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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

New Year, new skincare?

The start of a New Year can be a great time to start afresh – whether that’s with your own individual skincare game, or as the owner of a spa or salon that’s in need of a new skincare line. Keep reading to find out more about Strictly Professional Skincare, and why it’s a no-brainer.

 

 

Everyone’s talking about it
The SP skincare line consists of four ranges – Normal/Dry, Combination, Dry/Plus+ and Sensitive – all of which are often spotted backstage at international fashion weeks, as well as on the shelves of beauty therapists around the world. So, what makes SP so great? Well, aside from it being vegan (see more below), it’s a line that uses the finest natural products, yet doesn’t bombard the skin with every ‘miracle’ ingredient going. Each and every product is designed with a specific result in mind, meaning you’re free to mix and match as many combinations as you like when you’re creating a bespoke facial for your client. What’s more, it’s super affordable, so you can invest in all of the products from each of the four groups, making it even easier to create exactly the right prescriptive facial for your clientele.

 

It’s vegan
Just as you don’t need to be vegan to enjoy yummy vegan food, you don’t need to be vegan to harness the benefits of a skincare line that’s been designed with vegans in mind. The SP skincare line comprises of four ranges – each created to suit a vegan, natural lifestyle. Just as ‘Meatless Mondays’ are a great way for non-vegans to try reducing their carbon footprint while also enjoying food that’s likely to include less saturated fat and other ‘baddies’, switching your salon skincare to a vegan range means you’ll not only be nourishing your facial clients with natural, vegan-friendly ingredients – you’ll also be making your vegan clients feel more comfortable in the knowledge that no animal has been harmed in the making of the products that you’re applying to their skin.

 

 

Want to know more? Visit strictlyprofessional.co.uk today!

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

One of our 5 a day!

So the New Year has officially arrived and it’s now dawning on us all that we need to start a little detox to treat our wined and turkey-dined bodies to a little TLC. We all want to be looking fabulous for whatever the New Year brings! What if I said this could be possible to achieve with one simple treatment using one of our beneficial Body Contour kits? Our popular Contour Gel contains many oils with outstanding and result driven properties to get you feeling healthier, slimmer and most importantly happier come January time!

 

 

1. T. tree oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil as many of you know can be mixed with carrier oils for a range of aromatherapy treatments worldwide. What many of you might not know, is this oil has many functional properties. Not only does this oil contain great anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory extracts to help smooth skin but also has anti-fungal and anti-viral agents which aid in protecting your skin from infections.

 

2. Turmeric Oil

This wonderful little oil is used worldwide in skin care and medications. Similarly to the Tea Tree, it also has anti-inflammatory properties, however it is also a well-known stimulant for the metabolism which in turn helps us lose weight and improves blood circulation.

 

We want to know how it help our skin though, right? Well, research has shown that this oil aids in improving skin elasticity, helps protect skin from irritation and helps to naturally lighten uneven and ever stressful hyperpigmentation of the skin. Amazing!

 

3. Ginger oil

Fun fact- Ginger oil actually originates from the same plant family as the Turmeric oil and is known as the ‘oil of empowerment’. From extensive research, this oil is known for giving clients feelings such as courageousness and self-assurance. Again, this oil extract contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties with the added capability to maintain a healthier heart and help improve your respiratory system.

 

4. Cinnamon oil

So this oil is very result-driven and contains valuable properties which assist in weight loss! This is always great news when we’ve all scoffed one too many pigs in blankets! This beautifully scented oil can be used as part of an effective and useful remedy for inflammatory skin issues such as rashes and acne!

 

5. Aloe Vera gel

Nowadays, we’re all pretty clued up on Aloe Vera and its magical affect it has on our skin, but we still can’t stop screaming it from the roof tops! This soothing, luxurious gel accelerates the healing process of scars and burns; it also contains extracts that aid in anti-aging and helps reduce redness of the skin.

 

All of these oils are contained in our Contour Gel, or you could try out our whole Body Contour Kit for maximum effects!

 

 

 

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

What’s on your Christmas menu?

Start with the feet…

While online shopping is definitely affecting our habits, many of us still opt to traipse up and down the high street in the effort to find the perfect gift for our loved ones. Why not offer your customers a 30-minute feet treat this Christmas? Think five minutes clean/prep, 15 minutes massage and 10 minutes of nourishing luxury.

We suggest: Our Refreshing Pedicure Bath with Lavender, Tea Tree and Peppermint is the perfect pre-cursor to a good old foot rub. Then slap on our divine Skin Softening Pedicure Mask for a soothing yet invigorating massage that will have your client ready to hit the pavement again. Although to reap the full benefits, we suggest you send them straight home!

About that neck…
Thanks to walking down the street looking up the addresses of various stores to pop into, many of us fall victim to the dreaded ‘tech neck’. Why not offer a 15 to 30-minute neck and shoulders massage to de-stress tired minds?

