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- Christmas Treats at BBs Beauty and Brows -


As we storm into the Christmas season, what’s on your Christmas wish list? If you struggle to find that perfect gift for your loved one – don’t panic! At BBs Beauty & Brows we have you covered. If you want something really worthwhile under the Christmas tree this year, or want to find the perfect stocking filler, take a look at our range of fantastic offers available at both of our walk in salons in Leicester and Peterborough.

All I want for Christmas is fleek eyebrows!

As experienced beauticians with a wealth of experience in the beauty industry, our team of experts can help you achieve the perfect eyebrows this Christmas! We understand that eyebrows are as individual as fingerprints, and our tailored procedures transform even the most unruly, sparse or over-plucked brows into perfect arches to suit the wearers face.

Taking between 30-45 minutes, the High Definition Brows (HD Brows) experience features tinting, waxing and threading, with BB’s Beauty and Brow stylists using a specially design formula to give you perfectly defined brows.

All I want for Christmas is amazing skin!

At BBs Beauty & Brows we pride ourselves on being skin care experts and will help you get healthy, smoother looking skin in time for Christmas! Our facials and massages deliver exceptional results to give you brighter, clearer and younger-looking skin.

Book in with one of our professional team, relax and enjoy your facial experience. Hurry though, appointments for Christmas beauty treatments book up fast in December!

All I want for Christmas is longer, thicker lashes!

Head of to your special Christmas occasion in-style with an eyebrow shape, eyelash tint or lash extension from our team of skilled beauticans. We offer a wide range of eyelashes from temporary to semi-permanent, perfect for a special occasion – it’s amazing what a difference this can make to your appearance. Enhance your eyes and make them look fuller and more well defined when you choose BBs Beauty & Brows of Leicester and Peterborough.

Christmas Gift Vouchers from BBs Beauty & Brows!

This year relax and take the stress out of shopping with a gift card to spend at BBs Beauty & Brows, we have something for everyone. The perfect gift idea for the girl that has everything! Treat them to the gift of beautiful hair – no matter if they want High Definition brows, threading, hair extensions or a pampering beauty treatment, at BBs Beauty & Brows we have you covered.

 

- Mylash Express Lashes -

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Get The Look…

Mylash Express lashes can offer a subtle and natural style, or can be built up to provide a more glamorous look. This treatment, which is popular with clients and celebrities alike, lasts up to two weeks.

After this time, the lashes should be removed and a new set applied. Here at BBs Beauty & Brows we are able to not only apply your gorgeous Mylash Express but also remove them for you so there’s no need to go anywhere else!

This short, effective, results-driven treatment is the perfect addition to your lash treatment menu, so don’t look any further. Our friendly and knowledgeable lash technicians are on hand to help create beautiful lashes for you. And now is the perfect time for some TLC in the run up to the festive period.

Hassle Free Eyelash Extensions

Using an express technique, individual synthetic mink lashes are applied across the lash line in just 30-45 minutes. This lash technique is ideal if you want to look fabulous at festivals, parties and events- or just because!

What’s more is that due to the fast application process, it’s simple to fit this hassle free treatment into your day! Before you start work, on your lunch break or after you’ve finished your day, pop into either of our walk in salons in Leicester or Peterborough and leave with beautiful looking lashes.

A Few Pointers Before You See Us

If you’ve got eyelash extensions from another salon and you’re in pain, they don’t look right, or you just need them removed, get in touch straight away. We’ve rectified work by other salons many times, so panic not. We’ll happily remove your old lash extensions for you, and apply a new set.

Don’t forget, before you come into the salon make sure your eyelashes are squeaky clean- no traces of eye makeup- prior to your appointment or walk in booking. The reason why? Traces of makeup, especially mascara creates a barrier between your natural lashes and the adhesive, causing your eyelash extensions to drop out prematurely.

Our November Offer

And the best news yet? Throughout the month of November, BBs Beauty and Brows are offering a fantastic price for Threading/ Lash and Brow Tinting / Mylash Express Lashes for only £54! (RRP £64).

Don’t wait too long though, these treatments are already proving very popular- get in touch today to book in your treatment, or call into our walk in salon for first class treatments, now and always!

