Ok, so this is my first time to a hairdresser in over a year so I thought I had to share it with you all. As I abslutely HATE anyone touching my hair just because of so many bad experiences with stylists that think they know curly hair but they actually don’t. It got to a point where it was embarassing, I was told in one Glasgow salon that they don’t deal with “afro” hair. Also, I am very particular about which chemicals I put in my hair as lot’s of products can dry it out or make me look like an overgroomed poodle. But my hair was a ginger, frizzy mane – I had to do something.
Then I discovered the JDH Aveda salon on Hanover Street in Glasgow right next to George Square. Basically Aveda’s brand values are all about using natural products, and no harsh chemicals which essentiatially for me was perfect. Their hair colour products are infused with sunflower, castor and jojoba oils to improve hair’s condition & shine. They are also made up of a natural anti-oxidant to help protect against fading. Two goals which I aimed to achieve. I was almost bought over, then I seen this on their website…
“Aveda Hair Colour gives you vibrant colour that lasts. And because it’s up to 99% naturally derived, it’s essentially damage free, so you can be assured that you are using the best possible colour for your hair with no compromise on the results”
That was me SOLD. The next day I went in for a consultation with one of their senior stylist Colin. He seemed like he knew a lot about my hair type and he was the only one in store which was specailised in cutting curly hair. So he felt like a safe choice. Then, I asked him how much it would cost for a cut, dye & blow-dry and he said £183. This was totally out of my price range so I left feeling disappointed. But I managed to find a good deal on their website that allows all first time customers to get 20% off. So then my boyfriend fiance offered to pay, aww bless him!
On the day I tried to book an appointment Colin wasn’t available so I chose another senior stylist, Christine. Unfortunately she wasn’t trained to cut my hair was but this overall came to £120 without the cut. I must admit, I was very satisfied with their level of customer service they made sure I was comfortable. I had my ELLE magazine and my cuppa tea (I am easy to please). Oh yeh they even offered to give me a head massage! I was so happy with the products I bought the products they used to wash & condition my hair, so be sure to watch out for the Brilliant Range by Aveda review which I’ll post about soon.
Anyway here is the finished ombre look, which took just over 2 hours to achieve but I am exetremely happy with the results.
A week later..
Has anyone else had an ‘Aveda’ experience? Comment below!