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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  • 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 – 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 Daniela Covi ★★★★★ 11 months 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 clinton mick ★★★★★ 3 months ago
      Antonio is great -his salon has a great atmosphere, friendly and warm. It is very near to me, I believe it is important to support small businesses … More in your local community. He cuts and colours my hair how I like it. He and Barbara are always up for a good conversation. Fully recommend 🙂
    • Avatar Donna Ofsofke ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      I moved into the area 7 years ago and this fabulous, friendly salon was one of my first stops. Antonio and Barbara are renown in the community … More for their flexibility and they are always so accommodating, with a smile and a fabulous greeting every time you walk in. I am very particular about who touches my hair and this is definitely one of those salons that once you have found them it would just not be right to go anywhere else!!
    • Avatar Gul Rosie E. ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      I had a haircut for the first time here.
      Antonio was great, and had a fantastic job. He made recommendations on the hair style i wanted, what
      … More actually suits me the best.
      It was a very clean, friendly, and professional place. Highly recommended!

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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