Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

How to Fill the Get Ready Gap; BEAUTY; Don't Hang around the Office -- It's Party Time! Whether You've Got 50 Minutes to Kill or Just 15, Susannah Butter Has an Express Treatment to Take You from Desk to Dance

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

How to Fill the Get Ready Gap; BEAUTY; Don't Hang around the Office -- It's Party Time! Whether You've Got 50 Minutes to Kill or Just 15, Susannah Butter Has an Express Treatment to Take You from Desk to Dance

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Byline: Susannah Butter

ISN'T the time between the end of the working day and the evening frustrating? Your colleagues start peeling off home while you have no inclination to do any more work -- but your plans don't start for another few hours. Then on top of that, you're still wearing the clothes and make-up you threw on at 7am that morning. The glamour. Getting ready in the office toilets, though, is not a good look. Luckily, there's no need to even think about the fear of bumping into your boss as you lean over the sink to apply eyeliner -- London is full of speed treatments to fill your get-ready gap.

if you've got 15 minutes... go shopping It's possible to buy a whole new outfit for your night out in under 15 minutes. Shutl, an online shopping and speed delivery site -- which includes clothes from the likes of Oasis and Warehouse -- offers a "Now!" delivery option and holds the world record for speediest delivery: 14 mins, 58 secs. shutl.com if you've got 20 mins...

speed style Created with time-impoverished Londoners in mind, Windle and Moodie Speed Styling uses its hairdressers' experience of working backstage at fashion week shows to get your hair party-ready against the clock. Prepare to be catwalk coiffured. [pounds sterling]25, 41-45 Shorts Gardens, WC2, windleandmoodie.com if you've got 25 minutes...

have a hammam Wash away the grimy working day with a Hammam Ritual at Dolphin Square's Moroccan-style spa. You'll be doused in warm water and then exfoliated with crushed olives and olive oil infused with eucalyptus to be squeaky clean. [pounds sterling]37, Dolphin Square, Chichester Street, SW1, dolphinsquare.co.uk/spa if you've got 30 minutes...

fast facial Twelve hours glued to a screen does your skin no favours. If your complexion is grey, try QMS's exfoliating Express Cleansing Facial Scrub to give skin an instant boost. [pounds sterling]45, 43 Cadogan Gardens, SW3, qmsmedicosmetics.com if you've got 35 minutes...

head space Get in relaxed evening mode with an Indian head massage at Neville Hair and Beauty. The head, neck and face are brushed and stimulated to make you feel energised. …

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