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!

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Thursday and 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!

Maurizio Mappelli

Maurizio Mappelli

Maurizio is very well experienced senior stylist (with more than 30 years’ experience). He also started hairdressing at early age quickly advancing to top level due to his continues training and updating on the latest trend. He is a superb technician colourist and stylist working and educating for TG, Schwarzkopf and other top brands. He is very creative hand has eyes for details and he is still updating and delivering the latest in hair fashion.

  • Olaplex
  • Nashi
  • Wella


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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We’re receiving some rave reviews!

Adrian Clark David
Adrian Clark David
11:58 01 Jun 17
Antonio is a very experienced, professional hair stylist. Great customer service, friendly and welcoming staff. Definitely coming back.
15:31 27 May 17
Absolutely fantastic salon with a wonderful atmosphere which makes you feel very comfortable as a customer. Antonio is a legend, providing great company, very friendly and funny and is just genuinely a lovely man. Brilliant haircuts every visit, getting exactly what I want and I always come out feeling better than ever. I look forward to every appointment and can't wait to return very soon. Would highly recommend!
Emily Monckton
Emily Monckton
13:27 23 Mar 17
I have been having my hair cut and coloured by Antonio for 12 + years and I have looked for places nearer to where I live now but keep coming back! Friendly, professional and brilliant hair! Highly highly recommend.
Alyona Antonenko
Alyona Antonenko
18:15 18 Mar 17
It is now my favourite hairsalon. Antonio is great and always knows what hairstyle better suits you. Barbara made a perm for me last year - I had the most amazing curls which lasted more than I thought! Highly recommend 🙂
Lucy Brown
Lucy Brown
09:19 15 Mar 17
A gem in Battersea Square! This is such a find! Barbara has done my hair now 3 or 4 times, highlights and colour, blowdries and cuts have all been perfect! She does the best blow dry in town and the colour is the best I've had in years. Also not those crazy London prices either....oh yes and being Italians the coffee is also the best!
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Phone number

020 7223 7111

Opening hours

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


13 Battersea Square
SW11 3RA