About us

When I opened First Impressions in 1999 I decided I would only sell treatments and skincare ranges that I would use on myself. Consequently I have taken great care in all I do, offering the safest waxing available. I abandoned the unhygienic stick and dip wax method long ago. All my products avoid ingredients like mineral oil or lanolin which sits on the skin causing spots, as well as skin sensitisers such as artificial fragrances and alcohols commonly used in cosmetics. Lately I've chosen paraben free products.

Although my main aim will always be to let my clients forget about anything outside of the salon and to relax and enjoy the salon's atmosphere.

I welcome suggestions for new treatments to add to my range.

I am qualified to NVQ level 3 and a full member of B.A.B.T.A.C so all my treatments are fully insured.


Beauty Salon - Lin Howell


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As I choose only high quality products, I'm passionate about Eve Taylor's aromatheraphy skin care range. Not only is she considered the pioneer of modern aromatherapy but her products smell amazing. They contain essential oils and natural ingredients and no products like mineral oil, lanolin or artificial fragrances as well as being paraben free. None of her products were tested on animals.

All skin types are covered within this range and I stock her full retail range. Ask me for a product suitable for your skin.

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I've been waiting for the right tanning product to come on the market before adding it to our beauty collection and I'm pleased to say I've discovered Sienna X and can't rave about it enough, neither can the celebrities. Sienna X is alcohol and paraben free. Ingredients include aloe vera, green tea and coconut fragrance.

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PhD waxing system is a revolutionary concept in the waxing world. The disposable PhD applicator has a gate mechanism to prevent wax from re-entering the tube and the tube is held at 45 degree angle so there is no chance of any wax flow back making it the safest wax system, reducing the possibility of cross contamination between clients. I use tea tree wax because of it's antibacterial, antiseptic and healing qualities.

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I'm still as fired up with Orly's collection of nail polish as I was when I was first introduced to them. I stock a large range of colours. Orly is DBP, formaldehyde and toluene free.