When I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing Earth Salon in London I of course jumped at the chance. Earth salons is a major Japanese salon chain with over 200 salons in Japan. The owner of the brand is a bit of a celebrity in his native Japan and they have a large salon in world famous shopping mecca Shibuya.
I arrived at the salon on a cold Friday afternoon and was immediately greeted by a very cheerful member of staff who took my coat seated me and introduced me to a very smiley and welcoming hairdresser. We discussed what kind of style I was after and he gave me his suggestions all in a very informal and polite manner. I was thrilled to discover almost all the staff in the salon were Japanese including my hairdresser.
While he was cutting and washing my hair we discussed my love of Japanese fashion and he even introduced me to some brands i hadn’t heard of and one of the girls working there brought me a perfectly made coffee and the manager introduced herself and even brought me some Japanese fashion magazines to thumb through (WIN!!!)
The hairdresser was polite and charming and cut my hair brilliantly I was amazed at how much lighter and healthy my hair felt and it had loads of shape to it. I’ve now discovered a place where the staff are friendly, the quality of the cut was excellent and not rushed unlike some other salons I’ve visited and the conversation flowed naturally. I would highly recommend Earth salons and its obvious why its risen to become one of Japans biggest salon. The salon looks small from the outside but its actually deceptively large. On the second floor they even have an afro Caribbean hairdressing salon that provided all the services you’d expect and an in house beautician providing threading, waxing and eyelash & eyebrow tinting. For a more luxurious experience you can have your hair done in one of their VIP private rooms where you can watch DVDs while your look is transformed.
Earth salons is located at 37 Eastcastle Street, London and can be contacted on 0207 2913670 or on their website http://earthhairdressing.co.uk