Spring 2017 Hair Colour and Hairstyle Trends

Ready for a new season hair colour? Or perhaps a new season hairstyle? Or maybe both? Here at the RMUK salon in Leeds we pride ourselves on staying up to date with the latest hair trends, and executing them to an extremely high standard. Our clients often ask what the spring hair colour and hairstyle trends are, so keep reading if you want to know about the latest popular looks!




From lilac hues and silvery-greys, to rose pinks and peach infusions, whether you’re after an all over colour, or fancy introducing flashes of pastels, RMUK in Leeds is the place to visit for to ensure you walk out with the hair colour that you will love. Our expertise and knowledge of all the latest fashion trends means we can advise what will work for your hair, to ensure you leave happy. This super popular trend seems to be here for a while, so if you’ve been considering joining the pastel army, then get in touch to discuss!

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Balayage has been a popular look for a while now (and actually started in 1970’s France, seeing a strong comeback recently). It’s showing no sign of slowing down… and rightly so, because with this natural highlight option, this look works on everyone. Complimenting your natural colour, whether that be blonde, light brown, rich red, warm chocolate or a jet black, it’s open to you!

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If it’s good enough for Kim K, it’s good enough for us! Colouring is a complicated process, and to get it right and not damage your hair we really do recommend you visit our salon for expert care to keep your hair in tip-top condition. Platinum means commitment in the world of hair colour – keep those roots at bay, while keeping your hair in great condition, at RMUK Leeds salon.


Warm brunettes
Basically anything that sounds like a tasty treat is what to aim for here! Chocolates, coffees, caramels are all on this list for Spring / Summer ’17 believe it or not! Add some highlights or a touch of balayage to bring in a little more dimension.


Neutral highlights
Think sun-kissed hair here. Remember back in the day when you’d pop lemon on your hair for your hols? Well, this look is what you always aimed for but never managed! The new trend is to use tones that usually match up with your skin tone – the nude highlight. This works really well with balayage too!




Long Mermaid Locks
Okay, so maybe you won’t magically become a mermaid, but your hair will certainly have the princess vibe going on! Plus you could add some pastel colour to go the extra magical-mile.
Ultra feminine, softens features and works well with different layering approaches dependent on your face shape. Front layering is really popular, and works well if you have finer hair as it adds a little body. Front layering also works well for a squarer jawline if started at the cheekbone. For oval face shapes you’d take it a little lower. Want to know how layering can compliment your face shape? We’re here to help!

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Super-Blunt Lob
Forget everything you know about layers for this one, the latest trend is a blunt lob. Again spotted on Kim Kardashian recently this look is a flattering one, and here’s why…
⁃ It flatters many face shapes, and can elongate your neck. Winner!
⁃ Makes your hair look thicker, so a great style for finer hair.
⁃ A versatile style, whether you want to keep it poker-straight, leave it natural, throw in a beach wave you can mix it up.
⁃ The lob works with any colour. Perfect!



Lob with Long Layering
A softer look than the blunt cut, this style is perfect for an oval or slightly longer face. If you’ve got thicker hair this style will work well too. Plus it looks great with a wave, or straight.

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Modern Pixie
Lets take it back to the 60’s with Twiggy and her iconic look, but now add on a little more length and there you have it, the modern day Pixie cut. With loads of texture to the style, it’s perfect for those who want a low-maintenance ‘do. Katy Perry came out earlier this month rocking a pixie looking fab, then look it on to an even shorter look…

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The Shaved and Short!
Not for the faint-hearted… Calling all ladies who want to make a bold statement with their hairstyle! Team it with a cool shade like Katy Perry or Kristen Stewart-esque platinum shade and you’re bound to turn heads!
Ready for a brand new style? Whether you have something in mind, or want advice from the experts just send us a message or call on 0113 243 68 42 to discuss! We look forward to hearing from you.

Until next time,
The team at RMUK Leeds

The Ultimate Guide to Hair Removal at RMUK

Whether you’re a regular smoothie who knows the difference between a hot wax and strip wax, or a waxing virgin looking for a little more info before taking the plunge, we have you covered. Here at the RMUK salon in Leeds we provide the perfect hair removal service for you, making sure you feel comfortable and relaxed with the whole process. From wax comparisons and before & aftercare, to hair removal alternatives and individual treatments available for men and women… Here is your ultimate RMUK Hair Removal Guide explaining everything you need to know.


