11-Year-old cuts hair at Neville Salon

11-Year-old cuts hair at Neville Salon To raise funds for Chain of Hope

Sophia Grace Karaket aged 11 at Thomas’s School, Battersea has undergone a massive makeover in the name of charity. Over the past year she has grown her hair beyond shoulder length with the knowledge she would have a dramatic cut at Neville Salon, 5 Pont St. A salon who she entrusted totally for this momentous occasion.

This will be Sophia's second dramatic hair cut for charity. Where she has kindly donated to Chain of Hope Charity and Little Princes Trust.

On this occasion, she has raised a whopping £5,000 for Chain of Hope, a Chelsea based charity that helps provide complex heart surgeries to children in need. It is estimated that as many as 15 million children die or remain severely ill every year through potentially treatable or preventable cardiac diseases. Chain of Hope exists to provide children from developing countries affected by life-threatening heart conditions with the medical treatment to save their lives.

In addition, Sophia donated her hair to the Little Princess trust which provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Dana from Chain of Hope comments, 'We need more good small souls like Sophia. These acts of kindness make a huge difference to charities like Chain of Hope and the little Princess Trust.


Neville Partners with Anya Hindmarch

On May 17th, Anya Hindmarch will unveil “The Village”, a new retail concept on London’s Pont Street.

The Village, launching on Monday, 17th May 2021, is a new retail concept and the realisation of Anya Hindmarch’s long held dream.

The village will be a collection of five neighbouring Anya Hindmarch stores located on Pont Street, London, the original home of the brand. It will in addition to being a home for all the brands, a destination for experiences, exhibitions and collaborations such as our upcoming partnership to celebrate the launch of Anya’s first book, ‘If in Doubt, Wash Your Hair” with a three week pop up hair salon.

Owners Neville Tucker and Elena Lavagni said: “Being a long-time resident in Pont Street and as this is where Anya first started it was great to hear that she was coming back all guns blazing for this new Pont Street Village concept. We were delighted to be asked to participate with her in a 3-week hairdressing pop up in her 60’s concept salon.”

The salon that will be opening its door from May 17th will offer wash and blow-dries and bookings will be available from Monday 17th May until Saturday 5th June between 10 am and 8 pm. These can be made by emailing hairsalon@anyahindmarch.com stating your phone number. A member of the Anya team will then call you to make your booking and payment will be taken at the time of booking.

Prices are as follows:

  • Blow-dry £30 (including a coffee from The Anya Cafe)
  • Blow-dry £40 (including a glass of champagne from The Anya Cafe)
  • Private session: Blow-dry for 4 people £160 (including 4 glasses of champagne from The Anya Cafe)

We look forward to seeing you at:
The Village:
15-17 Pont Street
London SW1X 9EH

Neville joins Hair for Heroes

Neville Hair and Beauty is proud to be participating in a new nationwide campaign launched by Hershesons that gives thanks to NHS nurses and celebrates the Great British Hair industry.

As part of the @hair4heroes campaign, we’ll be pledging one hour of every stylist’s time per week to giving NHS nurses a free cut and blow dry as a heartfelt thank you for their work during their pandemic.

Keep track of our #Hair4Heroes journey @nevillesalon as the campaign continues. NHS nurses can contact us by email on info@nevillehairandbeauty.net to book their free cut and blow dry.

For more information and a full list of participating salons, visit hair4heroes.co.uk and @hair4heroes on Instagram. Hair 4 Heroes will run from until 30th September.

Elena Lavagni supports altruism

Metehan’s battle

Altruism, is when a person shows selfless concern for the well-being of others. A beautiful trait of character that I hold dear to heart and have also taken great pride in observing amongst some of my team members. In particular our colour director Seniz Alkan who recently decided to help raise awareness and funds for a little boy called Metehan. Metehan was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 - a neuromuscular disease so severe that many children with SMA type 1 do not reach the age of two.

As SMA is a rare disease, Novartis charges a huge fee to cover their R&D costs and make a profit: Zolgensma costs $2.1 million – with additional expenses such as travel, accommodation and consultancy fees, the total amount of reaches $2.45 million (currently £1.9m). Since deciding to join the cause to help Metehan, Seniz has raised over £100k. As a close friend and colleague I am keen to help raise further awareness about Metehan’s story and terrible disease.

