So I thought today I’d tell you about two treatments I had done recently.
The first I’ve had done before but Toni & Guy done such a good job that I thought we’d talk about it a little. I wanted something a little different for winter but went in without much of a plan. I went in to see An who is a colourist and stylist at Toni & Guy North Audley Street. We decided to go a little darker but keep a hint of the balayage towards the tips and just tidy the shape up a little. I wasn’t too happy with my previous cut and colour (which I had done elsewhere) but I love the current colour and shape. An also applied Olaplex, which if you haven’t tried, I honestly think it’s amazing and a must for coloured hair!
It’s also worth noting that they have a Fashion Fix Menu in-salon which is perfect for all your festive hair needs. You can choose from 24 key Blow Dry styles to statement up-do’s, all done within 30minutes.
Onto Nouveau Lashes LVL treatment…
I’ve had Nouveau Lash Extensions before and I liked them but felt that they were a little too much work for me but LVL, that I can get behind! It’s a semi-permanent treatment which straightens your natural lashes at the root (lifting them up, similar to curling your lashes with a lash curler), making them look longer and thicker. They also tint the lashes which creates a mascara-style look.
I went in for my treatment on Harley Street and was made to feel super comfortable. The beautician and I spoke through the treatment and decided to start with the medium size curl as some of my lashes are quite straight and they’re quite long so could end up printing onto my brow bone. It’s ever so slightly uncomfortable but pain-free and only took 45minutes which is much quicker than lash extensions.
The reason why I prefer it to lash extensions is because it requires less maintenance and only needs to be topped up every six or so weeks, the treatment is shorter and you’re free to use whatever products you want on your lashes after. Plus, I like that no one can say they’re fake as they’re completely real just enhanced. If you want the super thick effect lash extensions give you then these aren’t for you but if you want enhanced lashes that don’t require too much work I can’t recommend LVL enough! I’ll write a bit of an update after I’ve tried it a few more times to share my thoughts about how it wears and the effect on my lashes.
I was actually growing my hair until last Friday and I know I have had lots of comments recently from people who think my hair would look nicer longer but sometime you just need a good chop and last Friday was that day.
I had my hair done at Daniel Galvin in Kensington which such a beautiful salon! I went in for a bit of a trim and a colour refresh but after discussing the (not so good) condition of my hair we decided to take a little off the length too. Colour wise nothing has changed to much; my roots are slightly darker and although I kept the balayage, it’s a little softer. I absolutely love the colour, and although I probably will be going a little lighter in a few months, it is perfect, low maintenance and has that perfect sun-kissed look to it.
On to the cut…
As I mentioned I only went in for a trim but the truth is that my hair was pretty dry and I’m not too precious with the length of my hair. I was initially a little shocked I think but I actually love it! Although it’s short I can still tie it up if I need to and it’s surprisingly low maintenance. My hair wasn’t long to begin with but taking off just a inch or two really changed the whole overall look. I haven’t worn it straight yet but I love how easy it is to just rough dry and then add a few lose curls for an effortlessly chic look (kind of).
Although Daniel Galvin is quite a pricey salon I do think you get what you pay for and I am in love with my new hair and would highly recommend booking in for your next hair appointment.
A huge thanks to Cheryl and Sarah for the perfect cut and colour!
Going to the hairdressers is often quite a nerve racking thing to have to do. Will they be friendly? Will they actually do what you ask? Worse, will they cut off too much or dye your hair blue instead of a carmel brown?
After having heard great things about Gro Clampham I thought I would try out my local Gro Hair Salon- Gro Hampstead.
Gro Hair Salons are a relatively small group of salons- Gro Hampstead is the newest out of the six London salons and the only one not in South West London.
Gro Hampstead is probably one of the largest hair salons I have visited as well as being one of the most welcoming. The decor is perfect, I love the quotes on the walls and the industrial feel to the place. I particularly love the two large tables designed for those in for more than a cut and blow dry to relax, get some work done or simply read some magazines.
I’ve been in twice now to seen Serafina, the first time just for a cut and blow dry and the second for a colour. Colours always take a little bit longer so it was lovely to be able to use the tables, get out my laptop and get some work done rather than be restricted to the small tables in front of the mirror. And anyways, who wants to look at themselves in the mirror for 2 hours straight?…. not me!
Serafina and I decided to go a little darker for the autumn and winter as well as getting a steam treatment. I had the chance to get some work done whilst Serafina applied the dye to my hair and then we waited a little while for it to take. She then washed the colour out and I had the steam treatment which is something I have never seen before- it looked like I was being abducted but it actually just helped open the hair follicles to hydrate the hair a little better.
She then blow-dried my hair with a bit of volume and finishing with some great Oribe and Kevin Murphy products. It took a day or two to get use to as it is significantly darker but I love the colour!
I’ve already booked my next hair cut with Serafina at Gro Hamstead and would highly recommend her if you are local to Hamstead. If however you live in South West London there are a few Gro Salons and I have heard great things about them.
Have you gone darker for the winter?