“Beauty Salon Alresford” is a unique shop in East London situated close to Holborn tube station. It started life as the RachaelStreet Beauty Clinic on Oct 1st 1990, just in a tiny room at the hairdressers on East Street. Rachael had two sisters who also owned their own beauty salon and she decided to start a salon of her own. Initially, she had no employees and no clients. After 2 years, she started a van-service for hairdressing and before long she had twenty-four employees and two vans.
Great Location, Wonderful Staff!
Two years ago the shop moved into it’s present location. The shop became a success mainly because it carries both… “The Refrigerator” by Snaider…. “The Refrigerator” by Snaider… and “The Mela Matic” by Mela Matic.. The shop has also been featured on…. “The Best New Beauty Salon” on BBC1!.. “The Gadget Show” on Channel 4.
When I went in to take my appointment for a “stress-free” facial, I was somewhat nervous due to my prior “scratching” experience and the shop assistants were very patient with my nerves. They took my worries away by explaining that most clients do not see the salon for up to three hours or so prior to their appointment. (That probably explains my quick tan..) I was given a brown paper bag to carry my shampoo, conditioner, and face scrub in.. and I left the beauty shop with my skin looking better than ever! After my quick “pamper” at the spa I headed straight to my vehicle, which had been lined up outside. I was quite nervous about my appearance but once inside, I felt refreshed and ready to hit the road!