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  • Summer essentials

    This brilliant (and local) new sunscreen is among our top picks to refresh your summer beauty routine. Summer, we're gunning for you.

  • Au naturel

    Natural beauty products used to be worthy but not that effective. Well, not any more! Meet your new favourite no-nasties brands.

  • Natural skincare + bio-active science = RESULTS

    Multi-award-winning skincare brand Balance Me has built its reputation on totally natural products backed by serious scientific credibility. I caught up with inspirational founders, sisters Clare and Rebecca, to find out more - oh, and wrestle away a whopping £1200 worth of Balance Me beauty bundles for you lot!

  • The UK’s Top 8 super spas

    A massage, mani and Jacuzzi please, and make it snappy. I'll put on the fluffy white robe and assume the position.

  • Temple Beauty, St Albans

    Looking for an aesthetic clinic that is also ethical, friendly and nurturing? Temple Beauty in St Albans is a good place to know.

  • Trinder Hair Studios, St Albans

    Winner of the best hair salon in Herts in the Muddy Awards 2017. I experience the Trinder hair treatment in St Albans.

  • Lovely window and shop front with coloured balloons and lots of glass and a reflection of trees and a church with warm and inviting lighting

    Muddy bobs up at Salon Bon Bon

    There's a brand new hair salon in Hitchin. The name? Salon Bon Bon.

  • Review: No 15 Church Street, Welwyn

    A week after my No 15 Church Street experience, I'm still feeling bouncy. My hair is, too.

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Bloomtown Botanicals is less than a year old and is already making waves in the super-competitive beauty world, with a clutch of awards and packaging so pretty I want the whole goddam range...

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Is it possible for skincare products to contain only six ingredients, sometimes fewer? A former BBC producer has hit on a winning and organic formula in Harpenden.

  • Let it shine. Well coiffed at Atelier, Redbourn

    As silky smooth as a new born seal. One very happy customer.

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