Summer Nails Inspiration

It’s that time of year!

Blush is busy with customers coming in looking for their new Summer nails. Whether you’re a pastel or nude kind of girl or a neon and vibrant chick, one thing’s for sure. Nothing says “I’m ready for Summer” like a fresh mani/pedi.

So with this in mind, we’ve been looking at some nail inspiration. I’m sure you’ll love what we’ve found as much as we do!

An Intro To Microblading

Microblading has quickly become a treatment with high demand. Not just at Blush but in the beauty world generally.

We offer our clients microblading, a semi permanent solution to perfect brows. We always advise our clients to do their research, have a look around to see who is offering the treatment and ask for some before and after photographs. We’ve done the hard work for you here at Blush and we found someone who is not only Harley St trained, but has an impressive portfolio of before and after clients.

So what is Microblading?

  • It is semi permanent, not permanent.
  • It is totally safe.
  • Sometimes takes 2-3 sessions depending on results.
  • Different skin types accept the pigment at different speeds.
  • They lighten significantly after the first week – so don’t be afraid if they’re too dark in the beginning. It’s normal.
  • It’s a process of using hair line strokes to insert pigment into the skin to create a beautiful brow.


If you want to wake with beautiful brows everyday and want to never worry about pencils, filling in or scarce brows, give us a call to book your treatment. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. We always give our customers a pre consultation to discuss desired results and to analyse face shape to design the perfect brow to flatter.


What Exactly Is Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion?

We are often asked about Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion. You’ve probably seen all of the comments over on our Instagram and have spotted some of the celebrities who admit to having a dermabrasion before a big event.

We decided to offer Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion to our clients so we could extend our portfolio of treatments and give our customers exactly what they need. A Microdermabrasion works wonders on the skin. It is gentle yet extremely effective. It is considered a skin resurfacing treatment.

The Beauty

Crystal Clear microdermabrasion is that it provides immediate and visible results for ageing skin, lines and wrinkles, open pores, blackheads, pigmentation and scarring.

We are asked if it’s better than an expensive Diamond Microdermabrasion and in our opinion, Crystal (Aluminium Oxide) Microdermabrasion will produce a deeper ‘peel or exfoliation’ than a Diamond treatment.

The treatment can be used to solve a wide range of skin concerns on both the face and body. We are able to choose the setting meaning that if you’re a newcomer to the treatment or a tried and tested die hard fan, you will always get perfect results from a qualified and experienced professional.


We normally recommend a course of 6 treatments for optimum results which is why we offer customers a discount when booking a number all in one go.

If you are thinking of booking a treatment and want to discuss, or if you want to ask any questions before your next appointment please do not hesitate to call us.

As always, we want our clients to feel completely relaxed and switched off while we pamper and work your stresses away so you can be rest assured in the knowledge that we will look after you.

Types Of Bikini Waxes: An Explanation

Whether you’re a wax virgin or a die hard fan, our therapists are here to guide you through every step of the way. We know that some clients can be really nervous especially if it’s their first time. We respect each and every client and treat each with patience and understanding.

So here’s a breakdown of what each type of Bikini Wax means:

Regular Bikini 

The normally requested bikini wax that removes hair outside the pant line. A good one to start with if it’s your first time, if you just want a tidy up or if you are due to wear a bikini!

Full Bikini

More hair taken off of the sides than the regular bikini wax and more off the top. This is great if you want a bit more taken off leaving a smaller patch of hair.

Brazilian Bikini

Given the name as they’re the best suited to those wearing a teeny tiny Brazilian bikini (you know the ones I’m talking about ladies). All hair is removed apart from a small ‘landing strip’ (or triangle/square, whichever you prefer).

The Hollywood

As above but removing ALL hair. We’re talking front, back, sides, everywhere. We advise not trying this on your first time unless you are super brave!


Call us now to book your appointment on 0208 371 1446.

How To Use Beauty To Make Yourself Look Younger

As beauty specialists we’re always asked what are the secrets to looking younger?

Well we’re going to share everything we know with you!


