Yuko by Faye


“Faye is a miracle worker! She came all the way over to my house which took 3 hours in the traffic! Having Yuko at home meant I could have the comfort and convenience of still being able to look after my little ones. My hair was damaged, coloured and frizzy and I was so low because of it. It took so much work everyday with drying and straightening to even look little bit decent. Faye has turned my broken, straw like hair that used to fall out in clumps in the bath to silky, wavy perfection that doesn’t fall out anymore. She’s honest, with skills beyond my expectations. She’s charming, lovely and super easy to get on with. Also worth the money. You will be happy with Faye." 

Anna Maria Marcovici

- Richmond, London

“Yuko is an amazing treatment, it makes your hair straight and very easy to manage. That is if it’s done right! After having had it done badly and then researching and finding Faye I would never consider going to anyone else to do my hair. Faye knows exactly what she’s doing and is a true expert as well as being lots of fun. I highly recommend Faye and will be a loyal client for years to come." 

Abby Sheppard 

- Chobham, Surrey

“Having tried many straightening systems for my thick, wavy hair, Yuko is by far the best chemical straightener that works for me. I have been seeing Faye for many years now and along with her skills the Yuko makes day to day life so much easier. Faye is knowledgable and honest and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to anyone." 

Ruth Weigler  

- Loughton, Essex 

“Anyone who has been fighting frizzy/curly hair for years knows how important it is to find a stylist they can rely on. I have had my Yuko done with Faye for the last 15 years and will continue to do so for the next 15 at least! Not only is she extremely experienced in her field, she 100% listens to her clients wishes and advises them honestly and frankly. She wants their to be as perfect as they do, and that is rare to find. Life becomes so much easier with a good Yuko that’s done properly. When you’ve had it once you will never look back, trust me! Don’t risk going to anyone else. Faye is the best. And after all these years I should know." 

Alison Lennard 

Ongar, Essex

“When I first started researching hair straightening I was looking in to the Brazilian Blow Dry and Yuko System. I decided to go with the Brazilian Blow Dry as it’s much cheaper and being a student every penny counts. I have had the Brazilian done twice and it just didn’t work on my hair. Coming from North African heritage my hair is very thick and frizzy and I also found the sulphate free products really didn’t help with cleansing my hair and scalp. I decided not to have it done again as now it was just a waste of money. Two years later I was tired of straightening my hair again and going out in the UK weather and my hair turning frizzy within minutes of straightening it so I decided to go ahead and book the Yuko. I called a few salons but in the end decided to go with Faye as I felt comfortable talking to her on the phone. She was very easy to speak with and knew exactly what she was talking about. She answered all of my questions in detail and without hesitation. Her confidence and the extent of her experience came across very clearly and I didn’t hesitate to book an appointment there and then. Once I had the Yuko the result surpassed anything that I imagined or expected. I knew it would work better than the Brazilian but I really didn’t think it would go as straight as it did. It really was amazing but I didn’t believe it would be the same once I washed it myself at home but after every wash it was still straight and smooth. As I write this review I am having my 5th Yuko with Faye. I have my Yuko every 8-9 months but really should have it done 2-3 times a year but I’m unfortunately financially it’s difficult as I’m still at uni. Yuko isn’t cheap but it really does work and is worth every penny!!! " 

Nadia Benaldija

- Croydon, London 

“I’ve now had Yuko for the past 8 years and this is my 3rd time going to Faye since I stopped going to my previous hairdresser which has closed down. The hair straightening I’ve had with Faye is by far much better than any of my previous Yuko’s. within a year and a half my hair has improved in condition and doesn’t break half as much which means it now grows and stays long which never happened before. I always have the conditioning treatment with my Yuko which I am convinced helps my hair grow. I’m now so happy with the quality of my hair I wouldn’t go anywhere else".

Kanna Naphtali

- St Albans, Hertfordshire

“Faye first started straightening my hair in the Mayfair Salon. After a few years she left the salon and continued to do my hair at my home. I’m a mother of two and work full time so having my hair done at home saves me a huge amount of time which for me is the most important thing. Faye arrives very early in the morning and is gone for around 10am. This usually means I’m able to be in work for around 11am so my entire day has not been wasted! 
Whilst she is doing my hair I am usually on my laptop working, I am even able to have meetings and conference calls on the phone. While the solution is on my hair I can do things around the house. If Faye didn’t come to me then I would have to go to a salon and waste most of my day on travel and sitting in a salon not being able to move. The service Faye offers suits me perfectly and I couldn’t have it any other way. Not only is she great at what she does but also has a great understanding of people’s lifestyles. She is aware of my work and how busy I am and during the times she is here she is happy to do her thing whilst I do my work. She is extremely efficient and offers a very convenient service, I couldn’t find a fault if I tried." 

