About New ID Studios Manchester
This was a good day they made you feel special and offered you loads of drinks throughout the day the hair was really good they didnt rush you and did it how ever you asked and looked really nice i would just suggest they get more styling equipment. the nails were also good with a great selection of choices and the make up was the best bit of the day they told you how to do things for yourself at home and they are all expensive stuff you can tell. I hate my pictures been taken but i actuall enjoyed this as she made me feel comfortable and made me laugh she also made me feel pretty. The only 2 downside i would say to this is that they should offer you food as it is a long day and you get hungry. you are waiting a while for the photographer and to view the photos also if you have purchased the photos you are waiting a long time for them to come . x
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Jennifer Cross
I thought that New ID was pretty good all round. The service in the salon was really good. I found the Website to be OK but thought some of the pricing and different names of the makeovers was a bit confusing. I elected to take the Deluxe on the strength that it was reasonably priced at fifty pounds and had hair cut, wash and dry as well as style. I did not like the sound of dry hair styling that the cheaper versions had. I have fairly short hair that I felt anybody would have a hard time making look fantastic without at least a wash and blow dry. I think I made the right decision because it looked superb by the time the hair dresser had finished with it. The makeup was really heavily applied to make up for the bright lights in the studio but worked a treat on the prints that came out really well and there were lots to choose from. I enjoyed picking out which ones that I wanted to have on my wall at home and was very happy to find chilled staff that did not push you into a corner when it came to how many I wanted to buy. I liked the atmosphere at New ID it was a fun and exciting day and I would certainly go back again.
Reviewed by Jennifer Cross2012-11-20 13:15:29
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Helen Daveroux
What a wonderful team they have at New ID. I was so impressed with the professionalism that was demonstrated on my visit to enjoy a Deluxe makeover experience. I could not have been happier with my hair and my makeup. I felt very comfortable and confident with in the hands of the New ID team who went over and above my expectations on all levels. The home brand makeup they have is really super and goes on beautifully. It is very long lasting and I managed to look super for six hours after my appointment ended, there was no way I was going to let them take it off. I loved the hair cut, that I can easily style myself. There is nothing worse than having a cut that looks great on the day but when you get home you cant do a thing with it. I highly recommend New ID. They have a great website that is full of fantastic information and the quality of the photography is out of this world.
Reviewed by Helen Daveroux2012-11-18 08:39:41
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Kelly Westwood
You won't just get a great hair cut at New ID Salon you'll walk away with a superb set of pictures and great memories of a truly great experience. I chose New ID salon and studio based on a recommendation of a good friend and it turned out to be a great decision. The photos were simply beautiful and artistic. They create a relaxed fun atmosphere during the photo session. I received rave reviews of my new photograph hanging on my wall taken by the New ID team. I spoke with an awesome receptionist who booked me an appointment the day I called at the earliest time available. I knew after my conversation with the consultant and after reviewing New ID Studio website this was no doubt the salon for me to go to. The location was very nice, parking was available, and more importantly I was directly greeted with smiles and hello's when I walked in. Which was nice! Then even better a free glass of bucks fizz. Super yummy! I thought to myself after several years of searching for the perfect salon, I had finally found it! The photos were taken by a gentleman who I could tell that he has a talent for natural body posing that came across strong and eye-catching in the photos. It was amazing that the amount of my personality he put through the film, all the while keeping the relationship between us light-hearted and warm and is ever so conscious of all my needs and wishes, New ID studio and salon is a must when booking any sort of photo shoot. There's no need to search anywhere else...trust me. New ID has such a friendly service Keep up the great job.
Reviewed by Kelly Westwood2012-11-11 13:19:20
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Jane Hendle
The great thing about makeovers are they work, I am no oil painting no matter which way you look at it so I didn’t actually see much point in having a makeover, I have never been much to look at and I have never been that bothered, I have a lot of friends, a loving partner and two great kids, so why did I want to look like a model, then a friend of mine got me voucher to say thank you for doing her wedding flowers, so I had no excuse not to go along, I was not exactly loosing sleep excited but as the day got closer I did start to think that it was going to be good fun and certainly an experience, what actually happened is that by their skill with hair and makeup they made me look like a million dollars and I really did feel like I had stepped off the front cover of a glossy magazine. The staff make the day/half a day great.. I was so impressed with the staff, they are all really lovely and they are also a lot of fun and I found that this really added to my experience,, it was almost like having makeover done by a group of friends, I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the salon, it was laid back while at the same time being really professional. The photo shoot – man this is the best fun I may have ever had, it is so good, they show you how to stand and how to look and how to hold yourself and it makes all of the difference in pictures, this sounds sad but I have checked it out at home and how you look in pictures can really change on how you stand or pose, google how to look good in pictures, honestly! The pictures are great. It is ultra hard to choose which ones to have because there is so much to choose from
Reviewed by Jane Hendle2012-11-09 10:18:25
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by John Humphry
My wife wanted to have some photos taken and started looking around for a place that we could have it done. My brothers girlfriend recommended New Id studio in central London. So I checked the place out online and the starting price was very cheap not nearly expensive enough for my wife so I booked the Icon package which at 250 pounds was not a problem for me. When she came back from the day her smile cold not have been any bigger! She told me that the staff had been really kind to her and that they were very freindly and very professional. The consultation was great, she loved the makeup and as always is keen to try different companies and she bought some back with her. The hair stylist was again great she told me and while she had it washed and conditioned, cut and blow dried. This was worth the money alone but of course next came the photoshoot and being the typical woman she said it was an absolute blast. I found out that she had quite a few complimentary drinks throughout the long days makeover, and by the time she got to the viewing session she was how can I say feeling rather happy. I knew we had the four free branded prints and that’s when I received a call from my wife asking me if she could order a frame I was more than happy for her to have one. She failed to tell me the price and I had to swallow hard when I heard the price but as it was for my beautiful wife I had to say yes! She was thrilled with the experience so I thought I would share it with you!
Reviewed by John Humphry2012-11-05 05:19:24
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Dora Chambers
I got great service at New ID and I thought fifty pounds was very reasonable for what they were offering as part of the deluxe makeover, they give you twenty five pounds towards the shots so you are effectively only paying twenty five pounds and I think you would be hard pushed to even get a haircut of that standards for that price anywhere else let alone the makeup and the photoshoot as well and that is before you even start to think about what you pay for a Bucks Fizz these days. The value is tremendous even if the prints are bit on the steep side. I have never felt more beautiful and thought the way they did the makeup was fantastic. It has really inspired me to experiment with makeup a bit more and next month my friends and I are all going for a makeup lesson so we look super glam this Christmas season. I don’t think there is anything very negative about New ID. I had a great time and cant wait to go back and learn some more about makeup and buy some more of their seriously reasonably priced cosmetics! This one certainly gets full marks from me! Great website too!
Reviewed by Dora Chambers2012-11-02 12:28:28
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Lindsey Tara Holt
I had a pretty good time at New ID, I found it very hard to figure out which of the pictures to buy, they are very expensive, I do think that they are worth the money but they take quite a lot of them and it is really hard to pick a few when they are all so good. I was expecting a bit more from the hair cut, don’t get me wrong there was nothing wrong with it, I was just thinking it might have been a bit more dynamic than it was, it was completely satisfactory just not the mind blowing affair that I thought that it might be. The makeup was fantastic, it was one of the most amazing things I have ever had done, its great knowing how to use makeup in a way that radically changes the way that you look. I brought nearly all of the cosmetics that they used on that day and with a bit of practice I have got really good at putting it on myself with the help of the easy to follow face chart that they do for you, I get offers all of the time these days and that has given me a lot of confidence and made me feel a lot better about myself. I am so glad that I chose to go to New ID. I really enjoyed the shoot, we used lots of cool backgrounds and all of the pictures were really different I think that is one of the main reasons that it was so hard to choose. I was treated very well at New ID there was plenty to drink, they took their time making sure I was getting the look that I wanted and I was more than happy with the service I was given I am not sure I if I will have another makeover but if I ever do it will one hundred percent be with New ID
Reviewed by Lindsey Tara Holt2012-10-30 12:37:06
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Karen Jennison
I very much enjoyed the time that I spent at New ID having a makeover and photoshoot. It is hard to pinpoint the bit I liked the best because it was all good and the salon is a very nice and friendly place to spend a few hours and of course being pampered and being made to look your best while not actually having to do anything yourself is always going to be a bit of a treat. I though the makeup was really fabulous and even though they put a lot on so it would stand out in front of the studio lights it still looked really classy. I am a bit of a stickler when it comes to my hair and almost got a deal that did not include a haircut but I am glad that I trusted them because I am very happy with the cut. There was not much I would change about this experience. I only two outfits and I could have taken up to four, I wish now that I had done because I looked way better in the shots than I thought I was going to and with only two outfits I think you get less shots but this is an experience I would be more than happy to recommend.
