7 things - and I can’t stress this enough - that will de-stress you right now!

Here at Beauty Matters we have been putting together our top tips to help you de-stress! If your thoughts are racing just now, follow our 7 self-care tips to calm the mind and promote wellness.

Practice Meditation, ommmmm!

The mind can be a weird place. Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person or even a better person.  It’s about awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective.  If you are new to meditation it can take a bit of practice! You could download “The headspace.com App” to get you started and find lots of helpful relaxation tips! Namaste.


Start to move more

We all know that exercise does our body good, but we are all too busy and stressed to fit it into our daily routine. But listen up, there’s good news when it comes to exercise and stress - It’s proven that daily exercise reduces stress and produces more “feel good” endorphins whilst reducing the stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. Anything that gets you active and the blood pumping can act as a stress reliever, even if it means putting on some music and dancing like no one is watching!


Switch off your devices

Have a break from your devises! Re-search reveals that social media can greatly affect your mental health. Whats more it is linked to depression, anxiety and poor sleep quality! Constantly looking at social media takes up too much of our headspace! Simply challenge yourself to stay away from anything that sends you notifications.  How about putting an 8pm curfew on devices or maybe start by putting your phone in another room so you don’t automatically pick it up and start scrolling. Now step away from your devices!


Connect with Nature

Order some flower or vegetable seeds online with your grocery or amazon shop and grow them at home from scratch! Growing things and playing with plants and flowers is therapeutic (for some!). Also make sure you spend 30 minutes a day in the garden, or outside to top up your Vitamin D, which is vital for wellbeing and strengthening the immune system.


Make Everyday a Spa day

This is something we can all excel at!  When was the last time you gave yourself a home Facial, Pedicure or even a Body Scrub? Extend your daily skin care routine; add a hair mask or a face mask or treat yourself to a little extra pampering time every day and mix it up a little!



What? Really! Yes! Cleaning and de-cluttering your physical environment actually works to de-clutter your mind.  The list of things to de-clutter can go on and on, from clearing out your wardrobes, your kitchen cupboards, your bedroom to your emails. And what’s more your clutter could be someone else’s treasure so you could earn yourself a few extra £’s from your clear out too.  Start slowly though, one thing at a time, as too much de-clutter enthusiasm could cause more stress!


Stay Connected

Stay in touch with loved ones and make sure you still have remote human interaction. Get creative with the digital world, and plan virtual tours and outings. Schedule things like a virtual Happy Hour or a Zoom Friends Meet-up. Take advantage of online Museum Tours, Zoo Tours, Concerts and other cultural treats that are being shared for free.


Keep a routine

Routine is key to keeping us upbeat. So waking up at a regular time, taking a shower, washing our hair and putting on our makeup signals that things are as they should be!  You may need to re-jig your routine, and that’s okay, but get out of those PJ’s. If you’re dressed for bed, your brain will think its bedtime!

We hope that some of these help, love from Team Beauty Matters xx

If you have any top tips please share with us below or send us an email and we can share them with our followers! hello@beautymattersleeds.co.uk

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Want a ‘quick fix’ to lose inches?

We guarantee you a 6” loss in 2 hours
.......or your money back!


With a Universal Contour Wrap - available at Beauty Matters for only £75.00

FACT - This is not a water loss treatment and does not rely on dehydration to get results. In fact, to maximise results we recommend you drink water regularly after your treatment to enhance the detoxification process.

How does the body wrap work?

The secret is the unique blend of mineral rich clay and the specialist body wrapping technique that cleanses your body & draws out toxins whilst compressing the soft fatty tissues to create your instant inch loss and sculpting effect.

What to expect?

Warm bandages soaked in the clay blend are applied by our specially trained therapists; you the just lay back and relax for a whole hour – Bliss!

Who can have this treatment?

Anyone can benefit from this inch loss treatment, regardless of size or shape, so whether you’re looking to kick-start a slimming plan or tackle stubborn inches it’s perfect!

We recommend

The night before your treatment you treat yourself to a full body salt scrub exfoliation; this will remove any dead skin cells. It will further enhance the treatment results and allow the clays to nourish your skin as well as detoxify, leaving your skin looking and feeling fabulous.

After Your Treatment

The Universal Contour Wrap continues to work long after you’ve left the salon. The unique clay blend remains on your skin so that the detoxification and tightening process may continue for three to four days giving further inch loss. After the wrap you should drink plenty of water to rid your body of impurities that have been released during the treatment.

To experience the best results a course of 3 wraps is recommended and these should be taken a minimum of 7-10 days apart, however the 6” loss guarantee is per treatment!

So what are you waiting for?

