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A Hair & Beauty offer worth travelling into town for

by Administrator

Posted 03 October 2020

We will give you a break on your fares if you travel into London for our latest offer

Our salon in Marchmont street has providing top class hairdressing and Beauty treatments to the Bloomsbury area for the last 17 years!


We realise that some of our valued customers may not be back to the office yet or working from home. With that in mind we want to give you a little incentive to travel in to town, for your Beauty treatment or Haircut. In October we are offering a £15 discount on a Haircut on Tuesday and Wednesday or on Thursday a £15 discount on any waxing treatment of £35 or more. All you need to do is call the salon and mention our Website offer or email us through the contact us page on this website. 

Terms and conditions

Offer ends 31st October 2020

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

only applies on appointments booked directly with CV Hair & Beauty and not via any third party

Subject to availability

Hollywood Hot wax only £19, Crazy Spring Bargains on Waxing and Cuts!

by Administrator

Posted 19 March 2019

Easter Bunny Hair & Beauty promotions

Online booking 24/7 so even if you remembered that you meant to make an appointment at midnight ........ It's no problem. Just do it via our website even when we are closed you can still book.


Our waxing promotion is amazing and our Therapist gets great feedback with over 240 online reviews and a 4.9 rating you are in safe hands


Get this promo now Hollywood hot wax for £19 or a Brazilian hot wax for £18.50, they are crazy prices it's normally £40


This is one of our busiest times of the year, Easter won't be long and the lead up starts now for us. We thought it would be a cool idea to reward our clients during a busy period, when they probably actually want a treatment. In contrast to the usual promo that fills up empty spaces for the salon at times that probably do not suit you. So from now until 15th March if you book a Cut and blow dry you will get £10 off the bill when you mention Spring Sale


You must mention the promotion when booking as spaces are limited

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount

subject to availabilty

offer ends 15/3/2019

Wella Magma how to highlight over an existing color when you don't want Blonde

by Administrator

Posted 08 February 2019

Highlighting over an existing haircolor when you don't want Blonde

Have you ever gone to the hairdressers wanting subtle highlights or lowlights over the top of your existing colour?. Only to be told a very long explanation as to why this is not possible unless you use Bleach. This then scares the life out of you so it does not happen. As long as your hair is not in bad condition there is now a solution with Wella Magma, it deposits colour and lifts the hair at the same time. You would of course still need a consultation first and we offer this free of charge with no high pressure sales technique.


And even if your hair is in bad condition we now offer a preparation treatment from Brazil. This needs two visits before the colour is done. To book a consultation call us now on 0207 837 0021


Online Spring Sale Fantastic Bargains on Hair & Beauty click on Photo for details

by Administrator

Posted 23 January 2019

Valentines hair and beauty treatment sale

Even though it's really cold right now Spring will soon be upon us. Valentines day is just around the corner and unfortunately so are the Christmas bills! . So this year we thought rather than do a January sale we would do it in February and promote our online booking at the same time. It's really cool so even if you remember that you need to visit us at midnight our online booking is 24\7. If you book online for February you will get 30% off your bill just enter the code FEBS at the checkout.

This offer applies to Hair and Beauty treatments, so for example save £51 off your bill when you book for a Balayage with a cut and blow dry bringing the bill down from £170 to just £119, we use Brae which is a new technology from Brazil to give you the ultimate levels of lift whilst keeping the hair healthy. Or save £12 off a Hollywood wax making the bill £28 instead of £40. We use Hot and Strip wax so you have a choice


These great bargains are only in February


For those of you that don't want to use the online service we have other bargains in store just pop us an email through the contact us tab and we will tell you whats on offer


Offers start February 1st 2019 and end February 28th 2019

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

Subject to availability

Hot Wax winter offer

by Administrator

Posted 31 October 2018

Winter Hot wax offer for the holiday season

If you like Hot wax for your intimate waxing then check out our Holiday offer


From 1st November until 8th December we are offering 20% off Hollywood and Brazilian Hot waxing when you book online via our website. Just enter the code HWO at the booking screen and the discount will be applied to your bill.


Offer ends 8/12/18

cannot be combined with other offers

Only applies to Hollywood or Brazilian Hot waxing

6 ways to make sure you get a good haircut

by Administrator

Posted 26 October 2018

6 ways to make sure you get a good haircut

Didn't get the haircut you wanted? try these 6 top tips to avoid that situation again


  • Make sure you both understand the length you want. I always ask "Specifically what length do you want?", saying I want it short is too open to interpretation
  • Take a photo it gives the stylist a template to work from
  • Verify that you have both understood what is required before proceeding, this saves dissapointment later
  • Be open to ideas that is why you are paying a professional. If they tell you it's not going to suit you they are probably right
  • Sit still and in the position your stylist asks you to, a bit blunt I know but it affects the haircut so much. If you can put your mobile away that's fantastic, because your head will be in the wrong position
  • If you think you are going to need a bit more off don't wait till the end because the stylist has to do the whole haircut again. It's worth checking the first snip to make sure it's the right length

Relationships take time and once you develope one with your stylist you will find understanding also devlops. Enjoy your new style and have a fabulous week end xx



Introducing BeautyLab facials

by Administrator

Posted 12 October 2018

Introducing BeautyLab facials to CV Hair & Beauty in Bloomsbury near Russell Square

Reveal Beautiful Results


BeautyLab specialises inidentifying, researching and pioneering beauty products and formulations with groundbreaking ingredients to meet the demands of today's consumer.