Reviewed by Karen Jennison2012-10-26 13:35:21
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Leslie Dart
Most of my makeover was good. I loved the makeup and brought several of the products that are great to use and come at a bargain price. The salon was really good and staffed by a really nice team of professionals that did a great job of getting rid of the nerves that I kept feeling despite several glasses of Bucks Fizz. The hair cut, well, it does look nice and really stunning on the shots but it was cut a lot shorter than I wanted it to be. I know it will grow back but scissor happy hairdressers are a bit of a pet hate of mine. The mad thing is that I have had dozens of compliments on it but that is not the point. It is not how I really wanted it. The consultant said that the whole point of going is for a new look, I have that but anyway. The rest of it was really amazing. The lovely photographer made a super job of the shots and easily got rid of the massive attack of nerves that I had going in, he was clearly very used to nervous clients and handled himself and me very well. I liked New ID, it has a lovely and relaxing atmosphere and the staff make you feel genuinely welcome.
Reviewed by Leslie Dart2012-10-23 10:38:14
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Georgina Hammersmith
The makeover I had with my daughter at New ID was pretty fantastic. We got to spend some fabulous quality time together and we both really enjoyed the whole experience. It was my daughters idea to have the makeover after a friend of hers at work had one and had really loved it. We had both admired her shots so when she suggested that we go I was a very willing participant. We arrived at the salon just after lunch and started out having some glasses of Bucks Fizz that went down rather too well. After a consultation we had our hair and makeup done and a lot of fun at the same time. The staff at New ID are terrific and made our experience very memorable. We both went for quite dramatic evening looks and to be honest we looked more like sisters than mother and daughter. The photo session was really something and they have lots of things you can have your picture taken with. The lighting is fantastic and we both had a really hard time choosing the shots that we wanted to buy. They are not cheap to it is no light decision. Eventually we decided on the shots and paid for them by credit card as neither of us are very keen on credit agreements. We now have to wait for up to eight weeks for them to arrive and I will look forward to coming back on here and reporting on how good they are.
Reviewed by Georgina Hammersmith2012-10-15 09:36:34
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by EDITH JAMES
I THOUGHT THAT THE NEW ID MAKEOVER STUDI WAS SUPERB AND I HAD A REALLY GOOD MAKEOVER THERE. I CHOSE THE TWENTY FIVE POUNDS CELEBRITY ONE BECAUSE I DID NOT NEED A HAIR CUT AND THIS ONE INCLUDED JUST A DRY STYLE THAT SUITED ME VERY WELL AND SAVED ME TWENTY FIVE POUNDS. WHEN I GOT THERE THE LADY THAT DID MY HAIR SAID I HAD A FEW SPLIT ENDS AND SHE DID TRIM THOSE OFF FOR ME SO I FELT LIKE I GOT SOMETHING FOR FREE WHICH WAS REALLY NICE. THE MAKEUP WAS LOVELY BUT IT WAS NOTHING LIKE I WOULD NORMALLY CHOSE BUT THAT WAS OK BECAUSE REALLYT THAT WAS THE PONIT OF GOIING, TO GET A NEW LOOK AND NOT STICK TO THE OLD ONE. THE PHOTO GUY WAS REALLY NICE AS WELL, I FELT VERY NERVOUS GOING IN BUT HE WAS LOVELY WITH ME, A REAL PROFESONIAL AND HE GOT THE MOST AMAZING PICTURE OF ME. IF THEY HAD NOT ALL BEEN FIFTY POUNS OR ABOVE I WOULD HAVE BROUGHT MORE OF THEM
Reviewed by EDITH JAMES2012-10-11 12:23:24
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Four Generations at New ID
I read on the New ID website that New ID makeovers come in packages that are suitable for women of all ages. Well we certainly proved that to be right on our visit. My daughter 9, myself 32, my Mum 52 and my gran 75 all went to have a makeover and they made us all look absolutely beautiful. I think we all enjoyed it equally! We have long been wanting some family shots taken and when I saw that New ID were doing a two for one deal I knew it was the right time to do it. We had the most amazing time and we would all like to thank the team at New ID for all of their hard work and for making us all look our best. We were all very impressed with our makeovers and how they suited us all so well and how the individually made us up appropriately for our respective ages. The New ID team went over and above our expectations and have given us all new and renewed interest in how we look and more importantly how we feel and of course we have some amazing shots for us to enjoy and a little piece of history for future generations. We all highly recommend New ID.
Reviewed by Four Generations at New ID2012-10-07 11:58:27
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Stacy James Harris
The New ID makeover that I had was really good. The only thing that made it not the best ever was dirty toilets and the long wait between treatments but that is where I stop because the rest was really fantastic. I could not have been more impressed with what they did to my hair and my makeup. They look they did for me made me feel very attractive and very confident and the staff could not have done more to make sure that I was happy and looking my best. The staff made it a lot of fun especially the photographer who was really great and made me laugh a lot and I really don’t think that he could have got better shots of me. The studio is bright and nicely decorated and there is a lot to look at even when you are not doing a lot yourself. I met a girl in there that I got chatting to and she loved it as much as I did. I don’t think anybody that was there did not enjoy it. The price of the makeovers is very reasonable. The price of the prints is not cheap but they are really good so don’t let that put you off you are not pushed into buying them and you do get one free a well with the deal.
Reviewed by Stacy James Harris2012-10-03 11:52:05
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Amber Black
I opted to have the cheapest makeover that New ID do as I don’t have a lot of money and I wanted to use all the money that I did have for buying the shots/print. The deal was only twenty five pounds and to be honest I did not have very high expectations I just thought it would be something to do , a great way of getting a cheap haircut and with any luck some nice shots. The shots were more than nice they were totally amazing and the haircut looked like it had cost ten times as much as I paid for the whole deal. The makeover part was really amazing and I loved having a one on one with a professional makeup artist who taught me some really useful things about makeup application. I was amazed to find out that there was unlimited Bucks Fizz as part of my deal. I was starting to wonder how they could do all that they do for only twenty five pounds. The cost of the shots would make up for that though. As amazing as they are they are not cheap. That is the only thing that would put me off going again because I brought way more shots than I could really afford and I know I would do that again.
Reviewed by Amber Black2012-09-29 12:19:43
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Maggie Duffy
I liked many things about this salon. Not least of all that it was clean and well organized even though it was very busy and there were a lot of people there. I am not the best at booking things online but I thought that the New ID site made it pretty easy to book line. I thought the makeovers were very reasonably priced and I liked the fact that different packages included different amounts of free prints. Not that they are really free as the more free ones you get the higher the price is for the makeover. But it was easy to compare one with another and I enjoyed the deluxe package that I took. I liked the staff at the salon, they were all courteous and I was pleased with both my hair and my makeup. The photo room was not as bit as I had expected but you would never have guessed that from the pictures. they have lots of ways of making it look as if all of the shots were taken somewhere completely different. I thought the cost of both the CD images and the prints was quite high before I went but when you go there and see how much work goes into it all you can understand their prices.. I was more than satisfied with New ID.
