Salon Review: HK London, Chelsea in London
Encapsulating the ultimate in Turkish creativity from the heart of Istanbul is HK London – a progressive hair salon situated half way down the iconic Kings Road in Chelsea, west London. Still in its infancy having opened back in 2017, award-winning Turkish hairdresser, Hakan Köse came together with leading London based Turkish hairdresser Mehmet Bozdal and entrepreneur Ayse Ford to open the boutique salon.
A bespoke experience for each client who steps through their contemporary glass doors, HK London endeavour to tailor each cut and colour to individual features paired with personal preference. Creating timeless yet contemporary looks that fit in with lifestyles, the team at HK London also look to educate each of their clients on how to effectively maintain their look once they leave the salon. Whilst this salon, on the most part, is a go-to destination for artistic hairdressing in London, HK London also offer their clients a selection of beauty treatments including manicures, pedicures and threading for those in search of the full pamper package.
With a collection of awards under his belt, Artistic Director of HK London, Hakan is the former Head of The Artistic Hair Association in Turkey. Starting his career back in 1980, prior to establishing himself as one of the most in demand hairdressers in Turkey, he launched and ran one of the most popular salons in Istanbul accumulating a long waiting list of clients and high-profile influencers. Hakan’s emphasis involves training and education alongside his creative cutting and styling which has helped direct the Turkish hairdressing industry significantly. His creative work has also been published in magazines and shown on TV where he showcases the most innovative techniques and hair trends from the industry which he applies to his clients.
At HK London, Hakan’s experience is paired alongside Creative Stylist Mehmet – another talented Turkish hairdresser with a string of celebrity clientele including James Blunt and Eva Herzigova. Also beginning his hairdressing career at one of Istanbul’s leading hair salons, he quickly developed as a well-known stylist within the award-winning team – this has been instrumental in what he has achieved today. With work published across the media, Mehmet has presented at hairdresser shows and has won numerous awards backed up with a high-profile client list. His creative cutting has helped him to continue serving well known customers in London for a number of years.
HK London may be situated on a very English west London street, but their inspiration and creativity comes directly from the metropolis of Istanbul. Offering the finest in Turkish hospitality, with iconic Turkish coffee available for all who visit – here a slightly different creative approach looks beyond English hairdressing with a contemporary perspective.
Address: 311 King’s Road, London, SW3 5EP, hklondon.co.uk/ @hklondonhair
Opening Hours: Monday – Closed, Tuesday – Saturdays – 9.30am to 7pm, Sunday – 11am to 5pm