About Time You Visited: Ena Salon, Covent GardenBy Alicia Grimshaw
We always start the new year with a need for change; a desire to change our bodies, overhaul our lifestyle, or make a change to our appearance. We always want to change something. Us ladies never seem happy with ourselves. While I don’t believe in new year diets (let’s be real here – we’re now in February, and the chances of me trying to start any 2017 diet has well and truly failed), there is one thing I can get on board with, and that’s with a new year, lets-chop-all-my-locks-off and ditch the barnet type change.
But where do you go when you want this sort of image overhaul? You certainly aren’t going to pop down to your local Supercuts (sorry, not sorry). You need to go somewhere with style and flair. Somewhere that has pizzaz coarsing through its veins. And I have a great tip that will help with just that. Log on to Book Your Lifestyle, a sassy new website that helps you find the right salon for your chosen treatment. These beauty warriors helped with my hair conundrum, and I have no doubt that they can help with yours.
You need a place which can turn your sad locks into a luscious barnet. The place where their beverage selection is ludicrously good. A place where the staff are friendly, and have an eye for what works. I’m talking about Ena Salon, the uber sleek hairdressers in Covent Garden. I paid these guys and gals a visit recently, and they worked wonders on my mop. Here’s what you need to know:
Ena Salon: The 411
Ena Salon is achingly trendy. Not that try hard trendy that so many hairdressers seem to emulate. Ena Salon is housed in a sprawling Georgian townhouse in the heart of Covent Garden. They’ve ditched the popular clinical hairdresser decor (stark bulbs around a mirror is not the most flattering of looks) for furnishings far more homley. Think period fireplaces, exposed wooden floors and chic lighting. Great care and attention to detail has been channelled into decking out the salon. And if I’m really honest, you’ll forget you’re in a salon at all.
The furniture was sourced from Normandy, lamp shades from Finland, lights from Belgium and work stations with a previous life as a scaffolding boards. Ena Salon is positively bursting with personality. They’ve got bucket loads of it. A kind of, sustainable luxury feel, if there was ever such a term. But look, you didn’t come to here to drool over the interiors (I know it’s kinda hard not to), you came here to get a trim, an overhaul, or the Rachel bob circa 1995. Ok, maybe don’t come for the last hair style.
Ena Salon: The Services
Right, if you’re itching to get a cut book yourself in with Gianna Poullou. This gal is an absolute scissor wizard, and has numerous hairdressing qualifications under her belt. You know you’re going come out looking fresh when Gianna is working her miracles.
I also applaud the honesty that the staff have here – they’ll tell you what will look good and suit your face. They’re a great bunch, from the stylists to the colour technicians and the amazing guys who wash your hair – this place feels like you’re chatting among friends.
Colour is also a real focus at Ena Salon; from balayage and ombré to a creative colour change and everything in between – the colour team are on hand to give your hair a lift. They also offer express hair treaments for when you’re in a hurry, and just want a quick boost for easy beautiful hair. If you’re going for a colour, Harriet Blackburn is a genius. I’m telling you; Harriet turned my lifeless do into sun kissed locks. I shouldn’t pick favourites, they’re all amazing. But Harriet is fantastic.
All of the products Ena Salon use are free from chemicals, and all the toxic nonsense. So you’re safe in the knowledge that you’ll come out with hair that’s healthier, and far more happier.
Ena Salon: The Verdict
The service cannot be beaten at Ena Salon; I love how the staff all have their own specialities, and my cut and colour was world class. The service is genuine, attentive and honest – and you feel you’re in very safe hands. Totally worth your time and money.