8 Of London's Cutest Hairdressers

For some, a trip to the hairdressers is about as fun as an appointment with your dentist; looking at yourself in a mirror for four hours, seeing what you look like with your hair slicked back and inevitably chewing the fat about what holiday you've got booked or how much of a bastard your landlord is. Folks, it just doesn't have to be like that. In fact, getting a trim can be a downright heavenly experience – if you choose the right place.

We've collated eight of our favourite hair salons in London that will have you booking your next appointment before your blow dry is finished. From A-list celebrity favourites, to Refinery29 staffer's choice spots, here are the hair salons that are a cut above the rest (...#SorryNotSorry).

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New kid on the block Bebop London is a gender-neutral salon opened in December 2017 by super stylists Pont Smith and Chloé Hervé. Previously at Myla & Davis and Bluetit, the duo opened their doors as a new boutique hair hangout with a focus on fashion and music hair culture. They're the first salon to bring LA brand R+Co to the UK, the #aesthetic products are proudly cruelty free, sustainable and made without sulphates and parabens. With sweet tunes and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand, this is the place to get your locks looked after in 2018.

6 Hornsey Street, London, N7 8GR
Tube: Holloway Road
Photo: Myla & Davis
Myla & Davis

If you don't follow Myla & Davis on Instagram, what the heck are you doing with your time? Even if you think you're not into following an account dedicated to follicles, you'll be screenshotting your wee heart out. Fashion writer and podcaster Pandora Sykes is a fan, as is TV presenter Laura Whitmore. It's ideal for anyone after fresh-as-a-daisy natural locks.

Salons in East Dulwich, Brixton and Herne Hill
Photo: Not Another Salon
Not Another Salon

Smack bang right in the middle of East London's Brick Lane, this relatively new salon is fast getting a reputation for the best ultra-bright colours in London. Not one for the faint-hearted, the salon is as Instagrammable as its yellow-haired owner, Sophia Hilton, whose trademark is serious colour transformations (pinks to blues, reds to purples) with seamless skill. You can also treat yourself to some mega cute nail art while having your hair did.

188 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA
Photo: @bleachlondon

Bleach - East London's cult cutters who defined generation Y's dip-dyed tresses. Founder Alex Brownshell's motto is 'life's a bleach and then you dye' and the salons have a similarly anarchic and cheeky feel to them. They opened their third London salon on Berwick Street in Soho last year, with Interiors by set designer David White the new salon is an open space with splashes of colour where London's club babies come to get their garnets spruced- not before capturing an obligatory #BleachSinkSelfie. Being on the cutting edge of colour trends they've even launched their own bold bright make-up range.

Salons in Soho, Dalston and Brixton
Blue Tit

Blue Tit is a low-key salon with a solid-reputation. You'd wouldn't be alone in mistaking the salon for a chintzy antique shop and it's quirky interiors are what the brand is known for. Think vintage leather boxes, floral wallpapers and battered leather couches and you're getting there. The homely feel is entirely mirrored by the friendly as anything staff that have got clients returning again and again. Head here to try out innovative new repairing product Olaplex, that we can't live without. There's eight locations to choose from across London, we love the Brooklyn loft feel of the new Crouch Hill salon.

Salons in Clapton, Dalston, Stratford, Crouch Hill, Brockley, Streatham, Peckham and Brixton
Blue Tit
Photo: Taylor Taylor
Taylor Taylor

Tucked away on Commercial street (with numerous other branches now firmly under the tool-belt) this gem of a salon has gained a reputation as a Fashion Editor go-to. The exterior is somewhat discreet but inside you're greeted by a chandelier that would make Elton John blush and more velvet upholstery than Lawrence Loewllyn Bowen could fathom.

Salons in Shoreditch, Portobello and Liberty London
Taylor Taylor

Beloved hair salon group Hari's, a London icon since 1976, has recently renewed it's flagship salon and gone green - inside and out. Not only have they turned their walls into a living garden, you can also book in at their organic colour counter, which uses 100% natural ingredients like indigo and hibiscus. Alternatively if your hair is need of a little TLC then indulge in a mineral mask or gentle wash at the herb bar, which specialises in all-natural, non toxic herbal treatments. Kind to your hair, and even kinder to the planet.

88 Fulham Rd, Kensington, London SW3 6HR
Glasshouse Salon

Always ahead of the pack when it comes to haircare, Glasshouse Salon founder Olivia Crighton set up her salon in 2013 to be more than just cruelty-free. None of their products are tested on animals, and all their dyes are organic and sourced in the UK to be the cleanest and greenest possible. If you're feeling inspired and want to take this commitment to kindness beyond your hair, then you're in luck. Glasshouse Salon has recently launched a makeup bag overhaul service, where in-house experts will give you personalised advice on how to rejuvenate your everyday routine with cult, eco-friendly beauty brands. Also, did we mention it's adorable? That's pretty important too.

Netil House, 1 Westgate St, London E8 3RL
Glasshouse Salon
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