Blue Tit London
Best For: Speedy Appointments & Flexibility
This quirky salon has become a go-to spot among young creatives in the capital. With salons now open in Dalston, Brixton, Peckham, East Village and recently Crouch Hill, you can get everything a head of colour or a speedy blow-dry, all while sipping on a tasty cocktail. Another great bonus is their flexibility for those seeking last-minute availabilities and if you’re after a quick-fix, head to their pop-up in Topshop, Oxford Circus.
Best For: Attention To Detail And Enviable Blow-Dries
Known for its rustic, shabby chic interior, Butchers is a go-to for slick cuts and nice little touches – think shoulder massages upon arrival to balance your chakras with Aveda scents. Based in Hackney, the salons premise is all about keeping your hair well nourished with natural products and ingredients. We specifically recommend trying a butchers blow-dry – you won’t be disappointed. Expect cool, sleek waves that look beachy rather than overly groomed.
Best For: Those Passionate About Organic Haircare & Treatments
Located near London Fields, this salon is specifically aimed at those who prefer organic products and want to avoid the use of any unnecessary harsh chemicals. The focus here is on the health of your hair and making sure it stays in peak condition. Their impressive range of treatments will cure even the most troubled of tresses – choose from a protein booster mask or a reconstructive treatment. Or, simply opt for a hit of balayage.
Best For: General Hair Maintenance & A Luxe Experience
SL have been fans of Hyper in Clapham since it first opened. Offering bespoke services and relaxing treatments, Hyper is one of London’s best kept hair secrets. If you can pin him down, we highly recommend booking in with Alberto (founder and award-winning hairdresser) for his strong expertise. But if he’s booked up, or you’re on more of a budget, fear not, his team are all trained to an incredibly high-standard and you will still get exactly what you’re after. Cuts start from £55, with the use of Davine’s haircare for an extra luxe feel.
Myla & Davis
Best For: Pioneering Techniques & Precise Cuts
If we’re ever asked for a recommendation of a salon that’s affordable, trendy and in the know, we always say Myla & Davis. Whether you’re thinking of colouring your hair for the first time or you’re looking for a change in style, their award-winning team will have you covered. Plus, the salon is incredibly ‘grammable and has a homely, inviting feel. Top tip: It’s worth checking out their Instagram @mylaanddavis before your appointment, as it’s full of styling inspo for you to moodboard before you go. You can find them now in Herne Hill, East Dulwich and Brixton.
Best For: Award-Winning Colour
Anyone who’s struggled to find their perfect colourist should head here. STIL is regularly voted one of the top hairdressers in the capital for their award-winning techniques and methods. Founder and colourist Christel Ludgvist has developed an alternative to the popular balayage, called “prism lights method.” Hand painted; it works to create a multidimensional effect with lighter tones throughout the lengths. It’s these quirky, expertise tweaks that have created such a buzz, and hype around the salon and team. You can expect ‘contouring,’ ‘lumiere lights,’ and ‘pastel washes’ on the menu too, and all at an affordable price point.
Best For: Getting Your Money’s Worth
The Chapel, located in Islington, has cleverly done away with the worry of hidden extra costs by quoting a fixed estimation before starting your appointment. Charged by the hour for both colour and cuts (which include a conditioning treatment), you need not tread to the till so cautiously here. Expect a plush interior that houses a coffee bar and relaxation area, so you can sit in style while your colour develops.
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