Monday, 2 July 2012
Hot shot barbers Tommy Guns recently opened a branch on Regent Street, on the ground floor of the SuperDry flagship store. Friday night meant LondOnTheInside was up for a barnet chop. Hidden away from street level the underground salon is quite spectacular. The marble floors and walls, chrome finishings and theatrical spotlights make this 1930’s style barbers one art décor little haunt. They even have the original chairs.
Enjoying the stunning features whilst waiting for hair stylist, Kimi, it felt more like being in a museum than a hair salon. Half expecting Willy Wonker to emerge from a door we sipped our complimentary beverage and flicked through Men’s Health trying to memorise a new routine for ‘Mark Wahlberg arms’.
Talking through what we wanted ‘doing’ our stylist listened and then described how to tackle the job, the process and why this would benefit our style. Over at the basin an assistant washed and conditioned our hair while we bantered about festivals, though the head massage did make the conversation slow as our eyes closed in delight.
The cutting was swift and precise, checking for consistency of length, probing my approval and asking if what was being done was, what was intended. Blown dry it was time for styling which included some product recommendations for home use. Voilà it was done, an ace job, enjoyable and relaxing. We’d definitely go back again. The branch also has a beauty parlour for the ladies where you can indulge in some nail porn, we didn’t ask. A men’s cut and finish will set you back just under 40 English where as women’s is slightly higher at £50. Pop in for a nosey and get a free quotation, it’s worth a look and a cut.
103-113 Regent Street, W1