Harrods opening beauty store H Beauty in Essex next year

London luxury department store Harrods is opening a 23,000sq ft beauty store H Beauty in Essex next spring – its first standalone outside of London. 

Based in Intu Lakeside Shopping Centre, H Beauty will offer a wide range of beauty services such as blow-dries and facials, and will feature a coffee-to-cocktail bar and retail section with premium brands such as Chanel, Dior and Huda Beauty. 

A second H Beauty location is also planned to launch soon after in Milton Keyes, Buckinghamshire.

“We are entering an era of true self-expression, empowerment and celebration of identity, and I can’t wait for H Beauty to be a destination for beauty lovers to play, explore and try,” said Annalise Fard, Harrods director of beauty. 

“This investment demonstrates our belief in the strength of our beauty authority and the opportunities within the beauty industry here in the UK, and represents a major extension to our current beauty business.”

The launch follows Harrods three-part refurbishment of the Beauty Halls in its London branch, which now feature a beauty play zone and icons wall, with more than 40 brands within its Skincare Emporium. 

The final part of the revamp is set to include treatment and masterclass rooms.

Urban Retreat, which was previously based in Harrods London department store, has also opened its own standalone beauty destination Urban Retreat at The White House this year.