Hair

A few months ago, a twitter follower tweeted that she’d gone to a well known salon to get her hair dyed and ended up hating it.
So I recommended that next time she uses one of my favourite Salons. And I tweeted her and included them in my response. It made sense because every so often they have a 50% off colour sale.
Their (my salons) response? Was to send me (and her) a 50% off voucher for a cut and style. So off I went to Headmasters in Twickenham for a cut and style with Rachael.

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I’ve been going to Headmasters Salons since I was 18 years old. That’s 11 years. At least I think I was 18. I may have been 19. Either way, it’s been a very long time and I have never ever been disappointed in any of the salons I’ve visited. Except when they stopped serving wine as a refreshment due to licensing laws. That was a little sad.

Sadly for me (and my hair) I don’t go as often as I should. You should go every 6-8 weeks, but as if I have time (or the money)!

Before Emma it was just laziness, and money, but mainly laziness. I’d go 12-13 months between hair cuts.
Now, with Emma, this is my first hair cut since she’s been born.
I had it cut just before she was born, so I guess right now it’s not too bad. Considering how long I normally leave it.

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The staff are so friendly and despite the noise of driers and chatting stylists, the atmosphere is peaceful. Especially when you get magazines and coffee!

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After having a chat about what I wanted done, it was off to be shampooed! Which is the best part of the hairdressers in my opinion. There is nothing more relaxing then having someone else wash your hair and give you a head massage.

Sadly I didn’t catch the name of the young guy shampooing my hair, but he was fabulous, very chatty and incredibly lovely. If I was rich I’d steal him away from Headmasters to be my personal hair washer!

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I didn’t even notice the time as my stylist snipped away at my locks. Like all the other staff at Headmasters, she was very friendly and down to earth. I seriously don’t know how hairdressers manage to hold a full conversation and cut someone’s hair, because I couldn’t do it. I’m pretty sure if I tried to I’d have an unhappy client with wonky hair.

In the end, my locks were shorter, lighter and definitely a lot healthier.

I have never had a cut that I didn’t love from Headmasters.

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If you’ve never been to Headmasters, then I highly recommend going. In fact, I have 3 recommend a friend cards sitting in my purse. If you’d like to experience Headmasters and get 50% off your first appointment for a cut and blow dry, then drop me a comment and I will send you a card. (Yes I’m being cheeky, because I also get 50% off my next appointment for recommending a friend!)

You can visit their website to find a salon near you.

Thank you to the PR team for the 50% off voucher. I thoroughly enjoyed using it!

* this review post was not paid or sponsored, rather just me blogging about I brand I love. Headmasters did however give me a 50% off voucher for recommending them to one of my twitter followers, which I used today and saved £28.50, my bank and I are thankful.

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Today I decided I needed to get my hair cut. I last had my hair cut in 2010, so it REALLY REALLY needed to be cut.

Luckily I remembered that I had a 1/2 price voucher for my favourite salon.

So I called up, made an appointment and headed off to sort my locks out.

I got to the salon and was greeted by a lovely smiling lady, she settled me in and got me an orange juice. I proceeded to sit and wait for my stylist (Anthony) when this woman came up to me and said “Hi Emma, I’m June”. My mind did a bit of a back flip trying to think if perhaps Anthony had had a sex change since this morning and changed his name to June, instead, I smiled and responded “Hi June, I’m Becca, nice to meet you”. June quickly recovered and asked the woman next me if she was Emma, turns out she was. I never took myself for an Emma.  I’ve been called Nicola, Natalie and Rachel and even Nigel, but never Emma.

Eventually Anthony came over to me and said hello and got me settled in to discuss what I wanted doing. We made a plan and I headed over to get my hair washed.

Personally I think having your hair washed, conditioned and your scalp massaged at the hair salon is one of life’s finer things. I am seriously considering making a demand that my husband train to be one of the hair washers at a salon so he can wash and massage my hair on a weekly basis. Somehow I think his reply to my demand will be along the lines of “you can just fuck right off darling”.

There is something to be said for having a strange man massage your head though. It is SO relaxing.

To my disappointment the hair washing and massaging comes to an end and it’s time to cut my hair. 30 minutes later my hair is cut, dried and styled and I’ve handed over my 1/2 off voucher and paid.

Isn’t it fabulous the way your hair smells and feels once it’s been given the salon treatment? It’s so light and clean and nice.

I leave the salon minus 4 inches of hair, and probably won’t be back until sometime in 2012.

I really must take better care of my hair, if only to go and have it washed and massaged.