Looking for the latest bridal beauty treatments to book before your wedding day? From blow-dry treatments and eyelash extensions, to teeth whitening and gel manicures, here at Wedding Ideas, we’ve put the most popular beauty treatments to the test.

Wedding Beauty: The Best Bridal Treatments and Salons in London
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The Best Bridal Treatments Tried and Tested

Teeth Whitening at The London Smile Studio

Dr Wyman Chan is up there as one of my all-time beauty heroes. Not just because he does an absolutely smashing job with whitening teeth, but because he’s also a pioneer in the technology behind a brighter smile.

Since the cosmetic teeth whitening rules changed in 2012, he’s had to invent less abrasive but effective methods to give his loyal clientele his signature Hollywood smile. All of Girls Aloud have been treated by Dr Chan, as has Jessie J. Not wanting to feel left out, I went in for a thermal laser treatment which takes roughly an hour.

Before my treatment, I got to relax in the Shiatstu chair for a while and read before being given some goggles, which not only protect my eyes from the treatment, but double-up as a mini-DVD screen so I can watch a film whilst Dr Chan gets to work.

It feels like a day at the spa. I am made trays for my take-home teeth whitening treatment, Get2Smile, at the studio as there is an in-house laboratory. The home bleaching boosts and maintains the work done at the clinic, and there is absolutely none of the sensitivity I’ve experience in the past with other teeth whitening systems. It’s always a 10/10 from me here!

Reviewed by Wersha Bharadwas

From £395, smile-studio.co.uk


Eyelash Extensions at Browhaus

Wedding Beauty: The Best Bridal Treatments and Salons in London

Eyelash extensions can help you achieve your desired bridal look, from natural to full-on glamorous lashes. The process involves attaching eyelash extensions to your natural lashes – you can opt for one eyelash extension per lash for a more natural look, have ‘bouquets’ of lashes attached to one lash, or clusters attached to the eyelids and helps you achieve a fuller look.

Whether you go for individual, multi, or cluster lashes, you’ll notice a huge difference straight after they’re applied. I tried out the bespoke Lash In Bloom cluster lash extension service by browhaus, which gives you beautiful lashes that frame your eyes to make them appear larger and darker and despite giving that fuller look, they weren’t OTT.

The best thing about eyelash extensions is not having to wear mascara! They’re the perfect option if you’re going straight on your honeymoon after the wedding as you literally wake up and needn’t apply make-up.

Individual lashes last up to three weeks, and if cared for and removed properly, will not damage your natural lashes. For those who prefer to make a statement, then Russian lashes are your go to, as they are thicker and fuller.

On average, Lash In Bloom lashes can last between 3 and 6 weeks depending on the growth rate of your natural eyelashes – mine lasted about a month.

Reviewed by Jennifer Read-Dominguez

From £120, browhaus.com


Fat-Busting with Malvina Fraser at the KX Spa

Wedding Beauty: The Best Bridal Treatments and Salons in London

Malvina is the most cheerful administer of fat-busting treatments available – and importantly, the most honest. No wonder her client list includes Kylie, Madonna, Yasmin Le Bon and Duffy.

With over 30 years of experience in the medical beauty industry, I speak at length with her about various forms of non-invasive, non-surgical ‘blubbler’ removal at her suite in the luxurious KX Spa in Draycott Avenue, Chelsea. What Malvina does next is genius – she mixes up and combines treatments to suit my individual needs as opposed to administering juse one.

I saw her for a bit of pre-bikini season thigh contouring using mostly the Velashape II treatment. This is the most advanced, non-surgical fat reduction and body shaping system on the market at the moment.

Velashape II incorporates heat, radio-frequency and infrared laser to stimulate the release of fatty acids and glycerol which help shrinks fat cells to improve cellulite. Malvina applies the machine using long strokes around my thighs and back.

The heat is uncomfortable, but there is no soreness or downtime after the treatment. I am happy to report back smoother legs and lower back too. Malvina has been the beauty ambassador for Marks and Spencer and has also recently launched her own skincare brand which includes face firming serum and moisturiser, which you can buy online at malvinaskincare.com.

Reviewed by Wersha Bharadwas

From £200 per session, kxlife.co.uk


Gel manicure and pedicure at Limoz Logli

Wedding Beauty: The Best Bridal Treatments and Salons in London

Limoz Logli is a name adorned in the little black book of London Elite. Situated in the exclusive borough of Kensington & Chelsea but away from the hustle and bustle of the King’s Road, the two storey hair and beauty salon is a hub of pure glamour which has the power to transport its clients back to the golden age.

Their resident nail technician Kristina gives the most indulgent of shellac manicures and pedicures tailored to you while offering expert advice and retaining the salon’s famed one-to-one experience.

Expect to be pampered in secluded stylish surroundings that transport you to the comfort of your dream home. If you’re a gel polish nail virgin – the durable game-changing polishes set completely hard to be totally smudge and chip-resistant and only need removing when you’ve had enough of the visible nail regrowth or fancy a colour change.

Just like in a regular manicure, cuticles are pushed back and your nails are filed. Nails are then also buffed, so the gel adheres more strongly.

