After spending five years working on fashion shows with Chanel’s Lucia Pica, make-up artist Nicola Fiveash has now set up her own professional make-up bar. You’ll find it located inside Butcher’s hair salon in Shoreditch and we can’t recommend it enough. From fast-fix make-up to bridal tutorials, everything is on offer here and at a reasonable price point with treatments starting from £20 – little wonder it has consistent 5* ratings. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed and will leave with a roster of new tips, a wish list of products, and a face of make-up you’ll want to last for days.
New to Topshop’s Oxford Circus, this nail studio offers classic manicures along with fine, detailed nail art that’s subtle yet impactful at the same time. You can also opt for speedy treatments, so it’s the ultimate pit-stop in your lunch break, or you can go all out and book in for a package with your friends and a glass of fizz – whatever you choose, there’s no doubt you’ll feel relaxed, pampered and at ease instantly.
Fast becoming the go-to spot for everything hair, Bluetit started off as a small pop-up and now has salons in Dalston, Brixton, Peckham, East Village and Clapton – to name a few. Part of the appeal is the low-key atmosphere that allows you to completely unwind and switch off, but the ultimate selling-point is the exceptional stylists who know exactly how to update your look without ever being too scissor happy.
Introducing one of London’s hottest new wellness destinations, this one-stop shop for self-care is conveniently near Oxford Circus, yet tucked away just enough to feel calm and serene. The main attraction is the private infrared sauna pods which can be booked for up to 45 minutes and aim to provide head-to-toe benefits, including the alleviation from back and joint pain and improved circulation, as well as boosting a more radiant, glowing complexion. Post-sweat sessions can then be followed up by a visit to the Instagram-friendly café which serves superfood bowls and elixir-spiked lattes. Holistic beauty at its finest – we’ll see you there.
New to the nail scene is this incredibly photogenic salon, Nail Club. Located beneath Skinnydip’s Covent Garden store, it’s a treasure trove of millennial pink sofas combined with chic red and gold furnishings. It’s affordable too, with prices starting from just £18, you can opt for regular polish, shellac or acrylic. Side note: they do one of the best gel removals we’ve ever had with a glossy slick finish to boot.
Haircare meets sustainability in this quirky East London salon. It starts with the choice of haircare they use, Davines – which is arguably one of the most environmentally-conscious brands on the market to date – but the commitment to leading a sustainable salon goes far beyond that. The inside of the salon was designed using cork, which doesn’t harm trees when extracted. Then you have the use of disposable towels that are made out of recycled and recyclable waffled paper, plus clients buying The Essential Line products can come back with empty pots and refill them at a discounted cost. The best bit? It’s incredibly stylish too, with chic second-hand furniture, you instantly feel at home, calm and relaxed – not to mention being in the capable hands of some incredible stylists, too.
Designed to look and feel exactly like a home, this beauty hot spot was created for clients to not only relax, but also fully engage in the treatment and learn along the way. From facials to micro needling, as well as acupuncture and infra-red therapy, this luxe space caters to all needs and focuses on making you feel good from the inside out. Expect to leave feeling restored and – if opting for a facial – with one of the most radiant complexions yet.
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