A thin irregular shaped brow can age a person. We love thick brows with a carefully created that not only suits the client’s face but also takes years off of them. We are brow specialists and have been trained how to wax and tint brows to flatter.


In Paris it’s totally normal for women to have a facial once a fortnight. We hear it’s how they manage to stay looking so chic even on very little sleep. Our facials are designed to target concerns, including anti aging.


Stress and sleep deprivation can make your skin look tired, your lips look deflated and eyes look dull. It’s very important to relax the body so that you stay looking stress free. Our massages do just the trick.


So many of our clients keep coming back for their lash treatments. Lash extensions are favoured by so many celebrities of all ages, even 69 year old Meryl Streep. Full Bambi looking lashes can make you look more youthful.


A more extreme step to anti ageing but one that works. We work with AVA Aesthetics to bring our clients the best in fillers and Botox to enhance what you already have, to life and tighten.


Call us now on 0208 371 1446 to book your appointment.

Why are beauty salons so important?

Here at Blush Beauty we’re always welcoming new customers. Our happy clients tell their friends about us, they tell their friends and before you know it we’re getting to know everyone in Finchley!


But why are so many women in love with us?


There are so many reasons why beauty salons have really taken off and why they are still the number one place for women (and men!) to come and hang out. Beauty salons are no longer just about helping you look great, they’re also a place to chat, relax, enjoy the company of friends and best of all help you FEEL amazing.



Our clients always comment on how great it is to have time dedicated to just them. No noise, no distractions, no phones. We love pampering our clients and helping them to relax and be at peace with themselves.


Time alone with the therapist during a facial is sometimes a time where our clients can reflect. We notice their breathing change as they fall into deep relaxation – sometimes even falling asleep.


Our manicures are designed to keep nails looking fresh. Whether you work in an office or are a mum on the go, nail care has been around for decades.


As a beauty salon we advise clients on what products to use for specific skin concerns, how to take care of their new lashes, how to pluck their own brows to keep a shape and even concentrate on specific pressure points during massages.


We love welcoming couples who are after a his and her treatments, friends who are popping in to catch up over a Cappuccino and pedicure and even those who are coming in with their bridal party for some last minute treatments before their big day. People are what keeps us motivated.


Call us today and come see what treats we have for you 0208 371 1446.


Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant Now Available In Salon!

This highly-active resurfacer delivers your smoothest skin ever, and helps fight the biochemical and environmental triggers known to accelerate skin aging.

How To Use It

After cleansing, dispense about a half-teaspoon into very wet hands and create a creamy paste by rubbing hands together. Apply to face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Massage gently for one minute, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use daily. For more sensitive skin, apply on alternate days until skin acclimates.

Quick Tip

Check Dermalogica’s Skin Pollution Index to find out how pollution in your area is affecting your skin. We have on on reception at the salon.

Introducing OPI Fiji Collection – Book Your Manicure Now!

OPI GELS – Now Available at Blush Beauty!

All Your Favourite OPI Shades In An Easy Polish On Pure-Gel Formula.

Blush Beauty is proud to announce the arrival of OPI Gel manicures at our Finchley central salon.

OPI Gels are perfect for anyone who likes to have manicured nails all the time, OPI’s shine-intense GelColor shades cure in 30 seconds under a LED light and last for weeks!

From deep and edgy, sheer to shimmer – we’ve got the shade for you!

GelColor will give you weeks of glossy OPI colour in a service only your salon can deliver:

  • Proven to outshine other gels by 23% after 2 weeks
  • Lightning speed, 30-second cure under an LED lamp*
  • Quick, polish-on application, just like a nail lacquer
  • 100% gel formula, wears like gel but looks like lacquer
  • Removes quickly and easily without damaging nails

Read our answers to some of our Frequently asked questions below:

Who is GelColor designed for?

Anyone who wants a longer lasting manicure.

How long, on average, will GelColor last?

On average your GelColor finish will last approximately 2 weeks + and is more durable than nail lacquer. Although, if your nails are thin and very flexible your GelColor may not last as long.

Can I use OPI GelColor at home?

GelColor by OPI is a salon only treatment by OPI trained professionals.

