London’s new beauty salons and clinics provide the perfect opportunity to hit refresh in 2023. Whether you’re looking for a skin-transforming facial or futuristic nail art, there’s somewhere to suit every beauty need. From a first-of-its-kind medical wellness experiential centre in W1 to Dr Sebagh’s new flagship in Marylebone, book in for a transformative treatment at one of London’s hottest new beauty salons.
He’s the aesthetic doctor and anti-ageing expert who all the supermodels turn to, whose best-selling skincare brand is based around science-forward formulas and high-performance results. So, Dr Sebagh fans will be delighted to know that he and his team have a stunning new home in the capital – Chandos House in Marylebone. The Grade I-listed porticoed townhouse has been meticulously restored and refurbished during a two-and-a-half-year project overseen by CEO Melissa John and, as of early 2023, it will be home to the Dr Sebagh flagship London clinic, as well as the award-winning company’s HQ.
There’ll be nine state-of-the-art treatment rooms, where you can book in for a Dr Sebagh treatment, from cosmetic medical procedures to non-surgical ageing-maintenance and holistic beauty treatments. The four-storey building will also include a suite of spaces for hosting events focusing on the science behind the skincare ingredients. Plus, there’ll be the opportunity to shop the brand’s extensive skincare range, including all the cult favourites. While you’re waiting for this spa haven to open its doors in late January, book in for a Dr Sebagh signature facial or hydrafacial at either Liberty or Selfridges for deeply rejuvenated, visibly brighter skin.
Chandos House, Queen Anne Street, Marylebone, London W1 9LQ
Oh My Cream
Juliette Levy brings her French beauty concept store Oh My Cream to London with not one, but two openings in the capital. The brand was founded in Paris in 2013 by Levy, who wanted to bring cutting-edge clean beauty brands together in one place, with in-house experts offering unbiased, holistic advice on products and tailored treatments. The idea was a hit and a decade on, there are 22 stores across France and now two this side of the Channel.
The stores – both a lesson in minimal chic thanks to architect Camille Chasseriau – stock an expertly curated selection of beauty brands. You’ll find all the big hitters including Sunday Riley and Augustinus Bader alongside the more cult (Herbivore, Combeau, Patyka, Agent Nateur), the exclusive (Rudolph Care, Atelier Nubio, Sentara, Solaris NY), and the company’s own Oh My Cream skincare line. Book in for a free in-store skin diagnostics consultation or one of the Tata Harper, Dermalogica and Oh My Cream facials and bespoke treatments, or indulge in a session in the infrared sauna at the Westbourne Grove branch for a soothing burst of wellness.
243 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2SP
194 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5XP
Buller & Rice
Buller & Rice, London’s first design-led sustainable hair salon, has added to its locations in Newington Green and Walthamstow with a new opening in Wanstead. The concept is the brainchild of Anita Rice and Stephen Buller, who have a shared passion for both haircare and the environment. Combining the two, they have created a trio of salons that focus on forward-thinking eco brands and significantly lowering waste.
The aesthetic at the new E11 address is light and bright, with houseplants adding a fresh, green vibe. Sustainability runs through every aspect of the design from the spelt husk walls to the mushroom leather and algae foam adorning the waiting area. As with the other two salons, haircare comes courtesy of Italian biodynamic brand Oway (there is a refill service), with reusable foils made from recycled paper and biodegradable protective capes. The difference in Wanstead is that this is Buller & Rice’s first multi-purpose space, so you’ll also find a considerately curated selection of homeware and lifestyle pieces by independent artists, as well as seaweed-based skincare by Haeckles, vegan dog accessories and an ever-changing offering of natural and biodynamic wines.
6 Station Parade, High Street, Wanstead, London E11 1QF
When Juanita Huber-Millet launched Townhouse in Fitzrovia in 2018, her aim was to elevate the nail bar experience and offer manicures for the modern age. And so she set about creating a salon that offered flawless treatments and impeccable service in an elegant environment. It’s a formula that worked.
The brand now has multiple salons across London, including a newly opened space in Spitalfields Market, just off Liverpool Street, and one in Covent Garden. In addition to this, the brand has just launched Petit Townhouse, a more bijoux version of the salon that will be located in local residential neighbourhoods, with the first on Ladbroke Grove. All offer an extensive manicure and pedicure menu with every nail shade under the sun, pampering treatments and seasonal nail art.
12 Market Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6DT
6 Slingsby Place, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9AB
4 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 3BG
The world-leading dermatologist Dr Vali has opened a pioneering new space in Selfridges – the ‘By Dr. Vali 360 Experiential Centre’ – which bills itself as the world’s first cosmetic dermatology and medical wellness experiential centre. With its sleek design, it feels more like a member’s club than a clinic, but instead this is a place for future-facing treatments using incredibly high-tech equipment.
Book a 360-degree assessment to discover your bespoke treatment plan across five key areas: skin, face, hair, body and wellness. On offer are all the latest new-generation treatments including laser, IV drips (Dr Vali is a huge fan of NAD), body-contouring and oxygen therapies in a state-of-the-art hyperbaric chamber; a herbal bar with prescription-grade supplements and teas; and you can even embark on a personalised biohacking programme devised by one of the expert team.
You’ll also be able to buy By Dr Vali medical grade skincare products, as well as the Cutis By Dr Vali, a futuristic micro-contouring tool that’s the most powerful currently available. Designed to deliver high-powered sonic waves deep beneath the skin’s surface to stimulate the nerve endings, it offers five settings and different intensity levels for the ultimate in contouring, tightening and lifting.
Salon C Stellar
When Andrea Pfeffer opened her ground-breaking facial salon, Pfeffer Sal, in 2015 it quickly became the go-to spot for Londoners looking to achieve the perfect glow. Now she’s hoping to emulate that same success with her latest opening Salon C. Stellar, a holistic space that offers advanced treatments for skin, body and mind. Here, self-care is seen as both a personal and collective practice, with modern science juxtaposed with ancient wisdom to create signature treatments designed to nourish both the inner and outer self.
All of the treatments are completely personalised, from ‘The Best Facial’, which focuses on skin transformation and combines traditional deep cleansing with facial reflexology, acupuncture and sculpting microcurrent technology, to ‘The Best Massage’, which brings together sports, lymphatic, relaxing and gliding cupping massage techniques to address specific concerns. As for the mind, that’s well catered to with breathwork, sound healing and astrology sessions, all designed to help you feel – and therefore look – your very best.
19b Beak Street, Soho, London W1F 9RP