Whether you’re heading to an important meeting that requires you to be preened to perfection or an evening event for which only a crack squad of groomers will do, the new Beauty Lounge at Harvey Nichols should be your first port of call. Open from 8am until 10pm, this new beauty mecca is home to a range of express services in a space that looks as pretty as a picture thanks to architects Virgile + Partners.

Enjoy a wash and blow dry courtesy of the gurus at Hershesons, sort out problem skin with an LED facial at The Light Salon, relax and unwind during a treatment in one of the three Beauty Rooms, or tame chipped nails and unruly brows at the nail and brow bars. Plus, for those in need of a little extra pick-me-up, Nosh is on hand to offer a range of vitamin-boosting drips and injections at its Infusion Clinic.

For independent advice on all aspects of the beauty offering, Harvey Nichols has installed a Beauty Concierge, a professional who is able to book appointments, talk through the brands available and provide a prescriptive approach to your beauty needs. Such advice is particularly useful when navigating the Beyond Beauty space, the area where Harvey Nichols has been introducing new brands to the UK for the last 15 years. 

Soon to join the set up will be a new fragrance space, which promises to increase the range of niche brands on offer, and a new accessories area dedicated to the best in designer shoes, bags, fine jewellery and sunglasses.