 

- The real low down on Shellac Nails -

This month we are talking about fabulously gorgeous Shellac Nails. (And yes, of course- BBs Beauty & Brows offer these oh so pretty nails at both of our walk in salons!) So, for those who aren’t 100% sure on what Shellac is and what it’s all about, we’re here to explain a little more….

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A hybrid of nail polish and gel, Shellac will leave your nails looking like a freshly polished manicure for approximately two weeks. And while you think we may be biased in our opinion, there really is no other product on the market quite like it. In truth, there’s no other product that is applied like polish but wears like gel! Designed to withstand the rigours of daily life, Shellac is perfect for use on natural nails as well as nail enhancements.

The details of Shellac

Painting on like polish, Shellac is cured in a UV light so there’s no drying zone. What’s more, the colours are no hypo-allergenic. With a thin and flexible formula like nail polish, Shellac not only looks oh so natural but it also provides a very strong nail protection. Furthermore, the resilient mirror finish resists dullness and chipping, even during the most rigorous activities such as cleaning, partying and even mucking out the horses!

Featuring a base coat, colour coat and top coat that you would expect from any quality polish application, Shellac can last up to 14 days.

OCTOBER OFFER

For the whole of October, BBs Beauty & Brows are offering a fantastic Autumn special, just for you!

Get a gorgeous Balcare Manicure and Shellac Nails for only £30! (RRP £39).
SAVE £9 for the rest of the month…

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What’s more, with the run up to Christmas fully underway and lots of parties, Christmas do’s and spending time with those you love, why not treat yourself, or one of our loved ones, with a Shellac makeover? We’ve got oodles of gorgeous colours to choose from, so what are you waiting for?

PS: We also offer gift cards if you want to purchase a special gift for someone you love!

#shellacnails #beautysalon #leicester #peterborough

 

 

 

- The Power of Touch -

 

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It’s all about feeling like ‘you’ again.

Your health is your most precious gift, and throughout life many of us experience illness. Whether it be yourself or others, sadly cancer and other terminal illnesses affects a large proportion of us these days. Such treatments can be aggressive (let alone scary), and many people affected may be in and out of treatment and hospitals daily, interacting with their medical teams.

People are people, and whatever they are experiencing, it doesn’t define who they are. Illness can affect anyone at any time. Undergoing all manner of medical treatment for cancer for example takes its toll both psychologically and physically. At times the only contact people have is with their medical team and machines.

For those that have been affected by cancer and other terminal or life limiting illnesses they often don’t want to stand out, or be constantly reminded of their illness. They want to be ‘normal’ and enjoy everything they can. That’s why this month we’ve decided to write and explain, as having met many clients affected by such illnesses the key thing is that… They just want to be normal, to experience everything they could before. Not to be denied of the simple pleasures, but spoken to as you would anyone else, without a giant pink elephant in the room.

Here at BBs Beauty & Brows of Leicester and Peterborough, we offer a range of amazing treatments, giving skin to skin therapy, making you feel human again, whatever battles you are facing in life. It really is true, the power of human touch should never be underestimated. So, if would like to enjoy a relaxing Pamper Package this month, don’t wait!

For the whole of September, our teams at BBs Beauty & Brows are on hand to help you feel amazing with our brilliant September special offer.

For only £39 enjoy a PAMPER PACKAGE (RRP £53) this September.

But what’s included? As part of this fantastic offer you’ll receive an Eye Design, Basic Facial and a File and Polish. All you need to do is quote /SEP/9/17 to redeem in either of our walk in salons in Leicester and Peterborough.

So, whether you are living with an illness, know someone who is, or just want to kick back, relax and unwind, BBs Beauty and Brows are here to help. Feel a million dollars this month with Leicester and Peterborough’s number one walk in beauty salons.

We can’t wait to see you…

#septemberoffers #walkinsalon #eyedesign #basicfacial #fileandpolish#beautysalon
#beautyoffers #specialdeals #septemberspecials#pamperpackage #leicester #peterborough

- Thai Deluxe Facials -

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With the summer months passing by at a rate of knots, if you are looking to convert to the fabulous, restorative powers of traditional Thai deluxe facials, look no further than BBs Beauty & Brows.

