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Helen Daly editor Health & Beauty magazine

Here’s what’s trending right now at Health & Beauty HQ – plus your chance to win a luxury spa break for you and a friend! Helen Daly, Editor

paco rabanne catwalk model showing the rain-soaked roots look


Rain-soaked roots

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    Step away from the hairdryer as this season’s hair is a bit of a washout! ‘Dual-textured locks, as seen at Thakoon and Paco Rabanne, are big news,’ says stylist Mark Hill. ‘So create the look you’d get if you were caught in a drizzle! Apply a wet-look gel to roots, then comb through to add texture.’ Try Boots Essentials Wet Look Styling Gel, £1.05/105 points (250ml), with Mark Hill Just Tease Me! Wide Tooth Comb, £3.69/369 points.

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Rise of the tired teen

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    Teenager slumped in front of the TV after school again? It may be due to a major energy crash. A recent study found that 30% of 16 year olds go more than six hours without food between lunch and their evening meal, leaving them too tired for after-school activities. ‘Encourage nutritious snacking – such as a yoghurt – to keep up energy levels,’ says dietitian Judy More. If only there was a way to improve their mood swings, too!

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6.7 million

The number of people who could benefit from a hearing aid. If someone you know is talking so loudly on their phone that the neighbours are answering back, suggest they nip in store or go to for a free online hearing test.

Model showing monique lhuillier green coloured tips nail trend


We love coloured tips

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    Manicurist to the stars Lorraine Griffin popped in to share her catwalk know-how


    Free styling ‘Use a polish with a wide, flat brush [we love Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polish in God Save The Queen, £5.99/599 points, (9ml)]. Turn the applicator sideways and paint a curve on the tip of your nail with the thin side of the brush. Made a mistake? Clean up with a fine brush dipped in acetone.’


    Little helper ‘If your hand isn’t steady, use tape or stencils to section off the tip [try Striping Tape from Wah London The Nail Edit Liquid Metal kit £23/2,300 points; or Nailene Perfect French Tip Guides, £3.05/305 points], before painting.’


    Can’t find the exact colour you’re after? Mix yourself a bespoke nail shade using the seriously smart Palette London Create Your Own Nail Paint Collection, £25/2,500 points.

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Win! A luxury spa weekend for two at Champneys

Plus spa day passes and pampering goodies galore for our lucky runners-up


After months of hibernation, spring’s the perfect time to be pampered – and Champneys is here to help! In our free prize draw, the spa brand is offering one lucky reader and a friend a two-night stay at the new Champneys Tring Detox & Wellbeing Centre (worth £778), where they’ll enjoy blissful treatments using algae, seawater and marine minerals to help restore mind and body. One runner-up will receive two Detox Day Passes (worth £278), plus 10 readers will each win the entire Detox Collection (worth over £100), to recreate the spa experience at home. The closing date is midnight on 26 April 2016.

Mandatory fields. If you provide a tel. number this will only be used to contact you if you are the winner. Boots will not store or pass on your data for any other purpose.


Photography: Full Stop Photography, Jason Lloyd-Evans, Getty Images, Imaxtree


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