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Lash FX

The lash brand from The Eyelash Design Company is introducing Magnetic Lashes, billed as a UK first. The reusable strip lashes use magnets rather than adhesive to stick to the lash line – fixing a top layer to a lower layer through the natural lashes and blending seamlessly, according to the brand. The lashes can be gently cleaned between uses. Five different styles are available, inspired by the lash looks of models Megan Gale, Bella and Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Trade: £12.95 each 020 8500 9028 (The Eyelash Design Company)


Famous Names, maker of the renowned IBX system, has developed IBX Boost; a strong, flexible coating that can be applied as a natural nail overlay or under gel polish to strengthen and protect. The brand claims the self-levelling system extends gel-polish wear to up to three weeks, and no roughing of the natural nail is needed before application. The two-step system comprises a brush-on base liquid and Boost gel.

Trade: £39.95 0844 800 9396

High Definition

The brand has launched six highlight and contour creams in stick format. Glow Sticks, in shades Rose Gold and Champagne, give a buildable sheen, while Sculpt Sticks in shades Cool or Warm are easy to blend and give definition. There’s also a Sun Stick in Tan, a universal cream bronzer to give a sun-kissed finish.

RRP: from £22 for the Sun Stick 0113 224 7908

Majestic Towels

The new Large Nail Pad/Wedge Back Support has an open cell structure, which allows it to mould to the client’s individual shape then return to its original form. It measures 40x45cm, making it good for use during manicures when a wider, deeper nail pad might be required, or as a back support to adjust to the client’s individual requirements. The soft-touch zipped covers can be removed for washing and are available in navy blue and off-white.

Online trade price: £26.55 0121 772 0936

Bio Sculpture

The nail brand has put together a nail art kit containing eight of its High Pigment Gels, along with accessories and tools for a wide range of design possibilities. The High Pigment Colour Pack includes Black, White, Turquoise, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue gels, eight stencil shape sheets of various designs, a metal mixing plate, two Rounded Puffers, six Pointed Puffers and an instruction booklet.

Trade: £97 03333 111555

Fake Bake

There are two new professional prep products from Fake Bake, both fragranced with a delicate coconut scent. Body Polish is formulated to improve absorption and efficiency of a tan. It contains coconut fibre for deep exfoliation and doesn’t leave any soapy residue. Oil Free Moisturiser contains anti-inflammatory and hydrating pro-vitamin B5 and can be used on both the face and body pre-tan. The moisturiser is also formulated to leave a clean finish to ensure even application of tanning agents.

Trade: £20 each for 946ml 03448 565758

Simon Jersey

The uniforms brand has launched three new styles into its linen blend collection. The Button Front Tunic is a shirt-style design with three-quarter-length sleeves, turn-back cuffs and a tie back. There’s also the Tie-Front Tunic in a shorter, kimono style with attached belt that can be tied at the front or back. The Straight Leg Trousers have a dropped waist and are un-hemmed so can be altered to fit each therapist. All pieces are available in black, blue and grey.

Trade: £28.99 each 03444 994414


There are three new additions to Carita’s Idéal Hydration range, containing active ingredient eau des lagons, pure, mineral-infused water taken from the lagoons of Polynesia. Eau des Lagons Lagoon Water is a facial mist with pro-vitamin B5 and papaya extract; Hydrating Regenerating Biocellulose Mask has a 3D gel texture that adapts to the facial structure; and Lagoon Eye Contour is a fresh gel to hydrate the eye area.

RRP: from £35.80 for the facial mist 020 7313 8787

Sienna X

Aura Allure Xena is the latest spray-tanning machine from Sienna X. It has a dial that gives 0-0.5ml of solution control and is able to spray vertically, horizontally and in contouring patterns for muscle definition shading. The easy-to-clean nozzle has three removable pieces and a strong, non-removable tapered needle, while the “whisper-quiet” turbine allows for conversation while tanning. The compact machine also has a retractable carry handle.

Trade: £199 0800 131 3151


Focus Care is a range of intensive solutions for individual skin concerns. There are three lines: Youth+, for younger-looking, smoother skin; Moisture+, to deliver moistureboosting benefits to dull, dry and dehydrated skins; and Comfort+, to relieve and soothe sensitive skin. The hero product from the Youth+ line is Tri-Peptide Complex+ Avance Elixir, which contains a blend of Chinese root extracts and three peptide complexes for multifunctional benefits.