Amelia Lachman 

Highgate, London

“I first met Faye at the Yuko Salon in Mayfair in 2003 and she has been doing an amazing job on my hair ever since. I see Faye every 5 months and for the four hours we are together we do not stop talking and laughing. She is a genuine person that has become a dear friend. She has been specialising in Yuko for many years and it goes without saying her work is impeccable. I have recommended many friends and colleagues over the years and they are all still as loyal to Faye as I am. I highly recommend her… you will not be disappointed." 

Simone Ansel

- Queenspark, London

“I first went to Faye in 2010 when my sister in law recommended her to me. I was very apprehensive as I had had the Yuko done 3 years prior at a local salon in Kent that went horribly wrong. Most of my hair broke off and all of a sudden I had a fringe that wasn’t supposed to be there! I was very depressed as I felt extremely unattractive. I had to wear clips and hats for well over a year whilst it grew back. 
Than a few years later my brothers wife said she was going to have the Yuko done. I told her not to do it, it would ruin her hair and she would regret it! Of course she didn’t listen and told me she had found someone that was recommended by a colleague at work. When she finally had the Yuko done I literally couldn’t believe my eyes. Her hair was perfectly glossy and straight. At this point I was still apprehensive and unsure about having my own hair done again. Six months later my sister in law went back to have her hair straightened again and this time I went along with her and met Faye. When the hair was finally finished it looked absolutely amazing and I booked my appointment for Yuko for two weeks later. I have now known Faye for almost 9 years and trust her implicitly with my hair. I also see Faye for my cuts and colour every 2-3 months. I will never ever go to another hairdresser again for anything. Faye appreciates and cares about her clients and offers a very personal service, this is extremely important to me." 

Laura Frances

- Francesca Toker

I was first recommended Yuko five years ago by my hairdresser. I have thick, very curly frizzy Irish hair that ruled my life. Now I just wash and quickly blow dry and go not like before when it took me an hour just to straighten my hair. My hair is healthy, shiny and manageable. Faye has been Yukoing my hair from day one and told me from the start to follow her rules on hair care and I have never looked back the one thing that impressed me most is that Faye does Yuko every day and her knowledge is unbelievable." 

Maria Upward

- Banstead 

“I’ve always had very thick, curly hair that’s very hard to manage and always unruly. I used to spend two hours blow drying my hair straight almost every day, just to be ruined by rain or heat. I was recommended to see Faye by a work colleague who had similar hair troubles. I’ve now been seeing Faye for over four years for my Yuko treatment and I absolutely love the result. My hair is soft, straight and blow dries in ten minutes. I now no longer have to plan my day around blow drying my hair!

Stephanie Sherlock 

- Walton on Thames, Surrey 

Lisa Barnett 

- Guernsey

The days of taking an hour to dry and straighten my hair and avoiding the rain to stop the frizz have long gone thanks to Yuko. Yuko was first recommended to me by my hairdresser and five years ago I decided that I’d had enough of the curls and frizz and went to visit Yuko in London. (I had tried all sorts of chemical straightening over here but it never really did the trick, certainly never lasted long and one time even made my hair fall out!) From that day I have never looked back. I now dry my hair in minutes and don’t have to use straightening irons. My hairdresser is always impressed with the condition of my hair. Faye is wonderful and I really enjoy my Yuko sessions with her."

Derya Aksoy

- Chingford

I first starting having Yuko’s 4 years ago and I can honestly say it’s even better than what I first imagined! At first I was a bit nervous because I didn’t know anyone who had had the Yuko treatment before, but Faye was great, she talked me through everything and told me what to expect and really made me feel at ease. After the treatment I was in shock, my hair was perfectly straight and shinier than it had ever been, it was so soft I just couldn’t stop looking at it in the mirror! Four years on and I still go back for my Yuko treatment and I am always just as happy as the first time. No more frizz! No more kinks or curls! Just wash and go! I love it and want to thank Faye so much for doing such a great job! I recommend her to all of my frizzy haired friends who are now just as happy as I am!"

