When you're invited to a salon open evening, and two of your good blogging chums decide to come too, you know it's gonna be a good'un. I think that's a fairly accurate description of my evening last week at the NeoStar Salon and Grace Kingsley open evening. I met Grace when I was organising the Briz Blog Meet, and we got chatting about her new beauty studio above the salon. Although she was unable to make the meet, she invited myself, Amy (of Amy Loves) and Kathleen (of Kathleen Pavey) for an evening of looking around her new studio, as well as NeoStar hair salon downstairs. Originally I didn't plan on doing a whole post about the evening, but some of these photos were just too lovely not to share!
We started off the evening upstairs in Grace's studio, which is gorgeous. We were all talking about how much we loved the simple, girly decor and wished that we had a makeup room like this in our houses! Grace has three big mirrors with studio lights, which must be perfect when she's doing her makeup lessons. She also has a collection of OPI polishes large enough to make any girl swoon. I absolutely love the simplicity of the place, and would certainly feel in safe hands if I were having my makeup or nails done by Grace. She has some impressive credentials to her name; as well as being a freelance wedding and television makeup artist, she has just launched her summer range of nail art (which you can see here) and has even started a makeup academy for any budding MUAs in the south west!
Grace and Neo (centre) drawing the raffle
Grace's salon is just above Neostar salon, and I was lucky enough to meet Neo himself who was very friendly and asked me to take a few snaps of the evening downstairs - champagne, nibbles and all! As you can see the salon has a very sleek, professional feel which is exactly the quality they try to provide in their services. The evening was finished off with a little raffle, and while we didn't win anything, I'm sure that I'll be headed back soon to see everyone again.
I'm keeping things short and sweet today as I am in the middle of my exams (eek!). I've got a pretty busy time coming up, so check into the blog for a special announcement this week or next about some exciting plans that I have for the summer. I will also be posting a new tag video on my YouTube channel later on this week, so keep an eye open for that!
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