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 – 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
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Ladies’ hair cut & style

Shampoo & blow dry onlyMedium length£35.00
Long hair£40.00
Extra long hair, from£45.00
Dressing hair-up (special hair do)From£60.00
Hair extensionBy consultation
Wash, cut and rough dry£45.00
Wash, cut and rough blow dry£54.00
Wash, cut, blow dry and finishMedium length£65.00
Long hair£70.00

Mens’ grooming

Cut and finish£31.00
Grey reduction£35.00
Hair perm£75.00
High light£80.00

Children’s hair

Not available on Saturday; for children aged 5 to 13 years
Dry cut£26.00

Ladies’ colouring & technical

Root tint regrowFrom£45.00
New colour all overFrom£90.00
Bleach & toner regrowFrom£75.00
Toner onlyFrom£25.00
T/Section highlightFrom£58.00
Half head high/low lightFrom£99.00
Full head high/low lightFrom£130.00
Hombre/Balayage fashion workFrom£130.00
Classic body permFrom£90.00
Colour correctionBy quotation
Keratin straightening/BrazilianShort£180.00
Medium/long hairBy quotation

Ladies’ hair repair treatments

Keratin botoxFrom£80.00
Olaplex treatment N1 N2£45.00
Hair keratin musk kepyx£25.00

Manicure and pedicure

Sunday and Monday only
Classic manicure£25.00
Classic pedicure£35.00
Gel polish manicure£35.00
Gel polish pedicure£45.00

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 – Wednesday: 10am – 7pm; Thursday, Friday: 10am – 8pm; Saturday: 9am – 6pm; Sunday: 10am – 6pm.

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

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    • Avatar Kseniia Zarkhina ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      The Metamorphosis team is simply amazing! They are professional, talented, and always create such a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I always look … More forward to come back there. A special shoutout to Barbara, whose expertise with hair care is phenomenal. My hair has never been healthier, and her blowouts are simply out-of-this-world!!They stay perfect for days, it's mind-blowing! I can't recommend Metamorphosis enough!
    • Avatar Jinhui Wang ★★★★★ a year ago
      I've been coming here for several years now, I'm usually quite lazy and only go to the hair dresser twice a year, therefore everytime … More I go I'm quite nervous. 4 years ago I just moved to London and a friend recommended this little neighborhood hair salon says she will even travel through London to go there. And she was right, Barbara and Antonio are very friendly, always give good advise (everytime I come back from there I learned a few new things about hair). They are passionate about what they do, AND mostly importantly everytime I went there I would always get lots of compliments about my haircut afterwards.
      This is the first time in my life I try to give some colours to my hair and Barbara has done an amazing job, both the cut and the highlight.
      Highly recommend
    • Avatar susi Q ★★★★★ 8 months ago
      I love this salon and the warm and friendly atmosphere.
      I always have an amazing experience with Barbara. She is an excellent stylist, colourist
      … More and will totally transform your hair and make you look and feel beautiful.
      People give me compliments on my colour and cut.
      Barbara is always so great with my hair and really knows how to make my hair look the absolute best for me .
      Thank you Barbara ❤
    • Avatar Herminia Moreira ★★★★★ 6 months ago
      Bárbara is the best hairdresser I have ever had. I don’t authorise anyone else to cut my hair, only her. Barbara is fantastic. I truly recommend … More her

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      020 7223 7111

      Opening hours

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


      13 Battersea Square
      SW11 3RA