Sometimes, we all need a bit of TLC – and for us ladies, that quite often comes in the form of a bit of good old pampering. Nothing can perk you up more than a perfect set of nails. And now that the festivities are over, we’re all looking forward to a bit of spring and summer sun. Nail files at the ready girls… here are out favourite salons in the region:
THE SECRET SPA, NORTHUMBERLAND
This hidden, Northumbrian gem is a lovely little salon, offering all kinds of nail treatments from mini manicures and deluxe manicures to GELeration treatments and reflexology. The Secret Spa was founded in 1999 by Sarah Hindaugh and inside, the salon boasts over 30 years’ of therapist experience. Professional, high quality treatments in an uber friendly, chilled out atmosphere. What’s not to love?
BODY BLISS, GREAT AYTON
Body Bliss is Great Ayton’s fashion-forward salon, keeping up to date with all the latest gadgets and nail goodies. It’s a small, intimate and very sweet space where clients can relax, unwind and rejuvenate while being pampered from head to toe. It’s all in the name – it really is bliss… and we love checking in for a new set of nails.
NAILS INC, FENWICK BEAUTY HALL, NEWCASTLE
Our Luxe top pick! Pampering doesn’t always require a trip to the local beauty salon, heavenly nails can also be found in Fenwick Beauty Hall – because lets face it, what can’t you do in that place? If you’re busy shopping in town, and you need to squeeze in a quick Saturday afternoon appointment, the Nails Inc bar is where it’s at. It’s the ultimate in affordable luxury. What’s more? The brand is famous for its innovative, catwalk inspired colours. So for the most up to date, on-trend look, head to Fenwick Beauty Hall.
HOUSE OF BEAUTY, STOKESLEY
This one’s a real retreat – an elegant, girly salon with each and every treatment tailored to suit the individual – they really do make you feel special here. The aim is to make you leave feeling great, and with a huge list of treatments from an express manicure for busy mums, to a luxury pedicure and nail art for special celebrations, House of Beauty really is the home of nails, and they’ve got you covered whatever the occasion.
LEVOI CHAMPAGNE NAIL BAR, NEWCASTLE
Juggling your hands with a glass of champagne. It doesn’t get much better. Let the beauticians take one hand while you sip bubbly with the other. Levoi is a new, independent nail bar in the heart of Newcastle. It’s a concept like no other, and we love it for a girly, weekend treat. With a cocktail of beautiful colours and in-house products that are just to-die-for, it has everything you’d want and more.
RAYNA HAIRDRESSING & BEAUTY, DURHAM
This stunning salon in Durham boasts outstanding services when it comes to hair and beauty. And for nails, it’s our favourite place to check-in in the city. It’s a fabulous family-run business, established over 50 years ago – here’s to hoping it sticks around.