitamins and pouches they are lightweight, minerals and increases cell Eco-friendly and travel-friendly turnover for improved luminosity. £38

Kansa Vatki Foot Massage

Unleash stagnant energies with an ancient Indian healing art The Kansa Vatki foot massage is a popular and successfull therapy developed by The London Centre of Indian Champissage. Drawn on the ancient Ayurvedic system of medicine, the massage addresses the imbalances in doshas through use of a metal bowl and ghee. This is an all-round massage working on several levels, helping to prevent and treat ailments while at the same time soothing and relaxing tired and painful legs and feet. The Kansa bown comprises copper, zinc and tin - metals that benefit problems such as inflammation, insomnia, arthritis, headaches, and digestive disorders. It is an immune booster regulating metabolism. Detoxing and balancing the body with a KV foot massage is an ideal way of nurturing yourself. - 020 7607 3331



Pevonia Sensitive Skin Care Cream This delightfully smooth triphase cream is rich in natural propolis. The cream boosts theh skins healing process by accelerating tissue regeneration. The RRP is £42.00 for 50ml. For more information visit

The Refinery Face Scrub A natural deep-cleansing exfoliator, power packed with essential oils. This Cleansing face scrub is designed to remove dead skin cells and decongest and unblock pores to improve skin texture and brighten the complexion. The fine polishing effect to the corn cob meal helps to reduce ingrown hairs and lift the beard preparing it for a closer shave, whilst the orange flower water and petitgrain tone, revive and rejuvenate, leaving skin soft and supple.

Living Nature’s Manuka Honey Gel combines antibacterial Active Manuka Honey, Harakeke gel and antimicrobial Manuka Oil and is proven effective at treating acne and after waxing.

Contact Botanical Brands on 0845 250 8455

Raw Gaia Beauty

Spectrum Technology UK the distributors of the Lipotripsy Radial Wave device for the treatment of cellulite has launched Contact Thermography Plates that accurately diagnose the grade of a patient’s cellulite to effective treatment of the ensure e area and client reassurance of the effectiveness of the treatment.



by Jessica is a revolutionary raw, 100% natural, organic skin food brand adored by celebrities and top mak-up artists. Their Eco-spa range is incredibly long lasting whilst giving you a daily goddess-like glow. Call - 01273 311 476 Tisserand Professional Nourish Facial Oil For dry or mature skin the Nourish Facial Oil features argan, coconut and rosehip seed, with conditioning frankincense, Patchouli, geranium and jasmine essential oils.

Tel 01273 325666

The is a moisturising serum with naturally active extracts that regenerates cells, lifts, pumps, moisturises, adds radiance, smoothes fine lines, hydrates and maintains the water barrier product.

Whilst other brand’s anti-ageing products can claim to regenerate cells, OR plump, reduce wrinkles, revitalise OR lift, not one out there manages all of these tasks all in one bottle like Rhodes To Heaven’s Facial Rescue. therefore it is easily the most competitive skin care solution on the market today.

Regenerates cells using the marine active extract of Wild Sea Fennel, found to resemble Retinol in its cell regenerative activity. Plumps using Anise extract ..known in the trade as the non-aggressive botox! Reduces wrinkles/fine lines using Maca root & Anise extract. Lifts using Sweet Almond Protein. Protects using a Vitamin E blend. Boosts skin’s natural radiance and luminosity ... using Maca Root. Moisturises using Coconut, Avocado, Evening Primrose, and Olive oils.




Lift Effect Night Cream This luxurious formula uses powerful plant stem cell technology designed to target the sagging of jowls, cheeks and chin, this rich cream layers the lipid barrier and works overnight to stimulate the cell’s cell biological energy cycle to deliver a lift effect.

Clarins Extra Firming Eye Cream

No piece of equipment or machine is as sensitive or dextrous as the power of human fingertips. Their nerve endings encourage fluid release and bring the texture to skin temperature to help product absorption. Tapping the product with fingertips around the eyelid and eye contour also help stimulate the lymphatic system and blood circulation

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Aromatherapy Associates Overnight Repair Mask Aromatherapy Associates Overnight Repair Mask harnesses the power of the finest pure plant extracts and essential oils. This highly effective, results-driven mask uses the latest research in natural Skincare to help slow the ageing process and leave skin looking plump, firm and radiant. ÂŁ51 -



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Isis Beauty Academy

Exciting times ahead for Surrey Beauty School as they move into their new home. The ISIS Beauty Academy in Surrey are proud to re-open at their brand new, bespoke training centre in Walton on Thames. Principal, Carolyne Cross who is also Chair of the UK’S leading beauty membership organisation & exam board, BABTAC & CIBTAC opened her private training school over five years ago. “Having taught in industry for several years I recognised there was a demand for training schools that offered a more personable learning experience and that all important professional qualification, enabling students to succeed in their chosen career”. The academy offers a variety of part time Level 2 and 3, day, evening and weekend courses in beauty, holistic, nail & sport therapies. In the last year ISIS has opened satellite centres in Camberley and Woking, Surrey. They also deliver specialised training to 14-16 year olds, offering them professional qualifications and a positive positi start in their careers. In their new premises, ISIS are looking forward to running more courses and introducing new training programmes including fully funded qualifications and apprenticeship training.

