It’s the middle of November, and you know what that means - we can finally talk about Christmas without a slew of angry comments!
Okay, we’re kidding. But whether your preparations began at the start of the month or you’re resolutely waiting until December the 1st, when it comes to festive beauty treatments, it really is the sooner the better. After all, it’s not just the 25th you have to worry about; it’s Factory Friday, the work Christmas party, festive drinks with friends and family and of course, New Year’s Eve. In 2020, we obviously missed out on a whole season of festivities, so we’re expecting people to go all out this year. Our diaries will be even more packed out than usual, and if you’re hoping to get a certain treatment, you’ll need to book in early to avoid missing out.
Speaking of, we’ve got a wide range of services that are absolutely perfect for getting glammed up for Christmas - and you’ll find each and every one of them in this helpful guide.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to switch up your hair for the season, a brimming social Christmas calendar is just the thing. After all, what better place to debut your dreamy new hair than a long overdue gathering with friends, or even just the work do?
Our talented hairdressers can offer all kinds of hair treatments, from your standard cut and blow dry to hair colouring, hair extensions, or even keratin hair straightening treatments. Whatever the look you’ve been dreaming of, we can make it a reality - regardless of the limitations of your current or natural hair.
Whether you’re looking for a style that’ll dazzle at a Christmas party, or a whole new look to turn heads all season, we’ve got you covered. It’s best to be quick, though; hair treatments are some of our most popular around Christmas time, and our stylists are already fully booked on certain dates.
Nail art is one of the best ways to get creative and expressive in your appearance, and the Christmas season is no exception. Whatever kind of festive nails you’re after - decorative but subtle in shades of red, green and white, patterns of snowflakes, candy canes or Christmas trees, or an intricate seasonal shebang - our talented nail technician Lara is equipped with the skills to make them a reality.
Of course, it’s not just about colours and patterns when it comes to a great set of nails, and we’re able to offer a variety of different treatments. That includes full manicures (or pedicures) with polish or gel polish, or nail enhancements like full sets of acrylics or acrylic infills.
Nails are one of the most popular treatments that we offer here at the salon. This particularly applies to services that take longer, like acrylics or detailed nail art. If you’re hoping to get your nails done at our Bideford salon, we recommend booking in early.
When it comes to gearing up for festive events, or just looking and feeling your best over the Christmas season, lashes are one of the most obvious essentials. Perfect for defining your eyes and adding a bold, beautiful touch to your own lashes, lash extensions accentuate your natural features, particularly length, curl and fullness.
At Beauty & The Bleach, our lash technicians work with you to create a custom look, with a wide variety of different thicknesses, curls and lengths to allow us to craft the perfect set of extensions for you with just the right amount of volume. We offer full sets and infills for natural, classic and Russian lashes, which usually last around six weeks, tiding you over until January, no problem.
We don’t just offer lash extensions, though; lash lifts and tints are also available. These are slightly different treatments, altering the shape and colour of your natural lashes instead of simply extending them. These effects create thicker, longer and darker looking lashes, lasting from six to eight weeks.
Lara, one of our talented Beauty Therapist, is currently offering lash lifts and tints at discounted rates while she perfects these new skills and completes her courses. If you book in for one of these services before the end of November, you can receive 25% off - please note this doesn’t apply to lash extensions. Booking lash treatments is advisable early on, as these services are increasingly popular.
Another obvious essential is your brows. Plus, many of us won’t want to leave these until January. Lara has been smashing her courses getting qualified in brow waxing, tinting & lifting and we'd recommend getting it for all of these if you want to be looking your festive best. Even better, these treatments are at 25% discount throughout November - so be quick and book yours to get the discount.
Another hand picked must have from our team for Christmas are our brand new Sensory Retreats self heating eye masks. Available in Rose, Jasmine or Chamomile scents, these revoultionary eye masks will deliver a complete immersion of the senses and a sensory retreat for your mind and eyes. They use an advanced ecosteam techonology to create the heat and combine it with luxurious aromas to help you drift off, relax or simply enjoy some pamper time for you! Perfect stocking filler and especially useful for those suffering with insomnia,stress or anxiety and they're suitable for adults and children. You can buy them and learn more about them directly from our shop here.
If you need a little help getting into the festive spirit, why not get into the mood by attending Ladies Night? After a two year break due to Covid-19, we’re ecstatic to announce that Ladies Night will be back in 2021 - and better than ever.
Taking place on November 27th, expect appearances from some of the best local businesses in North Devon, offering their products up for some amazing discounts - alongside discounted salon products and treatments too. Kat from Flawless Fillers Aesthetics, who regularly works at Beauty & The Bleach offering dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, will also be offering 10% off her own treatments - as well as answering your questions on aesthetic procedures. It's £10 per ticket per person with 20 people over 3 times slots from 6-7.30pm, 7.30-9pm & 9-10.30pm and you can get your tickets here.
All tickets include an entry into this year’s raffle, which is currently brimming with prizes worth up to the value of £500. Obviously, the most important part of any event is the nibbles; we’ll have a great range of complimentary goodies, as well as free prosecco and mulled wine. Tickets are going fast, so make sure to secure yours now to avoid missing out.
Whatever your calendar looks like in December, make sure to put yourself first by feeling - and looking - your very best. Book in now while availability lasts, and smash the Christmas season. And however you’re celebrating this year, have an amazing time!