Beauty Guide for Expats in London
No doubt that “style” is important in London, where fashion is a key-word down to nails accessories. Trends come and go so fast that if you blink, you miss at least 10 new trends. At that speed it does not matter if you have last month’s hair-do as long as you look nice.
Basic services like manicuring and hair-styling can be found almost everywhere, with many salons offering walk-in services. Here are a few popular spots:
Toni & Guy: http://www.toniandguy.com
Toni & Guy is everywhere. If you want a new trendy hairstyle, this is your place.
Nails Inc.: http://www.nailsinc.com
This manicure and pedicure hub has branches around the capital, including stations at John Lewis, Topshop, and Harvey Nichols. Grab some nail varnish to take home with you after your pedicure. Check out the Honeymoon Survival Kit for £20.
The Sanctuary: http://www.sanctuary.com/
This women-only spa in Covent Garden offers a variety of massage types, facials, body wraps, body exfoliations, manicures, pedicures, pregnancy treatments, and more – all at affordable prices. There are also spa pools and a restaurant on site.
The Refinery http://www.the-refinery.com “London’s one-stop Grooming Emporium for men. Established in January 2000 we offer barbering, skincare and spa treatments in exclusive luxury retreats in Mayfair, Harrods and Knightsbridge”.
Time out (the weekly magazine) for all things related to leisure published a list of best spa treatments a few years back: http://www.timeout.com/. It includes 3 places were men can get their pampering treatments.
Boots, the most popular chain of beauty care products, is also a chemist. http://www.boots.com