At-home beauty treatments in London
Feeling frazzled, with the posture of a pensioner to boot? A tap of your iPhone will bring one of Urban Massage’s therapists to your home, hotel room or office within the hour - they’ll bring the table, too. The signature Urban Classic uses Swedish techniques to alleviate tension, improve circulation and pummel away toxins in the muscles. From £49 for 60 minutes.
Top treatment: Urban Classic massage, from £49
One of the first US-style blow-dry bars to hop across the pond, Blow Ltd have just launched Fast Beauty To Go, an on-demand beauty service which brings their trademark treatments to your door. Speedy blow drys, makeovers and manis are available – as long as your home or office is within the bounds of Zone Two. Download the app to book an appointment in a matter of minutes. From £35.
Top treatment: Kerastase Blow, £40
Not just a pretty name, this clever new site has a big team of mobile beauticians, who are vetted by the Prettly team and then rated by its customers for guaranteed good service. It’s reasonably priced, too, starting at £27 for a classic manicure.
Top treatment: Shellac pedicure, £43
From Gina Conway’s high-end chain of beauty salons comes Privé, a truly A-list at-home service. On top of red-carpet hair and make-up services, there’s also an extensive menu of Murad and Aveda facial treatments (fluffy towels, dressing gowns and candles are provided for a real spa experience). Think of it as the gold standard of mobile beauty, with prices to match. Spa services start at £89, hair services at £50, so save it for special occasions.
Top treatment: Aveda Botanical Skin Resurfacing, from £89
Dispatching beauticians to your door in cutesy branded Minis, Perfect 10 offers an exhaustive selection of treatments: brow threading and tinting, Sienna X spray tan and spendy Natura Bissé facials. Prices start at £40 for a dry blow, and repeat customers can make block bookings to keep costs down.
Top treatment: Eyebrow threading, £15
This on-demand beauty service is as sleek as its name would suggest, and boasts an impressive range of treatments, covering everything from your tan to your toes. Prices start at £30 for beauty treatments, with a minimum booking of 1 hour, and therapists are available from Zones 1 to 3.
Top treatment: Spray tan, from £45
For total tailoring, the self-professed luxury styling concierge Glow & Dry cherry-pick each professional on their books, so you’ll know exactly who’s doing your make-up, nails, hair or aesthetic styling. Check out each stylist, peruse their portfolio and prepared to be wowed by some very impressive eye-liner flicks. Prices vary depending on the stylist you choose and the tier of treatment. From £70.
Top treatment: Luxury make-up styling, £100 (stylist dependent)
It’s not really that much of a secret, but it is a super convenient spa. The menu reads like a beauty manifesto: bespoke blow-drys to make you festival-ready, facials to leave your skin as fresh as a baby, and elite make-up for that all-important event you’ve been stressing about. Emergency appointments are also available, so that broken nail doesn’t have to wait until the weekend. From £10.
Top treatment: Decleor vitamin glow facial, £80
If you’d rather ditch the day spa in favour of your humble abode, Ruuby has assembled a little black book of beauticians to fix your beauty faux-pas. Summon a professional on the app and you’ll have instant access to some of London’s best treatments before the day’s through. Delayed gratification is overrated. From £10.
Top treatment: Darphin 60 minute facial, £95
The team at My Beauty Squad are on call to dispense emergency mani-pedis, updos and nails in your home, with the more-than-welcome addition of champagne for those who spend over £50. They cover most of the city too, so no Londoners are left stuck in a beauty blind spot. From £26.
Top treatment: Brazilian keratin blow dry, £85