Tucked away from the coffee-cup-clinking of West Hampstead’s main drag, The Private Space offers locals more than mere hair fluffing. Its owner Christian Croce (who hails from Milan) has worked in the fashion and beauty industry for nearly two decades, as well as privately styling celebrities including Kate Moss. So he’s into fashion as much as he’s into hair.
Alongside cuts and colours, the contemporary salon (all polished concrete floors, large gilded mirrors and neutral colours) also gives rack and rail space to a handful of the stylist’s favourite local designers. Urging clients to consider The Private Space as a one-stop shop for special occasions, from weddings to bar mitzvahs, Christian works with fashion and jewellery makers to provide bespoke pieces, whether that’s a pair of earrings or the all-important big white dress. He’ll then ensure your outfit matches your hair and make-up, and hook you up with his in-house beautician, nutritionists and even event planners.