Originally a Barber shop designed and built by Percy Westwood and Joseph Emberton, it opened its doors in 1929 within the Austin Reed shop, now the Superdry flagship store – it has been lovingly restored by Tommy Guns, the salon’s original features have been blended with modern touches to create an iconic space expressing its British heritage: a stunning arena for hairdressing, keeping its original style and preserving much of the vintage equipment.
I sat in the echoey chamber and let the experts take care of me. My hair was not in the best state, in fact I was positively disgruntled with the previous colour treatment, so I was overjoyed when they offered to dye it, even though this was originally not part of the plan. The small team on hand went to every trouble to perfect my hair and ensure I walked out happy. Explaining the fragile state of my over-coloured locks, they explained the only safe option seemed to be an all over dark shade. The tone applied was rich and luscious, the lovely colourist used reds to eliminate the unattractive hints of khaki green. It worked miraculously although several layers were needed to create a consistent all over colour. I was amazed by how down to earth and yet professional the staff were at Tommy Guns, I spent a lovely afternoon chatting about all kinds of topics, while my hair was efficiently treated.
After dying, my hair was washed, towel dried and trimmed by Clive. Adamant to grow my hair, I insisted on only a tiny trim, which was completed super fast before a voluminising blowdry. I cannot thank Tommy Guns enough for rescuing and resurrecting my disaster hair and giving me a cut and colour to restore my confidence. I just hope this review raises awareness… as a trip into Regent Street’s Superdry is worth making just to discover the hair emporium, Tommy Guns located within.
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