Ena Salon

Health and beauty, Hair salons Covent Garden
Recommended
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 out of 5 stars
(73user reviews)
12 Love It
Save it
Ena Salon

This photogenic salon lies within a Georgian townhouse that's both Grade II-listed and the only original building left on Great Queen Street. Behind its handsome exterior is an airy, stylish space, offering hair and beauty treatments (the latter including manicures, waxing and the like), as well as an academy for aspiring hairdressers, over four floors.

Ena has an eco-friendly philosophy – something that's reflected in everything from its tastefully upcycled decor to its use of sumptuous organic hair and beauty brands. A cut, colour and blowdry (from £59) was handled by the expert team with flair – they left my straggly mop looking sleek and healthy, and smelling amazing (thanks to deliciously-scented Davines products, of which this place is the flagship stockist). 

Despite its vast size – and proximity to a rather grey, corporate patch of Holborn – the salon has a cosy, neighbourhood-y vibe. I was offered homemade cookies baked by one of the styling team on my visit, and staff were relaxed and friendly. A very welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city outside.

By: Flo Wales Bonner

Posted:

Venue name: Ena Salon
Contact:
Address: 5 Great Queen Street
London
WC2B 5DG
Opening hours: 11am-8pm Tue; 8.30am-9pm Wed, Thu; 9am-7pm Fri; 9am-6pm Sat
Transport: Tube: Holborn
Do you own this business?
To improve this listing email: feedback@timeout.com

You may be interested in:

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:70
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|73
0 people listening
2 of 2 found helpful

Simon's been cutting my hair for over a year now. He's a really cool guy who's great at what he does. Ena Salon is very stylish, relaxed and friendly. They have a great way of having a lot of customers yet not feeling hectic and noisy like a lot of salons.

1 of 1 found helpful

Fantastic salon. A friend recommended I try Simon and I now see him on a regular basis. He's professional, skilled and his input on changes to my hair style have given me a younger and sharper look. I've now recommended him to several friend who have become steady clients

Tastemaker

A lovely salon moments from the heart of Covent Garden. 99% of the time I leave a salon feeling unhappy with my cut for at least a few weeks until it mellows. That was not the case here and my hair feels happy and thick! I had a lovely experience from the moment I walked through the door. Friendly staff, a good hairdresser who did what I asked (I always ask for a boring cut), plus nice products. I particularly liked the painted ceiling above the hair washing stations, nice to have something to look at. 


On my first visit to Ena Salon, I was treated with respect courtesy and lots of love. The hair was amazing, cant wait for my next trip to London so I can repest the experience. Anyone looking for a good cut, in a top rate salon don't hesitate to book an appointment at this salon


Amazing salon! Very welcoming, and beautiful surroundings. Offered a selection of drinks (including wine) and homemade biscuits. Had a great head massage when hair was being washed, and Gianna who cut my hair was lovely and really listened to what I wanted, as well as spending a while doing the perfect blow dry. Sent me home with some free samples. Will definitely be back!


10/10 service, lovely staff, AMAZING head massage, great surroundings. Best salon I've been to in my 4 years in London.


Lovely salon with friendly staff. Always thrilled with how Jake cuts my hair - he listens to what you want, gets what's going to look good, and is friendly and lovely to chat to. Highly recommended


The best salon I've been to. The salon itself is so nice and relaxing to be in. Really easy online booking system where you could pick your stylist (so as to know the price you'll be paying). My stylist was lovely and the girl washing my hair did a great head massage. Offered a glass of wine and homemade treats! Everyone was friendly and I left with samples of the amazing natural cruelty free hair products they used on me in the salon. Already booked my next appointment!


A wonderful experience! The salon is a beautiful environment, the staff are all very welcoming and friendly and the service was impeccable. Francesca was an absolute delight and did the best job. I cannot recommend her (or the salon!) enough.


I loved it! Ash made a miracle with my hair, which I am growing from bleach white mass to natural darker blond.


A lovely experience from when you first wall in friendly staff and made to feel relaxed offered amazing cake !

Hairdresser was very carefully in understanding my needs and did a great job . Hope all goes well in Malta ! Lovely hair wash and scalp massage

Will definitely go back .

