- Eyebrow Tinting- the reason why this treatment is so popular -


If you’ve ever taken a minute to shape, brush, or fill in your brows then you’ll be no stranger to the notion that well-groomed brows can do wonders for your face. And one way to do that is with brow tinting.

While it may sound a little high maintenance, a quick colouring of your brows means you no longer have to fuss with a makeup bag full of gels, pencils, and mousses each morning. And in truth, what could be better than having a little more time in the morning to spend as you wish?

At BB’s Beauty and Brows we are proud to offer a fantastic range of services to our clients in both the Peterborough and Leicester areas. One of our ever popular treatments is the tinting of eyebrows and as specialists in this area we know what we are doing!

With many years’ experience in the beauty industry, we know first-hand that eyebrow tinting is the ideal choice for those who are tired of consistently having to spend precious time pencilling in their brows, in order to maintain colour of your brows.

With a vast array of colours to choose from, tinting can last up to 6-8 weeks, depending on how fast your eyebrow circle is. In a time starved world, tinting means you have more time to be able to enjoy the things that really matter. Tinting is especially great for those with blonde locks as this process means your brows become more visible and help to bring a new glow to your face like never before!

We spoke to experienced makeup artist and BBs Beauty and Brows founder Cindy Bansal to find out why you might want to consider defining your arches in this interesting way.

“The main reason most women choose to tint their brows is due to years of over tweezing,” says Cindy. But self-sabotage isn’t the only factor. “Eyebrows naturally lighten from the sun, which means the ends of our brows are sometimes not as prominent as the inner corners.” And unfortunately, even age can affect people’s eyebrows. “The older we get, the more our brows seem to fade away. Brow tinting is a great way to help make them look fuller and more pronounced,” she says.

The key is finding the right tone and shape to accentuate your face shape, complement your skin tone, and make your eyes appear bright and wide.

“Although I love dark, bold brows myself, certain skin tones and hair colour combinations look better with softer, brighter brows,” says Cindy.

For example, it is possible to use two different-coloured tints on those with fair hair. This involves tinting the tails of the brows with a darker hue to make them look fuller and then use a more golden colour along the top of the brows to help brighten them further.

The best advice I can give people is to accentuate what you have naturally and not go overboard! Too much of a good thing can ruin the look you are trying to achieve but as brow specialists we will do everything we can to transform your look.

But why tint instead of simply pencilling them in?

“Tinting looks much more natural, and you won’t see any of the little marks that your pencil can leave behind,” says Cindy.

“Plus, more pronounced brows allow you to wear less makeup and help you look younger. Think about it—Cindy Crawford never seems to age, and part of it is thanks to her strong, full brows.”

Of course, as with everything in life there are pros and cons to tinting but as experienced beauty therapists we can assure you that the positives of such treatments outshine everything!

Let’s elaborate- here’s the list of positives for you to mull over.

  • Tinting is waterproof and so your colour will never run unlike standard make up.
  • Eyebrow tinting lasts up to 6-8 weeks, saving you time, effort and hassle when you are trying to get ready in the morning or for a night out!
  • With so many colours available, there is an endless range of colours to match your skin tone and style.
  • Tinting is very low maintenance meaning you have more time to spend doing other activities.
  • Perfect for those with blonde or fair hair, tinting helps to balance your natural features and enhances the look of your eyebrows.
  • Enjoy smudge free brows, with colour that never runs for beautiful brows, now and always.

And for those wanting some clarification about tinting we hope the following points will clear up any questions you may have:

  • Brow tinting is not for pencilling in eyebrows that have been over plucked or missing again.
  • Tinting does not add colour to your skin but enhances the overall appearance of your face and natural features.
  • The colour of your brow tint can fade more quickly if you regularly swim or attend the gym on a frequent basis.

Of course, if you are interested in eyebrow tinting why not get in touch with our friendly and experienced beauty therapists who will be happy to answer questions you may have?

Contact us now on 01733 315 133 for our Peterborough salon or 0116 251 6330 for our recently renovated Leicester salon.



- Treating your hands and feet -


Looking to get away this October and want to treat your nails? Maybe you fancy having a manicure ready for a Halloween event?

