Posted 25 October 2016
Oh dear what can the matter be? I trimmed my own fringe and now I’m crying in the ……….
“Why do people trim their own fringe?” I know it looks easy, but it took me 40 years to make it look easy
So the top 5 DIY fringe disasters are
• The Ski slope = so slanted you could ski down it
• The dumber = no explanation needed just plain too short
• What were you thinking= hey at least you found out hairdressing wasn’t for you
• Oh dear= even we are puzzled what to do to fix it
• The high forehead=They don’t have fringes you say, no and neither do you now!
All joking aside if you are a regular customer we don’t charge for fringe maintenance, so please put those scissors away
Posted 18 October 2016
Why I specialize in Haircuts and all that entails
Have you ever had the experience of going somewhere to get a service, being very clear with your instructions and then getting something completely different?
For example I was in a sandwich shop the other day, the guy in front of me said “I want a bacon sandwich on brown bread, no butter or sauce and just a little pepper” clear right? I kid you not the girl then says “Do you want white or brown bread?” BROWN!! He’s a bit irritated, “Butter?” NOOO very irritated now, “Ketchup or pepper?” I’m irritated for him now. What’s this got to do with haircuts? have you ever had this experience.
Hairdresser “What are we doing for you today”
Client “What would suit me?”
Hairdresser “What would you like?”
Client “What do you think would go with the shape of my face?”
Hairdresser (or robot I’m not sure) “What would you like”
Client “I guess a trim, but I’m trying to grow it so not too much off please”
WHACK that was the sound of eight inches of hair hitting the floor, obviously the robot is not programmed for trim
Now the customers in tears and the hair robot says, “But that’s what you said you wanted”
It must be my face or something but when I was employed by someone else, I always had to sort out these situations, and for some strange twisted turn of fate they always happen last thing on a Saturday night. What a way to start a weekend, but I have to say some of those averted disasters have followed me over the years and become loyal customers.
Now I’m not trendy anymore(I’m mature) but I’m aware of trends, I specialize in bespoke haircuts. I also specialize in listening and advising based on what I hear. So you are not sure what you want, that’s ok because we can do a “What if consultation” what’s that I hear you say. Understand this, when you walk in to a salon you are making a judgement about the hairdresser and they are trying to judge what you want, this may involve some assumptions such as Length, budget and what they think you might like based solely on appearance. That might sound a bit brutal but consider this “We’ve only just met”
So imagine you did not have those constraints that a “What if consultation”, it’s simple really we agree to put assumptions aside and I tell you exactly what I would do if you gave me Carte Blanche. I then don’t have to worry about your likes or dislikes or your budget, you are not under any pressure as it’s only make believe but you get a very honest opinion. Then slowly we can start to add or subtract from that point until we reach agreement to proceed with a clear plan.
So I’ve been hairdressing for 41 years and I am aware that even with the best laid plans sometimes the end product might not be perfect for you. If at any time in the following month you want adjustments or even a complete change of plan, I do it no questions asked. I’m in this for the long haul and I want lasting relationships. And that’s not all, say you really don’t click with me, money back no questions asked. I even throw in a rain check, so if as you leave it gets destroyed by the weather I will go over it with a brush and drier the next day for free.
I allow an hour and a half for your first appointment including a what if consultation, the cost is £75.
So in the picture my assistant was going out on Saturday night, I recently layered her hair and took it from Blonde to chocolate brown. We really did not have much time so I dry set her hair and brushed it out with my hands, this gives a really glamorous look that lasts.
Blog post by the salon artistic director
Posted 08 October 2016
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 warm strip wax and is great at intimate waxing.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.
Posted 08 October 2016
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 a haircut". Most of the salons in Bloomsbury are situated in Marchmont street and the Brunswick centre. We are one of those salons, we offer a warm welcome a full consultation and experienced hairdressers. We are 2 minutes from Russell square station and about 7 minutes from Kings cross and St Pancras stations. Do you have trouble fitting a haircut in to the working day or maybe you are a student and have to get your haircut between lessons. Good news we are open late 5 nights a week until 8pm and all day on Saturday. We offer a student discount and deals for local companies, consultations are free and if you register you can get £5 off your first visit.