On my first visit to Taylor Taylor I was immediately struck by how much it stood out from the corner of Portobello Road, amongst its’ fairly drab surroundings. The award-winning salon chain is renowned for it chic salons and seems to be continuously inspired by the lavishness of 18th century France. There are shiny, metallic surfaces wherever you look, contrasting with the brushed, concrete grey walls which flow throughout the interior to the basement. It is a homage to the other 3, already existing salons, in the way that it executes its’ trademark reading corner, tea lounge, washroom and brass topped bar – from which you can get a mouth watering, complimentary cocktail (or more if you’re feeling wild).
The basement is a soothing sanitarium where you get your hair washed and massaged with the most delicious smelling products. The walls are tiled entirely in gold mosaic, adorned with a huge hand painted mural which took 7 days to complete. To keep the concept even more intimate, everything is designed in-house, from the gilt bedside tables and art deco tables to the huge hanging mirrors.