Going Darker for Winter | Gro Hampstead

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?


  1. 13th November 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Lovely color. For winter I mainly love light brown or a copper colored hair.


  2. 13th November 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Love the new colour. I'm actually completely the opposite. I've gone lighter for Winter. Haha. For some reason, in my head, if I bleach my hair during the Summer the sun's just going to bake the hell outta my hair, so I prefer doing it in the Winter. šŸ˜›

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  3. 13th November 2014 / 8:37 pm

    I'm not a fan of sitting at a tiny table either, I usually just sit and play candy crush! Loving the layout of this salon, wish we had something similar here!


    • 16th November 2014 / 4:24 pm

      I love having the option of a bigger table! x

  4. 13th November 2014 / 9:19 pm

    I love your new darker hair! Suits you for winter. This salon looks really cool and unusual.

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  5. 13th November 2014 / 9:26 pm

    This colour is beautiful on you, really flattering! Love the shape too. I live in Hampstead so il have to check Gro out, I'd been admiring it! Mimi x

    • 16th November 2014 / 4:27 pm

      Thank You Mimi, I definitely think you should check it out xx

  6. 13th November 2014 / 9:39 pm

    I love the colour on you! I love darker hair for the season and think it works so well! Definitely going to see if there's a salon close to me! <3
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    • 16th November 2014 / 4:30 pm

      Thank You Emily, it's nice to have a change for Autumn/Winter x

  7. 14th November 2014 / 9:28 am

    They have been branching out a lot recently! I always go to GRO in Clapham, but now they have one in Brixton too which is even closer. The best hairdresser I've been to in London without a doubt!

    Josie XOXO
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  8. 14th November 2014 / 11:47 am

    That decor is beautiful! I love the darker hair on you, it really makes your eyes look like maltesers, that is a good thing! šŸ™‚ xx

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  9. 23rd November 2014 / 10:58 am

    You look just like Kylie Jenner in the first picture! The darker hair looks fabulous on you- I have really dark hair naturally so I like to put a coloured tint through it in the winter. I've done reds and dark purples before but I'm still deciding what I want for this year! X

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