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JUNGGESELLINNENABSCHIEDE UND BRAUTPARTIES

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Sowohl der Junggesellinnenabschied als auch die Brautparty können dafür sorgen, dass die Zeit bis zur Hochzeit noch um ein Highlight erweitert wird. Beide Feiern scheinen auf den ersten Blick das Gleiche zu sein, aber es gibt doch kleine aber feine Unterschiede.

Der Junggesellinnenabschied

Klassische Junggesellinnenabschiede sind dafür bekannt (oder berüchtigt), ein bisschen wild zu sein. Viel Alkohol und hier und da mal über die Stränge zu schlagen, gehören da einfach dazu. Brautparties laufen da eher etwas gemässigter ab, sind oftmals generationenübergreifend und gediegener. Beide Parties könnten also unterschiedlicher nicht sein und doch haben sie am Ende des Tages genau das gleiche Ziel: Die zukünftige Braut zu feiern.

Viele Bräute stellen sich nun die Frage, ob sie beide Parties durchführen sollten bzw. welche der Parties zu ihr passt. Hier ist eine kleine Gegenüberstellung: 

Der traditionelle Junggesellinnenabschied ist definitiv Geschmackssache und nicht jedermanns Sache. Die Braut lädt normalerweise ihre engsten Freundinnen zu einem gemeinsamen Party-Abend ein, der voll von exzessivem Trinken, Tanzen und bunten Schärpen ist, auf denen steht, ob man die “zukünftige Braut”, “Brautjungfer” oder “Trauzeugin” ist.

Für diese Art von Junggesellinnenabschieden haben wir das richtige Package für euch: Wir sorgen für euer perfektes Hair & Make-up, bevor ihr durch die Clubs zieht und geben euch sogar noch eine Flasche Champagner obendrauf, damit ihr den Abend richtig starten könnt.

Die Brautparty

Die Brautparty ist perfekt für alle angehenden Bräute, die nicht unbedingt eine wilde Partynacht wollen, sondern einfach einen schönen Nachmittag mit ihren Liebsten verbringen möchten. 

Typische Aktivitäten sind der sog. “High Tea” oder Spa-Behandlungen mit viel gutem Essen, Wein und guter Unterhaltung. Bei einer Brautparty ist alles möglich, solange die Braut sich gut amüsiert und wohlfühlt. 

Wie wäre es also mit passenden Maniküren für alle Gäste? Oder vielleicht soll einfach die Braut für ein paar Stunden verwöhnt werden?

Welche Party passt also besser zu dir?

Viele Bräute finden sowohl Junggesellinnenabschiede als auch Brautparties super. Zu einigen passt jedoch vielleicht nur einer der beiden Anlässe. Wir finden, dass man nie genug Party machen kann. Wenn dir also beide Anlässe zusagen, wieso nicht beide durchführen oder vielleicht sogar kombinieren? Also erst mit einem Verwöhnnachmittag mit anschliessendem Abendessen starten und dann mit einer ausgelassenen Party die Nacht zum Tag machen. 

Unsere Packages können individuell auf dich und deine Gäste zugeschnitten werden. Du kannst mit einem unserer Berater*innen sprechen und wir werden dir das Angebot zusammenstellen, das am besten zu deinen Bedürfnissen passt. Schreibe uns einfach eine E-Mail an info@glowconcierge.ch und wir setzen uns gerne mit dir in Verbindung. 

HEN PARTYS AND BRIDAL SHOWERS

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Both the hen party and the bridal shower can play a big role in the rollercoaster ride that is getting married. These two celebrations may seem similar, however they’re actually really different.

THE HEN PARTY

Hen parties are known for being a bit wild. They often involve lots of alcohol and general mischief. The bridal shower is a tamer party that tends to be multi-generational and a little more sophisticated. These two celebrations couldn’t be more different in nature, however at the end of the day, they’re the same. Both are there to celebrate the bride-to-be.

Many brides find themselves wondering if both parties are needed. Here are our thoughts on the matter.

The traditional hen party is definitely an acquired taste that not everyone is going to enjoy. Hen partys tend to involve the bride-to-be gathering all of her bridal party and other close friends for a night out. This night out tends to be filled with excessive drinking, dancing and brightly coloured sashes stating whether you’re the ‘bride-to-be’, ‘bridesmaid’ or ‘maid of honour’.

For a hen party we have a great package for hair and makeup before going out, we will even throw in a bottle of champagne to celebrate!

THE BRIDAL SHOWER

The bridal shower is a great option for those ladies who aren’t looking to walk on the wild side and simply want to have a fun-filled afternoon with their nearest and dearest.

