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This October, Benefit Cosmetics – the brand that brought you the first women’s only World Cup Pub, Gabbi’s Head, and the iconic brows and beauty drive-thru, GlastonBrow – transports you back in time via a dazzling seventies disco! Introducing Studio ’76: a brows, beauty and entertainment destination offering a blast from the (glamorous) past.

As the number one eyebrow brand in the UK, Studio ’76 will pay homage to all things browsIt’s open for two days from Friday 20th October, and based in The Old Truman Brewery, East London. Following the London pit stop, the glamorous party destination will travel north to Liverpool, where brow-divas can be glammed up ahead of any occasion. With two rooms of fun and pampering it’s all about the 70s glamour this autumn.

Upon arriving, guests will step through a magical wardrobe where seventies-inspired cocktails will be on hand to get the glamorous party started.  Here, guests will be treated to either a brow treatment or Bene-makeupper, compliments of Benefit Cosmetics.

It doesn’t end there! Once party-goers are glammed up the glitzy nightclub will be revealed, allowing Benebabes and their gal pals to dance the night away. With Gimme Brow samples being handed out throughout the night to anyone who completes secret missions set by Benefit, they’ll be no excuse for less than perfect brows!

Tickets can be purchased from the below link for £12.50: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/benefit-cosmetics-10876509321

Group bookings are limited to a maximum of 10.


The Details

STUDIO ’76: London

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October

5pm – 11pm

Shop 7 Truman Brewery

91 Brick Lane

E1 6QL

SJH_7670To celebrate the British festival season, Chelsea's hidden cocktail bar Barts has partnered with their delightful neighbourhood friends at Duck & Dry, Chelsea's iconic blow dry boutique located on the Kings Road, to host the ultimate secret weekend pop-up, where guests can sip on refreshing cocktails, nosh on nibbles and enjoy a fabulous signature blowout or up-do styled by Duck & Dry's talented stylists.

Barts will be joining the flock and setting up shop at the famed boutique blow dry bar from Thursday, 7th to Saturday 9th July, where guests will receive the full Duck & Dry experience whilst enjoying summer-inspired Grey Goose tipples created by the talented Barts bar team including: The Duck & Goose, a refreshing cocktail made with a dash of hibiscus and orange syrup, dash of fresh lemon juice, Grey Goose, topped up with prosecco and garnished with a flower; the Passionate Goose, a sweet blend of Grey Goose, passion fruit puree, vanilla syrup garnished with passion fruit; and the signature cocktail of the summer, the Le Grand Fizz, a sophisticated blend of Grey Goose, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed lime, and chilled soda water, the perfect sipper to enjoy whilst getting pampered.

Guests can look forward to kicking back and relaxing in the bright and beautiful salon with a Barts cocktail in hand as they flick through Duck & Dry's signature blow drys and up-dos lookbook and can choose their favourite. From the Classic Duck that is bouncy with full volume to the Sixties Siren retro beehive, there are 16 chic hair-dos that will suit every glamour gal's taste.

For an added dose of boho glam, Duck & Dry has recently launched London's first-ever Feather Bar where guests will be able to accessorise their new 'do with authentic feather extensions. Guests can release their inner hippy and have the feather extensions weaved and braided throughout any hairstyle they choose. The head-turning extensions will be the ideal accessory to sport this summer at the UK's festival circuit. Afterwards, guests can mingle and relax in the luxurious lounge area and sip on Barts' expertly handcrafted cocktails.

Make like a bird and fly over to Duck & Dry with your flock this summer!

About Duck & Dry
Duck & Dry is the finest blow dry and updo destination in London with its flagship store located on the King's Road in Chelsea. Effortlessly cool and fabulously fun with drinks and nibbles on tap, Duck & Dry offers a menu of eight signature blow drys and eight updos in a fresh, bright and chic space at an affordable price.

It is the brainchild of Yulia Rorstrom who, frustrated by the lack of accessible yet exciting everyday hair styling solutions in London, decided to go all out and create one herself. Drawing influence from her personal experience and taste, she enlisted the expertise of a hair styling guru and Creative Director, Snowden Hill. Open daily from 7.30 am - 7.30 pm, the dream team at Duck & Dry caters to all lifestyles and occasions including pre and post work professionals looking for efficient yet relaxing fix. The unique space is also available for private hire out for birthday parties, bachelorette or any other occasion.

