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Brave New You   

23 Apr 2015

 

There's no time like right now to stand up and be yourself. Sometimes all it takes is a change in attitude, a wardrobe clear-out, a visit to the gym or booked appointment at Bliss to strut into the direction that leads to a happier you. Feel-good waffle aside, we mean business at Bliss. Every one of our therapists wants to pamper you and perfect your skin, nails and well-being. We have a world of premium treatments but let's focus on our high impact, fast-track to fabulous ones:

LOVE THE SKIN YOU'RE IN! A deeply nourishing facial by Elemis, Dermalogica or Heaven will revitalise your upper epidermis with hydration, it's remove puffiness underneath the eyes (a usual spot for water retention that leads to a look over being overtired - not necessary! Let us get rid of that for you in a flash!), improves the skin's elasticity and will help your make-up look absolutely red carpet-ready because there's no substitute for good skin. If you skin prone to breakouts, blackheads or acne then we have multiple targeted solutions to reduce redness and inflammation, with take-home products to continue your aftercare. We also offer HD Brows Makeovers and HD Brows services (see above, our make-up studio at the Street Lane salons).

 

A SPEEDY PEDICURE and manicure is the quick-fire way to feeling ten times better about yourself. Plus, it's time to wear sandals and peep-toe heels as the summer sun starts to flirt with the British climate. The hottest enamel colours and gels are available in all of our salons. We only offer the best - from Shellac to Gelaze, if it's on our menu then it's the world's leading product in its field.

 

TAN ME BABY, ONE MORE TIME. Build up a lush, deep colour with our safe and high-end sunbeds or cheat with a professional, perfect spray-tan done by our in-house airbrushing experts. We offer body contouring so that you'll look like a Victoria's Secret model and no-one will be able to tell that your darker skin tone is faux. Costa Del Leeds, here we come!

For a further foray into our fine and feel-amazing treatments, do check out full menu.

Call up one of the team to discuss booking an appointment or why not just pop in for a glass of bubbly?

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Bliss Founder & Director on Being Bold in Business   

15 Apr 2015

With five strong salons and leading spa in West Yorkshire, over fifteen members of staff and a family life to juggle, Beverley Silver is one of Leeds’ leading business pioneers. With a strong ethos of educating her team and delivering premium quality services that boost people’s well being and confidence, she is an inspiring trail blazer in the sisterhood. Bliss Blog talks to the lady behind the brand…

In the beginning, it Bliss was one happy little salon run by Bev and her partner Andre and a few years later it’s become the biggest string of five-star salons with packed appointment books and clients block booking ahead. How did it build up so firm and fast?

“The point when we decided to buy the Bliss on Otley Road was daunting because we’d plunged into taking on triple the number of staff and suddenly had two salons to run, the first being Bliss on Butcher Hill. Looking back, that was the tipping point and the moment when my professional life went from being exciting to really exciting. It’s always a bold move to open up a business and when you reach a point when it’s a question of consolidating or growing bigger, and you pick the latter, you have to have courage, faith and good people around you.

I’m passionate about Bliss being driven on powerful education, backed by great service and a really together team. We’ve now got over 15 staff, so it’s a major operation but I want everyone who is involved in the business to believe in the same core values. We are much like a little community and lots of us juggle family life; it’s important that mothers can work so I offer flexibility and have created careers for people rather than just jobs. I understand what it’s like to do both – motherhood and work, that is. I have a daughter and I’ve made it work thanks to being really organised and having lots of energy.”

“All along the way I’ve made it my number one priority to spend a lot of time and money on educating and re-educating my staff because if they are happy and have cutting-edge expertise, then my salons have flow and laughter in them.”

“When I choose the products to use and retail within the salons, I have to believe in the brand and dream about having another treatment myself. I wouldn’t ever put something on the menu that isn’t completely luxurious or works wonders for the well being of the client. It’s about integrity through and through.”

Inspired? Looking for a career in beauty? Contact Beverley on bev@blissbeautyspa.com 

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Fashion Trend Alert: 70s Golden Girl   

08 Apr 2015

Good news, ladies. The '70s era of flares, bouncy hair, pouty lips and golden nails is b-b-b-back! Cue, Charlie's Angels-style celebration with Drew, Cameron and Lucy...

That means it's time for you to bring out your oversized Gucci sunglasses, get your flares on and book in for some lush beauty treatments at Bliss Salons and Spas in Leeds. First up, get onto your waxing regime for the summer season, pop by for a luxury spa pedicure to keep your toes painted in disco glitter and try out our HD Brows Make-overs that'll have everyone's heads turning on Friday night's dance floor.

Try out the ombre nail trend with China Glaze's Cleopatra varnish over a coat of classic beige.

So what exactly does a return to the Saturday Night Fever era really mean for clothes and beauty? Well, it's all about patchwork suede, folk and fringing, billowing silk kaftans, leather micro minis (in browns, tans or metallic gold rather than the PVC look of the flower power decade) and it means maxi dresses with a glam rock attitude. Hair is either bouncy and sexy, channelling Jane Fonda or worn down in silky straight sheets like modern-day muse Cara Delevingne. Go for a uber metallic glitter eyehadow but to keep the look in the now, avoid blusher and opt for a dusting of bronzer instead. Zero lipstick and perfectly painted nails will complete your retro fabulous twist on this hot catwalk trend.

