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Manicures on-demand: bring the salon to you

Prettly gel manicure with book

No more waiting in line for a mani. With Prettly, simply download the app, book your treatment and meet your beautician at home: genius!

Too busy for beauty

It’s no secret that living in the capital can drain any chance of precious ‘me time’ from your schedule. As well as working full-time at the Telegraph, Vanessa and I spend our evenings and weekends hitting up the latest gym studios, attending press events, blogging and catching up with friends – and with so much going on, it’s no wonder that beauty sometimes takes a back seat.

We’ve all been there: desperately in need of an emergency mani or pedi in time for a night out, and struggling to fit in the logistics of appointments around meetings or squeezed into lunch breaks. But the lovely people at Prettly have changed all that with their simple and convenient home beauty service.

Pink manicure holding mug
Manicure mania: pink to make the boys wink

Bringing beauty to your door

With just a few clicks on the Prettly.com website or app you can arrange for a beautician to come to your home or office at a time that suits you. The company’s network of therapists cover zones 1-4, so you can forgo that rain-drenched trek to your local salon and streamline your day.

Collection of Essie nail varnish
Nude to neon: our Prettly manicurist had a gorgeous range of nail colours

Vanessa and I were in the market for a mani, so we booked Rachel who arrived at my house after work with her bag of magic tricks, a big smile and a professional manner. She had an amazing array of Essie nail varnishes for my traditional manicure and  CND and Gelish polishes for Vanessa’s gel manicure. Two hours and several glasses of Prosecco later and we both had pristine nails and hadn’t even had to leave the comfort of my lounge.

Gel manicure colour selection
Rainbow brights: we were spoilt for choice with gel options

The verdict

We were over the moon with our manicures but haven’t even scratched the surface of the full range of services that Prettly offer. With make-up looks, blow dries, threading and waxing on the menu, Prettly certainly know how to cater for busy Londoners – and all at affordable prices.

There’s no more worrying about catching the salon before it closes, having cash to hand for tips, or travelling far to get 5* service. Prettly will even come to your office or hotel room. Finally, proof that us mere-mortals can enjoy the life of luxury and be treated like VIPs every once in a while.

Prettly gel manicure in blush pink
Pretty in pink: gel manicures last up to two weeks and cost £35

Special offer

Prettly is giving all Brunch n Grind readers 50% off their first treatment. Simply take your pick from their menu, book in at a time and place that suits you and enter N-BRUNCHGRIND at the checkout.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for some beauty inspo make sure you follow @PrettlyBeauty on Instagram!

Kat x


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