Merry Glitzmas from Book your Lifestyle

The coming of the 1st of December means the countdown to Christmas is real. Most of us started the morning by opening a window on our advent calendars, maybe munching on a small chocolate treat, or, if we were really lucky, opening one of those fabulous beauty advents that contain everything from skincare to nail polish, and all things beauty in between.

If you weren’t lucky enough to have an advent calendar, never fear. The Internet is currently awash with virtual advent calendars where you can win all sorts of prizes, just by opening a virtual window or entering a competition. One of the best ones around if you are a fan of beauty is being hosted by London beauty experts Book Your Lifestyle. The company, who curate the best London beauty treatments,  spas, hair salons and fitness experts so that you can find whatever you are looking for in minutes, have created their very own advent calendar which promises you a very merry Glitzmas.


The Merry Glitzmas advent calendar is very simple. Each day a window opens to reveal a new prize. The prizes all have one thing in common, they have a very glamorous theme. It could be with a top London hair salon, a nail salon, a spa or one of Book your Lifestyle’s beauty industry partners.  The prizes are worth £4,000 in total and each prize is only open until Midnight on the day the window was opened, a new prize is revealed every single day until the 24th December, perfect treats for getting you in the mood for Christmas…especially those parties.


Christmas isn’t just the season to be jolly, it’s the perfect excuse to be glam and gorgeous. All the treats in the windows will be just the thing you need to get your Christmas glam on, and, as it is free to enter, what are you waiting for?


Benjamin Ryan’s amazing New Salon!

In this time of deep recession, many companies are feeling the pinch. So it’s really heartwarming to be able to write about a real Birmingham success story. The wonderful, award-winning Benjamin Ryan hair and beauty salon has recently moved into new premises that has quadrupled the size of its previous salon meaning they can offer a whole range of new services, from beauty to holistic treatments, as well as the q1award-winning hair styling.

The Salon is based in  Birmingham’s stunning Great Western Arcade, just a stone’s throw from the previous premises. The beautiful grade two listed arcade makes  a fantastic backdrop to the super-stylish new salon, with its luxurious hair salon framed with iconic black  and white portraits of Elvis and Marilyn, and the ultra decadent reception area,with chairs that look like they’re on loan from the Palace of Versailles.

Claudia Santillo, Operations Director for Benjamin Ryan Hair & Beauty says “The new salon is a dream come true for our Managing Directors Benjamin Matthews, Ryan Parsons and the team, who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the salon represents our vision – creative colour and hairstyles that are individual but inspirational, holistic spa treatments to restore your well-being and inner calm, a warm welcome that comes from the heart of our team and a passion to create a luxurious and unique environment where you enjoy spending time with us so that we can make you look and feel your absolute best.”

So what can you expect if you book a visit to Benjamin Ryan? A creative team that can  boast of years of expertise, unique cutting techniques, highly skilled colour technicians and a genuine obsession for hair.  As well as adding an exclusive colour lounge/VIP area, you can also enjoy prescriptive SP Alchemy Treatments, Keratin Blow Dry and Hair Extensions. This is luxury pampering for your crowning  glory.

The expansion of the salon has seen the team strengthened and expanded with the appointment of a highly skilled beauty therapist Reena, who brings not only her professional expertise, but a unique soothing human touch and over four years’ experience with the exclusive Hotel du Vin Spa. On the holistic side, Jeanette Wakeman boasts over 16 years experience of working in the field of complementary therapies, offering Colonic hydrotherapy, Kinesiology, Hypno-Healing and Dowsing. Jeanette uses her vast knowledge and ‘down to earth’ approach to ensure clients feel relaxed and comfortable.

So whether you want your hair transformed this summer, need a St Tropez spray tan before your hols, fancy some Decleor spa treatments to invigorate mind, body or spirit, or just require a good pampering session, I suggest you check out the Benjamin Ryan Hair and Beauty Salon in the heart of Brum.

Benjamin Ryan Hair & Beauty, 28-29 Great Western Arcade, Birmingham B2 5HU. Tel: 0121 236 6600