The Little Hole in the Wall That Will Make You Beautiful
Found in the charming centro storico, Hair Art Sound is not the type of hair salon where a line of hipsters head to toe in black fawns over Italian locals but stares you up and down before the condescending “You want that we speak English?”
I adore these guys. They know colour, cutting, super silky bouncy blow dries, and probably more, but those are the services I’ve tried out personally. Let’s put it this way: when I had all of Rome to choose from and was about to go off to shoot a TV series where I was in a field in Basilicata, on a boat in Sicily, and up at the Bulgari Hotel in Milan, I got these guys to do my hair once before I left for the shoot and it lasted the entire week. Like any salon, it’s best to have in mind an idea of what you want, and if you don’t speak Italian you might want to bring pictures along (although they all speak pretty decent English).
The atmosphere is playful, and not only because of the huge swing hanging in the middle of the place. On Thursday and Friday evenings, you can have your hair done and meanwhile enjoy a DJ set and an aperitivo. Here arts, music and fashion come together to give you a hairstyling experience completely different from the usual hair salon.
After you’ve got your hair done, why not take them up on their offer for a flash makeup session at the beauty salon they’ve just opened next door? They also offer a broad range of treatments, such as waxing, nails, makeup and tanning. Here you can relax trying out different kinds of massages or take up aesthetic healing using radiofrequency, electroporation, pressotherapy and laser. Unlike the majority of beauty salons, they offer a professional consultation before any treatment, as they believe that every person is unique and should be treated accordingly.
I can say this is categorically my most trusted salon in the Eternal City.