Best Salon in Essex

2019 – 2020

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The Vanilla Room is an independent hair and beauty salon in Hornchurch, Essex.

Established in 1995, our award-winning salon is loved by an ever growing family of loyal clients.  Over the decades The Vanilla Room brand has become synonymous with expertise and professional service; from technical cutting to creative colour and results-based beauty, our team of professional hair stylists and therapists provide an unparalleled service.  With outstanding customer care from the first ‘hello’.


Some of our recent awards include…

Essex Salon of the Year 2020 and East London Hair Salon of the Year 2020

Bespoke brow make-over

  • Bespoke real hair replacement

  • Hair extensions

  • Hair loss concealment

Pick up your card and start collecting points every time you visit the salon.
  • My happy place! Always go above and beyond, complete professionalism and have been looked after here since day one, I wouldn’t go anywhere else! I always look forward to my visits and leave feeling utterly pampered ☺️.

    Danielle MckenzieDanielle Mckenzie
  • Love this salon. One of the best around for colour and amazing blow drying. Thank you �

    Louise RowlandsLouise Rowlands
  • 5 Star Service:


    Today is the first of August. Today is a new month. Today was a day filled with tears, belly cramps , smiles , laughs , and intense anxiety,
    because today I got my hair done.

    Today I woke early, walked my baby boy (🐶) to clear my head and then got myself ready for the day and then, Today I treated myself.

    A trip to the hairdressers is a very different experience for me in comparison to the majority of men and women I know - I can’t speak for everyone of course, but this is not something I look forward to and have not done so for as long as I can remember.

    Today for some unknown reason I want to speak out about it. I have no idea why today?, but the words keep coming and I’m just rolling with it. I also want to make it clear that this is is in No Way a post for gaining followers, praise, or likes. I just want to put my words down, that is all.

    23 years of hair in hand, strand by strand. Tears , tantrums , broken friendships and relationships , and strange looks. Sometimes unaware but almost always accompanied by my hair in hand.

    Today I have a new look. Todays look isn’t driven by today’s trends, todays fashion accessories or todays social pressures because let’s be honest todays society is one we simply cannot keep up with and I have no interest in doing so.

    Todays look is that warm fluffy blanket when your cold on a winters night. Candles lighting at Christmas time, and a roaring fire surrounded by family. Todays look is my comfort blanket and one that I am going to hold onto tight.

    The purpose of hair is to provide protection and regulation of our body temperature - and Oh My am I toasty!

    Your hair is your crown and glory, and today my head is up, and my hands are down, for now.

    To my family, friends , boyfriend, and my amazing dog Sir Michael Caine - the support you have provided throughout all the years means more to me than you will ever know - you are all simply amazing.

    Today, Tomorrow , and for time unknown - I have Trichotillomania.

    Thank you to my amazing stylist Charlotte who today made me feel amazing 💕

    Charlotte is extremely professional in all aspects of her work. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. I am a perfectionist and she took her time today to guide me through every aspect of the process whilst we had a giggle. Engaging with other members of staff to get their opinion - it just showed me she values her clients and her work so so much. Char you are amazing. X

    Maria KellyMaria Kelly
  • Simply great - always friendly , relaxing too .

    Susan BannocksSusan Bannocks
  • I have been going to the Vanilla rooms in Hornchurch for over 20years! So that speaks volumes to the service that they provide. I have been with Emma S all the way along and I am always very happy with my highlights and cut, she is a fantastic art director. I also had my wedding hair done by Scott and was so pleased with the results. Would highly recommend!

    Claire HillClaire Hill
  • I got a last minute appointment on Saturday as I had very bad pain in my shoulder. I saw Vicky and explained the situation. She was great! After my half hour neck, shoulder and back massage she sorted it all out and got lots of knots out that I didn't realise I had! Thank you Vicky 🙂

    Sarah Elizabeth SolimanSarah Elizabeth Soliman
  • Been coming to the vanilla room for a while now and it’s always a lovely experience. They staff are always is friendly and always do the most amazing job on my hair. Would highly recommend.

    Lauren KetteringhamLauren Ketteringham
  • What a lovely salon all the staff are great � took my daughter to have a complete restyle it looks lovely and 4 year old granddaughter for her first haircut they were brilliant ! Thank you all it's a pleasure to visit Brentwood salon. I would recommend give it a try !

    Tina AD SmithTina AD Smith
  • Thank you so much for rescuing me from the nightmare caused by another Salon. I Walked in with hair that was wrecked and I walked out feeling amazing after all the time they spent doing the corrections. I was not their problem but they took me on board and did everything possible to make me Christmas ready and fitted me in on a crazy day because they had such compassion for my situation ! I simply can not reccomend The Vanilla Rooms more ! This is my go to place now and I'm so grateful for such an amazing salon and the owner especially x thank you so much and Merry Christmas x

    Michelle ConnollyMichelle Connolly
  • My mum,SUE FORD,has been going to the vanilla rooms for over 10 years having her hair done by Kerry.Her hair always looks amazing,and she is complimented on it often!Has no complaints whatsoever & highly recommends!

    Jade Louise GregoryJade Louise Gregory
  • Absolutely excellent service. Been going there for few years now. Not the cheapest. Is pricey, but always pleased with hair every time. Friendly staff, nice range of complimentary drinks and very modern and bright inside. Do 3 late nights during week. Wouldn't go anywhere else for my hair

    Sue CookSue Cook
  • Couldn't speak highly enough of Holly.She knew what I wanted even when I wasn't too sure and it was the best haircut I've ever had.Will definitely be coming back x

    Honesty CorcoranHonesty Corcoran


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