We have scoured London and bring to you here a pick of our top ten hair and beauty salons. They range between the small and unique to the big and sought-after and are based all around London.
We hope that out of these you can find a salon just perfect for you in style and location that will help make those salon visits calm and uplifting, giving you the perfect beauty boost.
Ena – www.enasalon.com
Ena is a unique salon based in Holborn. It contains a hair salon for all your hair needs with stylist and colouring specialists. It also has a beauty salon for waxing, threading, facials, massage and so on. There is also a range of treatments just for men. The salon is partnered with a range of brands but specifically Davines for hair care and [comfort zone] for beauty treatments. Ena’s philosophy is bringing beauty from wherever you find it in the world and combining that with the modern world in a natural and harmonious way.
I loved everything about it! The salon itself is stylish but not intimidating. Johnny was very friendly and I felt at instantly at ease. I wanted a hairdresser that wouldn’t be afraid of suggesting a new look that suited me. He did and I love it and so does everybody else. I will definitely be going back! – A.P-J
Hair by Fairy – www.hairbyfairy.co.uk
Hair by fairy is a playful salon in Neil’s Yard just a short walk from Covent Garden. It has a bright and vibrant feel with its multi-coloured walls and fun attitude. This is a smaller salon than some others listed but with a wide range of treatments for your hair and nails as well as a whole range of treatments in waxing and massage available too. This salon is not expensive and it’s a great place to pop in and top up on your beauty needs.
I have been using Hair by Fairy for 6 years. May does the best half- head of highlights in London. I have recommended it to friends and family who all keep coming back for more. Very convenient for just walk in appointments if you have a busy schedule. Lovely environment with fun music and friendly people. – N.B
Cobella – www.cobella.co.uk
Cobella is a wonderful salon and day spa based in Kensington. In the hair salon the philosophy is to create beautiful sexy wearable hair in a fun and stylish environment. This salon was opened by the world famous hairdresser Anestis Cobella who has other salons around the world. Anestis Cobella now has 35 years of success in hairdressing and his own range of products called The Cobella Collection. The day spa is a beautiful hidden sanctuary for you to get the whole range of beauty treatments. If you want a high end salon where you can even do some celeb spotting, this is the salon for you.
I loved this salon, I purchased half a head of highlights, a cut and a manicure. The staff were so friendly and attentive. The stylist was very professional and cut my hair really well. I was really pleased with the result, by far the best haircut I have had. The manicure was also fabulous, the therapist was excellent, very friendly and did a great job. I highly recommend this salon. – A.G
Lavish Beauty Salon – www.lavishlondon.com
Lavish Beauty London is a female only salon in Tooting. Treatments include haircuts and styling, manicure, pedicure and massage. A speciality of this salon is also makeup, henna and bridal parties. It is a little different to some other traditional salons but it is affordable and if you feel like some female only time it is a lovely place to go. With the henna and bridal specialities if you are planning a big, traditional Indian wedding this is a great salon for you.
I went to Lavish Beauty Salon today and I got a brightening facial done, it was so relaxing and I enjoyed it a lot. When I finished my facial, I was surprised to see the difference, after the facial I was looking very fresh and bright and my face was glowing. I’ll highly recommend every women to go to this Salon and get this facial done at least once and believe me, you’ll become addicted to it. – S.N
Muse of London – www.museoflondon.co.uk
Muse of London is a leading hair salon based in Fitzrovia and is the only salon in London partnered with TIGI. It may specialise in hair but it has plenty of other treatments ranging from nails to waxing. It even has a private space which can be booked up for weddings or hen nights. Muse of London recently had a stylist in the finalist for the ‘Cut and Colour’ category of the Alternative Hair Visionary competition which is an esteemed international competition raising money to fight Leukaemia. A beautiful Salon in the heart of London.
The salon and staff at Muse are excellent, I highly recommend it. I’ve been coming here for nearly 3 years, since it was first recommended to me. I have cut and coloured with several of their stylists and they are all top notch, although I am now a regular with Jamie, who is now caretaker of all my hair needs! – L.O
Beau London – www.beaulondon.com
Beau London is a hair only salon in Bethnal Green. There is a whole array of stylists on hand giving you the opportunity to try a range of looks and techniques not always available in a hair salon. The stylists are very knowledgeable and have experience working on catwalk shows for top fashion houses as well as time working worldwide. This salon uses organic products so as well as making you look your best they will also be caring directly for your hair.
Friendly, chatty staff, plenty of care taken, great head massage, and lots of hot drinks as a plus and great organic colour, superior technical ability, and well-judged cut and colour advice – and not too much hard sell on the products. You can recommend a friend for 30% off too! – C.M
London College of Beauty Therapy – The Salon – www.lcbt.co.uk
London College of Beauty therapy is as it sounds not just a salon but in fact a college. In order to give its students experience it has its own in-house salon just by Oxford Circus. This is a little different to the other salons listed I grant you but it’s cheap as they are students and you still get excellent professional service as well as being able to help a new beauty therapist/hair stylist on their way into a professional career. A whole range of services are available from tanning and massage to nail care and make-up.
I love the LCBT. The location behind Oxford Circus is easy to get to and they offer and impressive range of treatments. As it is a college not all of the treatments are available all of the time but at the low prices they charge of the professional standard beauty treatments it is a small complaint. H.S
Crystalise Salon – www.crystalise-salon.co.uk
Crystalise salon is a hair salon and beauty spa in West Hampstead. Crystalise is a top salon with awards under its belt and a partnership with Olaplex – a new high end beauty product. The hair salon has a whole range of cuts, colours, styles and extensions available and they aren’t afraid to give image advice if you want to change your whole look. The beauty spa has a whole range of facials, massages and body treatments to get you feeling beautified.
What an incredible spot – an oasis of all things hair and beauty. Silvana is the best colourist and stylist I have ever come across. I am now very much a regular for all things from facials to manicures to cuts and styles – you name it and she does it… And she does it with perfection. And to top it all off- a top London stylist without the hefty prices. Cannot recommend this place enough, you will soon be a convert to this amazing spot. – H.B-S
Foster London – www.fosterlondon.com
Foster London is a hair and beauty salon in Shoreditch which has been open for five years and is constantly growing in popularity with it now appearing in numerous fashion and beauty magazines with excellent recommendations. It offers the whole range of hair treatments with cut, colour, style and so on as well as beauty treatments from waxing and nails to facials and tailor made massages. Opened by a brother sister team with a combined 20 years of experience you will be in good hands here.
I have frequented Foster London every month since I moved to Shoreditch. They are all fabulous! I go there for a cut and colour and always walk out happy. The salon itself has funky décor and a friendly and down-to-earth vibe which makes getting your hair done a genuinely relaxing experience. As an added bonus the prices are really reasonable for the area. – B.C
Park Hair and Beauty – www.parkhairandbeauty.com.uk
Park hair and beauty is a hair and beauty salon in Battersea. This salon is happy to help you create the look you want whether it is long and free or modern and short, they are skilled in all cuts and colouring. On top of that there is a whole range of beauty treatments to get you feeling excellent, with facials, massages and wraps. All treatments are tailored directly to you so that you and your skin get the perfect experience.
This is a great hairdressers, with a lovely, intimate beauty area at the back. Our family have been lifelong customers. It is well placed in Battersea, near Chelsea Bridge and Battersea Park. Ahmed is a true expert, spot on with his hairstyle and colouring suggestions, always interested and full of good cheer, while Fatima is marvellous. Her massages and facials are just what the doctor ordered. – D.G