Beauty with Nilam Column: Online tutorials and clapping for carers

World-renowned beauty and skin expert Nilam Holmes talks about the feedback she’s received from being on TV, her online tutorials, and cutting her husband’s hair (badly)!

Hi, I’m Nilam Holmes, beauty expert to the stars and owner of renowned Dermaspa clinic.

The last few months have been a testing time for everyone. Being a non-essential service, we closed the clinic just before the enforcement was set.

It’s a worrying time for all businesses, especially for the smaller ones and the self-employed. We are so grateful for the support we have received from the government, our suppliers and fellow local businesses.

The main thing for now is that we all need to stay at home, stay healthy and stop the spread. When we are out of this crisis, we will have to work together to rebuild everything and I hope all of our local businesses will survive.

We have loved our Thursday Clap for Carers and are so proud of our very own Dr Bhatt who is in A&E on the frontline risking his life every night and living away from his young family.

The last few shows of 10 Years Younger aired whilst we have been in lockdown and the feedback has been brilliant.

It is such ‘feel good’ and heart-warming viewing and as the show’s skin expert, I got to work on some amazing transformations. My job is not always about vanity, it’s about helping restore self-worth and confidence.

I know many of our clients are missing their treatments, so I have been filming some short tutorials on how to look after your own skin, nails and brows at home.

You can find some videos on how to remove gel and acrylic nails and how to tint and tidy your own brows on our social media channels.

I am not a hairstylist and I had to cut my husband’s hair this week. Let’s just say I am thankful that my husband doesn’t have to look at the back of his own hair!

In my defence I only had a pair of kitchen scissors, a hair brush and a beard trimmer to work with. I should have taken my own advice and looked at some tutorials online!

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

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

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