London Fields

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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Hannah Murray

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!

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