Top Tips For Looking After Your Hair In The Winter

Top Tips For Looking After Your Hair In The Winter

While it may be kinder on your hair to dry your hair naturally, this is much easier in the warmer weather. Air drying your hair in the winter often makes you feel that your hair may freeze and snap off like an icicle; which of course wouldn’t happen!

Using a good quality heat protection product, like the Eufora hair care products we have available, is always recommended if you do need to blow dry your hair or use heat to style your hair. However, there are still ways that you can air dry your hair during winter.

In this blog post we have put together some top tips for air drying your hair in the colder winter months;

Get A Shammy Towel

Quick-dry towel head wraps are awesome for the colder months. They can often reduce the drying time of your hair by half and you’ll find your hair is much more manageable and smoother too. We would recommend popping your hair in the head towel for 15 minutes, adding a little serum, again we have some gorgeous hair serums that we recommend, and then leave your hair to dry naturally to about 80% dry. Stick your hair up in a bun for an hour or two and you’ll be left with luscious smooth waves in your hair, reduced frizz and added shine.

Avoid Heavy Products

Try to avoid the heavier hair care products when air drying your hair such as high street branded products that usually have more ingredients that coat the hair, to give the illusion of shine when over time and with build up, it makes your hair heavy, dull and life-less. This means it will take even longer for your hair to dry. Here at Bella Mia we have some beautiful hair care products that we would recommend with the right ingredients that will really benefit the hair. They will add moisture to your hair and they are lightweight so they won’t weight your hair down, and you’ll notice the drying time is reduced too!

Here at Bella Mia we use, and recommend, Eufora products – after just one use you’ll feel the difference.

Get Super Clean

It is a well known fact amongst hairdressers that the cleaner your hair is, the faster your hair will dry. Make sure that when you are washing your hair you really work that shampoo into your hair, then rinse, rinse and rinse again. Try and keep the conditioner just at the mid-length and ends so you don’t have too much product in your hair. If you’re looking to try a new shampoo on your hair that really cleans your hair then have a chat with your hairdresser when you’re next in and we can recommend the best shampoo for your hair.

Minimise the Frizz

When air drying your hair in the winter months, there will always be the risk of frizz – but help is at hand. The frizzy hair look happens because there is no heat to gently force your cuticles to lay flat and produce shine, so you need to use some smoothing products to encourage your hair cuticles to lay flat, and for your hair to shine fabulously. We have some awesome Eufora hair products that offer smoothing and shine in one, and they smell delicious too!


If you’re struggling with caring for your hair in the colder winter months then feel free to book in for a hair appointment. We can give you some awesome hair treatments in our salon, recommend some hair goodies to take away with you, and some share some after-care tips with you too.




“You wake up… Flawless” with HD Fluid Foundation

“You wake up… Flawless” with HD Fluid Foundation

November has finally caught up with us, which only means one thing… 

it’s nearly Christmas!!!!!

Yes it’s officially the party season, and that requires flawless makeup for all the upcoming events.

So it’s high time we put our trusted, best selling HD foundation in the spotlight as Bella Mia’s product of the month.

 Here are the 3 main reasons why you should be converting to HD fluid foundation this holiday season…

  1. Perfect photo finish.

Unlike other High End branded foundations such as Estee Lauder’s Double Wear, HD fluid foundation is Free from SPF. Therefore it does not create flashback in photography. (Flashback = when the camera flash makes your face look whiter than your body even though it doesn’t in person). This makes it great for any occasion, especially those work Christmas parties or even just an Instagram selfie. Because of the matte, flawless and buildable coverage, you’re less likely to need those filters!

2. Easy application that lasts all day…and night.

 Although the Fluid foundation was created for professional use, it’s super easy to apply for the makeup novice as well as the pros. It can be used as an everyday foundation with a light layer or is buildable for a night time, fuller faced look. We recommend using HD’s buffer foundation (£28.50) brush alongside the foundation for the easiest application. It doesn’t have that cakey feel to it that you can sometimes have with other high coverage, premium foundations meaning your skin can actually breathe.

TOP APPLICATION TIP : Never underestimate the power of a good makeup brush to make your makeup looks its best as well as last longer! Apply foundation to the face using the Buffer Brush (£28.50), blending from the nose outwards to create a natural, yet full coverage finish.

3. We can help you find your perfect shade…

Available in 10 shades, from the lightest Alabaster to the darkest Toffee, that can be perfectly colour matched for you by one of our Bella Mia experts in salon. We also have £1 sample sachets available for you to bring home and trial. For just £32, this Fluid Foundation really delivers, flawless and long-lasting coverage with a matte finish that still feels comfortable on the skin.