Reviewed by Maggie Duffy2012-09-26 11:45:29
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by caroline Hick
Totally fantastic, what an excellent thing to do on a rainy Thursday afternoons, this is one of the best afternoons I have had this year and I cant wait to go back next year and do it again. I am doing a sponsored weight loss for charity and over the next year I will be earning money for every pound that I lose and I have a lot to lose. I am doing this with a girlfriend so we decided it would be a good idea to get before and after shots of us looking fat this year and neat and trim the next. A friend then suggested that we get some shots done professionally as her daughter had been and had some shots taken by New ID. We booked a voucher online and went along and had a ball. We had our hair done, our makeup done, we had some free sparking wine, we got some great makeup advice and had the best time ever having our shots done and we felt utterly gorgeous at this weight so goodness knows how amazing we are going to look when we go back again next year, we can hardly wait. The best thing about New ID makeovers is not just the makeover it’s the amount of confidence you get from knowing you look great and finding out with clever makeup how you can always look your best. Anybody who needs a confidence boost would be well advised to do this makeover. We had the Deluxe package and it was great.
Reviewed by caroline Hick2012-09-24 10:45:51
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Heather Barnes
I was given this experience as a gift in the form of a voucher and was not sure if I was going to like it at all. I got divorced a few years ago and a concerned friend thought that it was time that I started dating again and thought this would give me some incentive to change me image and start a new chapter of my life. I was not at all convinced and thought it was a bit rude to say the least but after long deliberation I decided that I would go along and I was so happy that I did because it has indeed started at new chapter of my life and jump started my confidence that I had no idea was lacking so badly. The New ID team do the most amazing job of your makeover during the four hours or so that you are there and they really care about how you feel and how you look and bring out the very best in your assets. I had no idea how much I had been neglecting myself over the last decade and this wonderful experience has made me realize just how important it is to feel good about yourself and put your best foot forwards. This is the best thing that has happened to me for a long time and I highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Heather Barnes2012-09-22 06:26:42
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Evlyn Pringle
This is one experience that I would happily do over and over again. For one the hair salon at New ID is awesome, so if you don’t want a makeover just go for a haircut you wont regret it. The staff here are so nice to be around, nothing it too much trouble and they have heaps of experience in making you look your very best. The salon is easy to find. The deals are reasonably priced. The prints are not cheap so you need to check online to see how much they are but the great thing about New ID is that they have deals and double your money deals and all sorts going on so its well worth keeping an eye on the new id websites. I have not used anywhere else for a makeover so I cant actually compare but I can tell you that this is one super great experience. The photoshoot is awesome and the prints you get at the end are amazing. Top stuff going on here for sure.
Reviewed by Evlyn Pringle2012-09-18 12:24:33
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Betty Richards
I liked New ID for many reasons when I went to visit their salon for a makeover and photo shoot last month. I had been in need of a makeover for a very long time and when I finally retired from my job working on a farm I thought it was high time I went to enjoy one. First of all I spent an hour with a consultant working out what to do with my hair that has spent its life under a cap. I had no idea what sort of a style I wanted and it was really amazing to have the time to go through some magazines to find out what I liked and what would suit me and most importantly find a style that would be easy for me to manage. I am so happy with the way they have done my hair. It is long enough to put up in a pony tail when I am busy and short enough to look really nice when I scrunch dry it and throw on some spray. The makeup was also very nice. I don’t really wear a lot of makeup but my experience at New ID has prompted me to take more interest in it and I am planning on going back for a makeup lesson. Having a makeover at New ID is a lovely experience.
Reviewed by Betty Richards2012-09-13 11:39:49
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Jessica Vanslouth
Fan-blinking-tastic is all I can say about the whole New ID experience and I can honestly say that I had a great time from the start to the finish. The booking is so easy online, I had no trouble with that at all. I loved the website, its fun and it has funky videos on it and it really grabbed my attention. The next thing is the staff who make this experience the truly amazing thing that it is that is the most fun four hours I have ever spent in a salon having anything done. Normally its as boring as can be at the hairdressers but this was fun packed from stat to finish. There were people of all ages in there and they all seemed to be having as good a time as I did and I think that rubbed off on all of us. The makeup was truly spectacular and the hair was great too. I loved the fun photo shoot, it was really amazing and everybody just seemed to be having a really great time. When you get a great mix of fun and professional in a place I think you are ready for success. New ID really made me feel good about myself and it is with great pleasure that I am happy to be on here today recommending them.
Reviewed by Jessica Vanslouth2012-09-11 11:25:51
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Melanie Bloomdale
I liked quite a lot about this salon. The map on the website made it very easy to find. The décor is really nice and puts you in the mood for makeover that is for sure. The makeup is really good and long lasting. I was impressed with the standard of the hair dressing and I thought that the staff did a really good job of looking after everybody even though there were very busy the Saturday that I went in. The photo session was really imaginative and I liked the way that even though the studio was pretty small there were still lots of backgrounds to use from and all of the pictures they showed me in the viewing session were different. This is my first makeover experience so to be honest I do not have a great deal to compare it to but it was very enjoyable and I think the price, fifty pounds for the deal that I chose was really very reasonable. It included free Bucks Fizz, a print, makeup and hair, photo shoot and viewing session. Pictures are different prices depending on what size you have and touch up is extra.
Reviewed by Melanie Bloomdale2012-09-09 09:26:26
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Brenda Ebdon
Having had my second makeover I think I am becoming addicted to them. I have read a lot of reviews on New ID and they talk about what goes on in the salon more than they talk about what goes on in your head when you are being made to look your best and feeling on top of the world. My makeover really lifted my spirits after I had been unwell for a long time and it gave me some confidence in doing my own makeup because the woman that did my makeup showed me how to apply it myself. I found a new interested in makeup and having the makeover gave me the confidence to experiment with different colours and different looks. The lady also gave me some great advice on skin care and I have been having so much fun with myself and it has really grabbed people’s attention that I look better and visibly feel better. What amazed me is the long term effect this experience has had on me. Where before I turned to comfort food, now when I feel down I get out my makeup and have fun with it. Then I go out feeling great, this is such a great uplifting experience I would like to share that aspect of it so anybody reading this feeling down can enjoy it too.
Reviewed by Brenda Ebdon2012-09-07 11:36:35
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Kylie Stevenson
I really like the Deluxe makeover deal that you can get at New ID for only fifty pounds, I think that its great value for money. You get a top quality hair cut with this deal and I normally pay way more for that just to get my hair cut and I think to be able to have a makeup job and a photoshoot for that price as well is incredible. The quality of the makeup is fantastic and I had not excepted it to be so good for that kind of money. I was not expecting it to be totally rubbishy stuff but this stuff was exceptional that goes for the hair products as well that was also really nice. I want to make a very special mention to the staff that really went out of their way to make my day special. I thought that everybody was so friendly and they all worked really well together as a team. The salon was bright and very nicely decorated and l love the pictures on the walls and in the photo room that was small, but there was so much in there to play with and they got some really creative shots. I would totally go back and do this again and even though I don’t need to have any more shots for my walls but the experience was so good and it is such great experience.
Reviewed by Kylie Stevenson2012-09-04 08:20:37
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Sophie Geraldine Scott Smith
Having a makeover is an unbeatable way of making yourself feel like a million dollars. Its excellent and I am a regular visitor of New ID. Every time I feel a bit down I go back and have another makeover and they always manage to come up with a New Look for me, they have really given me so much interest in making the most of myself in trying out new looks, in fashion, in photography. I think it would be really quite something to work in the industry. Its is really amazing how much I have learn about make up and hair and colours and even just the tips you get when you are in front of the camera make a huge difference. Its been four years now since my first make over and not once have I had to delete a picture of me looking bl**dy awful since. I used to dread looking at pictures of myself, it was my biggest nightmare, I always manage to look like I have about ten extra chins in photos that never seem to be part of me when I look in the mirror but those days are over, I now always look really happy and confident in pictures. Knowing how to apply make up properly makes a huge difference to how you look as well, I had no idea who much better you can look by simply buying make up that suits you, getting the right colours to suit you, and using the right brushes and techniques but once you have all of this the sky is the limit. I look at my face now like a canvas and really go to town on making sure that my make up suits the even and what I am wearing. I have had so many compliments since I have been having makeovers and of course I have a house full of pictures of me with all of these different looks.
