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HAIRDRESSERS: Guaranteed perfect blowdrys and elegant updos

HAIRDRESSERS: Guaranteed perfect blowdrys and elegant updos

by ejlondon_admin on January 28, 2015 in Care and Advice

Who: Hide Tanaka
Why: My Japanese hairdresser, Hide Tanaka, is hugely talented and has become a great friend.
Contact: Smiths Salon, 57 Poland Street, , 020 7734 3004
Recommended by: Sara Parker Bowles, Associate Editor

Who: Pol Garcia
Why: The most naturally talented hair cutter I have used to date, really understands the way your hair grows and how it falls to create styles that are easy to manage and look great as they grow out.
Contact:, 020 7493 0555
Recommended by: Jo Glynn-Smith, Retail development director

Who: Edward James
Why: South-of-the-river hair supremo which chic Aveda salons in Putney and Wandsworth. Home visits in the pipeline; get in line.
Contact:, 0208 789 9639
Recommended by: Eugenie Hanmer, Executive Fashion Director

Who: George Northwood
Why: Amazing hair stylist – the cut always keeps its shape and he has the eye that knows the best look for you.
Contact: George Northwood, 24 Wells Street, London W1T 3PH; 02075808195;
Recommended by: Meribeth Parker, Luxury Group Publishing Director

Who: Teddy at Josh Wood Atelier in Liberty
Why: For the perky chat and wonderfully bouncy locks. I emerge rejuvenated.
Recommended by: Sasha Slater, Deputy Editor

Who: Zoltan
Why: The master of hair – relaxing, straightening, curling, Brazilian blow-drys – all bespoke to you. You’ll have a sleek and shiny mane for months. Excellent company for the three to four hours you’ll be in there for!
Contact:, 07875396751
Recommended by: Lucy Halfhead, Assistant Editor

Who: Sara at Danilo Hair Boutique
Why: Sara’s A-list clients include Madonna and Paul Weller, and her combination of talent, reliability and passion make her a cut above the rest.
Contact: 353 Fulham Road, London. 0207 251 4477,
Recommended by: Rosie Reeves, Assistant Content Producer

Who: Georgia-May at The Hairdressers
Why: She can’t be beaten for party hair. And she’ll put on my fake eyelashes when required too – as well as advising about make up.
Recommended by: Sasha Slater, Deputy Editor

Who: Paul Edmonds
Why: I wouldn’t trust anyone except for Paul Edmonds with my hair. He somehow manages to transform my rather mousy, thin locks in a leonine mane of Raquel Welch magnificence. Lovely scented candles, too.
Contact: 217 Brompton Road, London SW3 2EJ,
Recommended by: Violet Hudson, Commissioning Editor

Who: Hershesons Blow Dry Bars
Why: Offers a great range of contemporary & classic styles in 30mins if you can’t manage those plaited updos yourself & would like to channel A-List red carpet hair.
Recommended by: Liz Pearn, Picture Editor

Who: Unruly Curls
Why: Curly-hair lovers Michael and his wingman Claudio will help you learn to love your waves, and know how to style them yourself at home.
Contact: 2 Olaf Street, London W11, 020 7243 1030;
Recommended by: Caroline Lewis, Sub-editor

Who: Stevin Marshall
Why: He works all over the country but fits me in at home for the essential blow dry or hair up. I have more recently discovered his talents as a colourist, and he has found the perfect match.
Contact: 07919 911051
Recommended by: Alexandra Gage, Contributing Editor

Who: Andrew Jose
Why: In his eponymous Charlotte Street salon, Jose, which aptly rhymes with glows, is one of the most talented hairdressers in London. Revered in the business and one of the most sough-after trainers with an understated charm.
Contact:, 020 7323 4679
Recommended by: Beatrice Aidin, freelance journalist