Inside Story – 2021’s Greatest Hits

Shining a spotlight on the impressive salons and barbershops which have launched during a year like no other

Now, more than ever, hairdressers and barbershops are the heart of high streets across the nation. Though 2021 is a year some of us may wish to forget, it’s also important to celebrate the many amazing hairdressing spaces which have launched (and triumphed!) in the face of adversity.

Bringing fresh and exciting locations to local communities, these impressive hubs offer clients a safe haven to relax and unwind. From luxe salon interiors to Instagrammable drinks menus and eco-conscious, high-end details, each of the salons is making their mark on the industry in their own unique way. Delivering oodles of interior inspo, get the inside story on some of 2021’s best new salons…


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The Lounge in the heart of London is a home from home, something session stylist and salon owner Joe Mills wanted to create when he originally opened the doors more than 20 years ago. But when lockdown happened earlier this year the salon became badly flooded, so Joe had to move the business to the barber shop – and after juggling around his two businesses, 22 Peter Street became its new home, with a new look.

Follow the salons on Instagram:
@headromance,, @butcherssalon, @curlach, @whitworthstreetcreativestudio, @massarellajones, @sonte_hair, @bleachlondon, @samanthacusicklondon, @theloungesohohair

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