Whatever your reasons, or just because, why not prepare yourself for some winter sun or an amazingly fabulous party with a luxurious pedicure or heavenly manicure in one of our salons? Take your pick from our salons in Leicester or Peterborough, experience our fantastic facilities at our chic premises and truly renew yourself.

Who said that you couldn’t recharge your batteries after the sunshine and sunny weather has disappeared? Start with a fantastic treatment focusing on your nails, hands or feet to make you smile again this autumn.

Let’s talk feet

They help you walk, they help you run and your feet help you look absolutely divine in your favourite pair of heels. Your feet are one of the most sensitive parts of your body and they deserve some attention every now and then and what better way to treat your trusty feet than with one of our pedicures?

A pedicure at BBs Beauty and Brows is just the ticket to say thank you to your feet for all those nights out and barefoot walks in your garden this summer.
Get in touch with our teams at either our East Midlands or West Midlands salons to find out more or get your appointment booked in.

Gorgeous nails: Why not make Halloween your inspiration?

This time of year allows those who love Halloween and partying a fantastic excuse to jazz up your nails. Let’s face it Halloween always brings out the pseudo-goth in so many of us even if we think we don’t like the style.

Here at BBs Beauty and Brows, we all agree that one of the best ways to subtly celebrate any kind of seasonal look is through little, and affordable, changes in your beauty routine.

To achieve the look you are looking for why not pop into one of our salons in Peterborough or Leicester and we can help to create the sultry and sexy look you are yearning for? Not only can we provide you with a relaxing manicure focusing on your hands and nails but we are also able to give you several options as to what to do with your nails in time for the party season.

Halloween brings out the mysterious side in everybody and dark nail polish can really help to achieve a perfect look without too much hassle. Along with purples, blues, dark greens, blood red and plain black, our array of nail varnishes and nail art options will help to make you feel vampy and dark by the side you finish your treatment.

Want to find out more?

Get in touch or call into either of our salons where are experienced and knowledgeable team will be happy to help with any questions you may have. Find us without hassle by clicking here:


- How to get the best brows -

They can take years off your face and accentuate your finest features- so shape up with our BBs Beauty and Brows boffins at both of our West Midlands salon in Peterborough and East Midlands salon in Leicester.

Read on to find out more about how to get the perfect brows…….

Colour your brows

A tint will instantly make your brows look thicker and fuller. This should be done first at one of our salons as plucking opens pores making irritation more likely.

Trim your brows

Use a brow brush to shape up and outwards so that all the hairs of your brows are sitting in the right direction.

If you are inclined to trim any long hairs, ensure you keep at least half the length of your hair to avoid over doing it.

Better still, come into one of our salons to make sure you don’t ruin your eyebrows as you’ll regret it from here on in.

Plot the natural arch of your eyebrows

The right shape and length of your brows can open up your eye area, helping you look rested and fresh.

Make you brows too short and you will make your eyes look out of proportion while making them too long will shrink your eyes and dominate your face.

Pop into one of our salons and we can help advise you on where your brows should start and finish so that they are oh-so perfect for your face.

Pluck your brows

Using tweezers to remove any hairs outside of your perfect eyebrow shape will result in neater brows and will define the arch, too.

Remember, though, if you are doing this yourself you need to bear in mind that you’re working with the natural shape your brow and not creating a new outline!

Enhance the look of your brows

Your eyebrows are sisters, not twins and don’t forget it!  Taking this into consideration you’ll need to use powder or gel to make them look even.

If you are fair haired go for a darker shade and if of course you have darker hair, use the same colour as the lightest strands of your luscious locks.

If you are worried about getting it wrong, pop into one of our salons where our team of brow experts will happily sort your brows for you and advise you on the best way to keep them looking tip top at all times.

We’ve got two conveniently suited salons; one in Leicester in the East Midlands and another in Peterborough in the West Midlands, just call in today and grab yourself an appointment. We would love to see you!

- Not just for Nails -

Beauty Salon Leicester

Offering a range of Beauty and Brow services throughout the East Midlands

Our aim at the BBs Beauty and Brows is to offer quality treatments at affordable prices throughout the Leicester and Peterborough areas. With highly successful salons in both areas we are proud to offer an array of fantastic services to time starved individuals across the East Midlands region.

