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.
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…
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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