Upcoming Event: Curlvolution Curltalk & Cocktails Saturday 15th August @ The Roof Top Bar


If you did not get a chance to come down to the Curlvolution Natural Hair and Beauty Show that took place in May of this year, here is another chance to come down and hang out with some of the Curlvolution family while sipping on cocktails this Saturday.

Taking place at The Roof Top Bar in St Paul’s from 12 pm onwards,  be sure to come and indulge in some girl talk /curl talk and delicious canapés and cocktails while you soak up the stunning views. The sponsors of the event include Palmers, Fashion Fair and ORS which means there will be luscious goody bags being given away filled with lots of your usual favourites as well as some new products to try out.

Tickets are limited, however you can find them on Eventbrite where they are doing a special offer for groups of three, so why not bring some friends along and split the cost!

New Anita Grant Clay Hair Wash & Cleansing Co Wash Conditioner

Did you know that we have a few new products added to the Anita Grant range that we stock in store and online?
So here’s the 411 on the  Anita Grant Curl Conditioning Clay Hair Wash:
CLAY_WASHThis product works better on women who have tighter coils, and works as a shampoo or co-wash alternative. By thoroughly cleansing your hair by it brings better moisture retention for styling which is necessary. With silica and iron, which are excellent for cleansing the hair, the product also does wonders in enhancing your curl pattern too, so it’s a win win all round.
It is proven that after using the clay hair wash for the first time, your guaranteed clean but not stripped coils, improvement in natural texture, heightened sheen and curl definition to be topped off with manageability and softness. For maximum results be sure to only use plastic or wooden utensils when mixing, as the metal will lessen the effect of the clay. Apply the Clay Hair Wash in small sections, leave on for 10-15 minutes and then  rinse thoroughly with warm water. Detangle and proceed to condition on create you wash and go style.
The sulfate free, low suds, co-wash conditioner is excellent for removing residual build up. and a great in-between shampoo wash while combating frizz. Rich in vitamins C and E, amino acids, protein and antioxidants to improve scalp circulation, you curls will love the nourishing after effect. For best results apply to the hair in sections making sure your hair is completely soaked, applying from root to tip and using either your fingers or a wide tooth comb to detangle. Leave on for an extra five minutes for extra penetration to the hair, rinse with warm water and your ready to style!

Shop News: Say Hello To Our Very Own Beauty Blender!


We have jumped on the wave of the beauty blenders and have created our very own!

Say hello to the Beauty By Zara official Beauty Blender.

The latest free make up sponge is pretty in hot pink and is perfect for creating your desired look, and allowing you to become your own professional make up artist!

Our latex free beauty blender is great for providing a flawless coverage when using either your foundation, a cream blush or powder. What’s great about our blender is that it holds minimum water retention, which means it will only hold what is necessary, for you to apply the make up with great application, which will eliminates lines and streaks that you may find with other make up sponges.

The shape of our blender not only allows you to cover the big and smaller surface areas to blend, but we also made sure that the make up sits on the the surface of the sponge for a more polished blend. As well as being easy to clean, the Beauty By Zara beauty blender is also price friendly and every women loves quality products for a good price.

Now in both of our stores and online, be sure to pick one up for yourself as well as your friends.


Shop News: New In Store- L.A Girl HD Pro Conceal Range


Calling all make up lovers!

New in store and online we have a new concealer range that have just hit our shelves.

Say hello to L.A Girl Pro Conceal Range. The US brand has made it’s way to the UK and we are happy to stock a wide variety of shades for you to get your concealing on. This HD crease-resistant formula has been created to bring great coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture. The long-wearing concealer has been hailed to camouflage darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. Alongside providing a natural-looking coverage for your skin tone, this concealer is great for balancing your skin tone, covering dark circles and minimising fine lines around the eyes.

The cruelty free range has 18 different shades to suit all skin tones, and the blendable and buildable formula provides the ultimate customizable coverage. And to top it all off, not only are we selling this product for £3.99 in store and online, but this range also includes a soft brush-tip for easy application.


