"Friendly salon, perfect haircut"Review Rating: Reviewed by Leila
It’s common knowledge that to keep hair healthy it should be cut every six to eight weeks. In my case however, I’m embarrassed to admit it rarely happens more than once a year, mostly due to laziness. Only when I have a shapeless mop of thick hair drowning my face and shoulders do I decide it’s time to take action. On this occasion it hasn’t quite reached swamp-like levels yet (it’s only been seven months since the last cut after all) but it could certainly do with some attention. Sarah Hurst, owner of Redhed, suggests adding layers to give it shape and work with its natural waviness.
Housed in a charming white-fronted shop on Charlotte’s Place, Redhed is what you would call a boutique salon – there are just three stylists, which means more time can be spent with each customer.
As my hair hasn’t been coloured in about four years it’s in fairly good condition, something I’d like to keep up, however a change wouldn’t go amiss. Sarah recommends subtle caramel highlights underneath the hair, which lifts it a little around the face and as she says, accentuates cheekbones, plus there’ll be no problems with regrowth. To finish she blow dries and adds loose curls, giving a very natural look overall and one I’m very pleased with. Not only that, but as the girls are all very friendly (and a glass of wine is offered as part of the service) I’ve actually had a good time, remarkable for someone who approaches a haircut with such trepidation.
“You look slimmer” says the boyfriend, surely the words every woman wants to hear. It’s also a perfect haircut for my lazy ways, as the layers fall into place after washing without the need for styling. I’ve already got an appointment booked for two months’ time…
Cut & finish starts from £49, highlights (half head) from £80.
Leila reviewed Redhed on Mon 11 Aug 2014