Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Results thanks to Wahanda

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:






now?



So what'd you think? It's so different & feels strange, but I do like it.

23 comments:

Nooberella said...

it looks gorgeous! really suits you =D

xxx

jennie said...

I love it, looks so healthy & really suits you! I think you're super brave! As silly as it sounds my hair is my security blanket, I could never have such a big change.

xo

Laura xo said...

ooh, it looks gorgeous!!
xx

BooJenkinson said...

You look stupidly pretty!! Love itt xx

Desi said...

it really suits you :) you look adorable :)

if said...

wow it suits you so much :D

Vi and Ollie said...

It's quite lovely, and think of all the hair products and time for styling you'll save!

Cait said...

It looks so good!!!

Nicole said...

i like it short !

Francesca said...

Its lovely hun, it looks so healthy!!xxx

Lopo said...

Sounds like you found a great place to use the voucher.... like the hair! Lopo

Cheated Hearts said...

Vicky your hair looks gorgeous! xx

Laura xx said...

i actually prefer it shorter!!! I had the chop last year and although sometimes i miss what I could do with longer hair, shorter looks somuch better and is so much easier to look after!!!

Suits you lovely though!! :D

Francesca♥ said...

i actually think the style you've been given makes you look more adult and older !! It really suits you, great choice ♥

Lucy said...

YAY you look absolutely amazing. So suit it. And Team Valley? Who'd have thought? May have to investigate X

Lollipop said...

I adore this cut on you, and the colour is fab. If I was to ask for your colour, what would I ask for?

Love your V necklace too. I just love your style xx

MediterraneanX said...

Congratulations - you just totally made me want to cut my hair! It looks stunning x

Emma said...

Looks amazing Vic!! Love it
xx

Pyxiee said...

Gorgeous! You look lovely!! I love that hair cut and have been toying with the idea of getting my hair cut! Sounds like you had a lovely experience! =) xx

ELLE said...

It looks great! Very healthy and fresh for spring! Please can you ask them to send me vouchers!!

Terri said...

Fell on your blog randomly & am now a follower! Love reading blogs that are not full of catwalk fashion etc. Hope you don't mind me following & getting my dose of Peachy Keen!

I've only recently started a blog on fashion & beauty too so still have a long way to go!

Tx
@ loveterri.blogspot.com

Emma said...

this is STUNNING on you. has almost got me tempted!

btw I recieved my prize this morning, thankyou SO much doll xx

Lucy said...

I gave you a blog award (and tagged you!) xx