Considering it’s smack-bam in the middle of the seriously posh Knightsbridge, it’s only natural that Errol Dougla’s famed salon would drip with glamour – from the glossy, couture interiors to the modelesque receptionist who quickly takes my coat on my arrival and offers me tea. Customer service is exceptional here, but so it should be, as the award-winning Douglas has been in the game for over 20 years. There’s even an MBE to prove it.
He’s only floating around on our visit, but his staff of stylists are on the ball, working their magic on both caucasian and black hair types in the buzzy, two-floor space. As far as afro hair treatments go, women after hair extensions, cuts, blow drys, colour or a relaxer, are well catered for. A moisture treatment for my kinky afro hair is relaxing and well-executed - but it’s nothing a more specialist salon couldn’t do, for a less eye-watering price. Moisture treatments are just £20, but with the blowdry, it quickly shoots up to £120. At least the products are good. Eve, my stylist, saturates my nourished coils with intense curl cream and oil treatment from the popular Moroccanoil line.
It’s also helpful that the salon doesn’t just stick to the business of hair. Other services include mani and pedis and make-up - and if you’re peckish, you can grab a quick bite from the salon’s bespoke menu of healthy sandwiches and salads. Classy.
For afro hair, prices start from £70 for a relaxer to £220 for a relaxer and cut combo.
|Venue name:||Errol Douglas||Contact:|
18 Motcomb Street
|Opening hours:||Open 9am-6pm Mon; 9am-7pm Tue-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Knightsbridge tube|
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As a female with Afro hair, rather disconcerting that Afro stylists and their clients (who are also paying top dollar) are relegated to the basement! Why the separation?! Why not integrate?! This lack of integration is also reflected on the website.. Absolutely no images for Afro styling until you click the 'afro styling' link! Main pages including bridal ALL European! Again why not integrate?! Sad accolade in this day and age and thoroughly disappointing. As for styling, on a positive note, Eve absolutely amazing with a pair of scissors and all staff were pleasant, proffesional and a credit to the salon. 5 star hairdressing, 0 star apparent apartheid ethos