The Best Beauty Destinations In The Capital

When it comes time to book a beauty treatment – whether it’s a blow dry or a spray tan – you’d be mad not to do your homework first. Thankfully, Treatwell is on hand to do the hard work for you – the online platform has thousands of great salons on its books, as well as a range of customer reviews, so you can be confident you’re in good hands. To narrow it down even further, here are seven of the best in London – plus an exclusive 20% OFF any service for SL readers when you download the app.
The Best Beauty Destinations In The Capital

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Treatwell Recommends: The Spa at Brown’s Hotel, Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4BP 

Rating: 4.9*

Why We Rate It: A real treat for weary souls and knotted muscles, The Spa at Brown’s offers an extensive massage menu. From treatments that draw on Ayurvedic principles to others tailored to pregnancy and reflexology, there are so many options. Our favourite? The Deep Muscle Relax Massage is an hour and a half of sheer bliss – the calm and comforting surroundings will leave you feeling totally relaxed.

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Treatwell Recommends: Forbici, 20 Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, SW7 1HD 

Rating: 5*

Why We Rate It: Forbici is often dubbed ‘the best blow-dry bar in London’. Whether you want full bounce, soft waves or a sleek finish, it’ll deliver results that last for days. Ideal before a special occasion, or any Christmas gatherings you’ve got coming up.

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Treatwell Recommends: Effulgent Beauty at Trevor Sorbie, 27 Floral Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DP

Rating: 5*

Why We Rate It: Effulgent Beauty offers affordable treatments, without scrimping on luxury. Starting from just £10, you can book tints, waxing and threading with some of the best therapists in the business. The attention to detail is faultless, as are the gentle formulations, which never sting or cause irritation. Expect subtle results that enhance your natural features.

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Treatwell Recommends: Iris Avenue, 32 Store Street, Fitzrovia, WC1E 7BS

Rating: 5* 

Why We Rate It: You’d be hard pushed to find anyone who doesn’t love the spray tans at Iris Avenue. The number of re-bookings is seriously high, and the customer ratings are impressive. With two options – full body tan or half body – you can also tailor the colour to your individual preference. Every professional who works there is fully vetted, but it’s Carla who comes highly recommended. Plus, don’t forget to check out the cocktail menu while you’re there.

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Treatwell Recommends: Lacquered + Stripped, 7 Porchester Place, Marble Arch, W2 2BS

Rating: 4.9*

Why We Rate It: Whether you want gels, overlays, acrylics or infills, Lacquered + Stripped has you covered. A go-to for fun, chic nail art, manicures start from just £30, but still include a full exfoliation, as well as a hand massage and glossy paint job. Even better, the salon priorities vegan and cruelty-free formulas, and takes on an eco-conscious approach to all treatments.

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Treatwell Recommends: Brigita Vather Beauty Salon, 80 Buckingham Gate, Victoria, SW1E 6PD

Rating: 4.9*

Why We Rate It: Using all Dermalogica products, Brigita Vather is a bit of an insider secret in the beauty world. The facials are second to none – don’t miss the Pressure Point Facial for a thorough working over – or try the Dermalogica Prescriptive for tailored advice. Starting from just £37, it’s also at the affordable end of the spectrum compared to other facial bars in the capital. 

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Treatwell Recommends: Eleven Mayfair, 11 Blenheim Street, Mayfair, W1S 1LL 

Rating: 5*

Why We Rate It: Loved for its swift and efficient cuts, the stylists at Eleven always listen to the customer first, before offering tailored advice to ensure you get the exact result you’re after. There are plenty of experts available, but look out for Craig and Rocio. There are deep-conditioning treatments and a vast array of blow-dry options on offer – plus, they’re great at squeezing you in last-minute.

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