Category Archives: Make-up

Vogue’s Fashion Night In

Tonight is the night! Vogue’s Fashion Night In has taken over HQhair. After some serious negotiations with top brands such as NARS, Moroccanoil, Philosophy, Paul & Joe, Fekkai and Philip Kingsley we are able to bring customers a super special, luxurious and totally exclusive goodie bag. Infact we had to restrain ourselves from taking them home as they are super lush and include products such as a mini multiple from NARS and the incredible Moroccanoil Treatment. Check out all the details of how to get one of these gems  here.

You didn’t think we would stop there did you? We also have to mind-blowingly amazing competitions to enter, you can win a trip to New York with Fekkai you PLUS you can win a make-over from a top NARS make-up artist! Not to mention the tons of fabulous Christmas gifts that have hit our shelves recently…

Click here now to get involved!


Kenneth Soh Loves Alpha H

Kenneth Soh, aka Über amazing make-up artist to the worlds top fashion mags, celebs and super-models has declared his love for Alpha H, loud and proud to HQhair!

“Alpha-H gives immediate dramatic results to ensure beautiful skin, it means I can have the perfect canvas every time I do someone’s make-up.”

And could their possibly be anything more important to a make-up artist than a flawless face to work with? Having worked with the likes of Daisy Lowe, Leona Lewis and Linda Evangelista and on blockbuster campaigns for Vivienne Westwood and LO’real Kenneth is certainly no amateur, and with such high-profile clients Kenneth certainly needs to be able to rely on his tools:

“The difference with Alpha-H is that it just works, instantly and consistently.”

For more information about what Alpha H can do for you, click here

Fun Friday

It’s only just noon and today is turning out to be a right old hoot in the HQhair office! One of our lovely HQ girls is getting married next week to we started the day with a Champagne Breakfast to celebrate:

The only bad news we have to report is that we sold out of the high sort-after Lipstick C’s from the new Paul and Joe collection in record time. The Lipstick C were the ones with the cat faces engraved:

But it’s not all bad because we have a super promotion that we are running with Paul and Joe at the moment where you can get a gorgeous bag FREE with two or more purchases.

Also just to keep you on our Moroccanoil love affair… it’s still going strong!

and on that note…. ADIOS! X

HQhair Update!

We’ve had a truck load of new products delivered to the HQhair headquarters recently which has left the HQ girls giddy with excitement, especially as we are still expecting tons more summer products to come, so do keep checking the website and the ‘new’ tab on the homepage. Here are a few of a our favourite pretty new things…

The new Super Smooth Collection from Pureology is the perfect range to get your hair looking super sleek for the summer.  The collection includes a shampoo, conditioner and a serum….so say goodbye to the summer frizz!

South Beach Rocks‘s new collection of gorgeous headbands, bracelets, rings and necklaces are the perfect way to add the perfect touch to your summer wardrobe. Whether you’re into your punky studded bracelets or shiny headbands this new collection is bound to have something you’ll like for a very reasonable price! Fab!

Bliss have just brought out three gift sets, ‘Youth Can Do It‘, ‘Amazing Face’ and ‘In The Clear’ which  include three Bliss products designed to target specific problems, wrinkles and aged skin, acne and your daily cleanse, tone and moisturise routine.

Paul & Joe have gone all Disney on us with this new Alice in Wonderland tin set, it’s a beautifully crafted tin which contains Blotting Paper, Blotting Paper Refill and a Lip Treatment which is all packaged in a lovely Alice in Wonderland design. The Alice in Wonderland Set, perfect to give as a gift comes in two styles, blue and white.

Duwop have recently launched a few new products for S/S they include duo eyeshadows called ‘eyecatchers shadow‘ which have been specifically designed to bring out the eye colours, blue, green and brown. Sun Drops, a rich serum designed to bronze the skin is the perfect addition to your summer beauty routine and finally our personal favourite (pictured below) Duwop’s Iced Teas not only feel great on your lips they taste great too!  Iced Teas come in four different flavours, blackcurrant, passionfruit, strawberry kiwi and white peach.


Last week we were lucky enough to have a make-up tutorial with international make-up artist, Jane Richardson from NARS. Having worked on top NARS shoots along side the one and only, Francois Nars and on Catwalk shows from Marc Jacobs to Thakoon we were truly in girl crush mode as she transformed our bare faces and eye bags into shimmering photo-worthy reflections. A full report will be making it’s way to our beauty talks section on very soon… so watch this space.

