They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we all still want to feel beautiful in ourselves, too.
The summer months always encourage a step-up in the beauty regimen, with the new challenge of hot and humid weather. Not to mention pre-holiday exfoliating, tanning and bronzing preparations.
Fortunately, Manchester’s more than prepared with a great selection of beauty events, pop-ups and offers floating around the city this month. Whether you’re looking to pamper yourself with a luxurious facial or have some fun making your own bespoke jewellery, keep reading to find out more.
Complimentary rouge file and polish at Louboutin Beaute in Selfridges Exchange
Throughout July, Louboutin is celebrating the release of brand new limited edition collection LOVE, which includes a nail colour, lip lacquer and lip gloss as well as an exclusive parfum. The team are offering a Louboutin rouge file and polish service with the iconic nail lacquer, with a purchase of any product at Christian Louboutin Beaute.
The Christian Louboutin Beaute range includes velvet lip colours, maximising mascaras and delicate eyeliners and these can all be purchased in order to receive your complimentary file and polish. Find them in the Beauty Hall on Lower Ground in Selfridges Exchange.
Beauty and the Bellini Brunches at The Anthologist
Throughout the month, new opening The Anthologist on St Peter’s Square are putting on a series of boozy beauty brunches with top-notch beauty and skincare brands Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tillbury, La Mer and Dior.
Head down for brunch on Saturday for a spot of pampering whilst you sip on Bellinis and learn from their in-house make-up masters how to create the hottest new looks, all for the brilliant price of £12, with your choice of eggs Benny, Florentine or Royale. Plus a Bellini, of course.
Pixi pop-up at Harvey Nichols
Launched 16 years ago in London, Petra Strand believes Pixi is a style of beauty. She is passionate about quality, the right raw material and innovation, and is obsessed with beautifying the world with simple and effective solutions for the everyday woman.
The pop-up arrives on Monday 16th July and will stay until Oct 11th on the ground floor of Harvey Nichols.
Luxury facials on the house at Lucia Magnani
Lucia Magnani Skin Care combines science and nature through a mix of antioxidants and earth elements. Lucia’s concept of holistic wellbeing is embodied by the specific ingredients chosen for each of her exclusive high-performance skin care products.
This regime leads to glowing, radiant, perfect skin. The team are offering complimentary facials on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July in their ground floor beauty rooms. Hit the button below to book in.
Manchester’s first ever Champagne Blowout bar
Spinningfields is alight with the news of a new blowout bar, situated next door to the 20 Stories entrance. Blowout Kate London bar has been founded by former fashion creative director Katie Nixon after spending a year living in New York, the official home of the blowout, and brings together the feel of a champagne bar with the final results of a top-notch salon.
With no mirror in front to distract you, enjoy your champagne and then spin around at the end to admire your stylist’s handiwork. Open 7am to 8pm with prices ranging from £30 to £33, including a glass of fizz. And there’s no need to feel bad about cheating on your hairdresser because it’s only a blow dry.
Age Before Beauty premiere at the Lowry Theatre
Acclaimed Eccles writer Debbie Horsfield will premiere her new BBC One drama at the Lowry Theatre on Thursday 26th July, screening for the first time at 6.30pm followed by Debbie in conversation with BBC Radio 5 Live’s Anna Foster.
A family saga set in a beauty salon in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, the series explores youth, age, instant gratification and long-term relationships in the beauty industry and has been filmed in locations across Manchester. It will be shown on BBC One later this summer, but as a local beauty lover, this is your exclusive chance to get a sneak preview.
Clay Jewellery Workshop with KatieBetty at Bakehouse & Boardroom
Pot Kettle Black have recently opened Bakehouse & Boardroom, a cool new event and meeting space next door to their existing home in the beautiful Barton Arcade. If you’ve ever fancied making your own jewellery, this event should be right up your street. The PKB crew have teamed up with teamed up with fantastic designer KatieBetty to host an exclusive clay jewellery masterclass on 18th July.