Finding the right salon to trust can be scary, especially in a city as big as London where beauty bars are a dime a dozen.
But don’t fret- whether you are looking for a holiday pampering, or a long term beauty-relationship, I have done the legwork for you and found my favourite style teams, who will make you look and feel extraordinary in no time!
Brooks and Brooks
It isn’t very often that you come across a large salon with the personality and dedication to each and every client like Brooks and Brooks. Winners of London Hairdresser or the year, three times now, they are one of the prominent forces in the industry and a name you can trust. My previous hair situation was dire, with no style what-so-ever. Brooks really know their stuff, with the experienced stylist team willing to teach you how to shape your look around your hair type and flaws.
I was really impressed with their passion and my stylist, Kayleigh, created one of the best looks I have ever rocked. Prices are very reasonable for London and you will feel like every penny was well spent. A standard cut & blowdry starts at £49.
WHERE? 13-17 Sicilian Avenue, WCIA 2QH Closest Tube: Holborn
Okay ladies, don’t freak out- but I have uncovered the coolest nail bar in the UK. You can sip cocktails while you have your mani-pedi, have a good chuckle with your girls and even host events!
London Grace uses eco-friendly, no-nasties-included products and the boutique salons are so cosy and welcoming, you will never want to leave.
Book a table on a Friday night, get your girlfriends together and have your nails done pre-party while you down an espresso martini. HEAVEN.
Also- the shellac and quality of their service is second to none, the proof is in the detail, these ladies know their stuff. Prices are very low, for a full manicure (‘Top Notch’) it is just £23. You see the full price list here.
WHERE? 107 Clapham High St, SW4 7TB – Closest Tube: Clapham Common (Clapham Store) or 26 Putney High Street, SW15 1SL – Tube: Putney Station
Whether it be a full body St Tropez spray tan (from £30) or a deluxe facial, the ladies at Anesis will have you feeling like a princess. The products they use are all top quality and parofen free. My pre-holiday spray tans have never looked so good!
WHERE? 14 The Pavement, Clapham Common, SW4 0HY – Closest Tube: Clapham Common
Blink Brow Bar
Everyone needs their brow game to be strong, and the ladies at Blink will not let you set foot out the door with a single hair astray. There is a huge list of treatments, from light touch-ups (from £25) to the whole 9 yards.
WHERE? There are stores all over London, you can check out which is closest to you here.
Somewhere else tickled your fancy? Add your suggestions below!