Early in December I was lucky enough to go along to the new ‘House of Rush’ to experience their new beauty offering. I’ve been along to a couple of Rush salons, and they have always been decent – but functional. The new House of Rush (essentially, the Rush flagship store) is far beyond functional – it’s a real luxury experience.
|The Entrace/Blow Dry Bar|
My first impression was that the decor was lovely, the right balance between girly and glam. The entrance area – which has a product shop and blow dry bar – the walls are cream, with gold moulding and a Coco Chanel quote on the wall… lovely!
|The hair salon area upstairs, nice and spacious.|
The main salon and beauty treatment rooms are upstairs, which is a nice touch as it feels like it’s further away from the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly. Plus you don’t have random tourists looking through the windows at you, which is nice.
|The treatment beds, with cosy duvets – luxury.|
|One of the ‘speed’ treatment areas.|
I was led through to a darkened corridor where all the beauty treatment rooms were. I was shown around a bit, they had a couple of booths for fast treatments such as speed treatments such as quick facials or eyebrow treatments. Then further down the corridor are the more luxury/full body treatment room, which I was amazed how nice and spacious they were – not easy to find in central London.
|London-themed names for the treatment rooms.|
But nice decor and spacious rooms wasn’t the best bit – my favourite touch had to be that the treatment beds had duvets on them. Is there anything more cosy and relaxing?!
The main thing I came away from the House of Rush thinking was that I would be more than happy to pay £50 for a hair cut, or splash out on a pampering treatment there – because the atmosphere and service really made it feel worth it.
It might just be me, but I still feel that £50 as a starting price for a cut/trim at a normal Rush salon is just too much – but if they were more like the House of Rush, I would be more than happy to spend my cash there.
I was a guest of The House of Rush.