Blue Tit, Clapton

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Blue Tit, Clapton

Expanding salon unveils newest nest...

Dalston is a postcode with a dresscode, so fashionable you wouldn’t be surprised to see inspections at the borough borders to keep out the merely mildly trendy. Now one of the smartest hair salons in the area, Blue Tit, has hatched a second salon in the neighbouring hood of Clapton, and it’s every bit as lovely as the first to have flown its nest.

Everything that is touched or used is luxurious and comfortable. Everything else is totally knackered – on purpose of course. Take the salon cutting areas as an example. The chairs look like they might have been made from the balustrade of an old steam liner, beautifully painted in white and upholstered with dark leather. The long mirror in front fills a false doorway, and the door itself, pressed against the exposed brickwork… could have been found in a skip.

Not so much faux-distress as actually very real distress. But it works, as does the wall of vegetation that breathes some life into the cracked and peeling space. Not just for the birds…

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