Essentials Facial


This is suitable for all skin types


  • Deep Hydration-Rich in plant collagen and sea algae
  • Protection from free radicals and UV damage
  • Age preventitive


Glycolic facial / Resurfaces and brightens


Ideal for acne prone, pigmented and dull skin


  • Resurfaces, brightens and ilghtens
  • Unclogs pores and removes impurities
  • Evens out skin tone

Top Rated in 2018

by Administrator

Posted 09 October 2018

#TreatwellTopRated 2018

Thank you to all our lovely customers for helping us to achieve Top Rated status on Treatwell again this year. You really helped us with all your reviews, we take all feedback on board as it helps us progress as a business. #TreatwellTopRated

Back to school Beauty discount special

by Administrator

Posted 26 July 2018

Back to school beauty discounts and specials
It's been a long hot and expensive summer and now it's back to school. So whether you are just starting Uni or chilling out after your kids have gone back to school, It's time to pamper yourself. If you book any beauty service online until September 29th you will get 20% off the bill. Just apply the code BTSC1 at the booking screen.

This offer ends September 29th 2018

Cannot be combined with any other offer

Only applies to appointments booked online

Let your Colour Spring to life with our amazing offer this May

by Administrator

Posted 04 April 2018

Spring colour offer on Balayage and Ombre colours
Back in the day the choice was to Highlight or not, now we have options. Balayage and Ombre are tried and tested favourites, Balayage comes from the French word to sweep and that is what we do. Colour is swept freehand in strategic places throughout the hair, you don't get such obvious regrowth and we accentuate your best features. Ombre first started as way of still having colour without lots of upkeep, colour is applied in a pattern to the ends to give a really natural edgy look to the hair. This May we have an exclusive offer for you with our Wella experts Julia and Seniz.

They are both Wella trained and have tons of experience and great ideas to make you look awesome

Get a Ballayage or an Ombre colour, including a cut and blow dry and a luxury conditioning treatment with a head massage for £125. That's not all we will throw in a bunch of samples from System professional so you can take care of it at home. Some techniques may require a skin test so ask for details when booking.

Offer open until May 31st, this offer is only valid with Julia or Seniz, Please quote Web offer when booking, cannot be combined with other offers or discounts

Wear your nails like it's Prom Night

by Administrator

Posted 01 February 2018

GELeration now available at CV Hair & Beauty Bloomsbury
Now available at our Bloomsbury salon


GELeration is the beauty of Jessica with the strength of a gel. With the health of the natural nail in mind, GELerationís gel formula delivers a long-lasting, up to 21 days, flawless finish thatís dry in seconds and protects the natural nail.

GELeration express manicure

Ideal as a maintenance treatment, in between a GELeration gel overlay manicure, nails will be beautifully shaped, though not trimmed, and perfectly polished with Jessicaís GELeration's long-lasting, gel polish.

GELeration gel overlay manicure

This service includes hand exfoliation, massage and therapeutic cuticle care. Nails will be trimmed, if required, then beautifully shaped and perfectly polished with your choice of Jessicaís GELeration's long lasting, gel polish.

To book call 0207 837 0021 or book online and ask for Carina

Getting a restyle is a scary business

by Administrator

Posted 31 January 2018

Getting your hair restyled can be scary business
You decide it's time for a change so you pluck up the courage and ask your favourite stylist for advice. Do you perhaps sometimes feel that you are in a competition for who is going to blink first?

Understand one thing here "It's just as scary for them as it is for you"

Often clients will say to me "I would not want to be you, what do you do if they don't like it?"

And the bad news is it does not get any easier even after 45 years of cutting hair. And by that I mean the fear of the customer not liking your creation is always there. If the stylist does not have that fear then you are potentially really in trouble.

It all starts with a good consultation and really seeing the client "not just looking"

do they have?

Strong features

Beautiful eyes

A square jaw

Great hair

Thin hair

Thick hair

You get the picture?

But after a while it's easy to become complacent and by the way that's both you and the stylist. You can end up disappearing under your hair, so you are growing it! that does not mean looking awful for 3 years and if your stylist tells you something like eventually you will get there. Then guess what? "Change your hairdresser"

However it's all about expectations and managing them, but also seeing potential and supporting a client all the way in making a change. you would be surprised what a transformation a restyle can have, in looks and confidence and remember my motto is " your hair should suit you not us"

Gel nail extensions and overlays now available

by Administrator

Posted 18 January 2018

Gel nails and Gel manicures now available in Bloomsbury
CV Hair & Beauty in Bloomsbury are now doing Gel nail extensions and Jessica geleration nail overlays. We have a special offer until the end of January mention the blog to get £10 off

Created with the nurture of your natural nail in mind, GELeration protects your nails, while offering weak, bitten or problem nails the opportunity to grow underneath the gel.

