We chose two hairstyles from the 'Speedy Hair Dos' section. They only took about half an hour but lasted all day in the perfectly coiffed condition we left the salon in, my Victory rolls bouncing back in full defiance of gravity. The shop also offer a range of other pampering treatments including 'In a Jiffy Make Up', 'Pretty Fingers' and some pricier and more lengthy treats like the 2 hour long 'The Works' with full hair, makeup and brow tidy. A diverse range of treatments for whatever the occasion, you can see the full list here. No sooner had Grace and I stepped out of The Powder Room, a few American Olympic athletes asked to have their picture taken with us! Trust us, these ladies are good at what they do.
The contact details can be found here, book as far in advance as you can to ensure an appointment, this is one experience you do not want to miss. Also, it is an idea to leave some time after you have been beautified to have a wander around on your 10 minute walk back to the station. There are plenty of quirky little shops around The Powder Room, so pop in to some of them and splash out on whatever takes your fancy, be it some retro style furniture, cupcakes pretty enough to be displayed on your mantelpiece or even repro fabrics (in a lovely little fabric shop we found just across the road) if you want a go at creating your own retro masterpiece.
"How do I book and where do I go?!" I hear you ask. The contact details are on the site here, and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02077291365. The closest tube stations are Liverpool street and Old Street, and it's either a 15 minute walk or you can get the 26 bus if you don't feel like traipsing around London in those special heels you have always treated so well (we opted for a taxi, being proper ladies and all). If you call ahead the ladies can also give you a parking permit for your car if you feel so inclined.
The Powder Room also offer party, wedding and events services, anything from Tea Parties to Classy Dinners. We will definitely be going back again and again, and maybe we'll even see you there! So ladies, prepare to sit back with a cup of tea (or cocktail!) and a French Fancy and be beautified by the Queens of vintage beauty themselves.
You can find them on their twitter, online shop and Pinterest! These women are serious about they do.