Written on: 10/02/2013 by Margot123 (1 review written)
My husband had his hair cut there today and quite frankly i have never seen anything like it! It's absolutely terrible, the worst hair cut i have ever ever seen! Trust me do NOT risk it. I am furious as he looks horrid! TERRIBLE! (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2012 by Blossomjasmine (1 review written)
I have been coming to clapham willie smarts for the past year, Nicola does my highlights and cut and she does a fab job. I always feel very welcome by the lovely receptionist. It's a relaxed friendly atmosphere and i would 100% recommend coming here and getting Nicola to do your hair. Also aveda have the best products. (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2012
I have been going to Willie Smarts in Clapham for about 4 years. They are the first place I've ever been to who actually listened to what I wanted. I've been asking for subtle highlights but to retain my natural brunette for ages but always ended up with a full head of expensive blonde highlights. The three colourists I've seen at Willie Smarts have listened, helped and explained to me why ideas I had wouldn't work and then suggested other options. They also use much more gentle colouring... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2012 by AABalham (1 review written)
I discovered Willie Smarts 13 years ago and have never strayed, prices are sensible and they only use Aveda products. A relaxed friendly atmosphere and a seriously good hair wash with massage thrown in! Louis is my stylist and I now plan my haircut and colour totally around his hours - no one else will do! Louis has got to know my hair hang ups and has helped solved colour problems and styles. I am always happy when i have my hair done. Best ever place to go for an excellent hair cut and... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2011
I was nervous at trying out a new hairdresser - CP is a bit short of salons with talented stylists. Anyway I had an appointment with Simon at Willie Smarts in Crystal Palace and was very pleased with the result; I have long layers and a long fringe and all I needed was a tidy...he listened to what I was after and even managed to finish my hair by softly waving it without the use of curling tongs or rollers (but of a miracle seeing as I have oriental hair which is renowned for being... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2011 by jennamills
I have lived in South London for some time, and have always used Willie Smarts. Not only are they friendly and affordable, but are honest. I have recently been in to get my hair lighten (being a dark brunette) - POPPY, my lovely stylist was honest and realistic towards my goal of becoming BLONDE.. POPPY told me the colour I should expect and how she would make it look Natural, after having a previous Highlights disaster, I piled my faith in her. I am very happy with my hair and everyone... (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2011
I have been coming to willie smarts in clapham for the past 6 years, i have had a few of the sylist and have always been happy. I have recently had Nicola do my colour and cut for me and i must say i was very pleased. She suggested trying something new with my hair, i was a bit unsure as im not very keen on change but i am delighted with the result Nicola was fantastic, easy going and lovely to talk to. Having one salon in clapham and one in crystal palace is great for me as i live inbetween... (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2011 by Sunny999 (1 review written)
Please do not go to this salon. I went to Willie Smart in Clapham after reading the reviews here and am now missing not only 10cm of my hair, but experienced the rudest hairdresser I’ve ever had. I initially rang to make an aptt with a guy I had heard good thing about after reading reviews here. But he said he doesn’t cut hair much anymore and I’d be far better off with another hairdresser. I took in a photo of a haircut I’d had two years earlier. Not only did he then just... (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2011
I have just had my hair cut and coloured by Maria and was so pleased with the result, in fact I would go as far as saying it is the best hair cut I have ever had!!
Maria was very professional, but chatty and friendly with out being intrusive.
I will definitely be returning, thanks so much!! (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2011
I went to Willie Smarts in crystal palace for the first time a few weeks ago, I was a bit nervous as i can never seem to find a good hairdresser. I had my hair coloured by a stylist called Nicola who was amazing and did it just how i wanted, I then had it cut with a guy called Simon who was excellent also. I would 100% recommend this salon and I will definitly be returning. Also they use aveda products which are fab. (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2011
I have been going to Willie Smarts ever since it opened in Crystal Palace. The salon is quite unique and has a friendlier more personalised approach than others. The music is eclectic too. This is the best salon in the area and compared to Dulwich, the best value for money too. I was delighted when I managed to get a last minute appointment with my favourite stylist, Welsh born talented Natalie; Mel is fanastic too. Today I was specially treated to a manicure by Dalis while having my hair... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2011 by Chingford (1 review written)
Finally a hairdresser I can trust! Ian is amazing!!! Before I discovered Willy Smarts, thanks to my good friend, I used to dread the hairdressers. Sitting in the chair experiencing what felt like a white knuckle ride, watching hairdresser after hairdresser flippantly cut away.... until finally I discovered Willy Smarts!
