The Cut

I've teamed up with the Gents from The Kings Canary, to give you a behind the scenes, from start to finish of my hair cut… I'm getting carried away and haven't even introduced myself. Hi there, I'm Amy and I blog over at Vintage Reflection and this is my cut. Lets take a moment to appaprecate the beauty of the salon. ...and to admire Stanley's amazing brogues. And the end result! Hope you've enjoyed seeing my hair getting spruced up and I wanna say thanks to the fine Kings Canary Gents for having me and allowing me to take over there blog for the day. Photos – Shooting Dave

Modern Vintage

Big vintage hair is said to be the way forward this summer, especially when it comes to weddings, party's or just attending the latest shindig and wanting to impress. We have seen a huge increase in customers requesting either big glamorous blow drying with a little back-comb to plump out the roots, or the full on party hair that is brushed out, stacked and rolled into some amazing vintage 'up do's'We can only go by the requests but one we had lately was a lady going to a party with a 'Gibson Girl' inspiration, this was brilliantly blown out, styled and finished by our very own Sylwia Maciak. We can only imagine that the new influence for these amazing vintage styles have been highlighted and brought back to the forefront by shows such as Downton Abby, Mr Selfridge, Call The Midwife and recently hitting the silver screen Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell's American Hustle. With summer fast approaching we are keen to see how much of this love of 20's, 30's and 40's hair will carry us into the garden party and wedding hair trends of 2014, what will be yours? Consultations and drinks are free at The King's Canary, we hope see you soon.

Fashion Without The Victims.

Now that London Fashion Week has past this has to be our most exciting reason for blogging. We have had more than a few reasons to for a few shout outs. First being that we are very proud to Introduce our newest stylist to join the The King's Canary family Robyn Rowan. Robyn brings a wealth of experience to the floor, from her previous days at Taylor Taylor in Shoreditch to often frequenting fashion photo shoots and the madness that was backstage at London Fashion Week. We are also proud to have extended the salon team with Luigi Inglese and Mel Lewin now joining us and really bringing the Fashion world right to our door step. Luigi and Mel have both been working closely with the IMG models prepping them and making sure the models trestles are fit, healthy and ready for the catwalk styling thats takes place. These last week few weeks really have been exciting seeing the two worlds come together, in what was London Fashion Week and great hair at its best! We are also pleased to welcome our newest assistant stylist Jonny Hughs to the team, Jonny will be taking model bookings for Monday's and Wednesday's, please call to enquire. Robyn, Luigi, Mel and The King's Canary team can be booked online via the website or by calling 02076377322. Photo: Emily Green by Luigi Inglese for IMG Models agency

Full Moon by Robson Cezar

"I have all these different kinds of bottle tops, that shine and sparkle in different ways, and I thought they could be used to convey the beautiful glimmering light of the moon. Obviously, beer bottle tops evoke parties and l also wanted to create a piece with a glamorous disco vibe. It is the first abstract picture I have made and I enjoy the tension between its purely geometric quality and its representation of the moon." - Robson Cezar. Robson Cezar 07753421398

New Year, New Product.

Wishing a Happy New Year to everyone, we are pleased to announce and introduce our new product range, Evo. Now availible at The King's Canary. Fresh from the primordial gene pool, the best cutters, designers and lab rats in the business have created evo : the most luxurious, innovative and yet sensible hair care range that has ever existed. born from a desire to produce a high quality salon range (and not sell it as the answer to life, love and other woes), Evo steps outside the normal realm of truth-stretching invention, to help people think a little and look good, all at the same time. Evo ... sweet revenge against an industry of over-inflated truths.

Super Saturday

Yes, it truly is an Olympic 'Super Saturday' for The King's Canary as we reach the final furlong of Movember with an amazing event. Today we will see our very own Robbie Long taking the famous close shave of The King's Canary up to The Celtic Manor, just outside Cardiff where he wil shave the moustache of Olympic medalist and sports presenter Colin Ray Jackson for BBC and it's Movember coverage, also sponsored by the Swiss watch brand Maurice Lacroixthe. Please watch this space (or the BBC) for more info and pics on this Super Saturday Shave Off!! For that photo finish on a theme and a little story of a true sportsman, we leave you with the before and after image of Andrew Buurman's 'Beard of Discontent' he let Robbie shave off the beard because his wife hated his 3 month affair with it, so he had it shaved off as a 10th anniversary present. We say that is pure gold!

