Geordie Shore


Newcastle Skin Clinic: Putting Aesthetics on the Map

When it comes to aesthetics and enhancement we’ve learned from the media that it pays to play it safe and do your research before entering into any non-surgical procedure.   Luckily, here in the North East we’re blessed with some of the best practitioners in the UK.

Newcastle has become something of a hub for boutique aesthetics and is home to some big players making waves on the scene.  One of these is Luisa Scott of Newcastle Skin Clinic, which serves clientele from all over the country and sometimes further afield.

I’ve come to know Luisa pretty well and there’s barely a week goes by that we don’t hang out.  We meet regularly, drink cold brewed coffee, gym and chat; but this time, she’s more excitable than usual….

“I’ve been told I’ve been nominated for an award but I need you to search for it and tell me if it’s for real” she says loudly.  After a bit of searching, a bit of questioning and the obligatory screenshot as evidence, we establish that it is definitely, very real.  Luisa / Newcastle Skin Clinic are nominated in three categories of the prestigious “My Face My Body” Awards (Best Customer Experience, Best Aesthetic Clinic North & Best Non-surgical Makeover), which are decided by a combination of public vote and industry specialist panel.  She’s also been shortlisted for The Institute Hyalual Award for Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of the Year in the big one, The Aesthetic Awards;  this she tells me, is the Oscars of the aesthetic Industry.  She swiftly follows this up with “I won’t win”, which I answer with an eyeroll.

Let me give you a little background:  Newcastle Skin Clinic is a relatively new player on the aesthetics field and at 35 years old, Luisa is the youngest Chair of the BACN but she’s earned her stripes.  After practicing as Harrod’s Medi-Spa’s Lead Aesthetic Practitioner she returned to her hometown to set up her own clinic offering standard and bespoke treatments based on demand and thus, Newcastle Skin Clinic was born.  She’s become a firm favourite of many of the Geordie Shore cast with Marnie Simpson recently saying that she trusts a select few practitioners with her face, Luisa being one of them.


Luisa tells me she chose aesthetics as a career for two reasons: the first is making a difference to people’s lives and the second is freedom.  “So I can still work on my music” I laugh at this, picturing the time she dressed as Kylie Minogue for a costume party.  Seriously though, Luisa is also a pretty awesome DJ and it’s something she doesn’t want to give up. “This way I can do both” she says.

Luisa is happiest when she’s learning; she’s always asking “why not?” and seeks out opportunities to pioneer new treatments to treat causes rather than symptoms.  Take her latest Eyedration treatment for example - it’s a standard Teartrough treatment that’s been tweaked and taken up a notch to amplify results.

Fast forward to 2016 and here we are.  Luisa is literally ecstatic at her nominations and can’t quite believe it; she tells me she’s in amongst some of her idols and that just being nominated is recognition for her.  She shows me pictures of the case study for which she’s been nominated, it’s a before and after picture of a patient who has been receiving a brand new treatment for the undereye area, a patient who had been considering a facelift, and the difference is staggering. “Great isn’t it?” she says smiling.

She’s also the woman behind my awesome (yes, I said it) eyebrows.  About a year ago she said to me “We need to do something about those eyebrows, I’m going to get you something” and long story short, I never actually realised how freaking awful my brows were until now.  See for yourself….


Luisa offers a full suite of aesthetic treatments including staples such as Botox, Dermal Fillers, Lip Fillers and Eyelash Serum but the clinic is working on introducing a new range of seasonal treatments based on customer demand, the latest being Vitamin B12 shots and bespoke Vitamin Drips based on a cocktail menu.  Anyone familiar with the Clinic will know that Lip Filler is Luisa’s specialty.  Known to her clients as “Luisa Lips” she has an artistic flair recognised and acknowledged by Juvederm, the manufacturer of the filler she uses and her clients come back time and time again for her signature ApocaLips.  I should know, I’m one of them.


