■ Leighton Denny, founder of the eponymous nail brand Leighton Denny Expert Nails, has announced his departure from the company. Denny will remain major shareholder and director of parent company Leighton Denny Ltd, which owns the Leighton Denny Expert Nails trademark and licenses the rights to product manufacturer Richards & Appleby.
■ A £6m care home with its own hair and beauty salon, pub and shop and is being built in Hull. Yorkare Homes aims to open the 70-bed facility at Beverley Parklands this autumn and says it will create 100 new jobs in the area. It comes as several care homes in the area have announced closures.
■ Organic brand Bamford has appointed Kirsty Maccormick as head of spa, where she will be assisting in the international expansion of the business. She’s previously worked for Hilton Worldwide, Champneys Health Resorts and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
■ Venus Beauty and Hair salon owners John Worrall and Kirsty Douglas have donated £500 to The Mary Budding Trust, which supplies grants and equipment to children with additional needs. The duo has been raising money for the trust at the Tavostock salon for the past year.
■ Eyebrows are more expressive than any other facial feature, according to research by cosmetics brand Benefit. The brand teamed up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study facial expressions, finding the upper compartment of the face plays a lead role in displaying each emotion.