- The beautiful art of Henna -



At BBs Beauty and Brows of Leicester and Peterborough we love all things Henna. We are quite literally the best in the Midlands at the beautiful art of Henna so why not pop along and see what amazing designs we can create for you?

If you are considering having some form of Henna art, here’s a little bit about the history of Henna.

Traditionally Henna is well known in the Middle East and India for occasions such as holidays, weddings and birthday celebrations. Fast forward to now and the Henna trend has spread worldwide. In today’s day and age, henna is being used far and wide, and is being used a lot more for creative purposes and within the fashion industry. While some people opt for painful, permanent inked henna, temporary alternatives like the sorts BBs Beauty and Brows offer are a fantastic choice for many.

Just look online and you will see Instagram crammed full of bloggers, beauty icons and celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Beyonce (to name just a few!) showing off their stunning new temporary Henna tattoo designs to the world.

With the festival season on our doorstep right now, many festival goers too are choosing Henna to complete their festival look and stand out from the crowd. The BBS team can help bring these incredible techniques to your next celebrations be it an event, festival, summer party or an upcoming wedding.

A paste made from crushed henna plant leaves, Henna is all natural for beautiful body art. The henna plant grows naturally in South Asia and North Africa and once the paste is applied to the skin and left for a few hours, the stain on the skin can last between 7-14 days. As well as traditional henna tattoos, white henna is applied in the same way and for the beautiful Golden henna look, the same process is followed. The only difference is that once the paste has been applied, a layer of mehron powder is applied over the pattern and then the excess brushed off to create a stunning metallic look.

The current henna trend

As you may or may not have seen, our eyes here at BBs Beauty and Brows have been drawn to the beautiful white and gold henna trend, which looks absolutely gorgeous with a range of summer outfits!

The white henna look gives a stunning, delicate finish as it replicates lace on your skin. Again, this trend began in the Middle East where many brides opted for white henna tattoos instead of the traditional wedding for their special wedding day.

On the other hand, golden henna, also known as metallic henna, started in Dubai from Japanese jewellery designer, Nobuhiko Akatsuka. If you have a special upcoming event, golden henna gives an unforgettable shine, meaning you’ll steal the show, each and every time.

Henna painting techniques and their significance

If you’ve never had a henna tattoo before, universal designs can be a great starting point until you find one more suited to your individual style and tastes. Designs such as Ying Yangs, butterflies, flowers, stars and mandalas are often the more common designs people choose from.

Of course, depending on where you get your henna tattoo, different areas can hold significance. For example, having a henna tattoo on your hand signifies an offering to the world whereas a henna tattoo on the back of your hand signifies protection.

Think about what you want to signify through your stunning henna art creations and speak with us to book in your henna tattoo today at either our Leicester or Peterborough salons.



- Benefits of Massage -


Relax your mind, body and soul with the benefits of a BBs massage

Wonderful – it’s officially summer time ~ and thank goodness for the sunshine! Better late than never, we’re sure you will agree! The team here at BBs Beauty & Brows hope everyone has had a fabulous month – we’ve all been very busy at both of our salons in Leicester and Peterborough with lots of lovely clients which always makes for smiles all round!

And if you didn’t already know, we’re delighted to let everyone know that we offer a range of fantastic massages including neck and shoulder, back and shoulder, neck, back and shoulder massages to full body massages and hot stone massages- a great way to relax in a calming atmosphere.

A professional massage will work wonders for your well being- not only will it relax you, a massage, especially a full body massage, will energise you, relieve tension and make you smile again! Whatever you are after, a full body massage will have you feeling as right as rain in no time at all!

Here’s some interesting facts about the benefits of massage for your body:

Improving Mood

We all know that it is no secret that a good massage can relax you and make you feel good mentally. But did you know that it may even help treat anxiety and depression? According to medical research, a professional massage is able to lower your body’s level of cortisol, a stress hormone, by as much as 53%! Massage also appears to increase the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine. So, if you want the feel good feeling this summer, why not pop into one of our salons, in Peterborough and Leicester, and book yourself in for a massage with one of our friendly, experienced beauty specialists?

