Wednesday, 1 May 2013

The importance of good hair....

Ever since I went short again last year (hair that is) the need to find a good hairdresser has been paramount. But with us moving it's been really hard. The last few cuts I've had have been ok, but I sometimes find that some hairdressers are a little afraid of short hair and don't always cut it short enough!

So the other night was participating in my local business networking twitter chat (that's a mouthful!) somewhere in the conversation I got chatting with a local lady, Linda from The Attic Spa in Grimsby, she very kindly offered to cut my hair in exchange for a review, but she insisted I did an honest review.

So off I toddled to my town centre today, now I realise for those of you not based in NE Lincolnshire this might not be the most useful of blog posts, but what I wanted to try and get across is how important it is to find a hairdresser who can not only cut your hair, but can communicate. All too often I have visited the salon, and spent a considerable amount of money only to come out disappointed, and in some extreme cases, majorly upset and a bit weepy!

The salon is based right in the centre of Grimsby in the exclusive shopping arcade Abbeygate, it's a lovely gated outdoors arcade lined with boutiques and a bistro.

From the off, I was welcomed into the well appointed, clean, modern salon. Linda my stylist took me through to the hairdressing part, I was seated and offered a drink. We chatted about my hair, the colour and what style I was looking for. I showed Linda the pictures from my Pinterest board I'd been collecting as hair inspiration..

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I'd basically like to be Ginnifer Goodwin or her best friend

Throughout the cut, I was talked through the process, Linda asked me questions about my hair care routine, and was able to offer some really useful advice, tailored to my particular hair and scalp type.


I was so pleased with the result, you can't really tell form the before picture but the back and sides had gotten so long. I was getting really fed up with it. I love the modern feel of my new do, we kept it long on top and shaved the sides, it's really give me a boost! Just as a great hairstyle should.

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Before....

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After in the salon...

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I think for me, I think the biggest thing I took away from the day was that it reminded me how important a great hairdresser is, getting your haircut should be a pleasant, relaxing experience. The surroundings, service and end product should all be everything you hoped they'd be and everything you paid for.


*I was very kindly given a haircut free of charge, but all opinions and views are honest ones*



10 comments:

  1. This really rings true! I haven't had my hair cut in England since I moved here 4 years ago. I get it done whenever I go back home in the holidays. My hairdresser at home is the only one I've had who actually listened to what I wanted her to do and discussed things with me. Haircuts can be blimmin' expensive and they shouldn't leave you unhappy. It's really great to hear there's people out there doing it right. Your cut looks lovely :)

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  2. This is exactly what I am looking for in a hairdresser.

    I always end up disappointed. I want someone to talk me through things before starting, discuss styles, options etc...

    Glad you've found a good un'

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  4. What a great review! I recently went short in January and the hairdresser was really scared of cutting it. (doesn't help that I wear my hair naturally curly - that's really scary to some!) But when I made the change to even SHORTER (almost exactly like your new look), I picked a different hairdresser and got exactly what I wanted. She totally encouraged the short do and natural curls. It's so great finding the perfect stylist! :)

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  5. I always find that hair dressers are quite scared about cutting too much off! My current hair dresser is great at cutting my fringe short, most leave it so that within a couple of weeks I can no longer see and I have to take the scissors to it myself! My hairdresser is still a little scared about taking too much off the length of it but i'm pretty easy, and my hair grows so quick that I don't mind having a good few inches off! x

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  6. Thank you so much becky x Im so pleased you like your hair.Im actually jumping for joy, it was a pleasure meeting you, and you were so brave going somewhere you had never been! The review is wonderfull cant thank you enough. Its even more important to me and @theattic spa that its honest. Enjoy London, see you soon :o) xx

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  7. I'm actually so pleased someone is giving Lin the credit she deserves! She's been doing my hair since i was 13 (i'm now 18) and i could have never asked for a better hairdresser :) she knows exactly what to do to make sure every hair cut looks perfect (and believe me we've tried some crazy things with my hair including clippering the whole thing off), every time i come out of the salon i feeling like a celebrity. It takes a special kind of salon to deliver that type of quality and i may be biased but i think the attic spa creates it every time :)

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  8. I LOVE your new hairdo. It rocks. Job well done, Lin! x x

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  9. Lookin' fab! Love the hair do! x

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  10. Guys my comments have been playing up and hadn't realised you'd all commented. So glad you found it interesting even if you aren't local to me. I just think it's so interesting that we've all got shared experience of the "bad" hairdresser. It's really about trial and error. Keep trying until you found the right one!! X x

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Thank you for your comment, I love reading what everyone has to say! B x