Hot Wax vs Strip Wax

So let’s start off with the difference between hot and strip waxing. It’s all about the sensitivity of the skin…

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Hot Wax is used for more sensitive small areas such as eyebrows, underarms and the bikini area. It’s great for stubborn and shorter hairs. The Hot Wax we use doesn’t leave a sticky residue – hoorah! Due to the high temperature the pores open more, which means easier hair removal, not to mention less hair breakage meaning stay smooth for longer, and less chance of ingrowing hairs.

The superior quality, smooth and creamy wax we use soothes and calms the skin. The special formula reduces discomfort and leaves the skin satin smooth.
When our therapists use hot wax on sensitive areas they will first apply an oil to the skin which acts as a barrier between the wax and the skin. Therefore, the wax is able to shrink wrap around the hair and will not stick to the skin. The wax is spread thickly onto the skin and allowed to dry slightly before gently peeled away. Good news – this method is far less painful than most!

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Strip Wax is recommended for thicker, less sensitive skin for example legs, arms, chest and shoulders. A thin layer of wax is applied to the skin and is then removed using a paper strip.
It is advised that your hair should be about ½ cm long. If you have been waxing leave it to grow for about 4-5 weeks. If you have been shaving leave it to grow for 2 weeks. Please do not trim before your appointment as you may trim the hair too short.
Everyone has different pain thresholds so your experience may be different to someone else. If you have waxing done on a regular basis (every 4-5 weeks) you will find it becomes easier as your hairs will thin and become sparse.

Important: Regardless of the area(s) being waxed, there’s no need to feel embarrassed! Our professional beauty therapists provide these treatments on a daily basis and are naturally skilled and friendly individuals, we promise there is nothing to worry about!

The benefits of professional waxing include:

  • Will keep skin looking naturally smooth and sexy
  • Can last between 3 – 6 weeks
  • Hair growth becomes finer and can slow down with regular waxing
  • Eliminates stubble growth that comes with shaving
  • No shaving rashes!
  • Enhances muscle definition
  • Much more hygienic

Wax Before and Aftercare

Before your Wax. Please ensure your hair is long enough to remove completely from the roots – it should be at least 0.5 centimetres. Shaved the area? Please leave about 2 weeks
growth up to your appointment. If you regularly shave the area it might take a couple of waxes to get your hair into a cycle of growth that allows the most effective wax finish.
If you are concerned about the pain, or haven’t had waxing before then take 1 or 2 paracetamol about 30-40 minutes before your appointment. (Please check with your Doctor if you are unsure whether you can take paracetamol)

After your Wax. It’s normal immediately after your wax for a little bit of redness and a prickly heat type rash to appear. This should disappear after a few hours. Because waxing removes the hair at the root, it’s important that you keep the area clean and bacteria free.

This means:

  • No sunbathing for at least 12 hours, if you are going on holiday have your waxing done at least one day before you go
  • No hot baths or showers, lukewarm water only
  • No swimming in a chlorinated pool for 24 hours
  • No spa baths or saunas for 24 hours
  • Do not apply any deodorants, perfume, make up or lotions to the area for the first 12 hours after your wax, unless recommended by our therapists. Fragrances and other lubricants can cause a burning sensation
  • Avoid touching the waxed area to ensure it remains bacteria free
  • Wear loose clothing, no silk or satin especially after intimate waxing

As you skin closes over the follicles, the next consideration is to ensure you prevent ingrown hairs. Gently exfoliate your skin twice a week, be careful not to be too hard scrubbing. Using a Dermalogica Buffing Cloth is perfect to use in the bath or shower. Moisturise everyday to keep skin soft and help the new hairs grow through properly.
And the bonus for following all of the aftercare tips? An easier wax next time around!


How Long Will your Wax Last?

Regular waxing will leave the area hair free for 3 – 6 weeks. Over time the density of hair in the waxed area will start to decrease too.


Ladies’ Waxing Treatments Available:

Strip Wax

  • Full leg/ underarm/ Brazilian
  • Full leg / bikini / underarm
  • Full leg and bikini
  • Full leg and Brazilian
  • Full leg
  • 1⁄2 leg / bikini / underarm
  • 1⁄2 leg and bikini
  • 1⁄2 leg and underarm
  • 1⁄2 leg
  • Brazilian /Hollywood
  • 3⁄4 leg
  • Full arm
  • 1⁄2 arm
  • G string
  • Bikini
  • Underarm
  • Face
  • Lip
  • Chin
  • Lip and chin

Hot Wax

  • Brazilian
  • Bikini
  • Underarm
  • Lip
  • Chin
  • Lip and Chin

View our price list here


Men’s Waxing Treatments Available

Shaving blunts the hair off, but waxing removes it from the root, guaranteeing smoothness for longer. So basically guys, the more you wax, the less hair removal you will need to do! We have seen an increase of men visiting the salon for waxing treatments, so don’t be shy – save yourself time with a wax at RMUK.