Perfect nails for 3-4 weeks with long-lasting high gloss shine

Durable yet flexible

Non-chip finish

No smudging

Super-fast drying times

Protects the Natural Nail

Simple removal Ė gel overlays soak off in 10-15 minutes

No odour, no Formaldehyde, Phyhalates or DBP

Can be used with other Jessica natural nail products for complete nail care.

Big Hair

by Administrator

Posted 24 November 2017

Oh the Joys of Big Hair for party season
The longer you do Hairdressing the more you accept that every style has it's moment, then it goes out of fashion. A few years later it's back again with a bang. Big hair was pardon the pun big in the Eighties, What used to delight a client in 1981 would horrify a customer in the 90s. Now it's 2017 and that same person is delighted again. Here is the thing "It looks glamorous" you start the evening looking great and pretty much end up looking great. We love Big hair and were good at it too!
Very strong traditional hairdressing

by Administrator

Posted 03 February 2017

Where to get more traditional hairdressing in London
We still see lots of our clients on a weekly basis. Probably because they want a blow dry that lasts or a shampoo and set. The salon has been here over 50 years and although we do lots of edgy cuts, and colors. We still turn out a proper blow dry or shampoo and set. A lot of our clients are wanting more traditional work, because we are very experienced we are able to offer some of the services that it can be hard to find these days.Our clients seem to be happy that we are not adverse when what they require is not the latest trendy look, so whether you are a silver surfer or just want a glamorous look for a party we are happy to help. We can back comb and tease, cut and shape. Our art director is very skilled at geometric cutting so is able to offer a service ti those people requiring a strong foundation cut.
"Oh no I have to change my waxing salon, and I need an intimate wax"

by Administrator

Posted 08 October 2016

Where to get a Brazilian or Hollywood wax done in Marchmont Street ,Bloomsbury,London

We know what it's like to get a wax at a new place, maybe you just got used to your therapist and then she moved or you did. Which is why we try to take a little more time to make you feel at home and to get comfortable with us. We think changing salons is a big deal and we try our best to make it a pleasant and painless experience .If you are visiting Bloomsbury or have just moved into the area, one of the things you may be asking is "where do I get my waxing done". Our Marchmont street beauty salon offers a warm welcome, a hygienic beauty room, and a very experienced waxing therapist who uses WaxU hot wax or warm strip wax and is great at intimate waxing.She is quick and very hygienic if it is your first time Hannah will be happy to talk you through through process.We are 2 minutes from Russell square station and about 7 minutes from Kings cross and St Pancras stations. Do you have trouble fitting your waxing in to the working day or maybe you are a student and have to get your waxing done between lessons. Good news we are open late 5 nights a week until 8pm and all day on Saturday.Online booking is available for those who do not wish to discuss their waxing on the phone, so you can book discreetly at a time that suits you. We offer a student discount and deals for local companies.

Hairdresser Speak

by Administrator

Posted 08 April 2016

Hairdressing terminology
I forget sometimes that not everybody understands our terminology. I have been asked when quoting the price for a half leg wax "is it both legs?". And the other day I was asked if I could do a permanent wave? Simple right? Nooooooooo

She wanted it to last forever, I explained that the product had not been invented yet. I never say never , because if someone had described the effects of the Brazilian blow dry to me 10 years ago, I would not have believed it was possible.

Just recently I have been freehand painting highlights into the hair which gives you a very natural effect between an Ombre and a ballyage

Late opening

by Administrator

Posted 08 April 2016

Salon open late in Bloomsbury
We opened the salon 14 years ago now, although it has been a salon for about Eighty years. One of the first things I did was change the opening hours so that we closed at 8pm five nights per week. I distinctly remember someone saying that will never work! now evenings are our busiest time. We still try to accomodate last minute appointments, however this is not always possible now. We tried this poster and it has really made a difference. We also tried opening really early two days a week ( I mean silly o'clock). My old dad used to say if you keep your doors open long enough someone will always walk through! seems he was right

Your mobile could be bad for your haircut

by Administrator

Posted 07 April 2016

Mobile phone and haircut
Your mobile phone might be bad for your haircut! Wait a minute what did he say?

I'm not talking about the photo you saved to show your favourite stylist, I'm talking about using the phone. Distraction is an often used word these day's, teachers and seminar leaders would attest to this. But hairdressers ? "Give me a break" you are probably saying, think

About the position of your head. Now think about the position your head should be in naturally. When somebody is hunched over their phone, yes I said hunched! Their head is not in a natural position. It's not that your hairdresser is being awful when they repeat "can you please put your head up". It's just that when you do finally put your head up after the cut " it ain't gonna look right" . If your head was very far forward, and some people try to teleport themselves into the screen. When you lean back it's going to be much longer than you thought. If your a head cocker it's going to be longer one side than the other, the list goes on. If you RELAX feet apart on the floor or footrest and either just chill or talk about your hair " you will definitely get a better hair cut". Ask the hairdresser if you can charge your phone and take that opportunity to put it down for an hour or so.

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