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Pevonia Institute Training Course

Pevonia UK offers Institute Training to professional staff of all Pevonia Spas and Salons. With Pevonia leading the way in skin care, we constantly endeavour to develop new techniques and implement new strategies within the training. Ongoing training is a way of keeping our Pevonia spa partners at the leading edge of what we are doing,ensuring you are always one step ahead in this ever changing industry. Pevonia Training is packed full of practical and knowledge, providing therapists with relevant and in-depth information. Therapists are theoretical knowledg reassured they have the ability and product range to treat any skin condition, whether it be on the body or face.After attending a Pevonia training course you will leave feeling inspired, educated and skilled in a true industry profession. Pevonia UK offers extensive training courses and workshops, business development and sales skills seminars, development of spa therapies into holistic experiences and development of therapist skills into a sense of indulgence.






We ask... is it really possible to earn a full time wage only working part time ? Samantha Jones from Kent, was a Christian Dior Makeup Specialist. Her 12 month goal was to replace working full time with doing permanent makeup part time... without earning any less. After speaking to lots of permanent makeup companies she decided to train 1 on 1 with Katy Jobbins at The Permanent Makeup Training Academy. Here is what she has to say during her initial training course... «Katy promised me at the beginning of my training that after my very first day with her, I would be able to permanently do a perfect set of brows... as good as someone who had been doing them for 15 years! I didn’t quite believe her, but after seeing the pictures of eyebrows that had been done by a technician’s after 15 years experience & comparing them to mine... I actually think mine are better ! Katy is so amazing, she is so patient & I think just a really lovely person as well. She is so easy to talk to. I looked around at a lot of companies before coming here. I chose the ‘Permanent Makeup Training Academy’ as it was more personal, its one on one and you get the persons full attention & i think that, that is very, very important, especially for me. I wanted the best training that I could get, because it’s your starting point, it’s your foundation for starting your business. After looking into the competition I found that Katy’s company was the best. And after day one i was amazed, Katy is a genius. The course was everything I wanted and more. I thought I would be taught how to use the machine and all the basic things, but Katy has gone so in-depth with each procedure that I feel really confident that I can do it. She has gone step-by-step and really broken it down, it was amazing! She instils a lot of confidence in you. Katy has also just done my brows and I’ve now got the brows I have always wanted. I’m made up, I’m so happy. 6 months later and how is Samantha getting on ? «I’ve been really busy, everyone’s been loving their permanent makeup. I am now making the same amount of money that I was on in full time work only having to work par time. I get much more time at home, spend much more time with my partner & my family which is relly good. I’m so happy and so pleased with what I’m doing & because everyone is so happy with their treatments, it just makes me feel really, really good about myself. It’s great, I love it!» It

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Thanks to the launch of three new professional registers from Habia through the Habia Skills Academy (HSA), the beauty, nail and spa industry will no longer be the home of unskilled workers who put clients at risk. The three new registers will provide verification that those working in the industry are fully qualified to perform their role, with training and career development tools. Consumers can also play their part by carefully checking the qualifications of beauty treatment workers.”



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Here at Gatineau we believe training is also important as it activates new ideas, reinforces Gatineau’s powerful philosophy and enhances knowledge of the products and the professional treatments. We believe this not only keeps staff motivated but it encourages future sales back in the workplace, especially as our 5 day Gatineau Initial Course includes some RETAIL SMART training. Stripping back to the basics we guide our students on how to behave with a client including first impressions, consultations, questioning techniques beh and closing the sale. With the knowledge the therapists have learnt about the brand; our trainers then facilitate this positively back into their workplace.



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Learning new skills and techniques will enhance the therapist’s understanding of what a client needs from them, and how best to personalise the experience. Having staff equipped to perform treatments is really only the bare minimum required. Exemplary services come from confident, happy and engaged staff who are inspired by what they are doing. Training is vital if we are to expect these qualities of our team, and expect a business result. Training will bring great retail and service profits, and help you create legendary service


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Today, the increasingly popular Face Lift Massage by Kundan Mehta, offer therapists a huge potential to promote an anti-ageing massage that is natural and effective, as clients look towards non-invasive, safe and inexpensive beauty treatments. Kundan’s facelift massage is a very successful and well established training programme comprising unusual firming, lifting, and contouring techniques that restore the skin’s radiance while toning the muscles. Its success lies in the potential for clients looking and feeling radiant in few a sessions. The massage stimulates the deep layers of the facial skin and the underlying muscles while increasing circulation. It helps repair damage caused by stress, pollution and UV unde exposure.Kundan Mehta, the renowned Author of the Face Lift Massage, co-authored by Late Narendra Mehta, The Guru of Indian Champissage, offers training in these popular massages at the London Centre of Indian Champissage. A new range of recently introduced short, cost-effective courses enable you to offer your clients a more varied and deeper experience. Learning these innovative and incredibly effective massages will earn you CPD points accredited by the Complementary Medical Association of the UK. 4444

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q&alegal The minimum wage (NMW) is now well established having been introduced in 1999 when the adult rate for employees aged over 22 was £3.60. Despite the fact it has been around for 14 years the minimum wage is still misunderstood by salon owners and employees as the following Questions demonstrate.


