Today I had a great day, today was Professional Beauty at ExCeL, London! Some trade shows can be a bit dull and boring, but not Pro Beauty! It’s not only fun but informative too!
I went with my friend Janine, we thought we would arrive nice and early, all the other beauty therapists clearly had the same idea as we had to queue for 30 mins just to get a coffee before it started! When we eventually got in we headed straight for Magpie Glitter, the queue was massive, but there was a really good buzz around the stall with nail techs helping each other out, complimenting each other’s nails and talking about what to buy! 30 mins later and most of my budget gone we headed over to Louella Belle, Gelish and all the other top brands to spend spend spend! Nothing but the best for my clients 🙂
All that shopping worked up an appetite, so we had a quick lunch break before heading back in for the seminars we’d booked.
The first was given by Katharin von Gavel and it was all about foot care, and how the industry hasn’t changed as much as hair care, beauty and manicures. This was super interesting and ended up buying some of the products that she was talking about. One of them, Footlogics, who’s slogan is ‘where medi meets pedi’ and all their products work into the skin to actually transform them if you suffer from hard skin! Very handy… or should I say footy!?
Straight after we went to a seminar all about bridal nail art, it was taken by Metta Frances, who owns Nails by Mets. Janine and I have done some jobs for her team in the past, so we were there to support her, as well as to learn! She demoed a few styles which my brides to be will love!
When the seminars were over we decided it was time to go, Janine is going again tomorrow so we decided if we had forgotten anything, she could pick it up! Now I’m home I’m going to spend the rest of the day playing with all my new purchases! Yay!
Who is she?!
Based in London, Natalie offers the full range of hand and feet prettification services at your own home, as well as at work, parties, weddings, events and everything in between! These include manicures, pedicures, gel polish and a special talent for gorgeous nail art (see her social media feeds for proof of said gorgeousness). Natalie is fully qualified with 10 years of experience under her belt and even offers little discounts for parties & larger groups if you speak to her nicely. She’s the life and soul of any hen party, loves anything remotely sparkly and is an avid festival goer (ask about her special ‘festival nail’ designs).