Salon Sloane is the brainchild of John Vial and Belle Cannan, both of whom met whilst partners at Real Hair.
John started his career at Vidal Sassoon, where he worked as Creative Director for over 12 years.
Known for his unique vision and creative flair, he has been a session stylist backstage for the likes of Hermes, Narciso Rodriguez, Roland Mouret, Craig Green, Sibling and Charles Jeffrey, working with photographers such as Nick Knight, Annie Leibovitz and Rankin as well as his work featuring in publications such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire.
He joined Real Hair in 2003 where along with Belle, played an integral part in making it the destination salon that everyone wanted to be a part of.
As Creative Director of FUDGE John headed up the FUDGE ‘Lookbook’ project with Rankin, and presided over a regular pop-up salon at his close friend Zaha Hadid’s gallery. John's weekly column for The Sunday Times Style magazine ran for 2 years.
Belle Cannan also cut her teeth at Vidal Sassoon where she built and established a loyal clientele, on mastering her haircutting technique she moved onto Nicky Clarke where she enhanced her skill set. The fusion of these techniques literally gave her the cutting edge and allowed her to build a clientele of both loyal and influential women, many of whom are still with her today.
"Salon Sloane is a reaction against the hipster movement" says John, "it's not about instant gratification, it's about a return to quality, discipline and craft". "Whilst it's really important to have an established team at Salon Sloane, we are also aware that some clients are price sensitive so it's essential we train our new talent to reflect our standards meaning that we are confident that our team delivers on all levels", Belle adds.
Salon Sloane opens June 1, 2016 at 2 Holbein Place, SW1W 8NP. Prices start from £28 for a Blow dry and £75 for a haircut. The salon will be open from 8am - 8pm Tuesday to Friday, 9am - 6pm Monday and Saturday.
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