I like my staff to arrive at work 15 minutes before their start time to make sure they are ready for their first client at 9am. One of my staff regularly arrives at 8.55 and I want to now take disciplinary action. Is there any reason I shouldn’t? I fully appreciate the reasons for the instruction and I am sure equally most staff want to arrive a little early to su prepare themselves for the day ahead .In the workplace rules I produce for salons I typically use the words “should be at their work station in time for the first client arriving” Most staff happily comply as in reality they can equally often get away a little early a the end of the day if it is quiet. However unless you pay the staff from 8.50 strictly speaking it is their time and you shouldn’t take disciplinary action against them. Equally though the employee can’t expect to have the benefits of an early finish. Interestingly an employer who paid the minimum wage recently lost a similar case and received a fine. The staff had to report 15 minutes early and weren’t paid. That meant that in a week they “worked “1 hour and 15 minutes unpaid and their hourly rate fell below the National minimum wage!! I know some salon owners issue a new contract when they increase pay rates. Is this a legal requirement? It isn’t really necessary. If the only change is the hourly rate it is sufficient to write to staff to confirm the new hourly rate and the date it is payable. Of course ideally get the employee to sign and return one copy for your retention. empl IF A QUESTION HAS TO BE SACRIFICED TO MAKE SPACE THEN SACRIFICE THIS ONE My staff work on “commission only” and are paid weekly. Sometimes if they have a quiet week they might earn less than the minimum wage but over the year it evens out and their annual pay is more than the NMW. Is this ok? I am afraid it isn’t. If staff work on commission only then they might not earn the NMW for every hour of every day. However they must receive the minimum hourly rate for the pay period. So as you pay weekly your pay period is a week. Assuming the staff work 40 hours then they must be paid 40x £6.19 gross ie £247.60 every week. You couldn’t comply CONTACT David Wright advises hundreds of salons across the UK For an all-inclusive fee of £225 plus vat per annum you are able to contact him directly with all your employment queries. He will produce your Contracts, set of policies and sends you a monthly newsletter full of helpful tips and advice. The fee is all inclusive no matter how many times you need him. INFO@DAVIDWRIGHTPERSONNEL.CO.UK Will the minimum wage go up again on 1st October? In my contract it says pay rates are reviewed on 1st December does this mean I don’t have to pay the new rates? The new rates were announced in April and will increase as follows on 1st October The rate is the legal minimum which can be paid and over rides anything you might have in your contract. Therefore to answer the question YES you do have to pay the new rate from 1st October. My apprentice has qualified but isn’t ready for the shop floor. She has agreed in writing to accept £1 an hour less than the minimum wage for the first 6 months, are there any risks in this? Yes there are a number of risks. Firstly at any time she can claim she is being paid under the NMW and recover the arrears. More importantly she can report you to the NMW wage body, or a third party can or they can inspect you. Over 700 employers were prosecuted in 2012/13 and the fine is up to £5,000. Over 26,000 employees recovered back pay in the same year having been paid below bel the NMW rate. This isn’t just a risk to large employers it affects all employers. Indeed the NMW body are naming and shaming employers and the first prosecution was a salon owner. I want all my staff to come in for training on a Sunday on a quarterly basis. It will be unpaid as it is for their benefit but one of the team has queried whether I can force them to attend? I am sure the staff will benefit from the training but it would be unusual for the salon not to derive any benefit! Legally the staff can refuse to attend if it is in their own time. If you have some clause in your rules or Contract that they must attend periodic training days then this will be different but you must offer either pay or time back in lieu. Indeed one of the prosecutions in p 2012 was for an employer who did exactly what you are doing ie required staff to attend a days training unpaid. It was clearly work and they were paid less than the NMW ie they received nothing.



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Interview Paul Clements Director, Public Performance Sales, PRS for Music As a new salon owner what should I know about PRS for Music and how closely do I need to work with them? If music is ever played on your premises for customers or staff; for example through radio, TV, CD, MP3 or computer speakers or at live events, this is considered a ‘public performance’. The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 states that you need to get permission from the copyright holder to ‘perform’ music in public and a music licence grants you this permission. The money collected from these licences is paid back to members of PRS for Music; the songwriters, composers and publishers of the music. Salon owners can call 0800 068 4828 to speak to our licensing team for a bespoke quote or to find out more. Lines are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Or for more information they can visit What licences are needed? PRS for Music collects and distributes licence fees for the use of musical compositions and lyrics on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers. PPL collects and distributes licence fees for the use of recorded music on behalf of recored companies and performers. In most instances a music licence is required from both organisations when you play recorded music in public. Who decides how much PRS for Music should charge for a licence? PRS for Music currently has over 40 tariffs tari applying to different types of premises and events. The tariffs take into account the nature and extent of music use in different premises and events. Wherever possible, we agree our charges with national trade associations or representative bodies from particular sectors. PRS for Music tariffs and the terms and conditions of its licences are subject to referral to and scrutiny by the Copyright Tribunal. How can the use of music help a salon? A recent study by Music Works revealed that 6 out of 10 hairdresser clients (61%) are more likely to return on a regular basis to an environment that they find welcoming and relaxing, so it goes without saying that return visits are crucial in establishing a successful salon. Playing music in hair and beauty salons can relax customers and create more of a welcoming atmosphere. If customers enjoy the music, they have a more pleasant experience, thus they are more likely to return and recommend the business to others. What about actual income, how can music boost this for salons? Background music in salons can actually increase productivity, productivit acting as a dominant motivator for employees. Music Works revealed in their study that 85% of salon staff say that listening to good music at work makes them much happier and 1 in 3 would be less likely to take time off sick if good music is being played at work. Sarah Cross, Hairdressers Journal resident customer loyalty expert, claims that “it is five times cheaper to retain clients that it is to acquire new ones”, and furthermore “20% of loyalty programme members will account for 80% of your profits”. That’s not to say that salons should not drive for new clients, however it is crucial for them to maintain their current customer base to be profitable.



