Following the cookie crumb trail of Blue Tit salon openings in the capital is to shadow the city’s nesting hipsters. Starting with Dalston in 2011 and following on with branches in Clapton, Stratford, Brockley and Peckham, the salon has cemented itself as a doyenne of hair artistry in the capital.
The sixth outpost opened in March in the heart of Brixton, and unlike the others, which are kitted out with vintage interiors, owners Perry Patraszewski and Andi Hinteregger have taken what they call the ‘Berlin nightclub’ theme and run with it, utilising wooden scaffold planks for shelving, polished concrete, exposed metal beams, corrugated sheets and strip lighting in the ten-station space.
Emerald tiles from Sweden break up the grey and a bird made from dyed strips of hair by local verre églomisé artist Anastasya Martynova provides a talking point. A geometric ammonite work by the basins is also by Martynova.
Rescued filing cabinets are repurposed as storage units, foliage is sourced from the south of France and naturally, a selection of wines are offered during your ‘flamboyage’, a sort of subtle balayage technique that is being touted by those in the know as 2016’s grown-up dip dye.