It’s time to put your best face for­ward! Get the party started with beauty treat­ments, from big blow dries to mag­i­cal make-up.

Kohinoor Sahota shows you how to get the party started with a fes­tive makeover at Har­rods’ Ur­ban Re­treat

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‘Where are you off to tonight?’ is one of the first ques­tions that staff at Har­rods’ Ur­ban Re­treat will ask you when you go for a Fes­tive Makeover (£125; three hours).

De­pend­ing on your oc­ca­sion, the sa­lon has a style to suit you. The looks on the treat­ment menu are called Cock­tail, Din­ner, Of­fice Party and Club and the re­sults range from the Club’s Stu­dio 54-in­spired look with glam­orous, vo­lu­mi­nous curls, to the Din­ner’s clas­sic chignon with a twist.

Cre­ated by sa­lon cre­ative direc­tor Andrew Bar­ton and make-up sa­lon cre­ative direc­tor Ruby Ham­mer MBE, each makeover ser­vice in­cludes a hair ap­point­ment and make-up ap­pli­ca­tion. The make-up artists of­fer their ex­per­tise from how to ap­ply your prod­ucts to ad­vice on your skin­care rou­tine.

If you find your­self fall­ing in love with the cos­met­ics they use on you, they are also avail­able to pur­chase, such as the Laura Mercier Mas­ter Class Colour Es­sen­tials (£90) and the Eyeko Mas­cara Wardrobe (£75).

For the ul­ti­mate makeover ex­pe­ri­ence, book the Andrew Bar­ton and Ruby Ham­mer

Makeover. The ap­point­ment lasts for four hours (£1,200). Andrew will give you a full cut, colour, re-style and blow dry, then Ruby will ap­ply your make-up and ad­vise you on your skin­care regime. The ex­pe­ri­ence ends with a Cham­pagne lunch at the Ur­ban Re­treat Café.

You can add some sparkle to your visit by at­tend­ing one of Ur­ban Re­treat’s special evening events. En­joy Cham­pagne and canapés at the Christ­mas Shop­ping Evening (5 Dec; £30), dur­ing which each guest re­ceives a com­pli­men­tary ex­press treat­ment, in­clud­ing a brow shape and man­i­cure, as well as gift-wrap­ping. Mulled Wine and Cham­pagne Evenings take place ev­ery Wed­nes­day and Fri­day evenings – they’ll help you to get into the fes­tive spirit. Plus, ev­ery cus­tomer who vis­its the sa­lon dur­ing De­cem­ber will re­ceive a voucher to re­turn in the New Year. It’s a gift that keeps on giv­ing.

This im­age and right: in­side Ur­ban Re­treat Be­low: updo by stylist

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