Ever woken up in the dead of night and thought, 'What I really
need right this minute is a good haircut'? Hmmm, me
neither. But according to hairdresser Neil Cornelius, there
are plenty who do.
"You'd be surprised; people who are about to get on a night
flight, or they work in the city and need their hair done at
4am or maybe they're suddenly off out clubbing," explains
Neil. "There's one gentleman who when he's in London, wants
his hair done in his hotel suite at 11pm every single night."
And Neil Cornelius , who operates London's only 24 hour salon, is
the man for the job.
Cornelius started his career earning pocket money washing hair
at the local barber in Hackney before a move to snazzy Mayfair
where he was often charged with washing a young Princess Diana's
hair. He became creative director at Jo Hansford before
starting up his own salon. "But even then, my dad still
wished I'd become an architect!" jokes Neil.
Now, from his first floor plot on New Bond Street, Cornelius
delivers his trademark 'sexy' hair for both men and women, with a
raft of clients including Lily Allen and plans for opening a salon
in LA. "It's all in the detail," explains Neil adjusting his
own barnet. "It could just be that all you need is a shorter
piece at the front that falls in front of one eye." And if
you wake up at 3am and need that tendril, then Neil's your
Neil Cornelius, 1st Floor, 109 New Bond St, W1S
Tel: 020 7493 5304
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