Our faces can tell many stories, and while wrinkles might say 'experience,' droopiness can say 'tired.' Surgery has always been an option, but now there's Ultherapy, a non-surgical ultrasound treatment for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your skin. The beauty of this 30-60 minute face and neck treatment is that it uses the body's own regenerative response to gently and gradually restore memory to the skin and underlying tissue support.Focused ultrasound energy triggers the body's natural healing response, resulting in new and improved collagen support and gradual firming, tightening and actual lifting of skin tissue over time. The use of FDA-cleared ultrasound technology enables physicians, for the first time, to see and then treatThe deepest support layers of the skin addressed in surgery without disrupting the uppermost layers of skin. While the results do not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy's gradual improvements make it a compelling option for those who are not quite ready for surgery.



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elax, rejuvenate and refresh in luxurious Balinese tranquillity.

The ethos of tranquil living extends beyond the spa and throughout the hotel, inviting guests to explore Balinese cultures and traditions across 103 hectares of newly refurbished Pacific Rim splendour. The resort is a luxurious 5 star hideaway atop a cliff in Tabanan, West Bali where the infinity views of o the Indian Ocean makes for breathtaking company. The approximate £6.3 million refurbishment which was completed in December 2012, included all 278 rooms and villas, restaurant, bars, children’s activity centre and spa and aimed to invoke a feeling of calm, peace and serenity as well as empower the Pan Pacific assurance, ‘your



Refreshing Pacific experience’. Joseph Polito, General Manager of the Resort said: “In light of the increasingly competitive landscape in Bali, we decided to take on creative and proactive approaches that will differentiate our resort from the others”. “The refurbishment is a stragetic move for Pan Pacific to gain a competitive edge in the hospitality industry in Bali, and out offer of a fully-integrated resort that comes with a whole suite of new and unique offerings further reinforces our positioning in the market.”

Among those unique offerings are those of the Resort’s Nirwana Spa. Focussing on well-being, vitality and delivering outstanding service, the team at the Nirwana Spa offer treatments and programmes to address long term and short term needs, health concerns, det issues with an organic spiritual, diet and detox and wholly natural ‘East meets West’ holistic approach. Combining the spiritual aspect of Balinese therapy with Western techniques, organic products in a setting of pure luxury, make this a personalised spa experience in paradise.

Boasting activities such as award-winning golf, tennis, temple walks, hiking, cycling and tours of the resort’s rice paddies, the Resort has plenty to offer. Stray slightly off-piste and discover the Beratan lake and its floating temple, shop near villages of Tohpati, Celuk and in the nearby Mas, jungle trek on Bali’s volcanoes, meet elephants at the Elephant Safari Park, learn to surf, go dolphin spotting or explore the outer islands for the day. The list of leisure activities is endless, filled with variety and makes for a truly exotic, yet blissful experience

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Trade opinion Are you an advocate of an exceptional client experience? If you are, then you must surely be heart and soul for good consultation practice. Regardless of time of year or season, customers expect safe and effective treatments. Customers also request useful, practical skin care advice. But if I am honest about the consultation skills demonstrated by many therapists who walk through the doors of The International Dermal Institute, I would have to say that most lack the confidence, h knowledge and communication skills to carry out the process with the client effectively. And only a handful will adapt treatments or recommendations appropriately. Creating customized treatments following an in-depth discussion with a client is a skill that must be learnt and practiced. Many business owners believe that client experience Ma is primarily influenced by costly extras from unique tea blends to expensive décor. Whilst these are enhancing and will certainly add to the experience, the client’s rather demanding expectations are based on much simpler ideals – prioritize me and value me. The cornerstone of meeting these demands is a thorough consultation. It puts the client at the centre of consult their own experience and builds around them. Great treatments or helpful advice is dependent on knowing who is in the skin. What are the critical inclusions? How do you assess whether your current protocol is meeting the needs of the twenty first century customer? Compare these six essential questions with your current consultation to evaluate effectiveness. These are not exhaustive but capture the central information that ensures safe practice. They also get to the root of how the client feels right now. Each allows you an opportunity to probe further about diet and lifestyle as appropriate. 1. Do you have any current health or medical conditions? 2. Are you taking any medications or supplements? 3. Are you pregnant or trying to become pregnant? Or due for your menstrual period?


