Our pick of London’s beauty bars where you can have a tipple or two
Words Andrea Cheong
London Grace, Clapham & Putney
With the aim of creating a New York style nail salon, London Grace is all about being sociable, speedy and convenient. Founder Kristen Hazell upholds the concept of ‘clean thinking’ in the salon’s menu, from formaldehyde-free nail polish to a focus on healthy, beautiful nails (you won’t find any acrylics here). But the salon’s menu boasts more than just nail treatments, you’ll find a selection of cocktails, coffees, sweet treats and champagne if you’re in for a special occasion.
The Parlour, Chiswick
The ‘boutique blow dry and boho braid bar’ is the epitome of all things girly. This beauty bar caters to those looking for a bouncy blow dry, offering one-to-one workshops where you can learn how to recreate your favourite hair trend at home. Take advantage of the Friday Frills offer – for £20 you can indulge in the Signature Bombshell Blow Dry that comes with complimentary cocktails and cake.
Taylor Taylor, Portobello Road
Known for their celebrity clientele, this award-winning salon kicks things up a notch serving cocktails alongside their menu of hair services. The Taylor Taylor London experience begins at their complimentary cocktail bar or tea lounge, where you can unwind pre and post-treatment.
Wanderlust Nail Lounge, Maida Vale
Clients at Wanderlust can enjoy their mani/pedi’s with a touch of luxury, a complimentary glass of champagne is served when £30.00 or more is spent on a treatment. If you’re not feeling too bubbly, the nail salon also offers complimentary beverages such as herbal flower tea and freshly ground Volcano Works Coffee.
Duck and Dry, King’s Road
Nestled along the King’s Road, Duck and Dry is a local favourite. Pop in for a signature blow dry, or if you’re looking for something a little more formal, an updo. Both treatments come with a complimentary drink from the coffee bar, but if you’re not here for the soft stuff you can enjoy a glass of prosecco for a true pampering experience.