Is this the future for hairdressing salons?

Meet Chop Chop London – like the name suggests it’s your quick, one-stop shop for haircuts, blow-dries and styling

Down in Old Street underground station, you’ll find Chop Chop London, a pop-up hair salon. What makes it so different that we’re telling you about it? Well, it promises to cut, style or braid your hair in just 20 minutes – all for the same set price of, you guessed it, £20.

It’s aimed at those who don’t necessarily have the time (or money) to spend hours getting their hair cut and styled (that’s most of us then), but still want their hair to look good for a work do or before they go out in the evening.

Chop Chop also promises to style or cut your hair no matter the texture, with the stylists trained to tackle all hair types. This was important to the founders, Kaye Sotomi and Laure Ferrand, who got tired of going to high street salons with another friend and at least one being turned away as they couldn’t deal with the different hair textures. In fact, Chop Chop’s motto is: ‘no gender, no texture, just beautiful hair’.

And to make your visit just that little bit easier and quicker, there’s a handy menu of 24 seasonal styles to choose from, catering for everything from quick trims and layered cuts to dry styling and braiding.

Keen to be seen by a Chop Chopper? That’s super easy, too! You can book and pay by its app, where you’ll be placed into a virtual queuing system, so no turning up and having to wait for your turn.

And in what is sure to catch on within the industry, stylists (rather than the salon) can be rated on the app, so you can see who is the best when choosing your stylist.

It’s there until the end of April, but Chop Chop will be popping up in different locations across London throughout the coming months.

Inclusive, accessible and affordable
– what’s not to like?

Find out more HERE

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