The Best Haircut for Curls: My Go-To Salon in London

Stylists working their magic at Ena Salon

As any curly-haired girl can attest, maintaining luscious ringlets is no easy feat. Yes, there are those glorious days when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, every hair falls into place and you hum "maybe she's born with it" as you shake your curls about in slow motion. But, let's face it, more often than not us girls with curls need all the extra help we can get. Whether that be in the form of the perfect curly hairstyling toolkit or the perfect haircut. 

So you can imagine my levels of joy when I discovered the ultimate hair salon for curly hair in London, Ena Salon. A shout out to my beloved friend Helene who introduced me to this gem. She'd heard rave reviews and seen friends walk out with perfect curly hairstyles. 

The beautiful Davines collection at Ena Salon

So, with much initial skepticism (as any curly-haired girl who's suffered many a terrible haircut would do), I took her word for it and gave the salon a try. And boy did it BLOW MY MIND.

I booked that very first appointment with Johnny, who founded the salon with his partner Pedro in 2007. He was incredibly attentive to my specific type of curls and their condition - which at the time was frankly pretty awful. He also designed the cut with the most important thing in mind: what my curls would look like once they'd dried and settled. Honestly, it's shocking how many stylists get this wrong. 

He also created great layers (I didn't end up looking like a mushroom - score!) and then talked me through a step-by-step routine on how to care for and style my curls on a daily basis. He even gave me a crib sheet to take home and refer back to if ever in doubt. I was in awe. And I've been loyal to Ena Salon ever since. 

I've since had my curls cut and styled by multiple Ena stylists and I've never walked out disappointed. Everyone knows how to cope with my rebellious locks and their attention to detail is always superb. So if you're after a slightly more cost-friendly cut you can book in with the fantastic junior stylists too. 

Staircase to hair heaven and the best hair wash you could ever ask for 

But there are still a few cherries to top this all off: the salon's stunning interiors and killer service. Set in what was originally a Georgian townhouse, you feel like you're walking into someone's home. And that someone has impeccable taste in interior design. There are cozy chairs to sink into whilst you wait and as soon as you arrive you're offered a warm cup of tea. Or wine if you prefer. I always do.  

Then you're ushered upstairs for the most luxurious hair wash you could ever dream up. Ena only uses Davines products (my thoughts on this brilliant brand here) and you will literally fall asleep with the lush head massage that's included.

So there you have it. My ultimate go-to salon for all you fellow girls with curls. If you're based in London, you must absolutely give it a try and put your long-suffering curls out of their misery. And if you're not but are planning a trip to The Big Smoke, add Ena Salon to your 'places to visit in London' list. It's a travel and beauty splurge you won't regret. 

Heading back into the city with my fresh new curly 'do 


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