Dr Dennis Gross
The expert-approved Hair and Beauty Salon treatments you need to try
If you’re yet to visit the new Harrods Hair and Beauty Salon on the Fifth Floor, you’re in for a treat in every sense. The largest day spa in Europe, the reimagined space harks back to the salon’s original 1982 design, with a circular rotunda feature at its heart, glossy peach marble galore, beautiful cream stone reception desks and gleaming gold details aplenty. It’s hands down the most luxurious salon in London.
With vast corridors of treatment rooms and treatments you won’t find anywhere else from the world’s best beauty brands, we’ll admit that choosing exactly which treatment to book is quite an ask. Which is why we called on the Harrods beauty experts to share their ultimate beauty treatment bucket list, with insider secrets from the salon floor. Don’t miss our edit of the best beauty products to stock up on at the Hair and Beauty Salon either. Handpicked by our beauty buyers, the collection is designed to complement the treatments on offer and allow you to tap into some Hair and Beauty Salon expertise and magic at home. Ready for your treatment tour? Right this way…
‘Must book’ brow, lash and eye treatments
Bespoke Eyelash ExtensionsBook Now
Hair and Beauty Salon general manager Jo Such credits our new extension experts with giving her the greatest gift of all: time. “They use a one-on-one lash technique to create amazing, tailored looks. There’s no eye make-up needed!”
Yumi™ Brow LaminationBook Now
Beauty writer Mollie Hammond loves the feathered effect of brow lamination. “The hairs are brushed into place and then a solution is applied for 20 minutes to set them. I just brush a spoolie through them in the morning and they’re ready.”
Hero hair treatments
Make-up buyer Federica Sinisi has the ultimate tip-off for keeping split ends at bay. “The Thermal Cut and Blow-dry with elite stylist Josh Rees Hole uses thermal scissors to warm the keratin in your hair and seal the ends as they’re cut, for ultimate strength and shine. It’s the most innovative haircut and blow-dry ever.”
Make a beeline for the Backwash Room. Inspired by the Japanese concept of the ‘head spa’, which our beauty team discovered in Tokyo, it features soft, ambient lighting and calming music. Drop by the Conditioning Bar first to choose from the latest conditioning and restructuring treatments (you have to try ‘hair Botox’), then lie back and enjoy a head massage on our fully reclining Yume backwash beds. “You won’t find a more relaxing hair wash,” says beauty buying manager Imogen Porter.
If you’re suffering with scalp and hair issues, paying a visit to hair doctor Ricardo Vila Nova will be the best thing you ever do – just ask beauty writer Mollie Hammond. “I have been suffering with a dry and itchy scalp for years. Ricardo took a DNA scan of my hair and was able to tell me within the hour that I had inflammation under the dermis layer which was causing this. I had a deep scalp cleanse – which was one of the most relaxing experiences ever – as well as microneedling on the scalp so that the solution he mixed up to soothe my scalp would penetrate better. I came away with a bespoke shampoo and felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.”
The nail treatment to know
If you’re looking for skincare buyer Eve Fuller, you’ll find her at the Townhouse nail bar. “Nail treatments don’t come much better than The Manicure, a Harrods exclusive at Townhouse. Featuring Chantecaille skincare and a scrub made from black volcanic sand and mother-of-pearl (yes, really), the experience finishes with a clear strengthening treatment, a gel or a polish. The only problem is choosing a colour – just wait until you see all the options!”
Game changing facials
Fragrance buyer Valerie Somazzi-Parker declares this to be one of the most glow-giving facials you’ll find – that’ll be partly down to the liberal application of Omorovicza Gold Hydralifting Mask. A deep cleanse, traditional Hungarian facial massage and drop of radiance enhancing Gold Shimmer Oil as a finishing touch make this luxury facial unmissable. “The products feel beautiful on my skin, and I always notice such a difference afterwards”, says Valerie.
A Harrods facial exclusive, Jo adores this facial ‘ceremony’ for its lifting effect. “This 80-minute treatment represents the perfect alliance of Japanese beauty technology and French elegance. It combines specialised Japanese lifting massage techniques with bespoke mask laying and the eye patches feel unreal (in the best way). Your skin looks completely rejuvenated afterwards.”
Massage and body treatments to make you melt
Harrods Signature Massage
As its name implies, this is a massage like none you’ve ever experienced. Only at Harrods can you enjoy this Aromatherapy Associates ritual, using the exclusive City Serenity oil that’s blended to ease away the stress of urban living. It’s in Jo’s self-care toolkit and we recommend that you add it to yours too. You can dial the intensity of the massage up or down depending on your needs.
Guam Signature Attack FIR Seaweed Anti-Cellulite and Slimming Mud Wrap
That’s a wrap for our expert treatment highlights, quite literally. What makes this marine themed body treatment so outstanding? It’s the immediate effects and potent, sustainable product ingredients that has Jo heading to the treatment rooms again and again. “I can’t tell you how much I love this treatment. Actually, I can. It’s the body treatment I turn to before a special occasion, when I know that I’m going to wear a favourite dress. I notice an instant visible improvement in the tone and texture of my skin.”