So when your selling this to your friends let them know that the L.A Girl Pro Conceal Range does 5 amazing things we all want:

  1. Camouflages skin imperfections
  2. Evens out your skin tone
  3. Covers dark circles
  4. Minimises fine lines
  5. Provides great coverage


We Are Loving: Miss Jessies’s Quick Curls

missjessies_quickcurls__13557.1433579693.1280.1280If you visit ourwebsite often, you will see that there are a few products that are on rotation that we are in love with. One of them is from the Miss Jessie line called “Quick Curls”

Founded by sisters Miko and Titi Branch (who sadly passed in December 2014), Miss Jessie’s products took the curly hair market by storm in 2004. Creating a successful line of hair products for afro kinky hair, as their was nothing on the market for black natural women at that time, from their salon to workshops, they are now known for their expertise in styling curly, kinky, and wavy hair of all types and textures,which made the Miss Jessie’s Salon become the go to place for curly hair solutions. Today, the girls have taken their brand worldwide and have been featured in numerous publications including O, The Oprah Magazine, Allure, Essence, Marie Claire, and many more, with a strong celebrity following as well.

So why do we love Quick Curls? The weightless styler was created to give you your desired look fast! With the leave in conditioner combining fresh fragrances of ginger flower and lime fruit, the best way to use this products and see it in it’s full effect is to apply a tablespoon  to damp hair, section by section. Be sure to rinse out. Then dependent on how you dry your hair whether naturally or with a blow dryer, one tip for extra volume is to use a diffuser for extra volume for a great wash and go!

Upcoming Event: Are you Going To Camberwell Fair? Saturday 25th July On Camberwell Green


Who doesn’t love a free event, especially now that the summer holidays have begun?

Camberwell Fair 2015 will be a celebration of Camberwell’s music, people and culture. Based in the heart of South London, Camberwell which is a stone throw away from Brixton is known for it’s vibrant atmosphere, diverse residents visitors and community that have made the inner city district come alive in development throughout the decades.

Here’s some history for you; There was a Fair on Camberwell Green from 1279 to 1855, and the 2015 Camberwell Fair is the first in this century so it’s definitely a good way to come out and enjoy the festivities and celebrations as the tradition has new life breathed into it with the new faces of Camberwell.

And the best part of it all; families are welcome and it is free entry for all! There’ll be two music stages, dance workshops, games, pop-up stalls run by local Camberwell businesses, food, drinks and an amazing farmers market. So be sure to carry a shopping bag as you will definitely be going home with some goodies to enjoy. And also remember Beauty By Zara is only a bus ride away on Walworth road, so if your coming from a distance and are in need of some hair products, be sure to stop by!

Starting at 12pm be sure to register for a free ticket.  Or if you want to get priority queuing and become a member of this year’s fair to show your support for the event, then be sure to click the link above where not only do you get a free cocktail on arrival for all members, but there are also loads of other goodies awaiting you throughout the day, as well as the feel good feeling that you have contributed in making this free event a great event.

Our Top Five Dry Shampoos For All Hair Types


Whether your mid week flat iron, wash and go or natural curls  have lost a bit of life, and you don’t have the time or the energy to give it the full treatment, let the dry shampoo be of assistance. Now when it comes to the natural kinks and coily hair, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of dry shampoos on the market. This is not the case though! Dry shampoo has been around since the 1970s, and is popular way to refresh and cleanse the hair during the week rather than stripping the natural oils with your normal shampoo. So we have a treat for you. Not only are the ones that we have listed below kinky curly friendly, but you could also lend it to your girlfriends that have a different hair texture from you, to give their a great effect. These products listed below are in no particular order in regards to what they do and how well they perform the task. Here at Beauty By Zara, we like to know that we can provide you with what you need to know is out there in the hair community.

Tip! For maximum results, be sure spray 6-10 inches away from your hair coating the ends, while letting it rest on your hair for about two minutes to then comb or brush through. 

macadamia-natural-oil-volumizing-dry-shampoo-1Macadamia Natural Oil Dry Shampoo– This care treatment works great on finer hair textures to help pump up the volume, while refreshing and revitalising your hair.

evoEvo Water Killer Dry Shampoo– This fantastic dry shampoo doubles up as not just a styling spray, but a texturising styling spray as well. The Evo Water Killer is fantastic at preventing damage to the hair when washing and using heat.

rene_dryRené Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo– A celebrity favourite. The René Furterer Dry Shampoo instantly cleans hair to refresh and restore volume between regular shampoos. It also absorbs excess oil, impurities and environmental odours so hair is lightly scented and full of bounce. This is one definitely for the gym bag.

one_more_dayOne More Day Dry Shampoo– Philip Kingsley has put together One More Day as a lightweight spray that soothes the scalp, as well as absorbing excess sebum. Packed full of calming and soothing ingredients such as Zinc PCA, Allantoin and Bisabolol that cleanse the scalp, tis product would deb idea for those that suffer with an itchy scalp.

