Since launching in London’s Notting Hill in 2016, STIL has fast become synonymous with effortlessly cool, chic and wearable hair. Six years on and STIL is poised to open the doors to a second salon and brand new flagship in May 2022.
Located in Chelsea’s Brompton Cross, one of London’s most elegant neighbourhoods, STIL takes over a former luxury retail space on Fulham Road surrounded by high end interior design and fashion brands, art galleries, spas, restaurants and bars.
Influenced by her Scandinavian roots, STIL Founder and award-winning colourist, Christel Barron-Hough has teamed up with esteemed London-based Danish architect, Max Broby to bring her vision to life. The 1,800sqft, two-storey salon will house 15 generously spaced-out hair stations and with an emphasis on colour specialist services. A clean white space combined with custom-made lighting will flatter guests, whilst allowing colour to pop and be read in its most accurate form.
Drawing inspiration from Scandinavian design, the bright airy interiors complement light oak flooring, indoor greenery and bespoke crittall features, all hallmark traits of a Scandi aesthetic. STIL’s affiliation with nature is reflected in the salon’s centrepiece, a sage green marbled mixing bar where clients can watch colour magic being performed, whilst marbled designs behind the backwash are inspired by the colours of the northern lights and flowing water.
Rooted in expertise and informed by fashion, STIL is the ultimate destination for fresh and contemporary high calibre hair with a personal approach. Whether you know exactly what you want or not at all, Christel and her industry leading team of experts have a knack for giving you the hair you’ve always wanted.
A dab hand with a tint brush, Christel knows everything there is to know about colour and under her training and guidance, you can be sure to be happy with your new hue, whoever you see or whatever you choose. From the skilled hair cutting and styling to the colour services that will keep you coming back, the results are consistently flawless which has seen STIL included in many a ‘best salon’ roundup.
Every step of the STIL experience, both at the original and soon-to-open new location, is thought through and it’s the small details, from the in-depth consultations and made-to-measure services to the wide array of café style refreshments, friendly staff and heavenly head massages with essential oils, that elevate it above the average salon experience.
Christel Barron-Hough, founder and creative director of STIL commented: “We look forward to welcoming guests to our new home in Chelsea in this next exciting chapter for STIL. Giving as much attention to the environment as we do with hair, we’ve thought carefully about the design for this new space to help create a calming, nature-inspired oasis for our guests to truly relax, switch-off and enjoy the STIL experience.”