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The Taylormade guide to inside out body confidence.

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How to feel more confident about your body – and learn to accept it… daily.

Hello everyone, it’s Helen and today I wanted to write a post about body confidence and how to not only like, maybe even love, but CELEBRATE your body in exactly the way that it is in this moment.

Life is so short, cliche I know, but actually, one fact that we can all be sure of. And so many of us spend so much of our lifetime, criticizing and moaning about the current ‘state’ of our bodies.

I get asked a lot by my clients, how I manage to feel good about my body, and I tell them that I too have my down days, of course I do, I am only human. But I made an active choice one day, to get up and show up and to like myself – daily.

You see, body confidence and confidence in general, is nothing more than a mindset.

Yes, there are tweaks and things that we can do to look better on the outside, but have you ever seen those stories, of people who spend a fortune on surgery only to still FEEL unhappy?

So, today, I thought that I would share with you, MY viewpoint on body confidence, and how YOU can begin to cultivate it.  Which leads me to my first point, which is that confidence, is an inside out job – and you need to work at it daily.

Confidence is an inside out job – and you need to work on it daily.

Confidence isn’t something that comes naturally to most of us. It is an inside out job, and it is something that we need to cultivate on a daily basis. Have you ever met a woman who just seems to ooze confidence and you wonder ‘does she EVER have a down day?’ or is she just naturally blessed like that?

Chances are, she knows that she has to put in the mindset work, every day, and has made the active choice at some point in her life, to accept and LOVE her body.

Challenge: Every morning when you get up, make an active choice to look in the mirror, and regardless of any lumps, bumps, scars and wrinkles, say out loud to yourself ‘I bloody love my body!’. Have a little dance, make this fun, laugh, be light hearted about this. Jiggle that belly, wobble those breasts, and thank the Universe that you made it though to another day!

Your body is going to change so you’ve got to learn to accept that.

Have you ever had an image in your head, about how you want to look, and it’s like you put all of your time and energy into focusing on that, and then when you get there, something else has gone a bit skewiff, and you suddenly switch your focus onto that thing?

It’s like a lifelong game of ‘chase the perfect body’. Thing is ladies, your body is going to change, on a daily basis it changes, and there is not much that we can do about it. Well….. I smile there of course, because there ARE things that we can do about it, but even the best aesthetic treatments in the world cannot STOP the ageing process.

So at some point, hard as it may feel, we have to simply make a choice one day (and today is as good a day as any) to say ‘okay, this body is only here for a certain period, so I am going to hug it, and love it, and make the most of it, and celebrate every line, and every wrinkle – because those make your body bespoke and unique!

Make sure that the inside and the outside are on the same wavelength.

Aesthetic treatments are brilliant because they can help you stay looking (and feeling) like YOU – for longer. I would not be running my Clinic if I did not understand the power of this. However – I also refuse to treat women who come to me with such severe confidence issues (or even body dysmorphia) that they hope that an aesthetic procedure will be THE answer for them.

YES it can help you feel good. YES I wholly stand by. BUT – you need to also be working on the INSIDE, and if your insides don’t match your outside, then it’s just a matter of time before you crumble.

Therefore, I am on a mission to spread the word to women, about the importance of self care, YOU time #justforyou, and looking after their mindset in general. I feel that this element has been lacking in the aesthetics industry for some time now, and it’s my DUTY to try and correct this.

As you may have seen, I recently launched my first book titled ‘Your Best Kept Secret’, and I am also in the process of redefining my treatment process. This is because I want things to become more bespoke. I want you to connect to YOU again, and this requires something that goes far deeper than something aesthetic. But when combine aesthetics with a confident mindset – my God, absolutely ANYTHING is possible!

Helen’s final thoughts….

Body confidence, and confidence in general is a mindset and only YOU can choose to create it. So, let me know over on Facebook what your thoughts are on this, and know that I have some really exciting things coming in the pipeline to help us all work on body confidence!

As always, I’d love for you to come and chat to us, over on our Facebook Page, and if you’d like to come in and talk to me about any areas on your body where that you’d like to work on aesthetically, please book a consultation with me, or feel free to send me a message here.

What I will say though, is that be warned – just as I love and adore helping women to like what they see on the outside, as a side effect of working with me, you will also learn to yourself on the inside. Sorry, I can’t help it! It’s just all part and parcel of all that is Taylormade.

