Written on: 02/06/2013 by pepabys (1 review written)
I've been coming to ESHK for about a year now after downsizing from Sassoon. I've had my hair cut by pretty much all the stylists and have been relatively satisfied up until my most recent visit, where I was booked in with Zoltan (a supposedly senior stylist). He offered no greeting or introduction, no consultation or recommendations (isn't that the whole point of offering a "premium" service?) and he kept leaving for several minutes at a time without giving an explanation. At no point did... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2013
I have been to Eshk for quite a while, I used to go the Hoxton one but now I live in Barbican I tried the one on Goswell Road. I had Sebastian the senior Stylist and what a great cut. The guy takes his time and I felt very comfortable. So happy with my cut happy to manage and I feel good I had to share! (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2013 by PaintedBird (1 review written)
The senior stylists are all very good (I've tried most of them. - I don't want to say my favourite as they're already very popular!) and capable of suggesting unconventional cuts. But the ones I've received from the male stylists Manu and [name removed] left me unsatisfied. They both didn't seem to have much imagination when cutting Asian hair. [name removed] especially didn't seem very interested in hearing what I wanted and couldn't be bothered to talk at an audible volume responding to my... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2012 by Giovana
So, I came here because I wanted a new style, yet was terrified of trying a new salon. I called earlier in the week and asked the friendly receptionist who would be good at taking my dyed-black hair to a lovely red. She recommended Marco, so I booked an appointment. I came in and was immediately greeted by friendly staff and met Marco who was incredibly hospitable and listened to me when I described what I wanted-black to darker red with limited damage to my hair. He was able to pull it... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2012 by Julia720
A friend recommended ESHK Hoxton as i work nearby so thought i would give it a go. I am usually very fussy with my hair and have trouble with new hairdressers but ESHK Hoxton was brilliant! Great atmosphere in the salon and my stylist Ana was amazing! I was very happy with her customer service and my hair! She did exactly what i asked which doesn't happen often and made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely go to her again and tell my friends too. Massive thumbs up! (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2012
Went there the other day based on the ratings and comments here, and I was very pleased! Sofie was lovely, and just the kind of hairdresser I need. I had very long hair (almost touching my bum), and I needed to get a real hairstyle. Sofie proposed two alternatives after hearing me out, and explained which she thought would suit me best, which was just what I needed. I want a nice hairstyle, but I had no idea really what would suit me, but while she had her own ideas, she still listened to my... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2012 by o_daff
I have never been so upset by a haircut (or, in fact, any service) that I've refused to pay and been compelled to write a negative review, but here goes... I came here because I couldn't get an appointment at my usual salon. I know what I like - I brought in around 7-8 photographs of the style I wanted. After waiting 20 minutes for a consultation, the French chap who spoke to me clearly didn't speak enough English to understand what I wanted (although, I would assume that, as a hairdresser,... (read more)
Written on: 25/12/2011
I had grown out my hair for about a year, its a medium ash blonde and the ends were a bit blonder....I basically asked her to simply make the rest of the hair the same colour fading naturally to a bit blonder at the ends....simple you think? Well apparently not. She died my hair basically bloody black! Nothing natural about this, about 10 times too dark and if this wasnt worse enough it looked like she'd got a ruler and painted around half my head and then splattered a few black patches... (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2011
I first went to Eshk after I ready a time out review saying how great it was. The first couple of times I went, I had JAY, who was great and I was very happy with my hair. Soon she moved up to a senior stylist and started charging £55 which was too steep for me (all their senior stylists charge that much) so I went with a junior stylist. I got a young French guy, Camille. He was nice enough but it was the worst hair cut I have ever had. He didn't seem to go to a great deal of effort and I... (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2011 by Alexandra_Andersson
Finally a "fancy" salon that you feel welcome and comfortable in! The staff is super cool and trendy but so nice and pay you lots of attention in the way I like it. Like "-Lets talk about your hair!" Cause that is what they care about, not my "last holiday cold-talk". Im so happy, would recommend it to everyone that lives/works around clerkenwell/old st and has a chance to get there! (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2011
THIS IS A GREAT SALON!: I got my hair cut this weekend. Daniel did an EXCELLENT job! I was so happy with his cut, and style. We tried something new and its working out. He was meticulous and spent a ton of time on my hair. You should go! When you see him let him know that Amanda sent you! Best of luck! (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2011 by LindaPalmer
Fabulous salon! I've been working to grow my hair for over 5 years and it was time for someone to give it some shape and bring it to life. In my experience most salons have been eager to transform my look completely and give me their own vision for a make-over. Susan was very interested in spending time carefully listening to what I wanted. It became evident that Susan is an acute judge of character and she carefully controlled every step of the process to be sure it would come out right and... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2011
ESHK Hair clerkenwell.
