Had my hair cut and highlighted by the manager's salon at Witches Hut in Balham. I was amazed with the work she did on my hair. She was very attentive listening to my request and giving her opinions., the final result was a lively healthy looking hair. The rest of the staff was also nice. The salon has a bar that provides us with a wide range of drinks from where to choose. I was very happy with the service, I will definitely return and recommend it to all my friends.
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Jun 13 2013
This much-loved salon has been tending local tresses for over 20 years. As well as offering excellent colour and cuts, you can be sure to catch up on all the local gossip upstairs on the roof terrace while smoking a cigarette. That's our kind of salon. Blow dries from £25.
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Had my hair cut in Clapham and will never ever go there again. Was one of the worst experience ever. My hair was longer on one side and had no layers in it and looked like nothing I asked them to do and even worse than before. Will never go there again and won’t recommend that salon to anyone.
On reading the negative review below, I felt compelled to respond and defend the manager of the Balham Witches Hut. I have been getting my hair coloured and cut with her for three years and I cannot recommend her highly enough.Every time I leave the salon I am always extremely happy with the colours, cuts and blow dries she has done.
She is very knowledgeable in all areas of her role (especially colour) and has managed to transform my hair over the years. I am always complimented on her great work. Even last year when getting a blow dry in NYC the hairdresser could not stop gushing about colour of my hair.
I am really disappointed for her with the review below as it does not accurately reflect her or the work she produces. I have only ever had fantastic experiences with her and have recommended her to quite a few friends who are also very happy.
Do not let the negative review below sway your decision to go to Balham Witches Hut. All the staff are friendly, it has a great vibe and the Manager is brilliant at her job.
I've been a regular client @ Balham for about 3 years now and would recommend their services to all my friends. I've always had my hair done by the present manger and I'm VERY HAPPY with both colour and style. My face is round-shaped therefore not every style fits me but I've always had great advise. Friendly environment. Love the bar and general decor. Price is similar to other places but I wouldn't change, not even for a cheaper deal.
The most awful experience at the Balham branch.
Having had my hair cut here twice before I felt confident letting the Manager ombre dye my hair. BIG MISTAKE. Blocks of bleach were left on my naturally dark brown hair until it was completely white. The toner they then applied made my natural hair colour red. On straightening my hair there were ugly straight lines where the bleach hadn't been blended at all, even on my top layers so there was no way I could hide it.
I complained the next day and after being told by the Assistant Manager that they would try and help me (but that dying my hair back to brown would cost me more money) I went back for them to see if they could fix their mistake. The Manager that dyed it in the first place didn’t even acknowledge me the whole time I was in the salon and she walked right past me several times. On seeing the state of my hair, the Assistant Manager did (reluctantly) did dye my hair back to brown for free. Not before telling me it was my fault for choosing a style that would not suit my hair. I would have expected an experienced salon Manager to tell me this before she dyed it in the first place, but obviously the £90 I paid to have it dyed didn't cover the cost of her expert opinion too.
All in all I paid £90 to ruin the condition of my hair. Do Not Go Here
From my initial phone call which was dealt with in a friendly and knowledgeable manner (good sign) to the excellent cut (by Cedric -he was suggested by reception) and advice I would recommend this salon to friends. Everyone at least appeared to be glad to be there rather than bored and distant; the ambience has the right mixture of busy and cool. The interior is cozy without, thank god, the ubiquitous sterile designer feel so commonplace and therefore so banal nowadays. I got the cut I wanted but more importantly needed; expertly done and no over push of products. Well done everyone; you are doing something very well, keep it up. Note: I went there on a Thursday afternoon so not sure what it will be like on a Saturday.