If you ever needed a reason to treat yourself to a bit of ‘you time’, there have been plenty in the last 18 months. Restrictions have ended, we’ve got our freedom back and it’s prime time to put yourself first for a change, and it’s the perfect season for it - summer!
Okay, so it may already be August, BUT we all know we’ll get an elongated Indian Summer in true British fashion so it’s never too late to begin your summer self-care journey. Whether the rest of your summer plans include hitting the beach (if the weather ever cheers up), frequenting beer gardens or making up for lost time with family and friends, we’ve put together our best beauty tips for looking and feeling your very best.
Are you guilty of neglecting your nails? It happens to the best of us.
But indulging in nail treatments is a win-win situation; not only can talented technicians make your nails - no matter how long it’s been - look stunning, this is also one of the very best ways to unwind. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy - while filling in your nail technician on your latest life dramas to really get that stress relief.
Summer means sandal season. Days on the beach or out and about in cute peep toe heels. So, there’s no better time than to treat yourself to a pedicure.
Toe nails are typically neglected - after all, we spend a lot of time here in the UK clad in trainers or big boots, desperately trying to steer clear of the rain and cold. So this is definitely the season to refresh the look with some pretty summer designs, ready for wowing on the beach. Much like the nail treatments we already mentioned, this is a great opportunity for some quality rest and relaxation time. Come away feeling and looking better than ever.
Pedicures often last longer than usual nail treatments. One appointment will have you set for the rest of the summer.
One of the best ways to revitalise your appearance is by switching up your hair. If you’re a bit bored of what you’re seeing in the mirror, or if you just need a refresh, this is one of the easiest ways to make a quick and impactful difference.
First of all, even if you’re not looking to make a major difference, summer is the perfect excuse to treat your hair to some much needed TLC. Even if that’s just a haircut, it’s a chance to remove anything unhealthy and tend to those pesky split ends. A fresh, regular cut is important for maintaining hair health, and with the wild weather of a UK summer imminent (we’re talking the shift from ultra hot and humid sunny days to gale-force winds), this can help you protect your hair from damage.
But the changing of the seasons is a great time to take a bigger risk. Why not consider experimenting with some complementary summer colours or balayage?
Don’t forget that when it comes to hair, you don’t need to be limited to your natural locks. Summer (and life in general) is way too short to be desperately trying to make your hair grow faster. We’ve all been there: adapting our diet as recommended by ‘how to get long hair fast’ articles and frequently buying new brands of hair vitamins, analysing your hair in the mirror day by day to check if there is any difference (which there never is).
With hair extensions, the power is totally in your hands. Well, your stylist’s, anyway. Whether you’re looking to increase volume, thickness, or simply add a bit of length. This means that you can create your dream summer look without having to worry about how short or thin your natural hair might be.
As well as achieving your dream summer style, you can treat yourself with a well-deserved confidence boost. We offer three types of hair extensions to create your desired look in a discreet fashion, as well as a full consultation so you know what’s best for you and comprehensive aftercare to help you make the most of your extensions.
What better way to unwind than by looking and feeling your best?
That bronzed, tanned look is a summer staple - but it can be pretty difficult to achieve naturally in British weather. This year, why not treat yourself to a spray tan?
A spray tan is a convenient, safe way to get the look that you want and improve your confidence, without the risk of dodgy tan lines, sunburn, or sun damage. We all love a natural tan, but even in good weather it’s a bit of a gamble. Spray tanning will also rid you of the temptation to not apply sun cream, which is really important for the long term health and even the appearance of your skin.
Even if you’re staying indoors all summer, or if you have sensitive, easily-burnt skin, you deserve to get that summer glow.
Whether your goal this summer is to look good, feel good, or simply indulge in a bit of well-deserved self-care, we can help here at Beauty & The Bleach.
Our talented beauty therapists and hairdressers are on hand and ready to help you become the best version of yourself this season. With the expert knowledge needed to provide you with the refresh you’ve been waiting for, we can offer all of the above treatments, from acrylic nails to hair extensions.
Summer isn’t over just yet - you’ve still got a few weeks left to make the most of the warmer weather and good vibes. Let’s make the most of it. All our price lists are available here on our website, and with our online booking system it’s never been easier to find a time in your busy diary to relax, rejuvenate, and make this August your best one yet.
Have a great summer, and we’ll see you soon!