Top 5 Beauty Trends for 2016

Top 5 Beauty Trends for 2016


The 5 top industry trends and topics being talked about in 2016 are right here for you.


Some beauty tips fade, others are just fads. Here we look at the power of natural minerals and how we can utilise them.




Each year brings new innovation in the beauty and cosmetic industries. Some of the trends are a “one hit wonder”, whereas some stay for longer.

You may notice that kale chips are now being replaced with a seaweed bowl. This underwater plant is a buzz topic of 2016. Seaweed has been known for its nutrient profile and skin-care benefits, not to mention it’s incredible potential for combating climate change. See ‘s ideas for Ocean forestry by following this link

Seaweed has access to all sea nutrients, so it is an extremely rich source of minerals, essential fatty acids and plant extracts, which all help to reinforce the skin’s barrier and treat sensitive and sensitised skin.

Seaweed also contains powerful antioxidants helping to fight free radicals and environmental stress, while stimulating collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic acid production.



The human microbiome (all of our microbes’ genes) can be considered a counterpart to the human genome (all of our genes). Microbiomes are billions of microbes that live on the human skin. They play an important role in supporting the immune system by defending their host against invading bacterial pathogens (anything that can cause disease).

The purpose of these microorganisms that live on our skin, is to defend their dwelling place. For example, “The skin bacterium Staphylococcus epidermidis produces a secretion that reduces an inflammation and speeds wound healing by binding to an immune-system receptor’, says Sally Penford, an educational manager for The International Dermal Institute.

So, next time you find yourself reaching for the hand sanitizer or anti-bacterial wash, think twice- you need your bacteria!


Activated Charcoal

sh-charcoalActivated Charcoal has become a favourite amongst skin therapists, beauty journalists and clients in 2016. More and more skincare brands are utilising this ingredient within their skin range.

Why Charcoal? It is all down to its ability to detoxify, brighten and invigorate the skin. There are now toothbrushes containing charcoal as well as toothpaste, drinks, purifying bar soaps to name a few. The medical uses of charcoal are vast. Use

d in hospitals for alcohol and drug intoxication and at home for digestive problems in many countries.

So how does it work? Activated charcoal has an increased surface area by virtue of thousands of micro pores that are able to absorb toxins and pollutants.

How else is it used? Activated charcoal absorbs chemicals in tap water, captures moisture and odours from the air and also stimulates healthy soil in the garden.


Cleansing Oil

This “old” beauty treatment has certainly become “new” again, as the much loved oil-based cleansing is continuing to be widely enjoyed and used.

Looking a little like your grandmother’s evening cold cream ritual to remove dirt and make-up, this modern version contains natural plant oil instead of mineral oil to clean skin gently.

The concept of oil-based cleansers is that “ oil attracts oil” or “like dissolving like” in chemistry. So it’s a myth that oil-based cleansers won’t suit oily skins.

Just wipe your skin with a dampened cloth or a cotton pad and all oil will be wiped away leaving a calm, clean complexion.

Fans and formulators say that with oil cleansing there is no stripping of the skin’s natural lipid barrier, hence a result that lacks the feeling of tight

ness, dryness or interference with your skin’s sebum production or pH level.


For Male Clients

Times are changing and beauty is not a ‘women’s only’ thing anymore. Many salons offer treatments specifically tailored to the male audience, but much of the services offered are actually unisex. Many salons have embraced their male clientele and introduced more men into the world of beauty and relaxation; we all need a little pampering and time out from our hectic lives!

Statistics show that beauty salons have reported a 50% increase in the number of men visiting beauty salons in 2015 compared with 2014, and even more in 2016. This statistic is according to The British Institute of Beauty Therapists and Cosmetologists.

So why not get the man in your life, your father or partner an amazing Beauty offer for Father’s day?

This month is all about instilling new ways to improve our habits, so….

Book 75 mins of Treatments of his choice + he will receive 10% off his next visit.

Go to Men’s Grooming to take your pick.

Offer applies when booked between 13-19th June only.