Paul Edmonds salon in Knightsbridge is certainly swish, but definitely not pretentious. Housed in a Georgian-inspired townhouse you can expect arm chairs and table top lamps, and a personal service. Tailoring all their treatments, it’s definitely not a one size fits all kinda place and perfect for a bit of pampering.
DUCK & DRY
If you’re after a DUCKING good blow dry, you’ll be blown away by Duck & Dry. All blow dry styles cost the same no matter what length your hair is and they even do a blow dry & trim combo if you want a total re-fresh. This place is prosecco fuelled and an instagram dream; perfect for a bit of pampering.
THE DRAWING ROOM
A Georgian townhouse turned salon; the Drawing Room has bags of charm. Each hairdressing station has it own vintage dressing table and mirror and the place is filled with quirks – including a crooked staircase. We can’t fault the cuts here and when you’re sat in the chair with a cocktail, the hair cut just flies by.
There’s no other way to describe George Northwood’s salon than cool. As well as offering expert cuts, they do colour treatments and blow dries. And with Alexa Chung as a regular you know it’s gotta be good..
Uber-trendy salon Bleach specialises in bold and bright dye jobs, so if you’re looking to take your hair to the next level Bleach should be at the top of your list.
BULLER AND RICE
Buller and Rice is big on sustainability from the interiors to the eco-friendly Oway products. They keep things simple and if you’re new to colouring their balayage is perfect for a softer look. Each of the salons serve vino from local wine bars and at the Walthamstow one they have a product refill station too.
NOT ANOTHER SALON
Not Another Salon looks like an art gallery, but is the perfect place to get your hair dyed. Specialising in colour they use INNOluxe, a “magic serum” to create any colour you want. And with board games, crazy 80’s books and a Game Boy complete with Super Mario to keep you entertained, you definitely won’t be bored while you’re waiting.
Blue Tit’s salons are all about the vintage décor and their friendly bunch of talented stylists. It’s a winning formula that’s gained them many fans (us included). Each spot has a different look and feel – Brixton is more industrial chic whereas Dalston is quirkier – but they still use all-natural Davines products and will give you a bangin’ cut.
HUCKLE THE BARBER
You’ve got craft beer on tap, bi-monthly Cut Throat Comedy night that are free for all and top-notch acoustic sessions, all in the sleek and swanky interior inspired by a butcher’s shop. It’s a mix of contemporary style, traditional techniques with some of the top session stylists in the biz attending to your beards and barnets.
Run by the eccentric, multi award-winning barber Johnny BaBa, who started working in a barber shop when he was just 11. Barber Barber rock an old school approach that have both the gentleman and the scoundrel at heart. You can even find a secret man cave in their basement where you can enjoy a beverage or two.
It started in Scotland in 2012 and didn’t take long to open up in London in 2013 which picked them up Best Independent Newcomer at the British Hairdressing Business Awards, and Best New Salon and Best Designed Salon. Ruffians are super easy, it’s like hanging with your mates, they listen and have the skills to make you look boss. Haircuts, beard tidies or close shaves be assured that you are being well looked after.
BLUE TIT SALON
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Blue Tit’s Peckham branch is one of the originals, but it’s definitely no worse for wear because of its age. Having won several awards for its haircuts and super-friendly service, this is definitely the place to invest in a new barnet.