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Exclusive brands, Charlotte Tilbury makeovers and free gifts – inside H beauty Metrocentre

Special occasion coming up? Gateshead's new beauty emporium is well worth a visit. Plus, it features a Harrods Champagne Bar in store - we’re sold.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 29.04.2023

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Whether you have a girls’ night out planned, a summer holiday coming up or a hen do in the pipeline, we all know how important is to have a glow-up in the run-up to the special occasion.

And Metrocentre is the perfect shopping hot spot when it comes to getting your glam on.

Home to over 35 fashion stores to explore to find that perfect outfit, 31 restaurants for a shopping pit stop and now the newest addition, H beauty – the Harrods’ beauty emporium home to hundreds of exclusive high-end brands of makeup, fragrances and hair products that opened last summer.

But this is more than just your average beauty shop, H beauty Metrocentre has a range of in-store services available to help make your prep that extra bit luxurious.

We’re talking a blow dry experience to get those bouncy curls, beauty advice from the experts and why not finish your ultimate shopping experience off with a visit to the Harrods Champagne and Cocktail Bar for a glass of bubbly to really get the party started?


Stocking luxury brands such as Tom Ford, Dior and Chanel, H beauty brings hundreds of exclusive beauty brands to Metrocentre that can’t be found anywhere else in the region. From myBlend, that stocks the first LED face mask available to buy locally to the first Charlotte Tilbury counter in Gateshead, H beauty has really brought the beauty world to life in the North East.

Known as an experimental playground of beauty products, we can guarantee you’ll spend hours exploring the high-end cosmetic counters, whether it’s haircare brand Champo’s best sellers or Pat McGrath’s Lab’s luxury new makeup range.


There’s nothing like a bouncy blow to make you feel fabulous. Exclusive to Harrods and H beauty, Drybar offers an elevated blow-dry experience for any special occasion.

Let the Drybar team look after you as you choose from an extensive menu of styles, from sleek and straight to classic waves. Whether you want a full, luxurious experience of washing, drying and styling hair or need a speedy 20-minute dry style because you’re pushed for time, either way you’ll be waking out of H beauty feeling glamourous.


When buying a beauty product, it can be so easy to just go for the first one you see – but is it actually right for you? Thanks to H beauty’s Treatment Pod all the in-store brands can use this private area for free consultations and skincare treatments to ensure you buy the right product for you. When it comes to getting that glow ready for your special occasion, a visit to H beauty’s Skincare Station is a must. Here you’ll be treated to mini facials and skincare consultations from in-the-know specialists.


Who doesn’t love a good makeover? Learn expert tips and techniques from the talented Charlotte Tilbury team. Book a Tilbury Transformation with the team for £50, which can then be redeemed against products on the day to upgrade your makeup bag and skincare routine.



Get hands-on with beauty at the interactive Play Tables – creative spaces for you to play, discover and experiment with some of the best brands in the business, from both in-house experts and special guests.


Discover The Sampling Station, where, when you spend £75 in-store at H beauty Metrocentre, you’ll get to choose five exciting samples absolutely free.



A little pamper before a big event is what we all need and where better to pick up supplies for your next masking moment than The Mask Bar? Drop by for everything from sheet and sleep to hydrating and clarifying masks – there’s a mask for all skin types.


We really do underestimate the power of perfume. If you’re a fragrance fanatic, then look no further than H beauty. With a vast array of fragrance brands including many H beauty exclusives like Creed, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Parfums de Marly and Bond No.9 alongside Dior counter that stocks the full range of 25 fragrances in the La Collection Privée – the largest available in the North East – you’re really spoilt for choice.

If you don’t already know about Le Labo, the brand is well worth a look. They make fragrances fresh in the store and create unique perfume bottles for every customer. From selecting your Le Labo scent to freshly hand-blending your fragrance and bespoke printing your label, Le Labo creations are more than just perfume.


This is one of our personal highlights at H beauty Metrocentre. Take five at the Harrods Champagne & Cocktail Bar, where you can sit, sip and celebrate with friends to really get the party started. Delicious dishes are available at the Champagne & Cocktail Bar, whether you have an early start and want to enjoy crushed avocado on sourdough, fancy something light with scrumptious small plates or a salad or treat yourself to specials like a Northumberland cheese board or Jersey rock oysters, eat, drink and be merry before your special occasion without the need to cook.


For more information about what exclusive brands are available in H beauty Metrocentre, visit their website.

H beauty Metrocentre, St. Michaels Way, Town Square, Metrocentre, Gateshead NE11 9YE

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