Southend-on-Sea’s hottest hair and beauty venue opened it’s doors to the public in March 2005. Situated in the heart of town, directly opposite Southend Central Station, the much-awaited launch of this 3 floor super salon has brought a new standard of hairdressing and beauty to Essex normally associated with the UK’s larger towns and cities.
Woo is directed by entrepreneur Sam Bright. After several successful years in the hairdressing industry, Sam set her sights on building an independent hairdressing and beauty empire and Woo was born.
Focusing on providing the complete hair and beauty package for both men and women. Woo offers an extensive range of services including fabulous cutting and colouring, a specialist colour lounge, Dermalogica beauty rooms, Nextgen nail centre, a coffee shop , licensed bar and Essex’s largest range of Kerastase and Goldwell professional hair care products. As if you could ask for more, Woo have also invested in a state of the art Kindles where clients can enjoy the benefits of social media , on-line shopping , movies , books and much more .
The shop front is very deceptive; a relatively small fascia opens out within to reveal a spacious and bright interior. Clean white lines punctuated with flashes of scarlet gives the salon a fresh and fun feeling. Leather sofas and Kindles all add to the relaxing atmosphere that Woo offers.
WOO is fully air-conditioned .
The launch of Woo has brought a new level of luxury service to Essex, which has not been seen before.
If you look fabulous – we feel great!
The hair salon has 3 different zones…….
This has individual kindles so the client can watch films , comedy shows, play games , surf the net , network on social media and much more.
Another fantastic WOO touch is that there are not any mirrors in this area ,”no need to see ourselves less than glamorous”
This is a light , airy and spacious area , where all of the latest trends and styles are completed. There is a separate consultation area ,every customer will experience a consultation at the beginning of their appointment and offered a home haircare prescription. It has the added benefit of being downstairs (so your transformation is private from the outside world) with specialised daylight lighting mimicking the natural light so that you do not feel like you are downstairs , this also stops headaches from unnatural lighting.
We specialise in great lengths real hair extensions , we pride ourselves on the size of the bonds which are virtually invisible and are very comfortable to wear.
The beauty lounge
This is a room dedicated to indulgence, relaxing music low lighting and a fish tank. Our therapist’s are highly trained and extremley experienced in their fields. There are no phones ringing so you can indulge in pure relaxation. The beauty lounge uses Dermalogica skin care and body ranges. Dermalogica products are used in top spas around the world. The beauty lounge also offers LVL Lashes as used by the stars. Indian head massage , facials , body massage and many more treatments take part in this room.
Our fantastic boutique shop on our first floor. Our coffee shop is at the back area . The front has a fantastic make-up bar with products from the exclusive I.D Bare minerals , this is 100% mineral with nothing added no preservers, no oil, no chemicals and no fragrance. It gives a flawless coverage and looks magnificent every time… as seen on TV! offering customers the chance to try out the different brands and browse at their own lesiure. Other products on offer include Kerastase , Dermalogica, Bumble & Bumble, OPI , Millie Macintosh , Cloud Nine straightners and Tangle Teezers. The boutique is open to non-clients aswell as clients, there is no pressure whilst you look , so feel free to pop in and browse, we will always be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The salon offers experts in all areas of hairdressing and beauty , you can feel confident with any member of staff and leave feeling fantastic.
Coffee shop and licensed bar
Woo is the best kept secret in Southend. It is the only salon with a fully licensed bar and coffee shop. While having your hair or beauty treatments done you can indulge in a glass of wine, beer, shorts, champagne or the best coffee in Southend. Or if you’re hungry you can feast on one of our home made sandwiches/paninis or salads.
Everything is freshly made nothing is pre-packed, our rolls and breads are from our local bakery, All our vegetables and meats are roasted fresh on the premises daily. We only use the best beans for our coffee, the finest teas and luxury Belgian hot chocolate.