In the aesthetics industry recognition is awesome, winning the award is another thing altogether.  So, if you’re a patient of Newcastle Skin Clinic, an admirer of their work, or you’re impressed by the case study that earned Luisa her nomination then please Voyeurs, go vote in the awards and keep your eyes on social media for the results.

Best Non-surgical Makeover

Best Aesthetic Practice North

Best Customer Experience North

Also, it’s worth noting that Newcastle Skin Clinic often host a late night clinic where they broadcast live treatments using the hashtag #NSCLive so if you’re fascinated by this kind of stuff, be sure to watch.

Pixie xo



Newcastle Skin Clinic Shortlisted for a Safety in Beauty Award

North East business woman and Newcastle Skin Clinic Aesthetic Nurse Luisa Scott has been nominated for the Nurse of the Year Diamond Award by the Safety in Beauty organisation.

The Safety in Beauty campaign seeks to:

Help, educate and empower consumers
Facilitate a better, safer, more transparent industry
Offer much-needed support
Give peace of mind to everyone seeking to improve their looks
The Safety in Beauty Campaign supports member of the public by allowing them limited FREE access to emotional, legal and medical advice and support. The campaign is run by voluntary supporters and professionals who do not receive any financial renumeration for the time and services that they generously give for the greater good of the campaign objectives.

Luisa began her Aesthetics career in Urban Retreat Medi-Spa in Harrods of London before returning to her home town of Newcastle to concentrate on opening a boutique aesthetics clinic to serve the people of the North East.  With the idea of bringing Harley Street to the North East, Newcastle Skin Clinic was set up offering aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers, skin peels and lip enhancements.

Luisa is known for her Signature Lip Augmentation procedure: ApocaLips and her loyal clients have coined the nickname Luisa Lips for this very reason.  With the cast of Geordie Shore as regular clients, Luisa has built a reputation for being a careful, conscientious practitioner who listens to the needs of her clients before guiding them through treatment.

With a loyal client base from all over the UK (and further afield), not just the North East, she is passionate about providing a quality service to her clients and is proud to be nominated for a Diamond Award.

“It was a complete surprise” Luisa said, “I wasn’t aware that I had been shortlisted until this week and had to call to confirm.”  Speaking about the Safety in Beauty Awards, Luisa said that they are of utmost importance to the aesthetics industry as they “give patients a voice and a place where they can seek out trusted and accurate advice.”  About her own nomination Luisa said that she is “honoured and humbled to be nominated for a Safety in Beauty Award, it’s recognition for good work and safe practice.”

Newcastle Skin Clinic is now in it’s second year of business and Luisa is showing no signs of slowing down.  With a second business, Glam Squad Express, a hair and make up studio which launched earlier this year Luisa tells us that in Newcastle it’s important to always look at what clients want and need and respond accordingly.

In her spare time, Luisa is  DJ and has worked in the hottest clubs from London to Ibiza and still dabbles now so it’s no surprise that Glam Squad Express have just launched their ‘Glam Night In‘ which Luisa tells me is a the perfect prelude to a night out in Newcastle.  Put simply, grab your Squad, turn up to have your hair and makeup done as you normally would but there’ll be  DJ spinning your favourite tunes and a champagne stocked fridge.  Sounds good right?


The Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards will take place July 2nd in Covent Garden, London at the annual White Party.

I’ve got my fingers crossed for you Luisa!

Pixie xo



The Perfect Blowout at Glam Squad Express

The arrival of Glam Squad Express has caused quite a stir in Newcastle and the place isn’t even officially open yet, well, it is, but it isn’t…..

If you’re not already familiar, Glam Squad Express is a Collective, a team of professionals skilled in the art of make-up, hair and nails.  Think Kardashian and you’re on the right track, Kim regularly credits her #GlamSquad for her signature make-up look and Killer Kontour and says she won’t travel without them.  Well folks, that’s exactly the idea behind  Glam Squad Express, a one stop shop to get you event ready in a flash, Kardashian style, and with appointments available late into the evening, this is one place that should absolutely be on your radar.