We offer:

  • Back/Stomach
  • Back/Shoulder
  • Chest
  • Shoulders

View our price list

If you have any questions regarding male hair removal treatments, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Or to book in, just message our reception.


Waxing Alternatives & IPL Hair Removal

Calling every woman and man fed up of the upkeep when it comes to waxing or shaving… IPL Treatments are just what you’ve been looking for all of this time – welcome to a body-hair-care-free existence! IPL – Intense Light Pulse is a safe, long term solution to unwanted excess hair.

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IPL Benefits

  • No more waxing
  • No more shaving
  • No more painful electrolysis

Expect a consultation process to plan the process tailored to your needs. Our resident therapist Jo says:

“The amount of treatments required depend for example on the skin type. Darker hair and lighter skins normally require less treatments, also to be considered is the hair growth areas as some are easier than others.”

As part of a full consultation we establish all possible types. Under some circumstances we do not recommend treatments, for example; pregnancy, epilepsy and other certain medical conditions, we would always advise if we think your doctor has to be consulted.

Our team are here to answer your questions, just get in touch.

So that’s it! Throw away the razor and experience the benefits of regular waxing, or join the IPL movement! Simply call 0113 243 68 42 to discuss your needs or book.

Mother’s Day Treatment Packages at RMUK Leeds

With just a couple of weeks until Mother’s Day (26th March), it’s time to start planning how you want to say thank you to the main woman in your life!

Mum’s rarely get chance truly relax – take the decision out of their hands and surprise them with a Mother’s Day Package!

Whether you’re looking to gift something to your Mum to say thanks for everything she does, or are buying on behalf of your little ones, or during Mum’s pregnancy, you’ll find something at RMUK. From some quiet time and a pamper, to the full spa experience for two with afternoon tea, regardless of your budget there’s a suitable package for the lady who deserves it most of all.

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Give Mum a chance to escape and relax for a short while, she’ll leave the salon feeling ready for anything!

  • 30 min facial
  • 30min massage
  • ​​Shampoo and blow dry


Calling all Partners, here’s the chance to earn some serious brownie points! If your daughter is under 12 this is the perfect package – some dedicated Mother / Daughter time.

  • Ready to go manicure
  • Ready to go pedicure
  • Express manicure
  • Express pedicure


Prosecco, nibbles, Aveda facial and an eye treatment to help Mum feel ready for anything!

  • 30min Aveda facial
  • Energizing eye treatment
  • Glass of prosecco and nibbles

#1 MUM

Perfect if Mum is heading out of an evening, her hair and nails will be good to go!
Full manicure
Luxury hair ritual
Wash and blow dry


Pregnant ladies will thank you no end for this one! A special massage for Mum-to-be, along with a pedicure.

  • 60 Min pregnancy massage
  • Ready to go pedicure


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Treating Mum but fancy getting in on the act too?! A full spa experience for two people including treatments and afternoon tea, the perfect chance to have quality time together that you’ll always remember for the right reasons.

  • 2x 60 min Aveda spa treatments
  • 2x Ready to go manicures
  • 2x shampoo and blow dry’s
  • 2x glasses of prosecco
  • Afternoon tea for two
  • Use of robes and slippers


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So that’s Mother’s Day sorted for this year – just be quick when booking, these deals are selling like hot cakes! Just contact us here to book.

Detox Treatments Available at RMUK in Leeds

Did your New Year’s Resolutions fall by the wayside? Cutting down on some of the things we enjoy most can be hard, so try not to be too hard on yourself! Don’t rule out your success just yet… If you’re looking for a way to get back into the swing of ‘A New Year, A New You’, then keep on reading!

Here at RMUK we offer a wide range of spa treatments to help your journey to wellness. Our use of Guinot and Aveda spa products will be the perfect reset button to a healthier you.

Toxins can build up in our bodies a number of ways: Poor diet, alcohol intake, and a sedentary lifestyle being the main culprits.

Wondering how you can get back to healthiness?  Detoxifying with a lymph drainage massage technique is one answer.

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The lymphatic system has lots of vessels, and fluid called a lymph. This system is extremely important to your immune system, so keeping it in good shape is important. Lymph drainage helps the lymph fluid move more freely, and the reason it’s good for you? The fluid removes the toxins, excess water and bacteria out.

