Tans, Toes, Titivating and Looking Terrific

By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

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A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
– Coco Chanel

Warmer days are on the way, daylight savings starts in the next couple of weeks. Are you season ready?

Simple ways to instantly up your grooming are:

  • Tan – Premium Bondi sands spray tan.
  • Toes – Gel pedicure.
  • Titivating – On-trend beautifully coiffured hair.
  • Looking Terrific.

We can help with all of that!

To achieve the ultimate spray tan

At V For Hair and Beauty Merivale, we only use the best in tanning products and our hero spray tan is Bondi sands which never fails to please.

Spray Tan Christchurch

Spray tans last about a week, give or take. Some people get really longevity out of a tan, but they really look after it as well! The colour won’t just wash off, for best long-lasting results we advise that you follow the specifications of your tan and you can sleep with your tan on before showering, this gives your spray tan optimum time to develop a natural glowing bronzed tan. There will some residue left on your bedding, but this washes away with normal washing powder. Apply lotion every day to keep your skin well moisturised, we suggest a pigmented body lotion or tan extender or topping up your tan with a tanning mousse. Shower and exfoliate well before your spray tan. This is the key to a good long-lasting tan.

Spray Tan Hints and Tips

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  • Having multiple coats won’t make your tan darker or last longer if your desire is a darker tan ask for a darker tanning solution. If you still want even darker come back the next day for a second coat and the DHAs will keep processing.
  • Pat don’t rub, your skin dry to avoid rubbing your tan off.
  • Wear nail polish or barrier cream so the tan won’t stain your nails.
  • We provide G- strings which are optional if going tropical think about your bathing suit and where the tan lines will be if using underwear will spray tanning. Our tanning specialists are truly professional and discreet, so no need to worry.
  • Leave your jewellery off while your tan is processing.
  • Spray tans are completely safe to have while pregnant as they are made up of DHA. DHA is made up of sugar can and over decades of its use, there have been no problems.
  • Don’t be afraid to look tanned all too often we hear girls say they would like a natural tan, but your tan needs to have some depth, you don’t want to look like you haven’t even tanned after the tan dye guide has washed off. Our staff are experienced to guide you with this.

Pedicure with gel Polish

Gel polishes are used for the increasingly popular gel polish manicures and pedicures. These gel manicures and pedicures are gentle to the natural nail and the polish stays intact on the nail for at least a couple of weeks with high shine and no cracking, peeling or chipping. Gel also comes in a variety of colours. I personally only have gel polish with my manicures and pedicures as its instant dry time and you leave the salon with the guarantee of smudge-free nails and if having a pedicure can put your shoes back on straight away. I also love gel polish if travelling or on holiday as it is more chip-resistant than nail polish. o remove gel polish we strongly advise to leave this to the professionals. If you pick, rip or peel your gel polish to remove it you are damaging your nail bed, and this means your next application of gel polish may not last as long. At V for Hair and Beauty, we buff the surface of your nail with a nail remove the shine, then soak a cotton pad in gel remover and place it directly on top of your nail. Follow by wrapping each finger with a small piece of foil, and after 10 to 15 minutes, the gel polish should slide right off.

Titivating our locks

Creating beautiful fashionable hairstyles that suit you your lifestyle and personality is our passion at V For hair and Beauty Merivale.

We have a big importance on consultation, we offer complimentary consultations for new and current clients. No question is silly. I bet if you are asking it someone else is thinking it. Here is a selection of inspirational styles for this season. Having a refresh to your look can be drastic or subtle, whatever is required to make you look and feel on top of the world. Let our stylists work their magic, you won’t be disappointed.

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Looking Terrific

Spring/ Summer 2020 sees sexy feminine styles with pastel suits and beautiful floral dresses.

These looks are also set off with classy statement shoes. Invest in some key items this season that you can mix and match.

Trelise Cooper
Photos courtesy Trelise Cooper
Vicki Trelise Cooper Floral

Great grooming takes effort but the results are worth it!

– Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

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