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

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!

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

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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    • Avatar Elisa Schillaci ★★★★★ a month 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 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 Samantha Newton ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
      Lovely hairdressers with lovely staff very polite and very welcoming. Patricia is fantastic she a very lovely lady. And done a very good job … More with my hair would recommend her..
    • Avatar liz McMullen ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      I had my hair cut, coloured and styled by Patricia and I absolutely love it! She did a fantastic job. I will definitely be returning to have … More hair done next time and highly recommend the salon.

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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