If you’re not the most patient of beauty-lovers, there’s no waiting for your nails to dry as after each coat of gel polish is applied to each nail, there’s 30 seconds of drying time under a UV Light in between.

The shellac mani and pedi lasted nearly three weeks before the sides started to peel and regrowth was visible.

Reviewed by Wersha Bharadwas

From £40, limozlogli.com


Colour Tweaking and Brow Shaping at Browhaus

Wedding Beauty: The Best Bridal Treatments and Salons in London

Eyelash extensions can help you achieve your desired bridal look, from natural to full-on glamorous lashes. The process involves attaching eyelash extensions to your natural lashes – you can opt for one eyelash extension per lash for a more natural look, have ‘bouquets’ of lashes attached to one lash, or clusters attached to the eyelids and helps you achieve a fuller look.

Whether you go for individual, multi, or cluster lashes, you’ll notice a huge difference straight after they’re applied. I tried out the bespoke Lash In Bloom cluster lash extension service by browhaus, which gives you beautiful lashes that frame your eyes to make them appear larger and darker and despite giving that fuller look, they weren’t OTT.

The best thing about eyelash extensions is not having to wear mascara! They’re the perfect option if you’re going straight on your honeymoon after the wedding as you literally wake up and needn’t apply make-up.

Individual lashes last up to three weeks, and if cared for and removed properly, will not damage your natural lashes. For those who prefer to make a statement, then Russian lashes are your go to, as they are thicker and fuller.

On average, Lash In Bloom lashes can last between 3 and 6 weeks depending on the growth rate of your natural eyelashes – mine lasted about a month.

Reviewed by Jennifer Read-Dominguez

From £25, browhaus.com


Paradiso Manicure at House Cats

Wedding Beauty: The Best Bridal Treatments and Salons in London

House Cats is the latest manicure and Prosecco bar on the block, so we thought it only right to test out their indulgent Paradiso Manicure. Along with a nice, cold glass of Prosecco, of course.

This manicure is branded as ‘pure indulgence’ on the House Cats website and we can confirm that’s exactly what you’ll get. A luxury treatment in a beautiful salon, the Paradiso Manicure is exactly what every bride (or bridesmaid) needs before the big day.

The treatment consists of a shape, cuticle care, and a sea salt & oil exfoliation to remove any dead skin cells. You’re then treated to a relaxing lower arm and hand massage, aiming to melt away any tensions from your day (or some pre-wedding jitters).

Next up is the deep conditioning treatment with heated mitts, which leaves your hands and lower arms feeling revitalised and noticeably softer.

Finally, finish up your Paradiso Manicure with a flawless polish. I opted for a bold red, but with a vast range of OPI colours to choose from you’ll be able to find the perfect shade to fit in with your wedding theme.

You can find House Cats salons in Teddington and Parson’s Green in London. Prices start at just £9 for a quick 10-minute polish. The Paradiso Manicure is £38 for a 45-minute treatment and polish, or £55 with Shellac.

Reviewed by Ruby Norris

From £38, housecats.co.uk


Blow Dry and Conditioning Treatment at Blush & Blow London

Wedding Beauty: The Best Bridal Treatments and Salons in London
Kate Nielen Photography

With its soft baby blue exterior, plush seating and gold furnishings, Fulham’s Blush & Blow salon on New King’s Road is loaded with luxe appeal. Its five-star service and unrivalled expertise have garnered a reputation around these parts for the past few years, with a menu that ranges from Olaplex and deluxe manicures, to Environ facials and spray tans.

Every bride dreams of having luscious, shiny locks on their special day, so this particular trip to Blush & Blow saw me testing out the blow dry and conditioning treatment. Migle, assistant manager of the salon and supreme hair stylist, started by washing my hair and asking about my regular haircare routine; the shampoos I use, what I do to care for my hair, and how often I wash it.

She then applied the conditioning treatment, which was left in for around 15 to 20 minutes as I got comfortable on one of the super-soft armchairs, supplied with a fresh pot of earl grey tea.

Migle then washed out the conditioner and escorted me to the seating area, where the styling began! She asked to see a photograph of how I wanted my hair to look – curls, straight, waves, she can do it all – then added volume by separating the hair into sections and blow drying from underneath.

I wanted a loose curls look, and after drying my hair, she gently applied heat using tongs for a few seconds, then allowed the hair to fall elegantly. She added a little serum and gave my hair a good shake to loosen the curls, with a healthy dose of hairspray to keep my locks in place.

 

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And, voila! The process was complete, and Migle had achieved it all in just under an hour. My curls dropped a little in the hours that followed – which I knew was only natural – but the bounce stayed put, and the smell of the conditioner was gorgeous.

For a hen, casual bridal hair or even a fresh pick-me-up do on any day of the week, Blush & Blow’s blow-dry will leave you feeling pretty fabulous when you leave their Insta-worthy salon. And for just £45 in the heart of west London, I reckon it’s worth every penny.

Reviewed by Natalie Keeler

From £45, blushandblowlondon.com

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