Fariba Fazeli (Fabi)
With doctor-led aesthetic treatments, beauty therapies, professional hair styling and an authentic hammam, Gisoo offers top-to-toe rejuvenating care
You wouldn’t necessarily know it from walking past, but Gisoo delivers a remarkable range of aesthetic treatments and revitalising wellbeing therapies in its spacious High Road premises (close to the junction with Goldhawk Road).
Fariba Fazeli (known as Fabi to her many regulars), and her business partners, Dr Hormoz Massoumi and Dr Mitra Karimi, have owned Gisoo since 2018. ‘It’s rare to have a doctor-led clinic,’ she explains. ‘Dr Massoumi and his experienced team use the latest technology and techniques to carry out aesthetic procedures, such as dermal fillers, laser hair and mole removal, scar excision and PRP facials. They always take the time to get to know each patient, understand their individual needs and devise an effective bespoke approach.’
Fabi grew up in Iran, where she worked as an English teacher. ‘I was very interested in health and beauty,’ she recalls. ‘But my father said: “you had a proper education, you must get a proper job.” That was the culture. After coming to the UK in 1996, I became a translator for the Home Office, so managing Gisoo has been a late career change – and I love it.’
The salon also offers an extensive choice of hairdressing options, from classic cuts to creative colouring and bridal hair and make-up, and beauty therapies, including manicures and pedicures, waxing and laser treatments, facials and eyelash tints and extensions.
And then, in the basement, there’s the traditional hammam, ’It’s the only one in West London,’ smiles Fabi. ‘A hammam – or steam bath – is the perfect way to unwind; clients can enjoy a massage, a full body exfoliation with a mitt (a Kese) and a deep cleansing wash and, afterwards, we always serve refreshing tea.
‘We care about our clients. We always look forward to catching up with them – sometimes staying open until 9pm for appointments – and all our therapeutic, beauty and hairdressing services are provided by highly qualified and very friendly professionals.’
24 Chiswick High Road
Chiswick W4 1TE
020 8995 0662