Professional Beauty London is the UK's largest Beauty trade show. With all the biggest brands from across the globe. We travelled down on Saturday to make sure we were there bright and early Sunday morning and also so I could have a night of peace away from the boys ; )
Saturday was great, we headed out into the west end and had dinner and took in a show. Miss Saigon, not an easy relaxing watch but nether the less a teary dramatic musical worthy of its place in history. From military helicopters landing on stage to scantily clad ladies it was great from start to finish. This wasnt the show we had travelled all this way for though.
Sunday came and the rush of London was starting to wake. We stayed opposite the show on the Yacht Hotel, Sunborn London. Why stay in an Ibis when you can stay on a yacht?!
As we entered the show we discussed our plan of action as we had business to address with current suppliers but were also on the hunt for new brands and treatments to bring to our clients.
We first visited Gerrard International who look after Jessica Nails and Mii Cosmetics. There are some great new technologies coming later this year for nails. A GELeration like manicure which is removable with normal polish and last around 3 weeks. Also, as it doesnt need to be cured by UV light it is also a more speedy treatment for those with less time. Currently colours are limited but there is something for everyone. Watch out for this becoming available in the next few months at LivBeauty, Sunderland and South Shields.
Next we moved on to Brow by Mii. From the same company who look after Jessica Nails here in the UK we were really impressed with the simplicity, comfort and mostly the results of this system which has been in the planning for many years. Using measurements on the face to create the perfect brow it is pain free and can be tailored to all skin and hair types. We have ordered systems for both Sunderland and South Shields and will be offering Brow by Mii by the end of March 2015. This system is supported by a range of products to extend the treatment beyond the salon.
After we had taken all this in it was off to find Elemis and have a catch up with our rep and go over whats new from them. Elemis are in their 25th year this year and it all seems to be heritage and results driven treatments and products to help them celebrate. Look out for some gift sets and new limited products over the spring summer. We also hope to launch Elemis in Sunderland this Spring with some special events and offers.
Whilst at the show we had a few things in mind that we were looking for. After scouring the halls of gimmicky gifts and products we came across a gorgeous new brand for the salon, AromaWorks. This brand was brought to life by Aromatherapist Jane Hibbert and has gone from strength to strength since she first created it. With a dazzlingly great range of home fragrance in the form of Candles, Reed diffusers, Room Sprays and more we couldnt resist and are expecting our delivery early March. AromaWorks will be available in both Sunderland and South Shields with their new range of Skin Treatments and Products launching later in Spring. The scents will really come to life once spring starts to show its sunny face. Here's a sneak peak......
We trekked further and found Lycon Wax so will be offering Lycon waxing from April.........keep posted to find out more about this great waxing product.................oh and I grabbed some new relaxing tunes for your facials and massage?!
It was a tiring couple of days hunting in the big city but I think this Northern Girl did good and has brought some exciting things back for you, your skin and your homes. Look out for more new products coming soon in addition to all of this!
Get me back oop north!