It’s the second week back after the glorious long holiday and if you are suffering the perennial post-Xmas bank account drought, it gets worse, VAT has just increased…thanks!
There is some good news however, BITB has managed to find two fantastic offers to help keep you beautified during these dark, budget-conscious times.
Two for One on Keratin Treatments from Lockonego Hair Salon Plus 2 for 1 Cocktails
You and a friend can both get the smoothing treatment at this top A-list hair salon for half the usual price! Unlike other straightening and de-frizzing treatments, Keratin is actually good for your hair as it coats it in a strong protein to help tame the frizzies and lasts up to three months, providing you use the recommended shampoo and conditioner to maintain it. I found it put the shine and condition back into my hair – perfect for after you’ve backcombed, blow-dried, tonged and straightened your hair to oblivion over the party season.
You’re hair is washed and rough-dried before the Keratin potion is painted onto the hair, a bit like a colorant, and left for around 20 minutes. You are then dried off and smoothed over with some straighteners and you’re ready to face the world. Aftercare is easy, just don’t get your hair wet or tie it up for three days after treatment to avoid kinks, so I’d advise that you invest in a bottle of dry shampoo to tied you over.
£150 Keratin treatment for you and a friend (that’s just £75 each). Promotion times for the Lockonego salon are Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4pm; cocktail promotion time is 5 to 8pm at top restaurant and bar, Eight Over Eight just across the road from the salon. Get booking: Lockonego, 020 7795 1798, 394 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW10 0LN or log on to www.Lockonego.com.
25% off Brow Treatments and 50% off Lash Treatments at Browhaus
Their Covent Garden base is madly industrial; there are no frills, soft furnishings or lamp-light but you come to realise that that’s not what you want from these experts. Browhaus is super-functional geared towards getting you the best brow and lash treatments in town and no messing around. Unlike the brow bars you may have come across in shopping centres and department stores, these experts actually know exactly what will suit you and aren’t afraid to tell you so. Following your treatment you are given the best aftercare advise and the service is so efficient, you may be inclined to book yourself in for a wax with sister company Ministry of Waxing when you are led to reception and pay your bill – I certainly did!
The threading is quick, virtually painless and top-notch. I was also lucky enough to have my brows expertly dyed by a real artiste who actually used a paintbrush!
Browhaus is offering BITB readers 25% off brow treatments and 50% off lash treatments for first time customers only throughout the month of January. Call or email the team to book, referencing Beauty In The Bag; firstname.lastname@example.org and T: 020 7240 8408
Get booking quickly and save yourself some serious cash. Go forth and get beautiful!
Love from London