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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


Alpha H Facial

There is nothing quite like being pampered, so when the lovely people at Alpha H offered to send us up to Primrose Hill to experience one of their luxury facials we replied with a big fat ‘YES PLEASE’ and hit the send button quicker than an eyelash flutter.

I was lucky to have the charming and annoyingly naturally pretty Jodie to perform my facial treatment which lasted about an hour and a half. After talking to Jodie about my skin type (dry, we’re talking Sahara), the occasional hormonal breakout around the chin area and a little redness she set of work with an array of Alpha H products. To be completely honest I wasn’t 100% conscious during the treatment, there were moments where I was so relaxed all I could muster were a few ‘mmmmm’s’ and ‘aaaaahhhhh’s’ to each new moist texture I felt being applied to my face.

Straight after the facial I could notice how fresh my skin looked but it wasnt until days later that I really noticed how it had improved the general tone of my skin and it honestly hasn’t felt as dry since. The key products that were used in the facial include balancing cleanser, micro cleanse, age delay oil for massage and everyone’s favourite: liquid gold.


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!

Top Spot Fighters!

Acne can be a real spot of bother so to help you fight your breakouts and blemishes here at HQ we have put together a guide to our best selling and top acne fighting brands!


1. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion: This amazing product which is a favourite with the likes of Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow can actually make yellow heads and pimples vanish!  The lotion is made out of a blend of Calamine and Salicylic Acid which helps to clear up and soothe unsightly whiteheads overnight. To use apply after moisturising with a dab of lotion directly on the on the whitehead using a cotton swab. Do not rub in. Let it dry and rinse off in the morning. Do not shake the bottle and apply only the pink sediment on the skin.

2. Alpha H Phase 3 Clearing Gel: This ‘on-the-spot’ treatment quickly clears the pore and inhibits the spread of bacteria whilst alleviating the redness and discomfort associated with acne breakouts. Ingredients include Salicylic Acid to clear infected pores, antiseptic Tea Tree to inhibit the spread of bacteria, Vitamin E and Zinc to accelerate the healing process and Aloe Vera and Eucalyptus Oil to soothe irritation. Recommended for use on all skin types to treat individual blemishes. Can be applied under or over make-up.

3. Murad Acne Blemish Spot Treatment: Murad’s Acne Blemish Cover Gel soothes and protects from environmental damage. A blend of Vitamins C and E protect and comfort the skin. The excellent exfoliating action keeps blemishes at bay. The best thing about this product is the speed of the results, you will notice a difference in less than 24 hours. Judy from Michigan used the product to clear up her blemishes and felt it working instantly, “I use this product and instantly can feel it working, and within 24 hours can see it diminishing and the redness fading. Absolute try!”

4. Philosophy Hope in a Bottle: the hope in a bottle formula was originally created for the medical market as an anti-acne, anti-aging product for patients who suffer from oily and/or acne prone skin. The formula incorporates the pore cleansing and anti-microbial benefits of salicylic acid and the anti-inflammatory benefits of topical vitamin E to combat irritation that is commonly associated with acne. Regular use will help shed uneven pore walls, rendering clearer, smoother skin.

5. Beli Acne Clearing Facial Wash: Acne Clearing Facial Wash is an exfoliating wash; rich in powerful acne-ridding ingredients that leaves skin clear and refined, without over-drying. The safest acne solution for pregnancy, Belli Acne Clearing Facial Wash uses hydroxyacid to lift away dirt, oil and bacteria, promoting clean and blemish-free skin.

Best Sellers


Last week you guys were buying a range of goodies to beautify your gorgeous bods. From skin-care to make-up you guys know your beauty brands…

1. Nars- The Multiple

2. Philosophy- Microdelivery Peel                       

3. Alpha- H- Phase 3 Clearing Gel

4. Bed Head- Tweens, Superstar

5. Egyptian Magic


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