With the official launch of Glam Squad Express still a month away, the team are using their time to upskill and perfect their techniques and this weekend was all about the signature blowout.  With the help of two of the UK’s top Hair Stylists from Urban Retreat, Harrods, the team were treated to a masterclass in creating and mastering the perfect bouncy blowout.

David Fletcher (Fletch) and Tracey Jones from Urban Retreat, Harrods, bring with them a wealth of experience, having worked with everyone from Ashley Roberts and Abbey Crouch to Frankie bridge and Kelly Brook, their list of credentials is endlessly impressive, and with extensive Fashion Month and TV styling experience, who better to learn from, right?

Glam Squad Express Stylists Rachael and Rebecca were given an intensive, hands on  Blowout Masterclass, with models brought in from local agency Tyne Tees Models, the reigning Miss Newcastle and reality TV stars from hit MTV series Geordie Shore, (with gorgeous Geordie Shore star Chantelle Connolly crediting it as the best blow-dry she’s ever had) the girls were taught to recreate the perfect bouncy blowout requested so often in salons up and down the country.

Fletch tells me that the perfect blow-dry is for anyone.  Absolutely any hair length, from a short crop or a sharp bob through to long, Kardashian-esque locks, there’s a perfect blowout for you, and the principles are the same.  He goes on to say “It’s not about creating volume, it’s about getting a lift, yes, but it’s also about making the top heavy so the hair sits closer to the head and the wave is through the ends, that’s what makes it natural, sexy and less styled”

So if you have shorter hair, like me (not through choice) and you thought this wasn’t something you could tap into, then this should be music to your ears.  Don’t believe me?  How about some visual evidence….

Convinced and want a piece of the action?  Then you’d better get yourself booked in with the newly upskilled #GlamSquad!  For the month of April and up until the official launch, Glam Squad Express are running a special introductory offer, £35 for both hair and makeup in one appointment.  That’s right Voyeurs, you can kick back with a glass of fizz while your own personal Glam Squad work their magic on you; take in a movie on their big screen TV, catch up on emails or whatever takes your fancy.  I did exactly that this weekend and channelled my inner Khloe Kardashian.  To book click here.

Pixie x

Next up for the Glam Squad……… Braids!

Glam Squad Express can be found at 68 Jesmond Road West, Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE2 4PQ, right around the corner from the Civic Centre. 



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The Glam Squad comes to Newcastle

Newcastle girls are known for that glamorous, high maintenance look, along with our inability to feel the cold - a killer combination for a night out on the toon.  That “look” that we’re famous for is about to get a whole lot more accessible and achievable with the arrival of The Glam Squad in the city centre.

The Glam Squad is exactly how it sounds, a team of professionals dedicated to making you look like the best version of your gorgeous self.   Whether it’s a morning meeting, a big evening event, celebration or just a night out with friends.  They specialise in making you feel and look great with ease.

With opening hours from dawn ’til dusk (well not quite but not far off), The Glam Squad can get you ready for your first meeting of the day with a bouncy blow out, have you looking perfect for that first dinner date, or looking uber glam for that big night out.  Whether you want to fly in fresh out of bed and out again with perfect hair, or rock up with your squad on an evening and make an event of it, The Glam squad have got you covered.

Remember when you were eighteen, (maybe you still are but I’m not so just go with it…) and you’d have friends over, jams playing and maybe even a bottle of something cheeky while you all did your hair and make up for a night out?  Well The Glam Squad is exactly that.  With a dedicated studio in Newcastle and a private entrance, you and your party can arrive to a champagne reception, a DJ spinning your favourite tunes, and hair, make up and nail artists available with express packages to get you looking ship shape and party ready in no time; all that’s left for you to do is pick an outfit.