We suggest: Our sister brand Nature’s Way Massage Candle in Relaxation & Stress. Grapefruit will uplift your client’s mood while ylang ylang gets to work tension in the neck and shoulders.

 

 

 

Hold their hand…

Human touch is the one thing that can make us smile and relax, especially after a long day. A 45-minute pampering manicure is a great way to make someone feel human again, plus they get to try a new colour.
We suggest: Our Citrus Paraffin Wax. Ahead of applying colour, treat your clients’ hands to a little care and attention. Pour the required amount of wax into a paraffin wax heater and melt to the required temperature. Gradually build up the layers by applying the wax to the clients’ hands with a brush, then wrap the hands up with a mitt or towel for 15 minutes, while the gorgeous lemon and grapefruit fragrance wakes up their shopped-out brain!

 

 

 

 

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Monday, November 26th, 2018

I Woke Up Like This

Lash accessorizing has always been a massive movement in the beauty industry; we’ve taken inspiration from famed and celebrated faces like Cleopatra and Audrey Hepburn to help enhance and beautify our lashes and achieve a brighter, more attractive semblance… Of course we discovered a quick and easy way of intensifying our lashes with mascara, however now there are so many treatments out there in the lash market and beauty industry to maintain this desired look for longer with significantly more aesthetic results!

 

 

 

Vegan Friendly

Not only does our SP lash tints create glamorous, lasting lash looks but here at Bellitas Ltd we take our time and effort ensuring they’re formulated with the foremost, natural ingredients. The whole of our tints range is vegan friendly and comes in four different colours. Our current range consists of Black, Brown, Blue/Black and Grey to adapt to each client’s personal preference and result. Tinting your lashes can give that natural enhancement to brighten and open your eyes, making it the ideal treatment for before a vacation, an event or even every day if you desired.

Brows

Our SP tint is also famously used by our customers to perform treatments on client’s eyebrows too. Our Strictly Professional tints are perfect for a brow technician’s shelf! Everyone’s brow color varies, more so than colors used on our lashes, so our SP Eyelash Tinting Kit would be the ideal set up for day to day use (especially if you have an assembly of clients to do one after another)! If you’re training for Lash tinting or HD Brows, try our popular SP Eyelash Tint Training Kit.

 

 


Monday, November 19th, 2018

Winter skincare treatments

Windy days and colder nights are well and truly here, and our skin is definitely feeling it! Read on to find out what you should be adding to your winter treatment menu.

Face

While everyone’s thinking about their office party looks, no amount of makeup can disguise tired, dry or distressed skin. Advise your clients to have more makeup-free days, or, if that’s just not an option, encourage them to book in for regular facials, 4-6 weeks apart.

Allowing skin to breathe is key to achieving that glow we’re all after, so adding a detoxifying treatment to your winter menu is a great way to leave clients’ skin feeling clean, fresh and glowing. A great way to start a detox treatment is to clean the face with our Deep Cleansing Cream; it contains soothing lavender and nourishing cocoa butter for a deep clean. Then it’s time to address your clients’ needs: are they dry or are their sebaceous gland over-acting? Do they have areas of uncomfortable redness or are they experiencing skincare concerns that don’t usually affect them until the colder months kick in? Use our extensive SP skincare range alongside our range of facial products to create a bespoke solution. Using steam while applying our masks is a great way to really let the healing, calming ingredients get to work. Finish with a moisturiser that meets your clients’ immediate skincare needs.
Tip: Try mixing our Fine Oatmeal mixed into any of our face masks; it’s a great way to gently exfoliate the skin, before you leave the mask to work its magic.

 

Body

Scaly skin is never a good look, and for some it can also mean a painful, tender autumn/winter. Extremely dry and scaly skin needs real care and attention from a professional, so invite clients in for a detoxifying and descaling session. Depending on the intensity of their skin complaint, you can prescribe a gentle, oil-based treatment, or apply a scrub infused with healing and calming ingredients. For clients who’d rather not scrub, try body brushing; it’s an amazing way of not only smoothing skin, and detoxifying it, but also prepping it to take in all of those gorgeous lotions and oils you’ll be applying at the end of the treatment.

Once the skin is effectively exfoliated it’s vital that it’s moisturised according to the clients’ needs, so opt for an oil or lotion that contains geranium or soothing chamomile, and follow up with a super hydrating body butter for clients who need that extra attention.
Tip: We love mixing some of our yummy Almond Oil into our best-selling Body Lotion with Cocoa Butter!

 

Don’t forget…
Our sister brand Nature’s Way Aromatherapy has an amazing range of oils to soothe tired limbs, revitalise over-worked spirits and get everyone in a happy, healthy, festive mood!

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