Pimps and Pinups
This retro salon, complete with dressing-room-style bulb-lit mirrors, is sandwiched between the boutiques that border Spitalfields market, and is adept at the kind of trendy-again ducktails and pin-curls that will make you look like a cast member of ‘Grease’ – in a good way. That doesn’t mean it’s stuck in the past – stylists dealt swiftly and expertly with the unruly curly mop presented to them at our visit, transforming it into something layered, modern and swishy that wouldn’t look like Mr Hyde’s hairdo as soon as it was washed. The ambience at Pimps and Pinups is neither clinical nor opulent, and you’re likely to be snipped to the sound of AC/DC or an old rockabilly number. But service comes with a smile and, more importantly, a beer. Ladies’ cuts from £40.