London Spas and Salons to Visit

STRIP
No one loves a hairy fairy! That’s why this month I decided to venture over to Strip Salon to see what all the fuss was about. Was I found was a whole lot more than your standard waxing salon. Each room is specifically designed to suit the type of hot wax you choose (lavender room is features a lavender wax/ chocolate colored room, a chocolate wax.) As if the boudoir treatment rooms aren’t enough, the procedures themselves are almost pain free (thanks to the combination of shrink rap oils, hot to dry wax and a seriously well trained beauticians.) All in all, by far the most professional and long lasting wax I’ve had yet. My only complaint; I wish I got longer in those luxurious little chambers!

OPI NAILS
Renowned for creating some of the best polishes on the market, OPI IS still going strong. Perhaps less well known than the polish itself, is the OPI mail salon in Selfridges. Newly refurbished and tucked away next to Miss Selfridge, you will find a mini pit stop in your shopping day. Simple, modern, clean and express you will find one of the best mani/pedis you can get in town without dropping a weighty sum on your wallet. If that wasn’t enough, you also have every OPI color in the rainbow to choose from….then again this rainbow seems ever growing still (OPI is constantly coming up with new ways to wonder us!)

BLINK EYEBROWS
Better brows in 5 minutes flat. If you haven’t tried Blink already – go. The original trend-setters of threading, puts Blink brow bars at the best of the best when it comes to eyebrow maintenance and shaping. Painless (as much as the procedure can be) professional and practical, Blink is still my top choice of eyebrow salons. Take yourself to one of the many bars popping up in London, and see for yourself why Blink is still so popular. It really does change the whole shape of your face for the better.

THE ILLUMINATA SPA
Tucked into the busy Mayfair business district, one will find a spa to top all spas; The Illuminata. If the marbled classical interior and heavenly slippers aren’t enough, be transported to ancient relaxation in a decadent shapire tiled steam room. The ‘Jasmine Steam’ is an incredibly luxurious experience, which involves being bathed in lemon salts, before being left to ‘steam’ in a chamber of jasmine aromas. After a warm shower, one feels buttery soft and truly like a Goddess.

For a real treat, let yourself be escourted into a treatement room where one can choose from an array of different facials and massages. Recommended to me was the ‘Aromoplasty Decleor Facial;’ a 50 minute process of essential oils, masks and facial massaging that deeply purifies and nourishes the skin, whilst sweeping away sighns of winter fatigue. This facial in particular is fantastic for skin of all ages, being both anti aging and aging preventative. Moreover it does great justice to the Decleor range of skincare products available on the market such as Decleor’s ‘Neroli Essential Oil.’