Stuart Phillips reviews
I usually talk through a few cut and colour options with Lara and mostly let her decide what exact cut would suit me best. I'm very happy with the results every time, she gets it spot on despite my vague instructions. She always does a great job cutting my hair and gives me lots of very helpful tips on how to style it day to day and what products would be best.
I feel very lucky being able to get such incredible service and have wonderfully shiny glossy hair and a super cut every time I need it.
by Anastacia, 22 Nov 2013
Is she a bit loud? Absolutely. Who gives a damn?? And since when did the length of time it takes to cut hair equate to the value?! Life is short, if you can get an awesome haircut in double quick time, then it's worth its weight in gold - over a lifetime that would probably add up to an extra week of your life back!!
by Naugthymonkey, 13 Nov 2013
by no name supplied, 24 Oct 2013
I normally have an all over base colour but decided I wanted something a little bit different and modern, so me and the stylist decided on some highlights. Natalie did my colour for me. She was very understanding of what I wanted, very helpful and seemed like she had a lot of time for me. I could not be more happy with my colour! I love it, it really suits me and I have had a lot of comments at work on how lovely my hair looks since visiting Stuart Phillips.
I had my hair cut with Mitz, which is a big step for me as I don't like having my hair cut but I felt very relaxed with him. He made me feel very comfortable, and he took control like a true professional. It has been 8 weeks since my appointment at the salon now and my hair still sits perfectly.
I am really looking forward to my next appointment. I never used to feel that way when visiting the hairdressers but Stuart Phillips has changed my perception completely. Can't wait to go back!
by nataliecoulthard, 26 Sep 2013
My stylist was nothing but rude, patronising and even showed some attitude. I could not believe how I was treated. Needless to say, I will never be going back!
She did not stop talking the whole time, the whole time making me feel bad about myself, down-rating other hairdressers and bigging herself up. I am not washed by people's charms and I saw straight through her false persona. One thing that really struck me was how she would not stop saying that she doesn't have to talk about herself, like all the other hairdressers do.
What's more, she very uninvitingly referred to me as 'babe' or 'darling' after every other word. I am not a fake celeb type so had to tell her my name, and omg, what happened next, I was stunned to the point of wanting to get out of the seat and walk straight out! I was mortified by her attitude.
Lara, darling, babe, honey, you are definitely not all that and I have never heard other hairdressers big themselves up like you big yourself up. Babe, seriously, tone down your fakeness and attitude and learn some basic customer service skills. Maybe the next customer might have a more pleasant experience than I did.
by ss1, 12 Aug 2013
by rgrineau, 29 Jul 2013
I had my hair cut by Lara and can't recommend her highly enough. She gave me a fabulous cut that looked amazing after a salon blowdry, and also gave me lots of great, simple tips so that I could recreate the style myself at home.
Prices are very reasonable, especially for central London, and the level of service and expertise is brilliant.
by xineh, 04 Jul 2013
I met Stuart and Lara for the first time back in 2011. They both gave me a hair consultation, lasting about 40 minutes in total, which I've never experienced before - it felt like I was the only customer of the day (which, of course, I knew I wasn't). Both Stuart and Lara were very thorough and conscientious. Stuart spoke about all the possibilities and gave me 2 choices of hairstyle; I decided to go for the more radical one which meant I would be losing about 4-5inches! Lara also gave me a radical change of color, from blonde to a lovely warm brown for winter. I loved what Stuart and Lara had done; in fact, I phoned my husband from the salon - waking him up! - and told him how happy I was.
This is now my 4th visit to the salon. It has totally changed my life in ways that you wouldn't believe. I'm now more confident about myself; this reason alone is worth flying to London every couple of months. I am as happy with my style and color as I was the first visit. I cannot recommend this salon enough and look forward to my next visit just before Christmas.
by sanchez.suzy, 04 Dec 2012
I happened to be in my favorite part of London, Covent Garden, where I walked past Stuart Phillips salon. It looked very nice from the outside, and when I walked in I immediately felt the calm relaxing atmosphere, so I had a good feeling about the salon straight away.
Christina looked after me. She gave me a great blow dry but unfortunately she doesn't cut hair as she is just a colourist and blow dry stylist, otherwise I would have booked in to have her cut my hair another time. But as I now trusted Christina I asked her recommendation for a good cutter, since my old stylist has now moved abroad. Christina recommended 3 people but I decided to go for Stuart himself, so booked in with him.
I returned to the salon last week for my cut with Stuart. Stuart charges £200, which is a lot, but I thought I would try him, at least once. He gave me a very long but thorough consultation. I learned so much from this and was looking forward to the finished result.
I never thought I would be saying this but Stuart's time was worth every penny! I thoroughly enjoyed everything, from the head massage from the apprentice to the stylish cut from Stuart and the generally polite and attentive staff. Before I left, I booked my second appointment with Stuart and colour with Christina!
by jasmine555, 04 Dec 2012
I think Stuart is doing other things away from the salon and is not concentrating. Maybe Stuart has had enough of looking after celebrities; now he is concentrating on becoming one himself. Good luck to him, but I won't be going there again.
by mf1, 25 Nov 2012
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by jon_nash_83, 23 Aug 2012
Over the past year Lara has helped me feel inspired about hair for my wedding. Extremely talented and very enthusiastic, she has created a lovely up-do which I am so happy with and looks amazing!
Visiting Stuart Phillips in Covent Garden is always a treat for me. The friendly, relaxed atmosphere means you can just chill out and enjoy the experience. Marley gives the best hair wash by far - brilliant head massage!
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