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The best quick-fix beauty salons in London

With London Fashion Week upon us, time is of the essence when it comes to grooming. Fast beauty destinations are essential for LFW, and express treatments are a top asset. London is set to turn into a glamorous gathering this fashion week, so make sure you’re not caught out: look your best with our guide to the top beauty hotspots in London

Emily Scrivener
City Guide
Emily Scrivener ,

Nails Inc

Hot-foot it to Fenwick of Bond Street for Nails Inc’s signature 15-minute manicure. Perfect for sprucing up your nails in a matter of moments, the Nails Inc express manicure is the quickest such treatment around. Those who want to make an extra statement could opt for the monogram manicure in which you personalise your nails with a name or message. It’s ideal for staying on trend this season. The nailcare brand is also working with several designers backstage, including Victoria Beckham, so you know you’ll be getting the hottest looks.

Fenwick, 63 New Bond Street, London W1S 1RQ, +44 (0)20 7491 1155

Blow Ltd

The Blow fast beauty bar in St Martin’s Courtyard in Covent Garden offers the perfect beauty stop in a great central location. Billed as London’s number one fast beauty bar, it presents an impressive selection of services including nine blow-dry looks as well as makeovers and manicures. For the complete salon experience get each service at the same time and look picture-perfect in an hour. Whether you want a last-minute manicure or a lunchtime beauty fix, Blow is the place to go.

Blow Ltd, 8 Slingsby Place, London WC2E 9AB, +44 (0)20 7240 7987


Learn the tricks of the trade in minimal time at Benefit brow bar in Carnaby Street. Choose from a selection of signature services all designed to primp and prime in minimal time. Services perfect for polishing up your beauty regime include the brow wax, a tailored service for flattering brows; tanning; and lash treatments. While there be sure to take a look at the new products for instant beauty solutions.

Benefit, 10 Carnaby Street, London W1F 9PF, +44 (0)20 3597 5886


The Bliss salon is famous for its impressive, award-winning spa menu. For those in a rush we recommend the express pedicure for polished toes in a matter of moments. For those looking to indulge in a facial but wanting to cut down on time we recommend the Oxygen Blast for a quick complexion pick-me-up. Among the most popular treatments are the Triple Oxygen Treatment facial and the hour-long Rhythm and Bliss massage, so why not indulge in some post-LFW therapy with a weekend of pampering?

Bliss, 60 Sloane Avenue, London SW3 3DD, +44 (0)20 7590 6146


Hershesons blow-dry bar has earned its reputation as the go-to brand for fashion-forward hair looks, all done in an impressive 30 minutes. Simply walk in and browse the menu of 12 looks and the team will reproduce your chosen look in a matter of moments. Famous for its skill in creating fantastic hairstyles that last all day, Hershesons is a must for keeping your hair sleek and stylish for a day of shows. Celebrate style icons with hairstyles inspired by Brigitte Bardot and Hilary Swank or opt for a classic blow-dry for an effortless, polished look.

Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB, +44 (0)207 493 1600



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