Check out Jane in action at the Thakoon New York Fall/Winter 2010 runway show:


We’ve had jam packed month here at the HQ offices which is why we have been ever-so-slightly rubbish on the blogging front, so to make up for it here is an update on products, promotions and general beauty goss!

Fancy winning a pink VESPA?! Well thanks to luxury hair brand, Fekkai you can! We teamed up with Fekkai this month to bring you an exclusive competition to win a gorgeous pink VESPA which is worth £2000 and five runners up can also win £60 worth of hair products! PLUS we also have a free shipping promotion when you buy two Fekkai products! Click here for more information and to enter the competition and hurry because the competition ends on March 14th!

Want the perfect orgasm? No we’ve not turned into an x-rated website, we’re talking about NARS for course! This month saw the launch of the hugely anticipated NARS Orgasm Illuminator, the latest in the extremely popular Orgasm collection. This sheer weightless fluid will melt into your skin and shimmer flecks of gold, peach and pink. Us girls in the HQ office have tried and tested the product and can assure you it will become a daily make-up essential. Check out our NARS feature to see more in the Orgasm range.

OPI has gone Alice in Wonderland crazy to celebrate the launch of Tim Burton’s remake. The nail experts have released 4 exclusive colours that are fit for a Mad Hatter’s tea party as well as a mini pack collection.

South Beach Rocks has welcomed a brand new look collection that we’re all very excited about. We especially love the new leather-style bracelet which has been seen on a whole host of celebrities including Vanessa Hudgens and Lindsay Lohan. Barneys New York have a version on sale for $225 and ours is a mere £4.95! Now that’s a bargain. Also keep your eyes peeled for the lucky bracelet which the likes of Madonna and Britney love!

Last month HQhair welcomed Lulu Time Bomb to it’s shelves, a brand new range of anti-aging skincare designed by the one and only singing sensation, Lulu. Lulu created her own range of anti-aging products after feeling the pressure to look young from the entertainment industry, after trying many other brands of anti-aging skincare she was disappointed in the results so decided to take matters into her own hands, “As an entertainer looking youthful is critical and I want to perform ‘til I drop. So all it took was those first few wrinkles…I started doing my own “research sessions” and product testing. I wanted to understand what was happening to my skin, and what could be done about it. The most important thing I learned is that as we age, our skin stops doing naturally the things that keep us looking young – it stops regenerating, sloughing off dead cells, and producing natural oils in abundance – and because of this, our skin starts to become dull, dry, uneven and wrinkly”.

Lulu’s products have been designed to especially combat these issues. The products that sold out in a matter of hours on QVC are now available from HQhair and have already caused a storm with customers and are a perfect treat for Mother’s Day!

Speaking of Mother’s Day we have put together a little product selection to give you ideas of how to treat your Mum with March 14th we especially love the L’Occitane From Provence With Love Gift Set, it’s just perfect to spoil your Mum!

We are also loving the new range of Alpha H products which include an exclusive HQhair kit, perfect for Alpha H virgins! The kit covers all bases including ageing, sun damage, acne and scarring. You’ll also save yourself over £18, now that sounds great! The kit includes, Triple Action Cleanser, Liquid Gold, Balancing Moisturiser, Micro Cleanse, plus the famous Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask!

This month we have also been given a heads up to a number of up and coming beauty blogs, so if you’re anything like us and love to hear what other people think about the latest beauty products check out these blogs Bubblegarm, Cosmetic Candy, Lip Glossiping and Vex in the City.

Gaaah, no wonder we’re more exhausted than a two-timing footballer! This month shall be just as busy with new products from Aromatherapy Associates, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Benefit, Rodial, Butter London and Sebastian so keep checking back! The New Face Of Beauty

newwebsitefacebook copyWe are very proud to announce the launch of our brand new website! After months of hard work we have finally updated our aqua green to a modern monochrome front but it doesn’t just stop at a gorgeous new look! We have packed the site full of brand new, exciting features to enhance your shopping experience, so whether you are in a hurry and want to quick buy or fancy a browse, or even if you want to check out the latest hot looks straight from the catwalk, we here at HQ have something for you!

For a full comprehensive explanation of all the new features please check out The New Face of Beauty.

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