Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Not Another Salon

Happy 2016 Fashion Slanters! I hope you had a lovely break and that getting back into the swing of things is not proving too taxing. I thought I'd welcome the New Year with a post about a new discovery. 

Every time I walk down Brick Lane I notice something different. There’s an unanticipated sample sale (dangerous), an untapped vintage store, a fun pop-up or, most recently, a shiny new salon.

But this was ‘Not Another Salon’ – A Pinterester’s dream, an Instagrammer’s fantasy and a colour-lover’s long-awaited blog post.

The second you walk through the door, you feel like you've been whisked into the future – strong lines, bright shades and funky decoration took my breath away. So cool it was, that it might have felt intimidating, but the girls in the salon were so lovely and welcoming that they offered to take me on a tour. I will try and give you the same treat, statically. Let’s go:

The Entrance

The graphic flooring, the colour pops, the cages! Arghhh! 

The shopping cage

Hmm, what shall I buy from the shopping cage? How about EVERYTHING?

The hair washing area

A minimalist moment with a neon sign and a head massage. Is there any other way to go? 

The logo wall


The mani station 

A rainbow of beautiful colours. Which colour do you want to go for? I HAVE NO IDEA.

One of these designs on each nail please. Let's begin with Zippy. 

Or maybe glitter Shellac that looks like the film Frozen trapped in a polish...

Now let's go downstairs. 

What's that? Oh, only a secret room which is like a timewarp. Doesn't every salon have one of these? No?

With some creepy Dorothy legs and trippy wallpaper. Just because. 

And Pinterest goes wild. 

We've now left the secret room (which was on our left behind that shelf) so let's explore the rest of downstairs. 

There are some sexy mirrors, found in a little boutique from the actual future. 


Let's not forget what these guys actually do, which is amazing hair which has the power to turn heads - even in London's coolest area. 

The hair you always wanted is sitting on another woman's head. 

Or maybe this mousy/blue creation is more your style? 

If you've always been totally jel of My Little Pony's tresses then make them YOURS.

Remember the colour wheel from Art? Of course it's here - where else would it be? 

Don't forget to book your appointment on the way out - if your New Year's resolution is to 'be more adventurous with hair' then you are in the best possible place. 

020 7033 3920
188 Brick Lane E16SA

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