Scotland's biggest free beauty event has announced its 2015 dates.

The city's top beauty and spa experts are uniting to get residents ready for summer, offering over 1000 free treatments, tutorials and makeovers, across two packed weekends at St Andrew Square (23-24 May) and the West End (30-31 May). 

Themed 'Holiday Countdown', Spa in the City 2015 will see St Andrew Square and the West End, outside The Huxley, transformed into a tranquil urban spa.

Supported by a wide range of retailers including Jenners, John Lewis, Boots, Harvey Nichols, Crabtree & Evelyn and Superdrug,experts representing over 25 brands such as Liz Earle, Benefit, Sisleyand Aveda, will be on hand to offer the latest on-trend treatments and advice.

Free, bookable Spa in the City appointments to watch out for include a Sassoon Salon blow and style service, a Decleor mini-facial and a No7 Match Made foundation and lips service. Lush Spa and Neal's Yard Remedies will even let shoppers have a go making their own organic products.

Packed with informative demonstrations and workshops, a brand new drop-in 'beauty heroes' marquee at St Andrew Square for the opening weekend, will be the perfect place for visitors to await their next appointment. Hosted by some of Edinburgh's leading beauty experts, free sessions will cover everything from the art of make-up contouring by B.Makeup to botox and filler demos by Beyond MediSpa and easy beach up-dos from Toni & Guy.

Event attendees will receive an offer-book full of exclusive discounts from participating retailers and surrounding restaurants and bars, providing the chance to make a day of it with a bite to eat or a post treatment cocktail.

800 Spa in the City goodie bags will also be distributed to the first attendees across both weekends at each location.