Thank you ena


Loved it, was a friendly welcome and what impressed me was the lovely person who washed my hair introduced herself which I've never had before, thank you for the gorgeous head massage. My cut is the best I've had in a long time, cheers J. A wonderful relaxed afternoon.


Loved it, I only got a blow dry but it was the best salon I've ever been to.


The best salon I have been to in London, the whole experience from start to finish is amazing. Will be going here from now on!


My first experience at Ena salon was amazing! The salon had a really calm atmosphere and all the staff are super friendly. The hair wash and customer service was wonderful, being offered drinks and a lovely piece of cake! As always jake has done a great job, always listening and doing what I ask for, couldn't go to anyone else! 🙃


Ena is the most beautiful salon with the warmest of receptions. All of the staff are extremely attentive and friendly. Ana is a lovely stylist who really listened to what I hoped my new style would be and advised the best way to suit me. It was such a lovely experience and I was much happier with my hair than I thought I would be. I'm looking forward to returning for some of the davines treatments as well as becoming a regular client of the salon. Thank you for a refreshing morning!


I just visited Ena Salon for the first time and had a wonderful experience. Very relaxing atmosphere and friendly welcome and I'm really pleased with my haircut from Jonathan who was super charming and a great stylist. Left feeling a million dollars. I will definitely be going back.


Having lived here as and American Expat for 2 plus years im sad I didn't find this salon when I first moved here--from the moment I walked in and was greeted with such joy and care and that feeling didn't ever dissipate. From Ash consulting with me in my colour and complimenting my previous hairdresser (which I find is commendable) to Sam consulting with me in my cut and advising me in a way that made me feel so at home! This was such a great experience and I'm so glad I found them now! Don't hesitate on Ena Salon--one of the best!


End salon is the best salon in London. I moved houses and tried many different hairdressers, never been satisfied and mostly disappointed. I now rather travel far to ena salon and get the hair experience I want - which is always a good value for money.

Staff are so friendly and of course Maddie is great!


Iveta is the only person on this planet who is allowed to touch my hair amd she is amazing!

Friendly stuff, relaxing atmosphere, osom interior - makes it amazing experience.


I've been going to Ena for around 5 years now and I can't recommend them highly enough. Woody is my stylist and my hair is always cut exactly if not better than I expect it. I've never been complimented more on my hair than I do when I get it cut here. I never feel rushed, love the quirkness and friendliness of everyone at Ena and the coffee/snacks/wine is a lovely little extra! I don't even live close to the salon but I wouldn't go anywhere else! Highly recommend...


First visit at the salon and was impressed. Very accessible, clean, amazing bathroom and a stunning area where they wash your hair in the most relaxing way! Very pleased with Konstantinos and will definitely go back! Recommended to friends as well!!!


I had an amazing experience at Ena Salon, the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly, yet professional. I would HIGHLY recommend this salon and Ash in particular who did an amazing job. Ash is super nice and friendly and really has an eye for detail. She made sure I was 100% happy with the result and I must say I have never been this happy with my hair before and have been getting so many compliments.


I had such a lovely time yesterday, the salon is always very relaxing and the head massage was one of the best I've ever had ! Definately will be back soon as my hair smells so good!!!


Simon's been cutting my hair for years now and it's great to see him in a fantastic new environment. his relaxed and friendly manner, seems a perfect compliment to the atmosphere at the salon.


I followed Simon to Ena. I love the relaxed, yet professional feel of the salon, and their baked goods are amazing!!!

I am so glad I found Simon, after several years of trying various hairdressers, I have finally found one I am happy with. He knows what styles suit me and I always leave the salon feeling amazing.


I came to ENA purely by chance when a lovely young Italian man, Andrea, stopped me in Brick Lane and asked if I would be a model for him to colour my hair. At first I was unsure as I have been going to my local hairdresser for about 4 years and was loathe to try somewhere else although I did want to get a more modern feel to my hair. After checking out the salon on my way home and finding it to be very up to date and housed in a beautiful building in Holborn I decided to try it out.

ENA is definitely a family affair and from the moment you step inside you are treated just like a new member of their family. Everyone is friendly and attentive and the staff care not only about their clients but also about their staff and they are concerned and supportive to the students. The surroundings are truly relaxing and the unlimited coffee or tea along with the sweet treats make you feel like a guest in an hotel.

