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Award-winning stylists Royston Blythe and Nick Malenko are taking some time out after celebrating 50 years of hairdressing, spending 34 of those as owners of salons in Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury and London.
For five decades, the duo has tended to the tresses of celebrities and royalty alike; their work has graced the front covers of Vogue, Hello, OK! and countless other magazines, including regular hair columns in national publications. The duo have worked with Hollywood stars, including Melanie Griffiths, Mickey Rourke, Ursula Andress and Katy Perry.
Posted: 20 July 2023
Selfridges Birmingham has launched a new Beauty Concierge following the success of the service in London and Manchester. Situated within Selfridges Birmingham Beauty Hall, Beauty Concierge will provide customers with an extensive range of services, a variety of products and impartial beauty advice from leading industry experts in cosmetics, skincare and haircare.
Home to the world's leading beauty brands, experts at Beauty Concierge are there to guide you on everything from learning a new look and revamping your make-up bag, to making your routine more eco-friendly.
Posted: 26 January 2023
Anxious brides and grooms-to-be have been offered top tips on beating their wedding nerves and getting a good night's sleep ahead of their all important day. The fitted furniture experts at Online-Bedrooms.co.uk have provided their tips to those who are likely to be overcome by nerves, affecting their sleep. Among the nerve-busting tips are incorporating sleep inducing scents into your room, planning a pre-bed workout and avoiding spicy foods. Nic Shacklock, from Online-Bedrooms.co.uk said: "Pre-wedding nerves often lead to a lack of sleep ahead of what is regarded as the most important day of many people's lives.
Posted: 24 October 2022
BLACC + BLOND, based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, have won the Green Salon award at the Salon Business Awards 2022 and were also announced as a finalist for the Sustainability Hero Award at the Most Wanted Awards.
The salon started its sustainability journey in 2021, and on World Earth Day it launched its Green Is The New Blacc project. The salon changed their energy provider, decided to stock only ethical brands, changed their refreshment offerings to help reduce food waste.
Posted: 15 September 2022
Daimon Barber has announced the opening of its new flagship hair retreat located in Old Town Stratford-Upon-Avon. The Daimon Barber Hair Retreat is a three-story townhouse transformed into a charming four-seater Barber Cutting Studio celebrating creative cutting and styling. The dedicated two-seater Blow-Dry Salon is paired with a luxury beauty and grooming retail space, a retreat room for drinks and conversations and a tranquil garden to rest and relax.
Louis Hayes-Davies, the owner, tells us: "We're delighted to share the next stage in our brand's journey, a dedicated space where Daimon Barber can take care of all grooming and styling needs effortlessly. More of a club than your typical barber and salon space, we offer our guests a complete and personal experience."
Posted: 8 September 2022
Based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, hairdressing salon, BLACC + BLOND, are finalists at this year's Salon Business Awards in the Green Salon of the Year category. Anil Salhan, the owner of the BLACC + BLOND salon, commented: "To win the Green Salon of the Year category at this year's Salon Business Awards would be an incredible achievement. We launched our 'Green is the new Blacc' campaign on World Earth Day last year and since then, we have been continuously researching new avenues to become more environmentally friendly, with the aim to be one of the most sustainable hair salons in the UK."
Posted: 7 July 2022
I love adding fresh flowers into a bride's hair as it looks elegant and beautiful. To incorporate flowers, you need to consider how it will work with your style. If you're planning on having a low or high bun, neat or messy, your flowers need to last all day and be secure. I advise my brides to speak to their florist to organise their hair flowers. A florist will be able to wrap the flower stems onto a wire to make them stronger so they can be attached to your locks. If you have photos of your trial to show the florist, they will then be able to see the size of flower needed to fit in with your style.
For a down or half-up look, fresh blooms can look soft and elegant placed at the back of the hair or even just gripping one side so you can see the flowers from the front.
Posted: 1 June 2022
Claire Harmer, a hair and make-up artist based in Warwickshire, was listed as a finalist for Best Make-up Artist in the West Midlands award at The Wedding Industry Awards. We spoke to Claire to find out more about her business: "Make-up has always been a strong passion of mine. I love being creative and bringing out the best of people's features and making them feel the best possible version of themselves. I have more than 20 years of experience and have worked on many films and had work featured in a variety of magazines. With many years of experience and continually updating and learning new techniques and skills."
Posted: 31 March 2022
Warwickshire-based Ola Goldsmith is the owner of a new company called Naked Weave. Offering new hair extension techniques developed through many years within the industry, Ola started the business in 2012 and has built her business from the ground up to what is now a six-figure thriving business, specialising in developing new hair weave techniques. Ola was recently featured on Dragons' Den, where although funding was not secured, Deborah Meaden gave her wise counsel. Ola says: "Featuring on the Dragons' Den was the single most scary thing I've ever done in my life - the lead up to it was long and gruelling, and there was so much I had to learn about my business that I didn't know before!"
Posted: 3 March 2022
Brides-to-be are now opting for more natural-looking skin. This is ideal for those who don't wear much make-up and can be created by layering products such as oils and serums before applying foundation. Carefully placed highlighter will catch the light in the right places giving your skin a youthful glow. A soft natural hairstyle will complete this look, either soft curls with half pinned up or a low bun with loose tendrils. A sultry eye can help add something a little bit extra to a more natural look.
Posted: 23 February 2022