Living Lifestyle: Beauty Therapy

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YVONNE Hillier, manager of the Regis hair salon with Fenwick, still can't believe she's won Regis's President's Award, or as it's known, The Very Best of The Best; the title given to the top salon manager, pitched against 400 others. Yvonne cites her 48 staff as winners too, "I'm very proud to be their manager," she says. The salon met the 'excellence in all areas' requirement through both mystery shopper visits and regional and area manager reports. Yvonne finds training school leavers and apprentices the most rewarding. "Our home-bred stylists are brilliant," she says, (0191) 232-5100.

NOUVEAU Lashes, semi-permanent lash extensions have had great reviews, and now there's a new development. Nouveau Lash gems are coloured 'jewels' added to the lash line which take about 15 minutes to apply. Newcastle Beauty Clinic in Northumberland Street offers the service, from pounds 80, and reports the plain crystal, "like a very shiny diamond," is the most popular choice. This has one gem fixed to the outer corner of the eye and is most subtle approach for everyday wear as gems can stay in place for up to two weeks! From pounds 5 for up to four gems, (0191) 232-0411.

IT'S a drab time of year, we've lost the glow and radiance of late summer and feel as dull as ditchwater, but all is not lost. We can recapture a 'dewy' complexion and a certain amount of radiance by just cheating and using this new Tinted Glow Enhancer from The Body Shop, pounds 10. …