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From an early age - well about 12 - I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a beauty therapist. Not a beautician, that's different. I wanted this so badly, but teachers told me that I should go into catering because I was very good at cookery. There weren't courses in beauty therapy in every college, and…

It wasn't that long ago we were all stuck at home because of the snow. I remember it well, as I had the non-holiday! - although this did enable me to start a new project, so all wasn't lost. There is always an upside..... well, most of the time. We are now enjoying a real heatwave - a summer where we have…

Music moves you, it makes you weep. Some gives you goosebumps. Drums call people together, chimes give focus, and the sounds in nature restore and heal you. Sound therapy is a huge subject, and one I have always been interested in. It only seems right that sound is used in healing therapies, whether it is peaceful resonance music during a…

It's not just for one day, this Christmas lark. It should extend through the whole season of Yule. The increased shopping frenzy and the worry if we have enough cheese in the fridge is just all-consuming. No wonder people feel the stress much more at this time of year. Christmas comes every year and every year I feel the same…

Why do I use these products?  There are stories behind both of these unique ranges, with Repechage having been part of my professional life for nearly 30 years. When I started my first salon back in 1987 the beauty industry was small, and so were the ranges on the market. Other than Clarins and Quinot, there wasn't really anything for…

So the college reunion last weekend with 10 beauty therapists, many not in the industry any more, was a huge success. One of those events that you get yourself all worked up about and then find everything just slots in to how it used to be. Our class was very close. There were two groups of Hair and Beauty students…

  Last weekend I hosted a college reunion for nine beauty therapists - some who are still in the trade and others who are now doing other things. Our course was a three year hairdressing and beauty therapy course, back in the day when the only college you could train in was Weston-Super-Mare. We started with 14 girls and one…

Sometimes things just fall into your path, but you have to be awake enough to notice them. For all of you who are on your 'pathway' (and know I hate that term!) will understand the underlying message in the term 'awake'. A few weeks ago I was approached by a good friend Jane Alexander, who was asking for my input…

This is the time of year when we are susceptible to colds. I have written about this before, but as  a couple of clients have cancelled this week due to sniffs and germs I thought I would write again. A cold is a cleanse. The body has a germ and it needs to clear it out - generally through a…

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