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London Exposed

Award winning photographer Julija Svetlova has just launched her first London  solo exhibition, and it’s right here in Kaizo! We’re delighted to welcome Julija and her fantastic body of work – London Exposed.


Photography © Ky Lewis

The East London crowds were out in force last night for the opening as we held the Private View with music, drinks and good vibes in abundance…


Photography © Ky Lewis


Photography © Ky Lewis










Photography © Ky Lewis

Photography © Ky Lewis






Working entirely in  analogue format, Julija shoots her photographs with a range of film  cameras. She works with double exposure technique which helps her  to create the dream-like photographs and shows the London’s familiar  landmarks in a new and unique way. All works on show are signed  limited editions and are printed as high quality C-Type prints on Kodak  Metallic paper mounted on aluminium.

Photography © Ky Lewis

Photography © Ky Lewis

Look out for a Q&A with Julija next week as we find out more about her work, inspirations, processes and favourite London landscape to photograph!

In the meantime get a date in the diary now to pop in and see her fantastic images on display until 10 May.

Find out more about Julija’s work here and make sure you follow her on Twitter + Instagram:  @nejafeja

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Mum cut my hair

Remember those haircuts you had as a child? Some of us got away with only a neat trim, however some were not so fortunate…

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Now it’s your turn to treat your mum to the hair cut or treatment of her choice from now until Mother’s Day on 30 March 2014! Recommend your mum to Kaizo hair because for all she did, she did it for love. Both of you will receive 30% discount.

From the perfect bowl cut to the wonky fringe, here are some of the best (or worst!) ‘Mum cut my hair’ styles from the Kaizo team…

photo (1)   photo (2)Here’s our lovely Image Director and co-founder Yuka’s perfect bowl cut by her mum! Did you get the bowl cut treatment from yours? And what about the wonky fringe? Here’s Cecilia’s and she doesn’t look happy about it.




Here’s Jimmy looking awfully happy (or is that scared?!) of his childhood haircut! Possibly running away from mum… And a happy Ashley, looking proudly on with her bunches and wonky fringe!













Lastly a smiling Eleni. Well we would be if we had a perfect bob like that when we were younger! So join us on Twitter and Facebook and post your childhood haircuts! It’s about time we thanked mum for everything she did. Even if she wasn’t a skilled hairdresser!



So whether it’s a treatment before Sunday or a gift voucher for mum… pop in, give us a call or ask us via Facebook and Twitter all about the offer ‘Mum cut my hair’ offer.

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Gifts with love from us to you

For him. For her. For me.

We’ve launched our Be my Valentine’s campaign this week with lots of love to give! For every day until Valentine’s Day you can buy any product from our fantastic Bumble and Bumble range in the salon and you’ll get the second one half price. Check out the range online then pop in and chat to the team about all your hair product needs…


Are you the truly damaged hair type (who regularly color, straighten or perm)? Then try Bumble and Bumble’s mending shampoo and conditioner. Or are you the short hair type? Then the Sumotech is for you. It’s not a wax, not a paste and not a creme, but a mid-weight molding compound that’s a combination of all three (and a miracle of modern technology)!


You can also give a gift voucher with love this February. Look no further than our Kaizo Hair vouchers for him or her. Recommend Kaizo to your loved ones (we know you would anyway!) and you will receive a “thank you discount” of 30% on cut or color services. Your friend will also receive a “welcome discount” of 30% on a cut and blowdry or colour. How’s that for love!


Ask in the salon for more details or call us on 0207 613 5872.


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Festive hair inspiration

The Kaizo team have been busy selecting their favourite Chirstmas party season hairstyles to help inspire you over this busy sociable festive period! From straight forward up-dos to simple elegant waves and the addition of a few key hair accessories – this is about adding that extra something (and sparkle) to your usual look. If there’s a particular style you’re after then let your stylist know – Kaizo styling is the best in the business! Have a very merry and happy hair Christmas everyone…

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Long glossy vintage waves courtesy of Sienna Miller. Perfectly created with tongs or hot rollers


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The messy textured high chignon and we love this sleek side parting and single plait – very simple to achieve. Just blow dry your hair into a deep side parting, take a small section of hair just above your ear on the same side as your parting and plait tightly. Straighten the rest of your hair and pull the plait across the back and secure in place underneath your loose hair to conceal the end. 


The big classic blow dry with rouge lips is the perfect festive look! Or for something more adventurous here are soft finger waves with a splash of cheeky color. We don’t recommend trying this one at home though. Ask in the salon for details!


Great Gatsby 1920s style inspired hair clip. A great hair accessory can really make an outfit…

“For me, a hair accessory takes a style into the realm of couture. It requires careful attention to detail, and can make a simple hairstyle look all the more dramatic and impressive.” (Renowned hairstylist Sam McKnight talks to Vogue). We couldn’t agree more!

Hair accessories can also be really playful. Check out this “hair brooch”. We also found a great selection online at ASOS. Don’t forget to style and set the rest of your hair with Bumble and Bumble’s classic hairspray.


Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more hair inspiration!

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Quirky, colourful, psychedelic

These are the 3 words that our current Hair&Art artist would use to describe her work currently on display here in Kaizo. We thought there would be no better way to introduce you to Vicky Scott than through her own words. Read on to discover why an email from Paperchase was so important and where the characters in her work get their hair inspiration from!

