Discover Hair by Dar Salon

Every woman deserves to feel the most beautiful woman in the world, and that is the philosophy behind legendary hair designer Dar Barot and his luxury salon & spa.

Dar in his salon

Dar in his salon

With over thirty years of experience in beautifying celebrities, royalties and real women, he is the ‘go to’ hair designer when you want to feel like a million dollars.

The A’ list experience begins the moment you walk through the door. The glamorous salon inside the prestigious five-star Taj Buckingham Gate Hotel feels like a palace. With a flower wall backdrop and the choice of having your hair styled either in a spacious communal area or inside your private VIP room, you’ll feel pampered every minute. Dar says: “The salon is unlikely any other that you’ll find. Blow-drys are an instant way to feel like a superstar – whether you have a special event, are hosting a dinner party or going on a date night, if your hair looks perfect, you’ll lose confidence and sexiness.”


The salon is open six days a week, and customers drop in. Within half an hour you can be transformed by Dar’s team of expert hairstylists, who have all trained under him. Head stylist Nando is regarded as one of the best blow-dry experts in London.

Dar Barot and Armand Beasley

Dar Barot and Armand Beasley

Dar himself is available to book on an appointment basis and provides a complete VIP service. As well as having your hair transformed, there is a make-up area, curated by renowned MUAs Annie Shaw and Armand Beasley. You will have access to a range of products that you can use to do your make-up after your blow-dry, or indeed book an MUA for a makeover. Dar enthuses: “As well as getting your hair an make-up done, visit the hotel’s La Sultane de Saba Wellness Centre spa facilities, which include a sauna, a swimming pool and massage rooms, or book in for a manicure or pedicure. Then, once you are ready to hit the town, your cab will be waiting outside. We will ensure you look exquisite when you arrive at your destination.”

Looking amazing doesn’t need to cost the Earth either. Blow drys start at £30, and whether you desire loose and luscious tousled locks or a messy updo, the team will create a bespoke look that embodies your personality and makes you feel like a magazine cover star.

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The salon is available for private hire, perfect for hen parties, and once you’ve been transformed, you pop to one of the hotel’s stylish bars or enjoy champagne in the salon, while embracing the beauty and glamour of your new look.