HOW TO FINALLY GET A MANICURE WITHOUT CHILDCARE

WHAT

Prettly mobile beauty services

PRICE

Classic manicure starts from £25

WHY

I have tried getting a manicure or blow-dry with my little ones in tow and it’s nigh-on impossible. With everything else delivered to your door – the grocery shopping, Christmas gifts – why not your very own beauty therapist? The best bit about Prettly is that it is a web-based booking and rating system – you can see each therapist’s schedule and book at the most convenient time, and at short notice. And you can look at how the customers have rated each therapist so you have a better idea of what you are getting (I love this as I’m so militant about manicures). Prettly came to my home on time and with a big smile, I could relax and not worry about my little girl disrupting the whole salon. I made a coffee and Ursula played at our feet. Of course it is never as blissed-out as being robed-up in a spa but it meant I could have beautifully polished Shellac nails with minimum fuss and no drying-time. I’d say for busy mums, it’s prettly perfect.

ON THE MENU

There is a full range of treatments including manicures, pedicures, blow-dries and up-dos, make-up and hair removal, facials, lashes, brows and even tanning. They also do events like christenings or baby showers. And you could treat a loved one to a gift card for Christmas.

WHERE

At home, in your office, hotel room – so long as you are within zones one to six in London.

WHEN

Treatments can be scheduled from seven am to 10.30pm, seven days a week. There is a 24-hour booking system so you book in the middle of the night for a treatment the next day.

LIKED BY

The Evening Standard calls it the Uber of the mobile beauty world.