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  • Join Us! #ShareYourLook

    Join Us! #ShareYourLook

    As part of our #MeetTheExpert events - where we bring together BeautyMART fans and some of the best names in the industry for beauty chat and bubbles - we're very excited to host legendary make-up artist Kay Montano and new app, BeautySpotter.

    Join us on Saturday 5th August at our Boxpark store, in London's Shoreditch, to get the inside scoop on some of Kay's A-list application tips and advice. After a mini makeover, a glass of bubbly and some beauty shopping - we're offering all guests 10% off in store on the day - you can #ShareYourLook on the hottest new app, BeautySpotter.

    BeautySpotter is an app where you can upload, share and rate your favourite salon treatment: mani, pedi, make-up and hair. You can also find your favourite look and book with the stylist who created it.

     

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  • Lipstick, Freckles and Pup

    Lipstick, Freckles and Pup

    Millie and I decided to do another video to showcase some of our favourite summer lip products from Daniel Sandler and TOPSHOP. But then (in true BeautyMART style), we were distracted - partly by Topshop's new Freckle Pencil, which we LOVE, but also by Pup, my dog who was rustling around in the bin under my desk. {...}

  • Fake Your Freckles.

    Fake Your Freckles.

    I'm just back from a holiday and despite slapping on the SPF50 my freckles have still broken through. And I'm glad - I love freckles! They're real, natural, youthful and evidence of a life spent in the sun (or of the disappearing redhead phenotype - which would be a disaster - I'm all for human variety.)

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  • Look Who Got Layered!

    Look Who Got Layered!

    If you've not signed up to the new website Layered that's all about hair, now is the time to do so because BeautyMART's Millie Kendall is featured, along with her colourist, the fabulous Nicola Clarke, Creative Colour Director at John Frieda. Read the story here.
  • Bleach It!

    Bleach It!

    Whoever thought that the trend for unnatural but totally beautiful hair colours was a mere blip on the radar was clearly W R O N G! What started a mere four years ago in a corner of Dalston at Bleach London, a neighbourhood salon with huge influence, has become a global phenomenon, prompting girls across the world to embrace hair colour from mermaid green to candy pink. {...}

  • Right Hair, Right Now!

    Right Hair, Right Now!

    What's the story, crowning glory?

    If your tresses are tangled and your locks lack lustre, our pick of hair care, styling and colour products will make sure your hair is returned to splendour.

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  • Don't Sweat It: Gym Hair Solutions

    Don't Sweat It: Gym Hair Solutions

    Who cares what their hair looks like when they're working out (it's Popband all the way) but the aftermath is worse than helmet hair and unless you're going for a full shower and blow dry afterwards (not always possible) we have some solutions that will take the pressure off your post-gym look.

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  • How to braid a Nicole Scherzinger fishtail plait

    Braids have rarely missed a season on the catwalks in recent years and SS14 was no exception, from crafted, urban braids by Eugene Souleiman for Antonio Berardi to relaxed, romantic styles at Giles and crowning glories, Frida Kahlo-style at Rebecca Minkoff. That's why we decided to give them a go at BeautyMART HQ.

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  • Five Minutes with Legendary Session Hair Stylist Sam McKnight

    It's no secret we love Sam McKnight for the hair looks he creates for his Vogue editorials, Kate Moss covers and Chanel shows (who wouldn't want Chanel dreads? - crimped ponytails accessorised with tweed braid). His Instagram pictures of flowers, gardens, cakes and wig-wearing selfies (accompanied by sharply witty commentary) have earned him the moniker Instagram Sam.

    In between shoots, weeding his garden and getting ready for the Paris couture shows, we managed to grab him for a quick five minute interview to ask him about his favourite flower, essential hair tools plus some holiday hair advice.

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  • The New Offside Rules

    The New Offside Rules

    Yes, I know that England is out of the World Cup so we're not allowed to talk about football, but the kind of offside rule I'm talking about is to do with hair, not footie.

    There's been such a focus lately on middle partings that I'm feeling the need for something on the side and the SS14 shows were a great reference point for side partings. {...}

  • Good Luck Nicky

    Good Luck Nicky

    We've just heard the news that Nicky Kinnaird is stepping down as CEO of SpaceNK,  one of the most influential retail concepts in the world. When Nicky launched the first Space NK store back in the early 90s it was the most exciting thing to have happened in British beauty retail for nearly 20 years (previously, it was The Body Shop that got us worked up).
  • It's All About Older

    It's All About Older

    Here's a video from our friends at The Future Laboratory (they're one of the leading global trends agencies), on the subject of older women and beauty. Watch out for me and a lot of other influential women (and a man - but what a man! - Liberty's Ed Burstell) - talking about how the beauty industry consistently fails to recognise the growing influence of older women. Expect strong opinions from industry guru Michelle Feeney, brand owner Linda Rodin, and activist Caryn Franklin, among others. Vive la revolution!