Increasing Flexibility 

Whether you are a middle aged adult who has lost some motion in your joints or someone who likes to keep fit and wants to stay flexible, a full body massage is a great way to help you remain supple. Not only will a massage help you to maintain flexibility and range of motions by working the muscles, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments, it will also help to stimulate the production and retention of all of the natural lubricants between the connective tissue fibres.

Lowering Blood Pressure 

Many people in the UK suffer from high blood pressure, which can lead to higher chances of having a stroke or a heart attack. It’s been proven that people who had at least three 10-minute back massages a week lowered their blood pressure more than people who spent the same amount of time just relaxing. What better reason to come and enjoy a massage with BBs Beauty & Brows than a lower blood pressure reading and a happy heart?

Breaking Back Pain 

Unfortunately, lots of us suffer with back pain and seek a massage to help relieve the pain, but do you know just how helpful a treatment truly is? Research has found that a professional massage is in fact more effective at relieving back pain than any other type of therapy including acupuncture. What’s more, back massages can also reduce the need for painkillers by up to 36% which is another fantastic reason to enjoy a massage with our friendly BBs Beauty & Brow team. Join us at either our Leicester or Peterborough salon and kick back, relax and unwind, safe in our hands.

Headache Relief 

Most of us suffer with headaches at some point in our day to day lives but often headaches and in particular, migraines are triggered or made worse by poor sleeping patterns or stress. Research has found that people who have regular massages enjoyed better quality sleep and fewer headaches than people who didn’t.

Fighting Fibromyalgia Symptoms 

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by muscle pain, fatigue and tenderness and symptoms can be exacerbated by stress and lack of sleep. Frequent massages have been found to help relieve stress as well as alleviate muscle pain, discomfort and spasms in patients suffering from fibromyalgia. In fact, a massage with our BBs Beauty & Brows team will help to transform how you feel and can also be incorporated into your professional treatment plan.

Easing Surgical Effects 

Postsurgical rehabilitation is one of the most important aspects of undergoing any procedure and now BBs Beauty & Brows can help. Through professional massage, we can help get you back on your feet by increasing circulation, relaxing muscles, and improving joint movement and flexibility and help to make you feel yourself again after any surgery you’ve undertaken.


- Waxing Treatments: Get yourself a summer ready body! -




Wherever you live in the Midlands, be it Leicester (East Midlands) or Peterborough, BBs Beauty and Brows salons offer ladies and gentlemen virtually pain-free waxing! Providing quality waxing products and taking full advantage of our many years of experience in the beauty industry, each and every one of our salon professionals are highly trained and have perfected the correct waxing technique, to provide the desired result!

At BB’s Beauty and Brows, we use only the most premium waxing products alongside all our salon professionals being trained and qualified to the highest standard. We believe great results require great products and great waxing experts to provide those results, so why not get in touch with our friendly team today?

What do we wax?

From legs, underarms to facial waxing and intimate waxing, we do it all! Plus, from Brazilians to Hollywood’s, you name it, we wax it! Using only the highest quality wax, each and every time, we’ve got your comfort at the front of all that we do. What’s more, if you have sensitive skin we have a fantastic range of fragrance free, hypo-allergenic wax suitable for the most remarkable results.

Five star waxing!

Regardless of the best waxing products available and the most chic and sophisticated salons in the area, if a salon professional doesn’t provide you with a waxing treatment in an accurate, confident and efficient manner, waxing can be painful and put you off for life! Here at BB’s Beauty and Brows, each waxing treatment we undertake, regardless of whether it is on your face, body or intimate areas, we’ll treat you in a professional manner and make you as relaxed as possible throughout the whole experience.

Taking the time to perfect our skills and having the ability to assess each of our client’s needs is a massive part of ensuring your treatment will not be a negative one. Of course, if you haven’t been to a salon before for a waxing treatment we appreciate it can be rather daunting as you don’t know what to expect. It is our job to ensure things are carried out properly and as they should, using the correct products, correct procedures and correct after care services too.

