I am often asked by my brides who want something a bit different to create a fabulous look for their wedding. I love vintage styles they remind me of my grandmother who I loved dearly when we used to watch black and white films and all the glam film stars would appear on the TV (very 1920s or 1930’s or even 1940’s). These can be achieved by wetting the hair, putting on a good setting lotion and either finger waving or pin curling hair depending upon length, texture and thickness and placing under the hairdryer.. I can create a beautiful vintage look on short hair and long hair. These are some of examples of vintage hairstyles that I love.
From a little girl i was always surrounded by glamour, beautiful singers and actresses, coming from a showbusiness family but how do these girls stay looking youthful and how does their skin look so clear without wrinkles and stunning?
Well in my opinion it is having a beautiful canvas to work on. Like a painting
really! If the skin is in good clear condition and well nourished whatever you put on top will be radiant, in fact very little makeup is then needed!
There comes a point during most facial treatments where you’re lulled into such a blissful state of relaxation that you naturally doze off for a few minutes—but you’re still reaping all the glorious anti aging benefits. Just like the rest of your body, facial muscles require exercise to keep you looking younger. I have been a beautician for many years and have previously worked for Selfridges Salon in London and The Cumberland Hotel Marble Arch on lots of celebrities, magazines film and TV and I would like to offer you my expert insight on how to maximize the anti aging benefits of your facial treatments by incorporating regular massage into your daily skin care routine (and yes, it really is wonderful and doesn’t take long!).
The Benefits are:
- Relieves tension
When the muscles on your face tense up, they are more likely to harbour wrinkles, which is why they need to be massaged out regularly. It only takes is 1 to 2 minutes per day. However the length of time for a facial massage required depends on your skin type. For oily and acne-prone skin, it’s best to keep it to under 10 minutes. If skin has a normal to dry complexion, no longer than 20 minutes is necessary (too much stimulation can lead to breakouts).
Employ different techniques: try soft tapping and pinching motions—don’t pull at the skin—starting from the inside of the face and working your way out. Always massage in an upward circular motion. “You want to work against gravity so that everything goes up!”
- Increases circulation
Just like how you would massage a tender shoulder or back, your face muscles require the same TLC. Increase blood and oxygen flow to the face by massaging the soft lines around the mouth, eyes and brows.
Always use upward strokes. Massage the neck and décolletage area, gently working toward the forehead and tending to the pressure points along the way. Be sure to concentrate on the delicate skin around the eye area with gentle circular motions. And after stepping out of a hot shower, splash cold water against the skin—the contrast also helps to stimulate blood
- It’s a natural facelift
Stimulating the face muscles with regular massage helps to bring oxygen to that area—which is a natural form of anti aging skin care in itself. More blood flow to the area increases collagen production, which gives a healthy and natural glow to the complexion. Massage allows face products to absorb better into the skin. Increase the effectiveness of your facial treatments by incorporating a massage into your at-home skin care routine.
SO WHERE DO I START?
At night, cleanse and tone your skin and massage. Start across your decolletage from your left to right going around each shoulder with a little bit of pressure. Then upward strokes on the neck again with a little pressure. Up each side of the face one hand after the other, across each side of the forehead left to right, around the mouth with a finger and around the eyes with your 4th finger, working inwards to the nose and a tiny bit of pressure on the inside edge of the eye near the nose pressure point. It only takes a few minutes and makes an enormous difference to your skin. You only need a little oil, possibly a 10p piece amount of oil. Warm it in your hands, by placing the oil in your hands then rubbing them together, and off you go!! The warmth helps the product absorb more easily into the skin.
You’ll look younger!
Depending on the condition of your skin, your age, skin care goals and budget, regular facial treatments—that incorporate some form of muscle stimulation through massage—work in combination with daily skin care to improve the overall appearance of your skin: anywhere from once a month (for normal to dry skin) to every two weeks (for combination or acne-prone skin) is recommended. I offer wonderful facial treatments at a competitive cost and always include a relaxing, beneficial and fantastic massage. Massage is my passion as I know the benefits.
