Hair hipsters will just adore Taylor Taylor – a trendy boutique hair salon situated in London’s Shoreditch that serves up not only cutting edge (but completely wearable) cuts and colour to individually suit its clientele, but some smashing cocktails too.
As I walked in to the east London branch near Spitalfields (they also have salons located in The City, Notting Hill and, rather impressively, in The Maldives within the One&Only Reethi Rah resort) I was immediately drawn in by the décor of the boutique hair haven: hand-painted murals juxtaposed against avant-garde wallpaper and mother of pearl walls combined with extravagantly styled gold leather chairs, exposed brickwork and of course, a brass topped cocktail bar that takes centre stage.
Making headway down to my styling seat, I was greeted by my hairdresser, Nicole, who efficiently got straight to work on tending to my tresses and invited me to taste a complimentary tipple from the bar. Whilst sipping on my drink, I listened to a relaxing chill-out track that played on in the background. Once my hair had been given a thorough wash and condition down in the decadently gold themed room at the salon’s basement level, I was seated back upstairs in front of a beautiful, ornate mirror that pretty much flooded the wall area from floor to ceiling.
It was then time for Nicole to work her hair artistry during which she introduced me to Davines – an ethical hair care brand that has a wondrous scent and leaves your hair looking and feeling divine. She massaged a few drops of the Absolute Beautifying Potion oil and the All In One Milk Multi Benefit Treatment from the range to hydrate and nourish my hair when it was still wet and proceeded with several skilful snips focusing on my tired ends before applying a pump of Sebastian Whipped Crème light conditioning style whip to deliver a very decent blow dry that lasted for days.
It’s clear to see why Taylor Taylor is an award-winning salon with international artists styling not only its clients but also celebrities and models alike. The striking setting alone makes for a superior styling experience.
By Reena Patel
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