|The most unflattering photo but the only one I ended up taking! This was when we were deciding on a hair style to re-create.|
At the #northmeetup event in Manchester I managed to get the chance to speak to the lovely Celeste who runs celestearnoldhairandmakeup.co.uk and Emma who is one of the stylists at the salon. In the goodie bag was a complimentary cut and finish for the salon which is based in Edenfield, Rossendale Valley, Lancashire. It's quite far from my house but since me and my Boyfriend have been skiing in Rossendale several times, we know the area quite well now. I sent Emma (@emmabeveridge07) a message on Twitter to book in for my cut and finish and the date came round pretty quickly which was exciting, but very nerve racking.
The salon is beautiful. It was renovated last year so everything still looks brand new. We found it pretty easily as it's next to a pub so I parked up round the corner which was handy. Emma was already with a client when I arrived so I had a little look round and read a few magazines before it was my turn. I didn't have any style in mind when I arrived so I was probably a nightmare client but I was happy to be Emma's Guinea pig. We eventually agreed on the same style which was lots of volume, layers and quite a few inches off my former chest length hair. First up was a relaxing shampoo and conditioner followed by a head massage using my favourite new hair brand, Neal and Wolf (honestly their products just smell divine!) conditioning treatment.
I felt very at ease with Emma and trusted that she is extremely skilled in her work. The whole process made me wonder why I'd never been to a salon before! I wish I took photos of the whole experience, since I brought my ever-so-patient Boyfriend for the ride, but we both got distracted and completely forgot. I'm so happy with the salon that I'm ditching my old hairdresser (sorry!) and this will be a new regular visit. I had lots of compliments on my new hair afterwards and we went straight to a house party so I completely forgot to capture the moment. I've not quite been able to get my hair quite as nice as Emma did it but I'm loving how quick and easy it is to blow dry and style! I'm due to have my colour done so Emma, if you're reading I'll be back very soon!
For all those that also got the complimentary cut from the #northmeetup it's worth the journey to go and get your locks done - honest! Oh and both myself and my Boyfriend were treated with a lovely glass of Cava which I wish I could have had more of, shame I was driving! Am I the only person that's never been to a hair salon?!
*Although the cut was complimentary I am completely honest in how great it really is and I think if you're local, you should all check them out too!*