Activities at a bridal shower would be things like high tea or spa treatments with lots of food, wine and good conversation. Anything goes for a bridal shower as long as the bride is having a good time.

How about matching manicures for the bridal party? Or perhaps you want to treat the bride to hours of pampering!

SO WHICH ONE IS FOR YOU?

For lots of brides, both the bridal shower and the hen’s party sound like amazing activities. For others, only one will suit them. We think that if you like the sound of both, then have both, because who doesn’t want multiple parties dedicated to them? Maybe you can combine the two and have an afternoon of pampering followed by dinner and end with partying the night away.

Our packages can be tailor made to you, you can speak to one of our advisers and you can come up with a package that suits you. Contact us on info@glowconcierge.ch for more information

AN INTERVIEW WITH OUR FIRST EVER PROVIDERS

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First we have Laura, she offers her services in Zurich City and the surrounding area as well as Canton Aargau.

1. How long have you been working with Glow?
I joined 2 years come September. Since the beginning.

2. What’s your favourite thing about working with Glow
I can add my own schedule and choose when I want to work. If my plans change then I just update my availability.

3. What convinced you to join?
I always wanted to work in the beauty industry and this way I can be flexible with my hours and not always being in one place. It’s nice to travel around to different clients instead of sitting in a salon.

4. What’s your most popular treatment?
I think nails, in particular pedicures, I have this great product from Lovaskin which the clients love, it removes all the dead skin in literally 60 seconds.

5. Is there any advice you would give to anyone thinking of working with Glow? 
Add as much availability as possible, you can always take it out if your plans change, no one can book you if you’re not available online. Especially at the beginning it’s good to be seen and then you get some clients who become regulars. A lot of my clients are referrals from other clients. 

Laura doing a Lash Lift in the Garden last Summer

Andrei also joined us at the very beginning, he works in Zurich Canton, the Eastern part of Canton Aargau and the southern part of Canton Schwyz

1. How long have you been working with Glow?
I started my work with Glow from the beginning, good start, good opportunity to build on my set of skills.

2. What’s your favourite thing about working with Glow
The concept of the company, it’s great that it’s so flexible, and the people I work with.

3. What convinced you to join?
Your online platform attracted me the most. I can take advantage of having an online presence without having to pay for my own website.

4. What’s your most popular treatment?
I don’t have a most popular treatment because all the treatments I do are personalized to each client

5. Is there any advice you would give to anyone thinking of working with Glow? 
If you put passion in your work you will succeed. Be available, be willing to go that extra mile for your clients.

Andrei doing one of his famous Facials for a Client last Week.

GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU!

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Do you already know about our most popular services for men?


1. MANicure – Don’t neglect those cuticles gentlemen. Well-groomed hands are an absolute must, whether at a business meeting or a date.

2. Back Wax – Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there, get that rid of that fluff before you head to the badi, lake or beach.!

3. Facial – Once our clients have had one of Andrei’s facials, they always book more! You have to experience it for yourself.

4. Personal Training – Summer is already upon us and we’ve been overindulging during lockdown. Book a personal training session to get back on track and work on that six pack you have always wanted. No excuses!

5. Pedicure – No one likes looking at neglected feet. NO ONE. So please book one of our pedicures before you take out your flip-flops.

Enjoy those beautiful summer days!

Kennt ihr schon unsere beliebtesten Services für Männer?

1. MANiküre – Vernachlässigt eure Nagelhaut nicht, meine Herren. Gepflegte Hände sind ein absolutes Muss, ob bei einem Geschäftstermin oder einem Date.

2. Rückenwaxing – Nur weil ihr sie nicht sehen könnt, heisst es nicht, dass die Haare nicht da sind. Entfernt den Pelz bevor ihr in die Badi, an den See oder an den Strand geht.

3. Gesichtsbehandlung – Wenn unsere männlichen Kunden einmal eine von Andrejs Gesichtsbehandlungen gehabt haben, buchen sie immer wieder! Das müsst ihr mal selbst erlebt haben.

4. Personal Training – Der Sommer ist bereits in vollem Gange und wir haben uns während des Lockdowns eher wenig bewegt. Bucht also ein Personal Training, um wieder Fahrt aufzunehmen und an dem Sixpack zu arbeiten, das ihr schon immer wolltet. Es gibt keine Ausreden mehr

5. Pediküre – Niemand schaut gerne auf vernachlässigte Füsse. Absolut KEINER! Bucht euch also bitte eine unserer Pediküren, bevor ihr eure Flip-Flops auspackt.

Geniesst diese schönen Sommertage!


