Salon Review: Ozzie Rizzo, Mayfair, London
Review: Kathryn Lewsey
Renowned hair expert Ozzie Rizzo has three stunning hair and beauty salons in Richmond, Surrey and Mayfair, offering everything from barnet snips to waxing.
I made my way to the West End location on an early Thursday morning for some pre-travel pampering. As well as styling, cutting and colouring manes, the salon offers a whole host of beauty treatments, and I was kindly invited down to check out their pedicures.
Upon entering the chic and modern building, I was sat down and offered a drink while my therapist, Nicky, got the room ready. The upstairs of the salon is where the hair action goes on, so I was led downstairs where – as well as more barnet facilities – there are several rooms for manicures, massages and the like to take place.
Nicky led me to one of the rooms for my treatment to begin. Starting off with a good old soak, my feet were placed in a tub of warm and bubbly water to soften the skin. After working its magic, I was taken to sit on the super-comfortable white bed, where my feet were patted dry and Nicky got to work on any rough places, carefully filing and buffing away any dry patches. Finally, a light layer of moisturiser was applied to get them silky smooth.
Next up, she focused on the nails and cuticles; cutting and filing the nails into a clean, neat shape, before pushing back the cuticles and carefully snipping away any snagged ends of skin.
Now for the exciting bit, the nail polish! With a huge selection of different nail polishes on offer, it was tough to choose, but I eventually went for OPI ‘s Elephantastic Pink – a girly coral hue that’s perfect now that the weather is warmer and my feet will be making an appearance.
After applying a nourishing base coat, Nicky carefully applied two coatings of the pretty hue professionalism and ease, before finishing things off with a protecting, glossy top coat.
Before helping me ease my newly polished feet into flip-flops (and praying for no smudging!), a drop of fast-drying oil was placed on each nail.
Both comforting and luxurious, I was extremely impressed with my pedi experience and ready for sandal season with my brand new feet. For a relaxing vibe and exceptional service, I couldn’t recommend Ozzie Rizzo more.
14 Hay Hill, Mayfair, W1J 8NR
020 7495 8070