Skyler London - I See Yellow

Opening their doors in September 2017, Skyler London was the first colour only salon in the UK. Now, I have to admit I have been extremely intrigued by the salon, not only for the obvious fact above but also the huge treatment menu and a quirky interior that will set the boundary so high, that Skyler London will be your “forever salon”.

Having you covered from all angles, the salon is perfectly located in the heart of Wandsworth; surrounded by shops, restaurants and if you aren’t from the area, there are transport links making it easily accessible from all over London.

The salon regularly has open events to help educate guests into knowing what treatments are best for their desired look, tips on to treat their hair and much more. The event I was attending was “I see yellow” which focused on blonde hair. My naturally blonde hair isn’t as vibrant and bold as I like, so like many other natural blondes, I dye it. I hate to admit it but recently I have been using box colours, so I never quite achieve the look I want. My sister who is a regular salon goer and my bestie, who is a dark brunette but has a strong urge to go blonde since she was told it wasn’t possible, both came with me.

When walking through the salon doors you completely forget about the outside world and transformed into a huge Aladdin’s cave that will give you hair perfection. To the right of the entrance is a boutique with a vast amount of; shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, oils, brushes and everything your hair could possibly want or need. To the left, are stairs to the top level and a slide, yes you read that correctly a slide. Standing behind the reception was Michael; so sweet, smiley, welcoming and glossy hair sent from the gods. He took our jackets and we made our way to the back of the salon after getting some refreshments from the bar area. Bursts of colour throughout the salon complimented it perfectly, a dolly mixture dispenser on the wall and if I had to pick a favourite part of the ground level it would have to be the 360 degree mirrored rooms so you can see your hair from all angles.

The event was taking place upstairs in the education room, so myself and other guests went up and on our way we admired the complimentary blast and self-dry zones. Guests of all hair colours {mainly blonde} sat around a table where the two salon owners Skyler and Lloyd sat. The friendly and relaxed environment made it easy to listen. They both engaged with the audience and spoke in a way you and I could understand; no hairdressing jargon that left you scratching your head wondering what was being said.

Although hardly looking old enough Skyler and Lloyd have decades of experience between them and to say they know their stuff would be an understatement. They spoke about the bespoke service Skyler London provides, how the blonde hair trends have changed over time, the difference between highlights and balayage, how to correctly use purple shampoo, the Smart Bond treatment that helps to strengthen the hair and a Q&A with the audience. The podcast can be listened to, and as soon as we have the link, we will let you know.

After the event, everyone went downstairs, but naturally, I went via the slide – it would be rude not to. My bestie did a hair patch test to see if her quest to be blonde can be achieved, my sister booked in for a full head of highlights, as did I. We were given a goodie bag with the Skyler London Air Motion brush; the best I have used and if you want to buy it, it’s only £10. Samples of Kérastase Blond Absolu shampoo, conditioner and serum; all have left my hair looking so gorgeous, smooth and like silk.

All the staff at Skyler London are friendly and approachable. Never once did I feel I could ask a question and I didn’t feel like they judged me for being a box dyer; like some other hairdressers do. I spent some time talking to the lovely Steph, spoke about the products and her extensive knowledge gave me the confidence to know what items I will be purchasing on my next visit.

The event from start to finish was superb and they really went above and beyond. I'm so excited to return to get my hair done and get the full Skyler London experience.

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