Remember we have the full HD makeup range in salon, so if you need expert advice and knowledge from brows to facial makeup don’t be afraid to pop in anytime during our opening hours Monday-Saturday. We will be happy to help you with tips to look and feel your best anywhere! 

Blog By Maria Schiavone

Photos by @Brookesphotography10 – Find her on Facebook & instagram

Jouvé.. It’s like beauty sleep, only better.

First of all….. Do you want to look 10 years younger in 90 seconds? We have the exact solution….

Major gossip…. This unreal product is in Khloe Kardashians top 5 beauty products!

Jouvé Instant Tightening & Restoring Serum

Instant Tightening and Restoring Serum visibly lifts, firms, minimizes, and restores for clearer and softer looking skin, instantly.

It’s like beauty sleep, only better.

Outstanding ingredients produce an instant response in reducing the appearance of wrinkles for smoother skin. Naturally taken place minerals give an immediate tightening effect for a look that is visibly lifted. Wrinkle depth and pore size are safely and effectively decreased through natural elements, restoring the look of youth and beauty. Under the eye puffiness vanishes within seconds for a more fresh and young appearance.


Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so skin looks and feels more youthful and luminous.

Replenish tired-looking skin with potent extracts and smart plant stem cells so skin looks firmer and brighter.

Hydrate and soothe skin with moisturising ingredients so skin feels smooth and looks restored.

Application Instructions:

Apply a thin layer onto a clean dry face, lightly dab onto the targeted areas usually around eyes mouth and forehead. Allow serum to dry completely before applying any additional products.

Tips & Tricks

·       Never apply over the top of makeup, always on a fresh clean face

·       Serum is best used on areas of concern.

·       Dab or pat product onto skin rather than wiping or rubbing it on.

·       Use a damp flannel or cotton pad to pat away excess serum.

Jouvé Dark Spot Corrector & Brightening Cream

Dark Spot Corrector and Brightening Cream correct, evens, hydrates, and nourishes for beautifully youthful looking skin.

One of the most effective brightening products in the world helps restore for a flawless finish. Pure botanicals refresh the skin through radical reduction in the appearance of dark spots. Natural essences visibly improve dry, rough areas for an incredibly smooth look and feel. Selectively chosen ingredients lend their ability to absorb quickly and efficiently into the skin while leaving a light and silky finish.

Jouvé is committed to using only clean and natural ingredients without compromising on effectiveness and ability of how good the product is. You will never find any parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, or artificial colours in any of Jouve products.

Application Instructions

After cleansing, massage a layer of cream over entire face, neck, chest, and backs of hands. Use cream both in the morning and at night for best results.

Avoid direct contact with eyes or lips. If cream does come into contact with eyes, flush immediately with water. Discontinue use if redness or irritation occurs.

Tips and Tricks

·       For optimal results, use both morning and night.

·       Cream is best applied to the face, neck, chest, and backs of hands.

Available to purchase in salon NOW! Call us for more information on 01733308737.

To book appointments online click here.

The Future Is Bright White

The Future Is Bright White With Our Teeth Whitening Treatments…

…Our Peterborough salon’s product of the month!

Do you long for gorgeous, bright, white teeth? Well we have the solution for you.

Key Features:

  • Surface stains are gently polished away
  • Unique formula leaves teeth shiny and sparkling white
  • Gentle tartar control ingredients leave teeth smooth and shiny
  • Eliminates plaque
  • Long-lasting, minty taste freshens breath

Naturawhite‘s Advanced Whitening Toothpaste is an effective product that will give you a gorgeous smile that you can be proud of. A toothpaste made using only the finest of ingredients and to ensure maximum whitening power. We recommend this product as our ‘Product of the month’ because of it’s strong whitening power and continual whitening throughout the day! Yes – This toothpaste whitens and brightens as you go about your every day, busy life.

Advanced Whitening Toothpaste by Naturawhite is even recommended by dentists as a powerful stain remover. Because the toothpaste contains calcium peroxide, the formula is able to dissolve difficult to remove stains effectively.

The toothpaste really works says Fiona, “I love this toothpaste, my teeth look so much cleaner and brighter and it works all day long!”

The toothpaste contains micro-crystals and can be used as part of your daily, oral hygiene routine. It removes tough surface stains without creating any sensitivity and penetrates deep into the tooth to restore to a natural, white colour.

