Our customers love us – they love us because not only do we give the best treatments
but we listen to them and make them laugh.
Recommendation in Vogue
“Sophia Chrifi-Alaoui and Donia Chrifi-Alaoui, two of the coolest sisters in the world, opened Swanky three years ago on Chamberlayne Road and more recently on Portobello Road in Notting Hill. It’s an amazing value for the money. They do one of the greatest mani-pedis and also an incredible foot rub with their own blended oils of almond, rose, grape seed, and lavender. It feels like what a family place should be—lots of women, who love the girls, sitting around and chatting together.”
Sienna Miller, actress, London
Review on Yelp
Came here thanks to a recommendation from a friend and I was really happy with their work! Their online booking system was super easy’…’I got a gel mani and regular pedi and I was very happy with the results of both. Loved the colors and she exfoliated the heck out of my feet. It felt so amazing. Kind of gross to see all that skin but my feet felt so soft after! Haha. They also did a good job with my hands – good shape and no air bubbles or anything in the nail color. I even ended up getting a spur of the moment eyebrow threading done. Did not know that they did that as well and I also loved the threading job. I had been tweezing lately and was kind of bummed that I hadn’t grown it out a bit for them to shape it. But somehow, she worked miracles and was able to do a really good job on shaping with what I had.
Nuit Magazine Review of Swanky
Swanky Lash & Brow Bar was set up by sisters Donia and Sophia, who wanted to create a sanctuary for women where they could escape their busy lives, be pampered and connect. Certainly they have fulfilled this mission with a busy day at Swanky looking like a scene taken out of SATC where women are talking over each other as they share their life stories and ask each other for advice. Swanky has two branches, one located in Kensal Rise and the second on Portobello road, specialising in manicures, pedicures, lashes and eyebrows. Their celebrity fans including Caprice and Sienna Miller who swear by the Swanky Triple Scrub Pedicure.
Review on Beauty Blog London Chatter
“…Perfectly placed opposite some of my nearby Notting Hill faves (Pizza East Portobello, Meli Melo and Lowry and Baker) this vibrant and affordable salon is usually chockablock full of loyal regulars (I advise booking) and I could easily tell why… With a room full of talented beauticians and real characters, you would be hard pressed to find a more personable, chatty and buzzing environment to get pampered.”
Reviews on Facebook
Swanky’s do the best mani/pedi in town. Their Triple scrub pedicure leaves feet super smooth and beach ready. Great, friendly and intimate atmosphere, where everyone chats together and there’s always a friendly face. Thoroughly recommend.
Lucy, March 2017
Visiting from Canada and my nails were in need of mid holiday touch up. I rented an air bnb in the area and every time I walked by this place it looked like a place I wanted to check out, boy was I right. The atmosphere was unlike any nail bar I’ve been to, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed harder. All the women in the place, working or being pampered, all telling stories and jokes and to top it off the best mani pedi I’ve ever had. I went home and told my husband I wanted to live in this air bnb so I could have swanky ‘s mani pedis forever. Anytime I know anyone going to London I will direct them to see buckingham palace, Tower of London and swanky ‘s. Thanks for a great afternoon ladies
Farah, June 2016
I LOVE Swankys!! Not only do you get the best manicure and pedicures it always has the most wonderful relaxed and welcoming atmosphere! Reminds me of the film ‘Steel Magnolias’. It is full of wonderful women pampering and being pampered and having a great chat about all things in life!
Laura, Mar 2016