With Valentine’s season well underway, Notting Hill salon Young LDN, which is known for its technology-led facial treatments, nail lounge and bold interiors, is the perfect place to get prepped for the big day. Whether you’re looking for manicures, pedicures, nail art or anything else nail-themed, these guys know how good a fresh coat of paint can make you feel.

We popped in and got ourselves ready with a Valentine’s inspired manicure, because who doesn’t love little hearts on their nails? All of their manicures are performed by a highly trained team of nail techs that will leave you feeling relaxed, pampered and indulged. With 12 different manicures to choose from, the process can be a little intimidating if you’re not a salon frequenter, but don’t fear, the team will take you through what manicure is right for you.

We opted for a BIAB manicure – which stands for builder in a bottle – where two coats of strengthening gel products are applied to the natural nail to improve its strength. The process is similar to the classic mani: it starts with a shape, file, buff and cuticle tidy before the gel colours go on. The nail technicians can do a whole range of designs, but as Valentine’s Day is coming up, we went for cute hearts to match the love theme, and the treatment was finished with cream and a welcomed hand massage.

What’s more, the team gave us some top tips on how to make our mani last, including getting back for a BIAB infill to help our nails grow. So whether you’re celebrating the season with a loved one or simply want a cute love-inspired mani, head over to Notting Hill for a pamper session like no other. 

228 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RH