And if you have yet to try one of our incredible Thai deluxe facials yet, prepare to be surprised! Thai Deluxe facials are famous all over the world- their unique combinations help to release tension, boost flexibility and calm the mind.

If you are feeling tense and anxious before a session, we can assure you you’ll feel a million dollars when you walk out of either of our walk in salons in Leicester or Peterborough.

Our very best service will visibly brighten the appearance of your skin- so much so that your outside reflects your inner radiance and leaves you absolutely glowing. But how do we do it Thanks to Mother Nature we give you oodles of goodness and all the wonderful loveliness she provides. Incorporating rich extracts of all things fantastic our Thai Deluxe Facials detox your skin and reduce to appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But that isn’t everything.

From a BBs Beauty & Brows Thai Deluxe Facial you also enjoy many other benefits including a reduction in dry skin, blotchy skin and dark circles so what’s there not to love?

The minerals, vitamins and antioxidants in a BBs Beauty & Brows Thai Deluxe Facial help to successfully wipe away the stresses and strains of daily life, minimising the signs of aging and helping with your overall positive well-being. So in no time at all, you can enjoy younger-looking, even-toned, smoother skin.

What’s more, while a Thai Deluxe Facial is a beautiful way to unwind after a stressful day at work, or as a way to give yourself a well-deserved reward, Thai facials also have lots of lasting health benefits including replenishing your body’s natural energy. As well as relieving physical stress and strain, our Thai Deluxe Facials is the perfect way to unwind mentally. It’s much gentler than many other massage techniques and has a fantastic deeply calming effect which can only be experienced if you try one for yourself.

So, to see the results for yourself, why not kick back, relax and enjoy your secret weapon in the fight against the visible strains of daily life?

Get in touch with BBs Beauty & Brows to arrange your Thai Deluxe Facial at your earliest convenience. We look forward to welcoming you along very soon at either of our walk in salons in Peterborough or Leicester.

#thaifacials #deluxefacial #leicester #peterborough #walkintreatment #beautysalon #feelpampered #relax #unwind #feelspecial

- Eyebrow Threading -

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Eyebrow Threading at BBs Beauty & Brows


How Eyebrow Threading is done

The most effective way to achieve a perfect shape is to have them done at a BBs Beauty & Brows salon using our tried and tested Eyebrow Threading Techniques. With salons at both Leicester and Peterborough, we’ve got everything to do with eyebrows sorted!

The ancient Middle Eastern & Asian art of eyebrow threading is very popular as every small, short, fine hair is able to be removed thoroughly, giving you long lasting results for up to 3 weeks. Fantastic for a summer getaway, a wedding or just because you can, brow threading can transform your look and give you more time to focus on whatever you fancy.

The twisting motion of a fine cotton thread over the hair lifts and removes the hair from the root, shaping the eyebrow precisely.

Step 1: Determining the Shape of your Eyebrows

Our team of qualified and experienced beauty technicians first determine your individual eyebrow form. By doing so we will determine what shape your eyebrows naturally follow?

Is it round?

Very arched?

Softly arched?

Or straight?

To achieve the perfect brows, our friendly technicians will adapt & balance your brows to the natural features of your face to get the best possible results.

If you are not sure about threading your own brows at home, then leave in the hands of our experienced threaders. Your brows deserve to be treated with utmost respect so leave it to the professionals to avoid dodgy looking eyebrows!

Here’s our brow threading tip:

Forcing a different shape other than your natural shape onto your face will look disharmonious to the rest of your facial features.

Some clients like to have their eyebrows very thin and defined. Whilst it suits some, others it can make the face look mean, and hard, and sometimes old.

We all know from seeing it in all forms of media that thick-shaped eyebrows are very popular. However, if kept too heavy, they can give the appearance of an angry dull face, as well as causing the eyebrows to dominate all the other features of the face, making them ultra-noticeable.

Gentlemen:

Often men over pluck & over shape their brows. This really isn’t a good look. Keeping them the tidy by removing excess hair between the brow and softly removing some of the excess hair beneath the brow is enough for pretty much everyone. Definition is not necessary when it comes to the grooming of men’s eyebrows as it needs to look as natural as possible. If you are a gentleman wanting a brow tidy, get in touch with our beauty technicians who will be able to book you in an appointment. Alternatively, as both of our salons are walk-in salons, why not swing by into either our Leicester or Peterborough on your lunch break, after work or at the weekend for the perfect brows, now and always.