The environment is fun and relaxed and I actually look forward to my appointments. My hair has never looked better or been in better condition, which for bleach blonde... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2011
I always hated having my haircut before discovering Willie Smarts. I felt intimidated and uncomfortable. Willie Smarts is amazing, it has a great atmosphere and great stylists. People always ask me where I get my hair cut and Ive sent many people there over the years, who have in turn, become loyal customers. (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2010 by Chocolate Paul (2 reviews written)
Willie Smarts Clapham has the best cutters in London! After 20 years I should know. The welcome is always friendly, the washers ever relaxing, and the ambience always warm. I defy anybody to find fault. (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2010 by Kathalicious (1 review written)
I've been going to WS at Crystal Palace since April this year & I'm delighted with the service, products & prices. The fabulous Natalia does my hair and I've always left the salon feeling fantastic...!
It's such a relief to find someone that I can say....do whatever you think will suit me, I've gone from long straight (blow dry straight) brown hair to short blonde & curly and I love it...The atmosphere in the salon is great, its very welcoming the staff genuinely friendly.
Because I feel... (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2010 by lauracarley (1 review written)
I have been going to Emma Davis for a cut and colour for ages and she has always done a brilliant job. I have blonde hair and used to find it very stressfull getting my hair coloured how i want it. Emma always listens to what i want and i get the perfect colour, she also gets it very close to the roots and does it very quickly. she is also not stingy with the number of foils she uses, which these days most hairdressers are! She cuts hair very well too, expecially my fringe. (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2010
I have been going to Willie Smart's in Clapham for 3 years. Nicola does my colour & consistently does an amazing job. The Aveda products are excellent quality and quite luxurious.
It is great value for money, really lovely people who seem to enjoy what they do.
I would not go anywhere else. (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2010
Excellent place and really friendly. Tried other places but always end up back here. Skilled hairdressers, like Ian or Curtis, always do a good job at interpreting my ramblings and turning them into a really good haircut, and Ian is really good on colour - tried a few new things that I might not have done otherwise. Highly recommended. (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2010
i have been going to willie smarts for 2 years and they have always been fantastic. i have aways had Nicola to do my colour and cut and she is fantastic, does it exactly how i like. (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2010
I have just had my hair cut and highlighted at Willie Smarts in Clapham. The staff were extremly friendly, but not over the top. Paul did the cut and colour and I must say that I was extremly pleased with the end result. The Aveda products used by the salon are exceptional and I must say I exited the salon feeling like a million dollers but felt as though I had bagged a real bargin. (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2010
I've been getting my hair cut by Simon at the crystal palace salon for ages now. he's always does a fantastic job with my locks and is a complete hoot to chat to aswell! The lovely Natalie always does a great job on my colour too.
The place has a great atmosphere - cool music and the lovely smells of the Aveda products. It's ace to have somewhere so good to go in crystal palace. I'd highly recommend it! (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2010
After moving to London many years ago and trekking back to Cheshire every month for my regular cut and colour due to several bodge jobs down here I took the plunge and tried Willie Smarts in Clapham. That was about 6 years ago and I've never looked back since! The stylists are all friendly, professional and always seem to know what to do for the best even if I don't! I highly recommend Maria who has treated me especially well in both Clapham and Crystal Palace more recently, I was so... (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2010 by curlyblondelocks (1 review written)
You can forget the Rush' and Witches Hut' Until Emma had cut and coloured my hair, only then I realised that I could have different styles with curly hair. Unlike my last stylist had told me that my choices were 'Long and curly or short, that's about it' You see when it comes to hair it's important that you have a style and colour that suits you, and Emma manages to create what you may have thought the impossible.
I've gone from being a wiry haired blonde with a triangle style(I know... (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2010 by pookybear (1 review written)
I have been going to Willie Smarts in Clapham for about 15 years and have always appreciated how they can employ such great professional stylists with very reasonable prices. The atmosphere is very laid back and all the staff very friendly, it is not intimidating in the least and there is always a great mix of customers from all ages and styles. The products are organic and although they might seem expensive they do last for ages as you only have to use a little.
