A few months ago I was contacted by Lopo from Wahanda who very kindly offered me some vouchers. These vouchers can be redeemed in spas, salons, gyms, studios & hotels all over the UK. Only today did I take advantage of that, 1 day before they expired. I have a terrible tendency to do things like that. But I'm glad I did because I may never have gone for this drastic hair change!
The vouchers are beautiful & each salon I went into querying about prices & appointments wanted to have a peek at them. Being a student of design for years now & a total design fiend of anything I absolutely loved the graphics & presentation of these. Not just the usual couple of vouchers in a card, you know? These would be such a beautiful present.
I pretty much decided from the start that I'd use these to get my hair done. The first salon I went to was Burlingtons, they have fantastic reviews & are very well known in the hair industry, but boy do they charge for it. A full head of highlights was going to be £90, then the cut on top of that - £60 & then possibly a toner which was £30, total = £180. No thank you. The other Salon was City Retreat. A small salon in a FX leisure gym, I was tempted to join it after seeing the swimming pool & jacuzzi area, probably the only part I'd use though!
I decided to go with City Retreat. My hairdresser was Lindsay who put me at total ease during the consultation & when it came to chopping off the length I just said "go for it". When I go to the hairdresser sometimes I feel like they don't totally know what I want or know what's up to date & are set in their typical standard hairdresser styles. But Lindsay knew exactly what I wanted & talked me through a lot of tips & what she was going to do. It was probably one of the nicest experiences I've had at the hairdressers, Lindsay was so chatty & made me feel comfortable (which I needed since I was getting a hefty amount of hair chopped off), she stayed late to finish my hair & I'll definitely return in 8 weeks to get my roots & trim.
Want to see the pictures? Here's before, lovely long hair but in terrible condition:
So what'd you think? It's so different & feels strange, but I do like it.