Book in for a first-class appointment at one of the top salons in Canary Wharf and update your make-up bag at the same time, without ever having to step outside.
When businesses reopened in the summer, men and women alike flocked to their favourite hair salons. For many of us, having our hair done professionally restores a much-needed sense of normality – and achieves a standard that eclipses lockdown efforts by apprehensive or, worse, over-enthusiastic, novices at home. Family gatherings and seasonal evenings out will be on a smaller scale this year but it’s still worth making an effort – and Canary Wharf’s hair salons and beauty boutiques are as ready to welcome you as ever.
Now is the time to have a smart cut, get roots redone or experiment with a bold new style. The Jon Hala hair salon recently opened in Jubilee Place shopping mall and its founder has more than 25 years of experience, offering a range of services and specialising in colour, hair extensions and keratin smoothing treatments. Jon wanted to offer Canary Wharf, with its impressive new residential buildings such as One Park Drive, “a first-class salon with a first-class experience, in a spacious, contemporary, luxurious environment. Our loyal clients missed the interaction and routine of day-to-day life as well as being pampered and feeling great. We have been busy, not least fixing those box-dye home hair disasters!”
Clients can expect not only salon-beautiful hair but also a very safe environment. Jon Hala has added air purifiers and elegant shield-screens to its space and limited the number of clients; it offers an appointment-based, cashless system. On entry temperatures are taken and client are asked to sanitise hands. There’s a VIP room available at no extra cost to provide extra privacy and space for anyone who needs it.
Taking precautions just as seriously, and delighted to help Canary Wharf’s residents, workers and visitors look salon-fresh are Toni & Guy in One Canada Square and seanhanna in Jubilee Place. Toni & Guy is proud to have created what it calls “the ultimate salon experience” and counts Carl McCaffrey, awarded London Hairdresser of the Year in recent years, among its expert staff. seanhanna also offers everything from hair care and cuts to colouring and styling. Its team believes that “everyone deserves to look and feel amazing”, and a good place to start is “with healthy, shiny, glossy, sexy hair”.
Once your hair is done, it’s time to dip into your make-up bag. Find the cult favourites you didn’t even realise you needed at beauty emporium Space NK, home to hundreds of the best brands and products. If you’d like to do some research before visiting the store, located in Cabot Place shopping mall, book a virtual consultation with one of Space NK’s advisors about skincare, haircare or make-up. Also, in Cabot Place is American make-up and skincare brand Bobbi Brown; bestsellers include its famous foundations – in liquid and stick form – as well as the popular Vitamin Enriched Face Base and Smokey Eye Mascara. For products that are bold, bright and beautiful, head to industry veteran MAC in Jubilee Place, catering, it’s proud to say, to “all ages, all races, all genders”.
Your final ports of call, both in Canada Place, should be nail salon London Grace – enjoy a coffee or cocktail before you leave with immaculate nails – and Blink Brow Bar, for professional eyebrow maintenance. Rest assured that all the necessary measures have been taken at the make-up boutiques and beauty salons to make your visit as safe as possible. Whatever the festive season may bring this year, visit the hair salons and beauty boutiques in Canary Wharf to ensure you’re looking and feeling your best – and you can also take the opportunity to get started on that Christmas present list!