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Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2012

Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2012

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Scottish snipper Trevor Sorbie was amongst those being honoured at this year's Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards. The Paisley-born hairdresser, who has teased the tresses of the likes of Lorraine Kelly, picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award. Trevor, who was awarded an MBE in 2004, started off in hairdressing when he was just 15 years old. But now, the 63-year-old also runs My New Hair, a foundation which helps people who lose their hair.

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Spa in the City Edinburgh

With the swinging music of the band and the sunshine blazing down, Edinburgh's St Andrews Square was transformed at the weekend, into an oasis of calm. It was thanks to the capital's Spa in the City- a free, beauty event run by Essential Edinburgh with the likes of the Balmoral Hotel and Hanover HealthFoods as well as beauty brands such as Cover FX and Clarins taking part.

Spa in the City Edinburgh

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Dozens of people relaxed on the grass, children splashed in the square's fountain, a handful of white tents dotted about the park area as people milled about clutching bags of treats. In the aptly named, Relaxation Retreat tent, ladies looked chilled out thanks to experts from Jenners, Lush and the Balmoral Hotel Spa. They were offering amazing Sundari Indian Head Massages, Jessica manicures and hand and arm treatments all for free. So it's no wonder that when the registration for the event kicked off at 9.30 on Saturday morning, ladies were queuing up to get their names down. Katie McDowell, The Balmoral Hotel Spa manager said,

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Ultimo's Michelle Mone launches fake tan range - UTan

Ultimo's Michelle Mone launches fake tan range - UTan

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Scottish women can fake it this summer with a new range of tanning products by bra boss Michelle Mone. Shun peely waly skin and use the Ultimo owner's new range, helpfully called UTan. The collection, which has been in development for three years, is made up of seven products including a self-tan, a gradual tanner and a wash-off shimmer tan. The self-tan products comes in two different formulas - lotion and mousse - with two different shades in each. Speaking at the Selfridges launch, Michelle said,

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Miss Scotland 2012 crowned and wears gorgeous red lipstick

Miss Scotland 2012 crowned and wears gorgeous red lipstick

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Well done to Nicole Treacy, the newly crowned Miss Scotland 2012. Ducking from all the pagent haters, I thought Nicole looked a million dollars, and was a massive fan of her red lippie look for the final.

Red lipstick is such a classic, glamorous look, so it was perfect. Not sure which one Nicole wore, but I'm loving Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in  N° 9 ROUGE LAQUE. It combines the shimmer of a gloss with the pigment and colour of a stain.

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Spa in the City


Spa in the City - Edinburgh
Manicures, massages, and makeovers all for free? Sounds like the stuff of legends right? But it is, in fact, the brilliant Spa in the City. It's a massive beauty event which has tonnes of free treats on offer and it's back in Edinburgh for the fifth year. It's happening Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May in the capital's St Andrews's Square and this year also sees an expansion in Edinburgh's Rose Street.
Maybe that's because there's so many beauty retailers and brands taking part with the likes of The Balmoral Hotel, Harvey Nichols, Clarins, Lush, Origins and John Lewis just some on the list.
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Sarah Tolan

Sarah is the founder and editor of Scottish Beauty Blog. Sarah is also the Edinburgh Evening News beauty columnist. Connect with her on TwitterGoogle+ and LinkedIn.

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