Getting your hair cut in London can be expensive, especially if you are new to the city. Here are some tips to help you stay looking your best without breaking the bank while you are in the UK…
If you have no money, but plenty of free time, the best way to a new style is to become a hairdresser’s model. This is especially good if you’re open minded and willing to experiment. But, be warned, it can take hours! Many of the bigger salons, such as Toni and Guy and Vidal Sassoon, have training academies, and Gumtree regularly lists ads from salons looking for models.
Here are some places to go for an affordable cut in the capital:
Vidal Sassoon Academy
If you’re aged between 18 and 50, a trainee stylist will give you a wash, cut and blow-dry for just £12. All students are supervised by an instructor, but appointments can take up to 3 hours for a cut and 5 for a colour. To book, call 020 7580 3323 www.sassoon.com
Alan D School of Hairdressing
You can get a FREE haircut at this training school close to UIC. Again, students are supervised. Appointments are Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm, call 020-7580 3323 for details. www.aland.co.uk
This Old Street hair and beauty salon offers 25% off a cut and blow dry on Wednesdays, 25% off highlights on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 20% off for students all week long. You’ll also find a load of beauty offers on the website. www.3thirty.co.uk
This salon, specialising in colour and cutting-edge styles, gives first-time customers 50% off. Again it’s very close to UIC. The offer’s only available Monday to Thursday between 10am and 4pm. Print off the voucher on the website and take it with you. www.colournation.com
Hair by Fairy
A trendy salon in Covent Garden: a shampoo and cut starts at just £13. You’ll pay an extra £15 for the blow-dry though! But it’s good for an affordable, stylish cut. www.hairbyfairy.co.uk
Rush chain has nearly 60 salons across London and the south. First-time customers can receive a bargain 50% off cut-and-colour services. www.rush.co.uk
Come and show us your new style in UIC Reception!!