September 30 2014 Latest news:

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 17°C

Five-day forecast

Kate Middleton’s stylist dropped into a Finsbury Park salon in a visit which showed it’s a cut above the rest.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Richard Ward, also the Duchess of Cambridge’s hairdresser for the Royal Wedding, visited Chaps and Dames in Tollington Park as part of a proposed reality TV show.

But last week’s visit, in which cameramen spent six hours shooting, also saw owner Paul Federici snip the Royal hairdresser’s locks into shape.

Mr Federici, 34, said: “They chose our salon to film in because it’s different and quirky and not so clinical, so they had a lot of things to comment on for the show.

“He said he’s never had a hair cut other than in his own salon. So, also being the stylist of one of the members of the Royal Family, it was a bit nerve-wracking, but at the same time a privilege.

“He said he had never seen anyone cut hair quite like me – I’m a bit of an Edward Scissorhands – but there is definitely method to my madness because he said he really liked the cut.”

Mr Federici gave the Royal hairdresser a Tollington Park special – a straight forward men’s haircut with a twist.

Regarding filming for the Salon Inspectors reality show, he added: “They chose us because of the personality in the shop. Myself and my staff Kelly, David and Solomon – we bring something different.

“It’s theatrical in our shop. We have pianos, chandeliers and loads of other quirky, vintage stuff, which just makes it a bit different, and great for filming.”

Share this article

0 comments

   Local advertisers

More News articles

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Islington Gazette on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Islington businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Islington Gazette, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

Read full story »