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The beauty salons in Newcastle that’ll help you look your best this Christmas

Because we all deserve a pre-Christmas pamper.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 13.12.2023

If there’s one thing we know about the holiday season, it’s that we’re about to get papped. A lot.

Bar photographers in the festive tipi. Family Winter Wonderland mems. Home videos on Christmas Day. Secret Santa reveal shots. We’ll be in them all.

So, it’s only right we take a little time now to, erm, spruce ourselves up.

And if you’re stuck for inspo on where to go here in Newcastle for a cheeky pre-Christmas pamper, look no further…

Danu Studios Hoults yard

FOR YOUR FACIAL, GO TO… Danu Studios

Unit 38, The Clock Tower, Hoults Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1AB

The goddess Danu is a symbol of female strength, power and nurturing and that’s exactly what you’ll feel walking out of these beauty studios after a facial here.

Choose from 11 industry-leading Guinot facial treatments – all of which promise to boost your skin’s cellular energy, rejuvenate complexion and firm up your skin tone – and marvel at a glow that’s brighter than the star of Bethlehem this Christmas.

Price: from £55.00

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The Lash loft Newcastle

SHOW YOUR LASHES LOVE AT… The LashLoft

31 Featherstone Grove, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5RF  

Psst – we’ve heard that the girl with the longest lashes wins the Christmas party.

And where better to treat them than this Gold Award-winning salon in Great Park. Specialists in eyelash extension, the brow artists at The LashLoft can offer Classic and customised Russian Volume eyelash extensions as well as the deepest, darkest and most daring of all, Mega Volume Lashes.

Sure. To. Sleigh.

Price: from £26.00

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Skullen Collective Newcastle

GET YOUR NAILS DONE AT… Skullen Collective

10–12 Akenside Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3XP

We have so much love for Skullen Collective. Aside from fangirling over their unbelievable nail art skills, we’re here for everything they stand for: basically, being bad-ass feminists in the most modern sense of the word.

As for the nails themselves, whether you’re after a demure festive shimmer or full-on Nutcracker nail art, zany snowflake designs or a sophisticated Christmas party vibe, you’ll find it all and more here.

Price: from £35.00

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Matfen Hall Northumberland

RELAX WITH A SPA DAY AT… Matfen Hall

Matfen Village, Northumberland NE20 0RH

Even the prophet Taylor Swift admits that many of our winter nights are taken up by static, stress and holiday shopping traffic. The most wonderful time of the year doesn’t half give you a to-do list, doesn’t it?

But instead of imagining you’re at a Christmas tree farm, we reckon carving some real time out to recharge your batteries might be more useful. The Retreat at Matfen Hall is a sanctuary of tranquillity on our doorstep, where you can indulge in treatments tailored specifically to your mind, body and spirit by specialist therapists, or simply relax poolside.

Price: from £90.00 (for spa packages)  

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Point Brow Newcastle

BRUSH UP YOUR BROWS AT… Point Brow

With Evan Hair, 23 Blackett Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5BS

Book up at Point Brow if you want your brows to be, well, on point this Christmas. Founded by legend Luc McElvaney, who always seems to be introducing new techniques a month or so before the rest of the North East has cottoned on, Point Brow offer elevated eyebrow treatments that don’t cost the earth.

So, whether it’s just a little maintenance you’re after or you need to book your brows into rehab, you can get the works here – tinting, waxing, threading, dying, lamination, bleaching and even protein reconstruction.

Price: from £10.00

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Rudy's hairdressing Newcastle

GET YOUR HAIR LOOKING FRESH AT… Rudi’s Hairdressing

Denton Park Centre, Shopping Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2QZ

If you’re on the lookout for a new hairdresser to glam up your ‘do for the festive season without breaking the bank, look no further than Rudi’s. With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, the team here are stylists you can trust, who always stay ahead of the curve with the latest styles, techniques and training.

But what we love most about Rudi’s is their commitment to aftercare. We all feel a million dollars when we leave the hairdressers, but keeping those sleek, salon-fresh vibes is tricky. That’s why the stylists here discuss complete aftercare instructions and treatments with you during your appointment – so you can sleigh all season.

Price: POA

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