Using only top quality salon products our experienced nail technicians and beauty therapists have regular product and treatment training, keeping up-to-date with the latest treatment techniques and product developments to ensure you receive the best possible service, regardless of your treatment.

Entering our East Midland’s salons you will be greeted by our team of friendly and knowledgeable staff who will welcome you into our chic salons and treatment rooms where you can sit back and relax in our freshly decorated pedicure area before you enjoy one of our many exciting nail treatments.

Offering all the latest trends including nail extensions, overlays, shellac, original nail art with minx nails,  and if you want to add a bit of luxury we also do Swarovski crystal nails.

Why not treat yourself to a relaxing manicure or luxury pedicure, we have a vast array of nail polish colours to choose from, and if your looking to treat yourself on your big day or as birthday surprise, BBs Beauty and Brows salons have a huge range of options to give you exactly what you want and need to really stand out from the crowd.

Not just Nails, what other services do BBs offer?

In addition, our fully equipped salons have several treatment rooms offering eyelash extensionstinting and eyelash perming, threading and high definition brows. We are very proud of our chic and ideally located beauty salons in Leicester and Peterborough and are always looking to improve the range of services we have on offer.

Please feel free to contact us with any ideas or comments you may have and get in touch to give us your feedback on your BBs experience.

Manicures in the East Midlands

If you live or work in the Peterborough or Leicester area and are looking for a manicure then we are more than happy to restore your nails to their natural beauty, removing cuticles and softening the skin around your nails, polishing, as well as sculpting them to a perfect shape to give your hands the perfect look.

Book your manicure in one of beauty salons today!

East Midlands Pedicures

Your feet are an important part of your body, after all these are what you get from A to B so it is vitally important that you look after them, that’s why a pedicure at either of our beauty salons in Leicester or Peterborough is the perfect solution. We will remove and hard or dead skin leaving your feet feeling silky and smooth as well as sculpting your nails, removing cuticles and softening the skin for that beautiful finish.

So whether you are wanting to show off your gorgeous feet in sexy new heels or want perfect feet for the beach then a BBs pedicure will leave your feet looking their best. Book a pedicure in our beauty salons today, we’ll be happy to help give you beautiful feet!

- The Brow Phenomenon -


This year eyebrows are big – literally and metaphorically. Here, experts at BBs Beauty and Brow’s explore the art of tweezing the perfect face-framing pair.

Your eyebrows are one of your most important features. They enhance your eyes, are a central feature of expression and have the power to change your overall appearance and the balance and symmetry of your face.

But what suits one person might not suit another and we are certain you have seen (or even had!) some brow nightmares!

Here are some of the most common eyebrow shapes to choose from:

Bold Brows

Cindy Crawford had the beauty spot. Naomi Campbell had the legs. And now the model du jour Cara Delevingne has inspired eyebrow envy across the whole of the UK.

Her beautiful, thick, dark brows have certainly kick-started a trend in bold and have even prompting overzealous pluckers to reconsider their approach. Other stars with statement brows include Lily Collins, Rita Ora and Emma Watson.

How we can help you get the look: The key is to put the arch in the right place. And exercise caution when removing hairs. Thicker is always better.

Works best with:A heart-shaped face.

The Angular Brow

Stars to include Angelina Jolie, Hannah Reid and Megan Fox favour this gorgeous arched brow.

How we can help you get the look: At our beauty salons in Peterborough and Leicester our beauticians will pluck slightly more from the tapered side and add a soft point three quarters of the way along the brow.

Works best with:A round shaped face.

The Flat Eyebrow

Think Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman or Jennifer Connelly. These brows tend to be a simple, straight shape but reasonably bushy for fantastic effect.

How we can help you get the look: Our highly trained brow specialists will avoid plucking upwards in the centre. Instead they will keep the tweezing level all the way along the brow, taking slightly more off the ends to bring the shape upwards to meet your natural arch.

Works best with: A long face.

The Long Curve

Demi Moore, Kiera Knightly and Sandra Bullock tend to opt for a long sweeping curve of an eyebrow. It gives them a softer look and perfectly brings out their eyes beautifully.

