We all need a bit of pampering from time to time, but with a hectic lifestyle it can be difficult fitting in a trip to the salon or the spa between work and family commitments.
Luckily there are a growing number of mobile beauty websites and apps that deliver qualified professionals direct to your door, ready to offer a wide range of home beauty treatments at competitive rates.
1. Milk Beauty
London’s fastest-growing mobile beauty service offers at-home treatments including facials, massage, waxing, nails, and tanning, seven days a week between the hours of 10am and 10pm.
Milk covers all London postcodes, and all equipment and materials are supplied, including treatment beds. There is a minimum spend of £25 per visit and treatments range from £5 to £100.
Tel: 020 8525 8991
2. Perfect 10
Perfect 10 is a mobile salon offering treatments for both men and women including blow dries, massage, reflexology, makeup, manicures and pedicures, spray tan, threading, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, waxing and wet shaves.
Perfect 10 operates within the M25 and treatments start from £12. Regular customers can book blocks of treatments to receive a discount.
Tel: 0203 086 7833
3. Return to Glory
Return to Glory offers one of the widest ranges of services and some of the most unique treatments, including aromatherapy, lymphatic drainage and Thai yoga massage. You can also book a private personal training service session in salsa dance, yoga, Zumba and Pilates.
Service area includes most of the Greater London area, with an additional fee applicable outside the M25. Most treatments are charged at a flat rate of £59 per hour.
Tel: 020 3481 6636
4. Blow Ltd.
Blow Ltd. runs two London-based beauty bars offering speedy blow dries, makeup and nail treatments and recently launched their “to-go” service which brings the same treatments to your door.
An at-home blow dry costs £40 for 40 minutes or you can choose one of the packages with a combination of blow-dry, facial treatments, makeup or manicure ranging from £65 to £190.
Stylists currently work only in London Zones 1 and 2 and can be booked via the app up to 2 hours in advance.
Uber revolutionized the private transport industry, and now the Priv app is doing the same thing for beauty treatments. Priv connects professional freelance beauty therapists with clients in their local area, allowing you to order a haircut, manicure, massage, makeup session, shave, spray tan or personal training session direct to your door.
6. Urban Massage
Urban Massage offers a mobile massage service out of several cities in the UK, including London. Therapists can be booked out to your home, office or hotel at a time convenient to you and you can start enjoying your massage in as little as 60 minutes.
Types of massage offered include deep tissue, pregnancy, anti-cellulite, sports, Thai and reflexology. The therapist will bring the oils and table, or a specially designed massage chair for use in the office or where space is limited. Pay a fixed rate of £65 per hour.
GlossPod is a manicure on-demand service, ordered via an app to addresses in the London area. A basic manicure is £25 or if you chip or break a nail at work you can order the “emergency nail” service to come and fix it at your office within the hour. Smudges or chips within 24 hours of having a manicure will also be fixed for free.
CitySwish is an on-demand mobile beauty salon. Choose treatments that include hair, nails, massage, tanning, waxing and facials. Pricing is per hour (£45 for beauty and £60 for massage) and treatments can be booked up to an hour in advance from 10am until 11pm.
Tel: 020 3318 8234
9. Gina Conway Privé
Privé is one of the more expensive services on the list, at £85 an hour for beauty and £100 an hour for hair, but you’re paying for luxury treatment. When you book with Privé, you can look forward to complimentary massages with every haircut and a fluffy robe, aromatherapy candles and herbal tea with massages. If you’re looking to really bring the spa experience to your home, then this could be what you’re looking for.
Tel: 020 8234 6899
Prettly offers treatments for nails, hair and makeup in the comfort of your home or office. A classic manicure costs £25, or you can choose the express hair and makeup service to get you ready for a night out for £45. Bookings can be made up to four hours in advance between 7am and 10.30pm.
Tel: 0203 432 0430