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By Salon Forty Seven, Apr 20 2017 08:11PM

It’s no secret that as we get older, our skin starts to show the signs of ageing. However, at Salon Forty Seven we believe that you can have healthy, glowing skin at any age. Here are our golden rules, for keeping your skin in tip-top condition!

The Power of Collagen

As we get older, the framework of collagen that keeps our skin looking peachy and plump starts to deplete. The production of collagen actually starts to wane in our twenties, but becomes particularly noticeable in our thirties.

Did you know that you can actually boost the production of natural collagen in the body by drinking it? We have heard great things about IMAGE Skincare’s YANA Daily Collagen Shots, which really boost collagen from the inside out.

SPF All The Way

It’s important to use UV protection all year round. It’s a common misconception that you only need to use an SPF product when you’re sunbathing at the beach. In fact even in winter you should be using a high SPF product, especially on any exposed areas such as your face, décolletage and hands.

If the thought of slathering sticky skin-drying sunscreen into your skin makes you baulk, then you will be pleased to hear that newer micronised sunscreens are now available, which don’t require you to leave the house looking ghostly! IMAGE skincare has an ultra-sheer lightweight moisturizer with an SPF 50 rating. The entire PREVENTION+ range fights ageing by preventing environmental damage.

You Are What You Eat

It isn’t all about what you do on the outside, staying hydrated, ingesting probiotics and making sure you eat healthily can all work wonders for your skin.

Blissfully, you can also give your skin an additional dosage of vitamins with well-chosen skincare products and treatments. We recommend IMAGE Skincare’s Vital C Hydrating Anti Ageing Serum which nourishes your skin with Vitamin C, A and E for a healthier younger-looking glow!

By Salon Forty Seven, Feb 19 2017 06:04PM

The skin around your eye area is up to 40% thinner than the rest of your face, giving it an instant disadvantage when it comes to ageing. Dark circles under the eye area are a pesky problem for most women!

Luckily at Salon Forty Seven we know that dark circles can be banished with just a little extra TLC. We have popped together some recommendations on how you can banish dark circles for good.

Plump Up Your Pillows

Did you know that by simply popping an extra pillow or two under your head when sleeping could reduce the risk of dark circles? This helps reduce fluid and blood build-up, which is one of the main causes of puffy and sore eyes.

Eat Chocolate

We can imagine you’re feeling slightly sceptical about this recommendation, but it’s true! Foods high in flavonoids such as higher percentage dark chocolate, can help your body to fight off dark circles under your eyes.

Gently, Gently

Remember the skin around your eyes is delicate. Always use your ring finger to apply eye cream or products to this area and avoid applying too much pressure.

Pamper Your Eyes

Here are our top product recommendations to banish dark circles and leave your eye area looking brighter, radiant and glowing:

IMAGE Ageless Total Eye Lift Crème

This product soothes irritated and tired eyes due to the combination of green tea, coneflower and chamomile. It tightens the skin with a retinol-derived glycolic blend.

IMAGE MAX Stem Cell Eye Crème with Vectorize Technology

Containing edelweiss, argan and grape stem cells your skin will be left revitalised and the effects of stress, tiredness and ageing will be reduced.

Vital C Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel

This targeted product helps fight the effects of dehydration and dry skin, which in turn reduces the appearance of dark circles. It also nourishes the skin with antioxidants that slow the effects of ageing.

At Salon Forty Seven we also offer a range of IMAGE facials to target dark circles under the eyes. See Karen for a bespoke skin consultation.

Tired looking eyes be gone!

By Salon Forty Seven, Oct 2 2016 05:36PM

To mark the 2nd Birthday of the salon, we joined the rest of the world on Friday, in the biggest coffee morning for Macmillan cancer support. We have been overwhelmed by everyone's kindness and generosity. A great day was had by all and we would like to say a massive thank you to you all for helping us raise a fantastic £250 for a great cause!

By Salon Forty Seven, Sep 17 2016 01:42PM

So here at Salon Forty Seven we came across a really interesting article in The Times Magazine and we thought we just had to share it with you all! Now just a little warning, this may not be for the squeamish among you but we are pretty sure most of you can relate to at least some of what Dr Sandra Lee, a Dermatologist in California has to say!

Now come on, how many of you out there can admit to enjoying squeezing a little blackhead or even a big yellow spot? We can agree, it is strangely satisfying watching the little ribbon of puss wiggle out of a blackhead, or quite relieving to know that a big bulge of goo is no longer sitting under your skin!

