Often it's quite difficult to look at your own face objectively. Am I a little too old for the old faithful lipstick? Are my brows a little heavy-handed or perhaps over-tweezed from a trend of days-gone-by? Am I going a bit overboard with this eyeshadow? It's almost impossible to truly see yourself through the eyes of someone else enough to know. Almost impossible.
What if you were able to call on the help of the professionals? Have a true makeup master study your face and hone all of your natural beauty, showcasing it to its fullest - perhaps even teach you the celebrity tricks, tips and illusions to make the absolute most of your features…
Now, at Harley Street Skin - you can.
The remarkable difference a Harley Street Skin Clinic treatment can provide
Film and Television makeup maestro, Virna Baillie, can prime, contour, and blend with the best of them. That's exactly what enables her to apply and impart the knowledge responsible for making you look flawlessly screen-ready - just like all of your favourite TV icons. After all, she should know - she was responsible!
Cosmetics queen, Virna Baillie, has been enlisted to create signature makeup magic for many a notable face. From stage and screen stars to TV personalities, musicians and comedians - we're talking Beatles to Nickelodeon starlets. Now, it's your turn.
'I believe women are naturally beautiful and need very little makeup', says Virna. 'Instead, they simply require guidance about how to use makeup so it works well for them.' Now you, too, can learn how to turn makeup into your concealed weapon.
Either as a model, or a makeup artist in training, you can spend some quality facetime with Virna; observing application technique, colour matching, seamless blending and the art of the contour. Here is your opportunity to get A-list insight!
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Follow two of our celebrity patients on their journey to becoming their better selves
Every step of your journey with Harley Street Skin is handled with the utmost care and diligence. From your very first consultation, right the way through to follow up and aftercare, Harley Street Skin will guide, advise and support you at every given opportunity. We want to make sure that your time with us is as special to you, as you are to us...
The answer to some of the most common questions you may have
It's only natural to have questions if you are considering pursuing a treatment for the first time, and at Harley Street Skin, it's important to us that you feel confident and comfortable at every stage of your journey. To help you find the answers you need, here are a few of the more common quibbles that we find our clients frequently ask...
Virna Baillie is the virtuoso behind a wealth of TV, film and commercial makeup artistry. Since studying at the London Studio Centre under Madam Espinosa, Virna's work has been frequently seen in both glossy magazines and national newspapers on everyone from Paul McCartney to Dove Cameron.
Virna has honed a hefty media reputation, and now with more than 35 years of experience under her belt, she turns her hand to helping empower real people through the magic of makeup in masterclass form.
This is because providing strength to real men and women is at the core of Virna's vocation. So much so, in fact, that Virna is also well-known for her pro bono work, lifting the spirits of women and teenagers that have either suffered or survived cancer.
Virna has had the pleasure of working with a roster of internationally high-profile clients, both male and female.
These span multiple industries in the public eye - from film and television to music, fashion and sport - including: Paul McCartney, Dawn French, Frank Lampard, Claudia Winkleman, Kate Thornton, Gemma Arterton, Jack Osbourne, Rachel Riley, Pixie Lott, Dove Cameron, Miranda Hart, John Bishop, Alexandra Burke, Gabby Logan, Suranne Jones, Heather Mills, Barbara Windsor, Janet Street Porter, Jilly Cooper, Eve Pollard OBE, Denise van Outen, Esther Rantzen, Rick Astley, Tara Palmer Tomkinson, Prue Leith CBE, Janet Ellis, Amanda Wakeley, Rebecca Adlington, Lisa Riley, Jan Leeming, Selina Scott, Jilly Johnson and Nanette Newman.
Whether you're interested in learning exactly how to create a pristine cosmetic finish yourself, or you're wanting to leave it entirely to the professionals, Virna's services can be tailored to you. That's exactly why makeovers at Harley Street Skin can be conducted in one of two ways:
Makeovers are the perfect way to signify the end of a long cosmetic journey - when you are ready to showcase your brand new look and emerge from your cocoon like a grandiose butterfly. Even if you just need to look show-stopping for a big event or occasion, makeovers with Virna are a sure-fire way to look airbrushingly-beautiful for said big day. Virna will work with you to design and create a fabulously flawless look that leaves you feeling truly unstoppable. You'll then leave the session, equipt not only with full makeup and a personalised colour chart to help you mix-and-match at home, but a big party bag full of goodies. How does that sound?
The One-On-One Tutorial:
If you are more excited to learn exactly how to create these looks for yourself, Virna will hand the baton over to you. This cosmetic crash-course will teach you exactly how to compose looks and styles that highlight your best features - all the while disguising ones which you'd rather hide. After all, dark circles, mottled skin and ultra thin lips are no match for Virna's magic wand. With Virna at your side, you'll learn everything from selecting colours to best suit you colouring to fail-safe application techniques, how to flatteringly base and shape the face using product and even - after some experimentation - about which brands work best with your skin type. You will discuss your current beauty routine, and together, get stuck into your very own makeup bag, looking at what can be salvaged, what needs to go, and identifying any missing cosmetic staples. You'll of course leave the session loaded up with goodies, too!
Professional Makeovers with Virna are available for £200, and will include your flawless new look, a professional colour wheel for mixing and matching your own styles at home and a whole host of cosmetic goodies to boot.
Alternatively, One-On-One Tutorial sessions with Virna, including a goodie bag full of our Harley Street premium products and a wealth of new makeup knowledge will cost just £275.
The award winning clinic dedicated to helping you be your best self
We understand that deciding to go forward with cosmetic treatment can feel like a huge decision. One that we certainly wouldn't expect you to go ahead with without hearing a little bit about us first. Here is exactly why people around the world are happy to put their trust into Harley Street Skin Clinic.
Since 2004, Harley Street Skin has been on speed dial to some of the world's highest flyers thanks to the expertise of cosmetic tour de force, Dr. Aamer Khan and wife Lesley Reynolds.
With their flagship clinic based on the world’s most famous medical strip, Harley Street Skin quickly became a medical and cosmetic frontrunner, drumming up a pristine professional reputation and impressive roster of celebrity clientele. The clinic was in fact so thriving that it gained the attention of television network SkyOne, becoming the focus of hit documentary series Stitch Me, Lift Me, Tuck Me.
Offering an expansive range of both surgical and non-surgical treatments, Harley Street Skin are renowned worldwide for their cosmetic precision, expertise and minimally invasive techniques. From top of the line body sculpting treatments and cosmetic contouring to breast enhancement and discreet anti-ageing lifts, Harley Street experts offer the A-list experience from consultation through to aftercare.
But that's not all. Harley Street Skin are also pioneering skincare specialists, offering solutions to everything from anti-ageing and resurfacing, to colour correction and hydration.
Carefully formulating the perfect regime for even the most stubborn and unusual of skin complaints, Harley Street Skin boast an acclaimed skin care range frequently making an appearance in beauty mag must-haves, health and lifestyle columns, and celebrity handbags around the world.
With highly skilled practitioners, doctors and surgeons on hand at every turn, Harley Street Skin can help you attain the aesthetic you've been dreaming of - whatever your cosmetology needs.