MYZ Beauty Boutique opened its very smart doors to Notting Hill locals a few weeks ago, so we went down to Powis Terrace to check out the swish new salon and its very wide range of beauty treatments.
Welcomed by owner Maryam – and her amazingly adorable puppy, Cookie – MYZ Beauty Boutique sits in a double-floor premises just off Kensington Park Road. Up on the exceedingly stylish ground floor level are the manicure and pedicure stations, all decked out in muted and stylish beiges and browns. There’s a number of manicure areas lining the salon and three pedicure areas at the far end – with cosy and comfortable reclining chairs and porcelain basins (no plastic tubs and awkward seating here!), this has got to be one of the most decadent pedicure areas I’ve ever seen. Downstairs are two private rooms that are used for a range of treatments, including massages.
I was at the MYZ Beauty Boutique to try one of the manicure treatments and ended up having the paraffin wax option, a manicure that’s also known as “Maryam’s favourite” – what better recommendation than to get the owner’s top choice! After picking a tropical orange-y red number from the great selection of OPI and Essie shades, I sat down with the super-friendly nail technician Annabel who would be working her magic on my nails. The paraffin wax element involves having your hands “painted” with warm wax – which is both weird and strangely delightful in equal measures! – before you place your hands in warming gloves for ten minutes. The end results means your hands are left wonderfully soft and your nails perfectly prepped for the rest of the manicure. End result – a week later my manicure is still perfect on my (normally) far from beautiful nails. I can’t stop looking at how nice they look!
During my pampering, I chatted with the lovely Maryam to find out more about the salon and its ethos, as well as how she came to open it. Alongside manis and pedis – whether express or luxury – the MYZ Beauty Boutique offers a range of facials that use natural and botanical based products, as well as microdermabrasion and light therapy, and skin treatments involving the revolutionary Caci system. All the salon’s massages are bespoke meaning there simply aren’t any different types listed on their menu; you turn up and discuss with the therapist what sort of treatment you’re looking for. For people like me – who don’t really know what kind of massage they necessarily want, but know they like to relax – that’s a real plus! And to round off the complete top to toe range of treatments at this Notting Hill salon, eyebrow tinting, waxing and threading are also all available.
Even more importantly, the MYZ Beauty Boutique is very reasonably priced. All treatments definitely fall into the “affordable” category rather than “special treat” – which of course means there’s the opportunity for plenty of return visits! A number of celebrities have already been in for some pampering – check out who’s in the picture (with Maryam) below!
Maryam’s own background is in law, specifically in the corporate world. After a few years pursuing this career path, she realised that it wasn’t the life for her – and went into the fashion industry as a buyer. A few years travelling the world in this profession led her to desire a more permanent base, and a job looking after luxury brands at Selfridges followed. The MYZ Beauty Boutique was born of a love of always being a fan of beauty treatments – even as a struggling student – and the salon contains influences and ideas picked from Maryam’s years of travelling in the fashion industry. One thing was always clear to Maryam, however – that Notting Hill would be the ideal location for her business. (Lucky us!)
All in all, I experienced a fabulous, relaxing and fun visit to the MYZ Beauty Boutique – and my manicure was of the highest quality. I’d certainly recommend that you pay them a visit very soon.
Special offer – 10% off treatments!
To celebrate their recent opening, the MYZ Beauty Boutique is very kindly offering all readers of this site 10% off treatments. Simply quote “The Guide to Notting Hill” when booking – call 020 7221 1277 – to take up this offer. (Offer valid until the end of June 2014. 10% off only valid on first booking.)
Do take a look at MYZ Beauty Boutique’s website at www.myznailsboutique.com for full details of the salon and all the treatments they offer. And be sure to book yourself in for some exquisite pampering!
MYZ Beauty Boutique
20 Powis Terrace