I love how bizarre this salon is - someone described it as a "Grease meets Star Wars kind of space" referencing its bubble-gum decor with a futuristic edge. The upstairs is all pink and white, whilst downstairs has it's own brightly coloured space-age vintage vibe.
A visit there certainly feels like a treat and not a run-of-the-mill hairdresser trip. There are computers to check your mail, tv screens and the toilet has a two-way mirror so you can see out, but others can't see in - amazing!
And the haircuts are excellent too. I'm not giving it 5 because my favourite hairdresser left and no-one would say where she went, and sadly the replacement wasn't as good (not at all bad, but the first one had been exactly what i'd been looking for and I am constantly in search of the perfect hairdresser!)
When I went there around christmas I was given mulled wine and mince pies - a lovely touch, and other times they've offered champagne.
As a point of interest Lee Stafford is a celebrity hairdresser and he's had his own tv show - the stars of which you may meet inside. He also has his own product range.
I used to come here, but that was only because of Billy and Georgia. But since they moved onto pastures new, so did I.
There are a couple of cutters in there that for how much they price, you would be better off letting a student from a Toni and Guy academy have a bash at hacking off your locks. I have also found the ways in which you are listened to regarding what you want can vary, stylist to stylist.
It was nice when my cutter and stylist were there but that for me was the only reason that I wanted to go there.
I am surprised I haven't reviewd this before actually. Great classics
The owner, Lee, is brilliant. Great fun, very flirtatious and good looking (beware though no saint, only on one's danger:).
However on top of it he is a great hairdresser, one of the very few who don't want to cut as much as possible stating 'but we will keep th elenght'. If you want to treat yourself and have hair done by Lee be ready to spend with big S. The rest of his staff is nice and good as well and works cheaper though. Lee also has a salon in BrightonI think that beauty services available in both, never tried though!!
I love Lee Stafford! The cuts are always superb, whether you're giving instructions or letting them loose on you. I've had a couple of different stylists but each time has been great.
Love this place, the staff are cool and for the more adventurous, there is a sex toys vending machine in the girls toilets!
Very swanky, very soho.
This salon is amazing! I managed to get an appointment on the afternoon on which I walked past and had impulsively decided to have my hair cut something which Toni and Guy in the same street could not offer. The staff were incredibly welcoming and friendly and my stylist was excellent. He was knowledgeable about hair and confident in the proposals he made. My hair ended up looking amazing- one of the best cuts I have had in some time. Plus all the seats are old style barber chairs which are incredibly comfortable and the choice of drinks is fantastic. They take customer service very seriously and have ana amazing special for first time customers. After your first cut, yo get a half price discount card for a friend. Once your friend has used this, they return it to you and your next cut is also half price. Definitely worth leaving your current stylist to give this place a try!
I actually went to Lee Stafford after reading reviews on this site, and have come out agreeing with everything I had read. The salon was fantastic, creatively designed. My stylist was very quiet, and so gentle that I was concerned I was not going to come out with much of a haircut. But he did a great job, and I was really pleased with the cut. He also listened to everything I asked for, (which is often a problem with hairstylists). Another great bonus are the freebee vouchers for first time customers on the website. My only gripe with the salon (and this was brought up in the reviews) was the rudeness and nonchalant attitude of the reception staff. They really seemed to feel they were above mere customers. I recommended my friend to the salon and gave her a friend-recommendation voucher. She gave all the voucher details when she made her appointment, but when she went to pay, the reception staff tried to tell her it was void, and then made a big show of being put out by having to give a discount. My friend was appalled at the service, but like me, was happy with the haircut. I will be going back, but next time if I get rude treatment from reception, I will be putting them in their place!!
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