Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are a popular beauty treatment designed to enhance the length, curl, fullness, and thickness of natural eyelashes. These extensions are typically made from synthetic fibers, silk, or mink, and are applied individually to each natural eyelash using a semi-permanent adhesive. We offer classic, hybrid and russian lash extensions. 

Application Process

The application of eyelash extensions is a meticulous process performed by our trained technician. It typically takes about one to two hours. Here are the steps involved:

  1. Preparation: The natural lashes are cleaned to remove any makeup or oil residue.
  2. Selection: Our technician chooses the appropriate length, thickness, and curl of the extensions.
  3. Application: Using tweezers and a specially formulated adhesive, our technician attaches each extension to a natural lash, avoiding contact with the skin.
  4. Drying: The adhesive is allowed to air dry.


Eyelash extensions can last anywhere from three to six weeks, depending on the growth cycle of the natural lashes and how well they are maintained. Here are some tips for prolonging their lifespan:

  • Avoid water and steam for the first 24-48 hours after application.
  • Refrain from using oil-based makeup or skincare products around the eyes.
  • Be gentle when cleaning the face, and avoid rubbing the eyes.
  • Brush the extensions daily with a clean spoolie to keep them looking neat.


  • Immediate enhancement of the eyes, creating a fuller, more youthful look.
  • Reduces the need for daily mascara application.
  • Customizable to achieve different looks, from natural to dramatic.

Please note, a patch test for the lash glue is required a minimum of 24 hours before the treatment is carried out to please make sure you book in for this. 

Acrylic nail extensions

Acrylic nail extensions are a popular choice for those looking to enhance the length and strength of their natural nails. 

Acrylic nail extensions offer a robust and versatile option for enhancing your nails. With proper application and maintenance, they can provide a stunning look that lasts. Whether you prefer a simple and elegant style or bold and creative designs, acrylic nails can be tailored to suit your preferences.

Using only the best acrylic system by CJP Nail Systems which are made in the UK and following UK health and safety requirements and testing and do not contain any MMA which is damaging to the nail, you can be sure to receive the best quality nail extensions here at The Circus Salon. 

What Are Acrylic Nail Extensions?

Acrylic nail extensions are artificial enhancements applied over your natural nails. They are created using a mixture of liquid monomer and powder polymer, which hardens to form a durable, glossy layer. These extensions can be customized in terms of shape, length, and design, offering endless possibilities for nail art.

Application Process

  1. Preparation: The natural nails are cleaned and filed to remove any oils and etch the surface.
  2. Primer Application: A primer and a dehydrator is applied to the nails to ensure the acrylic adheres properly.
  3. Acrylic Application: Our technicians mix the liquid monomer and powder polymer, then applies the mixture to the nails using a brush. The acrylic hardens quickly, forming a solid base. We offer both tips and sculpted acrylics 
  4. Shaping and Filing: Once the acrylic has set, the nails are filed and shaped to the desired style.
  5. Polishing: A colour or nail design is applied followed by a top coat to add shine and protect the acrylic, and finally, a cuticle oil to finish. 

Benefits of Acrylic Nail Extensions

  • Durability: Acrylic nails are known for their strength and ability to withstand daily wear and tear.
  • Versatility: They can be shaped and styled in various ways, from classic French tips to intricate nail art designs.
  • Length: Ideal for those who have trouble growing their natural nails or have brittle nails that break easily.
  • Customization: You can choose from a wide range of colors and finishes, making it easy to match any look or occasion.

Maintenance Tips

  • Regular Fills: Schedule fills every 2-3 weeks to maintain the appearance and durability of your acrylics. Some clients may go longer or need to come in sooner, it depends on the individual client and their nails.
  • Moisturize: Keep your cuticles and nails hydrated with cuticle oil and hand lotion.
  • Gentle Care: Avoid using your nails as tools to prevent chipping or lifting.
  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Wear gloves when using cleaning products or doing dishes to protect your nails.


BIAB manicures, also known as Builder in a Bottle are revolutionising the nail industry. BIAB offers a fantastic solution for those seeking strong, durable, and natural-looking nails. With the ability to promote natural nail growth and provide long-lasting wear, BIAB is a game-changer in the nail industry.

What Are BIAB Manicures?

Builder in a Bottle (BIAB) is a type of gel that provides extra strength and durability to natural nails. Unlike traditional gels or acrylics, BIAB is designed to promote natural nail growth while offering a robust and long-lasting manicure. BIAB can be used as a base layer or an overlay.

