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The perks of setting up a secret hairdressers above a pub are many – the proximity to booze chief among them. But people having their hair done expect a little luxury, so when the roof of the Cat and Mutton pub started to leak, international hair stylist Kenna Kennor decided it was closing time for his above-boozer-grooming-rooms. Kennaland's new home is just a stroll-through-the-park away, but it's still deliberately difficult to track down. Its new underground location is literally underground – in the basement of a modern block set a little below street level, and within easy reach of pop-up roof bars and the infamous Boiler room music studios. The decor is much more contemporary and industrial than the studio's former home – designed to be in keeping with a new outpost over the pond in Brooklyn. But the team remains unchanged - legendary colourist Sophia is still available by apppointment for the most natural blonde highlights in London, while Kenna himself is also occasionally to be found here if you book well in advance, before the likes of Victoria Beckham have reserved his services. And while you no longer have to pick your way through a pub to get to your seat, you'll still feel like you're in the comfort of a local – while the services here are pure Mayfair, the laid-back attitude is Hackney through and through.


Venue name: Kennaland
Address: 47 Martello Street
E8 3PE
Opening hours: By appointment only
Transport: Tube: London Fields rail
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Abigail B
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I recently had my colour with Sophia and a hair cut with Francesca. I couldn't be happier. The colour and cut is exactly what I wanted. The colour was the perfect peachy tone that I had desired for such a long time but yet no one could quite get it right. Sophia nailed it. Francesca showed me some tips so I could style my wavy hair easy and quickly at home, I only wanted. Little bit cut of (trying to grow it) she listend and advised me what would be the best for my hair type and face shape. I love my hair!! The atomopshere is really friendly and chilled. Kennaland you rock!

Hannah Murray
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After spending a lot of time in pretentious upmarket hair salons it is refreshing to enter the warm friendly relaxed hang out that is Kennaland. Excellent coffee, dog and baby friendly and I always leave with amazing hair. Thank you!

Bobby P

I've been coming to Kennaland for about a year now. My stylist Fran moved here from another salon and I followed her. Kennaland has a relaxed atmosphere with a great interior. The staff are all friendly which makes every visit a pleasant experience.

Daisy H

Kennaland is as good as a hairdressers gets. I've been having my hair cut with Danielle for 6 years and am always delighted with her cuts. I had my hair coloured with Sophia in the summer and four months on am still really enjoying the colour she gave me. The staff are incredibly friendly, stylish and down to earth (an increasingly rare combination in Hackney). And they make great coffee. I've never discussed where I'm going on holiday with anyone, ever. And the true testament to client-handling skill, Kennaland recently cut my two daughters' hair without a tear or wriggle in sight. If my review could glow, it would.

Kate Bradbury

I have been going to Kennaland for about 3 years. I started with Kenna and now use the delightful (non graffiti artist) Banksy and couldn't be happier. I recommend them to all my friends, with about 6 visiting and being similarly seduced by the quality, ambience, good chat and brilliant hair cuts. Hairdressers are for life not just for Christmas.


Love the new place it's relaxed an old school feel with a modern twist. Good atmosphere and most of all you leave with a brilliant haircut lovely colour and feeling great. Thanks Guys

Leanne M
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Way overpriced. My haircut took 45 mins, and was just a straight trim, no layers but cost £60. The stylist advised me that the look I wanted was too short so she left it a bit longer than I wanted and as a result once I had washed and styled it myself at home I wasn't happy. Three weeks later I had to go to another hairdresser to get it cut again,. Huge waste of money.