Standing in complete antithesis to the calming atmosphere, plinky-plonky music and herbal tea of The Treatment Rooms, The Lanes Health and Beauty offers a young and funky atmosphere reminiscent of the image of beauty salons I gained from watching far too many chick flicks at a young age.
Decorated in cool black and hot pink, the decor is 90s-chic without being cheesy. The staff are generally very smiley and always look glamorous – like they’ve stepped right out of the cast of Hollyoaks. In a good way.
I went here recently with Saltatrix for a pedicure which could not have been more different from my serene, calming and private experience at The Treatment Rooms. Rather than a place to go when you feel like relaxing with a bit of “me time”, this is the ideal spot for a pedicure with one of your girlfriends as part of a shopping trip – huge, American-style, black leather pedicure chairs (with massage function), built-in foot spas, funky coloured nail polish (I went for the bright blue) and most importantly, a glass of Buck’s Fizz (which, let’s be honest, it’s NEVER too early in the day for). The £32 for the Spa Pedicure is SO worth it.