From the moment I stepped into Sergio Giannasso’s hair salon on St Martin’s lane, the overriding feeling was of pure relaxation and enjoyment. Bright and airy, and split over two floors, this salon has struck a balance of homely welcoming and stylish modernity.
Upstairs is bustling and home to cutting, a vivacious reception desk, and huge displays of fabulous, colourful styling products, whilst the basement feels far more leisurely and is home to the colouring, washing and tiramisu (more on that later) and even offers a hot desk area for those needing to work while they beautify.
Sergio has been in the industry for 20 years, and his experience at some of London’s finest celebrity stylist salons (Director at Charles Worthington, for example) is apparent from the outset. His team has been hand-picked from both cutting edge and hugely fashionable salons, and unlike most competitors, anticipate colleagues’ needs to make service and guest experience seamless.
I was fortunate enough to visit one sunny Friday afternoon, and helped along by free-flowing Prosecco, and home-made tiramisu (Sergio’s Italian generosity and hospitality ooze throughout the salon) from start to finish was indulged and utterly spoiled with real skill, technical ability and charm.
The services I received included a cut, colour and blow dry, and all three were executed brilliantly, a rare feat for a someone as peculiarly fussy. The salon offers every service you’d need for hair, including Great Length extensions, and being on St Martin’s Lane, it caters to many a West End Star with a blow dry.
Already offering make-up services, now expanding to include limited cosmetic procedures and with rumours of a nail bar opening in the future, it’s easy to see that the salon will soon be a fully-fledged one-stop-shop for beauty as well as hair.
The long-serving team members with their vast experience and skill coupled with Sergio’s expertise, generosity, and wonderful flair for service make this a great find. I simply cannot recommend it more highly.
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