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Foster London

Health and beauty, Hair salons Dalston
4 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Foster London’s second salon – they’ve got a ’60s inspired joint in Shoreditch too – is a light and bright spot on busy Dalston Lane, a few minutes walk from the overground stations in one direction and London Fields in the other. The wide, floor-to-ceiling windows of the shop front let in streams of daylight — and are an ideal spot for people-watching. Need a little wardrobe or, indeed, hair inspo? Five minutes eying Dalston’s casually-dressed hipsters as they meander past will probably do the trick.

Inside, the salon is nana-chic, with textured tiling on the ceiling and sweet, ’70s geometric patterns in mustard shades. Reception is a jazzy collection of living room furniture with rattan magazine racks and looming greenery, while the styling areas are resplendently retro, too.

As in their original branch, staff here are experts in the field of clever colouring and effortlessly trendy cuts. If you’re unsure of what you want, ask. If you’ve had the same style for as long as you can remember, this is the place to risk doing something different. And if you’re really lucky you’ll end up with great hair and a new pal in the form of teeny salon dog Margot who spent an hour or so curled up on my lap while owner Nadia turned my random ramblings into a warm and wintery collarbone-length crop. 


Address: 70 Dalston Lane
E8 3AH
Transport: Dalston Junction Overground
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Users say (2)

3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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 I was taken back in time to a luxurious seventies lounge. Stunning attention to detail, it was relaxed, clean and above all completely different to anything I've seen before, original and unpretentious. I took it all  all in whilst sipping a spicy G&T compliments of the house.

Fran advised me on what would suit me, home care, shampoo and styling products to keep the look going, she executed the cut with care and I have to say she absolutely nailed it.

I was taken aback by how nice the whole team were, friendly without feeling like you're in NYC, Ten out of ten for care, I will be back to lounge again.

This is by far the most boring hair cut I have had in a very long time. I took time out of my busy professional day to come on the owner's recommendation of one of the stylist.  The cut ran over by an entire hour, which the stylist himself denied bizarrely, but  made me late for a professional meeting. By the time I realised what he was doing to my hair which was the opposite of what I asked for, I decided to end things there. I am so disappointed as it is Christmas and it is going to be impossible for me to get this fixed. I am not going to return to the salon at their suggestion for them to fix it because I have already invested too much of my time. I thought they were a unique, off piste salon, but what I got was mainstream, mediocre and boring. I would not recommend them nor would I go back. I am so disappointed that in the week before Christmas I have a cut that I can not rectify in good time.  If you want mainstream, this is your place.  Thanks Foster London! 

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