    Watch the video Beauty: The New Age here.

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  • #Uncompromise: The Renegade Professionals

    BeautyMART's Millie Kendall was recently approached by Microsoft UK to be part of its #uncompromise Surface campaign that celebrates a new generation of individuals dubbed renegade professionals who are redefining the rules of business.

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  • When your shoes are cheaper than your nail polish

    My new summer sandals are pair of navy and white striped Adidas pool slides, the ones that all the hipsters are suddenly wearing (although this is something like my fifth pair - I've been wearing them since the early 90s). They cost less than my Chanel nail polish which is  £18, so not only are they the bargain of the season, they're also extremely comfortable.

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  • Countdown to Glastonbury

    Countdown to Glastonbury

    There's a week to go to Glasto so it's time to dig out your wellies, wet wipes, short shorts and dry shampoo, ready for anything that festival season can throw at you. The perfect hybrid of a holiday and gig, a festival is a prime opportunity to show off a selection of outfits and beauty looks - flower garlands, rainbow ombre and bejewelled brows are just the beginning.

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  • The Bikini Diet Tested Backstage

    The Bikini Diet Tested Backstage

    Backstage at Mary Katrantzou SS14, the biggest huddle of journalists wasn't for the hair stylist, make-up artist or nail tech; nope, it was the backstage caterers that stole the limelight. Usually, the food backstage is basic - sandwiches, fruit and bottled water plus whichever drink or snack brand wants to jump on the fashion bandwagon (popcorn and beauty drinks are biggies). But Mary Katrantzou had teamed up with The Pure Package, London's premier gourmet food delivery service.

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  • Goodbye Mr Barry M

    Goodbye Mr Barry M

    We've just heard that Barry Mero, the man behind the Barry M empire has died. A larger than life figure in his giant pink painted north London HQ, Barry was low profile in the industry. Preferring to remain behind the scenes, orchestrating the brand, he has been referred to as the Martin Margiela of beauty for his reclusive behaviour. Both Millie and I are truly fond of Barry M, having grown up wearing neon Nail Paint, Dazzle Dust eyeshadow and Touch of Magic, a green lipstick that comes out a different shade of pink on everyone.

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  • #MakeAMark Red Lippy Project

    #MakeAMark Red Lippy Project

    Talk about a smear campaign, Red Lippy Project has launched to highlight Cervical Screening Awareness Week, 8-14 June in a bid to prompt more women to take advantage of a cervical smear to identify potentially cancerous changes in the cells of the neck of the womb.

    Paint on a bright red pout and show support by picking up Topshop's limited edition Red Lippy Project Lipstick, £8, and lip-printed make-up bag, £12, with 30% of profits going to charity.

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  • Dirty Business: Double Cleansing

    Dirty Business: Double Cleansing

    At one of our recent #MeetTheExpert events at the Hoxton Hotel, the audience of BeautyMART fans was gripped by facialist Antonia Burrell's advice to 'double cleanse' the skin. Millie is already a fan of this method of skin cleaning since she launched Japanese make-up artist brand Shu Uemura back in the early 90s with its iconic Cleansing Beauty Oil.

    Double cleansing is a Japanese ritual - once to remove make-up - to 'take the day off', as Antonia puts it; once to actually clean the skin.

    It's a tradition that is still continued to day, as Japanese culture prizes a perfect complexion above all else and to achieve an even toned, poreless, flawless face, double cleansing is considered essential. {...}

  • Passion for Patchouli

    Passion for Patchouli

    About this time of year, I get nostalgic and start craving the scent of patchouli. It's because of memories of one summer spent in the south of France, swimming in the sea and the aroma of the oil drying on salty skin, which results in quite a different smell: softer, less pungent and completely delicious.

    Then recently, I saw on Facebook that a friend had Dior's Patchouli Impérial Cologne and it made me nostalgic so I bought a bottle of patchouli essential oil from Neal's Yard Remedies to wear on its own and to customise my favourite Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil.

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