Sick of spas with whale song and whispering? Notting Hill’s Young LDN might be for you. The two-floor salon features therapy rooms splashed with street art, offers CBD-based treatments and – thanks to manicure tables fitted with headphones and iPads – allows you to binge on Netflix while you get your paws painted.
The salon specialises in treatments for younger skin, and it has a range of high-tech machines designed for zapping acne and settling its associated redness. There’s even a teenage facial, complete with skincare 101 training, available for 12-18-year-old customers. At £55 a pop, these sessions will eat up a few weeks’ pocket money, but they’re much cheaper than similar treatments at most of the upscale parlours in the neighbourhood.
If you’re old enough to remember life before smartphones, the salon offers peels, LED light treatments, micro-needling, and laser – you know, all those interventions that help keep you from looking your age. And if you’re feeling particularly rough, you can opt for the hangover treatment – a facial with LED light therapy and a glass of fresh juice.