What to expect from BB’s Beauty and Brows when you come for a waxing treatment

When you visit the salon for your appointment we request that you fill in a simple form so we are made aware of any allergies you may have as your safety is of paramount importance to us. You’ll then be taken to one of our newly decorated treatment rooms where one of our friendly waxing experts will explain in detail the waxing treatment you have opted for. If you have any questions or concerns we will be delighted to answer these for you so please don’t be afraid of speaking up and asking question, we encourage it!

One thing to note is that all waxing at BB’s Beauty and Brows includes pre and post wax advice. We recommend that all clients follow some simply tips prior and following all waxing treatments.

Call today and speak with one of our friendly team to find out more and to book yourself in for an appointment so you have a summer ready body!




- Why choose BBs Beauty and Brows Salons? -

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In 2016, it really isn’t lost on us that there’s a salon on every corner of the high street and several packed into shopping malls, often in very close proximity these days.

So, why should you choose BBs Beauty & Brows?

With two newly renovated premises in Leicester and Peterborough BBs Beauty & Brows serve the whole of the Midlands area and continue to be ever popular with our clients. We insist on being a cut above the rest in everything that we do be it High Definition (HD) Brows, Threading, Waxing, Hair Styling or Balbcare Manicures, to name just a few of the fantastic services we offer.

But what makes us really stand out from the crowd is that we’re sophisticated, with high quality services but not at all snooty! We believe that there’s nothing worse than going to a salon and feeling intimidated or on edge when you are about to indulge in a beauty or relaxation service.

At BBs Beauty & Brows Salons, we make sure you feel on top of the world because that’s how we feel about making you beautiful, and it’s also how we’ve created the space at both our Leicester and Peterborough salons. Knowing that you’re going to feel completely at ease in the very capable and friendly hands of our beauty therapists, technicians and beauty experts is something we strive to deliver, now and always.

From the minute you enter a BBs Beauty & Brows salon, our goal is to make you feel good and totally at ease. We want you to feel relaxed so you are able to enjoy whatever treatment you choose and we want you to leave our salons smiling and ready to take on the day. The way we feel is that if you don’t feel relaxed and totally at ease in our company, what good is it that we can make you look fabulous- we want to deliver it all to you!

Beauty is our business, it’s in our blood, but forging positive relationships is our passion. We’re well aware that there is a lot of competition in this marketplace, both in Leicester at the Highcross Shopping Centre, and also within the Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough.

With this in mind, our priority is connecting with you, making you look and feel beautiful at very reasonable, competitive prices.

As well as getting to know our clients personally, and deeply caring about their beauty needs and preferences, we are always updating our knowledge within all aspects of the beauty industry, to stay ahead of the competition and provide the best array of services direct to you. And for total peace of mind, you can expect the very best in quality products at both of our BBs Beauty & Brows salons with a fantastic team of specialists who genuinely know their business and love to make you feel great.

What we hear most is how much people love our chic salons, how great our facilities and range of services are and how we make them feel so at home. Other positive reviews include how attentive and down to earth our staff members are and how fantastic our customers feel when they leave.  We love receiving feedback from our customers so let us know why you choose BBs Beauty & Brows Salons.

We look forwarding to hearing from you very soon!



- Waterless Balbcare Manicures -



At BBS Beauty & Brows, we are delighted to now be offering gorgeous Balbcare Manicures to our clients across our Leicester and Peterborough branches. But what exactly is a Balbcare Manicure we hear you ask? Let us explain to you in a little more detail.

Balbcare is a new product on the local market and it’s perfect for anyone within the beauty industry like us or for anyone working or training are professional nail technicians. Originally introduced into the Brazilian Market, Balbcare is now a worldwide success especially in countries such as the United Kingdom, America and Australia with a staggering 100 Balbcare manicures being carried out every single minute! That’s an impressive success rate, we’d say!

But if you haven’t heard about this product- panic not! We’ll explain everything you need to know about this revolutionary system which offers amazing waterless manicures. Waterless we hear you say? Oh yes, 100%- absolutely no water but let BBS Beauty & Brows do a few important introductions first and foremost.

Firstly, a Balbcare pack consists of a purple package containing a pair of polyethylene gloves filled with a special formula, a cute nail file and everything else needed for the perfect waterless manicure. Taking this into consideration, the Balbcare is extremely hygienic because they are used once, and once only, after which the pack gets thrown away once everything is complete! Furthermore, there’s far less risk of any germs being spread due to the fact you don’t need to soak your hands in water as a standard manicure requires.