Dr Lee picked up on this strange satisfaction and began, first merely as a social experiment, to set up an Instagram account documenting her work and lifestyle. It soon became clear which areas of her work were attracting the most attention, it wasn’t her highly skilled clinical procedures such as removing cancers or lasering away unwanted tattoos, nor was it her beautiful selfies and luxury holidays, it was in fact possibly the least glamorous aspects of her work: popping zits, cysts and blackheads!

The followers and comments quickly built up on Lee’s posts, earning herself the nickname ‘Dr Pimple Popper’. She soon discovered there was a whole online unsanitary and poorly filmed. Dr Lee uses her expertise as a dermatologist to deliver the popaholics with the kick they crave from watching a satisfying zit squeeze, yet keeps the environment, the skin and her utensils sparklingly sanitary, as the sight of blood or dirt can quickly become a turn off for even the most zealous popaholic!

So what makes Dr Lee’s approach that much more clinical than your average at home spot squeezing in the bathroom mirror? Well this is the fascinating part (we advise you DO NOT try this at home!), the pimple popper is able to use anesthetic and surgical tools that allow her to open pores that would otherwise remain blocked. Anywhere she thinks she may have to use her scalpel, Dr Lee will inject a squirt of anesthetic, not only numbing the area for the comfort of the ‘poppee’ but to also constrict the flow of blood to the area, thus limiting the unsightly appearance of blood from the ‘pop’!

What Dr Lee found all her popaholics had in common was the deep feeling of vicarious satisfaction they got from watching her videos, which are now a Youtube sensation! Many people compared the sensation to how they feel when they manage to open a tightly stuck jar, pulling up weeds, a rollercoaster ride or a scary movie! So we guess when you put it like that, it’s not as bizarre as it may first seem!

Now, as fascinating as Dr Lee’s work is and as much as we can admit to popping the odd zit here and there, obviously here at Salon Forty Seven we pride ourselves on 1st class skincare. We may not have the anesthetic and scalpels that the infamous pimple popper has to offer, but with expert knowledge, cosmeceutical grade skincare and a range of excellent treatments, we can offer you the satisfaction of great skin. Just take a look at the ‘Before and After’ section of our website so see some of our very own results and don’t hesitate phone or visit the Salon today to start your very own journey to skincare satisfaction!

And for that vicarious pimple popping kick, here is a link to Dr Sandra Lee’s youtube channel!

By Salon Forty Seven, Sep 4 2016 07:32PM

It's nearly our 2nd Birthday here at Salon Forty Seven, and following the success of last year, we thought why not host another Macmillan Coffee Morning for everyone to join us in our celebrations and raise money for a fantastic cause at the same time!

We will have tea, coffee & cake a plenty as well as a raffle with lovely prizes from the salon up for grabs!

We hope to see you all there!

By Salon Forty Seven, Jul 24 2016 04:11PM

Sometimes no matter how hard we work out and tone our muscles, stubborn cellulite sticks around, but you’re not alone! Nearly 9 out of 10 women struggle with some form of cellulite, even women in very good shape can struggle with it for various reasons like genetic predisposition and hormones.

If you’re like most of us and want to minimize the appearance of stubborn cellulite, Salon Forty Seven have compiled some top tips on how to fight cellulite for good! (Hurrah!)

Fight Cellulite this Summer!
Fight Cellulite this Summer!

By Salon Forty Seven, Jul 14 2016 02:00AM


As i'm sure you are all aware, here at Salon Forty Seven we now offer the latest in IPL Hair Reduction! But what is IPL? And how do you know if it is the right form of hair removal for you? Well, let us guide you and answer these all important questions for you!

Having trained in both IPL and Laser methods of hair reduction, and gained experience in a leading Bristol Clinic, here at Salon forty Seven Karon is able to provide impartial, non-judgemental, honest advice on both.

For expert care, experience and knowledge you can trust in for your requirements.


" Light" is one type of energy from a much wider spectrum of energies which scientists call the Electromagnetic Spectrum.


• Beam consists of photons of single narrow wavelength, made up of a single pure colour ("monochromatic").

• Beam does not spread out ("collimated") therefore beam can be focussed precisely.

• Can be pulsed.


• Emits light over a wide spectrum, contains a wide range of wavelengths so is polychromatic.

• Filters are used to absorb the unwanted parts of the spectrum.

• Light is divergent, however it is possible to direct the beam towards targeted area.

• More flexible in terms of variation of pulse output, this combined with larger beam size an advantage eg hair reduction.

And so here at Salon Forty Seven, we made our choice, from previous experience and clinical research, we

decided that IPL for permanent hair reduction was superior. For a fast, painless, safe and efficient treatment you can trust!

“ Aesthetic treatments are my speciality and I am results driven" - Karon, Salon Forty Seven

So why not pop in to the Salon and speak to our lovely Karon about starting your very own fuzz-free life today!