4. Do you have any known allergies? Have you experienced any reactions or rashes before? 5. Can you rate you stress level on a scale of 1-5? 1 being low and 5 being high. 6. How do you feel today? Do you have pain anywhere? If you are intending to perform a skin treatment or offer advice about skin add these four questions. 1. What are you currently using at home to look after your skin? 2. What concerns you most about your skin? 3. Have you had a skin treatment before? 4. What would you like me to prioritize or leave out of o the treatment today? Now take your protocol and experience it like a client. The repercussions of allowing vague cursory consultations are significant; the rise of sensitivity and allergies demand that we take client safety seriously. Although there is no guarantee against skin responses, it is entirely possible to be fully informed about individual customers, provide a truly in client-centric experience, and avoid costly service recovery in the majority of cases. The strategy of booking therapists back to back every hour on the hour - makes no business sense if offering a professional, customer-focused service is a priority. To avoid customers feeling short-changed by swallowing up treatment time, request they come in 15 minutes prior to their appointment to fill out a consultation card and have time to discuss requirements with the therapist. Don’t forget verbal consultation with walk in clients wishing to buy products. Just because they are not having a treatment should not mean less professionalism on your part. pro Without the humble consultation, you cannot cement client return and build the essential reputation that will differentiate you from your competitors. The best experiences are personalized ones based on accurate information and not assumption.



Our genuine ÂŤsalon qualityÂť promotional nail files when used as a promotional and or marketing tool, cannot but promote a very positive thank you fromm all who receive them. Since their launch, they have being very well received and are proving to be a great success when used as a promotional tool. The hi-tech manufacturing process produces a quality second to none and allows almost any design, logos or pictures to be printed on either one side or two and at a relatively modest cost per unit. Additionally and most importantly, the image should not wear off and has a life expectancy of up to 12 months. Not to be confused with traditional emery boards, our nail files are genuine salon quality. Being perceived as a hygiene product, they are looked after and when kept in a purse or a handbag serve as a regular reminder of your business.

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Dr Mark Hughes of The Harley Street Dental Group is keen to reassure anyone who may have any risks or symptoms which concern them «By using this new blue light technology we can identify abnormalities in the tissue which may indicate the presence of oral cancer completely non-invasively - there is no need to apply unpleasant stains or take a sample of tissue. When people are anxious the last thing they need is to be subjected to an invasive or unpleasant test». NINE OUT OF TEN dental patients would like to be checked for oral cancer during their check ups. When considering the staggering facts about oran cancer, it is of little surprise - the new cases and deaths in the UK caused by oran cancer more than double those of cervical cancer per annum. Early detection is one of the keys to upping survival rates. When ea the five year survival rate is 80-90%, instead of the diagnosed early, 52% that the 65% of the country who are diagnosed later face. The earlier the detection, the more likely it will be that the cancer can be treated in a far less invasive way. Given that the mortality rate of oral cancer has not decreased in three decades and that there has been a close to fivefold increase in oral cancer patients under the age of 40 without any traditional risk facto factors, the importance of undergoing oral examinations on a regular basis cannot be overstressed. Whilst an examination with the naked eye can detect some abnormalities, thanks to the revolutionary hand-held VELscope device, far fewer cases are missed, as it has a far higher success rate at detecting abnormal tissues, pre-malignant dysplasia and even oral cancer. During clinical tests, of the 620 patients screened, 28 lesions and 5 dysplasias were missed by the naked eye. The Velscope, however, missed one.

the different fluorescence responses to help differentiate between normal and abnormal tissue. Healthy tissue typically appears as a bright apple-green glow, while suspicious regions are identified by a loss of fluorescence and therefore appear dark. An optional digital camera then allows for a photograph of suspected abnormalities for further examination, whilst offering the added benefit of digital document documentation. It is also, remarkably, cordless, compact and affordable, despite being the most powerful tool available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities. The Velscope can also aid with the discovery of other oran conditions. It is the only non-invasive device clinically proven to help discover oral disease and many other physical conditions such as periodontitis, halitosis, ingivitis and stomatitis, which can all have an effect on su as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and systemic health issues such strokes, despite not always being considered a factor. CONTACT DETAILS: T 0207 636 5981 W

Providing an enhanced oral health assessment with the addition of a Velscope as an option will offer new and existing patients the opportunity to gain a greater degree of autonomy in their health choices. It will also promote the practice as a progressive, dynamic one offering the latest technologies and ensuring the peace of mind th that comes as a practitioner from providing a complete package of oral healthcare. Using a Velscope couldn’t be easier - it simply provides a noninvasive examination by emitting a safe blue light into the oral cavity that excites the tissue from the surface of the epithelium through to the basement membrane and into the stroma beneath, causing it to fluoresce. The clinician operating the Velscope can then see


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Myvitabella Be an innovator in anti-ageing Skincare with VitaBella’s unique aloe Vera and argan oil age defying face mask. Award winning Italian skin care, at its best. Request a sample today. Tel 0844 8770178

Exfoliates with hydroxy acids derived from Sugar Cane Extract, Apple Extract and Lactic Acid. Anti-inflammatories Japanese Green Tea extract and Chamomile blend with essential oils including Tea Tree and Lavender to soothe and condition the skin. This lightweight emulsion is rapidly-absorbing, deeply hydrating and locks in moisture without leaving a greasy after-feel.

