I am not the review-writing sort, in fact this is my first online review, but I have just left HOB on Baker Street and I had to write something just to say how brilliant it was! I booked last minute and they did their best to squeeze me in, and even though it took til almost 9.15pm to finish my hair, everyone was amazing, and didn't seem to mind that they were staying late for me. Debbie did my highlights, she was un-faultable, and Sean offered guidance on how best to fix my hair which had been massacred by Rush over the road. Extremely happy with what they have done and already converted and booked back in for 8 weeks time. If in doubt, definitely go here.. Best salon I have been to in 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.
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 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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