With many years of experience in the world of eyebrows, our brow threading experts will advise you of the most suitable shape for you face.

Step 2: Stretch the Eyelid

Stretching the eyelid area so that it is taught makes hair removal easier and more comfortable. While brow threading isn’t 100% painless, it isn’t a horrible experience by any stretch of the imagination- whenever you pull hair out of your skin, it’ will hurt a little. Since the thread is laid down onto the skin in a straight line, it will pull several hairs out at a time. This will create a clean shape for your eyebrow achieving the perfect brow shape.

Step 3: Creating the arch

First things first, the line underneath your eyebrow will need to be shaped. This is the basis of the arch, and the most important step in shaping your eyebrow.

Step 4: Clearing the hair above the brow

The hair above your eyebrow can be also be threaded for more definition-especially if your hairline runs into the top of your eyebrow.

Step 5: Between the eyebrows

Removing hair between your eyebrows is the last step. The general rule is to not to remove hair past the corners of your eyes. If your eyebrows are too far apart, they can make your eyes appear smaller and make your nose appear wider.

A few important points

The Eyebrow Threading technique is kinder than other methods of hair removal such as waxing, as it removes the hair without pulling on the skin around the eye area.

The eye area is far more delicate than the rest of your face, as it is thinner. It is important to treat it with the utmost care as it usually one of the first areas that can reveal the signs of ageing.

Threading is a good alternative to other hair removal methods for sensitive skins and skins that may have sensitivity due to other chemical treatments.

If you would like your eyebrows threaded, get in touch with one of our BBs Beauty & Brows salons in Leicester or Peterborough and we’ll sort the rest.

Of course, if you feel that the eyebrow threading technique is not for you, we also offer waxing, as well as shaping with the use of tweezers.

 

 

- Guide to Lash Extensions -

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Here at BBs Beauty & Brows, we’ve been wanting to do a post about eyelash extensions for some time now as it’s one of our many ever popular services at both of our walk in salons in Leicester and Peterborough. If we had a £1 for every time we heard ‘I had semi permanent lashes but they’ve ruined my lashes’ and ‘Why do they take longer than some other lashes I’ve had’ we would be very, very rich! Unfortunately, such eyelash nightmares and confusion put some people off but as soon as they choose to have lash extensions done at a BBs Beauty & Brows salon, they feel rest assured that they are in good hands. With years of experience in the industry and a brilliant team of skilled beauty technicians, we’ve got it covered when it comes to lash extensions!

Everyone at BBs Beauty & Brows, we are obsessed with everything lashes! We boast some of the most talented technicians in the Midlands and have a flurry of new and existing clients enjoying our extensive range of lash services.

So, here you have it, here is our definitive guide to beautiful lashes…

Let’s start with the basics.

Strip lashes

We’re sure most of you will know about strip lashes and most have probably faced that Saturday night battle of trying to get them to stick without ruining the rest of your eye makeup in the process!

If you’re not one of those talented few that can apply them perfectly every time at BBs Beauty & Brows our salons offer the chance to have them applied professionally! This means they should then last the full night without coming away at the corners- if you’re lucky you might even get them to last till the next morning. The only downside is strip lashes won’t last for a full weekend or the duration of a short holiday – and if they do we’d be very concerned as to what glue was used!

Cluster lashes / Party lashes

Just like strip lashes, cluster lashes can become a DIY nightmare for many. To avoid any beauty malfunctions, BBs Beauty & Brows salons offer a fantastic range of lash services across the Midlands at both of our salons in Leicester and Peterborough. Unlike strip lashes, cluster lashes need to be dropped using tweezers on top of your lashes spreading them evenly along your lash line.

Express Individual Lashes

If you are wanting semi-permanent lashes, express individual lashes are a great option. When applied professionally, these types of lashes are non-damaging and can look fabulous. For this treatment individual lashes are applied on top of your natural lashes without isolating your own lashes first.

