Metamorphosis – Independent salon established in 1992

Metamorphosis is an independent salon located at the very centre of Battersea Square.

The community around the square is fantastic and is a very popular place to eat, drink or meet friends, with a variety of bars and restaurants just next door. The whole square has a very friendly atmosphere, just as you’d expect in South London!

Temporary Lockdown Closure

Due to the lock down, we will be closed from 20th December for two weeks and until further notice on our website.

Please contact Antonio directly on: 07868 729371   with your queries.

The Metamophosis Team

Opening hours

We are closed between 9th and 16th August 2022.

Monday, Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Thursday, Friday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm


13 Battersea Square Battersea London SW11 3RA
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The Team

Antonio De Rose

I am an independent experienced senior stylist and have been in the hair business for over 35 years. I started hairdressing after spending several years studying medicine at Università di Roma (Rome University in Italy), where I am from. As much as I loved science and medicine, I decided to learn hairdressing and styling skills to become independent from my family, initially just as a hobby, but soon found myself fully qualified and learning at the very best hair salon in Rome. I was working with Sargassi Hairdressing Group and Mino Moretti Hair Salon in the heart of Rome, and it was there where I met the legendary Franco Scarpa, Artistic Director of Vidal Sassoon 1975/76.

In 1984, Franco suggested that I come to London - the fashion capital of the hair industry - to attend a Sassoon training course, and soon I decided London was my home! Today, London is still the capital of the hair trends and fashion world, and long may it continue. From 1986 to 1992, I worked for Cristopha, Crimpers and Alan International, but in 1992 decided to go solo, opening Metamorphosis in Battersea Square.

Antonio De Rose

I love shaping hair, especially restyling, and complementing hairstyles with colour to emphasise the shapes and layers. I find the most excitement in bringing out of each client what I call the hidden look... the look just perfect for that particular client, the looks that distinguishes you from a crowd!

Even now, I am constantly learning and updating my techniques, and am still very much in love with my job!

Barbara Porcu

Barbara Porcu

Barbara is a fantastic senior stylist with more than 35 years’ experience in hair business. Starting at early age, just 15 years old, she trained and worked in the most prestigious salon in Sardinia. She is an excellent cutter and colourist. Barbara is very popular for her very lasting blow drying and her warm personality. The clients just love her!

Patricia Caballero

Originally from Valencia in Spain, and now residing in London, Patricia has over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of hair styling. She has a particular passion for creating beautiful natural-looking colour and enjoys exploring organic colour systems and techniques, which have won her much praise amongst her peers and clients.

She is known for listening carefully to clients and ensuring that the particular cut, colouring and style is easy to maintain at home. She enjoys working with all kinds of hair textures, types and lengths and also specialises in bespoke wedding hair and make-up.

Barbara Porcu
  • Olaplex
  • Nashi
  • Wella


Ladies’ hair cut & style

Shampoo & blow dryShort/medium length£27.00
Shoulder length£32.00
Long hair£37.00
Dressing hair-upFrom£49.00
Shampoo & cut only£37.00
Shampoo, cut & blow dryShort/medium length£60.00
Long hair£63.00
New look restyle£70.00

Mens’ grooming

Shampoo cut & finish£30.00
Dry cut & rinse£28.00
Grey reduction, natural look£33.00
Hair, straightened & finish£52.00

Ladies’ colouring & technical

Root tint regrowFrom£41.00
New colour all over£83.00
Bleach & toner regrow£72.00
Colour correctionBy quotation
Parting/section highlight£53.00
Half head high/low light (top and side only)£90.00
Full head high/low light£120.00
Hombre/Balayage fashion workFrom£120.00
Classic body permFrom£79.00
Anti-freezing treatmentFrom£100.00
Olaplex hair perfector (hair reconstruction)£37.00
Nashi Argan oil intense (hair repair musk)£27.00

Children’s hair

Not available on Saturdays; for children aged 5 to 13 years
Dry cut only£25.00

Home visits

  • If booked in advance, we offer home visits for our local clients who may have difficulty in coming to the salon.
  • And we also offer home visits for weddings or special events, again if booked in advance.

Consultations, offers and payments

  • Gift vouchers are available.
  • Loyalty card scheme available.
  • Cutting, styling and colour consultations are free of charge.
  • We accept credit/debit cards in addition to cash.

Make an appointment

We are accepting new appointments by phone during our salon opening hours.

Please call us on:

020 7223 7111

We are open: Monday, Tuesday: Closed; Wednesday: 10am – 7pm; Thursday, Friday: 10am – 8pm; Saturday: 9am – 6pm; Sunday: 10am – 6pm.

Please get in touch by phone with preferred date and time to make your reservation. We will confirm at the time if there is a space or to offer alternative times.

For all appointments please call our salon on:

020 7223 7111

You can leave a message here if it is out of hours.


We’re receiving some rave reviews!

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4.8 212 reviews

  • Avatar Daniela Covi ★★★★★ a year ago
    Finally I got my perm done! Thank you Barbara for taking such a good care of me!
    Lovely salon, good vibes and friendly staff!
    Totally recommended!
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  • Avatar Lili Segovia ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    I went in for my first visit and left feeling so good! Barbara was an absolute star🥰 Beyond grateful and happy with the end result💛
  • Avatar Elisa Schillaci ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I went in for a first time dye of my virgin hair, what I found is experience, courtesy and a result that was exactly what I was looking for. … More
    This is more than your usual high street chain salon where you're nothing but another client. This is a truly human and warm place to transform in your most beautiful self.
    With almost mind reading powers, Antonio and his assistant, delivered a service strong of their 30 years long experience.
    The color was exactly what I was looking for, covered all my first grays and my hair came out with an amazing new shine. It was treated like a precious thing and handled with incredible care during the whole of the process, whilst I was having a lovely conversation.
    I'm really glad I finally decided to visit the salon and this is definitely going to be my forever local hairdresser.
    If you live in Battersea you should definitely give it a go. If not in Battersea, maybe consider a little visit to the area and to Antonio's magic salon.
  • Avatar Veronika Kostova ★★★★★ a week ago
    I absolutely love the place, great atmosphere.
    I don’t have enough words to compliment the hairdresser, she was very professional and friendly
    … More and this is the best haircut I had in years!!!!

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    Phone number

    020 7223 7111

    Opening hours

    We are closed between 9th and 16th August 2022.

    Monday, Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
    Thursday, Friday: 10am – 8pm
    Saturday: 9am – 6pm
    Sunday: 10am – 6pm


    13 Battersea Square
    SW11 3RA