When did you first realise you wanted to be an artist? I think I always wanted to be an artist! Probably from around the age of 5 I was going round saying that’s what I’d be when I grew up and it never really changed!

What’s been your most life-changing career experience to date? I think getting an email from Paperchase asking me to design some Christmas cards made me feel like I was being taken seriously and I was a real illustrator. It was my first commission too so gave me a big confidence boost too!

If you could be any other artist for a day who would you be? Really hard to choose I like so many artists work. I would have loved to be an artist working in the 60’s tho (so I could design record covers!) and Peter Max is one of my favourites.

What’s the best thing about displaying your work here in Kaizo? The fantastic location right in Old St and the huge glass window so that everyone who walks past can see the work.

Your characters always have amazing hair styles. Where do you get the inspiration from? A mixture of all era’s really, Marie Antoinette, photos from the 60’s and fashion illustrations from the 20’s
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Have you ever had any hairstyles that you regret? My hair has been virtually unchanged since I was a small child (brown bob with a fringe) so no! I regret not having any regrettable hairstyles though!

If I were a hairdresser I would… produce some very wonky haircuts! My haircutting skills are not that impressive.

There are so many great places to hang out in East London. Where’s your favourite place to eat or drink? I really like the electricity showrooms just across the road from the salon, love the eccentric décor, with old sewing machines as tables and the peacock made from lightbulbs. I like Broadway market too with all its one off shops, pubs and a London fields lido at the end of it.

Tell us something not a lot of people know about you… I am rubbish at  giving or receiving directions. I can get around by memory and landmarks but will never be able to explain where somewhere is, so have spent a lot of time lost in East London!

Vicky’s work is on display until the end of the month. Find out more about Vicky’s World.



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Summer Lovin’

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Summer Solstice marks the beginning of British Summertime on 21 June so in anticipation of some regular rays, Style Director Cecilia Estevez brings you her top tips for beautiful summer hair:

1.  The most important thing is to protect hair from UV rays, as it can sunburn too.  The best protection is simply to keep hair out of direct sunlight, a perfect excuse to experiment with hats and head scarfs (be bold with colours and prints). Pulling hair back in a bun or chunky plait is also good as it’ll stop ends from being overly exposed.

2.  Stop hair from getting too dry.  Give it a moisture boost by using a leave in conditioner after your normal shampoo and conditioning routine.  We love Bumble & bumble Leave In Conditioner but there are lots of other good ones on the market too.

3.  If you’re heading on a beach holiday Leave In conditioner is essential, and after swimming in the ocean make sure you rinse the sea salt out.  If you’re prone to tangles, take a deep conditioning treatment/hair mask to indulge your hair with one night, and use a detangling brush like a Tangle Teezer to keep locks knot free.

4.  If you’re staying city side but want to recreate that sea swept sexy look, Bumble & bumble Surf Spray is great for achieving that beach texture.


5.  Ditch the hairdryer and straightners.  Summer is all about having a carefree sensibility so embrace this with your hair.  Ditch poker straight hair for gentle waves.  If your hair is too stubborn to dry in beautiful natural curls (the majority of us!), put it into loose braids when damp to help it along.  When dry, unravel and set with a texturizing spray.

6.  Can’t bear to lose the hairdryer?  Dry on a lower heat and make sure you use the nozzle for more protection.

Say BYE to dry and brittle straw and HELLO to shiny, healthy hair!

summer hair with hat

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We L.O.V.E Festivals

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Music festivals are synonymous with summer.  They conjure up memories of sunshine, long lazy days, great tunes, dancing, drinking, friends, fancy dress and fun times. Coachella in sunny California always kicks off the festival season and is the first hint at what trends will be big on the festival circuit over the coming months. If you’re staying local and festival-ing in the UK though, more often than not you’ll be doing the less glamorous camping in a muddy field with limited access to running water.  Copious amounts of wet wipes, deodorant and dry shampoo go without saying but here’s some more advice to keep your locks looking fresh.  Kaizo Style Director and Salon Manager Cecilia Estevez gives us the lo down on festival ready hair:

Day 1: Get Prepped

Before you head to a festival, shampoo twice and condition well. Don’t go mad with applying hair products, just a light hair oil (like Bumble & bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil) will do. This’ll help to keep your hair fresh for longer. Wear it loose – either wavy to channel the relaxed festival vibe, or if you’re a straightener devotee take advantage of being near electricity for the last time in a while!


DAY 1: Work wavy locks like Lana Del Rey


Day 2: Accessorise

Play with funky head scarfs, headbands, or flower garlands to keep roots under control. Apply a little more hair oil onto the ends to keep you free of annoying knots.

DAY 2: Start accessorising!

DAY 2: work a flower garland like Vanessa Hudgens


Day 3: Braid it

Spritz some dry shampoo (like Batiste) on the scalp, massage and brush through. Then plait or create a pretty loose up-do.  A touch of Bumble & bumble Semisumo will also help to keep any fuzzy flyaway hair around the hairline under control.

DAY 3: work a plait a la Mary-Kate Olsen


DAY 3: tidy hair away by sweeping into a side plait


If your hair simply refuses to behave, cover it with a statement hat like a trilby or floppy fedora.  Have FUN!



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Lorenzo @ Thom Browne fashion show.

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Our creative director Lorenzo working backstage at Thom Browne’s Fashion show at Harrods.



Back stage getting ready for the kick off



Live band Wolf gang!



Thom Browne is an award winning fashion designer from New York. (



Just perfect.




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