For those of you who are interested to find out more or might wish to donate you may do so here:



The Neville brand takes a monumental leap forward into hair tree tech! The new in-house Treatment Specialist, Flavia Lima has joined the Neville team to inject your hair with Tanninoplastia tree technology. Moving swiftly from ready to apply hair treatments to a more sustainable and scientific approach, the great hair reset uses Brazilian technology Tanninoplastia, derived from Brazilian tannin trees, to solve every case of hair and cuticle damage.

This bespoke treatment uses tannins, a class of astringent, to create a binding protein that promotes adhesion and absorption for the hair, leaving it revitalised, hydrated and strengthened regardless of your concerns. Amongst its many properties and therapeutic virtues, tannins act as a healer, antiseptic, antioxidant, fungicide and anti-inflammatory. The treatment itself uses a similar layout to THE periodic table of elements, where each letter, in this case between A-O holds a different healing property.

The great hair reset, as the name suggests, is designed to completely reset and reconstruct your hair. Using an in-depth consultation, our in-house treatment specialist assesses your hair concerns and can deliver a variety of treatments from straightening, to curl care, recovery, anti-breakage and many more. Once a bespoke analysis has been given, a treatment plan is issued to restore your great lengths, making the great hair reset the perfect balance between nature and technology.

Specific to hair concerns the Reset Menu is detailed as it delivers

Realignment and restructuring

  • Tanino Keratin
    Naturally smooth, preserves and treats hair completely. No Formaldehyde or derivatives
  • Blonde Keratin
    Hair cuticle repair, anti-frizz, and cauterization treatment. Suitable for blonde coloured hair.
  • Botox for Locks
    Alignment of the hair cuticles, volume reduction, dry hair repair.


  • Hair detox
    Detoxifying remineralization of rough or static hair suffering from excessive use of chemicals.
  • Force Repair
    Immediate action repair for extremely damaged hair suffering from chemical processes.

Intensive Moisturizing

  • Breakage solution
    Reorders internal fibre strands and stabilises PH
  • Tamed Hair
    Immediate capillary relaxer for hair suffering from the effects of physical and environmental aggressors.

Blonde Nutrition

  • Soft Platinum
    Stabilizes the alkalinity caused by discolouration
  • Nanomatiz
    The perfect strength, resilience, tone, and body to fibre damage by discolouration.
  • Hair Colour Sealing
    Cauterization and colouring treatment for dry and damaged blonde hair.
  • Hair Toner
    Moisturising and toning treatment for bleached hair.

Blades of Fire

Blades Of Fire - Neville Thermal Scissors

Creative Director and session stylist Jack Merrick-Thirlway has a weapon of mass protection. Behold, the Thermal Scissors System, a revolution in hairdressing and hair cutting.

The state-of-the-art Thermal Scissor System is the go-to hair hero. By cleverly warming the blades, the natural qualities of the hair are preserved by sealing the ends.

Permed, bleached and treated hair can all have a slice of this new scissor action and will be totally transformed into healthy hair.

This innovative cutting tool provides a two-pronged attack. You receive a superb Neville Hair & Beauty cut with the knowledge your hair is being treated to a new type of cut, that will heal your hair for good.

As Jack cuts hair, the ends of the hair are sealed, and the hair is largely transformed into its original state. This means important bodily moisture and care substances are preserved. The hair is effectively protected from environmental pressures.

  • Fine hair will be given more volume
  • Split hair will become healthy and more resistant
  • Permed hair will be given more elasticity
  • Dull, brittle hair will be regenerated
  • Every type of hair will be easier to style

The temperature of the Thermal hot scissors can be adjusted from 110°C / 230°F for fine hair to 170°C / 338°F for thick with additional split ends therapy. However, the stylist and clients are protected from the heat of the warm scissors by exceptional insulation.

The action of the Thermal Scissors seals the ends and hair is given a closed cutting surface and can no longer become fibrous. If applied regularly, split ends will simply disappear.

