After months of staying home, we’re finally free-ish to explore the cities we love again. You’ve spent all summer looking after the kids, or working from home, or generally trying to retain your sanity during lockdown – we get it.
You deserve a date night with your other half, and where better than London? Whether you’re a local or a tourist, there’s no place like London on a chilly autumn evening. Lockdown may not have been kind to your tresses, however, so we’ve rounded up 5 of the best London salons to help prepare your locks for date night. Thank us later.
Claiming to have revolutionised the salon, Hershesons on Berners Street is one-stop shop, a café-meets-salon-meets-social-space unlike anything you’ve experienced before. You can try their cuts, colour, and styling services (they’re famous for their ‘cool girl’ hairdos), and they also offer beauty treatments – nails, skin, brows, and waxing, all under one roof. Open 8am-8pm, this place is perfect for that post-work, pre-date pampering session.
Hari’s, Fulham Road
There’s no doubt about it: Hari’s have been a staple of the London salon scene since they opened their first salon in 1976 – a true hairdressing institution. Their flagship salon on Fulham Road is a testament to their success – high-tech technology, treatments powered by plants, and a soothingly green environment all make for a very relaxing experience. Hari’s is famous for its non-damaging colour techniques, so rest assured you’re in safe hands.
George Northwood, Wells Street
George Northwood is a stylist to the stars, to put it plainly. He’s responsible for Alexa Chung’s trademark style and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s long bob – need we say more? George is the perfect stylist if you’re considering going for a chop that’s guaranteed to make an impression on date night. Speaking of date night, if you’re looking for a hotel, we recommend the Dorsett Hotel, City, for an indulgent yet affordable stay – not that we’re implying anything…
Larry King, South Kensington
When celebrity hairdresser Larry King isn’t styling hair for fashion shoots and magazine covers, you’ll find him at his salon in South Kensington. He’s known as the King of working with curls, as well as his beautiful yet edgy haircuts. His salon is completely chic and totally Insta-worthy, complete with selfie lighting and a cocktail drinks trolley. Treat yourself to a blow-dry, Bellini, and an obligatory bathroom picture of your hair.
Richy’s hair stylists are highly experienced, some with over 30 years’ experience racked up in the hairdressing industry. The salon’s speciality is hair extensions; they use the best and most ethically sourced fake hair you can imagine, creating a full and luxurious look, without causing damage to your own hair. If hair extensions aren’t your thing, fear not, as the team also offer cuts, colours, and blow dries at their chilled and intimate salon. Trust us, you’ll love the staff at Richy – you’ll walk away feeling a million dollars.