Plus, its special formula inside of the gloves themselves makes Balbcare one of a kind when it comes to the perfect manicure. Its Tea tree extract boasts amazing anti-fungal properties and makes the skin look and feel softer than ever, the addition of Calcium naturally nourishes nails while Keratin helps to strengthen natural nails while supporting their growth.  Allantoin is a natural anti-inflammatory and exfoliating ingredient while extracts from the Hammelisa tree is ideal for soothing and lastly, Polymer R236 Balpharm developed by the laboratory itself is the ideal base for every kind of nail polish!

The instant results of this manicure are clear to see after just the first application and your hands are guaranteed to look and feel amazing straight away! So what are you waiting for? Call either our Leicester salon or Peterborough salon and get your Balbcare Manicure booked in today; once you’ve tried it you’ll never go back and that’s a promise!

Of course, if you would like to learn how to carry out a Balbcare Manicure yourself, look no further than the Midlands number one beauty training academy- Beauty Courses 4U- who now offer a fantastic course in everything to do with these amazing waterless Manicures.


- Why choose Bluesky Gel Nails? -


BBs Beauty & Brows are delighted to be able to offer clients across the Leicester and Peterborough areas the opportunity to have Bluesky Gel Nails in both of our chic salons.

With many products on the market for nail gels, the service our knowledgeable and experienced nail technicians offer is second to none. And for convenience, each and every one of our ranges on offer are styled to complement your lifestyle and personality.

As such, we’re proud to say that our fantastic range of Bluesky Gel Nails makes us the ‘go to’ hotspot if you are seeking beautiful nails which really speak volumes! And because our clients matter to us all of our Bluesky nail treatments deliver the very best in terms of quality and appearance to really provide WOW factor nails, now and always.

So, if you are seeking chip free colour without the need of acrylics and false nails, Bluesky Gel Nails are perfect for you. There’s virtually no damage to your own natural nail bed and no hassle in having to redo your nails every few days because they have chipped!

With this in mind, this fabulous product is proving to be a winner with all of our delighted clients, at both our Peterborough and Leicester salons. The process of achieving beautiful nails is hassle free when you choose to visit a BBs Beauty & Brows salon; let us explain why!

To start the process involves gently filing your natural nail ever so slightly to ensure the gel polish has something to grab onto which is logical and is a necessity. The base coat is then applied, two layers your chosen colour (we stock an extensive range of beautiful colours at both of our East Midlands and West Midlands salons!) and then finally a top colour to lock the colour in and protect it, too. At each stage, a specialist UV lamp is used to set and dry the gel nail varnish and ensure there is no smudging or damage to the varnish itself.

From all of the fantastic feedback we receive on a weekly basis, we can assure you that once you’ve had Bluesky Gel Nails done once, you’ll be thoroughly hooked! The colour typically lasts for two weeks, without any chips or nicks in the colour and you’ll be absolutely overjoyed with the final outcome!

So why wait? Get in touch with our salons today and book yourself in for a fantastic gel nail treatment, courtesy of Bluesky, you won’t regret it.




- Our very first Showcase Evening -



Thursday 11th February 2016 saw a bevy of beauties from across the East Midlands’ descend upon our newly renovated BBs Beauty & Brows Salon in Leicester for our very first Showcase Evening!

Our glittering Showcase Evening saw ladies and gentlemen from Leicester and beyond attend for three fabulous hours of fun and everything you could wish for in the world of beauty and pampering and we couldn’t be happier! Here’s to many more across the years, we’d say.

An evening crammed full of nibbles, fizz and oodles of gorgeous hair and beauty products to test out and try, everyone who came was really in for a treat. Our friendly, experienced and qualified beauty therapists, hair stylists and brow technicians were on hand all evening from 5pm-8pm at our centrally located Leicester brow bar to answer any questions people had, provide testers, tasters and sample for everyone to take away and enjoy, and discuss individual requirements.