Benefits of BIAB Manicures

  • Natural Nail Enhancement: BIAB promotes healthy nail growth and strengthens natural nails.
  • Durability: BIAB manicures can last up to 3-4 weeks without chipping or lifting.
  • Versatility: Suitable for overlays, nail extensions, and as a base coat for other gel polishes.
  • Minimal Damage: Gentle on natural nails, reducing the risk of damage compared to acrylics or hard gels.
  • Quick Application: Faster to apply than traditional extensions, saving time during salon visits.

BIAB Manicure Application Process

  1. Preparation: Nails are cleaned, shaped, and the cuticles are pushed back and trimmed where needed. 
  2. BIAB Application: The BIAB gel is applied in thin layers, each cured under a UV or LED lamp.
  3. Shaping and Filing: Once cured, nails are shaped and filed to the desired length and style.
  4. Colour: a semi permanent gel polish or nail art design is added on top of the BIAB
  5. Top Coat: A top coat is applied for added shine and protection, followed by a final cure and then cuticle oil to finish. 

Maintenance Tips for BIAB Manicures

  • Regular Fills: Schedule fills every 3-4 weeks to maintain the strength and appearance of your nails.
  • Moisturize: Use cuticle oil and hand cream regularly to keep your nails and cuticles hydrated.
  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Protect your nails from harsh chemicals by wearing gloves during cleaning or dishwashing.
  • Gentle Care: Avoid using your nails as tools to prevent breakage or lifting.

Waxing and Threading

When it comes to hair removal, waxing and threading are two popular techniques with distinct benefits. Both waxing and threading offer effective hair removal solutions with unique benefits. Waxing is ideal for larger areas and provides longer-lasting results, while threading is perfect for precise hair removal on the face and eyebrows. By understanding the differences, benefits, and maintenance tips, you can choose the method that best suits your needs and preferences.

What is Waxing?

Waxing is a hair removal method that involves applying warm or hot wax to the skin and then quickly removing it, pulling the hair out from the root. It can be used on various body parts, including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini area.

Benefits of Waxing
  • Long-Lasting Results: Hair takes longer to grow back, typically 3-6 weeks, as it is removed from the root.
  • Smoother Skin: Waxing exfoliates the skin, removing dead cells along with the hair.
  • Thinner Hair Regrowth: Over time, hair regrows finer and thinner.
Waxing Application Process
  1. Preparation: The skin is cleaned to remove oils and lotions.
  2. Wax Application: Warm or hot wax is applied to the skin in the direction of hair growth.
  3. Removal: A cloth or paper strip is pressed onto the wax and quickly pulled off in the opposite direction of hair growth.
  4. Post-Wax Care: After waxing, a soothing lotion or oil is applied to calm the skin and reduce redness.

What is Threading?

Threading is a hair removal technique that uses a thin cotton or polyester thread, which is twisted and rolled over unwanted hair, plucking it out at the follicle level. It is most commonly used for shaping eyebrows and removing facial hair.

Benefits of Threading
  • Precision: Allows for precise shaping and defining of eyebrows.
  • Gentle on Skin: Less irritating than waxing, especially for sensitive skin.
  • No Chemicals: An all-natural method that does not involve any chemicals or products.
Threading Application Process
  1. Preparation: The area to be threaded is cleaned and sometimes dusted with powder to make the hair more visible.
  2. Threading: The technician uses a twisted thread to trap and pull out hairs in a rolling motion.
  3. Post-Thread Care: A soothing gel or lotion is applied to reduce redness and calm the skin.

Maintenance Tips for Waxing and Threading

  • Regular Appointments: Schedule regular sessions every 3-6 weeks for waxing and every 2-4 weeks for threading to maintain smooth, hair-free skin.
  • Moisturize: Keep the skin hydrated with a good moisturizer to prevent dryness and irritation.
  • Avoid Sun Exposure: After hair removal, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 24 hours to prevent irritation.
  • Exfoliate: Gently exfoliate the skin a few days after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs.

Brow Lamination and Lash Lift: The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Brows and Lashes

Achieving beautifully styled brows and lashes has never been easier with the latest beauty trends: brow lamination and lash lift. 

Brow lamination and lash lift are transformative beauty treatments that offer fuller, more defined brows and lifted, voluminous lashes. These treatments are perfect for those looking to enhance their natural features with minimal daily maintenance. By understanding the processes, benefits, and maintenance tips, you can enjoy long-lasting, stunning results.

What is Brow Lamination?

