A vacation wouldn't be complete without a bit of pampering, right? Taking care of yourself during a holiday is the best way to feel extra special, and since I'm a beauty addict who loves to discover new beauty hotspots, as soon as I arrived in Madrid, I just had to find out where the best beauty salons are to get a facial, manicure, and blow dry - it would be rude not to, of course ; )
As a guide to some of the most luxurious beauty salons in one of Europe's most famous cities, I have compiled a list of my insider recommendations for you if you happen to be in Madrid or planning a visit.
From the best facials to the chicest manicures, these are Madrid's top beauty hot-spots.
This is the beauty parlour for excellence in Madrid with regular A-listers on the agenda, from actresses to influencers and socialites. Tacha is a MUST for your skin fix. Located in the luxurious Castellana, its aesthetics are of another level. Friendly warning – once you've stepped foot inside, you might never want to leave, and I don't blame you.
After being treated to a drink and snack of your choice, you'll be taken to a cabin with your beauty therapist to let the magic begin. I was beyond excited to get in the hands of the Tacha girls, and the experience didn't disappoint me; au contraire, the treatment chosen left me with clear and glowing skin as never before.
The first step was a deep cleanse using Dr Barbara Sturm products, followed by a session of extractions (not my fave, but very necessary with my oily, dehydrated skin type) and my favourite part of the treatment, a peeling.
Still, although my skin is used to the regular peelings, the jet-peel felt awkward initially, but my skin quickly got in the groove. A non-invasive treatment targeted for skins looking for anti-ageing benefits, the jet peel gets in your skin through a solution of pressurised oxygen and saline water. High-pressure micro currents are delivered until absorbed by the dermis with a personalised solution for each skin upon the therapist's recommendation.
To amp up the jet peel results, my therapist ended my facial with a radiofrequency session and finished applying SPF as the last step of the treatment. Days after, my skin was still glowing, so definitely plan a visit to their clinic if you happen to be in Madrid or Marbella, where they have another clinic.
My Little Momó is one of the cutest places in Madrid to get your nails done. With choices for everyone, from regular manicures to anti-ageing manicures and their signature pedicures, you can even find pedicures curated especially for runners and pregnant women. Their most luxurious service is their diamond pedicures.
Almost a month ago, I got a permanent manicure + pedicure, and I still have them intact as if I just walked out of the salon. FYI: with every appointment, a massage is included where you'll be indulged in a few minutes of deep relaxation, which was my favourite part of the experience. I recommend you book in advance to secure a spot in their Villanueva salon to get the whole self-care experience.
Blowdrybar Madrid is a small salon in the centre of Madrid where cruelty-free and green styling is on the menu. Having curly hair, I'm always looking for that extra dose of hydration to maintain my curls as bouncy as possible, but external factors such as sun, sand, and so on might glitch my hair goals journey.
During my visit to Blowdrybar Madrid, I was treated to a deep restore and hydration experience. With the Aveda botanical repair range, which I have used before and always love their results, plus a new one to me, the Be Curly range, my curls were given that extra dose of bounciness and hydration I was looking for.
Finally, NiM Salón is perhaps the most Instagrammable salon in all of Spain. With its gorgeous pastel pink palette reaching from floor to ceiling, even the worst photo could still look great here! With a variety of cuts, colouring services, and hair treatments available, NiM Salón provides an incredibly luxurious experience from the second you walk in the door.
From a standard cut or bayalage to an Aveda or Olaplex treatment, NiM Salón has you you’re your hair) covered.