13/10/2012

Passport-free escapism at MWnails Spitalfields

After a week spending so much time in airplanes trying to get to business meetings and then again back to London with some time to see Monsieur Baby, one would think the last place I would have wanted to spend my late Friday afternoon was an airplane cabin shaped salon. Not so...

See, one of the wonderful things about flying so much is it gives me time to catch up on magazine reading and I'd read earlier this week about MWnails and was dying to try it out... I logged on to their website early Friday morning and was thrilled to see that they offered online appointment bookings for both their salons (I absolutely hate holding on the line whilst some terribly bored receptionist tries to figure out if there is availability, online bookings are a saviour for someone with as little patience as me!), and that they had availability for a manicure with nail art that same afternoon. 

As you can imagine I was starting to love the salon even before getting there! But hold on there is more: I promptly received a calendar invite on my blackberry... By now I was convinced this place was created with people like me in mind. 


As soon as I arrived at the salon in Spitalfields Market, I felt transported into a whole new universe: the salon is decorated exactly like the cabin of an aircraft from the 1970s, with therapists dressed like glamour flight attendants from a gone-by era. My Burberry mac was promptly stored in one of the cabin's hanging closets, and I sat in one of the orange and brown passenger seats to choose my colours and what type of design I wanted. 

See that's another thing I loved immediately about MWnails: they offer all the basic nail services we fashionistas have become accustomed to, from the basic manicure to the gel polishes and acrylic extensions, but they also have a nail art service which goes beyond the classic French... which proves to me that although the decor is vintage this salon is keeping very much up to date with the current trends. 


My hands were first given a full mani, called the Perfect Panama here, and then I watched in awe as the nail polish and crystals were applied to create a retro half-moon manicure in bordeaux and nude with a blingy twist. All of this, in a very relaxed environment where 1960s music is played for everyone's enjoyment, and if you really want the first-class experience you can even order some bubbly!

So, whilst I patiently wait for MWnails to open in West London (dear Captain, I hope there is a new nail destination coming soon, preferrably with a SW postcode...), I'll be sure to come back regularly for my nail art fix. Do check it out ladies if you're in London, it's a truly special experience and for Halloween they have created a whole range of new nail art designs of the spooky variety!

MWnails Spitalfields
Spitalfields Market
London E1
0 207 247 0288

Have a gorgeous Saturday everyone!

3 comments:

madeco said...

So original ! We don't have this in Normandy (such a shame...)
These days, my favourite polish is a burgundy one, to match with october;have a good week end ! XX

Rhapsgirl said...

This place looks great. Definitely going to give it a go. Thanks for the tip!

LittleS said...

Thanks ladies! @madeco, you're right, burgundy nails match the season! @rhapsgirl, I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did! xx