No-DroughtNo Drought Dry Shampoo– From the beautiful creator of Lush, the grapefruit and lime flavours add vibrancy and a incredible scent to your cleaner hair. Giving you a matte finish, this product leaves you without any dustiness.


New In Store & Online: SheaMoisture Hair Colour System!


When we deliver boy do we deliver!

We are so excited to bring to you the news that Beauty By Zara will be officially stocking the SheaMoisture Hair Colour System range. We officially released the news earlier this week on our Instagram and are so happy with the reception it’s been given so far. The holy grail of natural haircare SheaMoisture, have been the first to create a hair colour treatment for the natural hair girls worldwide, and it has been received so well within the community as there have been lots of reviews and tutorials of strengths and weaknesses on the variety of colours and experiences other women have had with the product and it’s twelve colours. Check out the review below that debuted the hair colour system.

The moisture-rich, permanent hair colour dye has lots of natural and certified organic ingredients that would be suitable for any hair type. The brilliance about the SheaMoisture colour system features NO AMMONIA and NO SULPHATES! The omission of ammonia is a healthier option for you, your hair and scalp. The products in the system deliver healthy nutrients that minimize damage while delivering superior hydration, exceptional manageability and brilliant sheen.

And there you have it ladies! Be sure to check out the website and go in store over the next few  days to decide on what colour your going to take on for the summer months!


Upcoming Event: Make Up Master Class With Tope Beesley- Sunday 19th July @Beauty and Melody Salon


Founder of natural hair and skincare range Mahogany Naturals, Tope Beesley is branching our multi talented skills and now preparing you for a masterclass in make up with her for a day. As an award winning healthy haircare stylist; who specialises in afro hair, Tope created her brand based her own children who are from a mixed heritage, to not only create hair products and a beautiful skincare line for both children and adults to use,  but to bring an understanding and awareness on kinky coily hair, where you not only learn how to maintain your hair but also ding it in the right way for your family as well.

And now for day only on Sunday the 19th of July, she will be bringing you a fun packed day on how to apply perfect, flawless makeup for any occasion. Using her models, the day will include how to build your makeup kit, how to highlight and contour, how to make your face look slimmer with makeup and how to make your makeup last all day and night alongside so much more beauty tips for your lips, eyebrows and colours that compliment your skin tones. As well as complementary refreshments throughout the evening, be sure to bring your own makeup kit so that you will be able to follow along in the live tutorials.

Taking place next Sunday at the Beauty and Melody salon, the event has a 6pm start. So make sure you secure you seat for what will be an exciting event over on Eventbrite now.


Upcoming Event: Essential Oils for Beautiful Skin and Hair- Saturday 22nd July @ Tuttons Covent Garden

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Susan Tomlinson, coach and founder and CEO of Real Coaching  Solutions will be hosting the perfect event that has come just in time for the summer months. Essential oils can play a significant role in skin and hair care.  They have so many uses in so many different ways, that lead to many benefits we don’t realise we have in our very home. Oils aid natural healing, can deal with a range of skin, nail and hair conditions, as well as being able to nourish, soften and heal the hair and skin.

We apply so many different products to our skin, that in the natural community people say “whatever you use on your hair, you should be able to use on your skin” which we at Beauty By Zara believe is true. And by applying specific oils that work for you into a daily routine to support yours and your families skin and  hair, Susan has created The Essential Oils for Beautiful Skin and Hair event to show you how you can apply that method.

On Wednesday 22 July 2015 starting at 3.00 pm if you head on down to Tuttons in Covent Garden you will be able to discover the best oils that can sooth and smooth skin and hair. Tickets for this event can be purchased on Eventbrite, and it’s an outing for everyone in the family to come on down to, so be sure to bring your friends and their families as well.