3 Tanning Myths You Should Ignore

If you are new to spray tanning you may have heard some things that have made you think twice before booking an appointment. So, this month I wanted to share some of the most popular tanning myths I hear about and let you know the real facts…

Spray Tans Make You Look Orange…

I’m glad to say that tanning has come so far in recent years and gone are the days where “Orange” was the only shade available. With Sienna X you can be guaranteed of a natural, flawless looking tan every-time. There are only two reasons a tan can look orange and that is because the wrong shade has been applied for your skin tone or the solution been applied incorrectly.

Moisturise Your Skin On The Day Of Your Tan…

Please don’t ever do this. Moisturiser will create a barrier between your skin and the solution being applied. You should exfoliate your skin prior to having a tan to remove any dead skin cells, this will leave you with the perfect base for your self tan or spray tan to be applied. Ensure you are also free make-up, deodorant and perfume free.

Spray Tans Only Last For A Few Days…

How well your spray tan lasts is down to a few key factors. One is how well you have prepped your skin prior to your tanning appointment and the other is how well you look after it. By moisturising daily with an oil free moisturiser such as Radiance Body Balm you will be doing all you can to increase the longevity of your spray tan. Many of my clients get around 8-10 days out of their tans so correct preparation and aftercare advice absolutely key.

As a Master Sienna X Therapist, I prefer to create a bespoke tan for every client that they will not only be proud to wear, but they will feel the most beautiful version of themselves. For me, it’s about creating a natural, flawless looking glow every time!


Nina x

5 Hair Products I Love… And Think You Will Too!

With so many hair products to choose from, how do you know where to start? If you are anything like me, you want it all! Care, shine, style and hold. So, If you are short of time and want products that do what they promise, here are my top 5 products that I love and use day in, day out…

To take care of your colour at home, I personally recommend Wella Brilliance Colour Shampoo. This definitely helps keep my colour brighter for longer and leaves my hair full of shine. It’s available for both Fine/Normal and Thick/Coarse Hair with conditioners to match.

I cannot recommend Moroccan Oil enough. It’s a clever little product and can be used as a conditioner, styling and finishing product all in one. Not only does it smell out of this world, it also detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine. You won’t regret purchasing this one!

To add some texture I really love Label M Texturising Volume Spray. It combines the benefits of a Dry Shampoo and Hairspray all in one. It’s great for both long and short hair and creates volume and texture just where you need it. You can even layer the product to create a bolder, stronger style and create a backcombed look with ease, perfect for day or evening!

This is brand new, Wella’s Mistify Me Hairspray. This fine mist dries in record time, has a fresh scent and won’t leave your hair feeling overloaded. This will give you a firm hold for up to 24 hours and at the end of the day, can be brushed out with ease.

For even more shine, try Wella’s Glam Mist. This is just purely for shine, so without any hold. Think of it as perfume for your hair too, because it smells absolutely AMAZING! The other thing I love about Glam Mist is it doesn’t make your hair look or feel greasy like some other shine sprays can.

If you would like anymore information on any of the above products, feel free to leave me a comment below. Alternatively you can pop over to my Facebook page, where I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Nina x

Picture Credit: Wella, Moroccan Oil & Label M

How To Have Beautiful Hair This Summer

The Summer holidays are almost here; it’s a chance to escape for a while and enjoy some well deserved rest and relaxation. However, it’s important to remember the sun can be just as damaging to our hair as it can be to our skin. Therefore this month, I wanted to share some of my top tips for keeping your hair healthy and beautiful this Summer…

Before you go, I would recommend having a trim and a gloss applied. A gloss contains no colour pigment so is great for hi-lights as well as whole head colours. It’s packed full of the right ingredients to give your hair amazing shine and leave it feeling silky smooth.

To avoid burning your hair and scalp in the sun, ensure that you treat yourself to a gorgeous new hat. This will also help protect your eyelids where the skin in naturally thinner.

As many of us know it’s important to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before we go out in the sun, but many of us forget about our hair. Wella Sun Protection Spray effectively helps to protect the hair against UV rays during sun exposure.

I wouldn’t leave home without Wella Sun Hair & Body Shampoo. This gently removes impurities from sunscreen, salt, and chlorinated water while actively restoring moisture. It will leave your hair and skin feeling invigorated.  It’s a great space saver too, as there is no need to take a separate shower gel.

After a day at the beach, shampoo your hair and apply Wella Sun Express Conditioner to towel dried hair. By applying a small amount to the mid lengths and ends, this will help to replenish any lost moisture. For a more intensive treatment, leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Styling our hair can be tricky whilst on holiday and depending on location the air can often be damp and humid. Therefore I would maybe suggest embrace your “holiday style.” A Sea Salt Spray, like Wella Ocean Spritz can be great for both long and short hair to give you more of a natural beach waved look.

If you would like any additional information about Summer hair & beauty tips then I would love you to come and join me over on Facebook.

In the meantime, wherever you are off to, I hope you have a fabulous holiday and enjoy every moment!


Nina x