Andrea was wonderful and he has coloured my hair twice now giving me explanations on what he was doing and how I should take care of it. I have also had my hair cut by the stylist Gianna who couldn't have been more informative about my hair and gave me step by step instructions on how I should dry my hair and the use of products to get the same effect. I even got a goody bag after my first visit!! The time goes so quickly and it is one of those places where actually you would like to stay longer just to stylist watch and enjoy the ambience.

I have recommended the salon to many of my friends and always look forward to my next visit.


Ena is a warm, friendly and relaxed Salon.  


I followed Simon Campbell to Ena.  I found him a couple of years ago after being given a horrendous haircut by somebody else (the type that makes you cry).  I have very straight fine hair and Simon's precision cutting and technical ability has meant I have never cried again.  I trust him with my hair and how to style it and that is priceless!


Great place and fantastic cut from Harriet. Very pleased, so much so that I made a next appt, which is unusual for me. A very relaxing retreat.


What a gorgeous place: every moment I spend in this salon is such a treat.

Simon Campbell has been cutting my hair for the last few years... when he moved this summer I went with him to Ena Salon, and I must say it's been a great experience.

And Simon is almost as tasty as the cookies Ena serve with my coffee.


Simon Campbell has been cutting my hair for the past 5 years now and I have followed Simon from his previous two salons to where he now calls home, Ena Salon on Great Queen St.

Once you find that hairstylist who understands you and what you want, you don't let them slip through your hands! That's our Simon.

Great guy, highly professional and skilled but always with a cheeky smile on his face. Any person I come into contact with looking for a new hairstylist, Simon gets recommended. Needless to say I look forward to my monthly visits with Simon!


I was lucky to be introduced to this salon by my current stylist Tommy. He is, by far, the best stylist I've had in the UK (that's almost 10 years!). His eye for details and the final results are always beyond my expectations. Really professional and friendly. I just leave the salon feeling happy :)


Ena salon looks amazing. Beautiful decoration with an organic feel. Great location. You feel welcomed the minute you step in. I couldn't recommend this place (and Tommy!) more.






I absolutely love the salon, a relaxed, friendly and professional space. Simon is my stylist and frankly he's the best person for my hair and I wouldn't go anywhere else!


I visit this salon to see Simon. The salon is absolutely gorgeous. The service is top notch. Simon is a true artist! He always knows exactly what to do with my hair and makes me feel amazing! Couldn't recommend him enough! Thank you!


Ena Salon is the only salon anyone should go to in London. Highly recommended by my stylist at Salon Concrete in Red Bank and the davines products are the best products I've ever used. Evie did my color and Jonathan did my haircut. Amazing! Staff is superperb and the front desk is so professional and friendly. Already booked my next three appointments.


I was in "ena salon" and I'm really happy with my haircut. The hairderesser was Anna. The cut is really accurated and really comfortable. I love this place and I will go back again for sure.


What an amazing salon!

Beautifully relaxing with the most amazing service from the team, I couldn't be happier.

From being greeted at the door, to getting my hair washed in the most amazing backwash area I've ever seen. The experience was something I would have definitely paid more money for.

Not to mention, my stylist Woody. Talented and professional, I left with exactly what I had asked for!

Well done team, you've got a client for keeps.


It was a great experience using ena salon. Their customer service is excellent and it has a lovely ambience my stylist, Ana was fantastic. She was very professional and I was very happy with my new hair style. Thanks so much.


I had my first appointment at ena salon with Gianna. It was a great experience, they offer you complementary drinks, homemade cakes as well as a welcome pack with vouchers, tips for your hair and samples. Haircut was exactly what I expected, and Gianna explained every step to re do the same blow dry at home. Strongly recommend it!


Yesterday was my first time at Ena Salon, and what a great experience. Such a lovely relaxing environment. Tommy is my hairdresser and I'll now be a regular at this salon.


I had a truly pleasant experience yesterday at the salon. It is such a beautiful place to be because of the environment and most importantly the people working there - by being so attentive and professional, at the same time very relaxed and friendly they all create a truly great atmosphere. And thanks to Tommy who cut my hair I still sometimes can't recognize myself in the mirror (in a good way!). His friendly nature, beautiful energy made me feel welcomed and his great sense of style, precision & love for what he does produced a really beautiful haircut. I felt in safe hands! 


