Present day Znips, widely regarded as one of the best hair salons in South West London, fashion capital of the world, is a story that dates back over 30 years.
Walk into Znips and you shall be graciously greeted by Dorees, Creative Director, Manager and Founder at Znips. Born in Croatia, Dorees’ career has been one steeped in professional hairstyling, driven by an unbridled passion to be the best at what she does. Even since her emigration to the UK in 1990, her passion for hairstyling and entrepreneurship allowed her to own and operate her own salons, very successfully.
Over the years, her salons have been rebranded twice, most famously as Hive London, based in Pimlico.
2009 is when Znips was boldly conceptualized after collating a team of talented international hairstylists, with each stylist bringing a high level of precision and expertise in their own specialized technical discipline of hair cutting and colouring.
Znips’ success has spoken for itself…
London Hair & Beauty nomination in Best Team and Best Salon Décor categories in 2016
London Hair & Beauty nomination in Best Salon category, in SW London, in 2017
3 Time Finalists in the prestigious and fiercely competitive Lóréal Colour Trophy (London)
A member of the NHF (National Hairdressing Federation)
Znips continues to evolve, just like it has for over 30 years now. Just recently in 2018, Znips has begun to augment its hair styling services with beauty essentials, providing manicures, pedicures & waxing, much to the delight of our customers, most of whom are long-standing regulars.
Besides being the entrepreneurial and creative force behind Znips, Dorees has spent a significant portion of her professional career empowering stylists with technical and business acumen. Many who have apprenticed under Dorees have gone on to successfully own and manage their own salons, to much acclaim.
When not providing style consulting at Znips, Dorees juggles assignments at many of London’s most sought after fashion shoots and catwalks.
Dorees is also a long standing volunteer at Fashion Awareness Direct, a charity enabling young people to find work in Fashion.
Walk into our salon and you shall invariably feel at ease, piqued by both our salon’s inviting and calming décor as well as by our staff’s genuine welcome and interaction.
You might just get a glimpse of one of London’s many famous actors, writers, politicians or prolific entrepreneurs enjoying their appointments, whilst sipping coffee we serve, coffee that has earned quite as much a reputation as our hairstyling and colouring services.
Once settled in for your appointment, a stylist shall first build a rapport with you, to understand what you want your hair to do for you, then styling your hair to effect just that outcome you had in mind, when you thought about hairstyling.
Great hair calls for great product.
Whilst our progressive stylists give you nothing but the best when it comes to style conceptualization and execution, all treatments you avail at Znips shall only use professional or salon quality brands such as Kevin Murphy, L’Oréal, Wella and a few others. In other words, we don’t skimp on quality to save costs. Expect only the best when you entrust us with your hair styling and care needs.