Errol Willy is one of those really impressive salons that really looks the ticket. You just know by looking at the place that you are going to emerge looking and smelling fantastic! What I didn't realise until I visited them recently is that they have therapy rooms both upstairs and down, making this business a pretty extensive one.
Although baring the name of Errol Willy, it is actually a dual owned business, with the other partner, Sarvakis, who is featured in the pictures. Mr Sarva is quite a mild mannered but expressive man, who happily revealed a little bit of the background about the business, when we chatted on Monday last. Apparently Errol is very much into alternative therapies, and has consistently augmented the beauty therapies that have always been available since they opened, by inviting complimentary therapists to practice in the therapy rooms. Five weeks ago, an Auyurevedic therapist joined their clinic. Being from Kerala in India, she is the real deal, as this is where this form of medicine and treatment originates.
They are not the cheapest place in town, but they are one of the most extravagant. A cut and blow dry will set you back £25.00 from a fully qualified junior hair stylist, and if you have your nails done at the same time you can expect to pay more... but it's still affordable, especially in view of how good they are!
They are advertising for an apprentice to join them... this is great news for someone who probably hasn't got that many other options at the moment, with there being so few jobs open to people in their early twenties and teens... this recession has a lot to answer for!
I'm so grateful to Missypink for her review of Errol Willy Salon. I would never have thought of going there had I not read her review - I didn't even know that it existed! However, last Saturday I went along with my sister as both of us were in dire need of a good haircut and am now quite a fan of this salon.
The staff were all very friendly, I got my hair washed straight away, then a lovely cup of tea arrived by my side and in a jiffy, a senior stylist was talking to me about what I wanted. She was fab - friendly and chatty and letting me know what she was doing the whole time. She even reminded me about my cup of tea and asked if I wanted her to stop cutting for a minute so that I could have a sip! The cut and blow dry cost £35, which I consider to be very reasonable when you compare it with prices charged by comparable salons.
My sister also had a great experience and her cut with a junior stylist cost £23 ish.
We'll both be going back, for sure.
Used to go here as i found Zoe very good. However,they very soon start taking you for granted. I ended up with Zoe doing my roots ,another junior staff doing the rest of my hair while Zoe tended to another customer! This, inspite of repeated protests that i had booked for Zoe. They are a bit greedy when it comes to booking customers. Much as Zoe was good, i ended up leavng the salon as i did not think it was right that we should be charged those prices when the junior most were doing the work....
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