MY TOP 5 NATURAL BEAUTY STOPS IN LONDON
What you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it, which is why it’s important to take great care picking the products that you use at home as well as any beauty treatments that you go for. Over the years, I’ve found some all-time favourites around London that I love visiting when I’m in need of a hefty dose of self-care — check them out!
1. STILL LONDON, DALSTON
STILL London is truly one of a kind — a holistic nail art studio and crystal shop in Dalston where they do amazing facials using crystals and techniques like cupping, as well as their specialty chemical-free gel manicures and various other luxurious foot and hand treatments.
2. BULLER AND RICE, STOKE NEWINGTON
An eco-conscious salon based in East London with a sustainable approach to the treatments and products right through to the interiors. From compressed hay stations to the original floor tiling, they even have refilling stations for their green Italian hair care product.
3. RALPH AND RICE, SHOREDITCH
I’m not really a blow-dry girl but every now and then I treat myself to a refresh after work before heading to an event — dedicated to combining eco-friendly practices with salon expertise, Ralph and Rice is the perfect blow-dry stop-off and its vintage interiors make me feel right at home.
4. AMA THE SALON, BRIXTON
I don’t often get my nails done because I use my hands so much but when I did need a manicure this was my local natural nail salon when I was living in South London. The treatment menu features brands that are 90% natural, 10-free, vegan and cruelty-free.
5. ILAPOTHECARY, KENSINGTON
This store and salon in West London draws on the principles of Ayurveda and other holistic practices to leave you feeling your best. I especially love them for their Digital Detox Facial Therapy, which aims to undo the toll modern life takes on our skin — from overexposure to screens to pollution and everything in between.