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Kimberley Walsh is backing the Ready To Glow Campaign
Kimberley Walsh is backing the Ready To Glow Campaign
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When beauty therapist Annie Cave confided to her mum she was worried about job security, she got more support than she ever could have expected.

The Ecclesfield salon where she worked was about to go up for sale and Annie was concerned a new owner might bring their own staff with them.

But to her surprise, mum Jeannette stepped in and became her boss instead.

“I was a stay-at-home mother with no business experience but I decided I’d like the challenge and bought the salon,” says Jeannette, 56, of Ecclesfield.

That was three years ago and after “a few teething problems”, mother and daughter work in harmony. Jeannette runs the salon and takes the bookings while Annie and to other therapists perform the treatments. “I’m Jeannette at work and mum when we get home,” says the owner of the Beauty and Tanning Studio on High Street.

The salon has gone from strength to strength, recently moving to bigger and more glamorous premises a few doors down from the original address.

Dermalogica products are used and therapists are expert in facials, massages, waxing, electrolysis, CACI non-surgical facelift sessions, Indian head massages, Hopi ear candle treatments and spray tans.

Research reveals that Saturday is a woman’s most beautiful day of the week.

It’s when UK women feel their most attractive - and it’s also rated as women’s top beauty Do-It-Yourself day.

But a new beauty campaign fronted by Kimberley Walsh of Girls Aloud is encouraging women not to leave the primping and preening until the weekend and to carry out beauty preparations on a daily basis in a bid to feel confident, happy, positive and in-control every day.

The Ready to Glow campaign is promoting natural beauty, telling women they don’t need invasive treatments or an entourage of make-up artists to look and feel great. Ready to Glow reveals over two thirds of women say their everyday things like moisturising and de-fuzzing give them more confidence than the finishing touches such as lipstick and nail varnish.

Life coach Carole-Ann Rice comments: “It’s one of those laws of nature that when women look good they feel good and when they feel good, they look even better. It’s all about natural beauty, not about looking young and thin but feeling that your body, skin and wellbeing are at their best.”

The campaign, supported by Scholl, Clearasil, Veet, Optrex and E45, is asking women to nominate friends or family who deserve to win a beauty kit of Ready to Glow products at www.ReadytoGlow.com or via Twitter (@ReadytoGlowUK) using #GiveaGlow.

* Do you have a hair or beauty salon story or new treatment to tell readers about? Contact jo.davison@thestar.co.uk