The road to Lacquered began after owner, Astoria Smith, began a mobile beauty business. Many of her clients had existing medical issues, were battling cancer or were pregnant. Those ladies were interested in what was IN the products and how it would effect their health and the health of their loved ones.
Opened in 2020 and located in the scenic , chic and ever changing Towne of St.Georges, Lacquered Lounge is a trendsetter for Beauty Lounges in Bermuda.
Treatments, installments and retail have been curated with
you and the earth in mind making sure you don’t have to sacrifice your
health for your love of beauty.
Offering a variety of services, including manicures, pedicures, facials, makeup and waxing means you get the services you love without the toxins you hate!
Vegan, Organic, Biodegradable, less chemicals- It’s beauty that’s better for you!
HI Lacquer Lovers,
My name is Astoria, a certified Makeup Artist , nail technician, brow technician and the owner and operator of Lacquered on Location.
After getting my BBA, in 2014, I tried to find fulfilling careers in Hospitality and Financial Industry but nothing seemed to stick. After years of promotions and job alterations I decided something had to give.
I had always loved makeup, ask the lady’s at MAC on Front Street :) , and had tried my hand at offering manicures and pedicures for Christmas gifts since I was 13 years old.
In 2017, knowing I needed a change, I saved, committed and worked 3 jobs to send myself to Toronto, Canada for the latter part of the year to several different beauty certificate at different Beauty schools.
Since starting Lacquered on Location in 2017 the Lacquered brand and offerings have grown. With Lacquered Lounge opening in January 2020 and Lacquered on Location services being featured in professional photoshoots and events with BSOA, Bermuda Fashion Festival Fashion Shows, Cassine, Daughters of Summer and the Bermuda Tourism Authority!
Lacquered was born from a love and passion for all things beauty and a desire to do something that I truly love!
After 2 years of operation I continue to learn and love the Beauty Industry and expand the retail and service offerings at Lacquered with compassion for my clients and the Environment in mind!
Love and Lacqered,
Want to know a little more about Astoria’s journey? Check out THIS article in the RG!
My Certificates and Qualitifications Include:
BBA Nipissing University, North Bay Canada 2014
Brow and Lash Tinting Certificate Glow Academy, Toronto Canada December 2017
Beauty Makeup Artistry Certificate Glow Academy, Toronto, Canada December 2017
Nail Technician Certificate George Brown College, Toronto, Canada December 2017
Master Brow Artist Certificate ,The Wax Chick June 2018
Brazilian Waxing ,The Wax Chick April 2020
Province Apothecary Facial Certificate Province Apothecary. Jan 2021
Spark LED Light Therapy , GLOWNAR Aesthetic Equipment Dec 2021
Brow Lamination, RefectocCil, January 2022
Check out these articles in the Royal Gazette:
From a Passion to Business : Feb 2020
Giving Back to the Community: June 2020
Lacquered Late Policies
Below you will find a listing of all the Regulations and Policies, both existing and new, for Lacquered. Increased precautions have been taken to make sure all clients ,and Astoria, are protected and respected! This is including , but not restricted to the following:
Hand sanitization and/or covering before treatments
Use of Sanitized and Single use implements ( like nail files, buffers, wax sticks)
Use of Face coverings during treatments
Use of Detailed Consultation forms
A newly implemented hand sanitation station next to the entrance way
Increased time between clients , to allow for full surface sanitization
Restricted use of the Lacquered Lobby area
Moving to “No Touch” Bank Transfer Payments when ever possible
Late Arrival: if you arrive more than 10 minutes later than your scheduled appointment The appointment will be cancelled or rescheduled and 100% of the scheduled appointment will be due.
Cancellation: Any appointment that is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to the appointment will be considered a late cancellation and will be subject to 100% charge of scheduled services.
No Show: If you do not show up to your appointment at all you will be subject to 100% charge of the scheduled services.
