Radio London now open at King’s Cross

Posted: Wednesday 28th June 2017

Radio London Hair Salon and Gallery, one of London’s best boutique salons, is now officially open in the heart of King’s Cross.  The fourth Radio Salon and Gallery builds on the success of salons in Broadway Market and Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, and the buzzing blow-dry bar in Fenwicks department store.

Radio: King’s Cross is a 2,635 sq ft space in the ArtHouse building, N1C, next to West Handyside Canopy and Wharf Road Gardens, which houses a 15 chair salon and is a flagship for Redken.  Radio has a reputation for cool, confident, forward thinking cuts, colour, hair-ups and hair treatments delivered by a crack team of premier league creative individuals with impeccable service credentials.  King’s Cross will also have the first Radio beauty offering, including a treatment room and retail area from cult natural fragrance and skincare brand Haeckels Made of Margate, and nails and lashes by LASHESBYLBN, the new brand from Copenhagen.

Radio is the brainchild of hairstylist Corrado Tevere who has excelled in the hairstyling industry for over 22 years.  This latest salon has been designed by Universal Studios and is a large open space with a polished concrete floor, exposed duct work and pure white walls with a shadow gap to create a gallery space feeling.  Dressed with a large oak cutting table at the heart of the salon space, Takara Belmont Dent chairs and encaustic tiles from Bert and May in the colour and backwash areas, the overall vibe is welcoming yet elegant.

Doubling as a gallery space, the salon will support all areas of art from photography, painting, illustration and sculpture, from both new, up-and-coming and established artists, exhibiting work on a four-month rotation. Opening exhibitions are:

French Touch

An exhibition of French electronic music from the early 20th Century until today featuring pictures and contributions from members of the public, as well as DJs, artists, photographers and key figures in the story of French electronic music.

The exhibition has attracted features in The Guardian Guide, DJ Mag, Mixmag, Arts Desk and other publications and begins a tour of France in July. The exhibtion is curated by Ben Osborne.

Victor Payares 

(b.1985) is a Cuban artist working in painting, installation and sculpture. In 1995, he emigrated with his family from his hometown, Havana, to the United States to escape the Cuban Special Period. In 2003, he was awarded a full scholarship to the Miami International University of Art & Design where he completed a BFA in visual arts and he is soon to complete an MFA in painting at the Royal College of Art in London.  Using vibrant and stimulating colours, Payares’ paintings explore ways of simulating and conveying memories through disseminated arrangements of information. His work has been exhibited in leading art galleries and institutions in Europe and the United States and he represented Cuba at the 2010 Beijing International Art Biennale, hosted at the National Art Museum of China.

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