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‘Having previously always worked for other people, we’ve really paid attention to all the things that used to niggle at us!’ says Stewart Payne, co-founder and manager of this ‘East-Meets-West London’ salon. Business partner, Ricky Lee Jones, co-founder and Master Stylist who trained at the likes of Trevor Sorbie and the nearby Taylor & Taylor, and the addition of a few ‘little wow factors’ borrowed from more exclusive establishments is what really sets this homely-feeling salon apart from its mid-range competitors. While some of London’s most expensive salons will charge you for a cup of tea (on top of an arm and a leg for highlights), here the extras are free. Elderflower bellinis and strawberry tarts were being served on our snoop and there’s lots of thoughtful touches, such as phone chargers and comfy chairs. Dip-dying with ammonia-free colour (£63) may be the most popular treatment among the Shoreditch set, but those with a more conservative taste needn’t be scared off. The cut and finish (from £47 women, £37 men) is as good as any.