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Francesco Picardi Hairdressing
Francesco Picardi Hairdressing
43 Pitfield Street,
Shoreditch, London, N1 6DA
United Kingdom

Hair Salon

Francesco Picardi Hairdressing
43 Pitfield Street,
Shoreditch, London, N1 6DA
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thur 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Accepts online bookings

    Online bookings let you pick date/time for your visit.

  • Accepts eVouchers

    If you purchase an eVoucher you will need to book with the venue directly.

  • Accepts Wahanda gift vouchers

    Our old Wahanda Gift Vouchers can still be redeemed at over 3,000 locations. Use them to pay as you would with cash. Please note, the Wahanda Gift Voucher's successor – the Wahanda Gift Card – can only be used for online purchases.

Francesco Picardi Hairdressing   Off-peak
This venue offers discounts on off-peak appointments.

Francesco Picardi Hairdressing is a highly regarded, contemporary hairdressing salon in the heart of Shoreditch, near Old Street tube station.

Our team of experts in hair colouring and cutting provide tailor-made hairdressing services, including precision cuts, beautiful textures, a wide range of colour techniques and fashion forward or classic hairstyles. As well as haircare, our experienced team are always on hand for hair consultancy, keen to help you achieve an individual but comfortable look.

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4.2

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Based on 181 reviews

5 stars 81
4 stars 60
3 stars 21
2 stars 6
1 star 13
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  • Balayage (8)
  • Blow Dry (45)
  • Brazilian Blow Dry Keratin Treatment (4)
  • Hair Colouring and Highlights Treatments (45)
  • Hair Conditioning and Scalp Treatments (19)
  • Hair Consulting (34)
  • Hair Loss Treatments - Non Surgical (1)
  • Haircuts and Hairdressing (124)
  • Men's Haircuts and Hairdressing (4)
  • Ombre (2)
  • Permanent Waves (2)
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Posted 2 weeks ago
Sorry this is probably going to be the longest review ever, I would like to cut it short if I could but I can't but you really need to read it if your planning to have your hair coloured here!!

I went to this salon last year & had my hair done by Francesco himself, I had balayage done along with a cut & blow dry! He did a fantastic job which is why I went back to him this year (3 weeks ago). I had quite blonde bits put in for my balayage last year, so this year I wanted the same, but blonder & higher up. When I went 3 weeks ago, Franceso did my hair, & initially I was happy with it & paid £219 for this, but then as I got home & went back to work the next day, I thought to myself, this is not exactly what I had asked for, it was only a tad bit lighter from the blonde I had before & not high up like I had asked for, so basically what he had given me was just a touch up from what I had previously before, (just a shorter version as it was cut). So I called him a day later to tell him about it as he always does say, if your not happy, please call me & you can come back so I can fix it for you. So I called him & he was polite & said ok come back, he booked me in for an appointment a week later.

So I went back on my 2nd visit for him to make the blonde higher up like I originally asked for, but I also decided to make my roots a lighter brown as I thought it would look better instead of my dark roots, this cost me £60 to do which I was more than happy to pay for. He got a lady (not sure her name, was Italian) to colour my roots, but at points when she was colouring my hair, she had the brown dye on her hands (gloves) which she had used her fingers to spread & rub in the dye on my head, there was points where she used her finger's to flick over the bottom of my hair to the other side as she was going through & colouring my hair. So obviously that would mean the brown dye would go onto the bottom of my blonde ends, I didn't say anything at this point as I thought, it's too late, but I wish I had done now!!

When she had finished colouring my roots, washed & dried. This is when Francesco came over to re-do my balayage, once he finished & again washed, toner put on & dried, it was now 6.30pm, & when he finished, I noticed straight away it was very patchy on my left side, & when he held the mirror up behind me, I saw a bright yellow (blonde) patch right at the top of my left side! I obviously pointed it out, & he replied "ohh, your just being fussy, that's just some staining, that will wash out!"
I was like, erm I don't think any washing will get rid of these patches....
He then replied "ok, give it a few washes, if it doesn't come out then I'll fix it for you next week."
I said ok nicely, & I said I'll be calling you in a few days, (which he didn't look pleased about).

