Excentric Hair

Excentric Hair Salon in Cape Town


Mon – Fri: 09:00 -18:00
Sat: 09:00 -16:00
 
+27 (0)214341413
85 Regent Road | Seapoint | Cape Town
www.excentric-hair.co.za
contact@excentric-hair.co.za
Excentric

Excentric Hair Salon in Cape Town

The slick Sea Point shop that specialises in perfect cut and colour transformations

In the battle between art and science, stylist Florin Neacsu takes the latter’s side. The distinguished founder of Sea Point’s Excentric salon doesn’t approach hair like a flighty creative equipped with wild, over-the-top ideas; he approaches it like a mathematician armed with powerful tools of precision.

And the result is measured, systematic evolution.

When Flo, as his clients call him, first opened the slick house of beauty in late 2014, he established it with the hope that he could bring about flawless transformations and challenge people to be different. But not different in the sense of embracing a wacky, far-out look, just different in an ‘out with the old, in with the new’ vein.

“It’s not about going for the trendiest style out there right now,” says the owner, who’s worked and trained everywhere from Germany and Romania (his home country) to London and Cape Town’s well-known Scar salon. “It’s about what looks best on you.”

And this is where the science comes in. In order to determine what cut or style or colour is a customer’s perfect, most complimentary match, Flo and his award-winning senior stylist, Leandi Cronje, draw on the rigorous techniques they learnt at prestigious institutions like Sassoon Academy in London to carefully calibrate, calculate and weigh up a number of factors, including the client’s job, lifestyle, personality, skin colour, eye colour and, maybe most importantly, the lines and curves of their face. That is, in much the same way an engineer might use geometry to figure out how to construct the firmest bridge, the Excentric hairdressers use their knowledge of angles and shapes to work out how to craft the most flattering do. Other senior stylists include Farhana Pratt, who has styled the likes of Karen Zoid and Jack Parow; and Carl van Rooyen, who has been in the industry for over 20 years.

“We think about bone structure in a geometric way so that we know how to cut the hair so that it best frames the face,” explains Flo. “So, for example, we’ll create a ‘square’ look to emphasise a strong jaw for masculinity or we’ll focus on creating roundness to accentuate soft features.”

And they adopt a similar approach to colouring. Flo, who’s a veritable genius in the realm of hues and highlighting, is well versed in the chemistry and technology of tinting and uses this knowledge to determine exactly which hue to apply in what concentration to achieve the desired shade – in other words, at Excentric, you don’t ever have to worry that if you request golden streaks, you might walk out with something closer to apricot.

Of course, as the owner stresses, “you cannot have a great cut or colour with poor quality hair,” so the salon puts the health of clients’ locks before anything and everything else. In line with this, the space offers a number of restorative treatments, from a basic (and affordable) Wella molecular remedy to the advanced Evox Hair Rejuvenation Therapy, which makes use fibroblasts, the same revolutionary organism used in the medical field to heal burns and wounds.

Naturally, all this talk about a methodical, clinical approach to hairdressing might suggest that the Excentric team only crafts rather conventional looks. But on the contrary, Flo is a champion at sculpting innovative, imaginative dos – he just achieves them via an analytical process. In fact, this gifted man has come in second in the esteemed Wella International TrendVision Awards, which is testament to his ability to push boundaries in the hair industry, and he keeps on top of all the latest cutting-edge techniques, including balayage (sweeping a sun-kissed look onto the ends of strands).

What Excentric’s precise methodology does mean, though, is that clients can trust that they’ll get the kind of cut or colour that they want and that the look will last long after they’ve walked out of the parlour.

“In my opinion, a good cut is something that still looks amazing even after three months,” Flo says in summary. “Your hair will always look great when you leave the salon, so my goal is not for it to look good today; it’s for it to look good every other day afterwards.”

It seems like a challenging thing to accomplish, but then again, this is a man with the weight of science behind him.

Tip: The salon offers free Wi-fi, complimentary tea and coffee as well as a nail bar that specialises in both luxury and express manicures and pedicures. So, clients can enjoy a full beauty and lifestyle package at Excentric. Also, be sure to follow the trendy spot on Instagram: @excentric_hair.

The Bill: Prices are pretty standard. A lady’s cut and dry costs between R380 and R420, a men’s cut goes for R240, colouring is priced at anywhere from R440 to R2000 depending on the request, highlighting is between R460 and R1200 and treatments ring in at between R230 and R1300. As for on the nail bar side, a luxury manicure is from R225 to R260 (whereas an express mani is between R140 and R 200), and a luxury pedicure is from R245 to R365.

Booking Excentric’s Services: For all the necessary booking information and to make an appointment at Excentric, visit the salon’s website.

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