One of the best things about getting out of the city centre is discovering hidden beauty boutiques. What they lack in flashy marketing ploys, they more than make up for in the quality of their treatments at more affordable rates then your big beauty chains. Bruntsfield and Morningside is brimming with beauty gems not to be missed.
Celebrating their 10th birthday in March this year, Moi is a favourite for the people who are really in the know about beauty spots in Edinburgh. The main salon and nail bar offer the full range of treatments, but they specialise in the 'Moi Back Treatment', an exfoliation followed by a deep tissue massage using essential oils. Pure heaven.
All About Eve
Women in Edinburgh go to All About Eve to get their nails done - and if they don't, then they should. Eve and her gang of nail technicians are the best in the business. Not content with just dominating the nail scene, Eve has expanded her empire to make up, beauty treatments and a boutique next door selling products from brands such as REN and Neom.
Frenchy's Beauty Boutique
A wee salon with big plans for 2015, Frenchy's offers a variety of treatments to help a girl feel on top of her game. The great staff gives the salon a 'getting ready for a night out with the girls' vibe, and they specialise in waxing alongside your normal salon offerings.
A warm, cosy and inviting environment welcomes you at Ora Beauty. A full range of treatments are available, but their attention to detail make them a true oasis of calm. Try their pedicure that uses marine sea salts to exfoliate, followed by a clay foot mask and heated booties. Your feet will thank you for it.