We love anything quirky or with a flair for the obscure, so we compiled a small list of some of London’s grooviest salons to have your hair done.
1. Not Another Salon, Brick Lane
If you’re looking to change your hair colour to anything vibrant, rainbow styled or just darn magical, then we suggest a trip to Not Another Salon. Nestled along Brick Lane, this salon is as colourful in its interiors as it’s results are sure to be on your head. Oh and they’re right opposite the beigel shops in case you wanted a bit of salon fuel…
188 Brick Lane, near Shoreditch High Street station, E1 6SA.
2. Tommy Guns, Soho
The service at this London salon is all about “gifting longevity and low maintenance for a busy, modern lifestyle” and that sounds like what every Londoner needs, right? Not only is this salon an impressive 20 years old but it’s also adorned with impressive neon quotes, yellow leather seating and the general ambience of a chic parlour.
65 Beak Street, Carnaby, near Oxford Circus station, W1F 9SN.
3. Bleach London, Haggerston
If you’re looking for a place to get your locks dipped in some of the most vibrant colours to exist, then Bleach is the salon for you. You’ve probably seen their hair products around the shops but a trip to their salon is bound to end in all those mermaid and unicorn dreams you’ve been having.
420 Kingsland Road, near Haggerston station, E8 4AA.
4. The Painted Lady, Shoreditch
Not only can you get your hair rolled, thrust up into a beehive and blowdried to perfection but they also offer full makeup and nail services. And if you just happen to be going out on the town after your appointment, you can get ready in the comfort of this vegan and ethically conscious salon, and collect your things the next day. Result.
65 Redchurch Street, near Bethnal Green station, E2 7DJ.
5. Rockalily Cuts, Hoxton
Their site clearly states “Imagine your mate’s mate opened a hair salon in their nan’s living room. That’s us (not literally).” The bright hairdos they conjure up at this place are enough to make you gawp in awe, but their interiors are just as lovely. Literally, imagine the inside of your mate’s mate’s nan’s house but 1000x better.
199 Kingsland Road, near Hoxton station, E2 8AN.
6. Chaps & Dames, Finsbury Park
This unisex salon boasts an impressive list of sleek hairstyles that are ready to adorn any trendy head of hair. From slicked back orange locks to sharp 60’s inspired pixie cuts, we recommend going to this place when you’re in need of a bit of a revamp.
154 Tollington Park, near Crouch Hill station, N4 3AD.
7. Paul Edmonds, South Kensington
Be transported into a chic Knightsbridge home with these lovely interiors and kick back, relax and have a blowdry almost as luxurious as your surroundings. The prices certainly are not cheap but if you’re willing to splash the cash, then go in for a bespoke facial or one using LED light technology. Fancy.
217 Brompton Road, Chelsea, near South Kensington station, SW3 2EJ.
8. Blue Tit, Dalston
This hair salon based in Dalston is a little cove of bliss for the east London hipster. Okay the name is rather humorous but this award-winning boutique hairdressers has branches all over London. The Dalston one however is covered in vintage photographs, brick walls and lots of upcycled knick knacks.
7 Stoke Newington Road, near Dalston Kingsland station, N16 8BH.
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