Now there is every excuse to get hot headed about this revolutionary hair hero.

Caring for textured Hair

Textured Hair treatment Neville

All hair types are made from the same protein rich material, irrespective of thickness, yet all have their independent set of needs to keep them looking their best and that applies to Afro hair too.

Just like you would with skin, hair requires maintenance and like with everything, effort and dedication pay off. Providing you follow the right tips you can get your hair looking great on the outside but also boasting health on the inside.

One of the key things to note, is that not all curls are the same. We tend to categorise hair as either straight or curly, but there’s so much more to it. For example, curls could be defined as soft waves, corkscrew ringlets or even tight Afro hair. And that’s why we love them, because they encompass such a large variety different types of curls. It is important when looking after your curls, to understand what your specific curl types needs and loves. Once you do, you’ll be able with the help of a specialist, pick the professional treatments and homecare you need to get your hair looking its best.

Interestingly enough, curls and particularly Afro curls look dense and thick, but are most likely fine and porous. What does this mean? That your hair is prone to damage and breakage, more so than straighter hair types. That’s why if you have curly hair you might think that your hair grows slower than your friends with straighter hair. Truth is, it isn’t! Your growth rate is probably exactly the same, but breakage will prevent your hair from reaching its growth potential.

Another reason you may find your curly hair is not reaching its optimum length is its zig zag shape. Afro hair grows close the scalp, curling in towards itself rather than down your back and can prevent your scalps natural oils from spreading evenly. Natural oils are paramount to ensuring healthy hair that shine because without them your hair can become dry and brittle and result in breakage.

So, what’s the first step to embracing curly, textured or afro hair?

We recommend speaking to a specialist and having a proper consultation, if you are looking to embrace your curls. It’s important to find someone who really understands your hair type and someone you can trust.

Textured hair will require a multitude of treatments to help retain the strength and moisture in the hair. This will apply even if you have looser curls, as oils have a harder time spreading evenly on curly hair. Extra TLC is required to avoid it getting dry.

At Neville we offer the following moisturising and protein treatments in the salon to help kickstart your healthy hair journey.

  • The Kerastraight Moisture Mask which repairs, renews and hydrates the hair as it is packed with lightweight moisture capturing ingredients Palmeira Tucuma and Carob Bean Extract. This nutrient-rich mask repairs & re-hydrates dry and damaged hair, leaving it feeling sumptuously soft and renewed with sensational shine.
  • The Kerastraight Protein Mask which repairs, renews and reconstructs the hair thanks to its advanced blend of hydrolysed wheat proteins, designed to repair and reconstruct your hair. It forms a protein net which transforms fine, weak and damaged hair, leaving behind hair that shines, is significantly stronger and incredibly soft to touch.
  • Curl Therapy, a treatment designed to return the shape to curly and wavy hair, speeding up the capillary transition process. Curl Therapy helps control volume, curls and increases definition of hair strands. After the treatment your hair will be left hydrated, repaired internally and with perfect definition.

In addition to regular in salon treatments, it is vital to follow adopt a simple homecare plan.

If on the other hand you are looking to achieve straighter or smoother hair, there are a number of chemical free alternatives. At Neville we refuse to use anything that could endanger you or those around you, such as keratins than contain formaldehyde. Instead, we recommend one of the following treatments:

  • Avlon texture release enhances manageability while providing radiant shine. Its combination of ingredients helps hold the hair in the desired shape, protecting it from thermal damage.
  • The Kerastraight Ultimate Treatment is an evolution in straightening and repair. This semi-permanent treatment has been designed to transform even the most difficult hair into stronger, straighter, repaired hair that’s easy to maintain and gorgeous to the touch.

Whatever you heart desires, whether its curl queen or sleek goddess, at Neville we will ensure we always put the health of your hair first.

Get your best curly hair yet

Get your best curly hair yet

We believe that 2021 is all about embracing your natural hair’s texture. With curly hair growing increasingly popular we have decided to turn to one of our experts, Kelly May, to get all the tips you need to get your best curly hair yet.

