Review: HOB Salons, Camden Lock in London
HOB Salons have always been part of the elite of the hairdressing world. With a focus on their clients’ needs HOB ensures each of their stylists are trained at their London academy. It’s therefore no wonder that with the brands DNA being their main focus that their passion and enthusiasm has allowed them to successfully expand to 25 salons in and around London.
I recently visited the Camden Lock salon which sits in a prominent position of the hustle and bustle of this popular London spot. Yet contrary to what’s happening just outside the salon doors, walking inside is like breathing a breath of fresh air and sense of calm.
Spanning across two floors, the salon is both stylish and contemporary. The team on reception made me feel instantly at ease. Each one of them happened to be gorgeous and drippingly cool but each took a brief moment to smile at me as I entered.
I was very fortunate enough to be booked in with the amazing Jade. As soon as I was in the chair, I explained about the frustrations I was having with my peroxide tresses and how they were in desperate need of some TLC but at the same time I wanted to go as blonde as I could. Every hairdresser’s worse nightmare I’m sure but Jade didn’t bat an eyelid.
I have naturally brown hair (well at least I did when I last saw the natural colour 20 years ago) and have recently become more and more frustrated with how my colour just doesn’t seem to last. Jade completely understood and after a quick mix up colour got down to business.
The salon had very kindly left me a stack of magazines to read but I was enjoying Jade’s company far too much to even touch them. As we chatted away I was pleasantly surprised to see just how many foils Jade was putting into the sides of my hair, my ‘problem’ area. I wear my hair up a lot as it’s incredibly thick and I don’t have time to style it day-to-day, so always want it to look as freshly blonde as possible so that I look remotely polished.
Once Jade had finished I had a flick through the magazines, before I was taken over to the basins.
After a fabulous wash and treatment, my hair was dried off revealing a blonde that I haven’t managed to get to in a very long time. I trotted off with a bounce in my step to the tube.
I’ve had so many compliments about the colour of my hair since I visited Jade and it’s actually lasted! Not only do HOB Salons look fantastic, their staff and their skills are too. So, if you’re stuck in a colour rut get booking immediately!
Address: HOB Salons, Unit 3b, 28 Jamestown Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 7BY (entrance via Camden High Street overlooking Camden Lock, behind Starbucks) / 020 7485 7272