Newcastle’s first facial bar…and it’s all vegan!

Zara Jull, owner of Viso facial bar

The first facial bar has officially opened in Newcastle, and it is dedicated to using only certified vegan and cruelty-free products. 

Viso facial bar has been a huge success, offering a range of spa-grade treatments.

Owner of Viso, Zara Jull, 34, said: “I was told I was allergic to makeup so I wanted to make sure I had good skin. I ended up going for a facial and completely zoned out and imagined opening an eco-beauty salon since I am vegan myself.”

All the interior inside the salon is made from recyclable materials Zara has collected and redecorated from charity shops.

She added: “I sourced all the materials, the towels are all from sustainable cotton and the bamboo sticks are all recycled wood which I use for facemasks”. This resembles the sustainability she uses in her salon by making sure it is all vegan-friendly.

Inside Viso facial bar

Vegan beauty treatments are becoming more popular within the industry for healing and cosmetic purposes which has further influenced Zara’s idea to turn into a successful business.

Dr Kalliopi Dodou, Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Cosmetic Science course leader said: “Vegan beauty is about plant-based beauty treatments. It is a current trend as consumers perceive vegan ingredients to be environmental, animal and planet-friendly and is currently profitable.”

Dr Dodou further added that: “Plant-based raw materials can be rich in vitamins” which has resulted in Viso’s success. 

Viso is open Monday to Friday 10 – 5 and Saturday 9-2. If you would like further information call 07418005264 or email


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