Remember Wahanda? Forget Wahanda. The new name for the famous beauty booking service is Treatwell and I think that suits it very nicely. Now that the beauty services finder runs in ten European countries, they wanted a name that would work everywhere. Their new site is HERE.
If you’ve followed BBB for a while, you’ll know that I don’t get out for as many treatments as I’d like to which is ironic for a beauty blogger; a manicure once in a while to tidy things up and a facial occasionally when I know it’s time for a spruce. But, I do like gifting treatments. It’s not necessarily the case that a treatment costs more than a bouquet of flowers, especially when using the Treatwell service often factors in a discount.
In London, where I live, and particularly working in the beauty arena, a £100+ facial is the norm – it actually sounds normal as I’m typing it, and yet, that’s such an untypical price for incredible facials around the country that don’t even scratch the back of that number. And, that’s one of the joys of Treatwell – I can gift my sister (in Leeds), my Mum (in Scotland) my friend (in Bradford) or my sister in law (in Kent) any treatment I think they’d like at a location they can actually get to easily because it’s near them, not me! And, because real users leave real reviews, it’s much easier for me to tell which place is right for each person, as well as choosing the right product range (my mum has sensitive skin).
I’m in the early stages of planning a speedy spa break (HERE) because as you can see, we’re all rather far flung and it’s a good way to spend time together. I’m still sorting out dates but have my heart set on HERE, so I’ll be able to report back on that later in the year – I can’t see my mum dipping in the Nordic Barrel Sauna although she might surprise me!
Scooting around the Treatwell website, they’ve got some curiosities too! How about a (very) short spell in an Ice Cave, a Eucalyptus Crystal Steam or some Life Enhancement Coaching? I also discovered that vajazzling is still alive and well!
Treatwell isn’t necessarily about the big gesture or the grand pamper – if you’re constantly busy with an erratic schedule and little time to plan ahead, there’s the Treatwell app for that HERE! I tested the app for a next day blow-dry booking and a time slot schedule pops up at your chosen salon as you proceed through the booking so you can see exactly what’s available on the same day. Salons control and upload their own schedules and these should be updated daily. The Near You section focuses on very last minute availability (the bulk of this is in London, but it’s rolling out everywhere gradually as more and more areas are given real-time training) – I searched central London for a blow dry and could have been sitting under the dryer within 20 minutes; perfect for hangover hair!
If you’ve got time, you can do a price comparison locally – I’ve just popped Brazilian Blow Dry Keratin Treatment into my post code area on the Treatwell site and there’s quite a price difference, ranging from £68 to well over £100. It definitely pays to shop around. I’d suggest spending some time on the site and the app so you know your way around it – both are very simple to use but if you’re in a rush for a last minute pre date mani, there’s no time to spare!
There are so many ways to use Treatwell – major pampering, a pick-me-up for friends or family or just to help you with your beauty life maintenance wherever you are. There’s just time to mention the House of Fraser (Oxford Street) Decleor Facial offer HERE that’s now £20 instead of £30, right in time for Mother’s Day, and well priced for a central London location.
*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated