Sunday, 5 June 2011

At Home Beauty - Mobile Beauty Therapists

I recently had the pleasure of a massage and eyebrow shape in the comfort of my own home from Perfect 10 Mobile Beauty.  Claire, the owner of the business, turned up at my door carrying a portable massage table, Elemis oils, candles and a portable stereo - and in the slightly unkempt atmosphere of my kitchen/dining room, she managed to recreate a spa atmosphere and give me a thoroughly relaxing massage, with neatly groomed eyebrows to boot.

I got to thinking - why, despite our love of massages, manicures, pedicures and waxing, do we so often choose to shlep to a salon instead of relaxing at home?  Some treatments, like body wraps or spray tans, require too much equipment to be carried out at home, but the most popular are just as easily done outside of a salon.  

Take pedicures, for example.  I've had many pedicures which included a polish application, and spent twenty or thirty minutes sitting there after my appointment waiting for the polish to dry thoroughly.  Only to put my foot into my shoe and immediately smudge my perfectly polished toes.  The alternative is wearing those disposable flip flop things home - not particularly stylish looking, and completely impractical in winter.  Having a pedicure at home, however, means that you can wave the therapist away from your front door, and carry on walking around barefoot at home until your polish is totally dry.

Having had such a great massage at home, and with my level of relaxed snoring being at the same level as it is at a salon, I rather think that next time I fancy a manicure, pedicure or massage, I'll be calling a mobile beauty therapist instead of automatically booking into my local salon.

What do you think?  Had any treatments at home, or prefer the experience in a salon?  Let us know in the comments!


  1. I used to have a wonderful massage therapist who would come out to my flat and would come out at 8pm so giving me enough time to get home and actually have time before he rocked up. He put up with my cats taking up residence in his bag and jumping on the table. But alas he developed arthritis! Gutted!!!

  2. Sadly we don't get this service in Malta yet. I was thinking of doing something similar for my birthday, inviting the gfs over and having beauty therapists do the work in the comfort of your own home. I think it would be much cheaper than actually going to a spa. Maybe we'll get something similar next year just in time for my birthday!

  3. Glad to read this post as I'm just starting out as a mobile nail business! I think it's a fab idea...

    PS: most decent salons will tell you to make sure you wear open toed shoes to your pedicure appointment, in advance for the sole purpose of not spoiling your lovely new paint job!

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  5. I don't think I've *ever* been told to wear open toed shoes to a pedicure appointment! It's a good idea though. My last pedicure was ruined despite my waiting 30 minutes before I put my shoes back on.


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