Firstly it’s important to understand that Curls can change over time, says Kelly May. You can go from having soft waves to tighter curls. Your hair goes through cycles that can change every several years. Pregnancy has also been known to change a woman’s hair. This can be due to post pregnancy hormones and the loss of hair. Post pregnancy your hair can grow back with a different texture and sometimes much curlier.

Whatever your type of curl or its cyclical changes, it is important to protect them. May, recommends sleeping on a silk pillow case or wearing a silk head turban at night. “ This will help reduce breakage and cause less friction when you are sleeping” adds May. To ensure healthy curls, it’s important to wash your hair in a certain way and ensure you indulge in regular conditioning treatments. Curls require a lot of hydration.

May advises, hair be brushed before it is washed and again when you apply conditioner. This helps eliminate the frizz. Use clarifying shampoo first, followed by a moisture based curl defining shampoo. The thickness of your hair will then determine what your curls need whether its moisture, protein, frizz control or volume. Curly hair has a tendency to require more moisture than most other hair types.

So what is the best brush to use for curly hair? At Neville, we recommend using a flat paddle brush or a denman brush. These are gently on your curls and great for tangles. Always remember to brush your hair when it is wet with conditioner or alternatively prior to washing it.

For those of you struggling with your curls and looking into potential treatments to help reduce frizz, we recommend Braliz a chemical free smoothing treatment that will maintain your curl at the same time.

When it comes to styling using the right products is paramount. For rebellious curly hair, May recommends using the Kerastase discipline range which is great for managing thicker curls and frizz for a smooth and shinier finish.

If you are looking to embrace your natural curls or alternatively achieve a smooth blowdry, we recommend using L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Liss control.

If you are opting for a curly style, it helps define the curls. Liss control is a light weight product with maximum effect. Alternatively, if you wish to smooth your hair liss control will help you achieve shiny and smooth hair.

Summer Slim & Shine

ace and Body treatment at the Renee Lapino Clinic

The Renee Lapino Clinic has created a "Summer Slim & Shine" Treatment package available to book until August 13th.

"Summer Slim & Shine" has been designed for those wanting to take care of their skin and body during the summer, without the commitment of multiple treatments or downtime.

Enjoy a 1-hour session of a simultaneous body treatment and facial pampering for only £239.

Upon arrival at your appointment you will be placed in the Body Ballancer, a lymphatic drainage suit that helps reduce bloat and water weight whilst boosting your energy, smoothing cellulite and drain your lymph nodes. Whilst the Body Ballancer works its magic, you will enjoy a deep double cleansing massage facial, followed by radio frequency to tighten, lift and glow. An enzyme peel will then be applied, followed by LED light. There is no downtime for this facial and no redness afterwards, making it the perfect package to treat both skin and body this summer.

For more information or availability please email info@reneelapino.com.

Get The Glow

Renee Lapino Clinic

2021 is finally opening up, and we have noticed a surge in weddings and nuptials that were delayed from 2020.

The continuous lockdowns have made wedding prep even more necessary as brides feel the need to ready their skin, hair and nails ahead of the Big Day.

To celebrate the return to near normality, the Renee Lapino Clinic has specifically designed a pre-wedding facial appropriately named the Diamond Facial. This can be done anytime between two weeks to three days before the wedding. The Diamond Facial is a non-invasive treatment with 0 redness and 0 downtime designed for brides and uses exfoliation and NuEra warm soothing radiofrequency to stimulate collagen. You can expect an enhanced glow within one day that will continue to improve over 7 days.

The Renée Lapino clinic also offers a Lip-de-la-crème Mesotherapy treatment to compliment the Diamond Facial. This is another non-invasive and more natural option for your lips. This needle free treatment uses air pressure to inject pure hyaluronic acid into the lips, promoting hydration and slight plumping with a pinky pout that will last 6 weeks.

Wedding prep kits are also available post facial, which include professional products such as hydrating sheet masks and emergency pimple protection to ensure you are prepared and feeling your absolute glowing best!

  • Diamond Facial: £250
  • Lip-de-la-crème: £195
  • Wedding prep kit: £30

For bookings please email info@reneelapino.com or book online on reneelapino.com