PAUSE At The Chapel Horsham

I was recently invited to ‘Pause’ at The Chapel Horsham for a complimentary hair appointment

The Chapel in Horsham is the newest of The Chapel salons to open

Taking some time out for self care is something I believe to be really important for everyone

Self care can be anything from setting aside time to read a bit of your favourite magazine, or going to the gym, read my post about it here

My favourite form of self care is pampering

This for me varies from manicures, pedicures, facials, trips to the hairdressers and going to the spa

The Chapel History

You might have heard or seen the award winning hair salon chain The Chapel, founded by Amanda Dicker

This is the fifth UK salon and they proudly have another one in Switzerland

Amanda has completely re-written the rules of hair salons, and is encouraging us to all take some time to ‘pause’ and have those self care moments

All of the salons are luxurious and inclusive. As a guest you are made to feel special throughout your stay. The hospitality is a first class service alone

Exemplary hosting and inviting ambiance helps removes all fear, and relaxes you into enjoying your pause day

The salons are all purposely distinguished buildings. With the first launching in an old Baptist chapel in Tunbridge Wells

Another in an old Victorian pub in Islington, London

Horsham salon, is an old Gospel Hall which has been spectacularly renovated


view of the exterior of a whitewashed chapel building



The view from outside, still maintaining it’s original Chapel look

the inside of the chapel top and bottom floor view


The Salon

I attended the salon a week before my appointment to have a skin patch test, as I usually have my hair coloured as well as cut when I visit the hair dressers

Every year it is advisable to have a skin patch test done to ensure you are not going to have any reaction to the chemicals used in the dye colour. This was my first ever visit to The Chapel so my patch test was necessary

Upon entering the building I was greeted by a grande vision, which is this luxurious lounging area of velvet sofas and arm chairs. The high ceilings and visible steel works which have been majestically designed to capture the grand scale of the building

It really was a vision to admire, such a glamorous style

hair salon chairs facing each other with a mirror hanging between



The work stations are situated in their own quarters, sectioned off giving you privacy by these elegant suspended mirrors

You are never looking at, or being seen by any of the other customers

Which for me made me feel less on show, therefore easier to relax, just what I needed

If like me your hair ends up being engulfed by foils and hair dye you don’t have to think about how you look as no one else can see you

It really made me feel at ease

top floor with 2 hair stylists at work


Colour schemes have all been cleverly  designed with mood and feelings as the principle factor

The hair wash stations are even designed with mood in mind

They are sensually lit to keep you in a state of relaxation

salon wash basins in a dark tranquil area



Siting waiting for your hair colour to develop can be tedious

At my regular salon I would usually sit at my station, with a magazine listening to the chatter of the rest of the salon

Not at The Chapel!

I was taken to a luxurious seating area, where I was waited on to drinks. You can even order food off the menu if you are hungry

I tucked into some delicious sweet snacks

a tranquil seating area of sofas and plush chairs


The Chapel will change how you want to go the hair dressers in the future

Your stylist is your’s for the duration of your visit, you are their only customer while you are in their hands

The elegance and style of the venue is captivating and you are tranced into a relaxed state

It makes the experience one which you want to do over and over again, or never leave in my case


My stylist was Kylie who is also local to Horsham herself, and I am delighted with how my hair looks 

PAUSE At The Chapel Horsham

*I was gifted the treatments and under no obligation to review

I feel like this was such a positive experience and something I really hope you can all experience on your self care days

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below

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text image of the chapel horsham


  1. A S,Edinburgh
    22/10/2018 / 22:07

    That looks beautiful. It sounds like they’ve done a great job of turning something everyday into a really special experience.

  2. Amy simpson
    25/10/2018 / 08:05

    What a great place,for some pampering

  3. bev
    26/10/2018 / 08:35

    Looks great!

  4. Chloe Taylor
    29/10/2018 / 07:41

    WOW such a beautiful place! It looks very relaxing and therapeutic.

  5. Tracy Nixon
    29/10/2018 / 07:55

    Looks like the place to go for a real treat!

  6. bev
    29/10/2018 / 08:16

    Wow – looks like a real treat!

  7. Dawn Samples
    29/10/2018 / 08:43

    This sounds perfect, I never feel relaxed in the hairdressers especially when it’s busy and you feel you are being stared it. It’s a shame there’s none near me x

  8. Alica
    29/10/2018 / 10:21

    Oooh that salon looks amazing! Your hair looks so lovely!

  9. Tanya
    29/10/2018 / 10:35

    Looks fabulous

  10. Kathleen marsden
    29/10/2018 / 11:06

    I would love to be pampered in here, it is beautiful. The height of luxury.

  11. Jean Cassell
    29/10/2018 / 12:57

    It looks like a stylish and peaceful salon. What a treat!

