Having shopped until you've almost dropped and held your nerve whilst bidding on a piece of coveted art or memorabilia at our world-class auction houses, it's time to take a deep breath and switch the focus to wellbeing. From state-of-the-art facials to bouncy blow-dries, there are plenty of salon and spa treatments to choose from in and around Bond Street. Discover our curated guide to the best beauty spots below...
Claridge's Spa is a contemporary haven, nestled three floors below the celebrated hotel's Art Deco-inspired lobby. With a sublime swimming pool, steam rooms, a sauna and seven treatment rooms, this subterranean retreat takes its cue from Japanese wellness culture. Indulgent treats include the relaxing Japanese skincare ritual and restorative Bamboo and Silk Ritual body massage. And should you need an up-do ahead of drinks or dinner with friends on Bond Street later, let the hair stylists at the spa's swish Josh Wood salon work their magic on you.
Whether you need a relaxing massage or a pampering beauty treatment, trust the highly-skilled therapists at Brown's to restore your sense of inner peace and calm. The spa menu offers luxurious treatments including Ayurvedic-inspired massages and reflexology using the finest oils and balms. Despite the fiery name, the Etna Age-Defying facial, uses plant-based skincare products created by hotel heiress, Irene Forte, to soothe the skin. In this serene spa setting scented with aromatherapy candles, you'll find the perfect respite from the omnipresent bustle of Mayfair.
Duck & Dry
Need to make a quick pitstop for a speedy blow-dry or a flawless manicure? Then make tracks to Duck & Dry's North Audley Street salon. The beauty menu offers a bespoke blow-dry workshop as well as classic and gel polish manis and pedis. And with an in-house cocktail and prosecco bar and convivial group styling areas, the salon's pretty floral, garden-inspired interior is the perfect place to get ready for an event with friends, or post a selfie of your hot new nail colour on Instagram.
Dr. Barbara Sturm
A short walk from Bond Street's luxury boutiques and auction houses, you'll find German skincare specialist Dr. Barbara Sturm's sleek flagship located on Mount Street. Home to her new medically advanced skincare collection and molecular cosmetics line, the store also boasts an advanced spa menu offering exclusive face and body treatments. These include a non-surgical facelift and a personalised scalp treatment designed to promote healthy hair growth. Put simply, this stunning space with its bright white interior and minimal treatment rooms is out of this world.
Expect VIP service and hair colour to swoon over at Jo Hansford's salon on South Audley Street. As a leading authority on colour, Jo and her team know everything there is to know about highlights, balayage and tints. This would explain why an A-list crowd flock here from far and wide. Brilliant blow-dries and precision haircuts are also part of the offering along with Jo's supreme haircare line of shampoos and conditioners. Meanwhile, in the salon's contemporary beauty rooms, the treatment menu is extensive including eyebrow shaping, waxing and manicures.
The House of Elemis
Those of you familiar with Elemis skincare products may or may not know that this well-established British brand has its very own spa just a stone's throw from Bond Street. Nestled on Lancaster Court, it is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. The Pro-Glow Cry02 Sculpt Facial which harnesses the power of sub-zero Cryotherapy to add definition to the face, is one of several state-of-the-art facials to choose from. Alternatively, you could opt for something a little more relaxing, in which case the Deeper Than Deep Hot Stone Massage is a must.
To experience a beauty treatment like no other in serene surroundings, be sure to book your spa, hair or nail appointment on Bond Street soon.