Finding a good hairdresser sometimes feels like searching for a needle in a haystack. Though this particular hairdressers I am going to highlight today is not in East Sheen, it is however close by in Barnes and yes I am biast and just had to write a piece on this wonderful service provided by Andrew Stephen Hairdressing.
I have known Andrew, one of the partners, for literally years, when I was single and I have been married at least 10 years. I met him when he worked at Anita Lawrence’s salon in Fulham. Once tried I never went back, well I lie, I had maybe two dalliances elsewhere only due to reasons such as being at the other end of the country.
Andrew is simply charming and talented, I have had the joy of watching him moving on from Fulham and starting up his own business with Stephen Ridal.
The salon is sparkling clean, modern yet warm as is the atmosphere. One of the drawing factors for me, is it isn’t hectic, the noise level is low but not too quiet. All staff have always shown a generous dose of friendly professionalism.
There are four main ranges of products being Davines, L’Oreal, Kerastasé and Nioxin for hair loss. Kerastasé I have used for years and cannot fault it. Davines I am trying right now, it is an organically produced product in recyclable material and a tad cheaper than Kerastasé, the jury is out for me whether better, but still good.
They also use two colour ranges. I myself have experienced cutting and colouring from Andrew, both fantastic. I appreciate a hairdresser who gets to know me, as in my wishes and desires for my crowning glory, gently advises where necessary but never pushes his ideas on to me.
Their treatments also include the fashionable Brazilian blow drying, a natural way to improve hair quality.
Special times are allocated for children’s haircuts and the salon is considered unisex.
There is one person I have forgotten to mention integral to the salon and that is Vito, the resident ‘look out’ for the premises who woofs away any undesirables, the name taken after the Italian Godfather. Actually I have never heard him woof. He is very friendly, his coat suffice to say the softest and if you are really lucky he will come and sit on your lap.
My photos really do not do justice, but it’s nice to get a hint of the place that hopefully if you are searching for excellent talent and friendly service you might visit:
020 8878 1313
Monday – Tuesday
9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Wednesday – Thursday
10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m
10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m
9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m
If you are really lucky, you might get one of the tempting treats on offer, I usually ferret away a bag of freebies of some kind, of course with a very much necessary purchase.
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