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First things first - Tim totally got my hair. He found out everything about my haircare regime then effortlessly cut perfect layers to restore it from a crisp, overgrown bird's nest in to a swishy, bouncy mane. He has sourced a specialist range of organic, ethical products which certainly did the trick for my hair. A few weeks in and even with my much less expert blow drying the cut is still looking great. The best I've had in a very long time. So what about the experience? Well it all feels very bespoke and personal. From the time you enter down a little alley off Clerkenwell Road through the unpretentious but atmospheric little pub downstairs you know this is nothing like a high street hairdressing salon. The space has an individual style with its classic, old school barber chairs and eclectic retro design details. I loved it and will be going back.
This clinic is a very special place, a true gem you perhaps wouldn't expect to find in the unlikely setting just a stone's throw from Finsbury Park station. Once inside away from the street and up the stairs you will find yourself in a serene, clean, light filled and simply furnished space. The clinic is run by two brothers - Faisal and Awais - and the therapies they offer which include training in Tai Chi and Qi Gong are all based on an integrated holistic philosophy.
Faisal is a calm, sensitive and thoughtful therapist. Before starting we had a short chat and he took some notes about my lifestyle, health etc. None of this time was deducted from the treatment and at no point did I feel time pressured. My facial rejuvenation treatment started with my hands. Yes my hands. But you know what it totally makes sense because the tensions and strains which weigh down the expressions on your face do not stop at the chin. By the time Faisal had worked his way up my arms I was already feeling more buoyant, my shoulders and neck were relaxed. I can see how this then added to the effectiveness of the facial work. He used a light oil and more pressure than a normal beauty facial. This was appropriate for me and Faisal adapts the technique on an individual basis. Afterwards I felt that my features had been lifted because the tension had been erased and my skin since has felt plumped up and my complexion glowing. I know you always feel better after a beauty treatment but I really feel this had a profound effect and in future this is the only kind of facial I will be having.
Booking was totally hassle free and I was able to get an evening appointment that was super convenient for me without any trouble.
It was easy to book at a convenient time and even though I was 20 minutes late the salon took it in its stride. My hairdresser was lovely and we had a proper discussion about what would be best for me. He gave me a great cut and made sure that even though I was late I left on time for an event I was going to feeling and looking great. Highly recommended!
This salon is in a great location just off Regent's Street. It has a fashionable, contemporary and spacious feel. My hair is not too difficult or demanding but the hairdresser listened to what I wanted and gave me a great cut. The redken treatment involved a masque which had to be left on while sitting under lights. My hair hair felt conditioned afterwards but to be honest I wouldn't say it felt vastly better and I don't think it is something I would be prepared to pay extra for. All in all I found it professional in all respects and would be happy to go back.