To book your Universal Contour Wrap call us on

Garforth 0113 2862 222 or Rothwell 0113 393 4281


Book online any time

You will look and feel amazing!

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Professional Beauty Awards 2017, Regional Salon of the Year Finalist

Professional Beauty Awards 2017, Regional Salon of the Year Finalist!

beauty matters professional beauty 2017 awardsOur Award Journey so far….

Its been a very exciting 12 months to say the least, It is now coming to the end of the Beauty Awards season and little did we know how much recognition for our salons and for our amazing team we would achieve!

Our first award popped through our letter box in May 2015 it was the Five Star Our Clients Love Us Award from Phorest we were awarded this for consistently getting amazing reviews from our clients, happily we also received this prestigious award again in 2016.

We were then crowned Winner of the Regional Salon of the Year at the English Hair and Beauty Awards 2016. Melanie and Marie were over the moon to pick up our award on behalf of the whole team!

The big one! Professional Beauty National Awards Large Salon of the Year! We are really proud to have made it as far as National Finalist on our first entry. We had a mystery shopper and an announced visit to judge our salon and with the feedback we received we have been able to enhance our offering.

Our next big achievement was Winner of the Employer of the Year Awardat the British Hair and Beauty Awards 2016; This award could not have been won without the whole-hearted support of our fabulous team, so a huge thank you to them all. It just goes to prove what Mel has been saying all along about being the best boss ever!

We were also crowned the Winner of Regional Recommended Salon of the Year, British Hair and Beauty Awards 2016We couldn’t be prouder, as a salon we could not ask for any greater praise than a recommendation.

Next were the BABTAC National Awards 2016 where we achieved Finalist in the Large Salon of the Year. Whilst attending the black tie event at the amazing Hurlingham Hall in Fulham our feedback was of the highest standard. Fingers crossed now for our 2017 application!

And to top it all we have just found out that once again we are Finalist in the Professional Beauty Awards 2017, Regional Salon of the Year, this is fabulous news for all of our team. We are now eagerly waiting our visit from the judges! Getting this far has put us in dreamland again! But the possibility of getting to the national finals and winning has us all jumping for joy! We will find out the outcome at the awards ceremony in September.

Keep checking back to see what we get up to next!

What’s on our nails??

A good manicure is truly a girl’s best accessory!

With so many options to choose from such as hard gels (Bio Sculpture, Gellux), hybrid gels (CND Shellac, Jessica Geleration Harmony Gelish,) and Acrylic (CND liquid and powder, Backscratchers Acrylic dip system) how much do we really know about the products being used and removed from our nails?

Each nail treatment is applied differently, for example; most hybrid gels are base, colour and top coat applied like normal polish curing each coat under a UV lamp. Most hard gels are applied much thicker using the gel to build hiding imperfections and giving strength with acrylics being self curing.


It’s not uncommon for different product types and brands to be layered together and between each other therefore in some cases leaving difficult to know what we actually have on our nails and how to remove them safely.

CND (Creative Nail Design) patented the ‘Shellac’ formula which hypoallergenic and fully tested along with leading brands to ensure the safety of the product.

Each nail product contains various quantities of different chemicals therefore to ensure the safeguarding of clients and therapists salons should ensure they have the correct knowledge of the products applied and which products can be used in conjunction to avoid any reactions or damage to the nail plate and surrounding areas.

Recently like many other cosmetics, nail products are being created on the black market and are readily available to anyone online?

What do we know about these products? Have they been through any safety testing? How will they react to the nail plate and surrounding areas? How do we remove these products safely? What condition will the nail plate be in under the product once removed? – None of these we can answer!

A documentary by BBCs Fake Britain covered this recently to really find out what the damages are caused by fake CND Shellac, unfortunately we were unable to get this footage however there are various articles on line reiterating the same information.

Here is just one example........

An article from the Mail Online explored the damages caused to the nail plate by using fake products http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2909292/How-safe-manicure-budget-nail-salons-using-substance-strong-s-BANNED-US.html

With the safeguarding our clients and therapists in mind Beauty Matters are now only removing nails that have been applied in our salons, this way we can be sure we know the brand/s and authenticity of product on the nails to ensure the correct maintenance and safe removal.

Today’s Generation of Skin Peels

Skin Peels are becoming one of the most frequently requested services in salons and skin centres.

This is due to this form of exfoliation offering quick visual results yet still accessible and affordable.

skin peel

A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve skin texture and tone.

An acid is applied to the skin to lower the PH, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells, including exfoliation and stimulates new cell growth.

This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peel off, revealing a smoother more radiant complexion.