Brow lamination is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps to achieve fuller, more defined brows. It involves restructuring the brow hairs to keep them in a desired shape, giving them a lifted, uniform look.

Benefits of Brow Lamination
  • Fuller Brows: Creates the appearance of thicker, fuller brows.
  • Long-Lasting: Results can last up to 6-8 weeks.
  • Low Maintenance: Reduces the need for daily brow grooming.
  • Enhanced Shape: Provides a more defined and symmetrical brow shape.
Brow Lamination Process
  1. Preparation: The brows are cleansed to remove any oils or makeup.
  2. Lifting Solution: A lifting solution is applied to the brows to soften and straighten the hairs.
  3. Setting Solution: A setting solution is applied to keep the hairs in their new position.
  4. Nourishing Serum: A nourishing serum is applied to hydrate and condition the brows.
  5. Tinting can also be carried out during this process 

What is a Lash Lift?

A lash lift is a semi-permanent treatment that enhances the natural lashes by curling and lifting them from the base. This gives the lashes a more voluminous and longer appearance.

Benefits of a Lash Lift
  • Natural Look: Enhances your natural lashes for a more awake and youthful look.
  • Low Maintenance: Reduces the need for daily use of eyelash curlers and mascara.
  • Long-Lasting: Results can last up to 6-8 weeks.
  • No Damage: Gentle on natural lashes, causing minimal damage.
Lash Lift Process
  1. Preparation: The lashes are cleaned to remove any oils or makeup.
  2. Shield Placement: Silicone shields are placed on the eyelids to lift the lashes.
  3. Lifting Solution: A lifting solution is applied to the lashes to break down the bonds and allow them to be reshaped.
  4. Setting Solution: A setting solution is applied to the lashes to lock in the new shape.
  5. Nourishing Serum: A nourishing serum is applied to condition and strengthen the lashes.
  6. Tinting can also be added during this process.

Maintenance Tips for Brow Lamination and Lash Lift

  • Avoid Water: Keep brows and lashes dry for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Gentle Cleansing: Use a gentle cleanser to avoid stripping the treatments.
  • Moisturize: Apply a nourishing serum or oil to keep brows and lashes hydrated.
  • Avoid Harsh Products: Steer clear of products with alcohol or strong chemicals.
  • Regular Maintenance: Schedule touch-ups every 6-8 weeks.

Please note, a patch test is required 24 hours prior to the treatment being carried out so please ensure you book this in advance 

The perfect makeup look is essential for any special occasion, especially weddings. 

Bridal, wedding and party/glam makeup each have unique features tailored to different aspects of your special day. By understanding these styles and following essential tips, you can achieve a stunning, long-lasting look that enhances your natural beauty and aligns with your personal style and wedding theme. Whether you opt for a natural bridal look, a cohesive wedding party style, or a bold glam appearance, proper preparation and professional techniques will ensure you look picture-perfect.

Bridal Makeup

Bridal makeup is specifically designed for the bride on your wedding day. It aims to enhance natural beauty, ensuring a timeless and elegant look that lasts throughout the day and night.

Features of Bridal Makeup
  • Long-Lasting: Uses high-quality, long-wearing products to withstand tears, sweat, and hours of celebration.
  • Natural Glow: Focuses on creating a radiant, glowing complexion.
  • Photo-Ready: Ensures makeup looks flawless in person and in photographs.
  • Customizable: Tailored to the bride’s personal style and wedding theme.

Wedding Makeup

Wedding makeup encompasses the looks for all participants in the wedding, including bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom, and other guests. It complements the bridal makeup and aligns with the wedding theme.

Features of Wedding Makeup
  • Cohesive Look: Ensures all participants have a harmonious and polished appearance.
  • Variety of Styles: Can range from natural to more defined looks, depending on individual preferences.
  • Durability: Uses products designed to last through the event.

Glam Makeup

Glam makeup is all about drama and boldness, whether you are attending a day party, going out for a beautiful dinner or attending your favourite club it’s perfect for ensuring you feel and look your best!

Features of Glam Makeup
  • Bold and Dramatic: Emphasizes eyes and lips with striking colors and techniques.
  • Flawless Base: Focuses on achieving a perfect, airbrushed finish.
  • High Impact: Uses highlighters and contouring to add depth and dimension.

Essential Tips for All Makeup Styles

  • Trial Runs: Schedule makeup trials before the event to ensure you’re happy with the look.
  • Skin Care: Maintain a good skincare routine leading up to the event for the best makeup results.
  • Touch-Up Kit: Keep a touch-up kit handy with essentials like lipstick, and setting powder.