John Lewis launches first ever virtual beauty tech department for salon treatments at home

Andrew M. Santos
John Lewis & Partners has launched a new Beauty Tech department with new brands, including MZ Skin and Foreo. (John Lewis & Partners)
John Lewis & Partners has launched a new Beauty Tech department with new brands, including MZ Skin and Foreo. (John Lewis & Partners)

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John Lewis & Partners is one of the go-to shopping destination for those looking to buy beauty and skincare, as well as fashion items, home furniture and tech gadgets.

But the longstanding department store has now upped the ante and has launched its first ever beauty tech department.

The store has teamed up with big skincare brands, including Sarah Chapman, Foreo and MZ Skin, and is now stocking their high tech specialist skincare tools.

The new launch allows customers to treat themselves to the equipment used in professional treatments, which would usually

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If you aren’t ready to go back to the salon for your regular hair, skin or nail appointments, there are plenty of ways you can keep up with your beauty routine from home. And although some states are lifting social distancing restrictions, creating your own salon experience could save you time and money.

Hoda and Jenna talked with makeup artist Nam Vo to learn about the best DIY skin care products you can use at home for salon-worthy results. Whether you’re looking for a way to hydrate your brittle hair or you want to achieve a full manicure without leaving your room, you

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When it comes to curly hair, consistent care and maintenance is essential to growing healthy locks. And a huge part of keeping curls, coils and kinks thriving are professional haircuts. If going to the salon isn’t an option, trimming your hair at home is possible — but with a plan.

We asked Melissa Hernandez of City Curl Studio in New York and Yasmine Young of Diaspora Salon in Baltimore, Md. for their best advice on trimming your curls at home. The most important factor to avoid at at-home haircut fail? “You should cut your hair when it’s dry. That way you can see just how much you’re cutting and what it will look like styled,” Young says.

Hernandez agrees, adding: “I always recommend to my clients when shaping their hair at home to cut their hair dry and to be mindful of the ‘spring factor.’ Half an inch in curl

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Once in a while, I like to treat myself to an especially fancy manicure that I justify because it involves a complicated design that I’m convinced only someone who’s a nail-art pro is able to do. Olive & June in Beverly Hills is my go-to for nail art and where I’ve gotten manicures involving negative space and pops of color. But like so many of my beauty routines, I’ve started venturing into the DIY territory to make up for all the salon visits I’ve skipped.

Here’s the thing, though: Doing a basic manicure at home is one thing, and attempting a nail-art design is another. So in an effort to try my hand at the latter (and pick up another quarantine hobby), I tapped fellow fashion girl Evelynn Escobar-Thomas (or @evemeetswest, as she’s known on the ‘gram). Her nail-art looks, which she shares to @evemeetsnails, are definitely impressive 

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