Trade: £41 for 31ml 020 8450 2020


There are eight new glitters in Lecenté’s winter collection, in Multi Glitz and new Chunky Glitter textures. The shades are: Sapphire, Aqua Marine, Pisces, Sunset, Tiger Lily, Garnet, Golden White and Sand. The glitters can be used with Shellac for shimmering seasonal manicures.

Trade: from £3.99 0333 000 7000 (Sweet Squared)


Prescriptive waxing brand Wax XXX has launched its Home Wax Kit for mobile therapists and salons with limited trolley space. The kit contains Perfect Scent Hot Wax (300g), Lavender Lotion to cleanse the skin pre-wax, Jasmine Oil to protect skin during waxing, Refresh Mint Gel, a refreshing lotion for tired legs; Nourish Milk to soothe after waxing, and Professional Travel Wax Heater, all packaged in a travel bag.

Trade: £69.95 020 8333 6553

QMS Medicosmetics

Anti-Pollution Epigen Daily-Detox Serum was developed to address damage to the skin caused by pollution, such as increased sensitivity, hyper-pigmentation, premature skin ageing and clogged pores. The serum works by supporting the skin cell detox process, increasing cellular resistance to stress and boosting cell metabolism. Key ingredients include messenger peptides that play a role in the skin repair process.

Trade: £84 for 30ml 020 7730 8060

Sparkles London

Glitter brand Sparkles London has launched a gel polish range. The brand claims the one-step system gives 21 days’ wear without the need for a base or top coat. The first colours are inspired by the glitter make-up seen at summer festivals: fuchsia Unicorn Love, with multi-coloured glitter in various shapes and sizes; Glitz & Glam, also bright pink but with smaller, round glitter particles; and crème shades Sweet Peach, Dusky Grey and Midnight Black.

Trade: £9.50 each for 10ml 020 8686 5651


The dermocosmetics brand has developed a range of nutraceutical supplements for the skin, hair and body called Mesocaps, which contain active ingredients to enhance the results of aesthetic treatments. Krill HA helps improve elasticity in dry, sensitive and mature skins, Antiox reduces the effects of free radicals, Age Repair strengthens the skin’s repair mechanisms, and Eye Contour Recovery can improve microcirculation around the eyes. There’s also Sun Defense and Tricology.

Trade: from £18.45 for 30 capsules 01625 529540

Scrummi Spa

The disposable spa linens brand has added a single-use headband to its range. The headband is soft, thick and waffle-embossed and designed to hold clients’ hair back and protect it from product during facial treatments. Made from 100% natural wood fibres sourced from sustainably managed forests, the bands can be recycled into compost after use.

Trade: 12p each (500 per box) 01732 617610

Dr Renaud

The Parisian skincare brand’s Acacia Honey range includes three professional and three homecare products: Intense Nutrition Cream, Balm and Mask. All contain acacia honey extract and organic honey oil to nourish and enrich skin with lipids, while cocoa butter’s fatty acids help regenerate and maintain skin’s elasticity. Other ingredients include royal jelly and propolis extract, and a neuro-phyto-oxygenating complex to target the cutaneous nervous system by regulating the skin’s response.

Trade: from £24.50 for the 200ml mask 01280 817881 (Skin Evolution)

Pure Nails

Enchanted is the new collection from Halo Gel Polish, inspired by the magic of autumn and winter. The shimmer-finish shades are: blue Pixie, deeper blue Mystique, inky blue Twilight, royal purple Spellbound, navy Aurora, Black Magic, white-silver Moonstone, deep purple Tarot, magenta Goddess, berry Rune, russet Poison Apple and bright red Phoenix.

Trade: £4.99 each for 8ml 01634 687430


Eye Web is billed as an “invisible web” that gives intensive support to sagging tissue in the eye area. The formula, with active nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, aims to strengthen, protect and brighten and erase fine lines and pigmentation. The limitededition product has a metal rollerball applicator for a cooling, massaging sensation upon application.

Trade: £47 for 15ml 0844 800 3668


This article appears in the Professional Beauty December 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the Professional Beauty December 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty