London’s best hair salons

Words by Chanelle Ho

28 February 2023

Women at Linnaen London hair salon getting hair styled by hairdresser whilst eating plate of food

Whether you're looking for a pre-event blow-dry or a full style overhaul, these are our favourite salons across the capital.

Whether you're looking for a trim, balayage, or a pre-event blow-dry, navigating London's hair salons can be tricky. We've done the hard work for you and hand-picked five of the best hair salons to visit to heal your hair woes, all tried, tested and trimmed.

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42–44 George St, W1U 7ES

Gielly Green

For luxurious blowouts, Hollywood curls and full, luscious locks, visit Gielly Green's grand Marylebone salon. Their talented stylists have meticulous attention to detail and provide such perfect hairstyles that they're often rebooked by clients for bridal hairstyles. The best part: wherever you're based (in London and surrounding areas), Gielly Green's unique mobile service will come to you for the same five-star service and treatment – the perfect treat to suit busy schedules or a glam day with friends.

Linnaen London

This art-deco salon in Southwest London has services covering everything, from signature cuts and blow dries to colour and styling. Best of all is the Signature Detox Treatment, which is like a facial for the scalp and hair, bringing life back to dull, dry and dehydrated locks. Expect a bespoke detoxing treatment, finished with a blow dry, that protects the hair and scalp against UV rays, pollution and chemical stress, adding more shine and moisture to locks for a supermodel swish.

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Embassy Gardens, 2 New Union Square, SW11 7AX
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6 Lansdowne Mews, W11 3AN

Josh Wood Colour

Nestled in the heart of Holland Park is the colour atelier by Josh Wood (aka 'The King of Colour' and the man known for working his magic on creating the best balayage looks and transformations on A-Listers' locks). Whether you're looking to touch-up grey roots or go from brunette to bleach blonde, you're in safe hands. We love their bespoke colour consultations where, with the help of your colourist, you find the best shades, placement and tone that will complement your natural locks and features.

Hair Extensions London

Hair extensions are not what they used to be. Long associated with damaged or unnatural-looking hair, they are now most commonly used to add volume and thickness for an anti-ageing effect… They are even the secret to some of your favourite red carpet looks. For the most subtle length and volume, visit Louise Bailey, the woman behind Harrods' prestige hair extension team, at Hair Extensions London. Her unique application is designed to be undetectable and prevents damage, keeping your locks strong and healthy.

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28 Market Pl, W1W 8AW
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24 Wells St, W1T 3PH

George Northwood

The king of 'cool girl' style, George Northwood is responsible for some of our favourite It Girls' understated cuts; he has even claimed a signature style thanks to his iconic moment with model Alexa Chung, dubbed 'The Alexa.' If you're looking for effortless style, Northwood's Central London salon is the place to be. Plus, for colour that's loved by many of London's beauty editors, book in with Sally Northwood (George's sister), who's known for her magical touch with bringing life back to blondes.

Charlotte Mensah Hair Lounge

For a luxury experience in the hot seat to treat afros, curls and kinks, Charlotte Mensah's Hair Lounge, an award-winning salon in eclectic Notting Hill, will see you return again and again for bespoke care and styling. Book in for anything from a simple cut and colour or a full head of braids to a relaxing signature salt scrub treatment or weaves and extensions.

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347 Portobello Rd, W10 5SA
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62 Westbourne Grove Rd, W2 5SH


Are your strands feeling stressed? Find relief with Aveda's menu of hair spa treatments, designed to be added to your cut or blow dry. There's something for everyone: its Botanical Repair Strengthening Styling or Colour Treatment focuses on reversing damage to heat-styled or colour-treated hair, while the Nutriplenish Ultimate Hydration Treatment boosts moisture for a healthier, fuller-looking mane. If your concern is scalp sensitivity or dryness, its holistic Pramansana Purifying Scalp treatment gently detoxes the scalp.

For access to any of the above salons, please contact your lifestyle manager. To find out more about the beauty benefits Quintessentially members receive, click here to speak to one of our team.

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