Looking for a beauty fix in the capital? Scroll down for a list of our favourite London beauty salons.
Best for Nail Art
Lower Ground Floor, 214 Oxford Street, W1D 1LA
With super talented nail technicians (who are always sporting suitably amazing manicures), this place takes creativity to another level. From neon Aztec prints to a full-on WAH leopard-print designs, the sky is the limit with team WAH.
Price: Nail Art starting from around £20, Manicures from £25
Best for Waxing
Ministry of Waxing
They’ve got toys for you to squeeze, comfortable beds to lie on and use a Wild Berry Chocolate hot wax that makes the process as painless as can be. As Ministry of Waxing boasts, they are dedicated to helping you conquer “body foliage”.
Price: £50 for the XXXX-All Off Brazilian.
Best for Shellac Manicures
Shellac Nails by Rachael
City Lofts, 112 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4LE
Dear readers, we are letting you in on a local secret. Rachael’s apartment is just a one minute walk from Old Street tube station and she is as professional as they come. Armed with a full range of nail colours, Rachael is everything you’d want in a beautician: friendly, precise and ever the perfectionist when it comes to your nails.
Price: £25 for a CND Shellac Manicure
Best for the Ultimate Spa Experience
The Bulgari Spa
171 Knightsbridge, SW7 1DW
With five levels of pure, unadulterated bliss, The Bulgari Spa is serenity epitomized. The pool is decorated with gold leaf glass and is arguably one of London’s best. With state of the art technology like LED light therapy and age-defying treatments, the Bulgari spa mean business.
Price: From £60. For use of spa facilities, book a treatment that lasts for a minimum of 2 hours.
Best for Brow Treatments
16 Seymour Place, W1H 7NG
Their HD Brow Treatment is tried, tested and celebrity-approved. Whether you’ve over-plucked or are struggling with a potential unibrow, the girls at iBrows etc will know what to do. If you need a little convincing, check out their Instagram @ibrowsetc for before and after photos of customers.
Price: HD Brow Treatment £40.
Best Value for Money
Westfield London, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF
A 20-minute quickie that works wonders for your skin – Dermalogica’s MicroZone Treatment is designed to cater to your specific needs. From exfoliations, extractions and moisture boosts, your skin is in safe hands with their expert skin therapists. Tip: Ask for Emma G, who gives the very best facials at this branch!
Price: £20 for 20 minutes
Best for Pedicures
119 Portland Road, London, W11 4LN
They’ve got branches all over London but this one at Clarendon Cross, Holland Park is our favourite. With oversized, luxurious recliner chairs and TVs in front of you, we can never get enough of Cowshed!
Price: £58 for the Ultimate Cowshed Pedicure – includes relaxing leg and foot massage, hydration mask for your feet whilst your scalp and shoulders are given some pampering too.
Best for Airport Treatments
Blink Brow Bar
Heathrow, Terminal 5, World Duty Free, Ground Floor
Celebrities trust Blink and so do we. They open as early as 5:30am and close at 10pm so sneaking in a 15-minute treatment before your flight is a definite possibility. Post-threading, your eyebrows are soothed with a calming rose gel.
Price: Eyebrow shaping £17
Best for At Home Treatments
Blossom & Jasmine
Host a pamper party with your girlfriends in the comforts of your own home or hotel. Blossom & Jasmine will take care of everything from manicures to massages, spray-tanning and waxing. Recommended by Vogue, InStyle and a string of influential clientele, there’s nothing ordinary about this exclusive service.
Price: Signature Spa Facial £75 for 60 minutes.
Best for City Retreats
Bamford Haybarn Spa at The Berkeley
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL
Escape for a day (or a weekend) at the Berkeley and never look back. They’ve got a rooftop pool overlooking Hyde Park and treatments of every kind to suit your taste and budget. Whilst you’re there, don’t forget to try their designer afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea, served in The Caramel Room.
Price: Quick Fix Oskia Facial £45