Whether you’re bored of your bob or fancy a fab new fringe, there are loads of amazing hairdressers around London Town ready to give you a new look. If you’re in a hairdresser rut or are simply looking to try somewhere closer to home, check out our list of some excellent places to try.
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Unit 9, 70 Celebration Avenue, East Village, E20 1DB (plus various locations)
Relax and soak in the atmosphere of this super creative salon in the heart of Stratford’s East Village. The beautiful décor is almost reason enough to visit, but you’ll be in safe hands with the expert stylists ready to take your hair dreams into reality! The guys at Blue Tit believe a haircut should be an experience and not just a transaction, so enjoy and forget your worries of the week while your hair is being seen to! With seven Blue Tit Salons found across London Town, it’s clearly not just us who are big fans…
If you’re looking for a quick fix, Splash Salons is one to try. Available on a ‘walk in and wait’ basis, Splash is a perfect spot if you’re off to somewhere fancy straight after work and want to make your mane look extra special. If you really fancy splashing out though, there are loads of other treatments on offer including laser hair removal, waxing, mani and pedis and massages. Next time you have a spare hour or so in town, go treat yo’self!
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Unit 32, The Artworks, Elephant Road, SE17 1LB
Found yourself in south east London and in need of a smart new do? Head straight for The Artworks, which is Elephant & Castle’s creative hub comprising repurposed shipping containers. Cristian’s Barbers is just one of more than 30 start-up businesses found in this amazing space, and will certainly not let you down when it comes to your tresses. The old vintage style décor oozes character, and when you’re done it’s the perfect excuse to explore the other quirky shops or grab yourself something delicious to eat or drink. Cristian’s is for men and women.
174 High Holborn, Covent Garden, WC1V 7AA
Okay, this place can set you back a fair bit. Having said that, with the incredible selection of Aveda products, super creative staff and impressive surroundings, we’d say it’s worth it. Walk in and you’ll be provided with a cleansing and refreshing Aveda tea as staff really get to know what you’re wanting from your hair overhaul. If you suffer from a bit of indecisiveness, we’d suggest checking out the services list before you visit as there’s so much to choose from. If you really fancy pampering yourself, there’s also loads of other treatments available – including body wraps, body polishes, manicures and pedicures and waxing.
This edgy salon is a cracking place to try if you fancy experimenting with a new style. We suggest heading straight for Eshk if you want to push the boundaries of your current colour, or take the plunge and go for that daring cut you’ve been thinking about for ages… The décor is also uber cool, with loads of reclaimed materials used to give the salon a very distinct feel. Find Eshk salons in Shoreditch, Barbican and Clerkenwell (or Berlin!).
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