Fabric Recommends: TOWNHOUSE
As I settle into the chair at new nail salon, TOWNHOUSE, in Fitzrovia, I can’t help thinking that it takes a very special person to dedicate their days to fiddling with feet; pedicurist is right up there with dentist on the list of jobs I couldn’t do. And I’m especially grateful to my therapist today, who has her work cut out – after weeks of sandal-worthy sunshine my heels are hard and horrible. Getting them party perfect again will be no mean feat.
TOWNHOUSE has been open for only a month, but is already making a name for itself. Decorated in muted greys and pinks, with a long, sleek manicure bar and custom-built pedicure stations, it is the last word in style. And the salon’s beauty is much more than skin deep: the 20ft long Corian manicure bar is capable of wirelessly charging mobile phones, all reusable implements are sanitised in a hospital-grade sterilisation machine, the latest LED lamps are used to minimise UV exposure and the salon has a zero tolerance policy for acrylics.
As I flick through the menu of colours and designs (the speciality here is nail art – in its most sophisticated form, naturally), work begins on my feet: soaking, scrubbing and filing. Decisions made, I turn my attention to the other menu, offering all manner of treats from Joe and the Juice two doors up the road. My wish is TOWNHOUSE’s command, and less than five minutes later I’m sipping on a delicious shake. I could get used to this…
Polish perfected, I take a peek downstairs at the peaceful treatment rooms for waxing and sugaring – the TOWNHOUSE team really are saints.
88 Great Portland Street, W1W (mytownhouse.co.uk)