A last-minute invitation or a surprise dinner is a lovely way to spend Valentine's Day but you've only an hour between work and your romantic tête-à-tête, what can you do? Here are some quick beauty tips for when you're in a fix.

Red carpet style

If your date is coming to pick you up, save time by getting the updo to come to you. Beautii can arrange for a hair stylist, beauty therapist or nail expert to visit you in the comfort of your own living room. My friend Claudie put the service to the test and really lucked in with our technician. Julia Wren has styled the likes of Kristen Scott-Thomas, Alesha Dixon, Millie Mackintosh and Rebecca Ferguson. The mum of one from east London flies all over the world with leading brands such as L'Oreal, Lancome, M&S and recently spent time in Sao Paolo working on the Dove Real Women Campaign.

Julia prepped our hands with a light manicure and talked us through the base colours and top notes we could have. Her rainbow of gel colours and glitters are not at all like the ones you see on the high street and her friendly and personable approach made for a very chilled afternoon. It was as if you were having your nails done by your best mate nails but with ten times the expertise!

Details: beautii.co

Fizz and pizzazz

Freixenet and Soho salon Cucumba have partnered up to create a unique, bubbly-infused Dermalogica facial that offers everything required to relax and rejuvenate on, or after Valentine's Day. Whether it’s a gift for your partner, a lunch break escape or an excuse for an afternoon with the girls, each customer who books in for a ‘fizzy facial’ will also be treated to a free glass of Freixenet's indulgent rosé cava, Cordon Rosado and will receive a miniature bottle to enjoy at home.

Vivienne Nweke, co-founder of Cucumba says,“Grapes are used in a lot of Dermalogica treatments at Cucumba due to the hydrating and multivitamin properties they provide for the skin. Freixenet's delicious rosé fizz makes this unique facial even more luxurious, leaving customers feeling relaxed and fresh-faced."

The unique facial is available until February 15 as a 20 or 30 minute Dermalogica treatment.

Details: cucumba.co.uk

Smile please

Before you reach for that glass of red, pop into one of Smilepod's six central London locations for a high gloss dental polish or if you're really pushed for time a 15-minute Smile on the Run clean to have those unsightly stains removed from your teeth. If you consume a lot of fizzy drinks, alcohol, tea and coffee, these lifestyle factors may require your teeth to have more frequent touch-ups.

Details: smilepod.co.uk

Hair today

If your locks need some oomph to match your Valentine's outfit, head over to Hob Salons for Energy Blow Dry. The service includes a personalised consultation, a pampering hair cleanse and condition, a leave-in treatment, all finished with a long-lasting blow dry to renew your hair’s elasticity, energy and bounce. Available until March 31.

Details: hobsalons.com