Last weekend, Maddi and Kelsey made the trip down to Manchester to visit the Pro Hair Live exhibition at Manchester Central, excited to see what's new for 2018...
This year's show was host to some of the biggest industry names, such as Lee Stafford, Errol Douglass MBE and Hooker & Young. We even saw some of the babes from the awesome Not Another Salon in London!
We had our eyes peeled for new gadgets and trends, as well as some good old fashioned hair porn...
Local North-East heroes,Hooker & Young created some beautiful looks on The Platinum Stage.
We watched Jamie Stevens (TV/celebrity stylist), showcase some of the latest gadgets and techniques to pass on to our gorgeous clients to keep their hair salon-ready at home.
We couldn't help but cop a feel of some hair extensions! As well as taking in some of the inspiring, creative looks from the stage.
One of our favourite parts though of traveling to trade shows, is that we get to catch up with some of our hair besties from around the UK! On the left there is the total babe that is Mark Taylor of Signature's Southport who is an absolute hair extension wiz and incredible stylist. Then on the right we put the boys to work - there's a definite perk to sharing an apartment with some of the best stylists in the game! Kieran Fleming of Lil K's Hair in Derby lent Mark a hand to get us all looking and feeling fabulous for the after-show party!
We were honoured to spend the weekend with some of the best in the biz, there was Kieran from Lil K's, Charlotte from The H.I.V.E in Leeds, Vanessa from Dreamgirlz, Mark from Signatures and Maddi and Kelsey from your favourite witch shop, The Oraculum. We had a great time and look forward to another visit next year!
Like they say... work hard, play hard!
There are many ways that we can try to delay the signs of ageing.
Some may help with our overall health and well-being. However though, those little lines around the forehead and eyes can creep up on us and can make us feel frustrated.
Fortunately, there is a tried, tested, non-surgical and now very common way to help reduce these lines around the upper face.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Work?
The treatment involves injecting under the skin, which relaxes or freezes certain facial muscles to give a smoother, more youthful appearance to the skin.
Is Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Safe?
As with any injectable procedure, wrinkle-smoothing injections should only be practiced in clean safe environment by a fully-qualified medical professional. Pease research your practitioner.
It is important not to be tempted to take cheap, ‘quick fix’ injections by unqualified practitioners, however accessible or seemingly reasonable the price, you need to know the product bused is safe and supplied from a recognised pharmacy . At MJO aesthetics we use the brand Botox produced by Allergan.
How Do I Know If I Can Have Anti-Wrinkle Injection Treatments?
Before any treatment, your practitioner at MJO aesthetics will consult with you about your needs and desires. We will manage your expectations, and advise if wrinkle-smoothing injections is the best treatment for you.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
The procedure takes around 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how many injection sites are needed. Your practitioner will allow around 20-30 minutes for the appointment, a full medical history will be taken, a consent from will be discussed and signed and your questions answered.
How Long Does It Take To Achieve Results?
The complete results can take up to 14 days, a good practitioner will always suggest that you return for a review about a fortnight after treatment, if needed.
How long do the effects last?
Usually the results last between 3 and 6 months.
Is There Any Post-Treatment Aftercare?
You will receive an aftercare leaflet and this will be discussed with you
Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Prices
Area - either forehead, glabellar (frown lines) or crows feet.
1 area £130.00
2 areas £190.00
3 areas £210.00
*Results may vary from person to person
Are you ready to book your free consultation?
Fire and Ice Resurfacing Masque - The Red Carpet Facial
RRP £60.00 or 3 for £150.00
Clinically formulated with pharmaceutical grade ingredients, this fabulous facial peel rapidly and safely resurfaces the skin, reducing fine lines, skin problems and encouraging cell renewal.
There is minimal downtime with flawless results, and it’s suitable for all skin types.
This facial is ideal for a birthday, wedding or in fact any big event, it will leave your skin glowing!
What does this treatment do?
Our skin’s ability to effectively shed old skin cells reduces and the build-up of dead skin cells can leave the skin looking dull and lacklustre. The Fire & Ice medical facial helps to clear away the top layer of old skin to reveal the younger, fresher looking skin beneath, as well as stimulating the fibroblasts deep within the skin to produce new collagen and elastin.