Reviewed by Sophie Geraldine Scott Smith2012-08-30 10:40:41
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Rebecca Marie Southwood
I had a deluxe makeover with New ID last month. On the plus the makeover was wonderful with great attention being paid to both hair and makeup. I had way too much Bucks Fizz so looked a bit bleary eyed in some of the shots, but most of them were utterly fantastic thanks to the talent of the very lovely photographer who worked miracles on my and managed to keep my rather big legs out of nearly all of the shots and this is no mean feat! I thought the staff were very friendly and they all made me feel very at home and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The only disappointing factor was that there was a ten pound postage fee and the prints still took seven weeks to arrive but if that issue was addressed I would say this is probably one of the best beauty sort of experiences that I have had. I personally only took two outfits as due to my size I almost always only wear black but you can take upto four and the shots and backgrounds are very varied and give you a lot to chose from. I would go again, not anytime soon but that is only because the shots cost and arm and a leg, unlike the vouchers that are very cheap and I am planning on losing a few stone before I go next time so I can look even better!
Reviewed by Rebecca Marie Southwood2012-08-28 06:57:01
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Mable Adams
I liked everything about this salon, it was clean and bright and very nicely decorated. The staff inside were warm and friendly and very polite and great at their individual roles within the makeover especially the makeup girl who made me look literally about ten years younger, I was amazed at how much the right makeup in the right place can make you look so fantastic. I have brought quite a lot of New ID cosmetics now and am loving them. I loved the photographic studio it was well planned out even though it was small and the backgrounds were lovely and the props were good fun even though most of the ones that I brought did not have them in, the prints are quite costly and you have to figure out where you are going to be able to put them even if you do want more than you have space for. The photographer was a dream for me she did such a great job of making me not only look good but feel good as well it was all very impressive. I was over the moon with the whole service and loved every second of my New ID experience.
Reviewed by Mable Adams2012-08-25 09:47:35
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Claire Scott
New ID makeovers are great. I found the photoshoot a bit daunting but even that, once I got in was great, the photographer was really laid back and made me feel very comfortable, even when I decided that I would do the couple of lingerie shots that I had been pondering over since I made the decision to go and have a makeover in the first place. I am generally very shy but my boyfriend of ten years has been asking me to have these shots done since about two years after we got together, so this is how I can describe how happy I felt with the photographer. The only thing that I think could be improved on is the delivery time for the shots to get to you. Eight weeks is a long time especially when you have to pay postage. I think the rest of it was great, lovely hair, lovely makeup, great staff, ,a nice salon, lots of pictures to chose from, pressure free viewing session, lovely free Bucks fizz and very friendly staff! I was very impressed with the hair stylist and even though it will be a while before I go and have another makeover I will be going back next time I need a haircut!
Reviewed by Claire Scott2012-08-22 09:55:06
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Lorraine Brent
I was thoroughly satisfied with this experience. Even though I don’t think it is the sort of thing you do too often I would use the service again in the future and would be happy to recommend friends and family to go there. I also think that a makeover day makes an excellent gift idea and the hair and makeup services here are very good. I will certainly go back to use the hair salon and the beauty service if I wanted to have my makeup done for a special occasion. I think the cost of both at New ID is very reasonable as are the makeovers. As for what I liked about this salon, I would have to say most of it. The salon is clean and bright and very pleasant to be in for a few hours. I had no complaints about the staff who are all lovely. I thought the hair and makeup products were lovely and will be using them in the future and I was more than happy with the makeover itself. Highlight for me was the photo shoot that I loved and the pictures were outstanding. I spoke to quite a few other people in there the day that I went and they were as happy as I was. The makeup was quite heavy but looked great in the shots and I really loved all of the Bucks Fizz that was included in the price!
Reviewed by Lorraine Brent2012-08-18 07:03:44
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Lisa Anne Roxworth
Liked The salon, great atmosphere, lots going on, heaps to look at. The products, really great both hair and makeup New ID team, by far the best service I have received from any hairdresser or beauty salon. Really polite and good fun people that clearly have a love and passion for what they do. I got on really well with all of them, who all played a part in making my experience so special. Makeup, wow did I love the makeup, I spent nearly one hundred pounds on their products and have every intention of adding to my collection buy buying a load online. The hair cut has to be without a shadow of a doubt one of the best that I have had in m life. I will go back there from now on to get my hair cut and am so glad I found them for this reason alone. I loved the look they did for me. The makeup matched my outfit to perfection and I was thrilled with how I looked. I loved the photoshoot, it was a blast and I am sure that I will never forget it. I loved the free Bucks Fizz and had way more than I should have done I loved the shots they took, they were very varied and there was lots to chose from Loved the new ID website it was easy to use and lots of info on it and great videos. Didn’t like Having to wait around for treatments because there was a lot of messing around time Would be great if the prints were a bit cheaper and if it did not take two months for them to send them to you.
Reviewed by Lisa Anne Roxworth2012-08-15 11:05:18
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Sally Appleton
I am happy to say that I am another satisfied customer of New ID. I have just recently had my first makeover and it can tell you now that it is not going to be my last. I went with a friend on a two for one Deluxe offer and we loved every second of it, we didn’t stop giggling the whole way through it. Next time I am going to try to get a group of us to go and have a makeup lesson first, that is how impressed I was with the makeup and then have a photoshoot after that! The atmosphere at New ID is so much fun. I loved all the staff who seemed to be genuinely happy and enthusiastic about their work. The other people having makeovers seemed to be enjoying it every bit as much as we were and they were all looking very glamorous. There was a lot going on in the salon but it was not unorganized at all, it all ran the way it was meant to be running. I was told at the start of the day to expect a few delays between treatments but for us there were not any. We were blown away by the quality of the photos and could hardly believe that it was us in the shots! We had such a great time and I for one cannot wait for round two!
Reviewed by Sally Appleton2012-08-13 04:12:19
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Anna Louise
The makeover I had was really super. I spent a long time trying to work out which deal to get and in the end went for the budget end of the range with the Celebrity one because it was only twenty five pounds and I wanted to have more money to spend on the photos that are the expensive part of the deal starting at fifty pounds and going up in increments and sizes until you get to the biggest one that is two hundred and fifty pounds. Having said that I got the roll over deal so New ID put in as much as I deposited before hand that was two hundred pounds so I had four hundred to spend on the day and the twenty five pounds booing free that you can also use to pay for pictures. if you don’t they will refund it to you but I wanted as much to spend on shots as possible. The hair and makeup they do are really good. The photoshoot was just amazing, I never wanted it to end and all the staff were lovely. I cannot see too much wrong with this experience and would be more than happy to go again.
Reviewed by Anna Louise2012-08-11 12:10:09
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Tamara Morton
I had just THE most amazing time having my hair and makeup done at New ID before taking part in a photo shoot, it was one of the most awesome things I have ever done and as soon as I have got some more photo tokens in the bank I am going back for more. By the time I had had my hair and makeup done I felt like a goddess if you ever want to find the hidden beauty in you that is dying to come out then this is the place to find it. New ID showed me how to bring out the very best in myself, and I found it amazing how clever use of makeup and having a hair style that really suits you can make all the difference between looking good and looking stunning. I have always picked hair styles based on how they look on somebody else, sounds mad I know but its true. How often do we look at a picture of a gorgeous woman and see her hair looking amazing and think that is how I want to look. We then cut out the picture from the magazine, take it off to the local hair salon and even if they do manage to recreate the look, which I am sure sometimes is just totally impossible, we find that we still don’t look anything like we expected to when we found the picture. What I loved about New ID is that when I turned up with my image of what I wanted to look like, they were honest about the fact that my type of hair would not suit that style and actually it would not suit my face either. What New ID did was take me as an individual person, look at the shape of my face and look at my features and worked on those to bring out the best in me instead of allowing me to want to look like somebody else. It was a very important lesson for me and now I totally embrace who I am instead of thinking I wish I looked like the latest celebrity in a magazine. New ID have done more for my looks and more for my sense of self worth than anything else I have done in the pursuit of beauty and I recommend that every girl go there at least once!
