O’Sullivans Salon at the Shard

Let me start this by being incredibly honest, I am not the biggest fan of hair salons. Not only do you leave with a lighter purse, but typically I leave too feeling worse than when I arrived. I’m going to put this feeling down to the necessity of staring at yourself in the mirror for hours, with wet hair and awful lighting. I visit eventually but if I can I will avoid it only to avoid the loss of positivity!

However my recent visit to a salon near the Shard brought an entirely different experience for me and for the first time I actually enjoyed my time at a hairdressers and left feeling like I looked the best I ever had.

Located underneath The Shard in London, within a shopping arcade directly outside the station, O’Sullivans is a medium sized hair salon that caters to both men and women. Expertly dealing with cuts, colours, blow drys and nails this really is a on stop shop before a hot date or night out!

My original appointment was booked for 6pm but free an early finish at work I decided to see if they could fit me in any earlier. Within 15 minutes I was in the hairdressers seat – what great service!

I was seen to by Charlotte who took the time to listen to what I wanted, look at the pictures I screen grabbed from Instagram and offer her own advice – gained from years of dealing with hair and knowing exactly what would work and suit me too.

After the consultation we moved on to the wash, one of the best things when visiting a salon – let’s admit! Then it was back to the chair to start the cut.

Earlier I mentioned my distinct lack of looking at myself under the harsh lighting of a salon, but this was entirely not the case here. I don’t know what bulbs they use but they need to start implementing them everywhere!

My cut was finished and Charlotte advised I have my hair blow dried straight to make the best of my new cut – she did ask whether this was ok and offered me other options, but I tend not to take expert advise for granted!

Blow dried smoothly with flicks at the new layers, and moulding my fringe in to one I had always desired I left the salon feeling like I had total princess hair and couldn’t wait to show it off!


Whilst I visited their premises in the Shard, O’Sullivans have salons located across London so if you are looking for somewhere convenient or new to try I really couldn’t recommend anywhere better!

If they can convert me in to wanting to book a trim in a few weeks time then they are definitely not worth missing out on!

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