HOW TO GET BEACH READY WITHOUT LEAVING THE HOUSE

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The borders are gradually opening again and you are finally allowed to start planning your summer holiday. You don’t have time to go to the salon with all the things you need to get done before going away? No need to worry,  WE COME TO YOU! Go to our website or app, simply put in your postcode, choose the date and provider you want and next thing you know they’ll be at your door ready to pamper you. This saves you the time you probably need for finishing all emails and packing your suitcase before you are finally ready to head to the airport. 

We asked our clients what their beauty routine is before getting on the plane. These are their top 5: 

1. Pedicure – number 1 on our clients’ holiday check list. Baby soft feet and perfectly painted toenails are a must! And guys, also your toenails have to look great in flipflops.

2. Manicure – goes hand in hand with your pre-holiday pedicure, matchy matchy or mix things up with ombre fingernails and neon toenails, you decide!

3. Wax – essential pre-holiday prep! Need we say more?! One of our specials is a back wax for men. And believe us, it doesn’t hurt as much as getting rejected by your summer crush because of a hairy back.

4. Facial – prepare your skin for you holiday, perfectly exfoliated skin is a must for all those make up free days on the beach. 

5. Hair Cut – a fresh cut is essential before the onslaught of salt and sand. 

And the best part? You don’t even have to leave the house and spend hours going to a salon. Have a look at our website or drop us an email if you have a question.

Enjoy your well-deserved summer holiday!

Ready für den Strand, ohne das Haus verlassen zu müssen

Die Grenzen öffnen sich allmählich wieder und du darfst endlich deinen Sommerurlaub planen. Du hast jedoch keine Zeit, um in den Salon zu gehen und all die Dinge zu erledigen, die man vor der Abreise noch typischerweise macht? Kein Grund zur Sorge, WIR KOMMEN ZU DIR! Geh einfach auf unsere Website oder App, gib deine Postleitzahl ein, wähle das gewünschte Datum und den Anbieter, und schon bald klingelt es an der Türe und du wirst verwöhnt. Das erspart dir wertvolle Zeit, die du wahrscheinlich gut brauchen kannst, um beispielsweise die letzten E-Mails zu beantworten und deine Koffer zu packen, bevor es endlich losgeht.

Wir haben unsere Kunden und Kundinnen gefragt, was ihre Beauty-Routine ist, bevor sie ins Flugzeug steigen. Das sind ihre Top 5: 

1. Pediküre – Nummer 1 auf der Urlaubscheckliste unserer Kund*innen. Weiche Füsse und perfekt lackierte Fussnägel sind ein Muss für alle Frauen! Und Männer, auch eure Zehennägel müssen in Flipflops gepflegt aussehen.

2. Maniküre – geht Hand in Hand mit der Pediküre vor dem Urlaub, ihr entscheidet, ob ihr die gleiche Nagellackfarbe oder eine coole Farbkombination möchtet. 

3. Waxing – unverzichtbar für die Urlaubsvorbereitung! Müssen wir noch mehr sagen?! Eines unserer Specials ist übrigens ein Rückenwaxing für Männer. Und Jungs glaubt uns, es tut nicht so sehr weh, wie ein Korb eures Sommerflirts wegen eines zu behaarten Rückens.

4. Gesichtsbehandlung – bereitet eure Haut auf den Urlaub vor! Ein Peeling ist perfekt, um die Make-up freie Zeit am Strand so richtig geniessen zu können. 

5. Haarschnitt – was gibt es besseres als einen frischen Haarschnitt, um eure Haare auf den Ansturm von Meersalz und Sand vorzubereiten? 

Und das Beste daran? Du musst nicht einmal das Haus verlassen und Stunden in einem Beauty-Salon verbringen. Geh einfach auf unsere Website oder schreib uns eine E-Mail, wenn du Fragen hast. Ach übrigens, wir bieten auch Personal Training an, wenn du deiner Bikini-Figur noch den letzten Schliff geben möchtest.

Geniesse deinen wohlverdienten Sommerurlaub!

NAIL ART

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Nail art is no passing phase, here are some dos and don’t for you to consider.

Do try nail art, even if it’s only with an accent nail. There’s a look for even the most conservative workplaces.
Don’t relegate nail art to the pinkie only; try the ring finger or pointer for something different.

Do keep a bottle of cuticle oil at your desk, in your purse, or by your bed for regular application. Cuticle oil will keep your nails strong and your cuticles moisturised to reduce the chance of hangnails, cracked skin, and dry fingernails.
Don’t leave your nail polish on for longer than three weeks. It can dry out your nails.

Do combine various types of nail art in one design. Using polish, decals, and 3D elements like stones together will add dimension to your nail art.
Don’t feel that every nail has to the look the same. Creating variations in colour and design on each nail provides visual interest and keeps the nails from looking too matchy matchy.