Reviewed by Tamara Morton2012-08-09 11:22:03
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Mary Anne Clyde
I had the most incredible time at New ID in Manchester. I had a really bad year last year and my friend brought me this voucher to cheer me up after I had a lot of surgery. I was not sure it was my thing really but it has done so much for my self esteem I am so grateful that she brought it for me and feel like a new woman since I have been there. I would recommend this experience for anybody who is feeling low for whatever reason. You are there about four hours and you get your hair done, your makeup done, you get a professional photohoot, you get a free print of your choice and you get free bucks fizz to drink while you are there. You don’t get food so you need to take a snack. You also take your own clothes, this deal does not cover wardrobe. There are lots of different makeover deals to chose from and there are videos on the New ID site that show you what it is like to be there. I had a great time. The staff were amazing and I would go back again if I had enough money to buy more shots!
Reviewed by Mary Anne Clyde2012-08-06 06:28:48
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Jennine
Awesome, awesome, awesome, that is my opinion of New ID and the totally amazing makeover that go on there. It was not just my makeover that I was impressed with, it was the other ones that were going on in the salon while I was there. I have never seen a group of strangers having as much fun as was going on in there the day that I had my amazing makeover. It was told on the phone when I booked that it was dodgy to go on the weekend because they get really busy and you have to wait around quite a lot but actually this was not a problem at all because it was more like a girls social club and it was just as much fun to watch the others getting their makeovers done as it was to have your own makeover. I made some really good new friends that day and we all went out for a drink last week, how cool is that. The makeup at New ID is amazing, I have brought quite a few of the products and the other girls in our newly founded New ID lovers club have as well. We are planning a wine and makeup party next week to try to get our makeup to look the same as when they did it, as we all have our useful little face charts that they gave to us so we could recreate the same look. I doubt any of us will be able to, but that is OK, it will be fun and later on in the year we are going to go back for a group makeup lesson. None of us can wait!
Reviewed by Jennine2012-08-03 12:02:10
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Philippa
Likes The choice of makeovers at different prices, and the same for the prints and CD, there is something here for every budget. I liked the salon, excellent atmosphere and all of the staff were really friendly. I loved the products, both hair and makeup, very easy to use on the makeup front and incredibly affordable. I liked the photoshoot, it was really cool and a lot of good fun. The photo studio is amazing and they have lots of different backgrounds to choose from and the photographer made me feel very relaxed and at home and I loved having my pictures taken. It is great that you can have your shots taken in up to four outfits, I thought that was really good. I thought the viewing session being private was amazing. Dislikes. You spent quite a lot of time waiting for things to be done to you. It takes eight weeks to get the prints It is hard to get an appointment on a Saturday Overall I loved the way this experience made me feel, I loved how welcome I was made to feel. The free drinks and the free print makes it excellent value and I would go again.
Reviewed by Philippa2012-07-31 11:47:50
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Emma Wilson
It was very easy to book a makeover with New ID from their website. I liked the way that the different makeover were laid out so you could easily see what you were getting and that the website has a useful tool where you can compare the different offers. I liked the salon. It was a really cheerful place to be and the staff were amazing. The products were lovely. I had never heard of New ID cosmetics before and was surprised how affordable they were and how long lasting they are. I loved the initial consultation. I think this part is really good because it puts you at ease and lets you know exactly what is going on. You have the opportunity here to ask all of the questions you need answering and to work out what you are going to have done. I loved the hair cut, it is one of the best I have had and I think now I will always use Burlingtons for my hair. I loved the makeup, they do put a lot on but I liked makeup and I was very happy with the end result, which looked mega fantastic in the shots. The photoshoot was amazing, I could have stayed in there all day. The photographer made it really special and the shots were fantastic. I loved loved loved the free Bucks Fizz and sparkling wine! Negatives – the prints are pricy and you have to wait about in between the different stages of the makeover but other than that it was all great.
Reviewed by Emma Wilson2012-07-29 05:36:32
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Fiona Jackson
I totally loved this experience and had a whole heap of fun in the salon that is big, exciting and full of people being transformed from their normal dull image into gods and goddesses! I was really amazed at the diversity of people that go to New ID, there were young people, old people, couples, couples with kids. I was quite shocked how many people were in there at one time, I had no idea that so many people like to have makeovers. I thought the team in there were spot on. They did an incredible job on my makeup and my hair, I was thrilled with all of it. The day just flew by and I was in there for almost five hours. I thought the product range was fantastic and brought quite a few of their cosmetic products. I loved having my photos taken, I had a devil of a time trying to figure out which ones to buy at the end. They are not cheap so I think that is important that you get the best ones. I was offered a touch up service but thankfully I found some shots that didn’t need anything doing to them because it was an extra cost to do that. New ID comes highly recommended from me and I will certainly be using their services again, if not for photos the makeup service and the hair salon, and maybe even a makeup lesson
Reviewed by Fiona Jackson2012-07-27 07:52:10
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Tina Elizabeth
I loved everything about New ID. There is nothing not to like. There is nothing better than spending a few hours, OK four, it did go on a bit long, being made up to the nines. I loved being in the salon, even the times there when nothing was being done to me, it was still a whole heap of fun to see what everybody else was having done. They have a great range of products, a great team of staff, a really nice salon, and the photoshoot is totally perfect, I loved having my picture taken and the guy that took them was a whole heap of fun and pretty good looking I might add! I guess the only thing that stopped it being totally perfect was the fact that I could not buy all of the shots I wanted because the big ones are two hundred and fifty quid and they come down in size and price until they get to fifty pounds but they are only small ones. I know they have to make money out of the shots because the makeover itself is so cheap but if you are on a budget you will never come away with all the ones that you want. Other than that it was all perfect!
Reviewed by Tina Elizabeth2012-07-23 09:54:04
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Veronica Timms
I was talked into having a mum to be photoshoot with New ID by a friend of mine that had done the same thing when she was pregnant. I looked into it online on the New ID website and found that it was only twenty pounds including a welcome consultation, professional makeup, dry hair styling, photoshoot, viewing and a 5 x 7 branded print. It sounded a bit too good to be true but at that price I figured I didn’t have a lot to loose. went at 2pm and they were already running late. I had the consultation and the lady was honest enough to say they were running late and there could be a bit of a delay. I decided to go out for an hour and look around Birmingham and when I came back things had slowed down enormously. I had my makeup done right away which I loved and then they styled my hair which I loved. This took less than an hour and then I was whisked off to have my shots taken. I was a bit shy to start off with but soon got the hang of it. I had some shots taken in my favorite fat dress and then in slacks and a white button up blouse that I eventually got the courage up to unbutton bar the top two and bare the bump for all to see. I then had to wait for about forty five minutes for the picture to be processed. The shot with the bump on show was totally amazing, I was so glad that I had done it and ordered it at 20 x 24 that was two hundred and forty nine pounds and was worth every penny! I also had the free shot and I got four 12 x 8’s at seventy pounds each. Sounds like a lot but if you saw the shots you would see how utterly worth the money they are. I looked so good I the shot that from that day on I did not hide my bump and I am proud to have them on the wall now I have my little girl on my knee!