This treatment only takes around half an hour or so for a set and should last up to 2 weeks however it is difficult to get as fuller look as with other types of semi-permanent lashes. Express lashes should not be infilled and instead should be professionally removed then reapplied if you want to keep up to them. Nouveau’s Express Lashes is a great example of semi-permanent lashes offered at BBs Beauty & Brows salons located in Leicester and Peterborough.

Classic Semi-Permanent Lashes, AKA Individual / Hollywood / 1:1  lashes

One of the most common types of lash extensions around, these lashes are available at both of our salons in Peterborough and Leicester. Training to be able to complete this type of lash extension is extensive but you can rest assured that each and every one of our beauty therapists knows exactly what they are doing!

So the idea behind these lashes is that only one lash is applied to each one of your own. They are not dropped on as with express, each lash is isolated then a new lash is applied on top. This means that as your natural lash grows out the false lash will grow with it and therefore not get tangled or damage your natural lashes. This also means that they can be infilled after the false lash falls off without building lashes up on top of each other.

Slightly thicker than your natural lash these lashes are usually 0.15mm or 0.20mm and come in various curls, lengths and materials. Each type gives a different look. The time for application varies according to how many natural lashes you have. The idea is apply one false lash to every real lash so if you are very lucky and have lots of lashes you will be there for some time- not that that is a bad thing! We would expect these lashes to last anything between 2 – 4 weeks depending how quick your lashes grow and how well you look after them. BBs Beauty & Brows normally recommend an infill between 2 – 3 weeks- get in touch to find out more about our fantastic range of lash services.

In Summary

To round things up, if you haven’t already guessed- BBs Beauty & Brows love everything about lashes! As with many things in the beauty industry, there are unfortunately some salons who try to cut corners but you can rest assured that with years of experience in the industry, BBs Beauty & Brows will look after you at every step of the way.

So, if you want gloriously fabulous lashes, get in touch with us today- we offer a huge range of lash services so we can guarantee that you’ll find the best option to suit your individual preference, style and budget!

 

- Get wax ready! -

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This May why not take advantage of our fantastic waxing offer! Available at both of our walk in beauty salons in Leicester and Peterborough BBs Beauty & Brows are offering a Hollywood wax + Full leg wax for only £40 (RRP £45!).

The Hollywood wax

The humble Brazilian isn’t enough for some and so the Hollywood wax was born. At BBs Beauty & Brows we’ve developed a long established reputation for providing Hollywood waxes in a professional, friendly and cost effective environment. Salon owner Cindy Bansal is one of the most experienced beauticians in waxing in the Midlands area and boasts a wealth of experienced beauticians at both beauty salons across the region, all with a wealth of experience in the world of waxing.

Taking around 45 minutes, a Hollywood wax at a BBs salon uses only the highest quality wax. Using wax to remove hair quickly and comfortably from the pubic area- both front and back, a Hollywood wax removes smaller, finer hairs and is ideal for sensitive skin. One of the greatest benefits of a Hollywood wax in comparison to other forms of waxing is that no trace of hair will be left behind for a clean, smooth finish.

What’s more, re-growth won’t occur for between 2-3 weeks after your Hollywood wax which means it is perfect for the summer, whether you are going on a summer holiday, attending a wedding or just fancy long, lazy evenings on the beach without the worry of needing to wax.

And to top it all off, the more you have this treatment done, the finer and weaker the hairs become so it is a win, win situation for everyone and must certainly worth the pennies!

One important thing to remember is that prior to having this treatment you must pop in to our salon to have a patch test 24 hours before your treatment so we can check you’re not allergic to the wax we use. At both of our salons we have a very strict hygiene policy at our Leicester and Peterborough salons meaning we put your safety first, each and every time.

To take advantage of our fantastic offer, why not pop into one of our salons today or tomorrow to take advantage of our fantastic MAY offer!

#leicester#peterborough#hollywoodwax#fulllegwax#mayspecialoffer
#notlongtogo#beautysalon#walkinsalon

- Beautiful Bluesky Nails -

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Here at BBs Beauty & Brows, we are delighted to be offering a fantastic April offer to our customers, both new and old- a gorgeous BALBCARE MANICURE + BLUE SKY GEL POLISH for only £32 (RRP £39)- a fantastic saving of £7 this month!