  12. Helen Tovell
    29/10/2018 / 14:21

    It looks and sounds lovely

  13. Amy simpson
    29/10/2018 / 15:37

    Looks like a great place to sit back and be pampered x

  14. Aysha Begum
    29/10/2018 / 15:59

    I also believe that self care is so important especially when you become a parent. I love the interior design of this salon it makes it so unique. And the hospitality sounds amazing. I love how they give out the best customer service experience possible for their clients.

  15. coleen douglas
    29/10/2018 / 22:10

    such a quirky, beautiful looking salon!

  16. sara lock Lock
    29/10/2018 / 23:13

    looks an amazing place for a pamper and feeling better

  17. Margaret Clarkson
    30/10/2018 / 05:45

    It sounds very lovely.

  18. Margaret GALLAGHER
    30/10/2018 / 05:48

    Ooo la la looks an AMAZING place

  19. Emily Smith
    30/10/2018 / 09:39

    Looks like a great place to relax and have some time for yourself and be pampered.

  20. Sarah Mcvicar
    30/10/2018 / 11:45

    Looks like a fab place for pampering. I would love a day of pampering x

    30/10/2018 / 18:03

    Looks great.

  22. Arshavi shah
    30/10/2018 / 18:06

    Pure luxury and pampering

  23. maddalena dalton
    30/10/2018 / 20:22

    Looks amazing

  24. Ruth Bugg
    30/10/2018 / 21:03

    Wow takes hairdressing to a whole new level

  25. Rebecca
    31/10/2018 / 09:19

    Beautiful place

  26. Chloe
    31/10/2018 / 13:44

    Wow, this sounds and looks amazing. What a lovely treat! x

  27. Peter Watson
    31/10/2018 / 14:47

    There’s a fantastic sofa so I’d go and have a lie down.

  28. Justine Meyer
    31/10/2018 / 20:25

    Wow it looks so grand I want to live there x

  29. Rich Tyler
    01/11/2018 / 13:29

    Lovely, looksl like you had a fab time!

  30. Sarah-Jane Carter
    01/11/2018 / 14:18

    OMG this looks amazing xx

  31. Ellen Stafford
    01/11/2018 / 20:30

    Wow this looks amazing!

  32. Rebecca Nisbet
    02/11/2018 / 22:54

    Oh wow, that place looks amazing, I have never done anything like that before.

  33. Helen Stratton
    03/11/2018 / 12:17

    The place just looks and sounds amazing and incredibly restful.

  34. Lynda Graham
    04/11/2018 / 09:12

    Thats one Super Salon. Makes the visit and experience so special – love the suspended mirrors.

  35. Lorna Ledger
    04/11/2018 / 10:22

    Wow, this looks first class, what a treat! Love your hair too, love those chocolate hues

  36. Carrie-Lou Talbot-Ashby
    04/11/2018 / 16:22

    Wow, I wish I had a salon that looked as swish as this near me! I bet you felt beautifully pampered! xx

  37. Jeanette Davenport
    04/11/2018 / 18:42

    Wow this salon looks amazing .

  38. Heather Haigh
    05/11/2018 / 05:08

    What a fab place, it all looks amazing.

  39. Lia Burns
    05/11/2018 / 11:24

    Wow what a stunning salon, so different to your average salon, looks so relaxing, your hair looks amazing too! I’d love to go here, wish I was closer x

  40. Andrea Miles
    05/11/2018 / 12:16

    a stunning salon but it reads more of an advert than a personal experience

  41. Carol Thomas
    05/11/2018 / 22:37

    I would love to experience this ! I am very vain and a typical Leo lioness over my mane. My hair is my pride and joy

  42. sarah m
    06/11/2018 / 02:55

    Stunning! Love love love the decor x

  43. Tess D
    06/11/2018 / 09:52

    the place looks so relaxing and a great place to be pampered

  44. brenda heads
    06/11/2018 / 15:10

    sounds like a fantastic relaxing experience completely different from my local hairdressers.

  45. Amy Bondoc
    06/11/2018 / 19:05

    wow this must be the best looking salon ive ever seen!!!

  46. Katrina Adams
    07/11/2018 / 08:11

    This looks fantastic. What a lovely concept. I’m putting this on my list of places to make time for next year, just to experience it. I always think any kind of salon experience should leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

  47. maria
    07/11/2018 / 11:29

    looks great I’ve been looking for a new salon as I have found that everytime I go to a chain hairdresser I always leave feeling dossatisfied. I will definitely be checking this one out. x

  48. Amanda noble
    07/11/2018 / 13:03

    Wow! Sounds like an amazing experience….maybe one day!

