Metamorphosis is an independent salon located at the very centre of Battersea Square. The community around the square is fantastic and is a very popular place to eat, drink or meet friends, with a variety of bars and restaurants just next door. The whole square has a very friendly atmosphere, just as you'd expect in South London.
About Antonio De Rose:
I am an independent experienced senior stylist and have been in the hair business for over 23 years. I started hairdressing after spending several years studying medicine at Università di Roma (Rome University in Italy), where I am from. As much as I loved science and medicine, I decided to learn hairdressing and styling skills to become independent from my family, initially just as a hobby, but soon found myself fully qualified and learning at the very best hair salon in Rome, under the legendary Franco Scarpa, Artistic Director of Vidal Sassoon 1975/76.
In 1984, Franco suggested that I come to London, the fashion capital of the hair industry, and soon I was attending courses with Vidal Sassoon, so much so that I decided London was my home! Today, London is still the capital of the hair trends and fashion world, and long may it continue. From 1986 to 1992, I worked for Cristopha, Crimpers and Alan International, but in 1992 decided to go solo, opening Metamorphosis in Battersea Square.
I love shaping hair, especially restyling, and complementing hairstyles with colour to emphasise the shapes and layers. I find the most excitement in bringing out of each client what I call the hidden look - the look just perfect for that particular client, the looks that distinguishes you from a crowd.