From Kapello pre-taped hair extensions to Blue Sky Gel Nails, and from Shellac Gel Nails to High Definition Brows as well as It Works Body Wraps, our amazing Showcase Evening was a resounding success!

Greeted with complementary drinks and nibbles courtesy of BBs Beauty & Brows, our guests were whisked through a sea of beauty heaven with samples and information galore. Plus, with amazing special offers on the evening and a raffle prize worth £130, our Showcase Evening was not to be missed!

We had plenty of happy, satisfied customers across the entire evening and the entire BBs Beauty & Brows Salon team did a fantastic job. One client, Olivia, was over the moon with her ‘Extra Lash Lift’ treatment at the Showcase Evening and said “I never even knew my lashes were there – they always felt so short, I can’t stop stroking them now, they feel so long”

But don’t panic if you were unable to attend our Showcase Evening! We will be holding an additional showcase very soon, so watch this space…

To find out more about the range of services we provide throughout the East Midlands and West Midlands areas, check out our services page for more details.

Olivia’s Extra Lash Lift after her complementary treatment @ BBS Beauty & Brow Salon, Leicester



- Showcase Evening: Thursday 11th February -



Don’t miss our Free of Charge Promo Evening at our chic Leicester BBs Beauty & Brows salon this coming Thursday (11th February) between 5PM-8PM showcasing a range of fantastic products & services on offer including Kapello Pre-taped hair extensions, High Definition Brows, Gel Nails, It Works Body Wraps.

For anyone with a love of beauty and hair products, this really is an event not to be missed!

Special offers to be presented on the night. Free entry into our raffle for your chance to win fantastic prizes!

A fantastic evening full of glamour, excellent products and great prizes.

More details:

BBs Beauty & Brows Bar, Highcross Shopping Centre, Upper Mall, Shires Lane, Leicester, LE1 4AN

Comment on our Facebook event page to RVSP. Alternatively, call the salon on 0116 251 6330 to confirm your attendance- we look forward to seeing you for this special evening dedicated to all things beauty.



- Kapello Pre-taped Hair Extensions -



If you crave thick, glossy, full, flowing hair, look no further than Kapello. Great condition hair screams great health and here at BB’s Beauty & Brows we love creating the perfect look for you.

Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian have been praised for their free-flowing locks, with every magazine on sale attempting to provide tips on how to achieve the same look. For those with fine, straggly hair who battle with hair straighteners daily to control their manes, Kapello hair extensions are the perfect solution.

Kapello hair offer fantastic pre-taped extensions that provide an alternative to other costly, delicate and time consuming extensions available, without compromising on quality, performance or expertise.

Kapello’s ingenious pre-tape technology delivers the very best in flexibility, comfort and longevity. Incredibly quick to apply, the method of application is semi-permanent and for the best results, applied by experienced specialists in one our salons. With salons in both Leicester and Peterborough, BBs Beauty and Brows are able to apply beautiful hair extensions in super speedy times compared with other types of hair extensions.

With individual tapes, each about an inch in width, sandwiching small amounts of natural hair by locking it in place, Kapello pre-taped hair extensions ensure a natural looking and seamless blend. The tapes are extremely strong, won’t damage your natural hair and are very comfortable which is great news for everyone.

Unlike other forms of hair extensions, Kapello hair extensions deliver no discomfort and no limit to how many times you can have them applied. This is due to the fact Kapello extensions are attached over a larger surface area than traditional extensions, which grab on to a very small section of your hair and pull at the root, causing discomfort and damage.

Whatever colour and length you require, BBs Beauty and Brows are able to offer a multitude of options to suit your individual tastes and preferences. And because they are so simple to apply, gone are the days spending hours upon hours at the salon getting extensions added to your hair. With Kapello, as long as the shade matches your natural hair colour, you’ll be done in an hour or two.

But what are some of the benefits of Kapello hair extensions?

They lay flat against your head and can be styled without making it obvious to anyone looking at your hair. The tapes are transparent so you cannot even see them unless you have a real rummage about!

They are incredibly light and easy to maintain and ensure a natural finish.

Kapello hair extensions require less initial investment for a full set and application than traditional hair extensions.