To Book your OPI Gel Manicure Now Call 0208 371 1446

Blush Beauty does not use microbeads

Get the lowdown on microbeads…

Microbeads- the lowdown
Microbeads have been a hot topic in the beauty industry for a while, but when the government pledged to ban microbeads in cosmetics and other household products by 2017, the subject has caught the attention of the wider media.

What Do I Need to Know?
Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic found in cosmetic scrubs, toothpaste, and other household cleaning products, and are thought to be damaging to the environment. The plastics do not biodegrade and environmentalists fear that the plastic particles are building up in oceans and entering the food chain.

Environment Secretary Angela Leadsom said: “Most people would be dismayed to know the face scrub or toothpaste they use was causing irreversible damage to the environment, with billions of indigestible plastic pieces poisoning sea creatures. “Adding plastic to products like face washes and body scrubs is wholly unnecessary when harmless alternatives can be used.”

The government has proposed a ban on microbeads in 2017, following the US announcement earlier this year. The European Commission is also currently developing proposals to ban them in cosmetics across the EU, following calls from a number of member states.

What to look for
Microbeads in cosmetics will usually be listed in the ingredients as polyethylene, polypropylene or polymethylmethacrylate. They are commonly found in exfoliating scrubs and toothpaste.

Go microbead-free

Many people love the feeling of a good scrub to brighten and deep clean the skin- and there is no reason we can’t carry on.

Since 2015 all Dermalogica products have been free of the nasty plastics that are found in many other skin products. Of the entire line, there were only two formulas that contained microbeads — Clear Start™ Pore Control Scrub and Exfoliating Body Scrub.

These products were previously formulated with Polyethylene, which has since been removed and replaced with finely micronized powders that are produced from 100% biodegradable Polylactic Acid polymers, naturally derived from renewable resources. These high-density powders provide the same high performance of Polyethylene powders but are derived from an eco-friendly polymer.

Want to get your scrub on, without damaging the environment? Choose Dermalogica for an eco-friendly alternative.

Dermalogica Biosurface Peel Now Available!

biosurface-peel-featureDermalogica Biosurface Peel is now available @ Blush Beauty

Experience the power of BioSurface™ Peel, a powerful new skin resurfacing system from the skin health experts at Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute. It helps reduce acne, pigmentation and signs of premature ageing to reveal smoother, brighter and softer skin.

Why do you need it?

Chemical peels are one of the most popular professional skin care services today because they can improve the quality, texture and colour of skin. But they can also produce severe side effects such as inflammation, discoloration and scarring for up to several months. With BioSurface Peel, you can get the same powerful results without the associated risks or downtime. In fact, your skin will look and feel healthier than ever!

How does it work?

BioSurface Peel is designed to work with the skin’s chemistry, not against it. When performed by a certified skin care professional, it safely removes dull outer layers of skin and helps the skin underneath regenerate for a smooth, radiant complexion.

In general, BioSurface Peel can be tailored to address:

  • skin roughness
  • signs of photodamage
  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • acne breakouts
  • skin congestion
  • some forms of hyperpigmentation and unbalanced skin tone

what can you expect?

Your skin condition, skin concern and dedication to post-treatment care will impact the frequency and results of BioSurface Peel treatments. Clients typically notice dramatically improved skin quality, texture and tone within three treatments. Ideally, a series of three treatments are performed over a six- to twelve-week period, followed by maintenance treatments twice a year.

post treatment care

Immediately after your BioActive Peel treatment, your skin may appear red and flushed. As your skin goes through the renewal process, it is normal to experience dryness, redness and tightness, as well as potential peeling or flaking within a week. You may also notice a more pronounced appearance of pigmentation as it rises to the skin’s surface. These side effects will subside quickly with proper post-treatment care, starting with the BioSurface Peel After Care Kit.

This kit includes: UltraCalming™ Cleanser, broad-spectrum Super Sensitive Shield SPF30 and two nourishing moisturisers, as well as AGE Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant® to help buff away post-treatment peeling. In addition, ask your skin care professional for a fully customised Dermalogica skin care prescription to help ensure lasting results.

BioSurface Peel skin treatments can take up to 60-minutes,