I didn''t wait a few days as I knew it wouldn't wash out, so I literally called him the next day, I thought I might aswell just make an appointment with him, & if it does wash out then I can just cancel it after, but atleast I'll have my appointment booked. SO i called him, I said "Hi Francesco, it's me Hayley from yesterday, can I please book an app with you for the weekend.
He then raised his voice & said, look you can't keep coming back like this, now your complaining about the colour!!"
I replied saying "no, I'm happy with the colour, it's just the patches I'm not happy with."
He said "fine, I'll get someone else to fix it but I'm not going to do it!!"
I replied saying, "No, I want you to fix it, & I said if you looked at my hair right now, you would admit yourself that the patches are bad & you told me yesterday that you would fix it for me."
He then said, "ok ok, fine, just call me after you've washed it a few times.

So I washed it 3 times & called him back a few days later, when he first picked up he phone, I said it was me Hayley, he said he was in a meeting & would call me back... 3 hours later he still hadn't called me back, so again I called him & said it was me, he answered & said nicely, Oh I told Tomomi (Japanese receptionist) to email you when I'll be free, has she not done so yet, I said no, he said she will email me, so I said ok thanks!

2 days later, I still didn't receive an email from her, so this time I decided to call but speak with her as she's a really lovely lady, & I thought it'd be better if I just booked it through her, SO i called & she answered thankfully, I explained my situation to her & said Francesco was being a bit difficult, & said if I could please be booked in for that sunday or the next week as I hadn't been able to have my hair down all week at work, I had to have it tied half way up to hide my patches! she said she will check with him & get back to me as he wasn't there at that time.

2 days later, I still didn't get a phone call & was so fed up by this point & was actually getting stressed from it, I thought just the thought of having to call again & hear him speak to me rudely would send me over the roof, as he already made me angry! so I thought let me get my Italian friend to call him for me, maybe he would be more understanding with her, so she called him for me, & he said, "why are you calling for her". My friend said because she'd been really stressed out over this & you haven't replied to her at all. He then said to her the same thing, I don't want to do her hair, she's never happy, I've spent a total of 10 hours on her hair, I don't want to work for free!! My friend explained yes I understand, but the problem is the patches you've left in her hair, their really bad. At some point the phone line cut off... then someone called her back, but not Francesco, another Italian guy (Angelo) that works there, & he apologized & said the phone got cut off but Francesco is with a customer now. But I can book your friend in & I will fix her hair, he said I understand she wanted Francesco but we're all hairdressers here so I can also do the job! He said don't worry, Francesco will be here to supervise me!! My friend said ok & it was booked!

I went a few days later with my friend for the appoinment, as I walked in with my friend, he looked at us, kind of came over to say Hi, but to my friend, not really me, & said take a seat... Angelo will be with you shortly. Not even 5min later, he had his coat on & left the shop, he told Angelo he's going to the airport now in Italian... he said bye to us & that was it!!

So what I have to say about Franceso is that he's terribly UNPROFESSIONAL!! if you stay on his good side then yeah he's great, he's nice to you! But if you get on his bad side, as in if you tell him something negative, he will be horrible to you! He didn't even want to ADMIT to his mistake that he did on my hair nor correct it! A normal professional hairdresser would want to keep a good reputation & keep their customers happy, & fix your hair especially if they've made a mess of it!! Not avoid your calls & walk out the shop as soon as you arrive! He is one of the rudest man I have ever met.. I know this from the way he spoke to his previous staff members last year. What annoyed me is the fact he tried to get someone else to fix his mistakes, I didn't want no one else to do it because he's meant to be the most experienced one there, & if he can't do a good job, I doubt the rest can! & he's complaining to my friend that he doesn't want to work for "FREE", but at the end of the day I paid £280 in total, which is a lot of money, so if he's put patches in my hair, he should want to fix it!
& your probably all wondering what happened in the end, did Angelo manage to fix the patches, he said he'd put brown dye to cover most of the patches as far down as it needed to be covered, so I agreed, he ended up using foil & looked like he was doing lowlights?! so in the end, I still had the patches visible!! obviously I gave up... he said he was unable to do anything else & said sorry & that was it! I had to go somewhere else the next day & have my patches covered up with a MUCH DARKER brown to hide it!! This guy at this other salon has said this is one of the most disastrous muck up that he's ever seen!! Thankfully he has gotten rid of all the patches for me!!

