Friday, 10 June 2011

Awards galore!

On Monday 6th June, some of the OMG team travelled to Kensington Rooftop Gardens for BABTACS annual award ceremony. We were a finalist in the Best UK Salon category.
Daniel Sandler celebrity makeup artist was the host and gave us a wonderful insight into his career and the work that he does.
And then two days later I received a phonecall from the editor of Professional Beauty informing me that we had reached their UK shortlist for Most Inspiring UK salon! To get onto this list of only 30 salons is a massive achievement and I am so proud of the salon! Last year there were some big hitters on there, truly the cream of the crop, so for OMG to be included, I am over the moon!

I love my job!

I absolutely love doing bridal makeup for my clients. Its a very personal thing to be involved with and I feel very privileged to be let into someones life, on what usually is one of the most important days of their lives.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working at Caswell House, a beautiful 15th century manor house in the Costwolds. The bride Tracey is naturally photogenic and a really happy character.
It was a beautiful day and I felt really happy as I left, knowing that the bride, her mum and the three bridesmaids felt confident and beautiful.

I may not be saving lives, but in a small way, I am making a difference and to be involved in helping someone feel confident and ready for such a big day is priceless.

Beauty Salon for kids causes controversy

Trendy Monkeys beauty salon in Essex has been causing quite a stir! Its said to be the first salon to offer under 13s spray tans, facials and fake tattoos.  The salon opened at the weekend, with one of its first customers 16 months old!

Children’s rights campaigners have accused the owner of the shop, a former glamour model, of offering inappropriate services that sexualise young girls.

Its a sensitive issue to comment on this one, so for me personally, I guess the jurys out. Will it be a successful business model, will the young girls then become lifelong clients or will it just fizzle out? Lets check back in a year....
We do have plenty of prom clients in OMG, our Sweet Sixteen photoshoots are quite popular and we do get younger girls who are in dancing competitions wanting spray tans, but I would say that 99% of our clients are over 15 years old.
And our eldest client is 100!

Beauty salon for kids feature