SALON REVIEW: 3THIRTY SALON, HOXTON, LONDON
Review: Kathryn Lewsey
3Thirty is based on bustling Old Street and offers a fantastic hair service, consisting of cuts, colours and styling.
Dropping by to try out this boutique salon, I was warmly greeted and offered a cup of tea, before sitting down to chat about my hair wishes to Tiff – who owns the salon – and was booked in to carry out the treatment. Before we got started, she checked that my patch test – which I had popped in to have a few weeks previously – was all okay.
Fortunately I hadn’t experienced any problems with the test and we could get down to the exciting part – the hair! I was looking to update my balayage barnet and wanted the colour to start slightly higher, as well as the tone to be a tad blonder.
Tiff got to work, meticulously applying the dye to my desired areas for a blonder finish. While she worked her wonders on my hair, we nattered about the salon, which was currently undergoing a makeover. They had installed new opulent gold mirrors in the place, which gave it a stylish and chic vibe.
Once the colour had been applied, I relaxed with tea and magazines while the dye took to my strands. After around thirty minutes, I was led down to the salon’s basement, which is where their new washing area has been created. Complete with scented candles and dimmed lighting, this is the ultimate place of tranquillity to get your locks washed.
To boost my mane’s condition, I was first given a twenty-minute Olaplex treatment. This helps to strengthen the bonds in your hair for a stronger and nourished barnet. Once this was washed out, Tiff applied a replenishing conditioning mask to my strands while giving my scalp a super relaxing massage.
Finally, I was taken back upstairs to get my newly dyed hair dried and styled. Tiff expertly dried my barnet into a classic blowdry ‘do; a smooth finish and bouncy ends. A quick spritz of hairspray was then applied to my blonder, glossier and brighter barnet.
Boasting a friendly atmosphere and brilliant grooming service, 3Thirty ticks all the boxes for a great hair salon.
330 | Old Street | London | EC1V 9DR