In partnership with: Harvey Nichols
Being the season of weddings, garden parties and high society events, summer beauty prep is always important but, having spent a year inside attempting at-home facials and DIY manicures, it has never been more important to call on the professionals for help.
Thankfully, this doesn’t have to mean traversing the width and breadth of London and booking so many appointments you need a spreadsheet to keep track of them all. Home to everything from a cryotherapy clinic to a brow bar, Harvey Nichols is the go-to destination for all the treatments you need to prepare your face and body for every event in your summer diary. Our advice? Book now – you’re not the only one in need of a facial.
The Light Salon
If your skin has been left looking a little lacklustre after months of winter weather and central heating, LED light therapy is the key to rejuvenation. Opened by Hannah Measures and Laura Ferguson in 2015, The Light Salon is one of London’s leading providers of this non-invasive and pain-free treatment and offers a range of options to help repair, nourish and stimulate the skin. Those new to LED therapy should try The Signature; a 30 minute treatment devised by The Light Salon as the ultimate quick fix for skin in need of a little TLC. If you’ve got a little more time, The Light Salon also offers full body renewal treatments, as well as packages aimed at cleansing, fighting the effects of pollution and tackling acne.
Treatments from £45
Led by a team of doctors, nurses and qualified aestheticians, Beyond MediSpa has been offering more intensive beauty treatments from its locations at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge and Edinburgh since 2006. Taking a full-service approach to wellbeing and complete body health, the treatment menu is extensive, with each and every one utilising the latest cutting-edge technology and research to deliver effective results.
As well as a range of injectables, body contouring therapies and laser hair removal (a summer prep must), Beyond MediSpa’s facials are among the best in the business. Its signature is the Hydrafacial. Beloved of Suki Waterhouse and Paris Hilton, it promises to remove dead skin cells, extract debris and provide lasting hydration in a six-stage process that can also be tailored for use on the back, body and to treat acne and pigmentation. Alternatively, opt for the Beyond Oxygen facial which uses Intraceutical’s high-tech hyaluronic products to plump, hydrate and leave skin looking dewy and smooth.
Treatments from £60
Looking for expert guidance on creating a tailored beauty routine you can replicate at home? Make a beeline for the Biologique Recherche beauty bar at Harvey Nichols. Available only in-store due to the highly personal nature of its products, the brand's highly trained professionals will undertake a custom consultation to create a skincare routine completely tailored to your needs. Typically combining a range of facials and professional treatments with recommendations for products to use at home, whether you consider yourself a beauty pro or a complete novice, you’re guaranteed to learn volumes about your skin’s needs.
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Lying in a near freezing chamber for several minutes in the pursuit of outer beauty may seem a little extreme but, as loyal fans will tell you, one session at 111Cryo and you’ll be a complete convert. Immediate benefits include reduction in cellulite, weight loss and decreased fatigue (ideal, then, if you’re still carrying a few lockdown pounds or are struggling to adapt to a busier routine), while several sessions can also promote a marked improvement in skin radiance. As well as its classic cryotherapy sessions, 111Cryo also offers an expansive range of cryotherapy facials, back treatments and neck and décolletage therapies.
Treatments from £60
One of Harvey Nichols’ newest beauty offerings, Nail’d It aims to offer more than your average manicure or pedicure. Specialising in intricate nail art and treatments for nail health, as well as classic manicures, its carefully vetted professionals can offer everything from a signature In & Out express polish to complete shellac and gel nail application. Whichever you choose, you’ll leave with nails guaranteed to inspire envy.
Treatments from £20
Blink Brow Bar
Don’t forget the details! You might not give your eyebrows too much thought day-to-day but, after a year of DIY plucking, chances are they’re in need of some serious maintenance. Experts in shaping, threading and tinting brows, as well as offering lash extensions, facial massages and eye brightening treatments, you’ll leave amazed at what a difference a few small tweaks at the Blink Brow Bar can make. For the full experience, book the Brow Rescue package, which includes a brow shape as well as an application of Blink’s famed Nourishing Brow Oil and Ultimate Arch Definer.
Treatments from £6