A few of the things you first do when you move to a new country or even a new neighbourhood for that matter are (1) register at the doctor and the dentist (2) locate a cafe you can sit at for hours (3) scope out the nearest park for jogs and dog walks (4) hunt down a nail salon to keep your talons on fleek and (5) find a hair stylist you can trust.
Unfortunately for me, the last one wasn’t as simple as the rest. Which is why, my biggest hair secret is *drumroll please* I’ve lived in the UK for almost two years now and STILL haven’t had my hair done here once! Not even a measly trim or a lonely highlight. Not even a blowdry, except on my wedding day. Shocking, right?[three_fourth]
I always have my hair taken care of by fellow blogger and good friend Kavya at her salon, Streak Hue Fall when I am visiting home every few months. And as much as I love her and trust her with my life (life / hair…same thing), I don’t always get to travel home as often as I’d like. Which means exposed roots due to grown out colour, split ends aplenty, dry / damaged strands and hair that is desperately in need of a refresh.
Luckily, last week, I FINALLY found a salon in Manchester that I believe has been worth the wait, and is worth loosening the grips on my Kavya addiction for when I am between visits back home. Say hello to RUSH, a chain with salons all over the UK. I was invited in, offered some bubbly (which I gladly took – you never, ever say no to a glass of bubbly!) and given a tour of the gorgeous salon and its pretty, tranquil shampoo room in the back!
While I was here, I decided that I desperately needed to consult with one of their stylists about hair colour, and so I was introduced to the lovely Craig. Craig and I bonded over how we met our partners (online all the way!), following which he expertly advised me on what tones I should go for (warm / gold), exactly how much I needed to trim off and where he could add highlights and layers to work best with my face shape.
With a clear direction of where I needed to be headed with my head of hair, I will be booking in to see Craig at RUSH just before my friend’s wedding, some
travel and all the Christmas festivities later this year. Now that I know my hair is in safe hands, I can hardly wait to see the new me just in time for the new year! Psst! They’re offering 50% off at their Manchester branch at the moment to celebrate the new salon, so book here using the code ‘RUSH50’!