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The Canary

Health and beauty, Hair salons Bethnal Green
4 out of 5 stars
The Canary
Venue says The Canary is a hairdressers combined with a vegetarian café based in the heart of an East End community in Bethnal Green.

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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The east London outpost of this cheery and progressive hairdressers and veggie cafe is a neighbourhood star. Tucked away in a Bethnal Green side street, opposite a pocket-sized park, you’re unlikely to stumble across it unless you’re hyper local, but it’s well worth making the effort to find.

The atmosphere is authentically creative and friendly; this feels like a place that’s designed and staffed by people who care about its values and success. Happily, there’s nothing preachy about those values. Yes, Gav and the team are currently developing some very bespoke-sounding vegan hair treatments using only ultra-natural ingredients like avocado (Instagrammers of the future, the ‘clean hair’ movement started here!). However nothing on the standard menu will scare off the less highly committed customer: expect to get a deft professional haircut using nice, environmentally considerate products, at a standard price range for a niche hair salon in east London (prices start at £45 for a men’s cut and style).

The salon menu includes beard trims from £18 and specialises in colour. That’s also true of the imaginative tiny café/deli on the left hand side of the building, which serves up imaginative, colourful meat-free versions of classic cakes and sandwiches. The emphasis is on experimentation and the dishes change daily, but the hit-to-miss ratio is high. The vegan BLT is astonishing. Like everything here, it’s done with flair, care, and commitment to the customer and the planet.

The Canary says
The Canary is a hairdressers combined with a vegetarian café based in the heart of an East End community in Bethnal Green, on Old Bethnal Green Road. At The Canary we combine cutting edge and experimental vegan and vegetarian cooking with classic dishes and we apply the same ethos, enthusiasm and professionalism to our hairdressing, which is provided by our experienced and friendly team. Every haircut comes with the choice of a free coffee, tea, wine, beer or prosecco – and even cocktails! So If you fancy a professional service in a relaxed and unpretentious environment come and visit The Canary. You can book online via our website or call 020 82578170, Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30 to 8pm.


Address: 61-63 Old Bethnal Green Road
E2 6QA
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