12th June 2020 – What A Mess!

I trust you’ve had an OK week….. So this time last week, I told you that we would be reopening our appointment book around now to all those clients who had either purchased a “10 for 8” package at the end of 2019, or who already had an appointment purchased and booked in for sometime during the period 23rd March – …

9th June 2020 – Be Kind.

I saw a post over the weekend that resonated with me. The following are not my words, but they are very much my sentiments. As lockdown starts to ease….. you decide for you, I’ll decide for me. None of us have the same circumstances (medically high-risk child/ family member or a business about to go under, etc.) Let’s all stay …

3rd June 2020 – Why I Switched to Aluminum Free Deodorant…

As always, I hope you’re well today. For me, a really important part of this lockdown has been to use the additional time and headspace that’s been available to think about, and most importantly trial/start new personal initiatives which, in my old life, didn’t get a look-in. These have all been things that were previously on my radar (often for …

29th May 2020 – One Step Closer to Opening…

So it’s the end of yet another gloriously sunny week, almost the end of May and another week closer to “normality”, if such a thing exists right now. If you’re someone whose life will change again on Monday 1st June for whatever reason, then good luck with the transition. Ironically, I think the change back to “normal” (I hate that word!) …

22nd May: There’s Still Time Yet?

Thank you if you’re one of the many clients I’ve received some really useful feedback from this week, following my plea for it in Monday morning’s email. The comments are still coming through thick and fast, which I’m so grateful for. You’ve all provided me with so much food for thought already and I’m also very pleased and excited to …

18th May 2020: Making nkd ( ) a Better Business

I’ve tried hard throughout this lockdown period to use the time as best I can to make nkd ( ) a better business. An example of this is changing our appointment booking software. With this will come another important change, which I know that many of our customers will be pleased to hear…. We will no longer require payment in …

Re-Opening after C19 – It’s Coming!

Until further clarification or updates are received from the government, we are now working to an earliest possible reopening date of Saturday 4th July. We will issue further updates in June about the re-booking process. Clients who purchased a 2019 “10 for 8” package, and clients with existing appointments booked and purchased will be given booking priority before all remaining …

4th May 2020 – Beginning of the 4-Week Countdown?

Despite the massive amount of uncertainty that still exists around the government’s exit strategy and until we’re advised differently, I’m still going for Monday 1st June as my internal reopening date. So that’s 4 weeks’ today. I’ll be sending out information soon about how you can go online and either reschedule or book your own appointments from that date onwards. …

1st May 2020: April – A Month to Forget…. Or Remember?

Wow. So it’s 1st May today. I for one will be raising a glass tonight to celebrate the fact that April 2020 is over. It’s certainly going to be a month that goes down in history isn’t it, but for all the wrong reasons. I guess that applies more than anyone to our esteemed leader, Boris Johnson (!). I spoke a …

27th April 2020 – It’s the Not Knowing that’s Hard

I don’t know about you, but one of the things I’ve struggled with most in the last month is the not knowing. Last week, I shared my hypothesis about Monday 1st June seeming a realistic date (to me) for the reopening of hairdressers, salons and other businesses similar to ours. I don’t know why but I’d really got that date in my …

24th April 2020 – Tips for Safe Facial Waxing during Lockdown

How are you feeling today now that another sunny week is drawing to an end? All good, safe and healthy, I hope. We’ve got another video from our Head of Treatments and Training, Louise, which is aimed at the ladies. Click below to watch I hope you have a nice weekend, and that this beautiful balmy weather provides a little …

Male Waxing – Home Maintenance Tips from a Male nkd ( ) Client.

One of our male waxing regulars and friend, Jon, has got in touch, offering his tips and advice for how nkd’s male clients can maintain and treat the areas you usually get waxed in salon. We are hugely appreciative of the time that Jon has taken to write this. Please read on if the topic is of interest to you, …

22nd April 2020 – Lockdown Bucketlist

In my last blog, I shared my theory about the 6-week countdown having hopefully now started towards a potential reopening of nkd and other such businesses. For me, this means that I’m starting to feel the pressure a bit! From a business perspective, I’ve tried really hard to look at fundamental operating aspects of nkd that can be improved upon during …

20th April 2020 – 4 Weeks Down, 6 Weeks to Go?

Hope you had a pleasant weekend. For me, today feels like a bit of a milestone. It’s 4 weeks today since businesses such as ours were told categorically to close and the current restrictions on our daily movements were put in place. Meanwhile, if we look forward, 6 weeks’ today would take us to Monday 1st June. Now I’m as uninformed as …