If you like your visit to the salon to be more than just a haircut you really should book yourself an appointment at the newly opened Clapton branch of Blue Tit
. Exposed brick and vintage leather much for a luxurious trip, so allow yourself to be pampered by the award winning team of stylists.
Blue Tit 's first store in Dalston opened less than 12 months ago but is already a huge hit with the East London natives. With session stylists that have worked with huge magazines such as Vogue, Dazed&Confused and I-D, to name but a few, it's not hard to see how founders Andi and Perry have earned themselves fans in the shape of Franz Ferdinand and the Friendly Fires.
Guests at the grand opening of the Clapton store were treated to gastronomical delights from conceptual chef Daniel Morgan, which included crab and squid broth, smoked coconut gel, chilli vinegar and nashi pear caramel. The store itself is bright and spacious with a huge curved wooden bar at which you can perch and take in the green living wall.
Green is a bit of a theme at Blue Tit who only use natural products that are non-harmful to the environment. And it's not just the environment they give back to; as supporters of emerging artists, clients at the Clapton store may well find themselves treated to exhibitions from the likes of Lauren Baker
whose skull art has featured at the Tate Modern.
Salon prices were a pleasant surprise, verging on just the right side of expensive. Some salons can be intimidating but at Blue Tit the sumptuous settings and talented staff encourage you to make the most of your visit with fresh, fruit smoothies and a welcoming atmosphere. So make sure you check out Blue Tit before it gets booked up, it would be rude not too really.
Words by Samantha Vandersteen
21:02 - 04/11/12
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