Fancy a little five-star pampering – but at prices you can actually afford? The newly opened Salon at The Shelbourne is just what the (glamour) doctor ordered in the run-up to party season, offering a select range of hair and nail services along with express beauty treatments and a specialist blow-dry bar.
And it’s only gorgeous, too, as you’d expect from this iconic luxury hotel: think gleaming crystal, soothing duck-egg blue and fresh flower arrangements everywhere you look.
With a team of therapists led by the lovely Leanne Loughran, The Salon at The Shelbourne offers some really attractive packages which have Christmas (or self!) gifting potential written all over them. I love the concept of the Hollywood Legends, a menu of four treatments named after iconic stars – Grace Kelly, Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot – that include a tailored hair and nail treatment along with a signature drink, for €59.
The Salon at The Shelbourne is the first spa in Ireland to offer a menu of 30-minute Elemis express treatments, designed to delivering maximum results in minimum time. There’s also a breakfast club from Monday to Friday, 7-11am, where you can enjoy an express executive blow-dry plus a decadent brekkie, for the not unreasonable price of €30. Now that's a club I actually want to be a member of...
There’s loads of special little touches that elevate the overall experience – from complimentary iPads to some of the most delicious macarons I’ve ever fed my face with. It’s open daily till at least 8pm (9.30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays) and it’s quite possibly my new favourite place. Visit www.theshelbournespa.ie for more.