I have been using Ian to... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2010
i am so happy that we have finally got a good hair salon in crystal palace i have lived around here for years and have been to every salon on the triangle and have never been happy. until now. the 1st time i when to willie smarts was a busy sat i had the manger cut and colour hair which was OK every body was very sweet and i wen away happy. on my 2nd visit i had another girl called natalie she sat me down and gave me a lovely head massage with massage oils i feel very relaxed after that we... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2010 by Sophie100 (1 review written)
Having been a customer at Willie Smarts in Clapham for nearly 8 years I find it amazing that their score isn't higher on this site.
The salon itself is laid back and very friendly and you can enjoy a glass of wine during your appointment. Everyone has always been very helpful and welcoming from Neil on reception through to the junior assistants.
My stylist is called Emma and she is so friendly that we have become friends in the years that she has been cutting my hair. From day one she has... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2010 by walshetta (1 review written)
Another fantastic experience at Willie Smarts!
I have been coming regularly to the salon for the last 15 years, and I have always received excellent advice,hair cuts and colour treatments from the stylists. The staff and the owner, Paul, are all exceptionally friendly and helpful, and extremely accommodating.
The salon only uses Aveda products which have a "green" ingredients policy that requires the use of "renewable, sustainable, or organic, plant-based ingredients and non-petroleum... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2010
I have been having my hair cut and coloured by Emma in the Clapham branch for nearly 10 years and have always had a positive experience.I have always been warmly welcomed , have never had to wait and am always happy with the outcome.
The atmosphere is very laid back but that suits me !
Am happy to recommend (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2010
I have just read some of the reviews and just want to add I have been going to Willie Smarts for about 4 years now and have been happy with how my hair has looked. Lissi usually cuts it (when she was away Cisco took over for awhile and he was also very good) and I have also had Nicola and a couple of other girls to colour it on a regular basis. They are always really friendly and I have always had a really warm greeting on arrival. Never have had a problem with the colour or cut and although... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2010
I'm not normally one to write reviews but having just read a couple of bad reviews of Willie Smarts I had contradict them. I've been going there for 3 years now and have always had a wonderful experience. As a guy I can't really comment on the colouring but I've always come out of there with a great cut. The staff there have always been really friendly and I've always been offered a cheeky glass of wine (or two!). Ian usually cuts my hair and is an incredibly chatty friendly guy and I've... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2010
been 2 willie smarts a few times and allways had a cool relaxed experience and a good old shape up. seen some bad reviews of this place and think thay must of been from some difficult old birds! want a cool place 4 a chop then this is your place. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2010
I have been going to Willie Smarts now for a log time and I used to have Carol who was fantasic but I changed to Poppy and shes just as good I recomend her shes nice and chatty with a great sense of humour and was very cheerful. I went to Witches Hut for a change and it was the worst experience of my life! Soon I'm going to be getting married and I'm dfenity going back to Wilie Smarts! (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2010 by lou1000 (1 review written)
haven't been to clapham but i went to the one in crystal palace and had just about the worst haircut ive ever received in my life. I can't comment on the other hairdressers but watch out and avoid at all costs. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2010
I had an appointment with Louis the Manager at the Crystal Palace shop. He was pleasant enough, but the cut wasn't good. He dried my hair using a diffuser, I have slightly wavy hair, and he didn't texturise the cut. Literally two days later, I have just visited Rush in the City to get it corrected. All in £45.00 for a below average cut, and then a further £57.00 for an excellent correction at Rush.
Don't get swayed by the Aveda products, the manager certainly didn't cut or dry my hair... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2010
It's over priced,untactful and unskilled . It was my first and last time. The hair cut looked liked I fed my hair through a shredder! I had read bad reviews but thought that I'd like to be my own judge; that was a mistake! I've learnt my lesson and I'll be sticking to un-hyped hairdressers. (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2010
I just got back from having my hair cut at Willie Smarts, i have been going there for years and always been more than pleased with the hair cuts and colours. I norally get my hair coloured with Nicola who is fantastic and always gets my colour just how i want it, today i just went for a cut with a new stylist called Vicky who was amazing! she seemed to know exactly how i wanted my hair and gave me a perfect hair cut, she was extreemely poffesional and my hair looks fantastic.Im so pleased... (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2010
I've been going to Willie Smarts for quite a few years now and have always had an excellent service. The staff are great and the prices are very reasonable.
