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3.9

22 reviews

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281 Hair and Beauty
281 Hair and Beauty
281,
Finchley road, nw3 6nd
United Kingdom

Hair Salon

281 Hair and Beauty
281,
Finchley road, nw3 6nd
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thur - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Accepts online bookings

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  • Accepts eVouchers

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281 Hair and Beauty

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3.9

Venue rating

Based on 22 reviews

5 stars 8
4 stars 9
3 stars 4
2 stars 0
1 star 1
  • Ambience
  • Cleanliness
  • Staff
  • Value
  • Hair
  • Balayage (1)
  • Blow Dry (2)
  • Brazilian Blow Dry Keratin (1)
  • Hair Colouring and Highlights (5)
  • Haircuts and Hairdressing (3)
  • Nails
  • Two Week Manicure (1)
  • Two Week Pedicure (1)
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Verified review Visited August 2016
Posted 1 month ago
I had a Balayage and have awarded it 3 stars.

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Verified review Visited May 2016
Posted 2 months ago
An overall great experience: I visited 281 today to get Balayage which was not easy given my hair had lots of blonde highlights in it. I am naturally quite a determined/stubborn person and had my mind set on changing my hair colour to a much darker shade which wouldn't have suited me. Krasi and his team took the time to really assess my hair and colouring, and took the time to think about the style of Balayage that would best suit me. They were patient, polite and professional throughout and for me, the best part was the fact that when I left, Krasi genuinely seemed chuffed with how my hair had turned out when he could see how pleased I was.

I will definitely be returning. I have visited a lot of different hairdressers and this team really seem to know what they are doing. In addition to this the prices are very reasonable given its London location and I love the fact that Krasi has great taste in music which makes the environment very enjoyable.

Thank you :)

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Verified review Visited June 2016
Posted 2 months ago
The worst hair experience of my life! First of all, they re-scheduled my appointment for an hour earlier then left me sitting there for 40 minutes. There were screaming children all over the salon and they were blasting out rock music, turning it up so loud my head began to ache. I had brought photographs with me of how I wanted the balyage to be, subtle highlights. The stylist said it would be difficult to do blonde on my hair (I've had blonde highlights before with no problem) but suggested some natural copper tones like the sun had made them, I agreed. What I ended up with was 3/4 of the back of my head being dyed bright orange like Chucky the clown with a few strands of orange in the front. I asked for layers in my hair to make it look thicker and he thinned my hair completely out with sharp spindly strands at the front. When I called the next morning to say how unhappy I was they invited me to come back. They refused to accept there was anything wrong with my bright orange hair and when I showed the owner my picture, he said that was not balayage but highlights. I said but it is nothing like I asked for in my picture. They then continued to talk over me in their language, which was incredibly rude! The put a darker toner over the colour which has washed out after two weeks. I received a refund for the balayage but my hair has been permanently damaged and I now have to dye over the bright orange every month. I was fooled by the reviews but as every customer who came into the salon seemed to be their friends, I would urge you not to believe them. Do not end up like I have with my hair completely ruined!

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Verified review Visited June 2016
Posted 2 months ago
They burnt my hair. I need a haircut now because my ends are completely fried. This is my 4th Keratin treatment but first here and I've never had this issue before.

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Verified review Visited May 2016
Posted 3 months ago
Loved the personal touch, friendliness and professionalism! Don't be fooled by their small venue, they have big talent in there.

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Verified review Visited May 2016
Posted 4 months ago
An interesting experience.

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Verified review Visited April 2016
Posted 4 months ago
I had a great experience at 281 hair and beauty. The only reason I marked the balayage 4* is because I actually didn't end up having balayage as my hair had already been coloured using foils and balayage on top would have given a streaky effect unlike balayage. Krasi and his team advised me to have foils done again but in a way that I would still get the balayage effect even though it was more work for him. Everyone at the salon was really lovely and full of advice to share. Everything you want from a hair stylist. I am going back for more colour and even taking a friend with me. Can't recommend this place enough!!

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Verified review Visited March 2016
Posted 5 months ago
I went to the salon based on the reviews I had read on this website and I was not disappointed. It was probably the best haircut that I have ever had. I was treated very warmly and was introduced to my hairdresser Krasi. Krasi took the time to look and feel my hair and work out the best approach. Sensing I was a little bit nervous (I also am when I go to a new hairdressers), Krasi explained that he would keep the shape, put in some long layers and a few shorter ones around my face, just what I wanted. The blow dry I got afterwards was awesome and almost lasted a whole week. I got lots of compliments after my visit to the salon and I will be coming back and recommending 281 Hair & Beauty to all my friends.

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Verified review Visited March 2016
Posted 6 months ago
A hole in the wall but that means good value for money.

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Verified review Visited March 2016
Posted 6 months ago
I had a half-head of highlights and am very happy with the results. Atmosphere was nice, enjoyed the music, coffee, chocolates, and selection of magazines

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Verified review Visited February 2016
Posted 7 months ago
Great Keratine treatment.

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Verified review Visited December 2015
Posted 9 months ago
A small, discreet hair and beauty salon tucked away and a little hard to find. However, such great service! The owner will personally ask you what you would like, and sit with you and give you honest recommendations based on you and not the products he wants to sell. He is soft spoken, respectful and great at his job. I have very heavily processed hair with a permanent straightening, so getting a balayage carried a small risk. He explained to me what he was going to do in order to make sure my hair came out looking great, by checking it every 5 minutes. And lo and behold, I´m extremely happy with the results and will be returning! I´m even writing a review on my blog inthenameoftravel.com since I think they deserve a lot more recognition.

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Verified review Visited October 2015
Posted 10 months ago
Overall I was happy with the colour application and the staff were friendly and efficient.

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Verified review Visited October 2015
Posted 11 months ago
My first time on this salon. I am very pleased with the result of my hair color. I will go back!

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Verified review Visited October 2015
Posted 11 months ago
I had a really nice and quick blowdry. Had been to the salon before by never for this treatment.
The staff is always very friendly and helpful

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Verified review Visited September 2015
Posted 11 months ago
I had Balayage done, it was exactly what I wanted, the colour came out great. The procedure was done very efficiently and I was out in no time which is a nice change compared to other times that I have had my hair coloured! The price is also very affordable, I will definitely be returning.

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Verified review Visited September 2015
Posted 1 year ago
I couldn't have done what I wanted but she was full of great advice and gave me a haircut instead

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Verified review Visited September 2015
Posted 1 year ago
Very friendly staff, great haircut listened well to what I wanted but also offered suggestions to improve and suit me.

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Verified review Visited August 2015
Posted 1 year ago
I had a Two Week Manicure, Two Week Pedicure and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited June 2015
Posted 1 year ago
I had a Blow Dry and have awarded it 4 stars.

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