Choosing a new hairdresser can be a daunting task, particularly in a city where it seems there’s a salon on every corner. Luckily for you, the HELLO! Fashion beauty team have made the process a whole lot easier by putting together a roundup of our top ten favourite salons in London.
Richard Ward’s uber-sleek salon near the Saatchi Gallery is a firm favourite of royals and celebs alike. The team work their magic on over 1000 clients a week, but fear not, you won’t be rushed in and out. Sip cocktails at the bar whilst you wait for your appointment or treat yourself to one of their spa treatments for the ultimate girly pamper day!
To book, call 0207 730 1222 or visit richardward.com
Andrew Barton at Urban Retreat
Hidden away on the fifth floor of Harrods, the Urban Retreat hair salon is an oasis of calm within the busy department store. Under the creative direction of hair guru Andrew Barton, the salon specialises in timeless, elegant cuts and classic blow-dries. Every appointment begins with an in-depth consultation which takes into consideration your hair type, face shape, skin tone and daily life to ensure that you walk out with a style that’s tailored perfectly to you.
To book, call 0207 893 8333 or visit urbanretreat.co.uk/harrods/hair
Daniel Galvin Jr
The Daniel Galvin Jr salon in Belgravia is famous for its exceptional colour services. Located in a beautiful grade II listed building, it regularly features in TV shows like Made in Chelsea. Daniel himself is a pioneer of organic beauty and so all of the products used in-salon are from his own range of natural and responsibly sourced haircare.
To book, call 0207 245 1050 or visit danielgalvinjunior.com
Charles Worthington’s flagship salon in Percy Street is a bright, airy space with a minimalistic design. Charles Worthington may be a household name, but the prices are extremely reasonable (particularly for a London salon) and it’s the perfect destination for a reliable cut and colour.
To book, call 0207 831 5303 or charlesworthingtonsalons.com
George Northwood is the man behind some of the most lust-worthy locks in fashion, including Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Alexa Chung and Edith Bowman. His seriously pinterest-worthy salon, which is the UK flagship for Redken and Pureology, is just off of Oxford Street. Pop in for one of his effortlessly chic cuts before indulging in a little retail therapy!
To book, call 0207 580 8195 or visit georgenorthwood.com
Jo Hansford’s clients include Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sienna Miller, so you know you’re in good hands here. Although renowned for their colour services, the salon recently launched a new hair spa with a full menu of bespoke treatments to combat specific hair woes like colour fading, frizz and split ends.
To book, call 0207 495 7774 or visit johansford.com
Founded by Josh Wood, one of the most highly regarded colourists in the world, this Notting Hill salon is really special. The customer service is second to none, with ipads for personalised playlists and a menu full of fresh dishes and smoothies to enjoy while you relax. Josh’s carefully selected team of stylists regularly assist backstage at fashion week and on editorial shoots, so they really are the best in the business.
To book, call 0203 393 0977 or visit joshwoodcolour.com
Michael Charalambous at Nyumba
Michael Charalambous is celebrating 30 years in the industry this year and there’s no one we trust more to transform our tresses. Stepping into the Sloane Square salon is like stepping into another world, with artwork and sculptures inspired by Michael’s own childhood in Tanzania.
To book, call 0207 408 1489 or visit nyumbasalon.com
Neville Hair & Beauty
Book in for this year’s ultimate on-trend bronde at Neville in Belgravia. Other unique colour services include the New York Lights, a favourite of Poppy Delevingne, which involves lightening strands at the front and top of the hair for a youthful, face-framing effect. Despite the glam location and luxe interior, you’re made to feel at-home from the second you walk in the door.
To book, call 0207 235 3654 or visit nevillehairandbeauty.net
Celebrity hairdressers Jonathan Long and Ben Cooke (the man behind Victoria Beckham’s iconic ‘pob’) set up this prestigious salon on the King’s Road in 2005. Thanks to the owners’ international industry experience, all members of the team have a great knowledge of current hair trends and the latest innovations in styling. With an army of celeb fans including Pippa Middleton and Nicole Scherzinger, you never know who you’ll end up sitting next to!
To book, call 0207 795 1798 or visit lockonego.com