We’re suckers for all things British–Big Ben, Prince Harry, cute accents… what’s not to love! Whether taking a few selfies with prestigious British landmarks in the background, or catching a show in Piccadilly, we feel right at home in the bustling streets of London town. And those aren’t the only reasons why–did we mention the hair scene in London is on majorly point?
Stylists there are literally changing the game as we know it, incorporating social media into the core of their haircare approach. Case in point: Larry King salon in London. His South Kensington salon—which is also REDKEN’s flagship—effortlessly combines luxury, pampering, and the opportunity to snag the perfect post-salon selfie.
King’s clients requested the ability to snap photos of themselves after their visit and he listened. King’s salon is outfitted with a gorgeous interior backdrop, a selfie-perfect hot seat with curated lighting, and two post-worthy bathrooms. And, what solidifies a moment more than a hashtag? King completely understands the importance of social media, thus he created the #asociallifeforyourhair hashtag for the salon’s opening.
The space is neighbors with the South Kensington Club, which means any salon client has free reign to its bar and restaurant. Which means…new hair and a fancy cocktail? We’re sold. His intention was to transform the all-day grind of being in a salon into a getaway of sorts. Based on the salon’s design, you can invite your BFF over to the Club for drinks, or grab a bite to eat with your mom, all while letting your color process.
King is a legend in his own right, having coiffed the hair of models in campaigns and on the runway for iconic fashion houses including Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, and Gucci. He’s also a go-to for our favorite celebrities like David Beckham, Irina Shayk, Jared Leto, Ruth Negga, and Zayn Malik. The reason for his glittering celebrity lineup is due to his innovative and edgy haircuts that make his clients look effortlessly cool. His ethos is all about styles that grow out in a chic and functional way. In the past month, he’s worked with the Delevingne sisters, supermodel Karlie Kloss, and British beauty Neelam Gill.
If you happen to be in the neighborhood, stop by the Larry King salon in London and let them know we sent you. You will love it!