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  • Discover The Steam Bar Experience at Selfridges, Oxford Street

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A soothing reclamation of dignity.

The Steam Bar Salon is a premium, textured hair haven that delivers an elevated scalp and hair experience. As the first Black Hair Salon in Europe to occupy a renowned department store such as Selfridges, our community can expect the finest salon space dedicated to nourishing your crown. Once you enter our space – adorned with the rich, replenishing properties of malachite green inspired by the gemstone – you’ll meet our trained Steam Queens and discover our bespoke treatment menu. A salon where you are seen, belong and deserve to be, you can find joy in our service, freedom through our knowledge, empowerment from our education, friendship from like-minded souls, and confidence in our Black hair expertise. More than a space, The Steam Bar Salon is home to where you and your crown can flourish.

FAQs

What are the benefits of Hair Steaming

Hair Steaming is beneficial for Afro, coily, curly, and textured hair types. One of the primary challenges with these hair types is maintaining adequate hydration. Our steam treatment effectively addresses this by enhancing the hair's ability to absorb moisture. During the treatment, steam opens up the hair cuticles, allowing deep penetration of nourishing ingredients such as castor oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. Additionally, humectants like betaine, glycerin, and d-panthenol deliver exceptional hydration to the scalp, ensuring long-lasting moisture. The treatment also includes hydrolyzed pea protein, which activates with heat to protect against cuticle damage. The result is softer, more hydrated hair, with curls that are visibly more defined and healthy.

Steaming does more than just moisturise your hair. It also plays a crucial role in promoting hair growth and enhancing hair health. The process of steaming increases the softness of your hair and reduces breakage by allowing moisture to penetrate deeply. Moreover, the warmth from the steam causes vasodilation, which increases blood flow to the hair follicles. This improved circulation delivers more nutrients and oxygen to the hair roots, fostering growth and maintaining healthy hair follicles. Overall, regular steaming can significantly improve the health of both your hair and scalp, creating an optimal environment for hair growth.

While our treatments are especially beneficial for natural hair, they are equally effective for chemically processed hair, which often requires extra hydration and care. Our salon offers services that cater to all hair types, with particular expertise in caring for curly, coily, textured, and Afro hair. Whether your hair is natural or treated, our treatments are designed to nourish deeply and rejuvenate every strand.

If you have Afro, coily or curly hair which is more prone to dryness, consider a hair steaming treatment every 7 to 10 days. Not only does hair steam add moisture to the hair, but it also improves elasticity.

All our Deluxe treatments feature our Signature Steam treatment, which is particularly beneficial for Afro, coily, curly, and textured hair types. One of the primary challenges with these hair types is maintaining adequate hydration. Our steam treatment effectively addresses this by enhancing the hair's ability to absorb moisture. During the treatment, steam opens up the hair cuticles, allowing deep penetration of nourishing ingredients such as castor oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. Additionally, humectants like betaine, glycerin, and d-panthenol deliver exceptional hydration to the scalp, ensuring long-lasting moisture. The treatment also includes hydrolyzed pea protein, which activates with heat to protect against cuticle damage. The result is softer, more hydrated hair, with curls that are visibly more defined and healthy.

Our Hair and Scalp Assessment is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the condition and health of your hair and scalp. During this detailed evaluation, our Trichologist-trained experts, whom we affectionately call our "Steam Queens," use an advanced scalp camera to closely examine your scalp. This technology magnifies the scalp's surface, allowing us to assess three crucial aspects: the overall health of your scalp, hair density, and the condition of your pores.

This professional analysis provides deep insights into the health and condition of your hair and scalp. Based on the findings, we offer personalised advice on the best ways to restore and maintain your hair’s health. Recommendations can include suitable products, specific treatments, and even small lifestyle adjustments to help bring your hair back to its optimal condition.

A Silk Press is a popular styling method that temporarily straightens natural curls and Afro-textured hair without the use of chemicals. This technique involves a series of steps starting with a wash, followed by blow-drying and then straightening the hair with a flat iron to achieve a smooth, sleek finish. At The Steam Bar, we offer different packages to enhance this service:

 

  • Standard Silk Press: Includes a wash, blow-dry, and flat iron by our experienced hairstylists, designed to leave your hair bouncy and sleek.

 

  • Signature Scalp Scrub & Silk Press Package: This option adds a revitalizing scalp scrub to the standard wash, blow-dry, and silk press, enhancing scalp health and hair smoothness.

  • Deluxe Steam Bar Silk Press Package: For ultimate results, this premium package includes a wash, Steam treatment, blow-dry, and silk press. The Steam treatment deeply hydrates and conditions the hair, providing a softer texture and a beautifully sleek, bouncy finish.

Typically, a Silk Press on natural hair can last between one to two weeks. The duration of this sleek, straightened style can vary based on several personal factors such as hair type, texture, porosity, and how well the hair is maintained after the treatment. To extend the life of your Silk Press, it's important to follow proper hair care guidelines and use recommended products that minimise reversion and protect the hair from moisture and humidity.

Our Revitalise treatment is a formaldehyde-free Keratin treatment specifically designed to smooth and enhance Afro and textured hair. It gently elongates curls without compromising their natural pattern. The effects of this treatment can last for several months, depending on your specific hair type and maintenance routine. This tailored approach ensures your hair not only looks smoother and healthier but also retains its natural vibrancy over time.

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Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB (Third Floor)

Opening Times

Tue - Sat 11am - 9pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

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