Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of visiting Townhouse – a nail bar located just off Regent Street and only a hop, skip and jump away from Oxford Circus station.
Describing itself as ‘London’s no. 1 independent luxury nail salon’ and a ‘premium nail studio’ that is ‘redefining clean and everyday luxury’, the Townhouse did not disappoint. Minimalistic, yet somehow still eye-catching and enticing from the outside, stepping into the salon you are greeted by an inviting member of staff on reception and it is immediately evident how the Townhouse has gained its ‘luxurious’ reputation.
A stunning, clean and modern nail bar lines the ground floor of the salon, acting as a centrepiece within the space. A waiting area follows before the pedicure area, where a row of slate grey, modern chairs remain. A bright pink neon sign (it’s a yes from us!) hangs on the wall spelling the salon’s personalised hashtag, ‘#paintthetown’, encouraging customers to take to Instagram to share their fresh manicure. Downstairs is where the treatment rooms for the salons other services, such as sugaring, reside, creating a relaxing and dimly-lit atmosphere for ultimate tranquility and the perfect environment for switching off from reality.
It’s the little things, however, that really elevate the Townhouse and take the client’s experience to the next level. Guests are offered a drink in a personalised Townhouse cup as well as a complimentary beauty collagen drink, the nail bar features cordless charging stations for clients to rest their phone on while they enjoy their mani, a look book displaying the nail bar’s menu of nail art designs and impressive colour repertoire rids the need of dust-collecting wall racks and plush pink velvet furnishings featuring throughout the salon add a touch of decadence. Team this together with accents of white marble tables, neon signs and a careful selection of coffee table books, the Townhouse feels bespoke and cutting-edge.
During my time at the Townhouse, I was treated to a manicure in the salon’s signature nail art design, ‘Hotbox’, for which I chose the combination of a pale blue hue and vibrant coral from the unique look book.
Keep an eye out in Ocotber’s issue of Scratch magazine where I will spill more details about the salon within our regular Scratch Pads feature!