Bond Salon Review | Lifestyle
Avoiding attempting a home cut while on lockdown may have saved us from making a terrible mess out of our hair, but it also means that it has been rather neglected over the past few months. For our first chop after lockdown, we went to Bond in Shoreditch, a ladies-only boutique lounge that was recently listed as a finalist for the Most Wanted Awards’ Best New Boutique Salon.
Tucked away on a quiet side street just off Brick Lane, this is a really cool space – think of the vibe of a loft with high ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed brick, and orb lighting. There are only four chairs, so there’s plenty of space, and with hand sanitizer at the entrance, screens between sinks downstairs, and stylists wearing masks and shields, it’s as safe as possible.
The stylists are super friendly and really go out of their way to provide you with personalized service. The founder of the show, Ursula, listened to exactly what we wanted while offering some suggestions on how to refresh our style. In addition to a wash, she applied a moisturizer treatment to help revive our dry hair – here they use R + Co products, which are vegan, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, and paraben-free. Bond also has full-length basin-level beds rather than just chairs so you don’t strain your neck too much and relax properly during the head massage.
Ursula got rid of split ends and dead hair while keeping it the length we wanted, and also cut it in a way that added more movement, giving our tired old locks a much needed TLC. She and her team have struck the perfect balance between a relaxed atmosphere and attentive, personalized service, making Bond the kind of salon you want to come back to.
44 Cheshire St, London E2 6EH