Kiran Sandhu

- Gravesend, Kent

After seeing my friends hair once she had the Yuko I booked my appointment before my honeymoon and never looked back. I didn’t have to worry about taking my straighteners with me or my hair getting frizzy from the humidity, for the first time I could go in to the sea and not be conscious of my hair. After the birth of my child I have much less time to get ready but with the Yuko it takes half the time. I also never have to worry about British weather ruining my hair again".

Esma Sanda

Barkingside, Essex

“I have tried many different straightening systems over many years and I have found the one that works for me. I 100% recommend this product. Faye has been straightening my hair for seven years and has made it healthier than ever always careful and professional achieving a result I didn’t think was possible. Initially my husband wasn’t convinced as I had spent so much time and money trying different methods but when he saw the result for himself he loved it, hoping he didn’t have to wait around for me to finish getting ready any longer. With the type of hair I have it has truly changed my life, it’s worth every penny".

Penni Khailou

- North London

I have been coming to Faye for over four years. I have had the Yuko done four times and I couldn’t be happier. Yuko beats blow drying and ironing your hair anytime – it leaves you with a sleek natural look. I put all my trust in Faye as her priority is the happiness of her clients and the presentation of their hair. “Thanks Faye you have revolutionised my life and hair".

Eve Kyriacou

- Hertfordshire

“Yuko changed my life its basically wash and go” Many people have told me that “Yuko is full of chemicals, it ruins your hair and it doesn’t last” categorically that’s rubbish! Having had Yuko for the past six years, I can safely say the condition of my hair is amazing. I have no need to run straighteners through my hair, blow dry with high powered dryers as these are the things that make your hair brittle and cause breakage – that’s what ruins your hair! There is only one person who I trust to perform Yuko on my hair and that is Faye, experienced, honest and with her clients interest at heart".

After year’s of putting my hair through all sorts of abuse to achieve the ‘dead straight’ look, I didn’t stumble across Yuko until well into my thirties – and I now can’t believe how I managed without it! I immediately warmed to Faye’s outgoing and honest, yet professional character. As a cautious person in general, she immediately made me feel confident in the product and Faye herself as a technician. What shone through for me was her passion for the product and her enthusiasm and desire to ensure that I would leave her salon 100% satisfied. Five years later, I look forward to my twice yearly appointment with Faye, knowing that my hair is in the safe hands of an expert. 

I would strongly recommend Yuko to anyone – after years of styling products and straightening irons, my hair is in the best condition it has ever been in – there’s not a split end in sight! Admittedly, I was persuaded to try the new ‘Brazilian’ straightening system, but after about eight weeks, I was regretting this decision and begging Faye to fit me in for another Yuko. 

Yuko has become part of my life, it’s a luxury I can’t live without. In fact I now consider it as a ‘necessity’ and it’s always at the top of my priority list. I would not hesitate in recommending Faye to anyone! Be assured you are in the safest of hands 

Alison Lennard, Woodford".

Eve Kyriacou

- Hertfordshire

"My hair is shoulder length, thick, curly and uncontrolable. I hate it! I first started to have the yuko treatment done at a salon in Newhaven where I live and thought it was great. Expensive, but well worth the money to have straight hair. I wasn’t really very happy that it took so long to achieve this lovely hair (9 and a half hours). Then the last treatment I had didn’t take very well and I was unhappy with the outcome.

Faye was recommended to me by a friend who has her hair straightened with the yuko system. I made that call and have never looked back. Faye only takes 4 hours to complete the treatment and the results are great! I now have lovely straight hair and I am really happy. I save up all year to have the yuko done and it is worth every penny! Won’t be going elsewhere anymore!" 

Ellame Richardson

- Newhaven, East Sussex

“Faye is a legend. She’s been doing my hair for 9 years and I hope will be for the next 90 years. She is the best in the business at the fine art of Yuko and has transformed me from a curly mess into a (sometimes) sophisticated, sleek woman. I’ve tried a couple of other Yuko stylists and the difference is vast- Faye completely understands the individual needs of one’s hair and the complexity of the process. She doesn’t take any shortcuts, is committed to getting it perfect and always gets the best results". 

Laura Frances

- Paddington