Who doesn’t want a gorgeous, bright white, smile?!

We also stock a range of Naturawhite teeth whitening products. These include; Teeth Whitening Powder, teeth whitening pen and the advanced home whitening system.

  1. Teeth whitening powder is a 100% organic formula with a fresh mint taste.
  2. The whitening pen is quick and easy to apply to your teeth to brighten that smile.
  3. The Advanced system improves your teeth by 8-12 shades in a matter of days.

Naturawhite is the future of teeth whitening and it’s within your reach! At affordable prices too – the Advanced teeth whitening toothpaste is just £12 the products are available to purchase in salon today.

Don’t forget we also offer a self-administered teeth whitening process in the salon too!

“Just got mine done. Big thank you. Looking amazing. Whitest bad boys have ever looked. Better than a home kit. Definitely recommend it.” – Joyce.

No more yellow or dull teeth with the best whitening toothpaste on the market so don’t miss out and pop into the salon to grab yours while stocks last or click here to make a booking online.


The Best Brush in Peterborough

Meet the ‘Wet Brush Pro’ our product of the month…

Here are 5 of many reasons why you need this brush in your life :

  1. You can use it on wet hair, dry hair, hair extensions and wigs for some serious detangling.
  2. FACT. There is significantly less hair breakage than what there would be using a regular brush to detangle wet and dry hair.
  3. Less snagging on the hair due to the ‘intelliflex’ soft yet strong bristles, which means a massive reduction on hair loss resulting in thicker and healthier hair overtime.
  4. The Wet brush is child friendly which means no more tears for the kiddies as they are soft enough to use on the most delicate hair.
  5. We have a range of fantastic designs and colours to suit your mood from leopard print to pink and glittery at only £12 a brush you can get salon style and results at home.

So why choose the WET brush over a similar style brush and brand TANGLE TEEZER … We did a comparison test with one of our lovely clients Becky Seager over a two week period to test the difference and here is what she concluded…

“For week one I used the Tangle Teezer which I already use at home on wet and dry hair. It detangles my hair okay, I do have really thick bleached hair so I expect it to snag and pull a bit. The bristles are a little bit harsh on my sensitive scalp. Overall it does the job. For week two I used the wet brush and automatically it was easier to hold due to the easy grip handle. I had less snagging through my thick hair and most importantly the bristles were soft enough on my scalp. I will definitely be switching to the Wet brush from now on! ” – Becky Seager


Wet Brush Pro is the healthy way to brush your hair.

How you brush your hair is the key to strong and healthy hair and the single most overlooked step in hair care. Hair is weakest when wet and pulling at it can snap it like a rubber band. This is why you should brush with a tool that gently loosens knots without pulling or breaking hair.

The Original Detangler is the solution. The moment you use it, you’ll feel the difference. And you’ll never want to try another hairbrush.

• Exclusive, ultra-soft IntelliFlex® bristles glide through tangles with ease
• Minimizes pain and protects against split ends and breakage


TOP TIP NUMBER 1 – Always brush from tips of the hair and move up gradually to roots to avoid as much hair breakage and detangling as possible.

TOP TIP NUMBER 1 – Treat your hair and scalp with a soothing treatment and leave on for 3-5 minutes after you have brushed through using your Wet Brush Pro. You can collect a tailored hair product prescription for free from our salon. Please ask one of our team for a hair consultation.

With a variety of gorgeous designs, there is a brush for every member of the family at only £12 and available to purchase in salon now.

Winter Hair Help!

Brrrr…. Baby it’s cold outside!

It’s that time of year again, the scarves and hats are out and we are snuggling under our cozy blankets to get ourselves through these winter months!


The cold weather affects our hair condition in several ways; we’re talking dryness, static, frizz and general lack of ‘summerlicious’ hair as we like to call it. The list goes on! So how do we minimise these harsh winter hair symptoms and keep our precious hair beautiful and shiny you ask? Read on as we share some of our favourite Bella Mia hair care tips with you to combat those worrisome winter hair woes.



If you haven’t heard this tip already, we’re stressing its’ importance once again. Especially now in the colder months, the indoor heating tends to take a lot of moisture out of the hair and dry it out. Sometimes this can also create a dry and flaky scalp. Using leave in conditioners and deep moisturising masks such as Morroccan oil hydrating mask (try our Morrroccan oil hydrating Christmas kit for just £41.45 which contains a 75ml mask along with other goodies inc original Morroccan oil.) Use these at least a few times a month until your hair is replenished with much needed moisture. This will also prevent split ends and breakages and keep the hair shining.


