London review of all the latest luxury cosmetics, beauty and grooming products. We test emerging dietary trends and visit top hair and beauty salons across London and the globe to report on spas. facials, brows, massages, skincare and nails
Ironically, finding time for a manicure can be stressful. More often that not, self-conjured guilt prevails along with the belief that I couldn’t possibly dare to be so self indulgent. Ultimately, I’m left with Eliza Doolittle nails (before she becomes a ‘lady’) and a feeling that I’ve been robbed of some well-deserved R&R. Either way, I can’t win. However, (and this is one of those good types of conjunctive) when I was invited to try out the K West Hotel and Spa’s latest manicure offering, the SOL Luxury Manicure, I felt simply obliged to go along. For work purposes, obviously.
Acknowledged in the Guinness Book of Records for offering the worlds most expensive haircut, Stuart Philips’ £8,000 price tag was soon eclipsed by his £20,000 VIP service, which in turn became insignificant when he embellished Serena Williams’ hair with £1 million worth of diamonds. Today I went to Covent Garden to interview the man himself …and get some of the star treatment in the process.
Want to buy her a perfume you know she’ll love for Christmas? Allow our list of the best perfumes to provide you with a spritz of olfactory-based inspiration and you won’t go wrong this season. From Armani to Yves Saint Laurent, there is a scent to suit all and a bottle for every woman’s dressing table…
Situated within Hampstead’s Finchley Road O2 Shopping Mall, beside Virgin Active, Joseph Koniak’s salon is a hive of activity when I arrive, with a friendly buzz that permeates throughout. Whilst Joseph himself is busy when I arrive, the exuberant salon manager Ziba warmly greets me and instantly makes me feel right at home. I also cannot help but notice, that whilst chatting with her at the front desk, she manages to individually welcome everyone who enters the salon by their first name, which includes a several individuals, plus one mother and each of her four children.
Is it not the dream of every woman to retain a youthful glow, or to perhaps look just a few years younger? Here at CDClifestyle, we have selected just a few of the treatments and products on the market in London today that promise to make your dreams come true, in the most refined and convenient ways possible, without a needle in sight!
If Martin Luther was right and the hair is, indeed, the richest ornament of women, then one can be sure that he would have recommended Daniel Galvin to his female friends, where all their pampering requests would be met. Unrivalled luxury and elegance combined with a rich hairdressing heritage and excellence has established Daniel Galvin as London’s premier hair salon, world-famous for it’s colouring, that provides the ideal destination for London’s elite and celebrities alike.
Boasting an exclusive team of award-winning stylists and technicians, it is no wonder that Nicky Clarke’s Mayfair hair salon is widely recognised as being amongst the best hair salons in the world. With a client base that spans British to overseas royalty, including a veritable who’s who of celebrities; if you want the look, then this is the place to get it.