SALON64 is a new innovative hair salon come coffee bar that opened up in London’s Soho, serving the area’s hippest clientele.
The salon is the creation of top London hairstylist Ricky Walters, the 26 year old has previous stints at The Corinthia & John Frieda on his CV.
Covering 2 floors and over 2000 square feet Walters worked with JaK Studio and creative partner Brash Brands to create an unprecedented beauty parlour experience in London. Taking inspiration from a traditional French salon SALON64 offers a social hub to the soho set, perfect for those on the go to meet friends, get their hair done or even just grab a coffee and charge your phone.
The sleek minimal interiors feature herringbone floors alongside a blue colour scheme with pops of raspberry, with tapestries and print adorning walls.At the front of the salon, The Stye Bar features, which welcomes guests with its jewellery box mirrors so you can freshen up before dinner or drinks while enjoying a coffee from the in house bar.
At the rear and on the basement floor features the hairdressing spaces, which features the striking fire pit, which runs alongside the centre of the designated seating unit, again with prop open stations that are reminiscent of jewellery boxes that house a mirror as well as power plugs to charge your phone, laptop or tablets while you get your treatment done.
On our Ricky and I discussed the cut I wanted making his recommendations that would set suit my hair length and texture and get got straight to work. Staff rand over the latest issues of Esquire and GQ and regular cappuccinos throughout the cut. I loved the result and my whole SALON64 experience so a visit is a must.
Men’s cuts start at £50, full info can be found on their website www.salon64.co.uk
14 Bateman St,
Nestled just of the iconic Brick Lane is Taylor Taylor’s Cheshire Street salon.
The street has become a popular destination with shoppers with plethora of hip vintage shops and trendy cafes residing there, making Taylor Taylor’s presence there ideal for a pit stop between shopping.
A few moments down Cheshire Street you are met with an unassuming store front, once inside the salon you are met with highly ornate decor – taking inspiration from 18th Century English stately homes and French palaces. Though a little on the feminine side the salon does cater well to men, providing great services and even a full size brass topped cocktail bar.
The salon itself feels very intimate with a boutique feel, staff on hand to give advice without being pushy. On my visit I was given an appointment with stylist Tom Gilling, a friendly and personable young stylist who has worked on shows for brands including Craig Green, Sibling and Katie Eary during London Collections: Men.
Together we discussed what I wanted from my visit, in my case just a trim and to neaten up my cut. After the consultation it was time to get my hair washed and conditioned which happens in a separate part of the salon, again the staff were helpful and managed to get to get the right temperature, I’ve experienced countless times were the water temperature was either boiling or ice cold so it was a nice change!
I was very happy with the results, Tom took away the bulk which was making my hair look top heavy but while keeping length which I requested, making my hair more manageable and easier to style.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and was very happy with my cut, so make sure to book an appointment next time you;re headed east.
Prices for a wash/cut and finish start at £48
12 Cheshire St,