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4.4

68 reviews

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Tao Hair and Beauty
Tao Hair and Beauty
54-56 Scrutton Street,
London, EC2A 4PH
United Kingdom

Salon

Tao Hair and Beauty
54-56 Scrutton Street,
London, EC2A 4PH
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thur 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 5:15 pm
Sun - Closed -
  • 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.

  • Wahanda gift voucher not accepted

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Tao Hair and Beauty   Off-peak
This venue offers discounts on off-peak appointments.

Tao is a modest hair and beauty salon located in the heart of Shoreditch.

Staff believe that a visit to Tao is not just about getting a haircut, having a spray tan or simply having your nails done. Instead, they adopt a wholly holistic approach to beauty and relaxation.

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4.4

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Based on 68 reviews

5 stars 46
4 stars 13
3 stars 7
2 stars 2
1 star 0
  • Ambience
  • Cleanliness
  • Staff
  • Value
  • Body
  • Spray Tanning and Sunless Tanning (2)
  • Face
  • Eyebrow and Eyelash Treatments (1)
  • Eyebrow Waxing (1)
  • Facials (4)
  • Hair
  • Hair Colouring and Highlights Treatments (8)
  • Haircuts and Hairdressing (3)
  • Hair removal
  • Brazilian Waxing (9)
  • Electrolysis (1)
  • Hollywood Waxing (2)
  • Male Waxing (1)
  • Waxing (8)
  • Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage (4)
  • Nails
  • Manicure (4)
  • Two Week Manicure (20)
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Verified review Visited April 2015
Posted 1 week ago
Perfect! Clean and friendly staff! The Spraytan is even and the exact colour I wanted! Got loads of compliments already how healthy I look!

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Verified review Visited April 2015
Posted 1 week ago
Exceptionally good service, professional, attentive and thorough. Will definitely go back as the salon has a lot to offer, conveniently tucked away behind Shoreditch High Street, it's a little gem!

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Verified review Visited April 2015
Posted 2 weeks ago
The lady was very quick and did a very thorough job. It was surprisingly less painful than it has been at other places. She was very warm and friendly.

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Verified review Visited April 2015
Posted 2 weeks ago
The salon is very nice and the staff upstairs lovely. The beautician was ten minutes late, which was fine, and they gave me a drink (had a choice of coke or wine).
But then the experience with the beautician was a bit of a let down. She seemed stressed and rushed. She kept looking at her watch and was clearly trying to catch up on her schedule. She didn't put music on and didn't speak to me unless I asked a question. She smiled when I interacted though, but the rest of the time she looked very closed in. She mentioned ingrown hair and tried to sell me laser which I always find a bit pushy. However she didn't do anything to try to remove even a couple. She used wax several time in the same area which means that even though I haven't bled, the skin is very tender and was painful when I walked for a day after that. She didn't use tweezers to finish it off and didn't ask me to check the result. She did the last strip and left, telling me she would see me upstairs. Nice touch is that she gave me some soothing cream to rub in, which I really liked.
I had a wahanda discount so for £16 I think it's absolutely fine. However I would have felt the service was a bit short had I paid full price.
I might try again to see if it was just a one off.

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1 week ago
Hi Helene,
Thank you so much for your review. We promise next time it will be better! Usually we are very good with time keeping, this was only a one off!

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Verified review Visited April 2015
Posted 2 weeks ago
I had a Brazilian Waxing and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
I had a Shellac pedicure at Tao and absolutely enjoyed the experience. Nice place, friendly staff, and good value. Will definitely go again.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
I had a St.Tropez Airbrush and have awarded it 3 stars.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
I had a Deep Tissue Massage and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
Perfect service as always. Can only repeat myself as I always walk out with beautiful long lasting shellac nails. Very pleased

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3 weeks ago
It's always a pleasure to see you Diana! xxx

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Posted 1 month ago
I went in for a deep tissue massage at lunch time due to the knots in my back- but unfortunately the treatment was more like an abuse than a treat. Having had a few massages in my time, i can say that i have never had one so intense- there were times i literally thought she was digging her elbows and fingers into my tender muscles. I was in between screaming out in pain and finding some relief from my tense muscles for the entire half and hour. To be honest, it didnt seem as though this masseur had been trained at all in physiology and was just taught to rub as hard as possible to alleviate muscle pain. It wasnt beneficial to my muscles and i was basically left red-raw.

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3 weeks ago
Hello, we are very sorry to hear about your negative experience at Tao.
With regards to your deep tissue massage, all our Beauty therapist are fully trained in anatomy and physiology and are fully qualified. A deep tissue massage is a deep massage that breaks up and releases the build up of toxins and chronic knots. alowing more oxygen to the muscles.
However, we do encourage our clients to let us know if the pressure is too light or too firm for your comfort. The skin after a deep tissue massage will become red, this is called erythema which shows signs that neautients and oxygen are being promoted into the muscles.
We value your review and thank you for your custom.

Kind Regards

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 1 month ago
My skin was very irritated after the wax but the beautician was very nice and gave me a discount. My eyebrows were shaped very nicely.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 1 month ago
Great service yet again. Very professional and good results for my Brazilian wax. Will go again and recommend the salon.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 1 month ago
Very happy with the electrolysis session and very nice staff! I have had 2 sessions within 3 days with 2 different people, and each time satisfied with the service.

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Posted 1 month ago
I was happy with the service and the amount that I paid. I would go back to Tao for another massage.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 1 month ago
Amazing precise work as always. Precise prep and tidy of cuticles and application of Shellac. Detailed work. Very happy with results

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3 weeks ago
Thanks for your review Diana, we can't wait to see you next time!

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I had a Hollywood Waxing and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 1 month ago
The place was fairly easy to find. I was greeted by a lovely lady, the wax treatment was quick and she did a good job - would book again.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I was looking for someone to colour my roots since I have a bit of grey. Lydia was wonderful. She did a great job matching my natural hair colour and was very meticulous. I had a lovely cup of tea and a biscuit. It was a comfortable place and there was even wifi for me to do some work while waiting for the colour to set.

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Posted 1 month ago
This is the best haircut I've had in ages, will be going back for sure! Staff are all very friendly

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Posted 1 month ago
Shellac manicure, I always have excellent service here and my nails stay fresh for three weeks. Staff very friendly. Definitely worth paying a bit extra and coming here.

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