Currently, The Glam Squad have an introductory offer on make up services; get in quick and for the month of April you can grab this service for £25 - a great way to tap into The Glam Squad experience for less than the price of a round at the bar, or an Uber home.  The studio itself is perfectly located in a quiet, discreet area of the city centre - close enough that you’re ready to hit the town straight away but hidden enough that you could arrive in your sweatpants or lounge wear.

If you’d like to book in, there’s a handy online form so you don’t even need to pick up the phone 

So, get booked, get in and above all, get glam with The Glam Squad…..

Pixie x

The Glam Squad, 68 Jesmond Road West, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 4PQ #TheGlamSquad



Glam Express- 30 mins (wash, express blow dry, no extensions) £30
Ultimate Glam- 45 mins (wash, head massage, blow dry) £35 without extensions £40 with extensions
Glam Me Up- 45 mins (wash and personalised up do) £35 without extensions £40 with extensions
Glam Trim- 60 mins (wash, trim, blow dry) £60 without extensions £65 with extensions
Make Me Up- 30 mins (expert personalised make-up application) £30
Up & Away- 40 mins (face mask and expert personalised make-up application) £40 (£20 redeemable against product purchases to take away)
Lash Me- add lashes to your look for an additional £6
Quickie- 20 mins (express nail maintenance finished off with a polish) £15
AM Gel- 30 mins (express nail maintenance with gel polish application) £25 for fingers or toes
60 mins £35 for fingers and toes
The Glam Manicure/Pedicure- 45 mins (Specially designed to leave your hands or feet feeling truly pampered.  Nail grooming, cleansing, cuticle treatment, massage, polish or gel application) £30 with polish £35 with gel/french
Extend Me- 45 mins (full set of nail extensions) £30
Fill Me In- 30 mins (full set of infils) £20


Black Friday at Newcastle Hair & Beauty Clinic

As you know Black Friday is almost upon us and I’m sure you’ll be subscribed to all sorts of sites which scour the web for deals (Ashleigh Money Saver anyone?)  Well, while you’re looking out for big deals on electronics, gadgets and toys, have you thought to look at what discounts there are to be had on hair and beauty?

Our good friends over at Newcastle Hair and Beauty Clinic have a stellar offer on for Black Friday and guess what?  it’s not just a day of deals, it’s a whole week crammed full of festive goodness and an offer not to be missed.

If you’re beautifying for the festive period then consider this: You can choose any three treatments from the above menu for the all inclusive price of £40.  If you have work Christmas parties on the horizon then this is not to be sniffed at!

The salon has been completely Christmassified and will be putting on festive food and drink throughout the week and I’ve even put in a request for some Christmas music because it’s not really Christmas without Mariah and Shakin’ Stevens right?

To book call the salon on 0191 2322800

Don’t say I never give you anything.

Pixie x



I’m Back!

After a brief hiatus I’m back.

You may have noticed that over the last fortnight posts have been thin on the ground and not because I’ve forgotten about you,  it’s simply because I’ve been in hospital for surgery and to werk a hospital gown like never before.


Don’t worry dear Voyeurs, I’m fine; I’m home, well on the way to recovery and ready to take on the world once more.  I’ve had posts and magazine features backing up but don’t panic, you won’t miss out on any amazing fashion content, it’s all up here in my head just waiting to be written!  (Although in the days following my surgery I did fear they may have removed my creativity chip as I experienced a real dip in creative flair, but that’s another story….)

So, I’m off to work on a backlog of no less than 39 blog and magazine features that have built up in my short absence, and I’m reaching out to you Voyeurs for some help; I’ll be interviewing Vicky Pattison of Geordie Shore fame later this month and I want to know what probing questions you’d like to see put to Vicky.  She’s launching her latest fashion range and of course she is a fellow Geordie so if there’s anything you’d really like to know about Vicky, then submit it in the usual way, by email to or via the comments below.

Much love

Pixie x