Harrods unveils reimagined Hair and Beauty Salon inspired by old-world glamour

By Austyn King 27-Jul-2021

The luxury Knightsbridge retailer has reopened its 16,985sqft space with treatments for hair, body and nails and exclusives from Philip Kingsley and Anastasia Beverly Hills

Harrods has thrown open the doors to its newly reimaged Hair and Beauty Salon, welcoming shoppers back with a fresh assortment of beauty and wellness treatments and a glossy new look.

Said to offer a serene and tranquil beauty space, the newly refurbished space on the luxury Knightsbridge department store's fifth floor includes an array of experiences to treat consumers from head to toe, from hair styling and facials to massages and manicures, as well as an extensive range of treatments from more than 40 leading beauty names.

The salon stars a dedicated Hairdressing Rotunda, which has been designed to evoke the salon's original 1982 design for a feeling of old-world glamour with stations that are spaced out in a curved central seating area to offer guests privacy, as well as a Hair Extension Library which offers same-day hair extensions in a variety of styles, colours and lengths without requiring customers to book ahead of time.

The Hairdressing Rotunda pays tribute to the salon's 1982 roots

Meanwhile, the Backwash Room is inspired by traditional Japanese head spas where visitors can pamper their scalp with soothing head massage, which is said to boost circulation and promote hair growth.

They can then visit the salon's Conditioning Bar to choose from a variety of conditioning and scalp treatments, including Kérastase Fusio-Dose boosters, which can be customised according to visitor's specific hair needs, and restructuring treatments such as Philip Kingsley's cult favourite Elasticizer.

In addition to the hair styling area, shoppers can also opt for a variety of beauty treatments such as hair removal treatments, facials, waxing, massages and body wraps, while there is also a dedicated Eye Zone which features exclusive eyebrow treatments from Anastasia Beverly Hills and LED light treatments by Dr Dennis Gross.

Shoppers can enjoy eyelash and brow treatments at the Eye Zone

Finally, guests can also polish up their nail game with exclusive nail art from Instagram favourite Townhouse alongside traditional manicures and pedicures at the space, which has been redesigned to pay tribute to the salon's 1982 design with glossy peach marble, cream stone counters and powder-pink walls with gold finishes.

Commenting on the new salon, Mia Collins, Head of Beauty at Harrods, said: “For the redesign of our newly reimagined Hair & Beauty Salon, we wanted to pay homage to the Salon’s heritage and bring back the sophistication and iconic glamour.

“We took inspiration from our rich archives to create a space that’s uniquely Harrods. 

“Through the unique combination of the Salon’s design, exceptional treatments and curated product offering, we strive to offer our customers a real celebration of what beauty is all about.”

The space features exclusive products from the likes of Aromatherapy Associates, Sarah Chapman and Philip Kingsley

The reimagined space completes the luxury store's transformation of its beauty business, spearheaded by Collins and Annalise Fard, Harrods' Director of Beauty, which it first embarked on in 2020 with an expansion of its Beauty Halls to span 90,000ft, in a bid to become one of the world's biggest beauty destinations.

Fard added: “The launch of our new Hair & Beauty Salon is yet another significant landmark in Harrods' quest to bring our customers a world-class beauty proposition that delivers expert hair and beauty experiences.

“Harrods has invested in pushing the boundaries in what is expected from a beauty destination, as well as bringing the most innovative experiences and services from around the world to London.

“I am absolutely delighted to be creating this exciting new beauty offering for our Harrods community.”

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Harrods' latest makeover follows the opening of its second dedicated H Beauty store in Milton Keynes, featuring a curated product offering alongside beauty concessions and experiences that is said to have been developed with the local beauty community in mind.