Planning a trip to London? Before you start plotting your extensive "cute boys with accents" stalker map route (hint, go to Shoreditch if you like them artsy and with ironic facial hair), please book a day at Hari’s Hair & Beauty. It’s a must-do on any London event list.

I first discovered Hari’s back in 2004, when I popped in for a
hair cut and soon became addicted to the entertaining atmosphere and the slightly snooty service. (I’m a sucker for Brits with BBC accents.) The salon has two locations (one in Chelsea’s tony Brompton Road, the other in the pose-hard Kings Road) and is chock full of socialites, ladies about town and beautiful people gossiping about other beautiful people. That alone is usually enough to keep me happy for the length of a blow out, but what really sets this salon apart is the range of creative, fun and ground-breaking services on offer. I’m not kidding about the creative services – this is the place that brought the Bull Semen hair treatment and Bird Poo facial to the masses. Both of these were tremendously popular, but I never took the plunge.