Book4Time Software Goes Mobile Your iPad isn’t just for playing games or surfing the net anymore; with Book4Time software, you can now manage your entire business from it too! Book4Time has released a mobile app that will allow you to check in clients, access the appointment scheduler and manage client profiles all with just a few taps on the screen. The app allows staff to move freely around the premises, so that they’ll be able to turnover more appointments, bring in revenue faster, and offer a greater level of customer service. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit



salon&spamusthaves With Outback Gold you can remove even the shortest of hairs! The wax choice of top Spas and salons including The Urban Retreat Harrods, Amida Spas, Regis and many more. Easy to use with no fiddly figure of 8 patterns, spread thinly like strip wax and removed by hand. Uses less wax than hot wax and dries in under 30 seconds meaning quicker treatments and better profits. Team with Outback Organics products to strip away waxing worries and tackle painful ingrown hairs, white spots and redness. ta

Gatineau’s NIGHT ELIXIR is specific night-time treatment with a potent cocktail of ingredients uniquely designed to give tired, ageing cells the energy they are lacking. It works with the skin’s biological wo rhythms of your skin to activate the natural regeneration process and promote a youthful skin.

Clean Bar A soap-free cleanser in bar which removes impurities and breaks down surface oils without stripping the skin. Naturally antiseptic tea tree and anti-microbial complex of botanicals purify skin. Anti-inflammatory agents including colloidal oatmeal and liquorice soothe and condition whilst AHA lactic acid and retinol gently exfoliate skin to leave a smooth surface.







Best Mens Products Ahava This male-specific face cleanser and exfoliator-in-one is powered by Dead Sea minerals and formulated to detoxify and revitalise male skin.


Give Your Man A Treat The transformative power of Murad treatments offers both complete relaxation and outstanding results whilst restoring skin to its healthiest. Dr Murad believes everyone can achieve optimal skin health, and there is a solution for every skin problem, whatever your age, genetic or environmental skincare conditions. Developed by Dr Howard Murad combining the best pharmaceutical-grade ingredients w ith the latest skincare technology. Each facial includes hot steam and pore clearing extractions (excluding Redness Therapy). Your therapist will choose from one of the following AHA Rapid Exoliator– Clarifying Enzyme- Redness Therapy– Vitamin C Infusion-– Blemish Control For more information visit or book an appointment call 0207 893 8333.

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Best Mens Products

Pevonia Men’s Easy-Glide Shaving Emulsion This luxurious shaving emulsion is a non-foaming formula that promotes a silkier, smoother non-invasive close shave. The RRP is £35.00 for 150ml. For more information visit

Yon-Ka For Men is an 8-strong, high performance product range that provides a made-to-measure response to the problems of men’s skin, which is oilier, thicker and can be damaged by daily shaving.

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Nora Bode and OXYjet UK are delighted to launch the new Leo machines and Intact treatment and homecare products. New for 2012 is the Leo De Luxe facial and body machin giving the UK its first Diamond Head OXYfusion technique in microdermabrasion. This compact and portable machine also offers Cry02, red and blue light technology, alongside the scientifically proven OXYjet pressure injection, spraying and breathing. The Leo De Luxe offers 20+ different natural body and facial treatments, is fully portable and has the ability to earn the salon and amazing net profit per annum.

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Dermalogics Clear Start

Launching in October 2013, Clear Start now replaces Dermalogica’s previous product line addresses teen skin and young adult breakouts more directly than the prior concept.

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Luxurious Skincare with our Discovery / Travel kit - a selection of our heroes in miniature to make the perfect gift, travel essential kit or an opportunity to try a selection of our best selling Skincare products. Delicately care for skin using our four steps to beautiful skin - cleanse, hydrate, moisturize and repair. For further details

My Beauty Box My Beauty Box contains three of the line’s most popular Skin range supplements, plus two free-of-charge trial sizes for added value. Skin Vitality 1 is a high quality multi-vitamin While Skin Vit A and Skin Vit C supply skin’s best friends for collagen formation. Trial size mini pou pouches of Skin Omegas and Skin Collagen Support, help with winter hydration and give skin an extra treat.



