This salon is absolutely incredible and my hair has never looked better. I first booked in for highlights after having a disastrous experience at another 'top' London salon and met Taylor who is one of their top colourists. She really is a miracle worker and gave me the most amazing creamy blonde highlights I have ever had, they are completely flawless! From the moment I arrived I felt completely at ease and knew I'd picked the right place. The assistants were lovely too and so knowledgable about product. They used an amazing Jo Hansford hair mask on me that left my hair feeling so healthy and glossy that I had to take it home with me. I saw Marcio for a cut afterwards and he was an absolute master. My blow dry lasted days! I don't think I've ever been surrounded by so many people with such gorgeous hair, this is definitely the best salon in London and definitely worth the investment!
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Feb 22 2012
When legendary colourist Jo Hansford closed her Mount Street premises, the neighbourhood blondes must have gone into meltdown. However, the ladies of Mayfair (including regular clients Gwyneth and Nigella) have nothing to worry about, at least in the hair department, as the closure was making way for a jumbo new flagship for this enduringly popular, consistently excellent hairdresser. While just a comb's throw from the old branch, the new salon is a different beast altogether. Set over two floors, it has shed the wooden cabinets of the old premises and had a bit of a makeover. If the old salon was a trusty bob, this new place is a highlighted, swingy new do with a few choppy layers. It's modern and glossy (with hair drying machines that look like they could put a man on the moon) but crucially it's not unapproachable or intimidating. Alongside the Elle mags, there are bound copies of OK magazine, and there is plenty of chatter and gossip on the floor even early on a mid-week morning. Mindful of the busy schedules of her clients (those Louboutins aren't going to buy themselves), the salon opens at 8.30am, and there is a brilliant menu of healthy, very fresh meals made in the in-house kitchen so you can eat while you're treated. Fabulous manicures (£36) can be applied during your cut/colour (from £98), and there are beauty rooms downstairs for a full programme of facials.
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I'm so glad I hadn’t seen Martina S's review before i visited Jo Hansford for a colour change, as I am happy to say I had a completely different experience! I also had dyed my hair dark for many years and felt ready for something new and wanted it to be made lighter.
I was extremely nervous and like Martina S, booked in to see Dan who is one of the senior colourists. I was so impressed with his professional and intelligent attitude. He was extremely patient, funny and thorough and spent well over the 30 min allocated consultation time talking and explaining to me how the process would work and that the outcome would be dependent upon the rate that the old colour lifted out.
He explained that the condition of my hair was always priority and the lightness after the 1st visit would be less important. He would obviously make sure that the colour I left with was even, looked good and suited me but that the 1st visit would be the beginning of a process which would take time if I wanted to achieve a head of lighter and still long healthy shiny hair.
Apparently there is only so much product a head of hair can take in one day so it doesn’t ruin the condition! I understood this completely before I committed myself and it did take me a few weeks to decide to be brave and go ahead but I am now so happy that I did!
It did take a few visits to achieve the colour that I originally went in asking for and some looking after at home by me with decent shampoo like Jo's that protects the colour plus conditioning treatments but it was hardly any extra effort at all.
I am now a regular and loyal customer and have even seen a less senior colourist called Zenda when Dan was on holiday (I was very neurotic about this) but my nerves were once again proven to be in vain as she was equally as professional, confident and proficient as Dan and with less cost!
In closing, I must add that each visit I make to Jo Hansford's is a complete experience. From walking in the door and always being met with friendly smiles and helpful attitudes from all of the reception team, to the cloakroom staff, juniors and catering company, I cannot find fault anywhere!
Jo Hansford- worst for colour! I needed my hair colour changed from dark brown to dark blond. Pictures in hand of the colour I wanted, went for the consultation with one of the top colourists at Jo Hasfords- Dan. Asked him if he could do this colour (choice of 3) he said yes but added that the 'tone' might be different. 2 weeks later I went in and process started at 12 noon. At 6pm, still with my hair not finished I was asked to pay as the reception was closing. So I paid. 7:20pm the colour was 'finished'. It was dark brown and I will be more then happy to show you the pictures (just in case somebody questions this). I did tell Dan, the colourist, on a number of occasions trough the day, that the colour is still dark. At 7:20pm I told him again but he said it's lighter and it's the lights in the salon making it look darker then it is... On Sunday morning I woke up to a dark brown colour with redish tone... All this for £660. Went back to the salon to ask if they can give me the colour I have been promised but was told that they did the best they could of done for me and that was that. 2 weeks later I'm still shocked and in disbelieve that somebody can get away with this and I'm left out of pocket big time. Be warned that if you do sign any paperwork at Jo Hansfords, they can colour your hair any colour they want. And there is absolutely nothing you can do about it.
Do not go there unless you want green hair. Or you want striped uneven tone. They are not interested once you leave the salon. Having spent in excess of 6k in salon over six months for my daughter and I they will not refund the last appointment charge. Beware when you enter the salon. Bitterly disappointed and upset. Perhaps if I was Camilla Parker Bowles they may have listened to me
Just had my hair cut at the model/trainee night that this salon does every Thurs. I have really curly, frizzy hair which most people are scared to cut or they cut it as if it's straight hair but this was a totally different experience. I am SO pleased with the shape. The girl who cut my hair was so meticulous and confident and listened to what I told her about my hair (no one knows my hair better than me!) I would go as far to say that she was better than a lot of the trained hairdressers I've been to. Her name is Sarah Coyne and I highly recommend her. The trainee/model nights offer hair cuts for £10. Highly recommend