Monday, 22 October 2012

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited for a cut, colour and treatment at Sassoon on the Kings Road. Humble boast aside, I have been searching for the perfect salon/stylist since I arrived in London over four years ago. I have tried a few but they have been either too expensive or too unfriendly, so, being unofficially salon-less, I was more than willing to give Sassoon a try. Not least because I am a huge fan of Sassoon himself and sixties hair in general.

I arrived to be greeted with smiles and a capuccino (a very good start), before chatting to Matt Carroll - colourist extraordinaire - about my colour. I have never had my almost-black tresses coloured before (save for an unfortunate run-in with some henna in the nineties) so I was a little nervous. Matt put my worries to rest and we agreed on very subtle highlights, the colour of my ends (which are naturally lighter).

Foil/magazine time...

Then to Ida Newton, the salon's Senior Creative Director (whose own blonde, curly locks induced serious hair envy in me) for the cut. I wanted to keep it long so Ida put some long layers through and trimmed my fringe.

The result...

A subtle change to most but I LOVE it. Thanks Sassoon, Ida and Matt! I think I've found my London salon now...


Thanks for stopping by! Nx