Hen Parties at Powder!

Get together in beautiful surroundings at our unique vintage inspired boutique. Kick of your celebrations with some of our nail & beauty treatments plus we provide complimentry wine,tea & cakes for groups of 5 or more to help your party start with a swing!

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Make up by Rachel & Laura Beautiful make up for these ladies before their night out in Brighton town.
Make up by Rachel & Laura
Beautiful make up for these ladies before their night out in Brighton town.
Vintage styling and Manicures
Vintage styling and Manicures
More fab manicured hands for this Birthday Bash
More fab manicured hands for this Birthday Bash
Hen party at a Hen House in Brighton. Powder provided mini treatments for the party.
Hen party at a Hen House in Brighton.
Powder provided mini treatments for the party.
Hen House in Brighton, Powder provided mini treatments for the party.
Hen House in Brighton, Powder provided mini treatments for the party.

Also available at Powder- get your customised laser cut hen do necklace. Designed by Cat-a-Cake Creations locally in Brighton and available in almost any colour acrylic or cherrywood. They come with a silver plated chain and beautifully gifted. Discounts for orders of 15 or more. Quote ‘necklace’ when booking to find out more and order.

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Want to know more or make a booking? Call Powder on 01273 720055, or visit the bridal page of our website here >

“Imagine What Life Would Be Like If We Had Tiny Panda Faces As Fingerprints.”

Harajuku Fashion Influences

This week Powder takes a look at the ever growing Harajuka fashion trend. Harajuku has become world famous as Japan’s center of street fashion. Harajuka, just a small square mile area is full of boutiques, fashion malls and chains. Every day of the year, tens of thousands of people come here to shop and see what the latest trends are.

Powder takes a look at how the Harajuka fashion is forming trends across the world…

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V Magazine, makeup artist Peter Philips. Photographed by Richard Burbridge and styled by Robbie Spencer- nymag.com

We love the photo above from an article on nymag.com, which was  created for V Magazine. The article describes,

“makeup artist Peter Philips kicked aside traditional makeup options and instead painted faces… in a vast array of whimsical Emoji, the Japanese doodads that replace written words with cartoonish images pictographs, to be more precise.”

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Photographed by Richard Burbridge and styled by Robbie Spencer. V Magazine, makeup artist Peter Philips, source: nymag.com

The article goes onto say:

“The models are bedecked in colorful eyeballs and oversize lips, but also accessorized with jewels from Mawi, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Delfina Deletrez, and more….Imagine what life would be like if we had tiny panda faces as fingerprints.”

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Harper's Bazaar Shoot
Harper’s Bazaar Shoot by photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina, styled by Michael Pondaag, models Ksenia Katerina and Olga, hair and makeup by Qiqi Franky.
Harper's Bazaar
Harper’s Bazaar Shoot by photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina, styled by Michael Pondaag, models Ksenia Katerina and Olga, hair and makeup by Qiqi Franky.

The photos above show the Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia ‘Harajuku-ers’ photo shoot is inspired by the Japanese street style that is seen in the Harajuku district in Tokyo. An article on Trendhunter.com describes it as:

“Shot by photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina, the Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia Harajuku-ers editorial is as colorful and funky as the fashion itself. From carnival settings to arcade backdrops, this photo shoot takes advantage of the most vibrant scenes available. Playfully styled by Michael Pondaag, models Ksenia Katerina and Olga had their candy-colored hair and makeup done by Qiqi Franky, which help embellish the looks even more.”

Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers Fragrance
Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers Fragrance

Pop star Gwen Stefani and the Harajuku Girls made the Harajuka fashion internationally popular back in the mid-2000s and ever since people have been enamored with this culture’s vibrant and eccentric outfit choices.

The below images show some great fashion & nail inspiration we found and pinned over on our Pinterest board.

Harajuka make up and nails for POP magazine
Harajuka make up and nails for POP magazine
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Harajuku Nail Art…when it comes to outrageously awesome nail art, the Japanese dare to be different!
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Harajuku Fashion Walk Street Snaps
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A selection of Harajuku Fashion, nails and make up we found on Pinterest.

How weird, wonderful and cute are the images above!? We came across them on Pinterest, and all original sources can be found via our Pinterest Board here.

Like the look of any the above? Whether it be make up, nail art or hair styling- Powder can create it for you. Why not book an appointment today and dare to stand out from the crowd! Visit our website to view prices, or call 01273 720055.

Sources, as listed on the images above, plus:
http://www.japanesestreets.com/harajuku-fashion/
http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/harajuku-style#1

Powder Loves Nail Art!

We’ve been busy at Powder Beauty creating lots of lovely, unique nail art for our customers. All the photos you see in this post are created by the team at Powder, many by freehand nail art.

Got an idea of a nail art design you’d like? Get in touch and we’d love to create it for you!

We can create a range of designs from a simple shape and paint to full on MINX nail transfers. Call 01273 720055 to  arrange an appointment with us.

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NailArt by Kate at the Powder Nail Bar at The Brighton Tattoo Convention 
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Tye Dye Minx at the Brighton Tattoo Convention

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Pick 'n' mix nail art by Natasha at Powder
Pick ‘n’ mix nail art by Jess at Powder

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Freehand panda nail art by Lucy at Powder
Freehand panda nail art by Lucy at Powder

Lil bit of Nail History!

1950s Nails where long and tapered always matching your nail polish to your lipstick and in the 1940s matching your nail polish to your clothing a done thing .Image

1960s Nails were all about white, nude or frosted pastel shades.

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In 1970 Fake nails become more popular and the french manicure was invented by Jeff Pink.

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Going into the 1980s A Kaleidoscope of nail varnishes were available.

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1990s The Lost Generation. Nails were more toned down. Black nails were huge and in 1994 Chanel launched one of its best selling nail polishes ‘VAMP’

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Now nails created by http://www.powderbeauty.co.uk

Glamour Grunge nails using OPI ‘Lincoln Park After Dark’

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Long Glitter Oval Talons.

Gel Polish and jewellery by http://www.hannahmakesthings.com available at Powder.

Photo by Rachel at Powder.

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2000s Nails, Loads of stuff going on!  Textures, Sheens and embellishments. Nails have become part of the whole outfit. Innovation in nail technology has really come on with the launch of Minx in 2007 and Gel polish in 2008, and lots more DIY nail jobs.

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Katy Perry.