Despite the gloomy financial outlook, beauty is bucking the trend and weathering the recessionary storm well. As long as we have skin to indulge and lips to paint, the future of the beauty economy will be bright, writes Bella Blissett
Despite the recession, the cosmetic surgery business in the UK is continuing to grow and, with the non-surgical sector driving the market, it seems that more people than ever are opting for the needle over the knife. Beatrice Aidin reports
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but, in our image driven society, beauty plays a huge role in how we feel about ourselves and others. Beatrice Aidin explores how our concepts of beauty have changed over time and asks if there is a formula for what makes a face beautiful?
One of the best ways to safeguard yourself is finding a practitioner who is experienced and properly trained in the procedures they are performing. But what qualifications should you be looking for? Leah Hardy reports
Technological innovation is transforming the cosmetic dentistry industry. So will this negate the need for practitioner creativity or challenge dentists to further their level of dexterity? Bella Blissett unravels the relationship between the two and discovers what the future holds for the patient
For chefs, coffee used to mean merely the multiple shots downed to keep them going through long shifts. Now it is increasingly likely to be used in their dishes, savoury as well as sweet, as Bill Knott discovers
Smartphones and social media have created a generation obsessed with capturing every moment on camera and sharing it with the world, but has the rise of the “selfie” impacted cosmetic surgery trends? Antonia Mariconda investigates