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Taylor Taylor London – Portobello Road

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Taylor Taylor London has become one of the capital’s most recognised hairdressing brands, with 3 salons including the most recent addition in the world famous Notting Hill.

Located on the famed Portobello road the area is a must visit for Londoners and visitors alike with the bustling weekend market attracting huge numbers. Though located in a prime location once you enter the salon you are secluded from the hustle and bustle of the street. I was struck by the modern yet ornate interiors with a nod to Baroque extravagances of the French courts, with gold accents, striking light fixtures and their very own bar which serves up cocktails (and coffees) white you wait.

The salon is welcoming to its male clientele so no garish girly decor here but a sophisticated unisex vibe that offers high quality services to all clients.  The receptionist was friendly and warm, making the whole experience enjoyable.

On my visit my appointment was with Style Director, Michael O’Gorman who has over 10 year experience working for editorial and fashion clients including  huge brands like Louis Vuitton, Cavalli and Balenciaga. Michael and I discussed the type of look I was going for and then he got to work.

I was taken downstairs to an equally beautiful room to get my hair  shampooed and conditioned, and they even offer a head massage! back upstairs I settled on a G&T which was then delivered to my station.

I was very happy with the cut and service, and I was out within an hour. The cut was just what I wanted but Michael put his own glossy high fashion take on it.
I would highly recommend a visit for your next cut, great service and cocktails to boot, what more could you ask for?

Taylor Taylor London
309 Portobello Rd,
London
W10 5TD

Vitamins for healthy looking hair: Simple as A, B, C, D & E

Your hair….. Too many products leave it looking dried, frazzled and abused. Not enough product and it looks unkept and unloved. Here’s a quick breakdown of the 5 Best Vitamins for Healthy Hair and where you can find them so you’re not just feeling your best, you’re looking it too.
A

Responsible for healthy vision, glowing skin, and healthy hair, vitamin A contains the compounds retinol and beta-carotene, which also help in maintaining healthy vision and glowing skin. Dietary source include fish, meat, dairy products and carrots, dark leafy greens, apricots and grapefruits,

B Complex

B Complex vitamins are a powerful group, verified by that fact that at least three of them
Biotin (B 7), Cobalamin (B 12), Niacin, (B 3) are responsible for healthy hair growth. They play a role in creating a healthy scalp, stimulating growth and strengthening hair fibers already on your head. Unlike fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E & K, the B vitamins are water-soluble, meaning your body doesn’t store them so you need to have a rich supply in your diet on a daily basis. B Vitamins are readily available in a wide variety of foods, including but not limited to fish and shellfish, poultry, dairy, leafy greens, cereals and beans. In other words, EAT!

C

What isn’t Vitamin C good for? This revered immune booster is also an essential catalyst to grow new hair and strengthen the brittle fibers on your head. Many shampoos are adding C as a result now, and dietary sources include the citrus family and brightly colored fruits like papayas and watermelons, as well as cranberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

D

The most readily available vitamin on the planet thanks to your body’s ability to synthesize it from sunlight, Vitamin D encourages healthy follicles, the roots of hair, so get outside for a few minutes on a regular basis and you should be fine. Dietary sources also include fish, eggs, poultry, meat and beans.

E

Vitamin E reduces inflammation, encourages healthy skin growth and repairs damaged follicles below the surface. Best found in foods such as dark leafy greens, seeds, nuts, and vegetable oils.

Many shampoo brands now add some of these vitamins into their products, so check the labels and replenish your stores from the inside and outside for a natural, healthy looking shine to your hair.

Iron and Zinc

True, Iron and Zinc are minerals, not vitamins, but since they’re both crucial to healthy hair and skin, we though to include them as well.

Iron is essential for the transport of oxygen to your cells, including your hair follicles. No oxygen equals no growth. Tt is found abundantly in red meat, fish, poultry, spinach, beans and cereals.

Zinc is crucial to growing healthy skin, hair and nails as it contributes to proper cell growth and division. Food sources of zinc include seafood (fish and shellfish), meat, chocolate, nuts and seeds.