Foster London

Health and beauty, Hair salons Dalston
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Foster London
Venue says Our Dalston hairdressers are a friendly and talented team that create a naturally, relaxed atmosphere with exceptional customer service.

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. 

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Foster London says
Foster London is an independent family run business. The new Dalston salon emerges on the success and reputation of the well renowned Shoreditch salon, which has been running for just under a decade. Recently Foster London Shoreditch was voted runner up in TimeOut’s most loved London shops awards. The new 1970's lounge inspired salon follows on from the original 1960's Shoreditch space.
Original and authentic in its inspiration, the Dalston salon has a cosy and relaxing ambiance, inspired from the love of the seventies lifestyle.

The Dalston hairdressers are a friendly and talented team that create a naturally, relaxed atmosphere with exceptional customer service. Some of the Dalston team have transitioned from the Shoreditch salon, while new staff have joined from well known salons in the industry.

A team of creative hairdresser’s that simply thrive on creating beautiful hair with a passion for Balayage, Ombre, Sun Kissed hair, Sombre, Platinum Blonde and Pastel hair tones to Classic Highlights, Babylights and Ecaille. The artistic Dalston hairdressers also specialise in Nano Keratin PURE, the first Brazilian blow-dry with 0% Formaldehyde or Aldehyde, leaving your hair smooth, manageable and nourished. The Dalston hair salon also offers a Yuko straightening service, the world renowned Japanese hair straightening method leaves your hair shiny and straight without blow drying
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Venue name: Foster London
Address: 70 Dalston Lane
E8 3AH
Transport: Dalston Junction Overground
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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!