REVIEW + DISCOUNT CODE: LE SALON
Remember those heady days, pre-kids, when you used to go out for massages and facials?
When dark circles under the eye were a badge of honour from a wild night out?
Those days are well and truly over if you’re a parent. Dark circles are probably your look-du-jour and your only massages come from your kids using you as a climbing frame.
Well it’s time to right those wrongs and you can start by doing a little something yourself for a change. We’ve written previous articles on why a little me time is good for parents (think improved mental health and feeling healthier, happier and energised).
Finding time to actually go out out is more complicated when there are kids at home so an industry has arisen to meet the needs of stay at home mums/freelancers and office workers who can just about tear themselves away from the desk.
In the name of journalistic research, we tried out Le Salon – an on-demand, mobile beauty service working in and around London. Their clients are a combination of women (usually age 30 – 45) who are working professionals and stay-at-home mothers.
Mums in particular flock to them as it’s self-care and convenience – you can watch the kids at home while treating yourself to a bit of much-needed pampering. Lots of the Le Salon therapists are mums too and they’re happy to work around your schedule meaning they’re open 365 days a year, and happily do treatments on early mornings, late weeknights, public holidays and weekends.
Booking is simple via their easy to navigate website and they send you reminders pre-treatment so you don’t forget they’re coming. Le Salon treat men, women and tweens/teens if you want them too – you can add or takeaway a treatment up to 24 hours before or, like us, you can build your own bespoke menu according to your needs.
The therapists are easy going - want to talk? Cool. Want some much-needed quiet time? Also cool. After a much needed mani-pedi (with extra rough heel removal and foot massage), we can see why Harper’s Bazaar recommended calling them round for some ‘A-list treatment’. They even email you afterwards with advice on how to best look after your new manicure.
We’ve teamed up with Le Salon to offer THE LONDON MOTHER readers an exclusive discount. Simply use the code LONDONMOTHER10 at checkout for £10 off your first treatment (new customers only).