Approaching the entrance (right next door to biker apparel shop Bolt), you’re instantly welcomed by some of London’s motorbike community, who are a far less intimidating than you might imagine. They’re standing in the doorway shouting friendly hellos and beckoning you in, and in my case, offering me a beer.
A little wooden staircase leads up to the salon itself, which is small but instantly feels like home. David and his wife Tera, the salon’s owners, have kept the 1960s wallpaper left behind from the previous owner and added their own touches – a little art deco booze bar, a neon ‘Salon de Coiffure’ sign, old cinema seats and a record player. It’s all sprinkled with Americana-cool: courtesy of stars and stripes banners, ‘An American Werewolf in London’ print and a little ode to Bill Murray. In fact its aesthetic is somewhere between ‘Easy Rider’ and a Wes Anderson film.
You feel immediately at ease when you sit down in the uber-comfy vintage salon chairs and talk through your options with David. He’s worked for lots of big salon names, but has now settled in London after taking some time off to travel, he’s dedicated to cutting all types of hair (the pricelist is genderless – win!) for the love of the craft. The cherry on top is the vegan and all-natural products he uses, all of which are divine.
You’re definitely more likely to want a cut, than to run.
New customers receive 20% off all services.