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The Lockdown Look: Home Beauty Solutions

By July 27, 2020 August 4th, 2020 Features-Leeds

If you’ve been missing that fresh blow dry feeling, our selection of easy-to-use hair and beauty kits can bring the salon to you.

After four months of lockdown life, chipped nails are rife, eyebrows are running riot and roots are in dire need of a splash of colour. While hairdressers have been open since July, and salons have only just been allowed to open their doors, the ladies of Leeds desperate to get back in the salon chair have been met with waiting lists as long your arm. A recent report revealing that online beauty sales have skyrocketed 53% during the UK coronavirus lockdown, shows the sheer scale of have-a-go beauty heroes mastering their manicures and brushing up on their blow dry skills. With JLife’s selection of beauty accessories helping you achieve that pro look for less, you might never want to go back.

HAIR STYLING

ghd Glide Professional Hot Brush

ghd’s first professional heated brush effortlessly tames and smooths dry hair, giving the appearance of blow-dried locks in a matter of minutes. While you wouldn’t normally associate a heated tool with healthy looking hair, clever ionising tech heats up the brush to the optimum styling temperature, making hair appear glossier. The combination of high density short and longer bristles allow for large sections of hair to be styled, bringing order back to unruly lockdown locks.​

Ghdhair.com

£110

Josh Wood Colour Root Smudger

Buy yourself some time before you can grab a colour appointment, with celebrity favourite hair colourist Josh Wood’s easy-application root smudger, helping maintain your colour for longer. Formulated for easy application, this applicator is perfect for working concealer over large areas of heavy regrowth to seamlessly blend that grey away.

Joshwoodcolour.com

£15

 

NAILS

Mylee Black Convex Curing Lamp Kit with Nail Polish Essentials

If you’re looking for a simple DIY alternative to a salon manicure, this Mylee kits comes with everything you need to get long-lasting results at home, from a range of polish to UV lamps that set your colour with a high-gloss finish. It comes with four Bluesky gel polishes (nude, pink, red and black), a top coat, base coat, LED lamp, remover, lint-free wipes to clean nail and a prep and wipe fluid to sanitise nails and aid the adhesion of the gel colour to your nail.

Mylee.co.uk

£90

Hand and Nail Treatment Cream

Once your topcoat has dried, moisturising hands and cuticles daily will ensure your handiwork lasts as long as possible. Clarins’ luxurious hand and nail treatment cream is a moisturiser that strengthens and conditions nails; soothing sesame oil and fortifying Japanese mulberry extract forming a protective glove that shields hands from the elements while minimising signs of ageing.

Clarins.co.uk

£23

 

HAIR REMOVAL

Nad’s Natural Hair Removal Ultimate Brow Shaping Kit

Nad’s great value salon quality brow shaping kit is a one-stop shop for achieving beautifully shaped eyebrows in the comfort of your own home. With the Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper, primed with removal gel in a pen-like application, along with a brow pencil and post-wax balm, you can shape, soothe and fill with control and confidence.

Nads.com

£23

Rio Total Body Waxing Hair Removal Kit

If you’re trying your hand at waxing for the first time, Rio offers a comprehensive kit to help you achieve a silky-smooth finish quickly and easily at home – where only your neighbours can hear you scream! The compact wax heater features rapid heat-up and stores away easily, equipped with a removable pan to collect wax spillages, a thick wad of strips, wax cleaning fluid and even a DVD guide to school you in the techniques you’ll need to achieve salon-style results without the price tag.

Argos.co.uk

£40