The benefits to this are as follows:

TO THE BODY – Reduces swelling from affected areas by removing protein and wastes products, and helps maintain a healthy immune system.

TO THE FACE – Reduces facial and eye puffiness, along with being great for anti-ageing. Lymph drainage supports clearer, cleaner skin.

The Aveda aroma body wrap is a warming, detoxifying, seaweed body treatment. Using Aveda products with a dry skin brushing techniques. Afterwards, you will experience a seaweed body mask, plus a head and facial massage to help you unwind.

It’s not just your body that needs detoxifying though! Our faces carry toxins too, which can make our skin appear grey, sluggish and lifeless. With that in mind, how about combining your Aveda Aroma Body Wrap with one of our NEW TULASARA facials? This facial also works with dry brushing, and a lymph drainage massage – this technique lends itself to the ultimate detox treatment. Our TULASRA facial can also be booked as a stand alone treatment for 30 minutes, 60 minutes or even 90 minutes!

‘Tulasara’ means moving towards balance, so this facial focuses on balancing your skin.

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This is great for all skin types, as it will be tailored to you, whether is to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or for a more radiant glowing complexion the dry brushing techniques will not only remove dead skin cells for great exfoliation but it will also encourage lymphatic drainage reducing puffiness on bags under the eyes. We also use lymph drainage moves within the relaxing facial massage giving you a sense of wellbeing.

Looking for a body overhaul? Try out our full body lymphatic drainage massage treatment for the ultimate detox using little or no pressure draining We work all the lymph nodes of the body to flush away toxins.

Our Guinot hydra-lift is great for special occasions and mature skin. This treatment consists of a facial drainage, and a mini lift treatment – your skin will be free of toxins, and appear lifted and firmer! The Guinot hydra-lift works towards your facial muscles and lymph nodes. Expect your skin to radiate and have a firmer appearance!

Here at RMUK we want to make sure you get the most out of your treatment, so recommend you follow these guidelines post-treatment:

  • Drink plenty of water over the next few days following your treatment
  • Reduce your caffeine intake
  • Avoid hot baths, saunas etc. for couple of hours
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
  • If you are a smoker try your best to reduce your intake as much as possible
  • Make time to relax and rest! This allows your blood pressure to return to normal.
  • Diet is important; avoid spicy foods, and follow your treatment with a light meal, and snack on raw foods that are easy to digest.
  • Last but by no means least… sit back, relax and thoroughly enjoy your treatments – you deserve it!

If you have any questions, or would like to book an appointment send us a message or call: 0113 243 68 42

Valentines Day Deals 2017

Looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for your other half? Been asked on a date and want to look your best for less? Or maybe you are anti-cupid but a lover of bargains… Whatever your situation, we’ve got you covered with our spa and beauty treatment deals here at RM-UK in Leeds City Centre.

Our luxury salon oozes Italian style, and is the perfect place to relax and unwind. We have double treatment rooms too, so couples can enjoy the experience together – doesn’t get much more romantic than that, does it?

Using brands such as AVEDA, you can rest assured that these great packages will not disappoint. From extra perks such as a glass of prosecco and nibbles, to complimentary tea, coffee or a smoothie, and even afternoon tea or breakfast, there’s a deal to suit all tastes! So, which will you choose?

Couple’s Pamper (Package 1) – £150

Relax and unwind in our double treatment room with that special someone.

  • 1 hour AVEDA spa treatment
  • Robe and slippers to wear during your stay
  • Glass of prosecco and nibbles
  • Complimentary tea or coffee or smoothie

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Pre-Date Preening (Package 2) – £35

Prepare for your special Valentine’s Day date.

  • Ready to go manicure
  • Full body spray tan

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Head to Toe Ready (package 3) – £65

Look your best and be ready to go, from head to toe.

  • 30min Aveda spa facial
  • Ready to go pedicure

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Couple’s Ultimate Relaxation (Package 4) – £250

The ultimate relaxation package for the both of you

  • Welcome Aveda comforting tea
  • 1 hour Aveda spa treatment
  • Pedicure
  • Express manicure
  • 30mins in the relaxation area
  • Robe and slippers for during your stay
  • Glass of prosecco and nibbles
  • Afternoon tea or breakfast

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  • Double treatment room available for smaller spa treatments, please request when booking.
  • Add a wash and blow dry, or style to any of the above packages for just £20

Please call 0113 243 68 42 to book early and avoid disappointment!