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Anti ageing bible to launch in both print and online

Want to look ten years younger? Want help in finding the best cosmetic specialist, health spa or tips on looking great? Then you are like millions of women across the country who haven’t had a magazine that can help them find the right treatment. Until now, and the launch of Brand New You. Merricks Media today announce the launch of Brand New You , which will combine the best of both a magazine and a website to form the indispensable information source on cosmetic enhancement.Following a Read More

Doctor skincare cream is a best seller!

When internationally renowned dermatologist, Dr. Nick Lowe, introduced his own skincare range, it was bound to be popular – but to sell out after just four weeks? That’s impressive! When internationally renowned dermatologist, Dr. Nick Lowe, introduced his own skincare range, it was bound to be popular – but to sell out after just four weeks? That’s impressive!Available in Boots, Dr. Nick Lowe’s Super Charged SPF 15 Day Cream (£16.95) was only on the shelves for a month, before Read More

Relax and unwind

Stressed-out Christmas shoppers should head to Kavala Spa, a luxurious new day spa in Essex which offers a selection of aromatherapy facials, wraps and body treatments, and is ideally just a 30 minute train ride from central London. Stressed-out Christmas shoppers should head to Kavala Spa, a luxurious new day spa in Essex which offers a selection of aromatherapy facials, wraps and body treatments, and is ideally just a 30 minute train ride from central London.Kavala’s Sea Holistic Read More

Cosmetic Surgery Consumers Soaring

Protest as we may to the contrary, it seems we Brits are more image-conscious than we like to let on, according to a report published by Mintel in November last year.Research shows that the number of cosmetic surgical procedures carried out in the UK last year was three times higher than in 2002, with an amazing 100,000 of us choosing to go under the knife, and more than five times that number picking a non-surgical alternative such as Botox.Breast and face lift surgery were most popular Read More

The Beauty Oscars

Award season is upon us and now, even the beauty industry is getting in on the act. Professionals from the hair and beauty industries have been acknowledged by the Prime Minister in the 2008 New Year Honours list. IS THE FIRST TIME BEAUTY PROS HAVE BEEN LISTED? Aromatherapist Eve Taylor and Romy Fraser, founder of Neals Yard Remedies were each awarded an OBE, whilst hairdressers Beverley Cox and Errol Douglas (Uma Thurman and Naomi Campbell have both had a Douglas snip) received MBEs, along Read More

Which? Report criticises cosmetic clinics’ marketing ploys

A recently published Which? Report claims that cosmetic surgery companies are using aggressive marketing techniques, such as seasonal discounts, to put ‘undue pressure’ on potential clients. The report also suggests that some companies are making misleading claims pertaining to the results expected from particular treatments and that patients were offered inadequate information about possible complications. Dr John G Curran, President of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD) Read More

De-fuzz for Summer!

Summer may seem a long way off, but it’s never too early to start prepping your body if you want to be the belle of the beach. To help you achieve the ultimate in fuzz-free legs, Tria is an at-home laser hair removal system that offers long term results. Tria is the first clinically proven, patented medical grade laser hair removal system that can be safely used at home, so you can be fully fur-free in time for summer, without taking time out of your schedule to visit a salon. Invented by Read More

Hair Heroes

London's hair hot spot turns national beauty brand Haircare brand Tommyguns’ slick looking London-based salons are the place to be if you want to be on the young, hip and cool beauty ball. Don’t live in London? The salon has now launched a range of contemporary haircare products in Boots stores nationwide (boots.com) Just in time for summer comes a four-step range for dry, frazzled or distressed hair. There’s the Nettle and Burdock shampoo and conditioner (both £5.99) the climate Read More

Organic Hair

Label.M go green with its latest organic hair care range Hip hair care brand Label.M is proving that even the young at heart and well tressed of the world are keen to get eco-friendly. Expect to see it's new Organics range cropping up in Salons nationwide. It’s Organic moisturising lemongrass shampoo (£12.25) and conditioners (£16.75) are crammed with US certified organic ingredients and both help prepare the hair for styling by eliminating tangles and combating frizz. Good to know that Read More

The rise of DIY cosmetic surgery

Experts are warning that the current obsession with celebrity is driving people to perform plastic surgery - on themselves. The most extreme cases are being blamed on body dysmorphic disorder (or BDD), which affects more than a million people in the UK. It is one of the the curses of celebrity culture that people are becoming more obsessed with how they look and comparing themselves constantly with TV and movie stars. At a surgery conference in Bristol yesterday, a shocked audience were Read More