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Valentine’s Day Tips and Ideas

I know Valentine’s Day gets a mixed reception, with some people arguing we shouldn’t wait for one day of the year to show our love for those around us. But I think any excuse to tell the people you care about, how special they are to you is great! It’s also a good reason for clients to fit in some extra pampering treatments and check out your retail offering to pick up the perfect gift for their valentine. Here are 3 great tips for optimising your Valentine’s Day sales:

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2016 Tanning Trends

This week we have another guest blog from our premium sunless tanning brand Xen-Tan!

XT tanning trends clockIt seems everyone wants a ‘just got back from 2 weeks in the Caribbean’ colour all year round, but are no longer prepared to accept a self tan which demands we spend at least 8 hours sitting around waiting for it to dry and develop before rinsing it off and getting on with things.
So it won’t be surprising that 2016 looks set to be the year of the super fast tan!

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Surviving the January Lull

natalieAfter the excitement and non-stop appointments of the last few months of the year, January can often seem especially dreary and quiet in the beauty industry. Customers are watching the pennies and nobody is throwing a party! But January needn’t be a quiet month for your business.

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2016


I love starting a new year, it feels like the perfect time to finally get round to making all of those changes you’ve been telling yourself you will make for the last few months. I have a few personal new years resolutions I’m making (the usual; eat more healthily, spend more time with the family, you know the ones!) but I also use this as a time to look at which resolutions I’d like to make within my business, and I thought I’d share some of my top ideas for New Year’s Resolutions you can make within your salon or spa to help make 2016 your best year yet:

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Prep Your Clients for a Glamorous New Years Eve

Champagne glassesWhat better excuse to get all glammed up and indulge in your favourite beauty treatments (and maybe a glass of bubbly) than the prospect of New Years Eve! I love that it’s one night where you can pick out your sparkliest dress, get a spray tan, wear your red lipstick with a dark smokey eye and nobody will bat an eyelid, even if you’re staying in!

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Natalie Recommends: Post Party Skin Rescue!

All of those late nights, Christmas parties, drinks and naughty food will play havoc with most people’s skin. So it’s a must to help clients choose products which can help keep rescue skin from the dryness and keep breakouts at bay, whilst helping make-up apply smoothly and easily every time, for every event they have in the calendar!

What they need is my absolute MUST post party skin treat

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