This place markets itself as a resonably high brow hair salon, but it is not. At least not the Clerkenwell branch. Haven't tried Hoxton.
As stated on their website the staff are friendly. They certainly don't use top range products -not a keratase product in sight!
The guy cutting my hair rolled his eyes, threw his hands in the air and laughed incredulously when I asked him for his opinion on how the back should be cut. I then said what I wanted. He went on to cut... (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2011 by missreed4u (1 review written)
My first experience at ESHK was good with Sebastian but unfortunately I went back there again on his day off. I got Daniel I think his name was (tight curly reddish brown hair) who was unfriendly and unprofessional and did a terrible job with my highlights. I felt so uncomfortable from his vibe that I decided to dry my own hair because I didn't want him anywhere near me and couldn't wait to get out of the salon.
I will never go there again and how these people get jobs where part of their... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2011
I went to ESHK Hair Salon today at the Clerkenwell branch. I was looking for a new hairdresser ever since my old hairdresser went back to Japan. I'd recently had my haircut at Moga a Japanese salon but wansn't happy with the results (language barrier and a not very confident hairdresser don't mix).
So I called and booked an appointment same day on Monday and asked specifically for someone who had experience in cutting men's East Asian hair. They recommended Chiaki and after a consultation... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2011
Ive been to many salons in east london and this is by far the best. Good value, good interior. Relaxing and very friendly staff. Always had a good cut. On one occasion i had my hair cut but felt i wanted more taken off, so returned the next day and a member of staff fitted me in and cut my hair free of charge and was happy to do so. Would not go anywhere else! great salon (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2010
tim is an amazing stylist and he probably could be bothered with you (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2010
Just had my first hair cut and color at ESHK and will definitely be back! I've been in London for a few months now and was soo apprehensive about trying to find a new stylist. After reading so many good reviews online, I decided to go for it - and am so happy I did! I saw Jay (female!) for a semi-permanent all over tint and cut. She really took her time with the consultation (which makes a huuge difference in my experience) and I'm thrilled with the outcome. Kept the length but added nice... (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2010
I went in today and saw Polly for a colour correction and cut and blow wave. I am SUPERBLY happy with what she has managed to do with my hair and I felt as though I was listened to when describing what I desired. I knew that it would be a challenge to bring my hair back to a more natural tone but I have ended up with a colour that looks better than I could have ever imagined. The price was what I was quoted which was comforting as I knew what I was up for and given the amount of time it took... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2010 by TheyCallMeMrGlass (1 review written)
Very happy with my hair colouring and cut. I was there for 3 hours though!
This is because they dont use any accelerating heaters for the colouring. So if you having a colouring and cut be sure to eat before or you may get hungry! They do offer you coffee and tea though. The background music was very nice, also, my head was coloured black first, then bleached in the areas for the red tones then finally the red tones were applied. This needed seperate drying times and each time the hair... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2010
I had a really good experience at this salon.
The lady who did my colour really knew what she was talking about and suggested the right type of colour for my hair and skin type. She was not particularly friendly but she was professional, made me feel comfortable and took the time to listen to what I had to say. Frankly that's what I expect from a salon.
I'm delighted with the result and have had compliments from a few people.
Still on the plus side, the guy who cut my hair was really easy... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2010
Oscar put my hair up for a special night out and he was absolutely fabulous - listened to what I wanted, made me feel special and my hair was incredible! I got so many comments about how good it looked. The whole experience was very relaxing and fun - I would recommend it to anyone. Everyone in the salon was friendly, the price was fair and the surroundings fab. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2010
After reading time out and some of the reviews, I decided to have a try at ESHK. Tim was my hair stylist, and personally I'd give him a 2/10 as hair stylist. I don't know how good he is with long hair for ladies definitely is quite bad with short haircuts and men's hair.
I think people is just attracted by this place because of the youngish atmoshpere, cool music and beer? Anyway I can't judge the saloon because I only had haircut with Tim and no one else there.