Available at both of our walk in salons in Leicester and Peterborough, our team of specialist beauty therapists and nail technicians are on hand to pamper you and give you the most gorgeous looking nails this April.

And the best bit about your Balbcare manicure and Bluesky gel polish offer? There are oodles of beautiful colours to choose from! From pinks and burgundies to traditional reds all the way through to all the colours of the rainbow including neons, nudes and pastels, Bluesky nails from BBS Beauty & Brows give you gorgeous looking nails, each and every time.

So, if you are looking for something a little bit special, why not speak to one of our girls and discuss upgrading to something even more luxurious for the real WOW factor?

Choose from shimmering, dazzling and glittery finishes for something a little different from the norm. Or why not try mixing different finishes? Add a glitter top coat to your chosen colour on all nails, or your ring finger for a stunning, alternative look.

Applied in a similar way to traditional nail varnish, colour gel polishes sit beautifully on your nails, and create a perfect smooth effect once complete. As you will no doubt expect from Bluesky, there’s also more than one finish for a top coat too! Choose from the standard shine Top Coat, Bluesky Ultra Shine for a dazzling finish, Bluesky Matte Top Coat, or Bluesky No Wipe Top Coat.

So, whether you have an upcoming event at work, celebrating a birthday or wedding or just want to have gorgeous, glamorous (and affordable!) nails, grab yourself a brilliant offer by popping into one of our beauty salons in Peterborough and Leicester and take advantage of our fantastic April offer:

BALBCARE MANICURE + BLUE SKY GEL POLISH for only £32 (RRP £39).

Simply quote BBS/APR/4/17 and receive £7 off the RRP price throughout the month of April. Time is ticking on and the month is running away with us so wait delay- get in touch today to get the hands and nails you want, and deserve!

- Mothers Day Packages -

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Mother’s Day is just a couple of days away! Have you found a gift for her yet? You could do the usual flowers, jewellery, or scarf, but why not do something for her that she would probably never do for herself? This Mother’s Day, give her something that will make her feel beautiful from the inside out.

At BBs Beauty & Brows, we offer a variety of services and products that will guarantee to impress your Mum. Here are 3 of our amazing gift vouchers options for Mother’s Day valid at both our salons in Leicester and Peterborough.

Option 1

Basic Facial and Indian Head Massage

Your Mum will instantly look and feel younger after she receives a facial at BBs Beauty & Brows. And with an Indian Head Massage to enjoy afterwards, she’ll be in for a real treat! An Indian Head Massage focuses on the three higher “chakras” – mind, body and spirit and as such hits your energy epicentre. A good massage will relax your mum, making her feel detached and serene and most importantly, happier than ever!

PRICES

1. Basic Facial (Normally £20)
Indian Head Massage (Normally £20)
DEAL £30 (Worth £40- save £10!)


Option 2

Foot Massage & Basic Pedicure

Your mum will absolutely love you for this gorgeous combo! As she relaxes with a relaxing foot massage, we will also treat her to a basic pedicure too! A therapeutic treatment for her feet that removes dead skin, softens hard skin and shapes and treats her toenails, she’ll be in foot heaven and what more could she want this Mother’s Day?

PRICES

2. Foot Massage & Basic Pedicure (Worth £22)
Basic Manicure (Worth £18)
DEAL £32 (Worth £40- save £8!)

Option 3

Shellac Manicure & Shellac Pedicure

For those mums who love gorgeous nails, our manicure and pedicure package is just perfect! Let them kick back, relax and unwind with a relaxing manicure before they choose their perfect gel polish to finish their chosen look. And then it’s top for them to put their feet up. Watch them drift off whilst they enjoy a Shellac pedicure and choose a gel polish of their choice to finish their treatment!

PRICES

3.
Shellac Manicure (Worth £20)
Shellac Pedicure (Worth £20)
DEAL £35 (Worth £40- save £5!)

NB: THESE VOUCHERS CAN BE VALID FOR 2 MONTHS FROM THE DATE PURCHASED.

And if that’s not enough, or if you’re wondering about more of our services and which ones will be best for your Mum, feel free to contact us any time! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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