You might be looking for a haircut? To smarten yourself up before an important business meeting? A nail treatment? To get you in the mood for a weekend kicking back in East London? or a whole new look? Here is East London’s best grooming.
For those in a hurry, and on a budget, Hurwundeki is hard to beat. The guiding principle at this hipsterish, Korean-run salon under the arches by Cambridge Heath Station is efficiency. It is 5 minutes from The East London Hotel. Standard men’s drop-in haircuts take no more than 15 minutes. Women’s last just a bit longer at 19 minutes. If you’ve got time and cash to spare, you can either go in for the 30-minute premium service, which includes a hair wash, or opt for a makeup or colour treatment. Complete the look with some Korean vintage clothing from the onsite shop.
Dolled Up Shoreditch (not actually in Shoreditch, this petite salon is just 15 minutes on foot from the hotel) offers a more traditional hairdressing experience, with cuts and blow-drying available alongside an extensive beauty treatment menu. Nearly painless waxing is offered to both men and women, plus spray tans, facials, makeup sessions and eyelash extensions.
Trieu Nails offers everything from a 30-minute express manicure to Shellac treatments and beautifully crafted nail art with a five-minute walk of the hotel. Service is second-to-none, including a complimentary beverage on arrival, and brow and lash treatments are also available. With two pedicure thrones side-by-side, Trieu is a great option for couples or pairs of friends looking to have treatments at the same time.
You’ll return to The East London Hotel with a spring in your step after a visit to one of these top grooming establishments. It’s just a matter of choosing how you’re going to treat yourself.