Our top 3 choices for nail art for you.

  1. Ombre nails. We LOVE this, especially for summer. Megumi is a really specialist when it comes to the art of ombre.

2. French Manicure, while you may think of the traditional French manicure as being a little outdated, it can be applied using a modern approach to the classic. You can choose so many different options, colored French tips, half moon or both!

3. Hand painted nails, pamper your nails by adorning them in stunning hand painted designs such as these gorgeous daisies by Megumi.

YOGA FOR EVERYONE

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It’s time to roll out your yoga mat and discover the combination of physical and mental exercises that for thousands of years have hooked yoga practitioners around the globe. The beauty of yoga is that you don’t have to be a yogi to reap the benefits. Whether you are young or old, overweight or fit, yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. Don’t be intimidated by yoga terminology, fancy yoga studios and complicated poses. Yoga is for everyone.

Maintaining regular yoga can provide both physical and mental health benefits. Because there are so many different kinds of yoga practices, it is possible for anyone to start. “Whether you’re a couch potato or a professional athlete, size and fitness levels do not matter because there are modifications for every yoga pose and beginner classes in every style.

Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind.

With Glow Concierge you can have your yoga lesson at home, further reducing the stress of day to day life, no need to travel, look for parking, or squash onto the train, choose a private lesson for yourself or get a couple of friends to join you and enjoy!

 

BIKINI READY?

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Now it’s officially June and we are slowly getting back to the new normal it’s time to either continue the good work you started during quarantine or get rid of those bad habits and start fueling your body.

Glow Concierge has several wonderful yoga and pilates instructors as well as personal trainers and nutritionists ready to help you on your road to your idea of the perfect body. You can’t just workout, you need to fuel your body correctly too. Remember, FIT NOT THIN.

What better way to start beginner yoga than with your own personal instructor at home? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to start pilates but were nervous to join a class of seasoned pros! Do you always intend on going to use your expensive gym membership but never quite get round to it? The beauty of booking someone to come to you is you don’t need to drag yourself to a class or the gym, all you need to do is roll out of bed and get dressed! Easy as 1-2-3. WE COME TO YOU.

For yoga and pilates classes at home in Zug, Luzern, Aargau, Zurich and Schwyz, we’ve got you covered. Dorit, Nadia, Rita, Viviane and Guila are ready for you! For personal training, pelvic floor recovery training and nutritional advice, Viviane is available. Perhaps you want to combine all three, book a session with Viviane to discuss your needs and come up with the best plan for you.

SUMMERTIME

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Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to brush up on your summer beauty tips! You may be staying in Switzerland but with all the beautiful lakes and mountains it still feels like a holiday.

1. Choose the right sunscreen. Nothing is more important for summer! Choose the right factor for your skin.

2. Stay moisturized. You may have let up on this a little since winter left the premises, but don’t give it up for good. A solid moisturizing routine can do so many beneficial things for your complexion! Your skin is a barrier that protects you from environmental aggressors like pollution, bacteria and moisture loss, and keeping it moisturized helps keep that barrier working properly. Dry skin is unhappy, damage-prone skin, so apply a light moisturizer to protect it from summertime drying agents like sunburns, salt and chlorine. Treat yourself to a facial at home with one of our specialists to really get your skin glowing.

3. Exfoliate at the right times. Keep in mind that exfoliation reveals new, sensitive skin that could be more prone to burning in the sun. Reserve your exfoliating habits for the evening, or for days when you aren’t heading straight from the shower to the pool. Have you tried our back facial, highly recommended for summer.

4. Don’t wax your bikini line right before the beach. This skin is some of the more sensitive and prone to irritation, so waxing off layers of dead skin cells and then exposing it to harsh sunlight, salt and chlorine? That’s just begging for bumps and ingrown hairs. Be smart; time your hair removal efforts several hours before engaging in summer activities, not seconds before you run out the door.

5. Rock your natural hair! Wild just rolled out of bed messy waves and curls are a totally easy chic look for summer! Scrunch your hair after washing and let it air dry, alternatively book one of our hair stylists for braids to keep your hair off your face and neck and still look stylish.

PERFECT CUTICLES

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Do you keep seeing these perfect cuticles in Instagram and think, this is what I need????

Do you keep seeing these pictures of flawless manicures on Instagram?
They’re Russian style manicures.
A Russian manicure is a technique that makes use of an electronic file to remove the excess skin surrounding your nail bed. It’s said to avoid cutting the nail too aggressively and allows the nail technician to be more in control, compared to when using nippers.
What better way to try this for the first time than at home, Olivia is our newest provider and she offers manicures and pedicures at home in Zurich and Aargau.