Party Season Beauty? Glam to go!
Oh party-season we love you so. To celebrate The Thrill Of The Prep we asked our glam-loving experts to share beauty trends and tips to max your vibe for your occasions and your every day.
Take it away Saks Beauts. And btw Amy, Chelsea, Stevie-Jo and Sue have clocked *54 years* of Saks Beauty between them. The arch defining, lash lengthening, nail nurturing, hot waxing, glow giving glam is real!
Sue at Saks Sedbury Hall says: “Our Brow Sculpt is even more popular at this time of year. Your therapist maps out your brow to create a groomed, fuller look with a combo of waxing, tinting tweezing and trimming – it’s amazing how defined brows can frame the face.”
Chelsea at Saks Beauty Northallerton adds: “And aim to leave six weeks between your appointments to encourage more hair growth and achieve better shaping.”
For lashes Sue says: “LVL Lashes is the number one choice at Saks – for lift, volume and length to your natural lash. No extensions, no mascara. But you can also lash it on as well if you choose.”
Chelsea says: “My big recommend for healthy nails and longevity of gel polish is to regularly apply cuticle oil.”
Amy at Saks Bishop Auckland adds: “Builder Gel has taken Saks by storm – it can be applied to natural nails as a protective overlay – flexible and kind to the natural nail.”
Stevie-Jo, also at Saks Bishop: “I’d say it’s replacing acrylics in our salon as some customers are following a more natural beauty path. Lasting up to four weeks and great for encouraging the nail to grow .”
Amy: “Whether you choose gels for your occasions or if they’re a regular must-have, always book in for professional removal and resist the urge to pick and peel as it damages the top layer of your nails, weakens them and makes them more likely to split.
“For continuous nail nurture book in again before you leave the salon. We’ll send you a reminder of your appointment as well.”
Sue says: “On timescales, gels last two to three weeks, as SJ says builder gel up to four. We’ll add your removal service to your next appointment. Only takes 15 mins or so.
“And on seasonal colours – we’re loving the autumn into winter glossy hues – from plum to classic reds and – incoming – olive and forest greens.”
Waxing’s on our Glam menu if you’re seeking silky smoothness for those leg-revealing red carpet dresses.
Chelsea: “We recommend gentle body brushing before and between your waxing appointments to prevent ingrown hairs – the Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush, made of high quality Cactus bristles, is our choice for this.”
MAY YOUR GLOW BE GLITZY
Most of us feel better with a bit of a tan. And it’s fabulous that we can achieve just that – throughout the seasons – with our spray or hand applied tanning options.
Chelsea says: “Always exfoliate prior to your appointments and try not to moisturise for at least two days after. This give you a longer lasting tan and you don’t need to worry about your skin drying out as sunless tans generally have moisturising Shea butter in.”
KISS AND MAKEUP
Hit a Saks makeup hot seat and we’ll share our tricks of the trade and provide looks from natural radiance to VIP glam – luminous skin guaranteed every time.
Sue says: “We tend to put the spotlight on makeup if we’re out and about more so let me ask you this. When was the last time you checked your products and cleaned your makeup bag and brushes? Now’s the time to check for expiry dates and to get rid of products that you know you’ll never use. Use a gentle cleanser to clean your bag and your brushes – essential to eradicate bacteria which may cause skin irritation.”
GET YOUR ZZZZS
Sue says: “Extra stamina’s sometimes needed at this time of year so make time for you. Check in on your sleep pattern as lack of it can affect our vibe and also impact on the appearance of the skin. Think about ways to wind-down at the end of the day. lavender essential oils in a diffuser or a pillow spray works for me.”
If you’re pondering on gifting why not choose Saks Gift Cards for your faves… or for you! Top-uppable Gift Cards available at selected Saks salons and for the perfect ping you can buy Saks E-Gift Cards here and now!
WAYS TO BOOK
Beauty for all your occasions. Here for that. Love Saks xx