Salon Review: Jack Howard @ Paul Edmonds, Knightsbridge, London
Review: Kathryn Lewsey
Balayage is hotter than ever and international colourist Jack Howard has been credited for bringing the technique over to British soils from New York City. So, when I was offered the chance to get my locks done by the man himself, how could I refuse?
Acting as the official colourist for model agency Next Model Management and working his magic on the likes of Mollie King, poppy Delevinge and Suki Waterhouse, I knew that my mane was going to be in excellent hands.
Jack has recently set up residence at fellow celebrity hair stylist Paul Edmonds’ salon in swanky Knightsbridge. Upon meeting Jack, I was given a quick tour around the luxurious salon. As well as rooms for hair snips, colouring and washing, there’s an indulgent room where you can get your nails done while watching a film and super relaxing rooms for facial treatments. Bliss!
I was led to the colouring room, where Jack and I sat down to natter over my tresses and what I was after. Due to be in sunnier climes for a few months, I wanted an extra boost of blonde before I departed, in the hope that it will get even lighter in the sun.
Jack got to work, applying the carefully mixed colour to my strands with the famous balayage technique. Displaying utter professionalism, he even applied cotton wool around the top edge of my face so that none of the colour stained my skin.
Once he’d finished the job, I was left to sit back and relax with glossy mags and a cappuccino while the dye developed. While usual highlights can take sometimes take a long time to work their magic, it was just 20 minutes until mine was ready to wash off – a miracle.
I was then taken to get it all washed out in the salon’s super relaxing hair washing area. Forget your bog standard salon sinks; these beauties came with reclining chairs and a vibrating massage. I sank back into the comfortable chair and relaxed while Jack used Shu Uemura products to wash my barnet and give it a much-needed shine enhancing condition.
Before leaving, my newly dyed locks were dried into a big and bouncy style so I could see just how well Jack had done my hair! My strands had been carefully given a boost of blondeness, leaving me with tresses that looked natural, sun-kissed and healthy.
Jack Howard @ Paul Edmonds: 217, Brompton Road, SW3 2EJ.
020 7589 5958