Reviewed by Veronica Timms2012-07-20 09:47:26
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Jemma Bayse
I enjoyed just about everything to do with New ID and the Deluxe Makeover that I had there last month. I think what struck me the most is how nice the staff were. I think staff can make or break any business or any experience and New ID have a great team that really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable during your makeover and make you look incredible by doing it. I was most impressed with both the hair and the makeup. I thought the look they created for me was very classy and not a bit like the more clown approach I felt that I got from another makeover company that I used some years ago. The Makeover was done on a very individual basis and was not at all the conveyor belt style I got from the other company. I was also impressed by the very laid back approach in the viewing room, this was important for me as I hate hard sales tactics and would not recommend any company that employ those sort of sales methods. I used the salon in Manchester, I found it easily thanks to the map on the site. I was impressed with the amount of information packed into the New ID site. Sadly I could not get the little videos to load, a problem with my machine, not their website. I would be very happy to recommend New ID. They do amazing makeup, the standard of the hairdressing was very good indeed and I really enjoyed the photoshoot
Reviewed by Jemma Bayse2012-07-18 04:02:15
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Rachael Gardener
Everything! I just loved every second that I spent in the New ID Makeover salon. I loved my makeover! The team in New ID are totally amazing and they are really passionate about hair and makeup and fashion it is great. The only thing that would have made it better is if it was a total makeover so they put you in new clothes as well and show you how to make the best of your shape, but I guess they have so many shapes and sizes going on there it would not be practical. You get to take four of your own outfits to have your picture taken in so there are lost to choose from. The prints are not cheap at all so you need to check out the prices on the New ID website before you go. You can have prints or images on a CD it is up to you, but take my advice because if you click on the individual packages you will find a link that takes you to a roll over deal. What this is effectively is a deal where you put some money down as a deposit to spend on your shots first. Then what ever you put into the pot New ID add to with the same amount. This is a great way of getting fifty percent off the price of the photos and well worth it because believe me you are going to want way more than you think you are. They use lots of different backgrounds and have all sorts of different things for you to have your photo taken with, one shot I thought was odd but ended up loving and buying was one with a big chunky chain! New ID was super duper and I will be going again.
Reviewed by Rachael Gardener2012-07-12 06:18:55
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Lisa Mcbride!
I had a great time at New ID. My day started with a really warm welcome from the receptionists who offered me a bucks fizz and showed me around the studio and ran through the program for the day. First of all we went through what kind of look I was after, and I hadn't got a clue, the girls were really great and gave me some ideas of what we could do and I decided to go for a glamour look, a total change for me! I had a lovely hair cut from a very friendly stylist who really transformed my hair from sort of hanging around my shoulders looking dowdy to piled on top of my head looking like something out of Hollywood! After that I was taken care off by a lovely lady who had been doing make up for ten years and she told me she still loved doing it, her enthusiasm was amazing and the results were astounding, I could hardly recognize myself with the make up and the hair. After that I had a lovely hand massage and some nail polish put on and really started to feel as glamorous as the reflection in the mirror of the new me. We had a bit of a break after that, which I was very happy about so I could have another bucks fizz and get myself together for the photo shoot. The photographer was fantastic, I never thought I would see the day I was striking a pose for the camera, but I did! It was a lovely experience and I felt like a changed woman! I had such a lovely day and I had not told my husband what I was up to and when I presented him with a framed picture of me looking top drawer for his birthday he was over the moon and now pesters me to try to look like that all of the time. I had such a lovely day and I am very happy to recommend New ID, they are lovely people and really made my day very special
Reviewed by Lisa Mcbride!2012-07-10 12:29:07
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Joanne Lighthouse
I liked the website – it was easy to use and there was a lot of information in there including all of the prices of both the makeovers and the prints and frames, cosmetics, hair products etc. I liked the way it was easy to book. Just buy a voucher online, they send you the voucher and an information pack. You phone up and book and that is it, its simple. I like the way the salon was easy to find thanks to the map on the website. I liked the warm welcome that I got and the fact that the receptionist was so efficient, that was great and gave me a lot of confidence in the makeover I was about to get. I liked the consultation that gave me the opportunity to ask questions as well as tell them what I did and did not want to have done to me. I liked the staff. They were all very friendly and really good at what they did as well. I loved the look that I ended up with, it was very sultry and made me feel and look like a million dollars. I loved the use of all the great backgrounds in the small but amazingly versatile little photo studio. I loved the photos that the photographer took, he was warm, friendly and creative with his shots I loved the shots but did not like having to choose from them, I would have loved to have been able to have all of them. I thought New ID was fantastic and have recommended it to lots of my friends, some have been and loved it as much as I did.
Reviewed by Joanne Lighthouse2012-07-07 11:16:39
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Stella Machin
I had a lovely at New ID despite not being very confident in front of a camera. My sister bought me the voucher for wedding anniversary present. I have never felt very confident in my looks and I am pretty out of shape but hey I have, four kids and a chocolate addiction so what do I expect! I was a bit reluctant to go through with it as the day got closer, if it were not that it would have offended my friend not to go I think I would have given the voucher away!, Despite all of my misgivings and having made up my mind I was not going to enjoy a second of the day it was a great surprise to me to find myself feeling a little excited once I got in, the staff must be very good at getting people like me to feel a lot more relaxed because they got me feeling better in no time I only took two changes of clothes but took a few accessories on the advice of a friend, its funny how just adding a little touch can transform your outfit, I have never been one for accessorizing but I think I will from now on. My hair looked better than I had seen it in a long time and I have decided that I am going to have a bit of colour put in it as well, the hair dresser was really sweet and gave me lots of good ideas that can brighten up a bit of a tired looking face. I thought the makeup was jolly good as well, I was amazed how young I looked on the pictures and that was before any touch ups honestly. I think if you are feeling a bit low or you have had a loss and lost a bit of your confidence this is a lovely way to give yourself. I was quite amazed how good I look in the pictures and it has given me a lot of confidence and not only that but it has given me the inspiration to start making more of myself and I have joined a gym!
Reviewed by Stella Machin2012-06-29 10:42:42
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Janet B
I really enjoyed having my makeover and photoshoot at New ID and was quite amazed how much went into my twenty five pounds voucher. I got there and had a lovely chat (consultation) with a lady that told me all about how the experience was going to pan out and had some lovely glasses of Bucks Fizz. I had dry hair styling that sounds awful but honestly if you wash your hair just before you go and you are not in dire need of a haircut it is just fine. My hair looked every bit as good as the other ladies that had the wash, cut and blow dry. The makeup session was really good. I expected her to just slap it all on for me but no, she went through in detail about what she was doing and taught me how to do it myself as well. Going in front of the camera would have been a lot more nerve wracking than it was had I not indulged in several glasses of Bucks Fizz! I felt amazingly confident in front of the camera and the photographer got some really amazing shots of me looking my best. The viewing session was fine, no pushy sales people so that was cool, it was all laid back and very relaxed. The salon was clean, nicely decorated and I thought that my voucher was really good value for money especially as it included a free print worth fifty pounds
Reviewed by Janet B2012-06-28 06:06:58
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Stacy Clarke
I liked just about everything about this salon. The place is nicely decorated and has a very warm and friendly atmosphere. For somewhere that is so busy and ha such a lot of stuff in it, it is really clean. The staff are terrific, friendly, attentive and welcoming and they are also all really good at doing makeovers. I loved both my hair and my makeup. I had a dry style on my hair and a sort of sultry look done on my makeup. I had my pictures taken in a black evening dress and a smart daytime suit and the makeup looked equally good in both of them. The free drinks went down a bit too well, I think I had one glass of Bucks Fizz too many but there you go! Probably a good thing for confidence in front of the camera anyway. It was very hard to choose from all off the amazing pictures that they took but I got there in the end, I brought four but you also get one free. I heartily recommend New ID, it is a great place and having a good makeover does wonders for your ego!
Reviewed by Stacy Clarke2012-06-20 05:34:38
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Betty James
I have been to both New ID in Manchester and New ID in Birmingham and both times I really enjoyed my makeover. The first time I went alone and really enjoyed myself but I spent the whole time thinking how much my niece would enjoy it. She is really into fashion and has wanted to be a model since she old enough to know what a model was. She is a very attractive girl with a very nice figure and I thought that having a makeover would fit two purpose. One that she would get some hands on experience in front of the camera and that would be a great way to find out if it was really what she wanted to do and second I thought that she could get some great help and advice from the New ID staff which she did. The staff at New ID were so supportive and helpful when it came to her asking questions about her dream and she did beautifully in front of the camera. She is going to save up now and go back to New ID to have a different deal to the one we did. We had the deluxe makeover that was fifty pounds each and included a free print, obviously the makeover and free drinks. For me that was Bucks Fizz for her it was orange juice as she is only thirteen. She is going to go back and do a proper portfolio that I hope will be the start of something big for her. I think one of the main reasons I want to recommend this company is for the honest advice that they gave her. They did not fill her head full of wild dreams and false promises but more gave her good and very honest advice. I think New ID is a great place for young aspiring models to find out what it is like to be in front of a professional photographer and be sure it is what they think it is cracked up to be. There are often very cheap deals on the New ID website so you can have this opportunity for as little as twenty five pounds. I thought it would be worth sharing this information as my niece got so much out of it and I have loved it on both occasions I have been there.
