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Venue rating

4.5

34 reviews

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Smooth You
Smooth You
70 Essex Road,
Islington, London, N1 8LT
United Kingdom

Salon

Smooth You
70 Essex Road,
Islington, London, N1 8LT
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thur 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Online scheduling not available

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

  • eVouchers not accepted

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Smooth You

Perfectly located in the Angel, Islington, Smooth You brings you the leading and latest advanced hair and beauty treatments and services. Let us take you on a journey where you’ll enjoy luxurious surroundings, first class treatments, all from a friendly, professional and experienced team. Each member of our team has been trained to the highest standards and have worked in some of the finest spas and salons around the world.

With complimentary champagne, wine and herbal teas offered with every treatment, we guarantee you will leave us feeling pampered, glamorous and worth it.

The salon is owned by Luma who brings many years of experience gained in her native Brazil. Luma and her team are passionate about hair and beauty and aim to offer you a fun, vibrant environment where you can enjoy being pampered from head to toe.

Our hair services and rituals are complimented with top brands such as Loreal Professional, Loreal INOA – the ammonia free permanent hair colour and the iconic Japanese hair care brand Shu uemura.

Our hair extensions are applied using a unique technique imported to London from Brazil, adding no damage or stress to the hair and using natural, Brazilian hair.

Our results driven face and body treatments are carried out by Dr Murad and Yon-Ka qualified specialists. If you want clear, smooth, toned skin – book in to see one of them today.

We are also excited to announce that Smooth You is one of a small nmber of high end salons in London to offer the Soprano XL Blue – pain free permanent laser hair removal and skin tightening services together with the Harmony XL skin rejuvenation system.

We look forward to welcoming you to an entirely new experience in Islington and invite you to take a look at our individual service list for more details…

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Reviews (written by customers after their visit)

4.5

Chain rating

Based on 34 reviews

5 stars 27
4 stars 4
3 stars 0
2 stars 2
1 star 1
  • Ambience
  • Cleanliness
  • Staff
  • Value
  • Face
  • Facials (5)
  • Skincare Consultation (1)
  • Hair
  • Blow Dry (2)
  • Hair Colouring and Highlights Treatments (8)
  • Hair Extensions (3)
  • Haircuts and Hairdressing (10)
  • Hair removal
  • Laser Hair Removal (5)
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage (2)
  • Therapeutic Massage (4)
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Verified review Visited January 2014
Posted 1 year ago
The salon was fresh and clean, and the staff were friendly. My highlights were a little too orange at first, but they've faded into a nice colour now. The surplus charge for the blow dry is slightly annoying, but a good experience overall.

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Verified review Visited December 2013
Posted 1 year ago
I had a Haircut, Condition, Massage and Blow Dry and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited November 2013
Posted 1 year ago
I had a Haircut, Condition, Massage and Blow Dry and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Posted 1 year ago
I am a regular spa/salon guru and i came across Smooth You from seeing several people tweet about them on twitter. i went on to their website and saw the endless list of services they offer, so i was instantly tempted to indulge...
i booked in for a Murad Facial and Aroma Luxe Massage. The girl on reception, i think her name was Ricci, was extremely helpful in fitting me in. On arrival i was greeted with beautiful smile and offered a complimentary drink. My therapist Agi then came to tour me around the salon before taking me to the extremely relaxing ambiance in the treatment room. Both treatments lasted 2 hours and i have to say, Agi is AMAZING! my skin was glowing, my body was relaxed and i will definatly be back!

thank you Smooth You xx

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Posted 1 year ago
More excellent service from this place..the salon is pure luxury and they really do treat you like royalty. I heard that they are opening a huge spa in dalston shortly so I can't wait to try that out!

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Posted 1 year ago
I prefer using independent salons to chain's however my experience in London hasn't been that great, that was until I came to Smooth You! I went in July and received a fantastic deal. I was warmly greeted by the receptionist and was taken straight through to my chair. My hairdresser was Leah, who I can't recommend enough. She listened to what I wanted and gave advice on colours etc. The whole visit from start to finish was brilliant. I got the colour I wanted, which was perfect for summer. As I have a Brazillian Blow Dry at the moment Leah used sulphate free shampoo so not to harm my hair and recommended different products to me, but without the hard sell. I was constantly offered drinks etc and was made to feel completely at ease. I'll definitely be visiting again!

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Posted 1 year ago
Shockingly bad treatment. I went in to have my hair extensions re-done. Anna began and immediately began yanking the extensions out along with my natural hair. In many cases she simply cut the exension off!!- leaving me with little stumps of hair!! I was not aware of just how much damage she was doing while sitting there however afterwards my scalp stung from the rough yanks and half of my hair was literally ripped out from my scalp. Not only was my hair left scaily thin (i have naturall very thick hair) but I also had bald patches where she had pulled the whole extension along with my hair out. When I told her it was really hurting I was told that I hadn't maintained it properly and yet I have had extensions for years and have never had a problem with maintenance! She also told me she wanted to leave by a certain time and I cant help but think her priority to was go home. I was left humiliated and upset by the whole experience, not to mention with only a very thin head of hair left. I have never written a review before but just cant help but feel slightly scarred by the whole experience. My hair has been left in a shockingly bad state and I would strongly advise anyone looking to get hair extensions to go elsewhere.

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Posted 2 years ago
I choose Smooth You because of many good reviews posted. I paid for haircut, massage and blow dry. My hairs was simply washed and cut by Georgina. Very average service. I'm not planning to go back.

