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The Skin Guru - the lady behind a Scottish skincare brand

SkinGuru is a Scottish skincare brand that counts supermodel Kirsty Hume amongst its fans. I was recently introduced to it and found the hydrating mist so effective this summer, I mentioned it in my Edinburgh Evening News beauty column.


The Skin Guru - the lady behind a Scottish skincare brand

Image via Lorraine Harkins

The brand’s founder is Glasgow-born Lorraine Harkins. The mum-of-three has spent over 30 years working in the health sector, beginning as a qualified nurse at The Glasgow Royal Infirmary where she helped those with skin conditions. Lorraine says,

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Edinburgh Hairdressers are finalists at British Hairdressing Business Awards

Edinburgh hairdresser Hair by JFK is one of the finalists for this year's British Hairdressing Business Awards. The chain, which has salons in the capital's Bruntsfield and Newington areas, is one of two Scottish salons heading to London for the glitzy finals in September.

Edinburgh Hairdressers are finalists at British Hairdressing Business Awards

Hair By JFK is nominated in the Marketing category alongisde five other finalists. And clients of the salon don't just get to be pampered - they can take their pooches along too. That's because Hair By JFK is a dog-friendly salon, meaning clients can happily take along their dogs to sit with them during their appointments.

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Hairdressing Icons - George Paterson

It’s the chance to revisit the work of one of Scotland’s hairdressing icons, the creative force behind the Edinburgh based hairdresser Paterson SA – George Paterson. He was a leading light in the hairdressing industry, founding the captial-based chain in 1988. He pushed the boundaries with each of his collections and over the course of his glittering career he won numerous awards including Scottish Hairdresser of the Year and the British Hairdressing Business Award 13 times.

Hairdressing Icons - George Paterson

Image via Paterson SA

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ESPA - the Lifestage range

If you’re waging a war on wrinkles, have you heard of ESPA’s Lifestage range? It's made up for three products – LIFESTAGE NET8 Serum, STAGE RELEASE Moisturiser and STAGE RELEASE Eye Moisturiser.

ESPA - the Lifestage range

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Natura Bisse Bubble at Edinburgh Spa Missoni

Natura Bissé Bubble at Edinburgh Spa Missoni

Image via Spa Missoni

Let me back on that bubble. Not exactly six words you hear every day. But this is the Natura Bissé Bubble Pure Air.

It might sound like a gimmick but its health benefits are used by some of the world's biggest sports stars. Natura Bissé boss Ian Bailey mentions Rafa Nadal has one. Suffice to say the ladies at the press event were clamouring to get inside after that.

Natura Bissé is a Spanish brand. Family owned it's been around since 1979. And over the years it’s grown its market to include America, Australia and Britain.

In 2009 the Bubble tent made its premiere at the Oscars. And it wasn't long before word spread on the benefits. Now the Bubble is on tour and recently it stopped in at the spa at Edinburgh’s Hotel Missoni.

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