I always mix my own oils using a carrier oil like almond oil and adding in a few drops of rose and a few drops of calendular for a dry skin and for an oily skin instead add to the carrier oil a few drops of lavender. For a sensitive skin you can just massage with the carrier oil or add in Neroli or Chamomile. There are companies that sell oils already mixed and the one I would recommend is Aromatherapy Associates.#
Written by Gillian Katz http://www.yourweddinghairandmakeup.co.uk
This month I am offering Eyelash Extensions for £50.00. (Normally £70.00) As it is getting darker and we are starting to get out our winter clothes why not treat yourself and glam up with eyelash extensions! They are a longer lasting form of eyelashes lasting about 4-6 weeks. They are fab and save you having to wear mascara every day. I can create for you long thick eyelashes, natural lashes or lots of gorgeous effects. Not a lot of upkeep but they make your eyes stand out just beautifully. Also for people with very fine lashes or gappy ones, I can infull with Y-lashes so you can instantly have a fabulous set of gorgeous long lashes! I have achieved some fantastic looks recently for ladies of all nationalities wanting to glam out and portray the wow factor! Click here for more information http://www.yourweddinghairandmakeup.co.uk/sub/main/3/20/eyelash_extensions.html
So, go-on treat yourself!!
Are you a bride to be looking for a great hairdresser and makeup artist then look no further. Why not come on Sunday to Windsor Racecourse Address: Maidenhead Rd, Windsor, West Berkshire SL4 5JJ
As a makeup artist and someone who does all skins, all nationalities etc the finest way to kee someone’s makeup or even that of your own is to use a primer. First of all the skin should be clean so clean it with your normal regime or your clients, then put on a beautiful moisturiser according to the skin type. Blot it and then apply a primer to the face. The best one I believe on the market is by Smashbox. It comes on a clear tube and is so effective i can begin to tell you! Even the smallest round ball of primer can be used or spread over in the parts that are shiny e.g. the nose, cheeks, forehead. A primer is a brilliant product as it smoothes the skin over, blots out any grease or shine and makeup seems to last longer when using this. It doesn’t sting, i have never found anyone allergic to the Smashbox primer and you only need just a tiny round ball and it goes a long long way. this product is unlike any other i have ever known. Try it you will see an enormous difference. Also it is good to use on someone who has uneven skin textures as it just seems to even it out, ready for you to use a foundation on the top or even a mineral makeup.
Here is a little detail about this company:
Smashbox Cosmetics’ brand philosophy is all about creative license and freedom. “The most amazing thing about being here at Smashbox Studios is there’s this creative energy that’s unlike any place I’ve ever been before,” says Founder Davis Factor. “We wanted to create makeup for everyone that’s beautiful to wear, feels great and solves the same problems at home that we solve here in the studios. This is a real place. We have makeup that we’re using on trendsetters every single day, and everyone gets a piece of that. No other cosmetics brand can make that claim: created, tested and photographed at a real studio.” Global Pro Lead Artist Lori Taylor adds, “We really bring you inside. We give you all the tips and tricks we use here. It’s like, ‘Come on in, hang out with us for a while!’
I often do the hairdressing, make-up and/or provide head wear* for TV and film. This is an exciting and glamourous area of my work and is a natural progression for me, having being raised by my lovely mum Valerie who often featured on TV shows, on radio and in films.
Examples of my recent TV and movie hair & beauty work include:
- For Don’t Tell the Bride I have supplied the hair and make-up in several episodes;
- For Coronation Street I have often provided head wear (for example I provided tiaras and headdresses for Tamzin Outhwaite when her character married Ian Beale);
- For EastEnders I’ve provided bespoke head wear for many on-screen special occasions; Continue reading
Do you want to feel like a film star on your wedding day? Then why shouldn’t you! There are so many stunning styles to choose from for all different hairstyles. In this weather a sultry up style is the finest way as you are bound to still look beautiful at 10pm and you do at 10am without drooping! A good hairdresser will look at your hair and consider how it will hold and then do the finest they can. As a wedding hairdresser who does TV, film and lots of wedding and special occasion hair, vintage styles are very in at the moment. Soft curls, pincurls, marcel waves, intertwined barrel curls finished with a spray of my fantastic hairspray is enough to send any man wild! Well why shouldn’t you if you are going to marry him! Little stunning hair brooches and accessories just show it off beautifully. Here are a few examples on my website, do keep in touch i will be writing lots more now! My name is Gillian Katz of www.yourweddinghairandmakeup.co.uk.