OMG last night was an absolute DREAM. No one can overestimate the levels of joy I experienced when I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to the VIP launch night of Beyoutiful NI Hair and Beauty. If anyone has followed my blog you will know that I am a relative amateur when it comes to pampering of any kind however I could think of nothing I needed more. A night of luxuriating in gorgeous surroundings with fab company and a professional yet approachable team of beauty professionals? Count me IN!
Beyoutiful NI is in it’s 6th year of business and has been the product of the dedication and hard work of owner Jenny McCalmont and her team. Their newly refurbished boutique is one of the few salons in the East Belfast area that offers both hair and beauty to both male and female clients and with it’s prime location at 137 Holywood Road (directly facing The Strand) it’s ideal for anyone in and around Belfast to have a visit.
I was accompanied by the lovely Lynne (Eating Ideas) Crowther and we were past ourselves with excitement by the time we got there. We received such a warm and friendly welcome from Jenny herself who explained about the growth and development of the boutique and also the taster treatments which they had on offer for us. Needless to say I jumped at the chance to get my nails done. This is something that I looooove to do yet never take the time to make an appointment, plus, I really didn’t know where I would go to get the best treatment suited for me. After Jenny talked me through my options I decided to go for the OPI Gel Break manicure treatment which restores nails and keeps them healthy and strong.
I opted for the gorgeous pink colour which really makes my nails look healthy and I can feel the difference even after a day! I love having a bit of length to my nails but have found that they can be super brittle and bendy so this has blown my mind.
There were so many treatments to choose from including braids (not even kidding, Gemma is an absolute whizz at braiding) wash, treatment, cut and blow drys, taster facials, hot stone back massages and a make up artist from Ciara Daly on hand to work her magic and answer any burning make up related questions that we had. Living the dream!
The boutique itself is amazing. I had a wander around and was really impressed with the treatment rooms which made me want to cosy up and settle in. I could most definitely imagine myself having a dream Dermalogica facial in there and possibly having to be removed by force due to wanting to stay forever.
Not only that but the pedicure room is to die for. The chair is one of the huge American professional models and although I didn’t go for a foot treatment the smell of the salts from the foot soak were out of this world.
Beyoutiful NI also offers a vast array of products from the most recognisable names in the beauty business such as OPI, Dermalogica and Lauren’s Way so you can be assured that you are taking home the best of the best.
Having been a long time sufferer of ‘salon fear’ the team at Beyoutiful NI made me feel at ease from the offset. The launch night was a great opportunity to spend some time getting to know what’s what, meeting some gorgeous Belfast Bloggers including The Village Girl, Retrosnowflakes, Katie Andrew The Blog and Eyeliner Flicks and asking those burning questions that have been on my mind. Not to mention the gorgeous catering from The Bluebird on the Cregagh Road!
Thank you so much to all the team at Beyoutiful NI and to the lovely Laura for the invitation. I think it is safe to say that I will be back. Prep the pedicure chair as I may be there for quite some time…..
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