Every little helps…

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 24 - 2011

What better way to start a Monday morning than with the news that TESCO has launched new health and beauty services for beautiful recessionistas and time-pushed lovelies everywhere!

The services are currently being trialled at stores in Wembley, Cambridge Bar Hill, Milton Keynes Kingston and Manchester (Walkden) where they are offering nail treatments and threading at competitive prices.

From the end of January, stand-alone TESCO beauty salons in Leicester and Chesterfield will also offer hairdressing services.

Prices will be competitive – £20 for a cut and blow dry, £15 for a shampoo and hair cut and £12.50 for a hair cut.  A half leg wax is £10 and full leg £15.

Would you be happy to entrust Mr. T to look after your barnet?  How about a quick wax and home before your Aunt Bessie’s defrost?!

23 Responses to “Every little helps…”

  1. Ally says:

    Breaking News: Tesco now takes over the world!

    Food, TV, phones, banking, insurance, and now health and beauty services? I don’t know about other readers of your blog but I think this is crazy. I would never want to get my hair done at the same place I buy chicken breasts. It’s just weird. I’m not sure if I would be able to trust my hair or brows to tesco employees. Tesco seems to be taking after retail giants Walmart, which in my opinion, isn’t exactly the greatest thing.

  2. Alison says:

    Actually wouldn’t mind this – as a student I think it’s a great idea. I love beauty bargains and I think this definitely counts. I would definitely have a trim or even have my hair blow dried for a night out. Maybe not threaded – but only because the girl at the Benefit counter who waxes mine is hilarious and gives me free sweeties!!!!

  3. ZebyK says:

    Hmm interesting…I’d be up for it so long as it was in a nice private area & I don’t have someone’s granny watching me get my hair done!! Added bonus, the other half can go do the shopping whilst I get beautified!! Xxx

  4. Mercedes says:

    Not sure what to think.
    Maybe they are just trying to do too much.

  5. Adele says:

    ahhh no!! don’t like this idea at all!

  6. Charlie says:

    It makes me quite mad frankly.

  7. Shortiee31 says:

    Sounds stupid IMO… Fingers in many pies!

  8. I quite like this idea!

  9. MADEIN1985 says:

    I wouldn’t mind trying, just in case I got a good haircut. Although, I would only get a trim..

  10. Kim says:

    I live in Slough and we have a massive Tesco Extra, on the bottom floor of which theres a hairdressers, a Kirspy Kreme shop, an indian halal butchers, a launderette and an indian sweet shop. Upstairs on the actual shop floor theres an estate agent, a dentist, a phone shop, an opticians, a pharmacy and a couple of small internet cafe/computer type places that I don’t take much notice of.

    I didn’t think it was ‘new thing’, and although I don’t use the hairdressers (I hate going to the hairdressers!) its all pretty handy.

  11. Marie says:

    Just flicking through the new Argos catalogue and saw a home threading machine, has anybody ever tried one? Curious is all, and seeing as this post mentioned bargain threading thought I would ask :)

  12. FragrantWitch says:

    . I think this is a terrible idea, having grown up in the land of juggernaut retailing and massive malls it makes ‘me sad to see this sort of thing happening here now. England’s high streets and shopping areas had individuality, charm and/ or, at the bare minimum, FRESH AIR as you WALKED between the shops and the move to this sort of homogeneity is seriously depressing. Hmm, rant much today?? :-)

  13. Until high street hairdressers stop trying to charge me £11 to dry trim half a CM off my 20month old’s hair… I’m all for Tesco stepping in with a cheaper alternative tbh!

    I’m really enjoying reading the different viewpoints though, keep ’em coming!

    • FragrantWitch says:

      I hadn’t thought if children’s haircuts, to be honest. You have a point- My 4 yo daughter has so much hair that I consider £10 to be cheap at the price but her 22month old sister has considerably less so I may be glad of a cheaper option!

  14. yuen-ting says:

    If they didn’t do a bad job i’m up for a £20 cut and blow dry. It currently costs me £38 for the same job!! Ridiculous.

  15. Vijaya says:

    Umm… What’s Tesco?

  16. Amy Leon says:

    I’ll do a reconnaissance trip to the MK store (about 2 mins away from me!) and report back…

  17. Claire says:

    Walkden (Manchester) is my local Tesco and I have had my eyebrows threaded and tinted in there… £5 for the threading and £5 for the tinting (but I paid £2.50 when I had them tinted last time as they had an offer on). I was actually quite impressed with the end result, but then that was my first threading experience for my brows so didn’t (and still don’t) have anything else to compare it to.

    It’s all being done in the middle of the new beauty area (as the store has just been rebuilt and only opened in September) but I wouldn’t consider having my hair done or legs waxed etc there as you are in full view of customers both in the beauty area and those going down the main aisle of the store and I felt self conscious enough having my brows done in full view as it was lol! Unless they were planning on making a new area, but I don’t know where they’d fit in in the Walkden store.

  18. Kelsey says:

    I think its terrible. Supermarkets have made so many florists shut down and bakers etc because they just can’t offer it as cheap as a supermarket. Seems like they want to put the local beauty salons out of buisness now too.

  19. tass says:

    I think I’ll wait and see what it looks like before I decide. Would the quality of haircuts be any good? Or would it be akin to something like Supercuts which I’ve always found to be shite!

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