ABSOLUTE AROMATHERAPY RELAX DEEP NIGHT TIME RITUAL The relaxing and restful properties of vetivert, camomile and sandalwood essential oils within the multi-award winning Relax Deep Bath & Shower Oil and the new Relax Deep Balm work in harmony to unwind body and mind, while the soothing aroma of West Indian bay and myrrh within the Relax Candle create a serene atmosphere to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep. The ultimate gift for the insomniac in your life! Murad Acne Complex Kit Get on the right road to clear, calm, healthy-looking skin with:Clarifying Cleanser which removes 99.9% of spot-causing bacteria Exfoliating Blemish Treatment Gel to clear impurities Skin Perfecting Lotion is an oil-free hydrator Blemish Spot Treatment is ideal for stubbo spots. dabbing onto individual, stubborn

Elemis Spa Body Treats Elemis Spa Body Treats collection. With a selection of spa time heroes including invigorating Lime & Ginger Hand and Body Wash and the Revitalise-Me Shower Gel to awaken your body and mind, or the gentle Skin Nourishing Shower Cream and Body Lotion to soothe and nourish, delic skin will be left super soft and delicately scented.

Yon-Ka’s Absolute Hydration

Is packed with the range’s top three most hydrating and comforting facial products. Creme 28, a luxuriously velvety day cream, Hydralia, a unique miracle working serum rich in fruit acids, and Masque N°1. This super hydrating trio will smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, reli relieve taut skin and leave the complexion feeling plump, soft and comfortable, for a truly velvety Christmas.



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Lipotripsy is the cellulite treatment on everyone’s lips... and hips! Loved by beauty editors and some of the UK’s leading clinics, clinically proven Lipotripsy is making waves by effectively treating cellulite, grades III and below, whilst providing body sculpting results. This fast, effective, safe and pain-free treatment utilises Radial Wave Therapy to stimulate fat breakdown and collagen synthesis. It also improves the skin’s elasticity by increasing blood circulation and oxygen levels. Skin is left smoother, tighter and more compact. Results: Visible reduction in cellulite in just four weeks, with first results seen in just two. Average Treatments Required: 8-10: Ideally twice a week for four weeks. Treatments Zones Include: Bottom: Dimple Free Derriere Treatment Inner Thighs: The Thigh Gap Treatment Legs: Catwalk Confidence Treatment Bingo Wings: Flab-u-Loss Treatment Back Fat: Beautiful Back Treatment Hips: Hip, Hip Hoorah Treatment

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With more than 25 years commitment to healthy skin at every age, Clear Start TM, a new nice SKU skin care range for teens and young adults, has been developed to synergistically prevent and treat breaklouts. Acne scars are deeply felt on the soul as well as on the skin, so we developed Clear Start to intercept acne before the symptoms escalate, and also to teach young adults, teens and even younger tweens healthy skin care habits adult Jane Wurwand, Founder.

A rich multi-purpose soothing balm packed with seven super plant oils from Argan, Pomegranate, rose hip and Calendula to nourish, repair and keep the skin and any part of the body looking fabulous. Every teenager should carry this lovely packaged balm with them at all times.

The Anti-Bullyinig Alliance ( has a long list of liinks to members and groups spread across the country and they cover a whole range of issues. At you can chat to someone your own age who has been speciďŹ cally trained to support you.



Lip-gloss seeks to accentuate as well as beautify ones lips. SBCÂťs glossy shimmer adds glamour to the lips as well as seeks to provide moisture to keep it chap perfect for the party pa teenager that wants to look natural.

Whatever your mood, Happy Socks always have a pair of socks to suit. At only ÂŁ8 a pair and their first UK shop at 20 Fouberts Place, Lonndon, it is time to treat your feet.

A 14 year old who suddenly decides to give up meat and fish can be very worrying. But you can help them to do it the right way, and they can stay healthy. Making sure they get enough iron, vitamin B12 and protein, which means lots of dark green leafy vegetables, a mixture of good cereals and pulses, like chapattis and dhal. Veggie burgers, tofu, soya beans and Quornn are all good additions. Try to persuade them to take A fish - oil capsule. It is not good to rely solely on diary products, as this will result in too much fat in the diet. Though cutting out diary products, too, and being vegan can bring a host of other risks to a growing teenager.

Sweets are fat free, so they are ok to chew down on.

They may be fat free when you put them in your mouth but any calories from sweets that are not burned off are stored as fat.

Snack on fruit, its low fat and healthy.

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The limited edition Moroccanoil Gift Kits are specially designed to address every hair need this season. Housed in an elegant white textured clutch, all three kits help to instantly give the gift of beautiful hair-healthy-looking, shiny, sleek and smooth! Jane Wurwand, Founder From £47.25

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Using our 15 years of botanical expertise, we have finally created «Cleanse 1 Polish for the hair»a unique plant-based shampoo that suits all hair and scalps types. If you have hair, Botanical Shine Shampoo is for you! Packed with over 89% naturally derived ingredients and a breakthrough cleansinig agent derived coco from coconut, we have created a shampoo that performs and feels like a professional shampoo whilst being SLS and SLES free and gentle enough to use on the most sensitive, scalps and the whole family including children. Our 3 high performance, colour safe Botanical shine Conditioners work in harmony with the shampoo to leave hair detangled, glossy and ready to style. Containing over 95% naturally derived ingredients, each conditioner is specially formulated with carefully selected botanical ingredients to deliver great results tailored to your hair type. Tel 01983 813913


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For that special event that requires instant results, the Diana PPL micro-current facial can achieve a dramatic effect in only 30-minutes. Sagging facial muscles are note just stroked intermittently: they are made to work a minimum of 100 times in a half hour session. The sensation of the facial muscles being stimulated is experienced through-out the treatment and the results ARE visible.