  49. Natalie Bates
    09/11/2018 / 21:58

    looks amazing. i need this in my life

  50. kate tibbs
    10/11/2018 / 14:12

    wow love the chapel and the whole pause concept. how lovely to have a total experience of being cared for and pampered in luxury surroundings by professionals x

  51. Sharon l Catterall
    13/11/2018 / 17:12

    it looks lovely claire,much better than my salon,your hair looks fabulous as well

  52. Amanda tanner
    15/11/2018 / 20:52

    Gym bag set friend works away a lot in Horsham so will recommend this to her

  53. Iris Tilley
    18/11/2018 / 12:02

    Woah beautiful building lovely place to get your hair done Totally jealous. Enjoy every second of every minute

  54. Louise Reeks
    20/11/2018 / 12:54

    omg this place is amazing looks so nice and relaxing there

  55. Hannah Kennedy
    20/11/2018 / 16:10

    This sounds great and I love the decor and style!

  56. Jessica Leigh
    20/11/2018 / 18:47

    Wow this looks great! Not only does the decor of the interior look amazing but the atmosphere you have described is incredible. I always feel so anxious going into the hairdressers and this looks absolutely perfect! There needs to be more like this.

  57. Fiona jk42
    29/11/2018 / 15:01

    Looks like a very sympathetic re-use of an old building. I like how they have put the hair stylists upstairs. I personally hate hairdressers where you are on display in a high street window while you are getting your hair done. I avoid those like the plague.

  58. Leila Benhamida
    01/12/2018 / 15:24

    Remind me of my own hairdresser. The place looks beautiful. Wonderful hair style.

  59. Denise Helen Gordon
    02/12/2018 / 05:47

    Looks amazing!!!!

  60. Heather Hibbert
    09/12/2018 / 23:07

    Looks like you had a lovely time

  61. Mary Dalton
    11/12/2018 / 23:43

    Lovely repurpose of a beautiful building.

  62. Vanessa EARLE
    14/12/2018 / 08:48

    What a treat, fab salon!

  63. Arabella Bazley
    17/12/2018 / 23:54

    The location seems fabulous and it is wonderful that you get a dedicated stylist for your visit. Staff wandering off and doing other jobs and chattering seems to be increasingly common today’s salons and finding one that really looks after you is well worth paying extra for.

  64. Naomi Williams
    21/12/2018 / 08:53

    Wow this looks like an amazing experience , I dont usually enjoy the salon time due to the time it takes sat in the “chair”. Being able to relax while I am waiting for the colour, and maybe have a snack seems appealing.

  65. Sheila Reeves (CakeReev)
    22/12/2018 / 04:49

    Looks beautiful, and a great place to relax and rewind – and come out looking great too!

  66. T. Brailey
    22/12/2018 / 06:32

    That looks amazing. There is nothing worse than having your hair cut right in front of the shop window. I look terrible whilst going through the haircut stage and having to wave at a neighbour who is walking by at the time is very off putting. The whole experience of the Chapel seems very relaxing and something that would be great to try.

  67. Lynn Neal
    22/12/2018 / 12:13

    Looks great here, what a lovely treat !

  68. Clare DAvies
    23/12/2018 / 15:59

    Looks fantastic! what a gorgeous place!

  69. Faye Reed
    23/12/2018 / 20:56

    That sounds amazing and your hair looks lovely

  70. Jessica Barber
    23/12/2018 / 22:25

    This looks like such a great experience! The interior is absolutely beautiful too! Very peaceful.

  71. Su Brett
    25/12/2018 / 03:06

    It looks like a very special place – very relaxing

  72. Sandra Fortune
    25/12/2018 / 09:27

    Lovely to go somewhere like this for some pampering time it looks calming and therapeutic

  73. A S,Edinburgh
    25/12/2018 / 09:32

    It looks like they’ve created the perfect place for a really relaxing, indulgent experience.

  74. Susan B
    25/12/2018 / 10:09

    Busy mums and other busy people rarely have me time and a luxurious treat like this is a wonderful way to remember to do so. I love seeing old buildings having a new life in a completely different way, too.

  75. Ruth Wollerton
    25/12/2018 / 10:14

    I think it looks heavenly, the right setting for a glorious pampering session.

  76. Rachael Sexey
    25/12/2018 / 10:45

    This looks amazing for a pampering session 💓

  77. Theresa THomas
    25/12/2018 / 11:11

    Wow, this sounds and looks amazing. What a lovely treat! x

  78. Carla Carthy
    25/12/2018 / 11:35

    This would make a great pampering experience you have done a great job well done 🙂

    25/12/2018 / 14:12

    Sounds and looks a really fantastic salon, the perfect pampering experience

  80. Hazel Rea
    25/12/2018 / 15:57

    That looks and sounds so incredibly relaxing. Great treat.

  81. Georgie Wright
    25/12/2018 / 21:38

    Wow it looks amazing!

  82. Craig Hindle
    25/12/2018 / 23:26

    It’s a great salon experience

  83. chris hindle
    25/12/2018 / 23:27

    The salon Experience is superb

  84. ellie spider
    25/12/2018 / 23:32

    this does look amazing but definitely a special occasion treat rather than my usual 3 month cut job

  85. Heli L
    25/12/2018 / 23:49

    You are lucky to get to experience something like this! It’s always great to be able to treat yourself.

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