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Pau Claris, 110 Barcelona
For Lilin Yang, the Tawainese founder of international Korean cosmetics line Miin, it’s all about the packaging and the brand. Lilian wrapped South Korea’s best offerings in customizable, cute pink packages and bundles product based upon your skin type, needs (i.e. travel), or beauty addiction (hello sheet masks). She even sells a boxed collection of six animal-designed face masks that prove irresistible whether you’re a practical mom or girls at a sleepover party.
Most popular product: Pink Blur Hydrogel Eye Patch from G9 Skin, 29.99 euros for 100g.
To try: Mochi BB Cushion compact for the busy lady. SPF 40, mattifying effect and redness-covering, adaptable apricot-beige color, all in an adorable package (of course). 36€ for 15g.
Check out these other options for Korean cosmetics and other products also.
Monday-Friday 10:30-20:30. Saturday 11:00-20:00.
Art, Beauty, Culture Opera is a hair and beauty salon in Barcelona that fuses art, beauty and culture. The salon is located in a contemporary art space and events venue. Head Stylist Giovanni Lavorante devotes his creative talent to capturing authentic beauty, using innovative techniques in hair styling through sculpting, texturing and colouring. Originally from Salerno, Giovanni refined his skills as a hair stylist in Milan, working for 15 years side-by-side with the esteemed Aldo Coppola, a legend in the industry for his unique style, who has worked for Donatella Versace, Naomi Campbell, Sophia Loren, Monica Bellucci and Linda Evangelista, among others. Lavorante brings to this Eixample-based hair and beauty salon his specialty — shatush, an innovative coloring technique originally lauched by Aldo Coppola. Shatush takes balayage colouring to the next level; the treatment reacts differently to each client’s hair, resulting in a completely unique look. Check out these beauty product stores for between-salon-visit upkeep. About Meagan BellovinMeagan arrived in Barcelona in 2019, having left behind a full life of family, friends, and career in Austin, Texas. Originally educated as a journalist, Meagan taught children in her local public school system for nearly ten years before moving to Barcelona with her husband and dog. Since her arrival, she has embraced local living, taking Spanish classes, making new friends, and rediscovering her journalism past by writing for The Barcelona Edit.View all posts by Meagan Bellovin
Dance Your Heart Out in Barcelona Escola Coco Comin was founded in 1971 and in more than 40 years has trained hundreds of professionals in the various dance disciplines. The school specializes in training musical performers and was the first to bring this discipline to Spain. The studio is an open space that brings together amateur and professional students, teachers, and choreographers to create a vibrant group of enthusiastic artists. Courses are adapted to all levels and ages, both for those who want to start in the world of entertainment and for those who simply want to learn, have fun, and stay fit. About NicholeView all posts by Nichole | Website
Dinamo Language Academy Located in El Born near the Arc de Triomf, Dinamo Academy is a smaller school with a lot of charm and some of the most affordable rates in town. Dinamo offers both part-time and intensive courses. Part-time classes meet twice a week and cost €90 a month, while intensive classes meet for two hours Monday-Thursday and cost €200 a month. Dinamo does not charge an enrollment fee and there are no costs for books or materials. In order to enroll, make an appointment via email or phone to meet at the school and take a short verbal test to gauge the right placement for your level of proficiency. The school itself is very chic, with stripped back styling and vintage blackboards. They can even help you get your NIE number if you plan on staying in the city for an extended period of time. About Meagan BellovinMeagan arrived in Barcelona in 2019, having left behind a full life of family, friends, and career in Austin, Texas. Originally educated as a journalist, Meagan taught children in her local public school system for nearly ten years before moving to Barcelona with her husband and dog. Since her arrival, she has embraced local living, taking Spanish classes, making new friends, and rediscovering her journalism past by writing for The Barcelona Edit.View all posts by Meagan Bellovin
The Ultimate Mom and Kids Club As the first moms and kids club in Barcelona, Happy Milk is a unique center where moms can share experiences, chat, work, take care of their pregnancy, their children, and do family and fitness activities, all while their children enjoy themselves by learning new languages through play in innovative workshops with qualified native-speaking teachers. Happy Milk prides itself as a space created by a mother for mothers. Photo Credits: Verd Mint, Valentina Barreto, Tami Efedieva, Oli Bichell. About TBE TeamView all posts by TBE Team
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