What began 28 years ago as a single unit on a quiet Covent Garden back street has expanded over the years to take over much of the road. For a salon to retain its buzz over such an extended period of time is unusual in the industry – in central London it's nearly unheard of. But at our most recent visit, every seat of the now quite enormous salon was occupied, and it's easy to see why the place never dated. The decor is modern and slick, but the service is gossipy and friendly – meaning you can sit in cool surroundings without being ashamed to ask for a bob. Original founder Paul Windle still mans the scissors, heading up a big team of great stylists, while partner Neil Moodie continues to do the editorial work – doing some of the biggest manes in the fashion industry for Vogue.