Harrods to replace Urban Retreat with company-owned salon

London luxury department store Harrods is opening an in-house hair a beauty salon next month, ending its fifteen-year partnership with Urban Retreat.

The salon will open at the end of April in the existing Urban Retreat space on the store’s fifth floor and will offer nail services, facials, hair removal and waxing, and will have an on-site hammam.

Harrods said it will make “substantial investments” over the following months to provide an “industry-leading luxury service proposition to customers.”

Urban Retreat founder George Hammer plans to focus on expanding the salon concept into other sites.

Harrods will soon begin work on the expansion of its Beauty Hall over two floors, adding new beauty retail experiences. It added the Wellness Clinic in May last year as a seperate venture to Urban Retreat. The 10,500sq ft space on the fourth floor has 14 treatment rooms and two fitness studios with a team of guest practitioners offering aesthetic and wellness services. 

In October 2014 the marocMaroc Moroccan hamman opened in the Urban Retreat space, a female-only day spa where guests can experience different hamman rituals. This will remain as the on-site hammam alongside the new salon.