Flaxon Ptootch is not your ordinary hair salon.
Squeezed between Nando's and the Rio's Naturist spa on Kentish Town Road, this place tries to mix art, music, booze and haircuts and gets it right pretty much every time.
The salon is acerbic white, with big comfortable chairs and a great lighting scheme. Even better though is the fully stocked bar out back and kicking sound system that comes into its own in the evenings.
Stylist and owner Michael takes control with the scissors, the decks and also the cocktail shaker as he runs a joint that is a hip salon during the day, bar and music venue at night, and art gallery when he feels like it.
Admittedly, I haven't yet had a haircut from him yet, but if his hairdressing is as good as the parties he throws, then i'll definitely go. I actually went to one of Flaxon's private views, which is about as far off a stuffy Mayfair do, and more of a good excuse to have a great party. Showcasing a selection of upcoming London artists, the selection of work exhibited was contemporary and innovative, and fitted into the decor perfectly.
Flaxon will also give you a 2 for 1 haircut (a haircut is about £40 depending on what you have done) if you introduce a mate of yours to their establishment. So, the next place I go to get my hair cut will be here, with a friend - although I probably won't go next door for a massage afterwards.
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