Review by Sara Darling
Cocktails and haircuts- sounds dreamy to me! And the place to be is Blade Soho, where you get to sip cherry brandy cocktails whilst being pampered. More like a house party than a salon, this funky little place on Frith Street is the opposite of corporate, and the friendly, rather than pretentious stylists will make sure you are well at home.
The listed building in central Soho, means it can’t change it’s layout, but the low ceilings and wonky stairs add to the appeal. The drinks licence means that the salon can serve alcohol to clients over 18, and the hairclubbing “club” is the perfect place to start a night out, a pep up before brunch or a Sunday afternoon chill session.
When you have gossip that can’t wait, this is the ultimate pre-night out where the fun can start with your girl friends, all enjoying cocktails whilst you (or all of you) as you get preened for a big night out. With a wide range of biodynamic wines, craft beers, whiskies and signature specialties, you can have exactly what you want, rather than a just a lukewarm coffee. (Although a wide selection of coffees and speciality teas are available).. Nothing is done by halves, and the established salon / members bar has worked the system so you can get two friends in when you come for a trim/blow dry/new look.
The founders are Stroo and Julia a couple who have been together for seventeen years! In fact, Julia cut musician Stroo’s hair and he came back to the salon the next day to ask her out. With super cool music, you might even be lucky to book in on an acoustic jam session night.
After works drinks, date night, no decent hair salons in Surbiton? There are a million reasons why clients come along to the friendly pad on Frith street, its open seven days a week, and you can bring your pooch! No kids tho.. So for a friendly, welcoming approach to hair cutting, join the club. Oh and I recommend the Cherry Lipstick!
26 FRITH ST, LONDON W1D 5LD
020 7734 4932
MON - FRI: 12PM - 9PM
SAT: 11AM - 8PM
SUN: 12PM - 7PM