Acknowledged in the Guinness Book of Records for offering the worlds most expensive haircut, Stuart Philips’ £8,000 price tag was soon eclipsed by his £20,000 VIP service, which in turn became insignificant when he embellished Serena Williams’ hair with £1 million worth of diamonds. Today I went to Covent Garden to interview the man himself …and get some of the star treatment in the process.
Situated within Hampstead’s Finchley Road O2 Shopping Mall, beside Virgin Active, Joseph Koniak’s salon is a hive of activity when I arrive, with a friendly buzz that permeates throughout. Whilst Joseph himself is busy when I arrive, the exuberant salon manager Ziba warmly greets me and instantly makes me feel right at home. I also cannot help but notice, that whilst chatting with her at the front desk, she manages to individually welcome everyone who enters the salon by their first name, which includes a several individuals, plus one mother and each of her four children.
Boasting an exclusive team of award-winning stylists and technicians, it is no wonder that Nicky Clarke’s Mayfair hair salon is widely recognised as being amongst the best hair salons in the world. With a client base that spans British to overseas royalty, including a veritable who’s who of celebrities; if you want the look, then this is the place to get it.