There’s no denying it, Wahanda has quietly revolutionised the way we buy beauty treatments. A one-stop online shop for all things spa and wellness, it’s the go-to destination for beauty treatments with instant booking and comprehensive guides to over 2,000 venues. Not to mention the (far too tempting) special offers, plus the reviews from real people who have really booked and had treatments at the spas and salons listed. Think of it as your little black book of tried-and-tested beauty addresses.
The latest innovation from the clever people at Wahanda? The addition of a selection of uber-luxe venues. While I plumped for a facial at the Chuan Spa at London’s Langham Hotel, it wasn’t the only stylish spa on offer. You could also hang out with the oligarchs at the Bulgari Hotel and do a couple of lengths in the subterranean Knightsbridge spa’s 25ft pool. Or how about a customised treatment at the huge Spa Intercontinental on Hyde Park Corner? Perhaps you’d like to take in the panoramic views from the spa at the Four Seasons on Park Lane? Not forgetting one of the USA’s best exports – cult beauty haunt, Bliss London. All come with offers exclusive to the site – great if you fancy more than a standard Swedish but don’t want to splash the cash.
It certainly doesn’t feel like you haven’t really flashed the plastic when you arrive at the Chuan Spa. Sitting in the slick, sophisticated chocolate-toned lobby while sipping on a cup of herbal tea has a distinctly five star vibe. And even more so when you’re whisked off to one of the softly-lit treatment rooms and tucked up on a warm waterbed. I could barely stay awake as my therapist carefully took me through the facial ritual, performed using radiance-boosting organic Oskia products and complete with a dose of acupressure and a head massage as the mask sank in. Afterwards, I dozed on a squashy lounger in the relaxation room before heading back onto the streets of London, skin glowing and soft.
Instant booking for some of the capital’s most indulgent and luxurious spas? Seriously dangerous. For more information and to book, see Wahanda.