Tuesday, 13 March 2012


For some months the beauty world's been abuzz with news that ubercolourist Josh Wood has a new 'atelier' - in Holland Park - and now we know why half the famous heads in London are making a bee-line for W11.
     With permission from her usual colourist - Susan Baldwin at John Frieda - Jo was 'unfaithful' last week.   Stepped inside the Atelier's discreet black glass frontage, through the inner doors (very Get Smart, those ) to the industrial-style space (see above) - which is filled with plenty of the daylight that's necessary for great haircolour - and placed herself in Josh's expert hands.
     The result?  Brilliantly buttery blonde highlights from Mr. Wood, a terrific blow-dry from Marilyn (and a world-class manicure from the nail technician, which lasted a full week without chipping).
     For Jo's end-of-winter 'thirsty' hair (it's all that central heating), Josh prescribed a scalp exfoliation treatment, and a mega-moisture boost.  (There's a lot of 'fried' hair at this end of winter - and if you don't believe us, look around...)  We very much like the fact that the salon's not aligned to any one brand, cherry-picking the best for every individual, from ranges which span Wella to LĂ©onor Greyl.
     Very definitely an 'A-list' experience.
     And haven't you got to love a man who wears desert boots like these...?

Josh Wood Atelier - 6 Landsdowne Mews, London W11 3AN/020-3393 0977 (that number may look weird for London, but it's right)