Skin Peels or Chemical Peels as they are also referred to, work to:

  • Reduce pigmentation
  • Reduce Rosacea
  • Reduce acne and scarring
  • Stimulate collagen
  • Even out skin tone
  • Rejuvenate, brighten & freshen your skin
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Create radiance to the skin

Many clients relate skin peels with one off treatments leading to excessive redness and skin “peeling” requiring down time and the need to hide away for weeks whilst the skin repairs itself and the redness subsides.

Today’s generation of Skin Peels couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, of course there are still some extreme skin peels available but with the majority of Skin Peels available today you are able to resume your normal daily activities immediately after the treatment.

After careful consideration Beauty Matters has chosen to introduce AlumierMD’s Chemical Peels into our salons.

AlumierMD Chemical Peel Philosophy

AlumierMD offers light and medium depth peels known for their excellent results and safety profile.

With over 100 years of combined skincare experience, AlumierMD experts understand the philosophy behind different skin types and conditions to help achieve a youthful glow.

AlumierMD believe in repeated treatments for progressive and gradual results to avoid the side effects and downtime associated with deeper peels.

AlumierMD peels work by deeply exfoliating the surface layers of the skin, forcing the body to quickly replenish it with new cells.

When peels are performed regularly, the skin gets used to this process and begins to rejuvenate itself like younger skin.

To be sure the body doesn’t react to this exfoliation as it would to a trauma, which can lead to pigment changes; exfoliation must be introduced gradually giving the skin time to adjust.

Pre-treatment products precondition the skin, accelerating results and minimise complication. Post treatment products minimise complication, heal and sooth the skin and then maintain results


skin-peels-3Skin Conditions

Optimum Skin Health & Ageing

As we age our cell turnover slows down and our fibroblasts decrease production of collagen and elastin.

Retinol and peptides are essential to reverse the signs of ageing as they are the only two ingredients proven to stimulate fibroblasts. Every persons’ skin needs good skin care even if no pressing conditions are present.

A daily broad spectrum, antioxidant and gentle exfoliation will maintain a beautiful complexion and delay signs of ageing.


AlumierMDs’ hero ingredients when treating Rosacea are Hinokitiol, Sea Whip, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) .

Together they have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties which strengthen skin cells and capillaries as well as relieve redness and inflammation.


Treating acne is a multi-dimensional task.

Exfoliation must be enhanced to remove cell build up, sebum production must be controlled and propionibacterium acnes and inflammation must be reduced.


Whether you are aiming to correct photo-damage, post inflammatory hyperpigmenation or hormone related melisma the melanocyte needs to be suppressed with Emblica™.

Exfoliation will remove pigmented skin cells and accelerate results.


AlumierMD Chemical Peel Expectations

skin-peels-2Beautiful skin doesn’t happen overnight, and treatments take time to show results.

A single peel can provide the immediate effect of bright and radiant skin; however, more significant results in treating textural issues, fine lines and inflamed acne could take up to eight weeks.

Remember professional treatments enhance the results of homecare products, just as you take time out to exercise need to take time for your ‘daily skin care workout regime’ Before and after a course of AlumierMD skin peels.

AlumierMD treatments launch in Beauty Matters salons on 6th September 2017. Appointments available on this day with an AlumierMD expert – book now to call now to secure your consultation and say hello to beautiful clear skin!

ELEMIS Deep Tissue Massage

ELEMIS Deep Tissue Massage

Your therapist will select an aromatic oil according to your concerns, be they muscle pain, stress relief, relaxation or balance. The flowing massage works deeper into the tension, encouraging optimum circulation.

30 mins
45 mins
60 mins
90 mins

ELEMIS Peaceful Pregnancy Massage

ELEMIS Peaceful Pregnancy Massage

Performed on a pillow cushioned couch that moulds to every bump, mothers-to-be are restored to optimum wellness. An intuitive and relaxing massage hydrates skin that is expanding to accommodate a growing baby.

ELEMIS Garden of England Rose Restore

ELEMIS Garden of England Rose Restore

Take a walk in an English rose garden with this lavishly hydrating massage and micro wrap. The unique trio of Rose, Camelina and Poppy seed oils leaves skin exquisitely moisturised, intensely supple and delicately scented.

60 mins
90 mins

ELEMIS Hot Mineral Body Boost

ELEMIS Hot Mineral Body Boost

A powerful treatment to stimulate every cell in the body, helping alleviate muscular pain and remove toxins. This is a revolutionary, minerally-charged experience of skin conditioning, metabolic balancing and energising wellness.

ELEMIS Superfood Pro-Radiance

ELEMIS Superfood Pro-Radiance

A nutritional boost rich in superfoods and essential minerals designed to pack stressed, dull skin with energising, detoxifying actives. Clinically proven* to leave skin plumper, radiant and lit up with good health.

*Independent Clinical Trials.