As much as your mum may well insist that a bunch of daffodils and a peck on the cheek is all she wanted this Mother's Day, the minimalist approach feels a tad pitiful.
Most mums deserve the Earth, and yet are so rarely treated to the max. Rather than opting for a traditional present, give your mum the gift of self-care this year by booking her in for an indulgent beauty treatment -from tension-easing massages and skin-saviour facials to indulgent pedicures and bouncy blow dries.
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Hello! Fashion shares the best beauty treatments to book for mums this Mother's Day:
Based in West London, luxury wellness destination Grey Wolfe offers a bespoke massage that considers how you are feeling and adapts the treatment in response to your body. The deeply relaxing treatment is perfect if you know your mum deserves some stress relief, but you are unsure as to which pressure levels she would most enjoy.
Where: Grey Wolfe, 71 White Hart Lane, Barnes, SW13 OPP
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Gold Hydralifting Facial
Omorovicza's Gold Hydralifting Facial is a deeply moisturising skin treatment that will nourish dry or dehydrated skin. The process includes a double cleanse, a mild exfoliation to stimulate cell turnover, and a rose-scented hydrating mask, infused with three forms of hyaluronic acid and bioavailable gold to "plump, nourish and soothe the skin while repairing micro damage". Finally, a therapist will perform an authentic Hungarian massage to ease any facial tension and leave the skin feeling revitalised and refreshed.
Where: Liberty London, Harrods and selected stores and spas
If your mum's makeup routine could do with a gentle update, consider booking her in for a one-to-one lesson with one of Knightsbridge Urban Retreat's seasoned pros. The session involves a detailed lesson in which the makeup artist will go through the client's current makeup routine and products and offer tips and tricks and suggestions to help them elevate their look, plus it even includes a mini facial.
Where: Knightsbridge Urban Retreat, 2-4 Hans Crescent, SW1X 0LH
Foot specialist Margaret Dabbs offers an extensive range of beauty (and medical) treatments performed by its HCPC registered podiatrists. With a focus on rejuvenation and indulgence, its signature Supreme Pedicure is ideal for mums who deserve exfoliation, a relaxing foot soak and a hydrating massage – with the additional option of Shellac too.
Where: Liberty London, Harrods and selected stores
Cost: Around £65 (varies depending on location)
Blow dry and brunch
Chelsea blow dry bar Duck & Dry has teamed up with Bluebird this year for a special offer. For just £55, you can treat your mum to a luxury bouncy blow dry followed by brunch at Bluebird which includes a glass of fizz. Look no further you’ve been looking for an excuse to give your own hair some TLC. Spending some quality time with your mum has never looked so stylish…
Where: Duck & Dry, 335-337 King's Rd, SW3 5ES
Juanita Huber-Millet hit the nail on the head when she launched Townhouse, elevating the manicure experience beyond recognition. Gift your mum a shaping, buffing, cuticle care, extended massage and polish treatment (Townhouse’s Luxury Manicure) this Mother's Day.
Where: Selected Townhouse salons across the UK
Cost: Around £52 (varies depending on location)
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