Time Travel in Style
After our trip to the 1940s last week, we've travelled even further back in time with this week's favourite tour.
The frivolous, fun and opulent air of the 1920s can be found at Flappers & Gentlemen hair salon in Leicester. A stunning location which, thanks to some fabulous creative vision and skills, is a place where it's not just the hair that is beautiful.
Old & New
You'll find the salon in a side street of independent businesses, amongst the swathe of boutiques, niche and quirky retailers which make up this popular area of St Martin's Square.
Inside, are a wealth of stylish fixtures and fittings invoking the 1920's mood. Ornate, gold mirrors hang on the ritzy painted and papered walls, along with framed prints, plates, a camera and other ornamental curios. Antique lamps, bureaus, clocks and chandeliers all add to the vintage ambiance.
Look carefully amongst the array of artefacts however and you'll find hints of the up-to-date products and services provided by Flappers & Gentlemen. The computer screen on the reception bureau, the shampoos and other products lining the wooden bookshelves and across the dresser tucked away under the stairs.
Whiskey While You Wait?
It's a wonderful recreation of times gone by, without compromising on modern services or comfort. There are even beautifully upholstered settee and chairs in the waiting area for customer to relax on while waiting their turn to be pampered.
And to top off the welcoming ambiance, complimentary cocktails and whiskey are on offer which, says the Flappers & Gentlemen website, ' thankfully circa 20 are no longer prohibited'.
Find Flappers & Gentlemen at 8 Silver Walk, Leicester LE1 5EW. Tel 0116 262 9840. They're on the web at flappersandgentlemen.co.uk
Date: 26 February 2016
Author: The 360 Company