BEAUTY SPOT: Since retro makeup is now oh-so-modern, hipsters are bound to flip for The Powder Room, a Fifties-inspired beauty store and salon recently opened in East London. The bijou boutique, which boasts Americana touches, offers makeup application, hairstyling, manicures and products by Bumble and bumble, Paul and Joe and Mavala. Those not tempted to try a radical makeover might just be tempted by the tea and cakes served. A 15-minute manicure or a speedy hairstyling session are priced at approximately 15 pounds, or about $21.
The Powder Room
136 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG