So So Gay’s writers are always in on the lookout for great places for a trim or restyle, so we have set out to find the best salons across London and the UK – hopefully enabling you to find one near to you and in your price range. Let’s face it, it doesn’t cost the world to tidy up your unruly follicles, and checking out what is in your area has never been simpler. With SSG here to help you can’t go wrong.
First up on SSG‘s search is RUSH Moorgate. Located between the City and the East End, it’s perfect for either a quick lunchtime trim or post-work treatment.
From the moment you arrive you feel welcomed; the staff are cheery and the salon is airy and lively. Following a trend in other salons, RUSH have a wide menu of drinks on offer accompanied by nibbles, from the usual tea and coffee to wine, beer and fruit juices. This makes the experience immediately different from other places, which often only offer tea or coffee – or, in some cases, nothing.
RUSH’s stylists are polite and appear to always have a junior under their watchful eyes. They offer advice based on face shape, hair thickness, thinning areas and bald patches; ultimately, of course, the choice lies with you. RUSH are happy to give you a ridiculous style but will advise against it.
The standard products used in the salon are Kérastase and ghd, and they go one further by offering their exclusive Shu Uemura products and Shu Uemura Ceremony Treatments. These involve massages for the head, neck and shoulders so your experience isn’t limited to your hair getting the chop. On offer are the Initiation (15 mins), Intense, (25 mins) Karaa (30 mins) or Deep Ceremony (50 mins).
If you are looking to upgrade from your standard barber or want to try a new salon then RUSH is the one for you.
RUSH Moorgate is at 36-38 Moorgate, London EC2M 5TR (nearest Tube at Moorgate). Telephone: 020 3468 7197. Gents’ Cut and Finish range from £37 to £58, Ladies’ Cut & Finish From £49 to £87. The salon is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 9.00pm, Saturday 9.00am to 6.30pm (closed on Sunday).