As I prepare to enjoy a pamper day with my sister this weekend (hello twin manicures!) I thought it would be apt to share my guide to vegan beauty spots in London. A good salon is like gold dust – there are so many in the city – but it’s often hard to find ones that cater towards cruelty-free beauty.
So, to remedy that, here’s my guide, with establishments peppered across the capital for easy access:
93 Baker Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 6RL
Of all the beauty bars, the interior design of Le Fix had me lusting to visit even before I knew it all their treatments are natural!
The Baker Street-based salon specialises in toxic-free, cruelty-free, and vegan treatments, and covers everything you’d expect from a high-end beauty bar: facials, nail art, brow shaping & tinting, and more – check out their beauty menu here. I’m hoping to visit within the next few months, and make a real day of it: their premises neighbour a coffee shop, modern art gallery, and bookstore as well.
68 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1LL
Aside from my usual natural hairdressers, I’ve been scouting around London trying to find a few different options to recommend. One such hairdresser is Hair Organics Putney, who provides a friendly environment to get your next cut and colour – using ammonia-free, gluten-free, vegan and cruelty-free dyes only.
As with a lot of natural options, their products are gentle – their semi-permanent range is 100% PPD free, making it suitable for people who have reacted to hair colour in the past too.
169 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6SH
A cult natural beauty brand, The Organic Pharmacy has been on my radar for quite a while – I used to swear by their lip balm. Little did I know, they have a number of spa locations too!
Each of their beauty clinics is stocked with their renowned range of organic skincare, which makes it the perfect place to have a skin treatment and walk away with a new skincare routine too. I’ve highlighted their Kensington branch here, but they have a few other branches across London that are worth checking out.
2 Heneage Street, London, E1 5LJ
Offering something a little different, Monster House Hair Salon is a quirky take on a vegan hairdressers located just off Brick Lane.
Combining cruelty-free products with alternative styling, they provide colouring and bleaching across the rainbow, dreads and cyber dreads, alongside the usual cut and blow dry. And all within a salon styled with gothic lighting, 20’s chairs and vintage wallpaper!
174 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London, WC1V 7AA
Escaping the nearby hustle and bustle of Covent Garden is easy that the Aveda Lifestyle Salon. With its glossy mirrors and plush chairs, pampering can take the form of express touchups to deep tissue massages and facials using their naturally-scented and cruelty-free products.
Plus as Aveda has its own range of beauty products, you can take home new beauty discoveries after your treatments by visiting their in-built store.
1A Creswell Park, London, SE3 9RD
I’m not usually one to promote the idea of a “diet”, but I love that My Detox Diet offers vegan beauty treatments alongside their very own juice bar.
Based in Blackheath, they provide beauty and wellness treatments in a friendly, relaxed environment. They use Leaping Bunny-certified brands such as Dermatologica, and approach beauty in more of a holistic-sense than most.