After being let down by my normal beauty salon Jannat Spa who closed early after I had made an appointment for eye brow threading before an impending date, I rushed into Hobs Salon having seen eyebrow threading advertised on their window. A lovely Irish lady said they could fit me in, they were really friendly and I felt bad for asking how long they would be, I was a little agitated due to the situation but the Salon were really accommodating. The lady who did my brows was amazing. She was friendly, quick, polite and even though I have a voucher for Jannat, I will be not be using the remainder of it. The therapist, knowing I was in a rush for a date shaped my brows and used a small amount of dye to show me the effect of HD brows so I can try that next time. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a good, experienced therapist in central London!
I may had too high expectations with this salon, based on the high price and the amazing reviews. I feel a bit guilty giving it only three stars, as the hairdresser herself was lovely and nice, BUT I don't think I will be back. Lets make a list:
- great staff with lots of smiles all around
- nice consultation with the hairdresser before the cut
- head massage
- she still cut my hair way too short, even though I mentioned it was cut too short before (maybe its the curl ... it looks longer when the hair is still wet)
- an hour for a short haircut seemed very long, especially without the blow dry
- awkward discussion when paying. I had called up beforehand to confirm the 50% discount, but they only wanted to give 15% (made a bit of a fuss and got 50%)
I think it was the discussion about the discount, which made the whole thing a bit awkward. I had called up before to confirm, as it seemed a deal too good to be true. it felt like they count on people not arguing when they get "only" 15%. Or maybe I'm just being cynical and the receptionist could not understand my accent very well.
I just got my hair done here and they did amazing job. I got my hair cut and colored, I was unhappy with my hair that I got done at another salon, so my gf told me to try out this place and they did wonders. My hair was blond but I felt like my hair was going a little bit orangy so I wanted to go a little bit darker. They made my hair a very nice light brown color with some blond. The staff was very nice and courteous and I would recommend for you to go there. On Mondays they all so have 50% off and I think for first time customers they give 50% off too for color.
HOB Marylebone is an elite salon. I'm male, 50, and extremely picky about my short hair, in terms of attention to detail hair-by-hair, and color. I can say Grant is the best stylist and Kingsley the best colorist (using a comb for subtlety) I've ever had, and I've spent years in elite salons in New York (my primary home) and London (my secondary residence). As a first-time customer, ask for a routine 50% discount.
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