About Barts
Barts is a quirky 'speakeasy' style bar located on the prestigious Sloane Avenue. It is the brainchild of Duncan Stirling and Charlie Gilkes, the dynamic duo that own the Inception Group that also comprises of the highly successful 80's themed nightclub, Maggie's, the acclaimed Bunga Bunga, an Englishman's Italian Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke venue in Battersea, Brazilian-inspired bar Cocobananas, Mr Fogg's, a Mayfair bar modelled on the actual home of Jules Verne's most famous adventurer Phileas Fogg, Beaver Lodge, a mountain cabin and dance saloon based in Chelsea, Cahoots, a 1940s-inspired late night bar set in a hidden underground tube station, and most recently, Mr Fogg's Tavern, a Victorian-inspired Pub, Gin Parlour and Salon in Covent Garden.

Barts Pop-Up at Duck & Dry
Thursday, 7th July - Saturday, 9th July

Duck & Dry
335-337 King's Rd, London SW3 5ES


You know how it is when you need a haircut or a beauty treatment and you want to know what's available in your area and how much it will cost?

Well the team from Rock Pamper Scissors decided to create an online service where you can pick the sort of treatment you want - haircut, colouring, eyelash extensions and hair extenstion and check out the options.

It's perfect for people who like to be spontaneous - you can look for an appointment for as soon possible or the same day you book.  And there are some great discounts available, with many salons offering special offers for first time visitors to the site or for students.

You'll be surprised at the money you can save by using Rock Pamper Scissors to book hair appointments online. I took a look around Rock Pamper Scissors to pick out some of the best deals. So here are three of the best hairdressers in London.

I found a cut and blow dry with a senior stylist at The Soho Salon in Carlisle Street for just £37.10 - a 30 per cent discount from the usual price of £53.00.

There are also great deals on beauty and pampering treatments. You can book a Ladies Vinylux full pedicure at The Covent Garden Salon in Endell Street for £31.50, a full 30 per cent below the usual price of £45.00.

I also found an excellent discount for massage. Body Essential, at Harrow Place, Shoreditch, currently has a full body massage for women on offer for just £45.60 - 20 per cent cheaper than the usual price of £57.00.

The site is easy to use, with photographs of each of the salons and a brief description of the services on offer. You can search according to price, or location, and it is easy to browse appointments and book online. If you want to know more about a particular salon you follow a link which takes you to a description of the business, a mission statement and tells you about the different sorts of treatments on offer.

The design of the site is clean, clear and simple to use and it has the odd little quirky entertaining touch. For instance if you are browsing hair and beauty treatments you can choose to search for the cheapest, for the most expensive, for the nearest = or if you are feeling mischievous - you can choose to search by "magic".

WJ Photographer Kaye Ford has been delving around behind the scenes to get in on the backstage action.

Angel Chen's punky line was complemented by every aspect of hair and makeup. Another dim memory of the 90s leaping back into fashion, temporary body art, was being applied everywhere from necks to eyebrows.

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Hair was woven into tufty braids, sticking out rebelliously.

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Eyes were rimmed in pink, reflecting a trend that has taken over Soho this week, spotted on street stylers and models alike. Even those who would be covered by Angel’s unusual pink headpieces were made up, expressing attitude from every pore, even if unseen.


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Words: Katharine Bennett | Fashion Week Press | @misskatebennett

Images: Kaye Ford | Fashion Week Photography | @fordtography

image002This July, Chai Wu launches a new Ladies Lunch menu. Housed within luxury department store Harrods, the contemporary Chinese restaurant, which opened at the beginning of this year, has created an eight-course tasting menu designed to be the ultimate, extravagant experience for health conscious customers.  

The exclusive eight-course tasting menu features delicate seafood dim sum such as Steamed lobster and sea bass crystal dumplings, and Crispy, charcoaled salmon marinated in Manuka honey, Shaoxing wine and mandarin. Health-induced Wheatgrass and avocado shooters are also served alongside Poached Shanghainese chicken clear soup with collagen jelly. A Green tea fondant, milk and collagen ice cream pudding follows a sweet Edible lipstick treat and Champagne. 

Bursting with keratin and protein plentiful, the Ladies Lunch menu is available now for £70 per person from Sunday – Friday, from 12pm until 5pm.

Harrods, 5th Floor, 87–135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL 

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday 12pm – 8pm | Sunday 12pm – 6pm