Salon Review: Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa, Chelsea in London
Perfecting the hair styles of over 1,200 clients per week, Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa is a well-oiled machine that has long seen its day as a one-man band. Situated among some of west London’s most elegant streets, Richard himself has made an international name for himself with his signature, stylish concept of offering innovative yet wearable couture hair.
Catering to some of London’s most demanding clients, the salon goes beyond the everyday and sets standards for a luxurious styling experience complete with its very own champagne bar and lengthy food and drink menu. Hosting 90 expert staff and with separate colouring, washing and styling rooms gives you a picture of the size Richard Ward Salon is. Despite a first impression of its obvious vastness, quality and attention to detail is not overlooked.
Combining a service that is most importantly personalised with the magnitude of experience across the passionate people who work there, it’s no surprise that this hair hotspot is award winning. Past winner of Outstanding Salon of the Year at the London Hair and Beauty Awards, and Hair Magazine’s London Salon of the Year, the salon has been described as ‘leisurely and luxurious yet unpretentious’.
This success roots from Richard’s cultivation of a strong and long-serving team of talented experts each renowned for their outstanding technical knowledge and creative abilities. With an incredible selection of over 250 hair and beauty treatments and services, all designed to deliver Richard’s signature couture hair as well as bespoke beauty offerings within the Metrospa. A concept that revolves around being a city day spa, it includes a state-of-the-art pampering zone featuring expert, celebrated therapists and exclusive CARITA, SkinCeuticals and Gelish treatments.
Championing the famous and internationally sought after ‘Chelsea Blow Dry’ best showcased by the Duchess of Cambridge herself, Italian Vanity Fair described this hybrid hair and beauty salon as one of the most ‘ultra-glamour salons’ not only in Europe but world-wide: an impressive statement for one West London salon. Whilst taking it one step further beyond the walls of the west London salon – as a leader of innovation and hair trends within the industry, Richard has also developed a range of productsincluding Tangle Angel brushes.
Specialist de-tangling hair brushes that are gentle on the hair as well as suitable for a variety of hair types, the Pro Detangling Brush’s eye-catching winged design is highly functional and practical with unique features and benefits. Designed to glide through knots with ease, Richard’s Tangle Angel brushes increase smoothness, shine and manageability for silky, and as it says on the tin: tangle-free hair.
Having created an all-encompassing beauty experience, from the champagne bar to the extensive food and drink menu, day spa and of course the expertise of the hair salon; Richard Ward Salon offers those who visit a day time destination that tailors itself around the needs of its clients with little reason to leave.
Richard’s philosophy can be found in each element across the beauty and styling destination. Ensuring women leave looking and feeling fantastic, Richard holds a strong and obviously very successful ethos that modern hair should be natural, free-flowing, touchable and wearable. Making couture hair look accessible to everyone, Richard also preaches that the right products should importantly complement every cut so that each style is as healthy and glamourous as it can be.
Address: Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa, 82 Duke of York Square, Sloane Square, London, SW3 4LY, www.richardwardchelsea.london, +44 (0)207 730 1222
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