Because your hair is bonded using strips of tapes sandwiched together, there’s also a lot less fall-out than traditional extensions.

So, if you are considering hair extensions, be it to add volume or length, then Kapello pre-taped extensions are a fantastic step forwards. Ideal for anyone for any purposes, especially those wanting to take their first steps into the world of luxuriously luscious hair, this type of hair extension is an investment really worth paying into.

Call today to find out more about this new hair extension range on offer at both of our BBs Beauty and Brows salons.

Leicester salon: 0116 251 6330

Peterborough salon: 01733 315 133



- Reviewing HD Brows treatment -

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For those obsessed with neat, well presented eyebrows that frame your face and make a massive difference to your overall appearance, HD brows really are the way forwards. As the team here at BBs Beauty and Brows, we know firsthand that it’s all about the brows and long may it continue!

Taking the plunge to HD Brows will be the best decision you make this year and with the BBs Beauty and Brows team on hand to help advise you on the best route forwards, we’ll help achieve the most beautiful brows.

What’s next?

For the best results we suggest that you leave your brows for at least 4 weeks prior to the treatment itself and that means absolutely no plucking! Hide your tweezers and hair removal cream and let your brows run wild!

As with any treatment that requires tinting, you will need to do a patch test 48 hours before the treatment- an inconvenience we know, but it is necessary to ensure you aren’t allergic to any of the treatment procedures and treatments.


Simply book an appointment and come into one of salons to have the patch test carried out. For ease, we have two salons in the Midlands area- one in Leicester and one in Peterborough- take your pick!

Containing the patch test itself and the instructions, too the patch test comes in a credit card sized cardboard wallet on how it is applied and what to do if you have a reaction. Keep this safe should you have any issues, but fingers crossed all will be well and you can continue with the HD Brow treatment itself.

For those concerned, the patch test applies simply like a temporary tattoo, just like the ones you may well have applied as a child. All patch tests should be conducted at least 24 hours in advance although we do recommend 48 hours to allow enough time for any adverse reactions to appear.

Now, with the health and safety aspects out of the way, and no adverse reactions, getting yourself booked in for the full HD Brow treatment is the next step forwards.

HD Brow Treatment- the 7 processes

Our fully trained HD Brow therapists will then run through the treatment itself, explaining that most people need 3-4 appointments to get the shape perfect and then appointments become less frequent. Next, we will discuss the process and talk through the shades and shapes for tinting, before commencing with the treatment.

As HD Brows involve 7 steps to the perfect brow, we will begin with tinting your brows, catching and colouring all the fine hairs that you cannot always see, helping to create a more accurate, fuller brow.

After the tinting comes measuring and assessing the brows; this ensures both sides are even and of equal thickness. Now, we understand that no two brows are identical but getting them as similar as possible really helps. During this stage our expert therapists measure your brows using a thread to mark the shape in to even the brows up.

The next step involves waxing your eyebrows to start shaping the brow with precise results.

Our therapist will then tweeze any stubborn hairs before using threading to really create a precise shape. The ancient art of threading is fantastic as it provides the most precise and polished finish to eyebrows.

The brows and surrounding area are then soothed and we provide each client with all the necessary aftercare information.

After the brows are perfectly shaped, our technician will carefully fill the brows in to ensure that they are perfectly shaped by using a HD Brows pencil, brow palette and brow gel to remove any slight gaps still left over. Such gaps may well be caused from enthusiastic over plucking in your younger years but panic not, the 7 step HD Brows treatment will give you the most beautiful of brows!

And the results? Well, HD Brows really do speak for themselves.

Although HD Brows are modified to suit every face shape, the basic shape of the brows is the same and tweaked only to suit individual preference and tastes.

In order to achieve the best looking brows possible, a few more sessions will be required, 3-4 weeks apart preferably and after that you should have the perfect brow shape which you will then be able to maintain from home, if you wish! Of course, if you would rather come back to our of our chic, fully equipped salons, please do, we’ll happily help maintain your beautiful brows.


Over to you

Have you had a HD Brows treatment?

What do you think of them?

Remember, it’s all about the brows here at BBs Beauty and Brows, Leicester and Peterborough.


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