Save Our Salons – Chop the VAT

Hair & beauty salons are the backbone and heartbeat of our local High Streets.  But, as the lockdown continues, all salons are being hit harder and harder and many are being left with no choice but to close because the finances have run dry. That’s why I’m joining other salon owners across the personal service…


salon services paused

Salon Services Paused

We have received lots of emails since the Tier 4 restrictions were announced and so I wanted to clarify the answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions… SALON CLOSURE The salon is now closed and so is the booking line, until the next review on restrictions we have no idea when we will be able to…


25 years

25 Years of The Vanilla Room

Hairdressing was all I ever wanted to do. And so, I opened The Vanilla Room in 1995 aged 21 and began the most incredible journey. Since then we’ve cut over 325,000 heads of hair, woven more than 1 million highlights and styled hair for over 25,000 Friday & Saturday nights out. TVR Hair Camp has…



The UK’s top magazines on your device

Clients will be thrilled to discover that magazines are back at The Vanilla Room! Since we reopened our salon’s hair services on Saturday 4th July we’ve been unable to provide printed magazines due to COVID safeguarding measures.  We know how much clients love time out, enjoying their favourite magazines, and so this month we are…


Great Lengths Hair Extensions

Why Maria Adores Her Great Lengths Hair Extensions

Thinning hair, hair loss, or alopecia, is more common than you may think. In fact, a recent study L’Oréal revealed that one in three of us now have thinning hair, with a sixth of those surveyed having lost hair before the age of 30. “The reasons we experience hair loss are varied”, says Art Director…


Welcome Back!

We can’t wait to see you again!  Hair service appointments are available in our Spaciously Happy salon 😀. Salon Opening Times We lots of availability.  With staggered client visits, new salon one-way system, and Happy Spot waiting areas ensuring that your salon experience is always Spaciously Happy.  Mon 9.30 — 5.30 Tue 9.30 — 9.00…


From one hairdresser to another 💛

Dear fellow hairdressers, 💛 As we press ‘play’ again on our salons we are all stepping into uncharted waters.  I’m writing this note, not to wag a finger, but to share our knowledge to help other salons and hairdressers keep their clients safe, their team safe, and prevent getting into trouble in the future.  …


COVID-19 Client Pre-Screening Check

COVID-19 Client Pre-Screening Check Please do not enter the salon and please call 01708 452245 to cancel your appointment with us if you answer yes to any of the following health screening questions – Have you had the recent onset of a new continuous cough? Do you have a high temperature? Have you noticed a…



We’re are thrilled to reopen our salon’s hair services on Saturday 4th July.  Here are answers to your frequently asked questions.   Re-Booking  Our telephone booking line is now open 01708 452245. Online booking is available for hair Cut & Style and Blowdry services.  If you would like to book an Independently Happy private room…


Salon – On Hold

COVID-19 Update:  It is with heavy hearts that we press PAUSE for a while on our services and temporarily close our Hornchurch salon.  After much consideration we have taken this necessary action to ensure we do the right thing and keep our team and clients safe in these unprecedented times.   For now, all appointments are on hold and we…