Reviewed by Betty James2012-06-14 07:06:21
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Mandy James
What I liked. The price. New ID do some great makeover phothshoot deals that are only twenty five pounds if you don?t want to have your washed and cut and are happy with a dry style. I thought this was excellent value for money as it included makeup, hair, consultation, free picture and free drinks. I liked the staff, they were all really friendly and they worked hard to get the look that I wanted. They were not at all pushy about the sort of look that I should go for and very much involved me the process. I liked the salon. It was bright and cheerful and there was lots going on to look at and everybody was having a great time. I loved the photoshoot. It was not at all nerve racking and I really expected it to be but it was not. The photographer made me feel very at ease. The photo shoot was a lot of fun with lots of different backgrounds to choose from and lots of things to sit in and sit on and things like that. I enjoyed looking at the pictures at the end there was so much to choose from. I loved the free shot and the free booze! What I didn?t like so much. I had to wait for the thing to start for 45 minutes when I first got in, that was annoying. The deals are cheap but the photos are not so make sure you know the prices before you go, you can find them on the website. There was no food, some nuts of crisps would have been great The guy that showed me the pictures tried to talk me into buying way more than I wanted but I stuck firm, I know its his job but I hate pressure tactics!
Reviewed by Mandy James2012-06-08 11:23:10
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Pip Williams
I had no problem with New ID. In fact I thought they were a very professional company. I found the website and chose the makeover that I wanted. I paid the full amount for the voucher and then when I booked they told me that I had to pay a twenty five pounds deposit for the appointment. I thought that was fair enough when they went on to explain to me that if I wanted to redeem that amount against the pictures that I would want to buy afterwards then that would be fine and if not I would get a refund ten days later, obviously as long as I turned up which I did. I went along to the appointment and enjoyed it very much. I did use the twenty five pounds towards the six pictures that I brought in addition to the free on that came with the deal. The pictures are sent to you, there is a small charge for postage and that is that. I thought it was all very straight forward and I thought the cost of the makeover deal as well as the prints was very reasonable and certainly in line with what others are charging who are doing a similar thing. I was treated with respect throughout the experience and would be more than happy to go again.
Reviewed by Pip Williams2012-05-31 10:27:30
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Mrs Hayse Smythe
I have just had my second makeover with New ID and it was just as good as the first. I never really had any intention of doing this twice but the first time was so good I just had to go back for more. It is not just the pictures that are so amazing it is the overall experience. It is great to be in the hands of professionals that can give you a new look, it is like spending a few hours with style consultants. They don’t just cut your hair and slap some makeup on and then throw you in front of a camera. They talk to you about how you want to look, why you want a change of images, what sort of images you want to put over. They think about your hair and makeup in a way that means you look better not just for the day but long term. I love this. They took the time I have to spend doing my hair and makeup into consideration before they did it. Ok this may not be as important for your makeup as you can take it off but to me it is vitally important for hair because you don’t want to be left with a style that you cannot do yourself or you can but it takes hours to do it in the morning. What I love about New ID is that the professional staff are really supportive and actually teach you how to enjoy your new look, how to do your hair and makeup in a way that suits you, your face, your bone structure and your lifestyle. I am so impressed with this company this, the second time that I have been, will certainly not be the last.
Reviewed by Mrs Hayse Smythe2012-05-27 09:19:13
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Mary Lewis
What did I like about this deal? Well that is simple, everything about it was amazing. I loved the makeup. And by that I mean that I loved the products and the way they were applied. The makeup artist that did me at New ID is incredible. She made my complexion look flawless it was really amazing and she gave me this face chart to follow so I can get the look myself. I thought this bit was fantastic because it means that it is something you can use forever and not just on the day. I did not buy the cosmetics that day at the salon because I maxed out buying picture but I have since brought everything they used online and the cosmetics are so affordable, so easy to use and very long lasting, especially the lip gloss that normally lasts about five minutes on me. I loved the way they cut and styled my hair, I went for quite a different look than I normally have but I felt very confident with the stylist that did an incredible job. I loved the shoot, it was great fun and a lot less nerve racking than I thought it would be to start off with. I would like to congratulate the staff on providing such a great day for me and such a great look and for giving me a great deal more confidence walking out than I had when I went in. The prints are not exactly cheap, they start at 50 pounds and go up to 249 but they are superb in terms of quality and in my eyes are excellent value for money.
Reviewed by Mary Lewis2012-05-22 08:14:21
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Julie Mcgreggor
I loved every aspect of my deluxe makeover and photoshoot with New ID. The staff were super good at doing the makeovers and I have never felt or looked so amazing in my life before. I thought the whole team were fantastic and they made my experience so memorable and I have some incredible pictures that inspire me every day. The New ID cosmetics are something else that I want to mention. I brought one or two on the day and really enjoyed using them and then found that you can buy them online. They are very inexpensive but at the same time they are very good quality. This is the same for the makeovers that are also very inexpensive but very comprehensive, good quality and good value for money. I think everything about New ID is good and even though the prints at the end of the day are not as cheap as the makeover deals or as the makeup they are still good value for money and cost a lot less than what I was quoted from my local photographer. I think New ID are very well run and organized, the booking system is easy, the website is very easy to navigate and the whole thing for me from start to finish was simply fantastic.
Reviewed by Julie Mcgreggor2012-05-20 08:22:38
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Alisha Maidment
I was very impressed with both the hair and makeup that I had done during my deluxe makeover with New ID. The staff were friendly but it was a little bit unorganized to say the least. I had to wait for ages in between having my hair done and having my makeup done, which was a real shame because it let down what was otherwise the most incredible experience. I have never had a hairdresser that took so much time and effort over my hair, and that was before she had even started cutting it. She was fantastic as finding out what sort of style I wanted, how long I have to spend on my hair and she gave me a cut that really suits me. The lady that did my makeup was just as good. The photographer was also lovely and I was very surprised as how quickly I felt at ease with him as I am not generally very comfortable in front of a camera but I felt totally fine here. The free Bucks Fizz cocktails went down very well and I was not at all pushed into buying more pictures than I set out to buy, this was a concern to me because I am shocking at saying no and have come home with things I don’t actually want on many occasions. I think if they could sort the day out so people come in at a different time and don’t have to wait this would really be the most perfect experience.
Reviewed by Alisha Maidment2012-05-14 07:08:30
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Lucy Mcdonnald
I liked just about everything about New ID in Newcastle. It is easy to find, it is easy to get to by train. The salon is nice, its bright and has a great atmosphere. The salon team are friendly, experienced and professional. The products are good, I like their range of cosmetics very much. I have brought several of their cosmetics since my makeover because the makeup they did for me lasted for ages and even when I tried to do the same thing with my existing cosmetics it did not look the same and did not last anywhere near as long. They give you a makeup chart so you can recreate the look yourself when you leave and I found I was unable to do this with my makeup, but found it very easy indeed with their range and another great thing is that they are not at all expensive. I enjoyed the photoshoot despite feeling a bit nervous to start off with , the lady that did my photos was a friend of a friend as soon as I realized that I felt a lot more at ease and we found out we had a lot in common. I loved posing once I had got over the initial embarrassment and she got some amazing pictures of me. I think the photos are quite pricy, whether you get them as prints or on CD but they are amazing and I did not resent paying what I did for them. You get a lot of pampering and it is a superb way to spend a few hours! This is one thing that I would do again!
