Five minutes with... Arlene McNaughton from Bob & Cloche at Gleneagles
Sometimes, you just need a bit of ‘me time’ – and when the need arises, where better to go than the beautiful Bob & Cloche, Gleneagles’ luxurious beauty lodge? We sat down with Head Beautician there, Arlene McNaughton, to find out more about the top trends for AW19 and why Bob & Cloche is such a popular pamper spot…
Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to be at Bob & Cloche…
I’ve always enjoyed the beauty environment and helping people, so working within the industry has always been my ambition. I started my beauty career here at Gleneagles 10 years ago now, Gleneagles is a very special place to me and I couldn’t imagine working in a more beautiful setting.
What makes Bob & Cloche a unique destination for beauty lovers?
We have something to suit everyone and every occasion – from guests looking for a bouncy blow-dry before, dinner, to a bride planning a bespoke getting-ready experience for her bridal party on the morning of the wedding, with exclusive use of the lodge. Our lounge area is perfect to relax in before and after treatment, with a glass of fizz by the roaring fire, surrounded by your closest friends.
What’s the beauty treatment that every woman should enjoy regularly?
A manicure or pedicure, without a doubt; there’s no better feeling than having a freshly painted set of nails to complete any look. At Bob & Cloche, we pride ourselves on putting the luxury and glamour into what can sometimes be a routine experience.
What are your top nail trends to look out for this autumn?
Everyone is embracing colour, from bright and vibrant shades to pastel gradients, and tonal shades for the new season too. However, nothing beats a clean and fresh neutral nail with some delicate nail art to finish. As the in-house nail artist, I enjoy experimenting with different design requests from our guests.
What do you love most about your job?
I am surrounded by a hardworking, dedicated and passionate team, which motivates me to learn and improve every day. I also get to meet people from around the world and hear so many interesting stories, and as a result I get to see different trends across different cultures. Everyone deserves a little ‘me time’, and I feel very proud to be the one to bring a smile to their faces.