WHIP London: 7 Morning Ln, London E9 6ND
Given the current state of the planet, with climate change and the catastrophic disasters happening, we now find ourselves tracking back to everything that might help in our daily routine.
In the midst of all of this is a beautiful boutique salon in the heart of Hackney, WHIP. The vegan and eco-friendly salon is perfect for the new carbon print conscious individual that is interested in cruelty free hair products that do everything but damage your hair; what can go wrong here?
To encourage living sustainably, WHIP is now the home for vegan and eco-friendly hairdressers. You can see the encouragement throughout the salon with the vintage decor and the knowledge that is given to you as soon as you step through the door.
I spent a few hours of my early morning getting my haircut by the lovely Creative Director, James, who perfected the blunt cut I was hoping to have for months; I finally put my trust into someones hands! It started with a head massage, and I was left with the sleekest cut, whilst I was informed about how the salon came about, and which products were eco-friendly.
The vibe of the salon is very relaxed, as well as the staff so it felt like almost a safe haven where you can go and get your hair done and not have to deal with your normal worries. The salon has a mini record store inside, and they have great music spinning throughout the day so it almost becomes a hang out spot and you don’t want to leave! Oh and I should also mention the local beer selection, cocktails or mocktails available! I’ve had many 6 hour highlight trips to the hairdressers with nothing to do in-between so this definitely filled in the gaps for me.
For more information and to book, click here.
Words: Kiran Mariya