Looking for a Scandi-stylish retreat that’s laser focused on colour? We’ve found your next hair destination… step into STIL Chelsea
Anyone who’s spotted the first STIL colour-specialist salon in London’s Notting Hill will know it’s a veritable palace of Scandi chic. After all, STIL is Swedish for ‘style’, and co-founder Christel Barron Hough is a native. This second outpost – STIL Chelsea – has been a long labour of love for Christel and her husband and co-founder, Alex. There has been drama aplenty that has been stretching on in this nigh-on two-year saga. Imagine every red tape nightmare and construction staff headache, with added Covid chaos – but the end result is a total beauty.
Once a Stella McCartney for Adidas store, STIL Chelsea sits right at home on the iconic Fulham Road. Its window is festooned with generous floral arrangements, a deliberate choice by Christel who also ensures flowers are generously peppered throughout the two-storey space. Clients through the door are instantly greeted by an impressive colour bar, and the mirrored walls leading downstairs give the space a bright, ornate finish.
The furniture and décor is tastefully minimalist, as you would expect, allowing the true standout design to be the colour work created by Christel and her team. And it is standout! All of the hair work at STIL Chelsea is very modern and fresh in its approach. Take a peek of the menu of services available and you’ll spot options such as Prism Lights, Scandinavian Blonde (naturally!) and a Pastel Wash. There’s also a very impressive array of multi-coloured hair treats for anyone tempted to pick up a shampoo, a conditioner, maybe more.
Overall, STIL Chelsea is proof that something really special is absolutely worth the wait.