The Neil Moodie Studio brands itself as “luxury hair for the consciously minded” which is exactly what the salon represents. Neil Moodie, one of the UK’s most successful and respected hairstylists, unveiled his new East London salon in the heart of Spitalfields. It partnered with Green Salon Collective – an organisation dedicated to recycling and offsetting the carbon footprint of the hair industry – to create a responsible salon, from compostable hair towels to eco taps. The salon operates with gender-neutral pricing, by charging like-for-like for the same service. Each team member shares the same values as Moodie and his studio – whatever your haircare needs, you’re in safe hands here. In particular, we rate art director Maia Poly who specialises in creative colour and brought our blonde new life with balayage.
With architects Charles Eames and John Lautner as a reference point for its interior design, Neil Moodie Studio in Spitalfields is plush and inviting without being intimidating (the chairs are some of the most comfortable ones we've sat in). Moodie's a seasoned pro within the fashion week circuit, so the team has refined the art of translating current trends into real life, all while taking into account your styling habits and lifestyle. Sustainability is at the heart of the studio; the space is mainly done up in recycled and upcycled materials, and there are no single use gloves or water bottles. Pricing is gender-neutral too.
Stylist Neil Moodie has been in the hair game for 35 years, during which time he’s created iconic looks for runway, red carpets and magazine covers. Now he’s opened his very first solo sustainable and inclusive studio on one side of Old Spitalfields Market. The two-floor space takes design inspo from the mid-century modern movement whilst also highlighting the character of the Grade II-listed building, so there’s exposed brick mixed in with lots of light wood, herringbone floors and dark blue tiling, with most of the materials being repurposed and upcycled (and all of those mag covers Neil has worked on are displayed on the walls downstairs too).
With the heat playing havoc with our locks – a sweaty head and parched hair is not a cute combo – we popped in for a wash, blowdry and some help getting it under control. The salon prides itself on offering a VIP level of service for every single client and that was certainly the case with us. All the staff are super friendly and our stylist James was only too happy to chat all things hair and dish out advice, and after a hair wash with L’Oreal Pureology shampoo and conditioner (complete with a head massage and a little body one too from the massage chair) he gave us a fresh bouncy blow using Shu Uemera products.
UK hairstylist Neil Moodie – whose clients include Nicola Coughlan, Jodie Comer and Claire Foy – has opened a new conscious hair salon in East London, marking the stylist’s first solo venture. Neil’s goal is to offer incredible hair cutting and colouring, serviced as consciously as possible and accessible to all. Stylists are trained in all hair types, prices are gender neutral (with costs reflecting the level of service received) and the studio has partnered with the Green Salon Collective to uphold sustainability standards. Think Eco Head taps, sustainable energy, Scrummi compostable hair towels and Vish colour weighing scales to reduce waste.
Neil Moodie is famous for his work for magazines including Vogue and he has recently opened his own salon in Spitalfields, east London, “so we can all look like a cover star,” says Gavanndra Hodge, Times Luxury senior commissioning editor. The products are eco-friendly and the salon offers everything from balayage to bleach. Moodie also hosts a regular mental-health podcast, and has a winningly sympathetic chair-side manner.
The best hair salon for: modern styles with an inclusive approach
One of the newest additions to London's premium hairdressing scene, Neil Moodie Studio opened in mid-2022 offering a chic space catering to both East London's cool kids and the City's CEOs. The eponymous founder is famed for his work on editorial shoots and campaigns for the likes of Jimmy Choo, Vogue, Dior and Miu Miu and has recruited a coterie of similarly expert cutters and colourists to work the chairs at his first standalone salon.
Occupying a bright, sophisticated boutique just off Spitalfields Market, the emphasis here is on treating every client as an individual, with every appointment tailored to your requirements. As such, prices are structured by service, rather than gender or hair type, with the option to mix and match treatments from Olaplex, Keratin Complex and Moodie's own haircare line, with your cut or colour. Not sure what to go for? Moodie's team is brimming with advice for every look and budget.
He’s the man responsible for the manes of some of London’s most famous faces, including Cara Delevingne and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and now Neil Moodie has finally opened up his own salon. The 1,600 square-foot studio in Spitalfields is more than just a salon, also doubling up as a concept store, a launch-event space and a photographic studio. But naturally, the real focus here is on hair, with Moodie and his team offering VIP-treatment and trend-led editorial styling, as well as serving up a more conscious beauty offering.
Working in collaboration with Green Salon Collective in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint, they’ve installed Eco Head taps and use ‘Scrummi’ compostable hair towels and ‘Vish’ colour weighing scales to cut down on waste. If your locks are in need of some extra TLC, book in for their new steam treatment, which opens up the cuticles in your hair to help conditioner and moisturising masks penetrate deeper.