My suggestion in London for... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2010
Having previously had a great experience at ESHK I booked again - unfortunately my original stylist had moved so I got someone different. Having spent 6 months growing my hair we agreed to take 2 inches off to tidy it up. I then had my hair washed by a very sweet girl who got more water over ym top than my hair and was back in what I came to think of as the butchers chair. So engrossed in the latest vogue was I that I didn't notice the loss of at least 5 inches of hair, not to mention the... (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2010
I have medium length, naturally straight dark hair. I also consider myself both extremely low maintenance (not using any product in my hair and often letting it air dry) and yet also expecting a wonderfully stylish hair cut. I got both at the Goswell Road salon. My hair stylist Polly didn't need much guidance on what I wanted. She even blew dry it the way I usually like it. It's been refreshing to find a good salon -- finally! I only gave them 3 stars for the "value for money" since I like a... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2010
Easily the best haircut I've had. I've been looking for a good salon for almost 3 years now, with very little luck. Some salons look good on the outside (trendy, stylish), but are totally lacking when it comes to cutting hair - not so with ESHK. They are just fantastic.
The cut I got was even better than I had anticipated and better than anything I could have imagined in my head. The staff are a delight - very friendly and welcoming. Mostly they TRULY listen to what you want (really,... (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2010
I have been going to ESHK (Goswell Rd and Hoxton salons) for about a year now and totally rate them. Always a great cut, really suits me. I have short hair and they have always given me an interesting and unusual cut which suits my face and is easy to care for. I used to go to Vidal Sassoon and ESHK are so much better - and a lot cheaper. Now my boyfriend goes and he always gets a great cut too. Excellent! (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2010
Oscar was amazing I have really rubbish hair and he made it look really good - which is hard. (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2010 by davidjw (1 review written)
The best haircut I've ever had. Second time in a row, in fact. Bart is a real find... very professional, cool, nice guy, really into what he's doing, an artist with the scissors. Thanks! David (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2010
After trying numerous hair salons inlondon, this one far exceeded my expectations for service and style. I definitely recommend this salon for a fabulous cut and style at a great price. i paid £40 with £5 for the hairdresser. and the hairdresser was so pleased about that, compare to new york city, they might think thats too little tip. lol
i went there 2 weeks ago, after the Easter holidays, i decided to ring ESHK to say thank you and I have got a lot of compliments on my Hair. but they... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2010
Firstly, my friend called and booked an appointment for two of us. I was there when she called, and she was very specific when explaining what we wanted. When we arrived, they told us that we must've booked it wrong because there was only an appointment for one of us in the book.
So, only I was able to get my hair dyed. It's been 5 days since I had it done, and the dye has faded drastically everywhere but the front of my hair. It looks terrible/was not supposed to fade. (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2010
graet hairdressers in hoxton!! i just walked pass this salon in hoxton and i wanted to give it a try, very cool salon and friendly staff, not pretentious at all, i am not a clasic type of person but unfortunatelly due to the job i do i have to dress smart for work, the guy who cut my hair understood my point and i end up with a very cool haircut but suitable for work too, i will definitely go back, very good service too. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2010
Popped into ESHK in Clerkenwell last week and had my hair cut by Tim; he's fairly new to this salon but will definitely be my new go-to for future appointments. Unpretentious, attentive and helpful, he listened and offered suggestions before (most importantly) delivering a sensational haircut which was simultaneously on-trend and classic. Just what I asked for, and a little bit extra. The salon, as always, exuded a relaxed vibe and friendly atmosphere. Very difficult to fault the place,... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2010
I've been getting my hair cut at ESHK for 2-3 years now and I'm really pleased with their service. They know what cuts are on trend, but manage to blend that with a cut that suits YOUR face. They listen to what you say and give their own input as well. Last time I went, Oscar spent 1hr 20mins on my bob so it would look great all the time, not just the day after my appointment. Highly recommended! (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2009
A very friendly greeting and great service overall - lovely head massage. I needed a new style for my usually long hair and Jay gave me some great advice and an awesome shorter, layered cut that is so easy to take care of. Very interesting, rustic interior decor and good value for money. Only good things to say - Thanks so much - will definitely be back and will recommend to friends! (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2009
I've been going to ESHK 3 times, the hairdressers i have seen have been fantastic. a cracking great cut, they gave great advice and I left feeling brilliant.
I would always entrust my hair to ESHK
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Written on: 09/07/2009
I was trustful after few good reviews that I found and... everything I found in ESHK Hairdressers was disappointment. I admit that my hair is not easy to cut and I'm very demanding about colour but never had such a bad service. Stylist seemed to be in a hurry and didn't pay much attention to meet my expectation which caused drama on my head. On top of all, salon has no air con, it was 3 hrs nightmare... Do not recommend!