Should one , or all of the above time infractions, occur 3 times Lacquered Lounge reserves the right to deny bookings.
Lacquered Lounge reserves the right to refuse service based on clients Nail or skin condition, ie evident or suspected infection, and based on vulgar behavior or language.
Please note that at this time no Lacquered on Location services are permitted and the Lacquered online shop will still be available 24/7 for those who would like to purchase service kits or green beauty products.
If you have any questions please feel free to review the government website or call 441-735-2265.
Can’t wait to see you soon!💃🏽
Love and Lacquered ,
What is “green beauty”?
Green Beauty incorporates the philosophy that we should no longer have to sacrifice our health and the environment to look and feel beautiful! At Lacquered Lounge that includes sourcing products that are non-toxic,vegan, cruelty free with minimal, recycled or plastic free packaging and shipping as well as implementing processes like paper free consultations, smaller single use implements and compostable trash bags.
It's Beauty that's Better for YOU!
What makes Lacquered Lounge a “green beauty” salon?
All products and services have been curated to reduce the client and the therapist’s exposure to traditional chemicals found in beauty products and be more environmentally friendly.
Astoria, has chosen a variety of products to be used in services and for retail that are vegan, cruelty free, biodegradable, organic, reusable and chemical free.
All “paperwork”, including consultation forms, are done paper-free and items shipped to Bermuda have been done so with limited packaging.
Polishes, Remover, Wax ,Coffee Cups, Cleaning agents ect have been chosen with you and the environment in mind!
Being a green beauty salon means selecting products and services that have natural ingredients and eco friendly packaging so that we can reduce the impact on our and the environment’s health.
What products will be used?
We have several different product lines that give you “Green Beauty” with a choice!
We carry “5-Free” nail polishes from Liquid Bermuda and “7-Free” nail polishes from Ella+Mia, who is certified by PETA and "10-Free" polishes from Janet and Jo , for services and retail.
Our Scrubs and Lotions, from local artisan Virgin Magnolia, are vegan, cruelty, paraben and gluten free and we offer a Soy Based polish remover that is more nourishing and less damaging for the nail plate.
Beelicious Wax, used for hair removal, is a non-polymer, organic, biodegradable and compostable.
We also retail Makeup Erasers. A revolutionary fiber makeup remover cloth that makes removing makeup at the end of the day chemical free and helps eliminate 1.3 BILLION traditional makeup removal wipes used daily.
How can I make a treatment appointment?
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Twenty-four hour (24) notification is required for all cancelled or changed appointments to avoid a 50% cancellation fee. Missed Appointments will be changed 100% of service fee.
What if I arrive late to my appointment?
Arriving late will result in limiting the time for your treatment or a full reschedule. You will still be charged the full fee for the treatment.
Will I be able to purchase the products that are used in my treatments?
Lacquered carries a full array of vegan, cruelty free products for purchase so that you can continue the #lacqueredlifestyle at home. You can purchase in person or online anytime.
Are you available for weddings or special events?
I am available for wedding makeup and photoshoots. The Lacquered Lounge is the perfect, private place to hold an event and can be rented or I can come to your location. Email for more information!
Can I buy gift vouchers?
Lacquered offers gift certificates of all denominations. These can be used at the Lounge or can be purchased in person or online for no waste electronic certificates.
What do I wear to my appointment?
You are welcome to wear casual dress to Lacquered Lounge but may want to wear loose fitting shirt , for makeup should you need to change, and loose fitting pants for services like pedicures and, so you can fully enjoy the leg and foot massage.
How do I book an appointment?
The Lacquered Vision
The vision for the company has 3 important components:
By offering amazing results in services with products you can trust.
By working directly with local artisans and the St.Georges Stakeholder Committee to make our community vibrant, connected and fufilled.
By implementing processes, services and products with less of a carbon footprint.
Aligning all decisions, services and purchases around these 3 pillars helps ensure that we are not only providing amazing results but also creating a positive change in the beauty industry and the World!