Happy bank holiday everyone!
As you may know from a previous post I decided to get my hair chopped this weekend. I have been insistent on not cutting my hair drastically for about 2 years but last weekend I decided enough was enough!
Looking back on it now I think part of me saw my hair as a bit of a mask or protection from the world... if I felt shite about how I looked I'd just as, I like to call it, 'juj' it up a bit (basically ruffle it at the roots with my hands!) and everything else would look better. This was the case until the colour from my dip dye last year started to affect the dye I was using and I had 3 or 4 tone hair!
I have lived in Sheffield for 5 years now and over the years I have tried approx 10 different hairdressers and apart from the salon that dip dyed my hair I have disliked all of them, mainly because I go in and say I want a certain cut and I 99% of the time come out hating the stylist for stealing all my hair away!
I saw an offer on groupon a few months back for a cut at a salon called 'The Avenue' (website) it was a really good deal (I think it was £12..) so I decided to book in. I noticed on the voucher that if I took the fella with me he'd get his cut for free, how ace is that?!
So, when my first visit to The Avenue came around I was slightly apprehensive because of the sheer lack of advice, attention and understanding of what I want other hairdressers had given me. When we arrived we were met by Briony and Brendan and they quickly put us both at ease. They both listened to what we wanted, made suggestions and were in no way pushy or dismissive of our ideas! I didn't have a lot done to my hair at this appointment as I was attempting to grow my fringe into a side one and I just wanted a trim. The fella had a lovely head massage and then he was shown how to style his hair step by step by Brendan. Briony showed me how to use a diffuser to get the most out of my natural curls.
The whole experience was lovely and the fact that they sat me and the fella next to each other so we could still chat was brilliant. We spent about 2 hours there!
SO this time round... I had an appointment with Briony too. When she took my booking over the phone she mentioned she'd book in some more time so we could spend a while thinking about how my new style was going to work. We chatted for about 30 mins before she even touched my hair... thats what i want!! We were so excited to cut in my new style we both forgot to take a before picture but here's a half way through one-
The first 10 minutes of the cut I was pretty scared but Briony kept reassuring me and it really helped.
I mentioned that I have a blog and its called 'Tea and Blush' and the upcoming tea review I am working on and Briony went running off and came back with some special La Biosthetique tea.Lemon Grass, Lemon Mrtyle, Liquorice, mint and lemon zest.. YUM!!
So, I was in The Avenue about an hour and a half and once my hair was done... WOW! I now am converted to shorter hair! I've got rid of all the weird tones at the ends of my hair and I feel amazing (my facial expression says otherwise in this pic though sorry!)-
So all in all...a bloody good time had at The Avenue and finally I have found my hairdresser and this cut and restyle only cost me £20! YES!
Have you ever had any disastrous haircuts when the person with the scissors doesn't listen?
What do you think of the long bob this summer?
Lots of love xxxx