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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!

Dear Clients,

The salon reopened on 4th July and we are taking new appointments once again. For all appointments, please use the appointment form or call us at the salon.

All our love and thanks,
Metamorphosis Team

Opening hours

We are back from 4th July

Monday: Closed
Tuesday, 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 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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Please enter your details, with preferred date and time, the service you require and an optional message to make your reservation. We will confirm by email if there is a space or to offer alternative times.

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4.8 170 reviews

  • Avatar Fiona Hoggard ★★★★★ in the last week
    Antonio and his team have been cutting my hair for over 20 years and I wouldn't go anywhere else. Highly recommended.
  • Avatar Battersea Skin & Beauty ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    My hair always looks amazing after I have been to see Metamorphosis, I also like the fact that I can be in and out in 2 hrs for a root dye, cut … More and blow dry and the fact that there is pleasant chit chat but that my lady works very fast as well.
  • Avatar irene z.b. ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Probably the best haircut I ever had; I showed him a photo and he cut my hair even better! I have lots of hair and they are very curly: he just … More did a brilliant job for a good value compared to other london hairdresser I’ve been. Totally recommend it.
  • Avatar Anna Nagy ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    My first hairdressing experience in London couldn't have gone any better! I've asked for a blond balayage, Maurizo has done an amazing … More job with so much care and attention. I am simply loving the color-look at the pict! I truly recommend this place to anyone!!! 🙂

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Phone number

020 7223 7111
07868 729371

Opening hours

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


13 Battersea Square
SW11 3RA