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Posted 2 years ago
I read the reviews for this place which were great, so I was really looking forward to my "Haircut, Condition, Massage and Blow Dry". The service didn't live up to my expectations unfortunately...

The haircut:
I got told on the phone I was booked with one girl (Leah), but then was told I got another girl (Georgina). During my haircut, Georgina got told she had to leave me and cut someone else's hair, and I would get a girl who would continue to then blow dry my hair and I was asked if that was OK.... Georgina went to speak to them and returned saying she would continue to do my hair. That was very badly organised, and certainly didn't go a long way in terms of making me feel special and valued as a customer! The haircut itself was not amazing, I didn't get exactly what I wanted even though I showed a photo...

The condition:
I didn't get one! Why did I pay for this? No explanation as to why...

The massage:
The "Massage" was just a massage chair (this is not made clear in the description). I came in at the same time as another girl, who got Leah - this girl got a nice head massage by Leah and a long condition. She spent about 10 minutes more than I did - definitely not comparable service.

The blow dry:
This was good.

They gave out goodie bags at the end, and the girls at the reception were lovely. This however doesn't make up for the fact that the core service I went there for was very average.

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Verified review Visited April 2013
Posted 2 years ago
It was I first time for laser hair remover. Staff there feel very warm and welcome, the space is clean and nice. I was late because of the weather and had to reschedule the time, the receptionist was very helpful and quickly modified my slot, which made my life a lot easier!

The therapist Gabi is very professional, go through very details during the consultation, clearly explaining how the treatment work, do's and don't, asking me to fill in forms making sure nothing will affect the results, and did test before start first session.

I just had my first treatment done, and booked my second treatment right after I finished.

Also, a nice goodie bag was given to me during my first visit, very sweet.

I would definitely recommend there.

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Posted 2 years ago
I braced myself on my way to my first laser hair removal treatment, thinking I would yet again find rude staff, not so clean places or equipment, badly delivered treatments etc... However, upon my very arrival I was pleasantly surprised to discover that everything was quite different than all my previous experiences. A friendly receptionist welcomed me with a warm, not at all exagerated or fake smile , offering to take my coat and asked if I wanted to have some coffee or tea (that's quite rare, isn't it?), brought some forms for me to fill out even if I was quite early. The therapist Agi was extremly proffesional even if it was a gloomy Saturday and she was stuck at work, brought me another tray with a pot of hot tea and water, introduced me to the place, and finally to a beautiful neat clean room. The treatment was thouroughly done throughout the 2 hours and at the end of it, Agi was still patient to explain treatments and prices (which I personally find quite affordable). I only had my mind of a full legs treatment, now I'll have full arms and hollywood too :))

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Verified review Visited February 2013
Posted 2 years ago
I desperately needed my highlights doing and came to this great venue. My hair dresser listened to what I wanted and we choose to do a full head! The colour has come out great and looks very natural - thank you.

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Verified review Visited February 2013
Posted 2 years ago
Great hair cut, the hair dresser listened to what I want and was great in suggesting what she felt would work with my face shape and complexion. It is a very modern salon with a great ambiance.

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Verified review Visited January 2013
Posted 2 years ago
I was treated well, offered a glass of wine. The hair colourist understood exactly what it was I wanted and the colour was bright but natural. I was also informed of other offers.

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Verified review Visited November 2012
Posted 2 years ago
Great Salon, clean, modern with great massage chairs while you have your hair cut, trendy cups for hot drinks and a cool vibe about it.
My hairdresser was friendly, polite, knowledgable and an overall pleasure !
Would recommend.

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Posted 2 years ago
I had a haircut at Smoot You last week and will definitely go back. Lovely salon( the place is very clean), friendly team,professional cut- I can highly recommend!!!. Looking forward to my next visit at Smooth You next month.

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Posted 2 years ago
I visited Smooth You at the beginning of this month as i wanted a new me for a new year! I was greeted at reception by the smiley professional receptionist where i was offered a vast range of refreshments including wine and champagne!! i was then whisked away by the stylist georgina where i had the most perfect fringe ive ever had cut in! not only did she listen carefully to what i wanted she also gave me a fantastic blow dry with such finesse. I love Smooth You! :)

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Posted 2 years ago
Georgina cut my hair and i had to say it was the best experience i could have asked for.she was fun and made what is normally a bore much more entertaining offer me a huge variety of refreshments when normally you get one instant coffee.i was able to relax and play on the i pad while she snipped away happily taking her time Well done Smooth you I will be back !! XX

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Posted 2 years ago
Having had my hair highlighted and cut by Smooth You's Principal Stylist in December ready for Christmas & New Year's I wouldn't go anywhere else!! I decided to go for a Full Head of Highlights- going back to my blonde day's :-) and I love the colour!! Will definitely be going back to have it topped up. The salon is beautiful and the facilities amazing. From the second you walk in to when you step out the door you will be treated by the staff with a 5 Star Standard and leave feeling a million dollars!! Thanks to all at Smooth You!! xoxo

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Posted 2 years ago
From the moment I stepped foot into Smooth you I was put at ease – my girlfriend had booked me in for a facial and I was dreading it! The pretty blonde on the desk made me a drink to bring back my masculinity and was very discreet when checking me in. Agi the beauty girl told me that lots of men have facials – not sure if I believe her yet. But my skin has never looked better! Agi transformed my skin in 1 facial and now I see her twice a month. I wouldn’t go anywhere else to have it. Thanks Agi and I will see you next Thursday!

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