Boutique hairdresser and beauty salon Taylor Taylor London is one of the most stylish places to be pampered in the city. Situated in the heart of Spitalfields, one of the capital’s most eclectic shopping destinations, the salon is as famous for its Parisian-style décor and cocktail bar as for its award-winning stylists.
The boutique salon opened in 2003 on Cheshire Street and was immediately praised for its intimate atmosphere and private garden, where customers can have an outdoor haircut on sunnier days. The flagship salon on Commercial Street features a mix of original antiques and modern pieces. Huge custom-made chandeliers from Turkey and Italy are clearly visible from the street through the salon’s large windows and, together with the gently lit underground washroom with floor-to-ceiling gold tiles, create a very individual and special atmosphere.
‘We wanted people to look forward to a visit to the hairdresser and feel as though they had discovered a magical place of their own,’ says Sarah Brass, one of the salon’s owners along with founder Bradley Taylor.
Regularly voted London’s best hair salon, Taylor Taylor London encourages its stylists to work in their own way while delivering the salon’s exceptional service. Many of the team also work in the music, fashion and advertising industries, so are always on top of the latest looks in hair and beauty.
‘We have an amazing mix of incredible stylists in a glamorous but completely relaxed environment. We’re often called the “members club of hairdressing” but without the stuffiness. Many people dread a trip to the hairdresser, so we try to make it as welcoming as possible,’ Brass adds. ‘Service is the most important thing to us, but don’t expect us to be formal; have a free cocktail at the bar while you are waiting (or a cup of tea and a cupcake on Sundays), talk music and fashion with the stylists, spot a celebrity or two, have a luxury manicure ... perfect.’
Taylor Taylor London (flagship), 137 Commercial Street, London E1 6BJ, +44 (0)20 7377 2737
Taylor Taylor London (boutique), 12 Cheshire Street, London E2 6EH, +44 (0)20 7033 0330