We love a pamper. Two of our current top beauty-go-tos for summer are Baker Street Beauty and Head Kandi.
Fancy a relaxing massage or need to get holiday glam with lash extensions and full gel polish set? Hed Kandi based at Marton shops is making a huge impression across the country with their sought-after make up artists and hair technicians creating gorgeous make overs on a daily basis, plus they are leading the way with their specialised hair weaves. Baker Street Beauty continues to impress with a client base that is happy to show off their latest treatments on instagram and Facebook for the ultimate glow-up envy.
A range of hair salons, massage boutiques and nail bars are scattered across Middlesbrough including Freckles, The Nesting Box, Glamour Forever, Brow Bar, and Nail Heaven, with plenty more outside the centre.
For a little bit of extra luxury head on a ten minute drive to Whinstone View Lodges, on the outer edge of Middlesbrough situated beneath the stunning backdrop of Roseberry Topping and the North Yorkshire Moors. It offers an idyllic retreat complete with luxury lodges, hot tubs, and a range of treatments including massages, facials, and manicures.
For the perfect girls' (or boys'!) day out why not enjoy afternoon tea at the sumptuous Acklam Hall, before paying a visit to one of the prestigious local hair salons such as The Copper House on Baker Street for a real pampering, then heading along the road and treat your nails to some indulgence at The Nesting Box. Top it off with a delicious cocktail or two at The Nuthatch on Bedford Street, which is just around the corner. The team expertly craft every drink and have a huge range of unique cocktails and specialist spirits. Their 5'o'clocktails menu means you can enjoy one of their specialties like The Bird Garden (gin, prosecco, elderflower, and lemon) or a Cucumber Sloe Gin Fizz for just £5 from 5pm on Thursdays and Sundays.
Rockliffe Hall Spa
The award-winning 5 star spa hotel, Rockliffe Hall, in Darlington is just a short drive away, and features an award-winning 4AA Rosette restaurant, an 18 hole championship golf course, an exceptional spa with spa garden, and an infinity pool.
Wynyard Hall is also a short drive away and features an indoor and outdoor spa, luxury rooms, and beautiful dining spaces.
Middlesbrough also offers an abundance of gyms with accompanying health spas and swimming pools, including Jury’s Inn Middlesbrough and The Sporting Lodge.
You can enjoy a luxurious pamper at one of Middlesbrough’s many beauty salons, award-winning hair salons, massage parlours, and beauty aesthetics clinics, before showing off your new nails or hair do over lunch in one of the delicious eateries nearby.
Get your nails done
If reading is your perfect way to relax and unwind, Middlesbrough has a whole host of libraries and community hubs across the town featuring some truly stunning surroundings. Middlesbrough Central Library located in Centre Square was opened in 1912; a Grade II listed building, it retains a lot of original features including the fixtures in the Reference Library. Find yourself a cosy corner with your book and take a minute to gaze up at the lovely ceiling – definitely a #BrilliantlyBoro sight! If outdoor space is more your thing, Acklam Community Hub have a sensory garden that is open for all their visitors to enjoy.
Acklam Hub sensory garden