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Blue Tit Flies to Brixton

SEEN hears very good things about Blue Tit, the award-winning boutique hair salon based in London. Blue Tit first opened in 2011, quickly earning a well-deserved reputation as one of the city’s best hairdressers, drawing in all manner of local creatives, from Friendly Fires to Franz Ferdinand. This led to new branches in East London’s Clapton and Stratford and South London’s Brockley and Peckham. Continuing their conquest of the coolest areas of London, their sixth salon inhabits a unique space on Coldharbour Lane in the heart of Brixton.

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SEEN hears very good things about Blue Tit, the award-winning boutique hair salon based in London. Blue Tit first opened in 2011, quickly earning a well-deserved reputation as one of the city’s best hairdressers, drawing in all manner of local creatives, from Friendly Fires to Franz Ferdinand. This led to new branches in East London’s Clapton and Stratford and South London’s Brockley and Peckham. Continuing their conquest of the coolest areas of London, their sixth salon inhabits a unique space on Coldharbour Lane in the heart of Brixton.

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Each of Blue Tit’s branches has its own distinctive aesthetic, meticulously designed by Blue Tit’s founders Andi and Perry. For the Brixton interior, Perry took inspiration from Berlin’s nightlife – seeing parallels between Brixton’s vibrant scene and this iconic European city. “As soon as I found the shop’s location I went and spent a lot of time in Brixton. I didn’t want to go for graffiti, what the area is maybe known for, but I was aiming for that sort of street vibe.”

Polished concrete, exposed metal beams and corrugated sheets evoke an industrial feel, which is balanced by the clean, modern form of the main reception desk, LED strip lights and an emphasis on technology. Two large skylights and the addition of a couple of real trees brings the outdoors in, while a unique piece of art by contemporary artist Anastasya Martynova serves as a centrepiece: a blue tit bird made of hair, coloured by one of Blue Tit’s very own stylists.

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Like all Blue Tit salons, its Brixton stylists believe that a haircut should be an experience, not just a transaction. With a first-class creative team of award‐winning stylists, the salon delivers on‐trend cuts and colour, using all-natural Davines products, which are environmentally friendly, and most importantly, kind to your hair. Blue Tit is also one of the first London salons to use Olaplex – a new conditioning treatment set to revolutionise the hairdressing world with its ability to return hair to its virgin state, even during colouring. All products, including Olaplex, can be purchased at Blue Tit Brixton, all other Blue Tit salons in London, and on bluetitlondon.com

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In short, Blue Tit is not only one of the coolest hairdressers in London, but also the best place to enjoy healthy and beautiful hair, long after you’ve left the salon.

Blue Tit Brixton opens open seven days a week, taking appointments from 10am – 8pm weekdays, 10am – 6pm Saturday and 10 – 6pm Sunday.
You can also book online at: Here

BLUE TIT BRIXTON
342 Coldharbour Lane
London
SW9 8QH
T: 0207 274 0655
bluetitlondon.com

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