Get your body summer ready in a flash with W&H's helpful little black beauty book
The sun’s shining but you’re still wrapped up in your winter cardigan, jeans and boots. Sound familiar? Don’t panic. Getting prepped for summer doesn’t have to be stressful. Simply book in for a speedy treatment or two at one of our recommended salons. You’ll be ready to bare all before you know it…
A brighter, whiter smile will give you more confidence all year round, but especially when it comes to posing in your holiday snaps. Home kits never work quite as well as professional whitening so it’s worth spending a little bit more. W&H’s resident beauty guru, assistant beauty editor, Danielle recommends Pearlys’ Teeth Whitening Clinic. From £155.
Forget faffing around in Boots trying to work out your gradual tanners from your flash bronzers, leave it to the professionals and book in for a subtle spray tan instead. Sienna X is one of the best we’ve tried. They have salons and mobile therapists nationwide, along with a stand-alone tanning booth in Urban Retreat, Harrods. Opt for an all-over glow or simply bronze your legs. Follow their tips for the best results. Around £40.
Hot weather can play havoc with your skin. Keep it under control by booking in for regular facials. We’re big fans of Dermalogica. Their therapists map the skin before providing a quick tailored treatment that will help banish breakouts, dryness or sun damage. Search the Dermalogica website for your nearest salon or store. Prices vary.
If you’re anything like us, your feet have probably been neglected over the last few months. Time to give them a real treat. The Sanctuary offer a thorough pedicure which will ensure they’re just as pretty as your new season sandals super-quick! Spa’s in London, Bristol and Cambridge. Around £50.
Nearly time to put on that bikini but haven’t had a second to get to the gym? Don’t fret. Tibby Olivier’s Shrinking Violet wrap treatment can shave between 4 and 6 inches off you in just one hour. We tried it and lost over 9! Book in for an intensive session or sign up for a tailored course of treatments. Prices start from £60.
Yes, it’s not pleasant but waxing is the best way to get rid of unwanted hair. Ministry of Waxing makes the whole process a bit more bearable. Not only are their very lovely staff super-quick (they guarantee even the most complicated of de-fuzzing will be done in half an hour tops) but they also use the latest techniques to make it as pain-free as possible. Check their quirky website for prices.
You might know luxury beauty brand Shu Uemura for its fabulous false eyelashes, but their hair treatments are just as special. The tailor-made ‘hair ceremonies’ are limited to a handful of exclusive salons across the UK – Rush Hair currently has eight specialist salons offering to sort frizz, add moisture or protect sensitised hair using Shu Uemura’s incredible knowledge and product range. Check the Rush Hair website for more info.