“WE NO LONGER JUST WANT A GOOD TREATMENT, WE ALSO WANT THE ATMOSPHERE AND STYLE TO GO WITH IT. SALONS WITH MARBLE TABLES AND VELVET SOFAS ARE COMING OUT IN FULL FORCE TO PLEASE OUR INNER PINTEREST LOVERS”
I‘ll be honest with you; I’ve always picked out where to get a haircut or massage, very highly based on the interiors (as well as reviews of course – no one wants a crappy haircut!) Even before I would Instagram the crap out of it (guilty) I guess I wanted somewhere that reflected me and what I wanted from my experience; stylish, relaxing, easy going and somewhere that makes you feel special. It’s not often I treat myself, so when I do, I really want to fondly look back on it.
With that, I’m sharing my fave, salon spots to frequent in London – whether you’re looking for a killer blow dry, a facial for your birthday or just somewhere to be pampered and utterly relaxed. These are my picks that not only provide friendly, attentive service (and Prosecco! 😉 ) but also make for a damn, fine Instagram snap, which I’m sure we can all appreciate!
WHAT I GO THERE FOR
This was the place that taught me how to Halo braid! (SO much easier than it looks, I filmed a tutorial here!) As much as I love a bouncy blow dry, I always opt for something that I don’t usually do myself or at home. Duck and Dry are the queen of braids here, so I usually go for some kind of half up, half down style with tumbling waves! If you’re stuck for inspo, they have a book full of styles and they’re fab at improvising or helping you decide. I usually end up letting them loose and my locks and the result is always spectacular.
AMAZING FOR: Prosecco, blow dries and they also have a nail bar in the Oxford Circus one. Really cool atmosphere and a huge variety of uniquely styled corners for a photo opp! Always happy to help you snap away your new hairstyle. The products they use are Duck and Drys own and smell amazing! A really lovely way to treat yourself before a big, night out with the girls or a special occasion.
DUCK & DRY – OXFORD CIRCUS
Duck and Dry is Londons infamous blow dry bar, spread across 4 different locations: Oxford Circus (just tucked behind Oxford street and my go-to haunt) Kings road, Soho and Spitalfields. Always super friendly with an AMAZING choice of styles, from beachy waves, grecian braids, and bouncy blow dries. A great place to get your hair tended to and styled to perfection for an occasion or night out!
I’m forever being asked by strangers where I got my hair done after I’ve left Duck and Dry (Strangers complimenting you is always a testament to how good they are in my books!) 10/10 for it’s incredible aesthetics and for having serious Instagram factor!
LIMOZ LOGLI – CHELSEA
A short (and very picturesque) walk from South Kensington tube is Limoz Logli – a stunning hair and beauty salon in Chelsea, popular amongst many! Similarly to Duck and Dry, the interiors are luxe, clean, sophisticated yet utterly relaxing. The treatment rooms downstairs are a whirlwind away from the bustle of the streets above and offered some much needed tranquility in what was a very busy and stressful day.
I love the range of beauty treatments here and personally will be frequenting due to the wonderful staff that really put me at ease and literally transported my mind into a totally different world. I left feeing not only physically, but mentally relaxed and ready to face the rest of the day. Nothing is too much trouble for these guys (including taking some snaps for you to make the most of the pinterest worthy front 😉 )
WHAT I GO THERE FOR
A relaxing mani and their incredible ‘pure lift’ facial. I’m a bit of a facial novice and loved how this completely rejuvenated me after a busy few weeks! It offers a non invasive face lift effect, using electrical muscle stimulation, to effectively exercise your face and all the muscles you don’t use! It was a really interesting experience, combined with the relaxing massage of a traditional facial after! My skin felt a lot more even, contoured and glowing! (See results below!) I went about my day after, sans-makeup and let the rich, vitamin C serum do it’s job and soak in!
AMAZING FOR: They do a variety of treatments, from mani’s, pedi’s, hair, facials, micro needling, hair extensions as well as offering packages! A really chic, luxe environment and the loveliest staff – professional, approachable, friendly and super knowledgable!
Would be so interested to hear what your fave beauty treatments are to have and where your go-to spots are! (I’m a sucker for getting my hair done and the little head massage they give you!) Join the conversation below!
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