Easton Regal, Clerkenwell

Farringdon is an area that appeals to me more and more each time I visit. For cocktails I head to Zetter Townhouse, Foxlow is great for steak, Modern Pantry serves the perfect brunch and fashionistas flock to the McQueen sample sales which happen here twice a year. Easton Regal, the seductively stylish hairdressing salon located on the corner of St John’s Square, joins this crowd of cool venues. I went along to experience the cut, colour and treatment services.

Armed with a ‘Look Mum No Hands’ coffee, I wandered into the salon for my hair transformation. I first noticed the shelves of intriguing products and equipment, then reached the desk where the smiley staff welcomed me.

The building is grand and impressive and the waiting area is retro heaven, with glossy, luxurious leather Japanese and Italian furniture and quirky framed artefacts and pictures on the wall. Downstairs, visitors can find The Fold Showroom, a clothes brand catering for businesswomen who require smart city suits with a bit of personality.

I spent at least three hours in the Easton Regal salon and I was looked after with the utmost care from start to finish. I was entertained by endless magazines and consumed numerous cups of tea, glasses of water and delicious biscuits whilst confined to my seat.

After a brief consultation with hairdresser Hannah and colourist Jade we decided on my ‘look’ and the girls got to work. Jade began by applying dark dye to my roots to create a contrasting base then she worked methodically through my hair, picking out random strands to lighten and highlight. After a brief period letting the dye and bleach develop, I was taken over to the basin (and massaging chairs) for a rinse and treatment. The Micro Mist treatment is left on the hair for approximately fifteen minutes within a heated steam helmet! This lovely treatment adds moisture and strength to the hair and leaves the strands extra shiny and soft.

My haircut was speedy and efficient and exactly how I wanted it. I was glamorously blow-dried and ready to go. Sadly I hadn’t morphed into Alexa Chung, but my hair certainly rivals hers! I left Easton Regal head held high, with brighter locks shining in the Farringdon sun.

More information and book a hair makeover here: www.eastonregal.com