Half hairdressers, half art gallery, Jeju Hair is a winning combination that looks right at home on Camden’s famous Arlington Road. The space is run by partners Zachary Peirce and Eunju Park; Zac is an established artist and the gallery at the back features some of his best works and Eunju is a talented hairdresser and stylist with 15 years’ experience. They’ve combined their passions and we’re very happy about it - never before have we been able to relax with our rollers in while admiring some brilliant art…
Jeju has only just opened but it’s already got quite the reputation in Camden. The hairdresser half of the space is clean and contemporary, with Hollywood illuminated mirrors, pretty stained glass and Moroccan twinkling light fittings. It leads rather nicely through to the spacious art gallery, which is a peaceful space full of interesting and colourful art pieces. There are sofas and chairs to relax on, and there’s even a sweet little garden with a table and chair set.
Owner, Zachery Peirce tells me he’s keen to use the space as a platform to promote up-and-coming artists’ work and can’t wait to have a real range of pieces on display. Their first exhibition showcases his own work: a selection of paintings and linocut prints on the subject of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, an area he visited in 2009. His work is powerful and colourful, reminding the world what can happen when nuclear power goes wrong. You don’t need to have a hair appointment to come and see what’s on show - it’s free for everyone to enjoy.
If your ‘do could do with some magic though, Jeju is definitely the place to go. Eunju has a wealth of experience with hair and is also an expert at special occasion or bridal hair or makeup.
Jeju offers a range of hairdressing services, from traditional cutting and styling and colouring, to digital perming and magic straightening. The latter is an extremely popular re-texturising treatment, also known as Japanese hair straightening or Yuko. It’s ideal for those with the frizziest of barnets, thermally reconditioning the hair to create permanently, sleek, silky, straight locks. I saw a transformation while I was chatting to Zac in the space and it’s honestly amazing.
As well as offering some unique, Japanese inspired treatments, Jeju is renowned for its colour work. Eunju is an extremely talented colourist and can expertly create the sun-kissed and on-trend Ombre look as well as the trendy Camden inspired bright-coloured dip dye.
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