So this week I got my hair transformed by the lovely Dale at Hazel & Haydn in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. My hair was pretty much in dire need of a cut. It was dry, damaged and definitely in need of some TLC. Let me tell you, I was nervous about this appointment as I have had the same hairdresser for ten years! But literally the second I walked into Hazel & Haydn I felt at ease.
When I walked into the salon I was welcomed with smiles and most, if not all, members of the team made the effort to say hello. I didn't get that intimidated or embarrassed feeling, I just felt comfortable. Dale who owns the Salon explained to me he wanted it to feel like 'you were at home' and that is exactly how I felt. Comfortable. The salon itself is named after Dale's grandparents who were a great support to him throughout his hairdressing career, which I thought was a great tribute. Dale himself is quite the interior decorator and has styled the whole salon himself. I loved the decor and can't wait to see what he comes up with when they move to a larger premises' just down the road, in the next few months!
So what did I get done I hear you say? I opted for a Balayage. A Balayage is a french technique where your hair is lightened but in a very soft and natural way. Long gone are the days of dip dye. This technique gives a very natural and gradual effect. Dale literally painted my hair from top to bottom to get different colours and tones out of the hair. I was so excited to see how the colour would turn out. Dale also took two inches off my length and cut the style back into my hair. I think this is what I was most nervous about, as if you read my blog you know how curly my hair is, but he did a great job. He used Shu Uemura hair care on me throughout my hair transformation and I have literally been blown away by the results. My hair feels so much softer and looks so much healthier!
I was over the moon with the results and think I may have found my new hairdresser! If these before and afters aren't enough to persuade you to pop in for your next haircut, then the fact that Hazel & Haydn recently reached the final of the prestigious Loreal Colour Trophy surely will. They were in the top 25 out of 5000 competitors across the UK! Hazel & Hayden also offer treatments for the body such as hot stone therapy and facials, so next time you are in the Jewellery Quarter make sure you book yourself in or book online here. I definitely will be!
*PR gift. All opinions are my own.