Until the next time, have a wonderful weekend, whatever you are doing, and remember – go dance in front of that mirror and shout ‘I bloody love this body!’.

Take Care,

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Vicki’s Vlog – Plasma Blast & Liquid Plasma Facial Treatments

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Vicki’s back with another excellent blog for us all. This time focusing on Plasma Blast & Liquid Plasma Facial Treatments.
Stay tuned to our youtube channel and facebook page, as Vicki will be updating us all daily on her progress.
Thanks Vicki!…

 

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The latest episode of Dear Helen is here….

This week we cover PDO Threads

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Helen Taylor Aesthetics Advent – Christmas Promotion

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This December we have a fantastic Christmas Advent Calendar promotion taking place on our facebook page.

From the 1st to the 24th of December we will have a different offer every day.

These offers will only be available to 3 lucky people, and the offer will only be revealed on the day.

Every day at 12 noon we will post the offer on our Facebook Page. It will look like this….

How do you get a chance to claim one of these exciting offers you ask? Well, all you need to do is follow us on Facebook and be in the first 3 to comment on the relevant offer.

It’s that simple, so join us on facebook this festive season and make sure you’re checking our page regularly.

The small print:
You must be over 25 years of age. Offers cannot be used in conjunction with our finance products. You must book your appointment for January or February 2018. Dermal fillers are not included in this promotion. A deposit must be paid to secure the booking of your appointment.

Dear Helen – Plasma Blast

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The latest Dear Helen video is now live! This week we discuss Plasma Blast treatments.

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Dear Helen Part 2 – Eyebrows & Microblading

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The latest episode of Dear Helen is here, this week we cover the following….

Do you remove hair before having brows done?
Hi Helen, I have very little hair on my eyebrows (overplucking era!!) can I still have semi-permanent eyebrows?
What do you mean by semi-permanent?

 

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Our fabulous Dear Helen series has begun, please check-out our videos……

Introduction

Eyebrows & Microblading

 

Plasma Blast – Guest Post – Vicky’s Vlog

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A little while ago, I was sitting in a large meeting and one of my colleagues appeared with significant scabs under his eyes.  He’s not a chap with a particular reputation for cage fighting or street brawling, so it raised eyebrows… After the meeting, he told me he’d had an allergic reaction to some eye drops the optician had used, during a contact lens trial.  Remember this excuse; it may come in useful for you, too!

I had agreed to be Helen’s guinea pig on her plasma blast training course.  I liked the idea of being a guinea pig.  I had even practised squeaking, and eating hay.   Turns out, I needed none of those things. I just needed to lie down, and bring my wrinkles.  I had plenty of those!

The training course was in Warrington, and I spent a happy morning pootling around a shopping mall, drinking coffee and people watching – there are a lot of very orange people in Warrington…

At lunchtime, I returned to the college and Helen came downstairs to inspect my wrinkles.  I had deep sleep scars on my forehead, ex-smoker’s lines around my mouth, a whole flock of crow’s feet and a significantly hooded right eyelid.  Helen thought she might have time to have a go at most of them, and so she smothered me in anaesthetic cream, and I was on my own for 45 minutes, while my face (metaphorically) froze.

Upstairs, face frozen, I was laid on a bed – Helen even provided a pillow, and a very attractive white disposable mop cap to keep my unruly hair out of the way.  The experience couldn’t have been more relaxing!  I was, I’ll admit, a little nervous – Helen is always very steady handed, and I’ve had a number of procedures done by her – including tattooed eyeliner, which really does require a high level of trust and confidence!  But even still, we were working in some sensitive areas.  Helen started with my upper lip, as that’s the most sensitive area of the face.  The work was quick and interesting – I felt nothing more than a little ‘ping’ of sensation with each application of the pen (which never really touches your skin).  On a pain scale of 1-10, I’d say it was no more than a 4 at the very most.  There is an very distinct smell of burning – I guess the singeing hair – but otherwise, nothing very remarkable.  Helen worked on 4 deep creases on my upper lip, and then moved to my crow’s feet.

The crow’s feet were also very comfortable; very quick and not at all painful.  Next, she worked on my eyelid.  This was a little more sensitive, although I think a lot of my sensitivity was psychological – the thought of a burny thing working on my eyelid was very weird.  Helen worked on quite a wide area of my eyelid, and then moved on to the sleep scars on my forehead.

