Michael Charalambous, in my books, the best hairdresser on the planet has just opened his rather gorgeous new salon in a quiet corner just off Sloane Square, Chelsea.
“A touch of Mayfair in Chelsea”, is how Michael described it. “Most of my clients live in the vicinity of the area and what they wanted to see was a five-star salon in Chelsea. So here we are bringing new life to the area.”
The salon feels intimate and has a great atmosphere. So much so you don’t want to leave.
There is a super coffee bar with “dancing lizards” which give the salon an edgy feel. The beauty rooms have the state-of-the-art equipment. The efficient beauticians will pamper to your every need from a manicure to detox massages to semi-permanent make-up. Or if you need your tresses doing at the last minute you can pop in, without an appointment, and get it done at the blow-dry bar.
Continuing with the theme of excellence, Michael has plumped for Matis, skin care products. This highly-regarded French brand has been producing innovative and high performance products for over 75 years which is testament to its quality and efficiency.
You know you have a great cut when other people and hairdressers comment favourably on your mane. But, in my books, the acid test of an outstanding cutter is how your hair behaves when you wash and dry it yourself. Michael knows what my locks do and works with them. Albeit not as smooth as when in the hands of a pro when I style it myself, it still looks good!
By Daralyn Danns
Michael Charalambous (www.nyumbasalon.com),1 Sloane Square, London SW1