I've never had to wait and have always had a great haircut. A big up to Carol who has always taken the time to cut my hair as I want it cut, even if my requests have been questionable!!!
Written on: 17/04/2010
Really great haircut, professional and accommodating. Curtis was able to take a mediocre short haircut and make it into something wonderful, one week before my wedding. Talk about nerves! I've been struggling to find my hairstylist after years of exceedingly excellent haircuts in two salons in NYC. I think I might have done so. (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2010
I love the guys at Willie Smarts - Paul, Adrian, Nicola and all. They're friendly but professional, creative but realistic. I have been going to Willie Smarts to get my hair cut and coloured now for the past few years and have always been really pleased with the results. I have also recommended them to other friends, who are equally impressed. Keep up the good work! (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2010
I don't like leaving bad reviews, these people work hard, but please Willie Smarts bosses, take on more staff and/or check your existing ones are happy - it really affects the experience and half the buzz of having your haircut is how it makes you feel, non? Call me sensitive, you may as well since your stylist stopped just shy of calling me a moron, when I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted but said I trusted her to cut it so it looks nice. Is that so unusual? Isn't that customer-speak for... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2010
Well my dad owns this salon and i love it. The staff are great and everyone is bubbly go there because it is brilliant. They also do cute little boxes for special occasions. Go there i defenitley reccomend it!!!!
Everyone one is lovley and its in a great spot in clapham dont forget all the products are NOT tested on animals!
And its all natrual products!
Hattie (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2010
I made a booking at Willie Smarts in Clapham Old Town as it close to home. I had booked for a cut and colour and was one of the last appointments of the evening. The whole time I was there my hairdresser talked about her plans for the evening and seemingly rushed to finish cutting my hair which took about 10 - 15 minutes max. I had asked for a trim and when she had finished cutting she hurriedly blow waved it saying "its looks better messy" and left it at that. The next day I washed my hair... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2009
I have been going to Willie Smarts for a couple of years now, and really love the salon. It has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, which is very welcoming as it can be difficult finding a salon where one feels really comfortable. I have had several different stylists when my 'own' is unable to cut and colour my hair, which is always done brilliantly and they have all been excellent. A really good local which I would recommend to anyone wanting good haircarein a friendly environment. (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2009
I had my hair coloured and cut today at Willie Smart's by one of the new stylists and I was amazed! I left a very happy girl! Do not be scared when they say "New Stylist", the girl I had was amazing! This was my first time at Willie Smart's, I usually get my hair done in another salon in the same area but they are always messing up my appointments so I decided to try a different one. Now i am sticking to Willie Smart's for good, excellent service, amazing products, beautiful colour and the... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2009
After being a loyal customer to Willie Smarts for three years, it seems that they are getting a little big for their boots. My usual stylist left, and I haven't found anyone there who matches up. They always seem to be too busy to greet you when you arrive, I ALWAYS have to wait at least 10-15 minutes, and the last few cuts I've had haven't been what I wanted or specifically asked for.
Also, far too pricey! I've moved on to a friendlier more genuine and reliable salon in the area and won't... (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2009
I had an awful experience at Willie Smarts, Clapham. First of all, my hair was cut badly, but because I thought that the salon seemed friendly, I gave them the benefit of the doubt and returned to ask if they could rectify this. I was treated so rudely and was actually frightened that the stylist who cut my hair was deliberately bodging it. (Sample conversation: Me: what are you doing this weekend? Stylist: It is only Wednesday, are you telling me you always know what you are doing at the... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2009
Willie Smarts is the best salon in whole london (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2009
I would thoroughly recommend willie smarts , I've been going there for 2 years now, and never been disappointed. I would commend to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2009 by natb
I had a really good experience at Willie Smarts. I found the staff there really friendly and my stylist didnt rush me when I was a bit indecicive about which cut I wanted. In fact, he talked me through what he thought would suit me most and I was really happy with the results. They had some lovely products but wern't pushy about trying to sell them to me. They smelt lovely! I'd definately go back for more. (read more)
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