  1. Weather protect

As with your makeup and skincare routine, hair products should be rotated in and out ideally every season. While serum and shine spray should be enough to get you through your summer months, during the winter you need to add effective styling products to keep your hair in place. No one wants that dreaded wind swept look through the glamorous party season. Why not try our Label M blow out spray (£13.50) in wet hair to hold and set your style in place. Follow with our best selling Label M smoothing cream (£14.75) which you can use in wet hair to smooth and add heat protection, then once your locks are dry add a touch more smoothing cream to hold down those fly-aways! Finish with a few sprays of windproof hairspray, try Label M hairspray (£12.95).


  1. Hat Head Help

Although hats are hot this season, there is literally nothing worse than ‘step’ hair –where there is a definite indent between one section of your head and another. To avoid that naughty ‘step’ once the hat comes off, ensure you use Label.M’s Hold and gloss spray (£12.75). This will create a silky smooth finish that prevents your head garments from ‘sticking’. If you have time, delicately curl hair and run through your fingers with a soft hairspray from Label.M to keep the style. Not only will this help you look hot, it will help hide any bad hair movement created by your hat!


  1. Intensive treatment

With the harsh winds beating against us daily, essential moisture is lost and inevitably leaves hair looking and feeling worse for wear. Throughout the colder months you should aim to use weekly intensive conditioning treatments, such as Label M intensive repair mask (£14.75) or Olaplex No3 (£30). Olaplex No3 is to be used once you have indulged in our in-salon Olaplex No1 & No2 treatment, (£30) which help to reform the bonds in heat damaged, environmentally damaged and chemically damaged hair. The Olaplex in-salon treatment includes a complimentary hand and arm massage while your hair is being repaired by this innovative treatment. You can also request to have it put into your colour or bleach to repair your hair while. This helps to nourish and hydrate limp and dry locks. It is certainly worth spending a little more on a good product to get results that last until your next hair appointment.

Total Transformation Competition Winner


In January we created a “Total transformation” competition for one lucky person to win the chance to have a complete make over with a list of treatments to give them the boost and treat they truly deserved.

Nicola Clarke, a lovely lady, was nominated by her daughter-in-law, Tanya. Tanya really wanted Nicola to win this transformation as a special thank you to her for taking her in as her own and also being beyond amazing when she had her son, Harley (Nicola’s grandson).

She explained “Nicola always puts others before herself, has a heart of gold and a truly devoted grandparent. Nicola hasn’t had an easy ride lately with under going 11 back operations, she still powers through and has even decided to enter a sponsored swim for a charity ‘Aspire’ which is a Charity for people with spinal chord problems.”

Nicola’s family and friends are amazingly proud of her and really believed winning this competition would make her the happiest she’s been in a long time and give her the pamper she honestly deserves.

Tanya’s nomination truly touched our hearts and we chose Nicola to be the worthy winner of our transformation competition. Nicola came into the salon and received her total transformation prize. Nicola had her hair coloured, cut, teeth whitened, nails gel polished and a complete make up session.

Nicolas transformation pictures are amazing and we think she’s an amazing lady and a truly worthy winner.

Maltese Magic


Back in March the owner of Bella Mia Laura Schiavone, travelled further for work than she ever thought she would. Laura was delighted when Anna Wyatt, a client of Laura’s told her that she was getting married and wanted Laura to do her hair for her wedding!

“Of course I will!” Laura agreed to do her hair for her special day, “I have been doing Anna’s hair for a few years now so I was more than delighted that she had asked me to do the honour of styling her hair for her special day”.

Laura had been invited to the wedding with a plus 1, so she decided to bring Maria the salon administrator with her and naturally she jumped at the chance at going to Malta for a few days. The weather was lovely and the wedding was absolutely beautiful. Laura styled Anna’s hair and her 2 bridesmaid’s hair on the balcony at Anna’s hotel overlooking beautiful Maltease scenery.
Laura of course had her pre wedding and holiday treatments done here at Bella Mia.

Before you go away this summer remember the 3 important beauty steps to get you holiday ready!

Step 1: Eyelash extensions, perfect for swimming and keeping you looking glam all holiday without the worry of mascara running.

Step 2: Perfect pedicure with fresh, shiny Gelish in one of our new fab colours.

Step 3: The big bouncy blow dry – This is a must!

To make sure you stand out from the crowd on your holiday, Call NOW on 01733 308737.