 

The 70s trend in full swing for SS15 at Saint Laurent, House of Holland & Tommy Hilfiger.

Check out our latest monthly offers - including a spray tan + eyelash extensions + brow tidy for only £29 (RRP £50!)

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Go get 'em, ladies!

 

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Undercover Beauty Editor: Spa Day Review   

26 Mar 2015

Shhh! This is top secret. Bliss on Street Lane was paid a visit from an undercover Beauty Editor. When we found out afterwards, we didn't panic as we've already received ***** five stars from GLAMOUR magazine for our Dermalogica facials and pedicures and then there's that time when Harpers Bazaar magazine rated Bliss at Butcher Hill in its Six of the Best Spray Tanning Salons in the UK! Overt omissions of modesty aside; read the undercover Beauty Editor's verdict on our spa treatments...

Salon: Bliss on Street Lane

Therapist: Anna

Treatments Reviewed: Elemis Taster Facial & Full Body Relaxing Massage

Star Rating: 5 *****

The Verdict on Bliss' Elemis Taster Facial: This 30-minute facial takes your skin on the ultimate experience in hydration, relaxation and anti-ageing nourishment. With the brand Elemis, comes a whole host of vibrant and sensual fragrances from the clean scents of the Lavender toner to the utterly gorgeous exotic fruits mask. The treatment begins with a one-to-one consultation with highly professional and personable beauty therapist. Anna detected exactly which products from the range would suit me best and performed a deep cleansing ritual followed by toning, massage, exfoliation and while the mask settled in, an offer of an Indian Head/Hand/Foot massage topped off this stress-busting experience. This facial has a float-away feel to it which is impressive considering it's a 'taster' session. After one treatment, I could see a massive difference in my skin's texture and elasticity. Would I recommend this? Absolutely. It'll make a great gift to yourself or a dear friend in need of some TLC.

The Verdict on Bliss' Full Body Massage: It's clear to see and experience that all of the staff at the Bliss salons are highly trained and enjoy regular update training because there's a buoyancy in the salon environment and a perfection to the delivery of treatments. 60 mins in the massage treatment room was more than enough to tackle the deepest knots on my shoulders (my fault, I carry a Mulberry handbag full to the brim with stuff) and relieved me of back pain. Much like a magic wand, I walked out of the salon feeling like I had returned to my body and I was buzzing with energy, ready for the day. If and when I mentioned an area that needed more intense pressure or attention, Anna my beauty therapist had a vast skillset and could use a range of different techniques, from Swedish relaxation to light sports massage. Bliss' has the capacity to either chill out very tense muscles, offer hot stones, aromatherapy, specialist pregnancy massage, reflexology and multiple other massaging skills making this a top salon.

Bliss Street Lane
78 Street Lane
Roundhay
LS8 2AP
0113 269 8522

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Insider View: Bliss on 78 Street Lane   

18 Mar 2015
Psst! Special offer - buy any 3 treatments and get 4th FREE!
If you absolutely love being pampered with premium products and have a penchant for gorgeous interior design then you simply must come down to number 78 Street Lane where Bliss awaits. Call 0113 2698522.
Let us take you on a photo-fabulous tour of our luxurious, relaxing and friendly hub of expert beauticians, bubbling spa pedi pools and tranquil treatment rooms...
Don't misunderstand us. We're not trying to blend into the area. Hence the two giant cubic chandeliers. We want you to notice us.
Ahoy there Salon Manager, Jodi! She's an absolute mega babe inside and out. This captain keeps her ship ultra clean and likes to sail on calm seas with happy colleagues. Arrrr!
Next to reception (where Montepluciano D'Abruzzo or the finest Pinot Grigio is moments away from being poured into your glass, sweetie) you'll find the HD Brows Make-Up studio. At this A-list-worthy beauty station, you'll find heavenly foundations that'll whip your skin into screen-ready perfection. From look-at-me eyeshadows to sultry and au natural colour palettes - there's a look in here for everyone.
More details that appeal to fellow homeware aficionados...
ur day spa look is unapologetically glamorous.
From Shellac/Gelaze/Progel services to liquid and powder or natural manicures, our speedy nail technicians will have your talons looking totally perfect and enviably chic.
With spring just around the corner (cue: daffodils and bluebells popping up in the park next to poodles and Lhasa Apsos trotting around for their morning walks), it's high time to get your toes preened and ready for the sandal season.
Pick a colour, any colour.
We must confess to being magpies. If it glitters, shimmers, shines or oozes statement-making style then you'll find it in one of our five salons across Leeds. Life's too short to fade into the background.
Founder and salon director, Beverley Silver loves to pay attention to each detail of the spa/salon experience. Hence the ultra modern and oh-so-hot-right-now chairs, cutting-edge lights... Even the stationary behind the reception desk is cool. (ask Jodi about her new eraser!)
Did we mention the full array of take-home Elemis dreamy creams and hydration-drenching serums that are on offer to buy?
See our full treatment menu here - from Elemis and Dermalogica facials to waxing and tanning, we're the one stop spot for looking good and feeling even better in North Leeds.
Bliss Street Lane
78 Street Lane
Roundhay
LS8 2AP
0113 269 8522

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