How does this treatment work?
This involves the application of 2 different facial masks, hence the name!
The ‘Fire’ part of the facial is an intensive resurfacing treatment clinically formulated with 18% un-buffered glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid, retinol, vitamin B3 and potent antioxidants, including green tea extracts. The treatment can be used on the face, neck and décolletage.
The second step in the facial involves the application of a rejuvenating mask (the ‘Ice’ part of the facial) and is a cool, soothing and intensively hydrating treatment. It contains Hyaluronic acid, Aloe Vera gel, Japanese green tea extract, liquorice extract, grape seed extract and rosemary extract. This pampering part of the facial cools skin after the initial “peel” and leaves the skin glowing.
Following the treatment masques, carefully selected potent serums and moisturisers are added to complete your facial experience.
How will my skin feel after the treatment?
Skin will typically feel tight and firm after treatment and patients may notice that their skin is slightly red following the procedure (though this should subside in approximately 4-6 hours).
It is likely you will feel heat and tingling whilst the ‘Fire’ mask is in contact with the skin. This can increase after the peel is removed, however after neutralization and the subsequent application of the Rejuvenating ‘Ice’ Masque, the skin calms almost entirely.
The Fire & Ice is a ‘no downtime’ treatment. This means you shouldn’t experience any significant shedding, prolonged redness, irritation or peeling.
Book yours now! Find it under ‘Aesthetic Services’
As we reach the end of a hectic Christmas season, we would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of our clients for being some of the most loyal, loving and fun clients we could ever ask for.
We have had a huge year which has seen many changes and improvements, we have listened to what you have asked for in our client survey at the start of the year and strived to make positive changes to continually improve the services and products that we can offer.
Because of this growth, we will now need to factor in VAT from the new year. We have stepped back to look at all of our prices and the way we structure them. There will be an increase on all services from 1st January 2018, we hope you understand and will continue to hang out at your local witch shop!
We have changed our pricing structure for both lashes and laser tattoo removal, meaning you only pay for what you need and can really tailor your services with us.
This is the same with hair extensions and we now have a comprehensive, transparent pricing structure which covers all variations of exactly how much hair you need. This can be found in the salon, prices on the website will show an average full head to avoid confusion!
We will always advise you on exactly what we think you need, meaning you only pay for this.
Hair extension removals will now be half price when getting a new set within 14 days.
We will continue to use the finest products, we are a L’Oréal salon and use the best products for our nail and beauty services too. We will keep striving to stay on top our game, with ongoing education which we will pass onto our clients, giving you advice on how to maintain your chosen look at home so you can feel at your best all year around!
New prices are on the system and website now, and will be implemented from 1st January 2018. We will honour the price of any appointments which are already in the diary between 1st January and 31st March.
We will be sending out another client survey to get your feedback in the new year, and will work to make The Oraculum the best salon in the North East.
Thank you all so much, we really feel blessed to do the work that we do and hang out with such wonderful babes all year round.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, we’ll catch you on the flip side!
All our love,
The Oraculum Team x
It's been a long hot summer (or not so hot for us in the North East) but between holidays, pool parties and festivals, it's true that our hair can take a beating when we're having fun.
So here at The Oraculum, we thought we'd share some tips and tricks for transitioning your hair colour for Fall and how to keep your locks intact for next summer's adventures.
Treat yo' self - INNOluxe
If you're finding your hair or extensions are feeling a little tired after the summer season, we highly recommend our exclusive IN SALON Innoluxe stand alone treatment.
We absolutely love adding this to colour, but on its own it's even better!!
This little magic potion can be popped on your hair before a cut or blowdry to restore any damaged areas, to give a beautiful smooth and glossy finish.
And if you just can't get enough, Innoluxe also has its own take home leave-in conditioner, so you can maintain all the goodness you received in salon, at home.
Everyone says Blondes have more fun and here at The Oraculum we totally agree! So if your regular highlights are feeling a little high maintenance, we recommend adding a root stretch - perfect for giving your hair a little break, and also great for hair extension maintenance.
If you're feeling scared of the dark side, we recommend starting lighter and venturing darker at your next appointment. Or instead of a root stretch, start with a smudge to create a softer balayge effect.