Getting the chop at Live True London

Some of the best things can be found in London’s railway arches. From brunches to bars, I love the way the city’s entrepreneurs are making the most of these disused spaces. I mean, sure, you get the rattle of the trains overhead occasionally – but when what’s inside that curved roof makes up for it, you don’t mind so much.

Having not been to the hairdressers in way longer than I should have done, I booked in an after work appointment at Live True London. There are a total of seven Live True London hair salons across the city – and I headed for Clapham, conveniently located just a couple of stops on the bus away from my office.

Live True London are all about authenticity, and offering services that make you feel 100% ‘you’. Having been to some awful salons where the hairdresser is determined to do exactly what THEY want to do and not taking your views into account (no, I don’t want my hair to look like I’m the new goth on Real Housewives), the fact that I was headed somewhere that I’d be listened to was a comforting message.

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The Live True London Clapham hair salon definitely makes the most of the railway arch setting, with a white, arching roof that creates an airy, spacious feel. The white walls are decorated with pops of colour, sleek grey chairs and a large table for a waiting area. The whole salon definitely has a hip, young vibe. Which fits with what I’d like to think I am, at least…

I was welcomed to the salon with a coffee. COFFEE AT 6PM, I KNOW. Black, no sugar. I definitely judge salons a bit on the quality of their complimentary beverages, and I’m pleased to say this was a good coffee. None of that instant rubbish here.

Barely having sat down a minute to wait, my stylist Szindy appeared with the most awesome bright blue hair. The perfect consultation, she listened to what I wanted and gave her own ideas when I wasn’t sure, and I definitely felt like I was in safe hands.

My hair was thoroughly washed with a REALLY nice smelling shampoo, and the cutting commenced. I have a LOT of thick hair, and by the end of the appointment, there was quiiiite a lot of it on the floor.

Time for a before and after? Yeah, I think so…

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Ta-dah! I absolutely love my new cut – my hair looks so much healthier (especially now I’ve given it a fresh coat of pink dye) and feels lighter. I basically walked to the station swooshing it about like I was parading down the catwalk and probably getting quite a few weird looks on the way. Sorry your hair’s not this fabulous, onlookers.

I’d definitely recommend Live True. For a start, I really felt like it was a collaborative effort. I mean, not in the sense of the actual work, obviously – but the combination of knowing what I like with Szyndi’s expertise resulted in the perfect cut that made me feel a whole lotta ME.

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  • Frankie |

    It’s been waaay too long since I’ve been to a hairdresser. I’ve given up on all things hair for a couple of years just to… grow it I suppose. But now I’m considering going back to the chair I’m freaking out coz I have no idea what I want.

    You, though, you look absolutely babe-ing xx

  • What a gorgeous looking hairdressers, I love the interior! Loving the shorter do’ as well girl!

  • Joanna

    What fab looking interior. I’ve not been to a hair dressers in awhile so could do with a change. Your hair looks fab by the way.

  • Ooh I love the new, shorter look! Your hair colour is gorgeous too 🙂

  • missingsleep

    I absolutely love the colour, my hair is so boring in comparison, looks like a fab hairdressers x

  • Amy Deverson

    I love the length! It looks so bouncy and luscious. Loving the colour too x

  • Ooooh wow, the place looks absolutely amazing. It’s been a while since I went to a London Salon and loving the chop you got.

  • I love how cities utilise all the space they can like under the railway lines like this. Looks like a great place!

  • KGR

    I am loving the high ceilings with the arches. It looks so cool and funky. You hair looks amazing with that colour x

  • Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Ooh I love the look of this place! Your hair looks fantastic and such a nice cut 🙂

  • looks absolutely lovely nothing better than getting a nice fresh cut and love the colour

  • Lauretta

    You look fab! Your hair really looks healthier. The place looks pretty too.

  • Wow, your before and after is just stunning! I love the interior of that salon too. We are forever visiting new (to us) salons as my OH is a hairdresser and loves other people’s style.

  • Your hair is amazing! If mine looked like that I’d be swooshing it about every day 😀

  • Amy

    That roof is impressive! And your hair looks gorgeous, I love the colour and the cut really suits you!

  • What a gorgeous salon and your haircut looks amazing!