Filthy Gorgeous is positioned at the back of the beauty hall. There's even a separate door that you can use to access it to save you walking through. Filthy Gorgeous itself is a lovely mix of treatment bays, comfy seating and products beautifully displayed for you to browse. The bays are pretty dressing tables with seats upholstered with special chosen prints, there's no sterile boring seating here. The atmosphere is really friendly and inviting, the aim was to design something that's just like getting ready at home with the girls and I think they've nailed it (pardon my terrible pun).
I mentioned the treatment menu in my previous post. You can definitely dip your toe in or go the whole hog, there are lots of quite different things to try. Something I was particularly interested in was the Airbrush hair which gives you the opportunity to try out those highlights you've always wanted without a permanent commitment (£5 per shade). Or you can get a temporary airbrush tattoo, one of the girls had one whilst we were there and it looked great. Another exciting treatment is the Minx nails, you can choose from a full manicure or pedicure or just go for an accent nail.
|Click to see more of the menu|
I was treated to a brow shape on the day, I always love having someone else tidy them up for me. The young lady that looked after me was lovely and she made sure we agreed on exactly what we were doing before she started. I was really pleased with the result. Another great touch was having the redness covered afterwards with a spot application of airbrush foundation. I was really lucky to have it done by a member of staff that also works as a make up artist for Dancing on Ice. I have to say the airbrush is a really relaxing way to have your foundation applied. It's also gentle enough to do immediately after waxing. It saves you walking around afterwards with the tell tale signs of what you've been up to!
As well as the treatments, there are a a variety of handpicked beauty products and accessories available to buy. Including gorgeous scented candles, jewellery and hair accessories as well as the very hard to find OCC lip tars (I got very excited when I saw these!). I also discovered that you can purchase the Airbase kit for less than it retails on Airbase's own website. Now I realise this isn't an everyday sort of purchase but for a makeup artist this is useful to know. For £195 you can get the Airbase Kit including Compressor, Airbrush, Foundation, Primer and Thinner/Cleaner.
|My Cheryl Cole impression with a Vicki Ullah hair piece|
Filthy Gorgeous is definitely somewhere I'll be heading back to, with their well priced selection of treatments and products you could lose yourself for a relaxing and fun couple of hours. I guarantee you'll pop along for one treatment and not want to leave!
Lip Tar photo courtesy of filthygorgeouslondon.com. A big Thank you to Melissa, Adam, Clair and Noelle for letting me gate-crash! It was lovely to meet you all.