17 July 2018

Travel in style with Eurostar’s new hair salon

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking the UK and mainland Europe, is cutting the ribbon to unveil a pop-up express hair salon in its London St Pancras departure lounge.
Chop-Chop, the ultimate salon experience for those on the go, will be taking up residence in the London lounge.
Designed to offer travellers a quick, convenient and first-class cut and style, it offers chic holidaymakers and time-pressed business passengers luxury on-the-go hair styling before travelling to the Continent.
Open to all passengers, clients can choose from a menu of over 20 styles including quick trims, layered cuts, dry styles and braiding, all designed by celebrity stylist Sherman Hawthorne to transform hair in just 20 minutes. For only £20, Eurostar customers can refresh their look whilst relaxing in a private pod before travel.
Roberto Abbondio, Eurostar Managing Director of New Digital Business said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Chop-Chop hair salon to our London departure lounge to offer travellers more than just the journey. The swift style and cut enables our travellers to leave their London look behind, and board the train feeling refreshed, before they’ve even started their holiday or their journey back home.”
Chop-Chop CEO and Co-Founder Kaye Sotomi said:
“We are very excited about this partnership and the opportunity to bring our unique service to the Eurostar customer. We will be offering a menu of 24 styles, delivered in 20 minutes at a single price point of £20 regardless of gender or hair type. Eurostar is known for offering a superior customer experience, and we are proud to be associated with such values.”
Eurostar London terminal
The arrival of Chop-Chop comes as Eurostar continues to invest in enhancing the customer experience and streamlining the journey through the station. With the recent introduction of eGates in London St Pancras to speed-up the security process, and World Duty Free, Eurostar is committed to improving the customer experience. 
Tailored travel
Following the launch of Eurostar’s new hotel collection, the hair salon is part of a series of innovations. With a range of bespoke experiences launching across music, theatre and entertainment, Eurostar will continue to evolve the offering, providing passengers with more than just travel.
With quick and convenient check-in, a seamless city-centre to city-centre journey, and a generous baggage allowance, Eurostar is the ideal way to travel between London and mainland Europe.
For more information or to book Eurostar visit www.eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 03432 186 186.
To book an appointment
To book an appointment visit www.chopchoplondon.com once Eurostar tickets have been purchased, or download the Chop-Chop London app. Walk-in sessions will also be available.
Opening hours
Monday –  Saturday: 7am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Notes to editors
About Eurostar

  • Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, the French Alps, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
  • From its early days of operation Eurostar has championed the environmental benefits of high speed rail and the switch to sustainable modes of transport for short haul travel. A Eurostar journey from London to Amsterdam emits 80% less carbon than the equivalent short haul flight making it a clear choice for the future of travel in Europe.
  • Customers travelling by Eurostar can enjoy a range of benefits including:
    • Seamless city centre to city centre travel, with stations located in the heart of our destinations
    • Comfort and space on board to work or unwind with wifi connectivity and onboard entertainment
    • Fast and convenient check-in - passengers are asked to arrive only 30 minutes before departure
    • Generous, free-of-charge baggage allowance with each passenger allowed 2 bags/suitcases and 1 piece of hand luggage
    • No queues or baggage reclaim upon arrival - simply take your bag with you on board
  • Eurostar’s Business Premier service offers the highest standards in short-haul business travel.  With flexible fares up to departure, Business Premier customers enjoy 10 minute express check-in, exclusive access to the business lounges as well as complimentary drinks and fine dining in the comfort of their seat.
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office 
020 7843 5500