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How I Get Glam for a Night on the Toon

January 13, 2017 in Luxury 1

It’s not always easy being a girl, especially during party season. Boys can just throw on some aftershave and  rock up to a night out in jeans and a nice shirt, but a lot more preparation is required for us females. Truth be told, I’ve never been much good at primping and preening but I do love to be pampered so my preferred method of party prep is to let someone else do it for me!

Me with no make-up, on my way to be pampered

I like to look dramatically different when I head out for a night on the Toon, my day time look is rather plain and understated so I go all out when I get the chance. Thankfully, I’ve now discovered the perfect place to achieve a glamorous makeover without lifting a finger, allow me to introduce you to Glam Squad Express!

Letting someone else do all the hard work is a real treat! (Pic Credit: OPR)

This stylish salon is a hidden gem, tucked away in the basement of a Jesmond townhouse. Inside  you’ll find a haven for hair and beauty and a team of experts ready to transform you effortlessly.

I recently arrived on a Friday afternoon, flustered and frazzled from a hectic morning at work. I had a party to be at two hours later and the team at Glam Squad Express made sure I left the salon looking and feeling like a totally new woman!

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Mid-makeover at Glam Squad Express

I had an eye makeover which meant a professional make up artist spent almost an hour re-creating the metallic look I had shown her on an instagram post. She added false eyelashes too, I always struggle to apply my own and usually give up but my make up artist made it look so easy!

I then had my hair curled with GHD’s while sipping on a glass of a prossecco. I could feel that not only was my look being transformed but my mood was too.

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These bouncy curls would have taken me ages at home!

The Glam Squad Express team consists of hair, make up and nail experts, so whether it’s a pre-party pick me up or a total makeover for a special occasion, they’ll help you be the best version of your gorgeous self and ensure you have the full VIP treatment. Some of their hair creations are jaw-droppingly good!

The salon is located at 68 Jesmond Road West, University District, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PQ. For more information check out or to book an appointment call 0191 281 8502.

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7 years ago

I need these in my life! You look gorgeous both before and after!

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