Party Prep: Best Places In London To Get Glam For The Festive Season
With the festive season now in full swing, your calendar will already be overflowing with fabulous party invitations. From the office do to the annual family gathering, we know how important it is to look your best. Worry not! We’ve tried and tested the best places in London to get glammed up and pampered so you’ll be photo-ready this Christmas and New Year.
The ultimate one-stop shop for all your beauty needs. The Harvey Nichols Beauty Lounge has over 220 of the world’s leading brands under one roof. Need a bit of R&R? Not ready for tonight’s soirée? No problem! Harvey Nichols’ concierge service makes it super easy to pre-book a range of express treatments.
The Sybarite tried out the Debbie Thomas Illuminate Facial – a treatment guaranteed to get your skin glowing and gorgeous.
Another great option is 111Cryo on the Fourth Floor – a new and exclusive 3 minute, full-body cryotherapy treatment with no downtime attached. Benefits include weight loss (expect to burn between 5-800 calories per session), collagen production (you’ll see skin tightening and an instant boost and glow) as well as pain relief.
The Nosh Infusion Clinic within the Beauty Lounge offers bespoke vitamin injections and infusions – perfect for party fatigue / hangovers (we would recommend the B52).
The blow-dry bar also guarantees to give you luscious, envy-inducing locks in 45 minutes or less! And it’s open until 10pm – ideal for a last minute pre-party drop-in.
109-125 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X 7RJ
A peaceful, low-key salon between Chelsea & Kensington on Old Brompton road offering blow-dry, updo’s, lashes, nails and brow tinting and threading. With a relaxed vibe and 360 beauty service (makeup is available on request), this really is a perfect stop pre-party. Relax knowing you’re in safe hands – you’ll leave looking lush and ready to hit the party.
172 Old Brompton Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0BA
Tucked away behind Grosvenor Square in the heart of Mayfair is the incomparably chic salon of Jo Hansford. With such great service, it’s no wonder that the salon is favoured by sophisticated ladies such as Camilla, The Duchess of York and model Yasmin Le Bon.
Throughout December, clients can enjoy the Glamour Package, the ultimate party prep that does exactly what it says on the tin and more! Guests can enjoy a fabulous blow-dry and manicure (both at the same time if you’re in a rush), an exclusive hair product and a glass of bubbly with a Christmas canapé to get you in the festive mood. The Sybarite enjoyed mince pies and a mini bottle of Lanson Black Label champagne. It’s never too early…right?
48 South Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 2QB
Favoured by the Made in Chelsea & Kings Road crowd, Duck & Dry boasts a beautiful pastel interior offering blow-drys, exquisite hairdos and chic nails. For the glam girl on the go, makeup can also be done on request. Whether it’s a perfect bouncy blow dry or tousled and relaxed locks, these guys really know what they’re doing. With another flagship opening in central London in January 2017, they’re set to give Londoners from all over ‘fine feathers’.
335-337 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5ES
No one other than Harrods could make such a bold claim to be “The Ultimate Destination Beauty”. Throughout December, clients can enjoy the Festive Makeover Service, where one can choose between one of four looks: office party, club, dinner and cocktail party. Get glammed from head to toe with a one-hour hair appointment, one-hour manicure, false lash application and a glass of champagne.
5th Floor, Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL