Beauty with Nilam Column: A change of scenery in the wine country

World-renowned beauty and skin expert Nilam Holmes talks about working in Napa Valley USA, celebrity visitors to her Dermaspa clinic in MK, as well as her treatment and beauty tip of the month…

Hi, I’m Nilam Holmes, beauty expert to the stars. I’ve been working away in Napa Valley this month doing my USA VIPs.

I can’t mention names but let’s just say this client doesn’t really “turn back time” anyway. Even though it’s hard work it’s always nice to work in a different environment now and then… and who wouldn’t want a couple of weeks in ‘wine country’ with the best food and wines.

The annual gala held at the Kimpton Fitzroy was star studded and full of glamour raising money for Variety, the children’s charity.

My client and friend Paloma Faith gave a stunning performance and won the Women Empowerment Award, which I had the honour of being awarded last year.

Celebrity visitors to Dermaspa
I feel like we have worked on everyone recently, getting them ready for their Christmas appearances and parties. I have actually had to do home visits most evenings to accommodate everyone.

Two of my favourite regulars, Emmerdale stars Charley Webb (Debbie Dingle) and Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalf), have just had their third baby and had a little pamper time for themselves.

Treatment of the month
Brows. Everything from brow shaping, tinting, microblading and henna to the newest trend brow lamination. The right brow style can make a huge difference to your face.

Brow lamination is the biggest buzz in the brow world. It makes the brows look fluffy and brushed up, it’s a procedure where we chemically restructure the direction of the hairs to sit in a better position so is really good for giving clients an arch.

Check out my comments on brow shapes in this month’s Glamour piece by Elle Turner at

Beauty Tip
Mix some tan drops into your moisturiser to try and keep a healthy glow during the winter months. Clarins do a lovely one called Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster for £20.

For more, visit and follow Nilam’s updates on Instagram @nilamholmes

This feature was published in the January 2020 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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