Notting Hill salon Young LDN, which is known for its cool decor, technology-led treatments and all round fun vibes, is the perfect place to get prepped for party season. Their Facial Bar is perfect if you’re short on time as they offer a range of express facials that’ll have you hydrated, detoxed, sculpted and tightened in as little as 20 minutes. Of if you want to make your eyes pop, their HD Brows treatment includes custom-blended colour, hair removal and make-up application for perfectly defined arches
We popped in for a Nail Art manicure because if there’s ever a time to take your nails up a notch, it’s now. 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, from marble effects to coloured tips to festive patterns, so you can really let your imagination run wild. Our nail tech Valeria nailed (see what we did there) our 3D dot look and gave us some top tips on how to make our mani last (always go for two top coats) and help our nails grow (regularly massage cuticle oil across the whole nail plate and along the edges to help it get underneath).
And if you’ve overindulged already (or you’ve got a big one coming in the diary and you want to pre-plan your recovery), book in for the Hair of the Dog – that’s oxygen infusion, LED light therapy, cryotherapy and a fresh juice, designed to rehydrate, revive and scare away those hangovers. It’s Christmas after all and you deserve a little treat.
228 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH