My London: Bradley Smith – Hairdresser and Stylist

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Bradley Smith is a celebrity hairdresser and stylist. Born in Wandsworth, Smith founded Bradley Smith Hair in 2010 and was appointed a member of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing in 2015.

Smith’s clients include Lady Wilnelia Forsyth and Grammy-Award Nominated Artist Craig David. Smith has salons across West London, including Strawberry Hill and most recently at Heathrow Terminal 5 (Bradley Smith Hair Express).

We caught up with Bradley for the latest in our ‘My London’ interview series.

 

Favorite neighbourhood:

Knightsbridge – what else can you say? It’s bursting with culture and charm which I find hard to ignore. When I am walking past all the luxury stores I feel I’m on another planet. Maybe a Bradley Smith Hair on Kings Road? Never say never.

 

Favourite place for brunch:

The Big Easy, Kings Road, Chelsea. The food is simple but utterly delicious. If you’re ever in the area, check out the Lobster Roll.

 

Best coffee in London:

Hard question to answer but as travel between salons I find Café Nero does the trick while on the road.

 

Favourite gallery or museum:

The National History Museum, I’m fascinated by nature and human origins. I could spend hours wandering but I just don’t have the time as I’m busy working at the salons.

 

Tell us a secret:

If I told you a secret it wouldn’t be a secret anymore

 

Favorite place to shop:

Hard question. But it must be Harrods. It’s a one stop shop for all my fashion needs.

 

Best London destination for a date:

The Shard, the view is truly breathtaking at night and gives a different perspective of London. I’ve been a few times now and I’m still impressed.

 

Favorite park:

Hyde Park – it’s a stunning space, I enjoy a gentle run around the park and passing by Speakers Corner to see what’s going on.

 

Favourite food market

Spitalfields – what food lover wouldn’t love it? It’s simply heaven, I adore trying different food and finding new recipes I can try at home.

 

Your sanctuary in the city:

I’m a fitness freak, so any gym I can get my hands on.

 

What inspires you?

People inspire me, what we can achieve as individuals. I find myself reading business success stories and I want to do the same. I started with nothing and now I have three salons across London, the dream is to expand and be a household name.

 

This season I’m loving:

Retro is back! Big blow-dries and do ups. I’m loving the 60’s vibe