Client Benefits

. Results can be seen and felt after 1 treatment . Raises and lifts forehead and eyebrows . Smoothes «crow’s feet» . Smoothes and lifts upper eye area . Detoxifies lower eye area . Lifts and defines the cheek area . Tones and tightens sagging jaw line . Firms and lifts the neck area . Reduces formation of lines to the lip area . Leaves skin, firm, toned and refreshed

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Open To Question If you could work with any celebrity who would it be! And why ? Faye Cole Who - "I would like to cut and style Jennifer Aniston's hair" Why "I think an ombrĂŠ look would look great on her, but nothing to harsh as she needs softer colouring around her face. This look will enhance her features andbring out her blue eyes but still look soft around her face."

Vladanka Manceva, Spa Manager at K Spa, K West Hotel & Spa

I have treated many celebrities, but would like to treat Christy Turlington who has beautiful skin. She is probably the best example of beauty without make-up!

Adam Reed, Co-Founder of Percy & Reed’s Cate Blanchett - She is immensely beautiful and always looks incredible. I would like to be able to create looks for her, as she doesn't mind taking risks and whatever she does, she always looks amazing!

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Book reviews

Salon Today's Recommended Must Reads For Mind, Body & Soul

7 secrets to self-confidence transformed your life. Packed with insightful advice, top tricks and tips from successful people and practical techniques, The Confidence Factor reveals the secrets for gaining confidence, explains what confidence is and how to be confident!

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Images of horror and anguish convince Sophie that her world is in disarray as she witnesses bizarre images that torment her. With little aid from the doctor on her psychological status, she eventually turns to her brother J ames, an esteemed Priest, who will help her to unravel the mysterious events. As they together begin to investigate the unearthly happenings, their closest friends become involved, and as their numbers grow it becomes clear that their purpose is to unite against the evil that awaits them. ‘Madonna and The Pen’ is available at all good bookstores in the UK.

Adrian Dexter, a corporate financier is struggling through the turbulence of recession in 2012. Far away from London, the love of his life waits for him in Johannesburg – as does his mortal enemy and notorious South African gangster, Nigel de Groot. When Adrian meets the beautiful Helen Greenwood they embark on a passionate affair. A business merger, an unexpected pregnancy, a kid napping and a royal ambush- Adrian’s life is spiralling out of control. Can he get a grip before it’s too late? ‘Cholesterol’ is available at selected branches of Waterstones




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Living Nature’s new Vitality Body Oil combines the finest Antipodean and certified natural ingredients and contains warming, curative Arnica, nourishing, healing Almond, Wheatgerm and Vitamin E, Lemon, Pepermint and Juniper essential oils and new super-ingredient Kunzea. Salon Today has 5 Vitality Body Oils, worth £20 each, to give away send your details to Salon Today - 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1 3AF

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Lawyer by Day and International Artist by Night! Serena Kern is a Swiss-Indian artist, Growing up in the mountains of Southern India, Serena Kern lends this influence to her music and beauty regime. WHAT IS YOUR BEST BEAUTY ADVICE I always feel (and probably look) best on days that follow a good night’s night sleep and when I have had plenty of water to drink. WOULD YOU EVER CONSIDER PLASTIC SURGERY I think plastic surgery is a major life decision and like any major decision, I would only make it having conducted a rigorous risk benefit analysis. Having said that, I personally would only consider plastic surgery if I had a medical condition which plastic surgery could help alleviate. WHAT ARE YOUR FEELINGS ON EXTREME BEAUTY TREATMENTS LIKE BOTOX I think when it comes to extreme beauty treatments, what one decides depends on how much importance you place on aesthetic beauty and how much you are willing to risk for it. BEST LOW PRICE BEAUTY PRODUCT YOU WOULD RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND A salt and vodka exfoliator from LUSH. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST BEAUTY NO NO Leaving makeup on at night. DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE SPA MyfavouriteSPA is called “Les Bains de Lavey” and is located in the French speaking part of Switzerland. MyfavouriteS WHAT ARE YOUR FEELING ON ORGANIC BEAUTY PRODUCTS I still subscribe to some of the old natural Indian beauty treatments. For instance henna mixed with half a lemon, some yogurt and coffee powder is a great hair conditioner. According to my Grandma (who is very knowledgeable on these matters) the yogurt and henna act to moisturise the hair while the coffee prevents the henna from colouring the hair. WHICH REGULAR BEAUTY TREATMENT DO YOU UNDERTAKE I exfoliate my face once a week and I find this helps to lock in moisture when I moisturise afterwards.

HOW DO YOU RELAX AFTER A HARD DAY find that doing my vocal exercises or writing music is arelaxing outlet for me, particularly after challenging days at work WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 BEAUTY MUST HAVES Eye makeup remover from Boots; No.7 Day and Night moisturisers Eye pencil My hair straightener Nail polish remover AND FINALLY HOW DO STAY LOOKING SO HEALTHY Like I said, the days I look and feel the best are on days that follow a good night’s sleep



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