Faye Dobinson

Faye Dobinsons preoccupation with location and its influence upon us has taken her to Mongolia and Tibet, where she exhibited, and other countries with landscapes dramatically different to the London where she lived and worked. Ultimately she was drawn to a wilder space and settled in West Cornwall where she makes work concerned with the ideas of place and of the spaces we inhabit. The works on show in the salon both feature a lone figure, almost overwhelmed by the space they are in. 'The weight of experience' is one of four large scale canvases painted last year, relating part loss, part endings and part new beginnings: the fertile void that follows a period of great change and upheaval. 'Breathe' (2013) evokes a sense of moving forward, when all the things that told you who you are have gone, or have changed almost beyond recognition and where you are free to choose what will be new for you. The paintings are layered with features and marks evolved from direct observation in the landscape, and also from the lexicon of symbols to be found on maps. The built up surfaces hold a sense of collected time, reflected in the glimpses of varying layers of line, colour and volume of paint that have gone before. These works are spaces to be viewed, wandered around and explored: places with their own histories, stories and energetic ebbs and flows. Faye Dobinson was born in London where she lived and worked, helping establish Europe's first Contemporary Tibetan Art Gallery in Bethnal Green amongst other things, until moving to Cornwall in 2007. She studied Fine Art at Falmouth University and this year worked out of the renowned Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, where she made work responding to the site of the studio itself. Her work features in private collections in the UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia. @fayedobinson


What better way to start Movember than to have been one of the lucky few that attended our 'Big Shave Off' event last week, receiving a free wet shave by our very own Robbie Long. You have to admit, It's not every day you give your face up to a young Essex lad wielding an open blade but with thanks to the Future Agency Team, we had a steady flow of Movember participants pouring through the door and literately cueing up to get that 'Shave Off' and help raise awareness for mens prostate cancer. The Gents that came in for the 'Shave Off' will be cultivating one of many moustache designs with names such as The Pencil and The Trucker. The guys have all been invited back, throughout November, to let The King's Canary team help them shape up and sharpen those hairy top lips and again of course we will see another Shave Off event at the other end of Movemeber.It's still not too late if you would like to take part, please head over to our Facebook/Twitter page where you will find the link and sponsor Robbie Long, as he is also growing a Mo to raise money such a great cause. We would like to thank Billy, Emma and Penny from the Future Agency Team and we at The King's Canary are looking forward to seeing the progress over the coming weeks.

Free Gifts at The King's Canary.

Buy any 2 Davines products and receive this FREE goody bag containing a Wild and Virtuous Multifunctional Face Mask Kit (3 in each) and also a 50ml Anti Ageing Hand Cream. Please feel free to pop in and try any of our products, we welcome you to try before you buy.

Birthday breakfast at The Riding House Cafe

This morning Stanley Watts, Gavin Cornwell and Robbie Long of The King's Canary shared a birthday breakfast with the Electric Theatre Collective. The Breakfast location of choice for this celebration had to be at the Riding House Cafe on Great Titchfield Street, the poplar choice for both business and social meetings alike. We like the mix of totally relaxing yet still vibrant atmosphere that you can find at The Riding House Cafe, all helped by the attentive and smiley staff. What better way for Stanley Watts to turn 27 (opps, 37) years old/young. Matched with the company of The Electric Theatre's Lee Pavey, it was a perfect start to the day. We recommend all days, non Birthday also at The Riding House Cafe. We know we will be back, see you there.

Alexander Massouras @thekingscanary

We are delighted to join forces with Julian Page Fine Art and show curated exhibitions at our mega salon on Great Titchfield St. Our inaugural show comprises three works from Alexander Massouras’ Divers series. The ambivalence of falling opens the paintings and drawings to both optimistic and pessimistic interpretation. The Divers are rich in formal resonances, from images of crucifixion to Barnett Newman’s zips; their simultaneous use of representation and abstraction denies the figure context or void, furthering their ambiguity. Alexander Massouras is a painter, printmaker, and author of Three Moderately Cautionary Tales. He has been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the Gilchrist Fisher Award, and in 2011 he won the Pulse Prize. His work is in the collections of the British Museum, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and the London School of Economics. 1. Diver (somersault with tuck) Oil on linen 140cm x 110cm 2. Diver (one and a half somersaults with tuck) Oil on linen 90cm x 72cm 3. Diver drawing (swan dive, landing) Graphite 60cm x 40cm Julian Page Fine Art 07939 501 552