Discover the best new beauty venues in London. From blow-dry salons to cool brow bars and places to shop the latest beauty brands, these are the best insider beauty hotspots you need to visit in summer 2018
Hershesons has reinvented the traditional hair salon at its new location on Fitzrovia’s Berners Street. Set over 5,000 square feet, the space is the ultimate beauty destination, covering everything from hair to skin and nails. The new salon challenges the idea of the conventional hairdresser and has joined forces with some of the biggest names in beauty, such as Suman Brows and the Light Salon, to provide for all your pampering requirements. The hair menu is impressive (indeed world-class, as you might expect) offering cuts, colour and styling. Other treatments, such as manicures, eyebrow threading and facials, take the salon to the next level, creating a true beauty hotspot in London.
Hershesons, 29 Berners Street, London W1T 3LR, +44 (0)20 7434 1747
The Shop at Bluebird
The Shop at Bluebird, one of the capital’s premium concept stores, has opened a new flagship in Covent Garden. Launched in May, it offers a huge mix of contemporary labels including brand of the moment Rixo. In addition to offering an impressive range of luxury fashion names, the new store is a great port of call for beauty lovers. Head up the winding staircase and you’ll find a Blink Brow Bar, Light Salon therapy rooms and a space dedicated to Fornasetti and the Avery Perfume Gallery.
The Shop at Bluebird, Carriage Hall, Floral Street, London WC2E 9DP, +44 (0)20 7351 3873
Suman Brows Beauty Atelier
Suman Brows founder Suman Jalaf is widely regarded as one of London’s most accomplished brow experts. Her talent in creating flattering brow shapes has garnered her a devoted client list across London, including beauty industry experts and celebrities. She has just opened a new salon on Brompton Road where she has trained dedicated staff to carry out her signature treatments. Head here for everything from threading and eyebrow tints to lash lifts, microblading and semi-permanent make-up.
Suman Brows Beauty Atelier, 305 Brompton Road, London SW3 2DY, +44 (0)7482 184428
Travelling by Eurostar this summer? Innovative salon group Chop-Chop has launched its third location, which is set in the Eurostar departures lounge at St Pancras station. It is ideal for a quick, first-class cut and style before you travel. Time-pressed passengers can treat themselves to a speedy treatment; there are 24 express styles to choose from, all carried out in only 20 minutes and with a set price of £20 for both men and women. Meeting the lifestyle demands of the luxury traveller, Chop-Chop offers a fast and refreshing approach to hair cutting and styling, championing diversity and gender equality through fair set prices.
Chop-Chop, Eurostar Boarding Terminal, St Pancras International, Euston Road, London N1C 4QP
Harrods Hair & Beauty Salon
First opened in 1834, Harrods is renowned for offering the latest fashion and trends, with a curated selection of the world’s best labels. This month, the store is relaunching its beauty salon, which presents a host of new brands. Set on the fifth floor, the Harrods Hair & Beauty Salon will be introducing a covetable array of hair, beauty and make-up products from UK and international companies, including Votary, Skin Laundry, Hair by Sam McKnight and Foreo, as well as adding to trend-led categories like cruelty-free make-up. The serene space will also be a port of call for those looking for leading treatments, such as top facials from skincare brands Murad and Dr Dennis Gross. The revamped salon has a refreshed restaurant with health-conscious dishes, so you can feel good both inside and out.
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1X 7XL, +44 (0)20 7893 8333
Townhouse has reimagined the standard nail salon and taken it to new heights with a 2,000 square foot space in Great Portland Street. The stunning venue is a must-visit for those looking to spruce up their nails and get experimental with nail art. Beautiful, understated styles replace garish designs here, with options that range from classic with a single colour to fun, playful editions, all available from a curated menu of nail looks. Townhouse also boasts a custom-built, exclusive nail photo booth so you can share your ‘Nailfie’ with your social circle. Prices for manicures start at £35.
Townhouse, 88 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NS