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
I had a Ladies' Cut and Blow Dry and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
I had a Ladies' Cut and Blow Dry and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
I had a Gents' Cut and Finish and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 1 month ago
Really nice staff, nice music playing! Take time to do things well, you feel relax. (Almost fell asleep during the shampoo with the too comfortable armchair)

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 1 month ago
Have been here twice now - once for full balayage colour including wash, cut and blow-dry, second time for a balayage colour touch up. Used Angelo as a stylist on both occasion and have been very happy with him. Angelo really listens to what you want and he would recommend the best colour and cut that suits you. Have been very satisfied with customer service and hair service provided - highly recommend and would return as love Angelo's magic hands.

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 1 month ago
It was different then I had expected. Something I liked was that it was straight to the point and the stylist and owner consulted me himself. However I did not feel comfortable and felt like the stylist was more concerned about priced than giving me happy results. Usually when I enter salons I leave with exactly what i want. In this case I left confused and in search of another salon. It was quiet different then back home in Dubai were you always leave flawless! To focus on that point; instead of the stylist working with me to give me what I want he was putting me off and i left with nothing.

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I booked this appointment for my boyfriend and he loved this salon. He got a great haircut and spoke very highly of the stylist and of the salon generally. He will definitely be returning as he really enjoyed the experience.

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 1 month ago
There was an issue when I arrived about what the voucher covered which did get resolved eventually. Staff were friendly. Stylist listened when I explained about how resistant my roots were to colour and suggested what colour to use. However the cover was not total and stylist agreed later that he should have used a slightly darker colour.
I found the prices very steep and would not use the salon without having a deal.

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 1 month ago
The staff were nice and polite and the salon was clean and stylish but the haircut is terrible. My fringe was left partly uncut and the shape was changed though I said I didn't want a fuller fringe. I have thin hair and my hair was thinned. Overall not what I wanted and I feel like I wasn't listened to.

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 2 months ago
As usual, loved the little massage they give you when they shampoo your hair. I also appreciated their attention to detail (I needed my hair super super straight for a fancy dress party): the stylist (Gloria, I think) took plenty of time to first work my hair over with the blowdryer and then use the straightener to really give it that perfect straight, glossy look.

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 2 months ago
Francisco Picardi is a Small cute parlour, the staff is friendly, stylist is very involved in what you want to do with your hair. It was a good experience!

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 2 months ago
The cut was fantastic and the colour seemed good, but after a couple of days my hair is looking incredibly brassy and I have had to book an appointment at another salon to try and correct the orangey yellow tones in my hair. Very disappointed !

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 2 months ago
I would surely go back! Really liked the haircut and the blow dry. The Hair stylist Was very nice and understood What I wanted.

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 3 months ago
Angelo is fabulous, he did exactly what I asked for and was friendly and professional. The only negative is there was no head massage with the shampoo (my favourite part!)

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 3 months ago
I had a Ladies' Cut and Blow Dry and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 3 months ago
I had a Haircut, Deluxe Conditioning Treatment and Blow Dry and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 3 months ago
I had a lovely trip to the salon for a wash treatment cut and blow-dry, my stylist was very attentive and I am delighted with the results. I will be back!

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 3 months ago
I ended up having a full wave perm and paid for the difference. When I left the salon it was just what I wanted, but after a few hours when I arrived home the perm was already dissipating. No waves just frizzy hair. At the moment that I'm writing this review (which is just the day after) I can see that some meshes of my hair are practically back to straight… And I still haven't washed just like the hairdresser told me. So, something went really wrong!!! WHAT A WAIST OF MONEY!!!

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 3 months ago
Angelo was great and understood what I wanted even better than me, I was really pleased with the results, will be returning!

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