It was a beautiful still autumn morning when I cycled up to Holland Park to visit Scissors Palace for the first time. Established for 40 years, I was really excited to get a fresh hair cut and much needed pedicure. Walked in the first thing which struck me was the warmth of the staff and the friendly family vibe. The salon was busy and the customers and staff seemed to be well acquainted – I could tell this was the kind of salon which had a lot of loyal customers.
After a thorough wash my stylist quickly got to work, putting in a few more layers around my face, and confidently advising me on how much length should be trimmed. I’m terrible at knowing what hair style is best for me, so it’s great to have a stylist who’s confident and knows what they’re talking about. After blow drying, she used a barrel curling tong to create some nice beach waves, adding loads of volume.
After my hair, I went upstairs to the beauty salon. My beautician was warm and friendly, and told me she had been working at Scissors Palace for 15 years. I can completely understand how the family vibe between the staff and the customers, makes this the type of place people are loyal to and don’t want to leave.
The name Scissors Palace is of course a pun on the infamous Cesear’s Palace in Las Vegas. True to the theme, the Armenian run salon has a Roman theme throughout, with marble and coloums, which I think just add to the warm and homely vibe. Some salons can feel a bit bare and clinical.
Overall I was really happy and impressed with both the quality of service and athmosphere at Scissors Palace. It’s definitely somewhere I want to return to, and I’m looking forward to my next visit.
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Holland Park was gorgeous on a fresh autumn morning