There’s a bit of a thing amongst women that whatever hair we have, we always want the opposite. I have standard, fairly straight, longish hair. As a girl, I always wanted curls and my mum (naturally curly) denied all my requests for any sort of curl treatment because in her eyes I was so lucky to be without them in the first place! Ahhhhhhh
Now, I have got over my girl-ish, curl-ish desire. I’ve embraced my straight locks, but a new challenge has presented itself…
Greys. Not a lot of them, but even just one rogue, wirey white hair is too many. And there never is just one - I wish! Peel and part your hair this way and that way and they’re there, everywhere.
So, off to the salon I go to add colour to my cut. But hang on, this isn’t as straight forward as ‘2 inches off the bottom, bit of layering at the front’…colour is a whole new world and I found myself lost, bored and facing a hefty bill.
Along came RUSH, the national chain of salons and 2012/13’s Hairdresser of the year. RUSH promise all the things, frankly, you’d expect from a hair and beauty service. From creative, talented hair stylists and beauticians, sparkling clean salons to a hot coffee and dinky biscuit whilst you wait. So far, nothing unusual, so good.
My stylist came to chat with me and listened to my concerns over the grey and my desire for a colour that would help me look great, but not too drastic. And it was at this point I first noticed a difference between RUSH and my previous hairdresser experiences…
For a start the advice about my hair colour was really knowledgeable, Kasia didn’t make me feel embarrassed about my previous home dying attempts and came up understood that I wanted to take my normally dark brown hair lighter, without any lion effect! Kasia came up with a plan, I was sent off for a wash and returned to my chair suitably relaxed & expectant.
Seeing as I was having a colour, my treatment did take a couple of hours. But I was extremely well looked after whilst I waited, I was even supplied with a Blackberry charger so that I was able to keep working - a life saver!
The cut seemed to take no time at all, thank goodness, for once I felt like I had a hairdresser who didn’t want to faff about snipping hair by hair. Kasia trimmed in no time and added layers with aplomb.
I always feel a bit odd about that ‘finished look’. Anyone else know what I mean? I was definitely happy with the way I looked, but I felt like I needed to get home and ‘do’ my hair myself to see the real results. I have to say, as time went by, my hair looked better and better. The lighter tones came through more and more and the cut has held itself so I am still benefiting some weeks on.
My RUSH appointment was a huge success, it saw me through my Christmas parties and into the dreaded NY (I feel rubbish about myself) with ease and I’m really looking forward to going back next month. See you then Kasia…now about those curls I’ve always wanted…
To find your nearest RUSH salon, check www.rush.co.uk