When she had finished, the areas Helen had worked on were covered in tiny little pale brown dots.  But apart from that, there was really nothing remarkable.  What was immediately obvious was that my eyelid had lifted.  Even with the mild swelling following the procedure, the eyelid was much less droopy than it had been.

Helen ran through the after-care – keep it dry, don’t pick, use aloe vera, basically – and off we went.

The healing process was interesting.  It was, in all, about 8 days before the scabs finally fell off.  I am an inveterate picker, but I was super disciplined about not picking these scabs – nobody wants scars on their face, right?  It was hard to keep the eyelid dry; the scabs were right in the crease, and it was the height of the hottest summer in 20 years.  The eyelid was just moist at the end of every day – but it dried out afresh each night.  Having a dry, stiff scab on your eyelid is an interesting sensation.

The scabs on my lip were the first to fall off, and the results were incredibly impressive.  I’ve gone from having a top lip that Hilda Ogden would have been proud of, to a smooth, flat upper lip.  If you’re considering lip treatment, I’d say go for it!! It works a treat.  The only real learning I’d pass on to you is: wax your lip before you go for treatment.  The combination of scabbing and a moustache is not an attractive one – even if you are the only one who notices it!

Next to go were the crow’s feet scabs.  These areas are perhaps the most impressive of all.  My partner has only just stopped marvelling at the smoothness of my under eye area – the plasma pen result has been almost miraculous! The scabs left no redness – not picking really is the key, here, and I genuinely have lost at least 30 years from my upper cheekbone.

The eyelid healed next, and then the forehead.  The eyelid is significantly better than it was – for the first time in my life, both sides of my face are the same!  It’s a remarkable change.  The forehead has also healed well, although the sleep scars aren’t completely eradicated – they were by far the deepest marks on my face, and I do still sleep with my face pressed into a pillow.  They’re radically improved, but not quite gone.

The most significant lesson I would pass on to you would be this: the healing is only about 8 days long, but it’s significant.  On days 2 and 3 (and possibly even 4) the swelling will be significant, and the scabs are very obvious.  If you can, take time off work and take the opportunity to hole up somewhere.  I was surprised how much it got to me, having people stare and ask what had happened.  If you can’t take time off work, big shades are your friend!  I lived in huge sunglasses and made full use of my full fringe!

Was it worth it?  Yes, it absolutely was!  Would I do it again?  Yup.  No hesitation.  It’s a seriously impressive procedure.

Would I recommend you contact Helen and ask her to do it for you?  I honestly can’t think of anybody I would rather trust with my face than Helen.  She knows what she’s doing; she takes the time to understand you, and what’s important to you; she is kind, gentle and careful.  You couldn’t be in better hands.

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Can’t afford to invest in your looks? Think again!

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You don’t have to have to be on Jennifer Anniston’s salary to enjoy the benefits of advanced aesthetics. Read on to find out more about our flexible interest-free finance plans…

Gone are the days when aesthetic treatments were the preserve of A-listers. For starters, taking years off your face no longer has to involve surgery. The latest minimally invasive procedures, can transform your looks in as little as an hour and without a scalpel in sight.

Take tear trough treatment. In the past, tackling dark circles and eye bags required an involved surgical procedure, not to mention a Swiss bank account. Now, those pesky age giveaways can be treated in the space of a lunch hour, with a painless infusion of natural filler. Instant results – and for less money than you’d blow on a weekend away.

Affordable treatments for all

Not only are advanced aesthetic treatments subtler than going under the knife – you want to look younger, not permanently startled, right? – they’re more affordable. At Helen Taylor Aesthetics, we believe that beauty should be available to everyone, whether you’re a Hollywood star or not. That’s why we offer flexible financial plans to suit every budget.

Here’s how it works. Sign up for a treatment of £350 or more and, subject to a quick credit check, you can spread your payment over 6, 10 or 12 months – completely interest-free. So if things are a bit tight right now, or you’re the kind of person who simply prefers to spread payments across the year, there’s a financial package that will suit you.

Simply decide how much you’re happy to invest in your looks, and divide this figure by the number of months you’d like to pay across. Then you can book yourself in and pay monthly.

For more information on payment plans, or to book a free consultation, contact us below.

Treat yourself.

Helen