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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 Closure

Due to the lock down, we will be closed from 5th November until 2nd December 2020. Please contact Antonio directly on: 07868 729371 with your queries.

The Metamophosis Team

Opening hours

Weekdays: Closed
Weekend: Closed


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 33 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!

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Ladies’ hair cut & style

Shampoo & blow dryShort/medium length£26.00
Shoulder length£30.00
Long hair£35.00
Dressing hair-upFrom£49.00
Special offer — Hair-up and make-up£80.00
Shampoo & cut only£35.00
Shampoo, cut & blow dryShort/medium length£53.00
Long hair£60.00
New look restyle£70.00

Mens’ grooming

Shampoo cut & finish£30.00
Fade style£30.00
Dry cut & rinse£27.00
Beard shaping£10.00
Grey reduction, natural look£30.00
Hair, straightened & finish£50.00
High/low lightBy quotation

Ladies’ colouring & technical

Root tint regrowFrom£39.00
New colour all over£80.00
Bleach & toner regrow£70.00
Colour correctionBy quotation
Parting/section highlight£50.00
Half head high/low light (top and side only)£87.00
Full head high/low light£117.00
Hombre/Balayage fashion workFrom£110.00
Sun Kiss FreehandFrom£35.00
Classic body permFrom£70.00
Anti-freezing treatmentFrom£100.00
Brazilian blow dry£150.00
Olaplex hair perfector (hair reconstruction)£35.00
Nashi Argan oil intense (hair repair musk)£25.00
Top quality hair extensionBy quotation

Children’s hair

Not available on Saturdays; for children aged 5 to 13 years
Dry cut only£20.00
Shampoo, cut & blow dry£30.00

We specialise in colour correction

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.

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    • Avatar Olivia Parson ★★★★★ a month ago
      Such a brilliant hair salon! Recently discovered when I moved to the area, Barbara is amazing - really good colour and cut. Great atmosphere, … More highly recommend!
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      Brilliant, friendly and talented hairdressers - Barbara gave me a beautiful cut which was a complete transformation, I've never felt better. … More Highly recommend!
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      I had the best hair salon experience at Metamorphosis! Antonio was very accommodating and his attention to detail is amazing!!! I have been in … More London for over 10 years and always hated getting my hair done in London because I never get what I ask for and for an extraordinary cost. I can highly recommend Metamorphosis; they listen to your request and overdeliver!
    • Avatar Kate Sligo ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      Antonio always does an amazing job with my hair. I now live in East London but I still make the trip to Battersea because he always does the … More best job - thank you! I highly recommend this salon.

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      Phone number

      020 7223 7111
      07868 729371

      Opening hours

      Weekdays: Closed
      Weekend: Closed


      13 Battersea Square
      SW11 3RA