Well, it is currently Thursday, August 9th, 2020, and since the beginning of the year, the salon has been closed to the public. However, that does not mean that the staff has been holed up in their offices all day long. In fact, the staff has been hard at work preparing for the launch of an online salon that is open to the public on August 13th.
So, how long is the salon open today? Let’s find out.
Current Offers And Discounts
One of the first things you’ll notice when you log into your account is the small updates throughout the website. Most notably, you’ll see a message at the top of the page that reads “Welcome to the new and improved (insert name here) Salon! We appreciate your business and are happy to see you on our website! Thanks for stopping by.”
This is pretty cool – the team has been working hard to make the site more intuitive and easy to use. In addition to updating the website, the staff has been conducting virtual classes and offering steep discounts to new customers. For example, if you sign up today, you’re going to get 20% off your first haircut. Pretty sweet, huh?
What About The Name?
Before we move on, it’s important to note that this is not your traditional salon. For starters, it’s owned and operated by a digital nomad. In other words, a professional who owns their own business and is free to work any hours they please. In addition, the salon offers mobile haircuts and accepts Cash App payments. Finally, the business is named after a famous race track in East London – popularly known for its steep turns and lack of pavement. In other words, it’s really an odd place.
All of this being said, it’s still a place that you’ll want to put on your personal ‘must visit’ list. Just don’t expect to find a lot of traditional salons in the same vicinity. In fact, people who work or have worked at Speedway have coined the phrase ‘mini-MFA’ to describe the place. And, if you’re curious, the acronym stands for Mini Master of Fine Arts.
Where To Eat
If you find yourself in the area, be sure to visit the nearby bars and restaurants. In fact, the team recommends checking out the nearby pubs and eateries if you’re looking for a unique dining experience. Alternatively, you can grab a coffee at a sidewalk café and people-watch while you take a break from reading the Racing Post.
Speaking of which, you’ll notice that there is an abundance of shopping opportunities in the vicinity. In fact, if you want upscale shopping, you’ll definitely want to head to Kensington or Knightsbridge. Otherwise, if you’re looking for cheaper goods, you can browse the shops near Portobello Road. In addition, the market on Saturdays near Portobello Road is one of the largest in the country. So, if you do want to indulge in some retail therapy, you can find a wide variety of luxury goods at bargain prices. Just remember – the markets are open only from 10 am to 5 pm.
As for tourism, you’ll want to head to London Bridge or Tower Bridge. These are two of the most photographed bridges in the country. In addition, there is also a third bridge that you might like to visit if you’re driving from the north. The Victoria Bridge connects the capital with the gorgeous market town of Stoke-on-Trent, making it a great place to break a journey.
Alternatively, if you’re arriving by train, you might want to visit Birmingham. The city was once the center of the manufacturing industry and now has a lot of boutiques and independent shops. In addition, if you visit on a Sunday, you can find many of the closed stores and restaurants offering excellent food at more affordable prices.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for somewhere fun and different to visit in London, we recommend checking out the Mini-MFA at speedway.com. It’s definitely not your usual hair salon.