We're not saying you NEED an excuse to treat yourself, but if you did, summer is a pretty good one. You spend all day getting sticky, being squeezed in like sardines on the tube, and if the sun's not drying out your skin, the air con probably is. So basically, you're kind of hurting yourself if you DON'T have a little me-time, right? We've chosen our pick of the best treatments you can have at a salon or spa near you to get you feeling scrubbed, exfoliated, softened and generally tip-top for your best summer self.
The Pampering Treatments You Have To Try This Summer
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Tonight's The Night at Benefit
One heck of a good deal: head to Benefit Carnaby Street for a blow dry, make over and Vinylux mani all for £34.50. Perfect when you've got a party (or a date!) you want to look your most fabulous for. Enquiries: [a href="http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk" target="_blank">Benefit[/a].
Nanokeratin Smoothing Treatment, FOUR London
A dream come true for ladies wanting to fight the frizz. If the humidity ruins your 'do, this long lasting smoothing treatment conditions the hair deeply and keeps it silky soft - whatever the weather. Enquiries [a href="http://www.fourlondon.com" target="_blank">FOUR[/a].
Face Gym at Selfridge's
Turns out, it's not just your legs, bums and tum that can benefit from a workout. Face Gym have innovated a method that's half facial, half exercise to help keep your skin looker younger for longer. Prices start at just £35 for a session, and there's not a sweaty forehead or an achey limb in site. Enquiries [a href="http://www.facegym.com" target="_blank">FaceGym[/a]
RYS Spa Mist Hair Treatment
The ultimate for dried-out, over-coloured hair - this treatment uses the mist from purified water to nourish and condition the hair. Expect a much healthier, more bouncy blow dry. £30.00, enquiries [a target="_blank" href="http://www.ryshairandbeauty.com">RYS[/a]
Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub
This indulgent treatment is a firming powerhouse. A scrub with grape seed, honey, brown sugar and essential oils gets your skin super soft, followed by a sculpting massage with their clever Contouring Concentrate. Perfect to sculpt your pins or arms and get you feeling fab. £60, enquiries [a target="_blank" href="http://uk.caudalie.com/spas/boutiques-caudalie/boutiques-uk.html">Caudalie[/a].
Cowshed Speedy Package
Tops and toes in a flash! This two in one deal is a special summer price at the mo, and will have your nails on your hands and feet buffed, filed and polished in no time. £54, enquiries [a target="_blank" href="http://cowshed.com">Cowshed [/a]
Desperately Seeking Smoothin', Bliss Spa
A holistic, hour-long, top-to-toe scrub with Himalyan salt and grapefruit juice for some serious buffing action. Super, super soft skin guaranteed. Perfect before you tan to ensure even application. £100, enquiries [a target="_blank" href="http://www.blissworld.co.uk/spa/spa-411/locations/bliss-london/">Bliss[/a]
Ionithermie Treatment, Champney's Spa
A cellulite-busting multi-tasker, this futuristic treatment zaps cellulite using a special device called Ionithermie, which uses algae to help reduce the appearance of any dimpling. You also get targeted massage and a special mask applied to any problem areas to ensure really smooth skin. £95.00, enquiries [a target="_blank" href="http://www.champneys.com/spa-resorts/">Champneys[/a]
Tata Harper Express Facial at Being Content
Organic, speedy AND under £50? Sign us up! This half hour treatment will see you double cleansed and then covered in a mask to resurface and brighten the skin, followed by serum application and moisturiser. Facial massage at the end will leave you relaxed and reinvigorated. Enquiries [a target="_blank" href="http://beingcontent.com">Being Content[/a].
Margaret Dabbs Medical Pedicure
The most popular treatment at Margaret Dabbs Sole Spa in Liberty, the Medical Pedicure is perfect for getting your feet totally ready for flip flops and sandals. Trained podiatrists will remove dead skin, sort out nails and cuticles and generally get your feet looking tip-top. It's a holistic treatment for a number of concerns, but there's also an optional application of polish for when you get your toes out, too. £80.00, enquiries: [a target="_blank" href="http://www.liberty.co.uk/margaret-dabbs/article/fcp-content">Margaret Dabbs At Liberty[/a]