Jellied eels, ‘hipsters’ and Phil and Grant Mitchell: East London is home to many things. Anyone who has ever witnessed a barney in The Queen Vic might tell you that relaxation isn’t one of them, but here at Wahanda we’ve recently discovered a corner of tranquillity in Dalston (the coolest place in the UK according to Italian Vogue) that says otherwise. Welcome to Smooth You Town Spa. One of the newest additions to Wahanda and this week’s spa of the week…
With a successful Smooth You boutique salon already in Islington, the new Smooth You Town Spa claims it is 'Bringing the West End to the East End'. Situated in Dalston Square, a stone’s throw from London Fields, the new Smooth You is a short walk from Hackney Central and Dalston Junction. Sitting within a newly developed residential build, the day spa offers locals a diverse range of relaxing and beautifying services within a modern and stylish setting. The interior of the venue was even specially designed by award winning salon designer Melvyn Allen to complement the brand’s image. Allen’s £1 million creation combines chic colours, soft furnishings and luxury touches to create a surprisingly idyllic retreat in one of the trendiest, and therefore busiest, corners of the capital.
Somewhere between a salon and a day spa, Smooth You is a 5000 square foot hair and beauty retreat that offers a varied menu of services and treatments, ranging from a Ladies’ cut and finish to dermarolling, fillers and hyperhidrosis treatment (a set of painless injections to ward off excess sweating for up to six months).
This hair and beauty salon-meets-spa seeks to offer the newest treatments and trends in a fun, vibrant location. Some of the most popular services on offer are the much-instagrammed Balayage colouring (a French free-hand highlighting technique that creates a subtle, almost sun-kissed look) and Scalp Bleaching, which sounds painful but is actually the most effective and safe way to platinum locks - very now and very East London.
But it’s not all about being trendy. Following in its sister spa's (very successful) footsteps, Smooth You Town Spa seeks to bring the feel and experience of a first-class West End Spa to East London. With a focus on excellent customer service and a range of indulgent services from some of the most exclusive brands in the industry, it's hard to spot the difference.
A far cry from its rather neglected past, this Dalston spa offers the kind of head to toe pampering treatments that wouldn't look out of place on a treatment menu in Mayfair or Knightsbridge. Guests can enjoy massages, facials and body treatments by (celebrity favourite) Yon-Ka, and a Murad vitamin C body firming treatment that helps to reduce stretch marks and cellulite in 45 minutes – yes please.
Fancy firming up before party season? Want photo-ready skin for all those festive Kodak moments? Maybe you’re after a new ‘do to complement your ironic Christmas jumper... Whatever your beauty needs, take a look at Smooth You Town Spa’s brand new venue page where you can book treatments now.
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