How we can help you get the look: Our trained staff at our chic, conveniently located salons will always pluck from beneath the brow and encourage a more pronounced arch directly above the eyebrow for fantastic results.

Works best with:A square jaw.

An arch for all seasons

Just like make-up and hair, brows go through trends.

But whatever look you choose, don’t be afraid to accentuate the shape using crayon, pencil or powder.

Such touch ups will help fill in the gaps and make your brows more pronounced.

Want us to help transform your brows into a stunning masterpiece? Find your find your local beauty salon now!

- Wax Off for a Super Smooth Summer -

Whilst we are loving this season’s trend for all things of bygone eras in the wardrobe department, when it comes to bikini lines and summer skin, we’re all about 2015 ladies and gents here at BBs Beauty and Brows!

And whilst we also get that it’s not the most relaxing of treatments to have, we promise you that the quote ‘more painful than childbirth’ doesn’t apply here.

Whilst resting within the discretion of our calming waxing treatment rooms, our super speedy, highly accurate and skilled therapists will have you in and out within no time at all with a lighter step and a bikini ready body.

A tip from the experts of waxing:

New to waxing?
A little scared?
Don’t be.

Start off with just the bikini line and each time you have a wax, request to edge inwards if you prefer less hair-down-there. Before you know it you’ll be asking for the Hollywood without so much as a batter of those eyelids!

And the more you wax, the less painful it becomes. So try to keep to 3-4 week appointments for less hair and smoother skin in the long run.

And as for shaving, it really is best left alone as much as you can. It can irritate your skin and leave cuts and nicks, which leave behind portals for bacteria to enter—a.k.a infection central!

Shaving can also lead to hyper-pigmentation on the bikini line and underarms which can also toughen the skin- Stubble just doesn’t isn’t an attractive attribute so steer clear of grabbing your razors everyone!

View our waxing treatments and get booked in for a premium, smoother and longer lasting finish.

With salons in both Leicester and Peterborough BBs Beauty and Brows are conveniently located for a hassle free experience, now and always so don’t delay! Get in touch and let us kick start the feel good factor today!

- Perfect your Brows -

Want to get the best brows of your life?

Look no further than BBs Beauty and Brows Bar; we’ve got your eyebrows covered!

Which method is best for brow hair removal?

The type of brow shaping you have really is a personal preference.
Many women personally prefer waxing by a professional to remove the hair as it’s quick (and if done by a trained professional at BBs Beauty and Brows bar, virtually pain-free!) then tweeze to shape as this is precise and there is less risk of removing the wrong hair as it’s only one hair as a time.

How do I maintain my newly shaped brows?

We recommend you wax your brows every 4 weeks at your BBs Beauty and Brows bar and leave the actual shaping of your brows to a pro.

How do I make my fine brows look more ‘Delevingne’d’?

To strengthen your brows, you can have them tinted. This will enhance them, but with a natural finish. A tint lasts between 4-6 weeks, so your brows will stay fantastic for longer.

Remember your brows are sisters not twins! They’ll never be completely equal, but you can get them pretty perfect when you choose to visit one of our brow specialists at BBs Beauty and Brow bars in Leicester and Peterborough.

I’ve over-plucked my eyebrows. Help!

If you do make a mistake and over-pluck your brows, pop along to your local BBs Beauty and Brow bar and ask for our advice.

If you’ve created a gap, panic not! Here at BBs Beauty and Brows we can help you create a fuller looking brow, but NEVER continue to pluck to try and correct the mistake. Remember one or two hairs will grow back quickly but a full brow will take a lot longer!!

How do I know which brow shape is best for me?

As brow experts, our skilled beauty and brow technicians will talk you through what is the best brow shape for you; as experts in all things brow related we know everything there is when it comes to creating stunning brows, whatever look you want to achieve.

A good wax can take years off of your age; hairs tend to get lighter (or grey) as you get older so you can darken them with a tint to create more defined, full brows.

Get in touch today to find out how specialist brow treatments can transform your look instantly; with salons in both Peterborough and Leicester we are here to help you.

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