Alicia, who runs travel blog Alicia Explores, talks us through her staycation essentials. Perfect advice for a relaxing break here in the capital.
The Painted Lady
Located on a street that boasts APC and a Conran Hotel as neighbours, the Painted Lady could be forgiven for going a bit upmarket. However, this gently lit, cute little salon is much more interested than what was going on in 1950s hairdressing than the contemporary Shoreditch scene. As well as contemporary cuts and colour, the stylists at TPL specialise in screen-siren up-dos (£40) like Marilyn waves or Hepburn rolls. They even dispense lessons for groups in retro styling, so you can recreate the magic of the salon in your own bedroom.
Venue says: “Book in for a complimentary mini Olaplex treatment (worth £20) with your cut and finish. Mention code 'Love My Hair' when you book.”