After months spent lazing around in our leisure wear, with hair constantly knotted in messy buns and only putting mascara on for important Zoom calls, one of the most exciting elements about coming out of lockdown for many women was the thought of getting glammed up for a good night out. And if you’re planning for that good night (or day) out to take place here in Ibiza, there’s one mobile hair and make-up agency you need to have on your speed dial: Feel Good Ibiza.
Founded by Creative Director Laura Wellington in 2018, the concept of the mobile beauty brand stemmed from her own experience as a mobile hair stylist in Ibiza for many years. The former London hair stylist loved the buzz of being a part of the pre-game experience, as groups of girls on holiday would call her in for beautifying services before hitting the beach clubs, restaurants or party scene, and wanted to find a way to make getting ready even more fun, fast, and accessible, for her clients. After assembling a dream team of on-island hair and make-up artists whose work she admired and whose ethics she knew she could trust, Laura founded Feel Good Ibiza and has never looked back.
The name is also the ethos of the brand – when this glam squad arrives at your villa or hotel door, their mission is to make you feel as good as you’ll look once they’ve worked their hair and make-up magic on you. Laura and her professional team understand that your holiday time is valuable and if can work in tandem, or in tag teams, to ensure everyone’s looks are completed with plenty of time to spare before your driver arrives to whisk you off to your chosen destination. The Feel Good Ibiza service is not limited to groups however – in fact, unlike other agencies, there is no minimum spend, or amount of clients required to make a booking. If you’re an island resident getting ready to go on a date and simply require an at-home blow-dry for a bit of extra va-va-voom, one of the Feel Good Ibiza team is more than happy to be at your service.
Speaking of services, Feel Good Ibiza offer a variety of beautifying treatments, from full make-up looks (with the addition of lashes, should you require a more flirty flutter) and basic blow-dries, to dry-styling, up ‘dos, braids of all sizes and clip-in extensions. Combination packages are available if you want to go all out and tend to be the most popular – after all, if you’re going to have a professional stylist in your house, you may as well make the most of their talents! For 2020, Laura says big braids remain one of the go-to styles for Ibiza beach days, which makes perfect sense in the high temps and humidity of Ibiza, avoiding sweaty strands of hair sticking to your back, and extensions can help make braids look chunkier, longer, or more deconstructed.
Laura – who has over a decade of experience in hairdressing, including cuts and colours but with a true passion and eye for creative styling – has hand-picked each of her international team members for their different styling skills in order to be able to match the right client to the right stylist. Whether you’re after that classic big hair, highlighter and bronzed look for a beach club, or you’re looking for those boho beachy waves and the kind of minimal ‘no make-up’ natural look only a professional can achieve, she’s got the right stylist for the job. Facials, manicures and pedicures can also be added to your Feel Good Ibiza package – for Laura, this hands-on process of getting to know her clients, and what they’re seeking, and then seeing them satisfied with their looks later on, is one of her favourite parts of the job.
The Feel Good Ibiza experience also extends to bridal parties, with trial sessions available (and highly recommended) before the big day so your stylists can get to know your hair and skin type, in addition to making sure you’re 100% happy with the looks they’ve designed. Villa parties too, are another place where Feel Good Ibiza can pop up – concierges or party planners can book the entire team to create a mobile salon experience, so all guests can pass through and get glammed up over the course of the day or night. The same goes for any kind of professional event – dancers, hosts, presenters, performers can all benefit from Laura and her team’s skillsets before going out on stage.
Fashion editorials and advertisements plus influencer shoots are the final piece of the Feel Good Ibiza puzzle. The team are experienced at working on sets and on location, and can help design creative looks to match your brand’s vision and style for imagery used on websites, e-commerce sites and of course, those all-important social media platforms. Ibiza itself provides the perfect background for brands looking to showcase their designs, and Feel Good Ibiza provide the perfect team to put your talent at ease while making them look the part too.
2020 sees the Feel Good Ibiza brand expand to include Marbella, a natural progression given the island-hopping predilections of their glamorous clients, with Dubai looking likely next winter. In the meantime however, Ibiza is indeed open for business and the Feel Good Ibiza team are highly motivated and filled with inspiration and energy for the season ahead. In keeping with the current post-crisis climate, the team will follow all hygiene requirements when they arrive to your villa – if you have any concerns or questions regarding this, Laura is only too happy to discuss any health and safety issued prior to your booking date. When it comes to feeling good – before, during, and even after your styling session – she’s with you all the way.