Written on: 08/07/2009 by maria loot (1 review written)
I was trustful after few good reviews that I found but... all I found was disappointment. I admit that I'm very demanding but I never had such a bad cut and colour. Stylist seemed to be in hurry and didn't pay anough attention to meet my expactations which caused drama on my head. On top of all, ESHK salon has no air-con, 3 hrs nightmare. Do not recommend! (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2009 by The older woman (1 review written)
Having read reviews of Eshk, I decided to give them a try, as I felt that my own hairdresser was bored with me! Or bored with my hair!
I've now been three times, and have had an excellent cut each time, and have also had lovely highlights done.
I'm not that young, and they seem to treat everyone the same, regardless of age - they make you feel comfortable, and that you've got as much right to a good cut as a 20 year old. (Which, trust me, isn't the case in all hairdressers!) (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2009
ESHK Hair Hairdressers, London, is quite comfortable, laid-back, professional, multi-cultural staff. Basically I really liked my haircut, the main thing really isn't it? The aussie girl is great...have seen her twice now and will definitely be going back. Only bad point is no beer available even though stated on website (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2009
I went first time to the salon feeling apprehensive after the years of getting disappointed by various hairdressers around London. This time I was pleasantly surprised as my visit to ESHK salon was actually a pleasant experience. I had my hair cut by a great hairdresser - did exactly what i wanted. they took the time to listen what i wanted to do and also offered their advice. The second time i went i had a perm which turn out to be amazing. The atmosphere in the salon is excellent, friendly... (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2008 by suk kim (1 review written)
i moved to london from Korea summer this year and i never been to any hairdressers here because I've been told that the hairdressers here can not cut asian's hair.
i have thick black hair and i wanted them a lot shorter. i found them from Timeout actually and i saw a manager's name seemed asian so i thought I'd give them a try.
I went last week, i saw the people were very international, oriental, european, african maybe.. i really like ESHK, love the decorations and music, they offer... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2008 by abumenang (1 review written)
Was not impressed with the haircut at ESHK Hair London. The stylist asked me what I wanted, I told her and she just went for it. I told her I wanted it restyled but all she did was basically give my hair a trim. It was done in about half an hour. Some hairdressers blow dry after cutting and make sure the hair falls into place properly but she did not. I felt it was not layered enough as I would have wanted more body, when i told her so she brushed off my comment and said that she thinks its... (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2008 by catcal83 (1 review written)
I had a hair cut at ESHK Hair Hairdressers yesterday after a long time trying to find a reliable and value for money hairdressers I would trust not to give me a bob that would end up making me look odd (as with past unfortunate experiences at other places). Although having to trek from South London on a Saturday morning, the journey was absolutely worth it. The ESHK experience was a happy surprise. The salon itself is trendy and hip but not intimidatingly so, with a comfy 'waiting area'... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2008 by plucky1
ESHK Hair Hairdressers - I have long hair which I'm really particular about, but I felt confident in the stylist when she spent a fair bit of time asking me questions looking at the hair and generally getting a feel for what i might want. She then made some suggestions and cut my hair quickly but BRILLIANTLY.
It is simply the best hair cut i have ever had - all at a great price and without the pretensions and hassle of so many other hairdressers. I can't go anywhere else now! (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2008
I was treated with respect and courtesy, with patience and the feeling that the stylist wasn't happy until I was happy; I noticed that also the stylist was re checking his work, until my hair had been cut to perfection; and was indeed unrecognisable from the absolute horror that I had inherited from THE CUTTING BAR-see my review of them on this site.
Fantastic! (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2008 by jmossman (1 review written)
ESHK is something a little bit special, a truly unique hair salon infused with the character and creativity of its owners and staff. The premises are stylish and quirky, and you can expect to hear interesting music. ESHK achieves a rare atmoshpere of exclusivity without being pretentious or expensive. The friendly and engaging staff are true masters of their trade, and the few times I've visited other salons since discovering ESHK I've regretted it and gone straight back to the fold because... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2008 by alecchristie
I always get my hair cut here. They are always one step ahead advising on current trends and styles to suit my hair type. I would recommend ESHK Hairdressers to anyone bored of their current hairstyle and looking for a change or just wanting a skilled hairdresser to cut their hair in a chic and friendly environment. (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2008 by janemalton
i've been to eshk since last year, i always had my haircut and colour done, and tell you one thing, when you really watching them doing your hair, you can really tell they have a good experience and good skill, because they are not like normal hairdressers talking a lot, they only talk when i feel like or when something interesting, they are so fast, haircut i'd say less than an hour(my hair is long and i like blowdry waves) so im very very happy with them! i don't think i gonna change... (read more)
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