Reviewed by Lucy Mcdonnald2012-05-01 11:31:01
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Alex Granger
What did I like about this salon? Where do I start? It is very easy to book a makeover here, the website is great and has all of the information you could ever need on it so that is a great start as far as I am concerned. The customer service people on the phone were completely great and very helpful and answered all of my questions. The cost of the makeover is minimal and it is totally amazing what you get for your money. The salon is clean, fun and really welcoming. The staff are fantastic, really friendly and will do anything for you, which is great. The makeup products are amazing, I brought loads of them and have looked like model every since! I was never particularly good at doing my makeup but the New ID makeup artist gave me some great advice and taught me some great techniques while was there and I have been using them ever since. The hair styling was brilliant. The photoshoot was awesome, I loved every second of it even though normally I am pretty shy in front of a camera. The photos were totally amazing and I loved the variety in them, lots of different backgrounds and colours, there were so many to choose from. The whole thing was just amazing and way better than I had ever expected.
Reviewed by Alex Granger2012-04-27 08:30:51
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Jeanette McFee
I really enjoyed going to have a makeover at New ID with my sister. She came down for the weekend just to go and get this done with me. We had such a great time, on Saturday we went off shopping for New outfits for the occasion and after a bit of an evening practicing our poses and having such a giggle we turned up to New ID a bit hungover but ready to have a great time. We got a Bucks Fizz, well hair of the dog, as soon as we got there and immediately felt better. We stated out getting our hair washed and conditioned and then cut and blow dried and styled, neither of us wanted anything vastly different to what we already had but we were both very happy with the cut and the style was great. We had our makeup done and got rid of those bags under our eyes, it was a bit like watching a miracle take place, it was pretty incredible. Then we waited around or a while and took in what everybody else was having done at the studio before we got our turn in front of the camera. We both got hit with a fit of the giggles but the photographer soon got us on the right track, he was clearly very experienced in doing that and we had some incredible shots taken that really took our breath away during the viewing session. We both really loved the staff, and the atmosphere and we are over the moon with the pictures so it really was a very successful day.
Reviewed by Jeanette McFee2012-04-18 07:04:08
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Angela Tower
I loved the atmosphere in the salon, it was very lively and a lot of fun. I was impressed with the make-up and by that I mean both the application and the actual products that are very affordable and very easy to use. I have been using them for a few weeks now and find that they are very long lasting and this makes them even more good value. I was delighted my my hair cut and they way they styled it. I felt that a lot of thought went into how they did my hair and the style really suited my face and made me look a lot younger, and nobody is going to be less than impressed with that. the staff were all very friendly, they made sure i had a drink at all times and made sure that I felt happy and comfortable. i was really impressed with the photographs and felt that there was no hard sell going on and it was up to me how many of them i wanted to buy. I felt very happy all round with the service.
Reviewed by Angela Tower2012-04-08 07:24:35
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Amanda Clarke
I loved the way the salon was set up, it was busy but it was really well organized. Everybody there was having a great time including me and the before and afters were amazing. I really like the cosmetics, I brought quite a large amount of them and the way I do my makeup has improved dramatically since I had the experience that included a mini makeup lesson the way the makeup artist explained everything to me! I loved the initial consultation that gave me a lot of confidence and I also really enjoyed the photoshoot that was a lot more relaxed than I had anticipated and of course the best thing of all of it was the amazing pictures that had superb content, great composition and were printed on really high quality paper. Oh and one final point the staff were great.
Reviewed by Amanda Clarke2012-01-25 12:33:40
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Emma Wilson
I have to hand it to the New ID team; they sure know how to do a perfect makeover. I have never been what you would call an oil painting but by the time this lot had finished with me I was as near as I was ever going to get. It was a pretty miraculous transformation and one that I will never forget, well, I really will never forget because I have the most amazing pictures of me looking like a billion dollars hanging on my wall! What I found most incredible was the price, I only paid forty pounds for my makeover which is actually considerably less than I would normally pay for a haircut, so anything on top of that was always going to be a bonus! The makeup wads equally as good as the haircut and styling and I will be going back to take part in the beauty on the go deal that is only twenty five pounds and does not involve a photoshoot it is just to get dolled up before you go out to a special event or a night on the town! The whole package with New ID is great and I just wanted to pop on here and share the love!
Reviewed by Emma Wilson2012-01-11 10:23:03
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by rita
What I loved most about this experience was the staff service, they were all very pleasant and very concerned about giving me a look that I wanted rather than one they just felt like doing, as had been the case at another makeover salon that I used a few years ago. The level of service was a lot higher than I expected and on top of that the hair cut was one of the best that I have ever had, I will certainly be going back for another hair cut if nothing else! I really loved the way they did my makeup, it was not too heavy even though I know they have to put more on so it is not bleached out by the camera and the lights. During the consultation a lot of consideration was given to what I wanted to achieve and then they did just that. I am not sure when I will go for another makeover but one thing I do know for sure is that when I do, it will be with New ID Studio.
Reviewed by rita2011-12-20 11:49:36
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Gemma Wilks
I used New ID and rate them pretty highly.. The good things are that the makeup is great, I love New ID cosmetics, they last for ages and they come in really cool shades, the way the woman did my makeup was great. She did a chart for me that detailed what she put where, I have brought all of the products that she used on me, to be fair my makeup does look a lot better than it used to but it is not really like she did it! The hair cut was great, I was pretty happy with that, but it was a bit shorter than I wanted! The free drink was great, I am not the biggest fan of Bucks Fizz but alcohol is always better than no alcohol. The photo session was fun but it was a bit rushed as they were very busy that day but having said that the photos were out of this world I was really seriously impressed with them. The down side to this is the price of the pictures its not that they are over priced it is just that they are so good you are going to want all of them and it is a bit heartbreaking not to be able to buy them all but unless you have some serious cash to spend you are not going to be able to get all of them
Reviewed by Gemma Wilks2011-10-24 08:42:41
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Verity
I liked so much about this salon. For one it was clean, and for two the atmosphere was fantastic, I could tell that I was going to have fun as soon as I got in the door, it was a lovely big room and there was a lot going on that made it all very exciting. I loved the staff, who were without exception very friendly indeed and they all seemed to be very good and professional doing their each individual bit of the makeover. I loved the makeup it was a lot better quality than I had expected and I went on to buy quite a a lot of it, the stuff they used on me during the experience and I have since brought quite a lot more online. The photo guy was really nice, he was good fun and made me feel very welcome. The pictures were great quality and I was happy with the price. The experience was really interesting and enjoyable and I would be more than happy to go again in the future and probably will because it’s a great way to spend a day a really nice environment with happy professional people who make you look and feel fantastic.
Reviewed by Verity2011-10-23 13:17:21
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by Brenda
I liked just about everything to do with this makeover company but it is the staff that made it so great. They listen to exactly what you want to achieve and then they achieve exactly what you asked for. The studio is clean and well organized, the hairdresser and makeup artist worked wonders on my hair and makeup, I was so impressed, it took years off me. The photographer was a really nice guy that made me feel very comfortable and made me look stunning in the pictures. I didn’t find any hard sell during the private viewing session, even though I have read it does happen and the pictures only took three weeks to come when they told me it would be up to eight and they were even better than I expected. I thought the makeover was very reasonably priced and you got an awful lot for your money, the pictures are not cheap but are worth every penny and I was very glad I went. The vouchers are a great gift idea too.
Reviewed by Brenda2011-10-07 11:31:48
New ID Studios Manchester 's review by viv
I had a superb time with New ID, I am very glad I picked them out of a choice of companies offering the same thing and I am as happy to recommend them as I would be happy to go back again. The Makeover I had included a free print, free drinks all day and that was Bucks Fizz, I had makeup professionally applied by a profession makeup artist, I had my hair washed cut and blow dried and styled by a professional hair stylist and then after some time to catch my breath I had my photos taken in a professional photo salon by a professional photographer and it was super. I though it would be more like having you pictures taken at school but no, this was far more fun, we had lots of different backgrounds to choose from and I was in all sorts of positions at one point he had me on the fire escape, that was a hoot, and in the middle of a circular lump of wood that was fun too, there were pull down backgrounds, screens, fans, music, it really is quite fascinating and a real hoot! I was blown away at the quality of the pictures, I wanted to have the printed and take them home but sadly you have two wait about two months for them but I am sure they are going to be awfully good, they looked super in the viewing.
Reviewed by viv2011-09-21 09:32:55