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Carmen Singleton, owner of the Taylor Taylor Beauty salon on surrey Street
Carmen Singleton, owner of the Taylor Taylor Beauty salon on surrey Street
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Beauty therapist Carmen Singleton loved the salon she worked in so much, she dreamed of owning it one day.

Now her ambition is a reality; she’s the boss as the spacious first floor salon above Surrey Street formerly known as Poseurs, now reneamed Taylor Taylor Health and Beauty.

“I started at Poseurs in 2001 when I was 17. My boss was Debbie Brown. I went on to become her manager for seven years,” says Debbie.

“Quite a few visiting celebrities pay us a visit; Billy Piper, Victoria Beckham, Tracy Bennett from Coronation Street and Chardonnay from Footballers’ Wives.”

Tragically, Debbie died on a diving holiday in Egypt in 2007. Carmen left to work at Spa 1877 on Glossop Road and later opened her own Crystal Peaks nail bar, Nail It.

She recently decided to relocate, just as Poseurs was back on the market.

Says Carmen: “My career has gone full circle; I’m back where I always wanted to be. It feels like Debbie’s presence is watching over us.”

It’s been nicknamed the Vampire Face Lift and it sounds gruesome.

But the latest anti-ageing beauty treatment which involves having your own blood extracted, then injected back into your face, has got celebrities queueing in London and L.A.

Kim Kardashian and Kerry Katona are reputed to be fans of the collagen-booster, officially called platelet rich plasma therapy and available at new Sheffield salon Medispa S10 of Fulwood Road.

This anti-ageing treatment will leave you looking totally radiant,” says Charmaine Hearn of Medispa S10. “The treatment is very safe. A blood sample is taken from your arm by the doctor or nurse prescriber and placed into a centrifuge to extract its youth-enhancing plasma, which is then re-injected into your face and chest.”

The salon has its official open evening tonight, 6-9pm. Demonstrations and talks will be given by the salon’s regular maxillo facial surgeon, Mr Yousefpour. Champagne and nibbles will be served and free computerised skin analysis tests will be carried out, allowing visitors to discover the true depth of their wrinkles and the extend of sun damage. Special offers when on treatments will also be available.

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