Imagine if you will, a salon that is decorated like an urban loft with retro 1960s touches of natural wood, glass and white leather with a dash of stainless steel. A chic mid-century modern sensibility makes the space spare yet comfortable. When you walk in the receptionists are actually friendly, offering you a glass of lemon water or green tea while you sink into the luxurious leather banquette to await your appointment. But, that’s just the beginning.
The staff has been trained by the Toni and Guy team that started in London and is a worldwide powerhouse in hair design. The stylists at ESSENSUALS LONDON are led by Jason Townsend, Salon Director. Anival Morales, Hair Colorist, Kristin Kirkland and the rest of the crew are well versed in their chosen specialties making the entire experience relaxing and effortless.
The salon has been open for just under a year, but already ‘young Hollywood’ is knocking on their doors. We get it: they’re looking for a sense of chic, top quality services and that blessed thing called “relaxation” while they are getting glam.
The haircut we received wasn’t a shock when it was done. It was a perfect re-tweak of an old cut that we had liked, once upon a time. The blow-outs are fast and efficient drawing from an array of top products that are time tested. Our blonde highlights were hand painted and came out like butter from the very painterly technique called “Baliage” which takes a true artist to pull off.
We confess we’re feeling very Red Carpet, right about now, and we know you will too.
ESSENSUALS LONDON HAIR SALON is next to FRED SEGAL near Crescent Heights and Melrose. http://www.essensualslondon.com Ask for: Jason, Salon Director