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Groom London

Finally a beauty salon which understands timekeeping. If two hours for a treatment fills you with unease that you might be parted with your blackberry, business calls and urgent emails, then Groom might be about to end that anxiety. Specialising in one hour treatments, Groom London doesn’t undertake just one treatment but several at the same time. With a huge variety of choice, Groom offers ‘the weekly groom’, ‘beach babes groom’ and many more that are equally appealing. With all grooming there are two therapists at work and multiple beautifying. The weekly groom leaves you walking out with a manicure, […]

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The Permanent Blowdry

Brazil has been hiding the Holy Grail for a number of years but at last it’s been brought to London. The permanent blow dry has become the secret whispered amongst distressed girls with damaged and coloured hair. Finally, you can ditch your hairdryers, tongs, straightners and practically even brushes. Harvey Nichols’ 4th floor Daniel Hersheson salon, is one of the handful of salons that have kept their ear to the ground for breaking news hair products and they’ve definitely surpassed any competitors with this one. The hairdresser evenly applies the Brazilian keratin treatment to the whole head and then dries […]

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Dorchester Spa

The hugely anticipated Dorchester Spa has finally reopened and it's well worth the wait. Inspired by 1930s art deco, the spa has nine sound proof treatment rooms, two double suites, a mani-pedi suite, as well as a relaxation room that you'll never want to leave. Upon entering the reception, it's as if you've reached arcadia, with its glamorous and completely white interior it manages to remain natural and pure, yet still impossibly stylish. With an impressive list of treatments it's difficult to know which one your body craves more. I had the rose cocoon wrap which exfoliates,  tones and then moisturises […]

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Yummie Tummies

  Yummie Tummie, the chic shapewear that recently took the fashion world by storm, is launching its sexy new line “The Teddie” and already it seems set to match the runaway success of the rest of the Yummie Tummie collection. Shining reviews from America helped rocket Yummie Tummie to fame over here last year, but it has to be said this is one product that lives up to all the hype. Designed to be seen, and sleek enough for layering, this modern day body shaper gets you results without the need for crunches or lipo. We tested both the Lacie […]

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Body Works West

Behind Westbourne Grove, in the quiet mews of Lambton Place, lies a hidden sanctuary for Notting Hill beauty bodies. Body Works West encompasses everything you’re after. The gym itself is full of the latest gadgets; with Pilates and dance equipment- perfect for stretching and core muscles- to private rooms for personal training, or the main studio with running, lifting, cycling machines galore. But, for the days when you just want to relax there is also a sauna, Jacuzzi or swimming pool. Yet, the best thing about Body Works West is the limited membership. It’s not a packed out muscle flexing […]

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Yummy Mummy

Calling all Yummy Mummies, are your child’s clothes letting you down in the style stakes? Well, from November of this year help is at hand, thanks to Miss McCartney and her growing empire. Yes Stella is the latest fashionista to cave to the cuteness of baby apparel, and has teamed up with American high street giant Gap to produce an affordable limited line for kids. The mother-of-three will be drawing on her own life experience, as well as her time at the top of the fashion food chain to create a new way “for customers to be able to participate […]

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Le Fin de Lacroix

  Even the mighty are falling. Couture house Christian Lacroix has applied for financial protection from creditors in a Paris court, as debts spiral out of control. Founded in 1987, the French couturier is now US-owned under the Falic Group, who bought it from LVMH in 2005. Since then, however, the Group have been trying to sell a stake in the company, but have been unable to find a willing buyer. The loss of the atelier will leave a noticeable void on the fashion map, especially when the awards season rolls around – over recent years, Lacroix has been a go-to […]

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Suwha

Freshly launched online website Suwha is the new chic invention from London designer Suwha Hong. Praised for her innovative and unique style, the clothes are tailored with striking detail and are aimed at the “adventurous, thoughtful and stylish” client. Her first collection was leapt upon by all big fashion magazines and has already been seen on Elle Macpherson and Jodie Kidd. The next collection looks like it might set pulses racing again with straw hats, soft tailoring and ruffles featured highly throughout. The site is filled with distinctive capes and jackets using the best quality fabrics and materials. It’s worth […]

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Paul Edmonds UPR

Finally, a treatment for the unnatural blondes amongst us that works.  The Ultimate Protein Rejuvenate treatment is the latest rescue for your locks.  Specifically designed for Paul Edmonds, the bespoke repair remedy works on rebuilding the hair so that it is revamped from the inside as opposed to the quick fixes normally found in salons.  Then again, Paul Edmonds isn’t the usual salon and the new UPR is just another example of their trump cards. The secrets behind the treatment are the Persian Katera plant, the amino acids and vegetable protein which are smoothed over the hair.  All of these […]

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Y-Front Goes Female

For the first time in the company’s 75 year history, Jockey, the pioneers of the legendary Y-Front, are expanding into the female market. WIth their current status as global best selling underwear brand, and spokesmen and poster boys like David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp, it was arguably only a matter of time until women worldwide demanded some of the Jockey action. The new ranges for women follow the established ethos of fine cotton and microfibres, flattering cuts and natural and understated comfort, all of which have made Jockey the company they are today. There will be five ranges […]

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Lulu goes handbags

Terribly exciting news people. Lulu Guinness is relaunching her flagship store at the end of this week. Instead of sitting on your bottoms at home and clicking your way to wardrobe heaven why not get in some early exercise (bikini holidays are looming) and trudge over to Ellis Street to check out the new shop. She told The Handbook: Everyone nowadays seems to be buying online. I wanted to give people a reason to come down to my shop so I have created a destination where people can enjoy a real Lulu experience.’ And that it certainly is, swish down […]

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Armani Jewel Lipstick

Lips are about to become couture. Moving on from its successful collaboration on the Crystal Collection, Giorgio Armani Cosmetics has joined up with Swarovski to create an exclusive limited edition premium crystal jewel lipstick. Part of the ArmaniSilk lipstick range, the exclusive crystal lipstick will be sold only by special order and with a specific customized service.  Each rechargeable lipstick case is hand crafted by a Swarovski specialised jewellery artist in Paris and is completely unique.  There are at least 470 pieces of Swarovski crystals on one jewel lipstick and it takes one entire day to create each piece. Inspired […]

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