It is fair to say that for me beauty treatments these days mean the occasional hair colouring session or a quick eyebrow threading on my local high street. When it comes to relaxing and enjoying some downtime in the therapist’s chair, it just doesn’t happen. And on the odd occasions it does, I feel rushed and/or stressed that I’m away from the kids.
Meet Toop&Daley – a London-based mobile beauty therapy company who travel to offices and homes providing nail treatments, massage, waxing and tinting to busy people, including mums who don’t have the luxury of a Saturday spent in the salon. (They also have some pretty high profile fashion-industry customers too!)
Founders Juliette and Charlie work on the basis of ‘time’ – a new concept in beauty, so they charge their clients according to the time they spend, as opposed to the treatments they have.
The duo call it ‘Youtime,’ allowing both the client and the beauty therapist to create a completely unique treatment or combination of treatments.
I was treated to an at-home gel mani and ‘callus peel’ pedi, which I have to say I was initially quite nervous about. I like the anonymity of going to a salon and was worried that I would feel awkward in my own home.
Gladly, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Juliette and Charlie made me feel relaxed instantly as they talked about everything from the Kardashians (on the TV in the background!), to their years of combined experience working for some of London’s most luxe salons.
They were a really self-contained unit, bringing absolutely everything they needed and both looked ultra chic in their simple black jumpsuits.
Plus, being a typography geek, I loved their ‘courier’ font labelling of everything, from the nail colour references to their uniform bottles.
Things I loved:
- Juliette and Charlie’s obvious passion for beauty therapy and ability to make me feel instantly relaxed.
- The fact I could book an 8pm appointment – knowing the kids were asleep and I could actually have some time to myself.
- Both Juliette and Charlie come together so you can have two simultaneous treatments (like I did), or invite a friend over and share the time together.
Toop&Daley have a special offer for MMM readers. Those who book 45 minutes or more with Toop&Daley will receive an additional 15 minutes complementary when quoting MMM15 in their booking email. Email them – firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
Thank you to Toop&Daley for my lovely beauty session!