Celebrate ghd’s 10th Birthday with Selfridges

Whatever did we do before ghd’s? It’s hard to believe there was ever a day when we didn’t have the Aston Martin of stylers, but once upon a time we left the house with some pretty strange, not to say rather frizzy, hairdo’s. But this month sees the 10th birthday of the nation’s favourite straighteners/stylers, and to celebrate, Selfridges are running a special, month-long promotion for fans of ultra sleek and stylish hair and the product that won Best Life-Changing Product in the Fabulous 2011 Beauty Awards.

Until the 31st July, you can save £20 on the Iconic Eras of Style range, featuring the new ghd Gold Classic Styler. This is the fab range with an ad campaign fronted by the gorgeous Katy Perry, who describes the brand as having “the best products in the biz”. The Iconic Eras of Style collection promises to appeal to your inner glamourpuss, whatever your  favourite era. You can embrace  50’s Glamour, 70’s Boho Chic and 80’s New Wave, or all three, if you  are a style chameleon.

Each limited edition set contains the ghd Gold Classic styler (the sleekest to date), a stunning bag representing the era that gives a nod to this season’s catwalk trends, and an exclusive get-the-look book showing you how to recreate these iconic styles at home, all beautifully presented as a striking gift set.

The discount will enable you to get any of  the three iconic eras of style packaging for £109, a £20 saving. But the other is only valid until the end of the month, so you need to snap yours up pretty quickly!

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 www.benjaminryanhair.co.uk