Check out our pick of the five best London salons for highlights for everything from subtle sun-kissed strands to a full style makeover
Words Catherine Hales
Nothing says change like a new hair do, and highlights are a fantastic way to refresh your locks without being too dramatic. They can also be changed more easily than a full dye job, so if you want to switch things up depending on the season, and your mood, you can. In winter, you’ll want to focus on keeping your hair nourished while opting for darker, richer tones while in summer you may want to focus on keeping frizz at bay and prefer lighter colours. But forget the at-home dye jobs – if you’re looking to refresh the colour of your locks, head to a professional salon for premium results.
Best London Salons for Highlights
Blue Tit, Brixton
This stylish salon has branches all over London and has become known for its sleek interior design and edgy haircuts. In terms of highlights, they are streets ahead. Balayage is over, try the salon’s signature treatment flamboyage instead for truly tricked out tresses this summer.
Stil, Notting Hill
Colour experts is a term often claimed by hair salons – in Stil’s case this is accurate. Described as a ‘holistic creative space’, it takes influences from owner Christel’s Scandi roots. It’s perfect for blondes looking to amp up their colour for maximum impact.
Anthony Laban Home, Wandsworth
A brilliant find for South West London locals, Anthony Laban Home is a boutique salon set in the picturesque surrounds of Bellevue Road. Their bespoke approach to colour means no more clashing shades or tiger stripes. This is due in part to their use of Tigi’s handcrafted copyright©olour collection. Come here for bespoke beauty.
Hiro Miyoshi, Mayfair
This salon’s clean-cut, Japanese inspired look alone is enough to make it a must-visit for beauty and interiors addicts: think serene white walls and glossy wooden surfaces. Hiro himself is a master of subtle colour so if you’re looking for a totally natural, nuanced look, you’ve found the right place.
Taylor Taylor, Shoreditch
Taylor Taylor’s spot in this round-up should come as no surprise to any salon savvy Londoners. It has topped best hairdressers lists for several years now, and it’s easy to see why. The interior of their Commercial Street branch is loud and unashamedly kitsch with velvet sofas and ornate birdcages galore. If you’re looking for something other than a few honey tones this is the place to go for statement shades.
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