I have been a regular at Ena salon for a few years and as a fussy customer that's a big compliment. The salon is simply beautiful and a very relaxing place to be in. Pedro cuts my hair and Madeleine colours it. On the few occasions where they have not been available, I have had no hesitation to book and use other stylists/colourists. This is a place where you get proper 'me time' and get truly pampered. The team are friendly and extremely creative and really know what they are talking about. The products they use luxurious whilst being good for your hair and sustainable. I highly recommend Ena Salon.


I am a devoted client at Ena Salon. My stylist/colourist Ana is amazing as are all the staff. They are a friendly, creative, inspiring team that are committed to their craft and perfecting their expertise.

Ena is a hip and on the pulse salon without being too cool that you are intimidated out of the building. It is warm, welcoming and the team really know their stuff.

Their products are luxurious, smell great and work. I am totally converted. This salon is by far the best in London and I have tried a few! Having your haircut should be an experience and Ena certainly delivers that. From the minute you enter you are looked after. Drinks, cakes, head massages and a hair wash that is something else!

People often comment on my hair and I always credit Ana and the Ena salon. London go visit. You won’t leave disappointed I promise.


I cannot even begin to describe how helpful and accommodating ENA salon has been. I'm a Muslim girl who wears a headcover and have struggled to find a salon that would cater to my needs privately.. All refusing to even consider taking me in.

ENA salon saved me. Forever and ever grateful for the best staff I could have ever met.


* I don't usually write reviews but this place deserves one.

Last week I lost my Ena Salon virginity. As soon as I walked in I was made to feel completely welcome and at ease. The team are genuinely talented yet super friendly and humble and the music and interior generate the most wonderfully cool vibe. Straight out of Wallpaper magazine.

Special big ups to Sam and his magic hands who made me look and feel like a complete babe. Also a 10/10 for Janas head massage.

Also worth mentioning - The products that they used I'd never seen in any other salons, I loved them so much that I ended up taking some home with me. My hair has honestly never looked or smelt better.

I have recommended all of my mates to go here. Worth every penny.


I've been going to Ena Salon for a couple of years and love it every time. They really listen to what you want and always do a better job than you could of imagined. Wash, head massage, trim, coffee, cake and good company (usually with the lovely Harriet) - who wouldn't feel great after all that? 


I am now a regular at Ena. The staff are friendly and helpful and extremely knowledgable about their products and processes.

I often get a short hair cut (and I'm female)- something that many will know is a tricky business, but Harriet - one of the stylists, is now the only person I trust with my hair!
I get my hair regularly coloured and yet, because of their expertise, my hair is still in great condition - even when I've had to bleach it. (Harriet again)

The homemade cakes and cookies, the head massage, tea and coffee - are all wonderful finishing touches. Go - and enjoy yourself. 

Ena was the first place I went to when I moved to London. Perfect location and a place with a lovely atmosphere, which is created by the friendly staff and cool interior. Harriet does a great colouring and Sam an amazing hair cut! Don't cheat yourself of a never-disappointing hair experience.


The team at Ena are truly a credit to the beautiful listed building they inhabit, with it's tall painted ceilings and period features. The team are attentive and creative - both in service and craft - and I am always made to feel welcome and well looked after. I've never had so much care taken over my hair as I have at Ena, their ethos and attention to detail radiates through the business, from entering to leaving the reception. Hands down the best salon going.


Hands down my favourite salon in London. After spending years as a hair-nomad, lost in the wilderness without a proper hairdresser or salon to go to, I am SO happy I came across Ena.

Their hair-cutting technique is the best and most meticulous I've come across. All their stylists are consummate professionals, but also young and cool enough to be on top of the latest trends.

Lest I forget, even the hair-washing bit is an absolute pleasure.

The other aspect that keeps me coming back is the atmosphere in the salon. It's marvellous. The team is extremely jovial and welcoming and you can tell that they love what they do and strive for perfection and great service.

My stylist is Sam, I may be baised but he's the best and worth every penny.

Show More