LONDON — Amazon announced Tuesday that it is planning to open its first-ever hair salon in East London as the e-commerce giant continues to explore new lines of business and promote some of the items it sells on its platform.
The Amazon Salon, described in a blog post, will be spread over two floors of a building in Spitalfields, a trendy district near the City of London known for its shopping and restaurants. It will be open seven days a week.
The 1,500 square foot space — less than a five-minute walk from Amazon’s U.K. headquarters, which has enough space for around 5,000 people— will initially only be open to Amazon employees. Members of the public will…