First steps to fitness

Whether you are a complete beginner or returning to fitness after a break it can be a pretty daunting time! Here are 10 steps to help you get started, stay motivated and reach your goals… Set yourself a goal. Give yourself something to aim for, this could be fitting back into pre-pregnancy jeans, running your first 5k or just feeling comfortable in your own skin. Having a target to aim for will help you stay motivated and will also help you to tailor your training   Tell people. Let your family and friend know that you are embarking on a new healthy lifestyle. They will (should ) support you along the way and will also help you stay motivated, especially when you… Read More →

Elly Hill

    Hi, my name is Elly Hill and I am overjoyed to announce that I am now part of the Miss Independent Woman team!! My day job is a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor and luckily for me I LOVE my job! I am based in beautiful Pembrokeshire, South Wales but also provide online coaching and personal training. You’ll be surprised to hear this but as a teenager in secondary school I avoided sport and fitness at all costs. It wasn’t until I was 17 that I fell in love with the gym and all things sporty. My main passions are resistance training and running but if it gets you fit and gets you sweating I will give it a… Read More →

Healthy Happy Fit Mums – Introducing Lucy Miller

MIW Welcomes you LUCY MILLER! As the resident ‘mum’ on the panel of girls that make up Miss Independent Women – The Ultimate Girls Site; I wanted to share some of Lucy’s brilliant tips for keeping fit and healthy throughout pregnancy. For those of you who don’t know, Lucy is a Freelance Fitness & Nutrition Editor for Health & Fitness Mag, Mail Online, Weight Watchers, Fertility Road,  Glamour magazine & founder of Fitness and the Bump In between juggling a family life of her own, she manages her busy schedule of working with her clients as a Personal Trainer and is also working with children to keep fit as a trained level 2 Children’s Fitness Specialist. So I took some time out from heavily pregnant… Read More →

MIW Meets ‘The Beauty Spot’

Two Female Entrepreneurs Esta & Hannah prove that a having a ‘Beauty Spot’ really is a sign of true beauty! ‘The Beauty Spot is an online beauty service with exclusive offers for beauty treatments, hair, photo shoots and chauffeur service. Whether it’s a night out, special occasions or weddings the Beauty Spot can provide everything to make you look fabulous’.  – Esta & Hannah. So who is the Beauty Spot and why was it formed? MIW’s very own VP went to Weston Super Mare to investigate and meet the ‘female beauty bosses’. Watch the video and see The Beauty Spot‘s MIW introductory piece below. It’s so inspiring to hear of women believing in themselves and following their dreams. Esta and Hannah are both working mums from Weston-Super-Mare,… Read More →

Beautiful Balayage or Outstanding Ombre

Now some of you may not have heard of balayage and many of you my have heard of ombre. The problem that everyone seems to be having is that they are pretty similar and we are not quite sure which is which. To be fair they are pretty similar. The main things that make them different is the technique that would be used to achieve the look and the vibrancy and area  in which the colour is. So if you are a little confused as to whats what and which one you prefer…have no fear. I am here to talk you through all you need to know. The Ombre .. Ombre seems the be the look that we saw first… Read More →

What a difference a day makes #Copperrocks!

Hello gorgeous ones, Hope you all had the most beautiful easter and filled up on lots and lots of choc. How fab was the sun( apart from the sunday)….Now something happened last week and as i have said in my previous blog that my aim this year is to go lighter asap!! I know this is the case for many of you out there. Loads of clients have been into the salon since the sun has been shining and doing exactly the same. We were a little quiet one day so i decided to do a test piece on my hair to make sure it would be strong enough to take bleach, just incase it could happen. To my delight… Read More →

Spring clean that colour…me please!!

It has happened already! Exactly like i knew it would. The sun has started to shine and i keep seeing lovely light hair all over the place and i want it!! I said to myself i would be good, try and keep my hair the same colour, look after it a little bit more..! I just don’t think i can, i don’t want to have sensible hair!  I am not sure if it is in my nature. Ever since i started my apprenticeship nearly 11 years ago i have been the same. Every few months a complete overhaul constantly changing my appearance. (My bf reckons i am on the run) but since last July i have kept to a pretty… Read More →

Pastel Power

Hello gorgeous ones, I am guessing i am not the only one who is absolutely in love with the sunshine that has been graced upon us these last few days. Living in the very south of England suddenly seems like a beautiful place to be :D. Now not only is the sun allowing us to tuck them winter coats away, it is also giving us the fresh hope that holidays are around the corner and our hair can now unleash! Now as you can see from the recent blog our beautiful MIW Polly Lawton has written- ‘Pretty pastels’ are here and are here to stay. Not only within the fashion sector but hair alike. Now i have blogged about hair… Read More →

Battle of the bun

  Nothing beats a good bun! Wether it is a carefully crafted look or something we have done in 2 mins, it always does us justice and looks fab.Now i can’t help but see some of the men have jumped on the band wagon too and have been doing the same. This now leaves one question …who works them best??? The Man bun??   Jared Leto, Joaquin phoenix and Alex Ebert were winners at the golden globes…not sure they were winners in the style stakes,what do you think?? Men with messy buns i just don’t know???? Now i can see the appeal, i have been watching Sons of Anarchy lately and the biker bun is kinda doing it for me,… Read More →

Wooly warmer

February….the month that doesn’t know quite what it is…sometimes the sun shines and we all cross the road to walk in that one spot of sun. Sometimes it rains and the odd morning we wake up to a bit of frost (talk about most confused month of year.) Now the one thing i have noticed more than anything this year, and i am no weather lady is that absolute horrendous chill. The one that smacks you right in the ears and almost certainly makes you not want to wear you hair any higher than your neck on an early start. ( i do feel for the boys.) The one fab thing about the chill is that we can dig out… Read More →