Hair Care Spotlight
When you're new to a city the thought of sorting out who to trust in the beauty world is daunting. Where should you go to get your hair done? Waxes? Nails? Eyebrows? The list goes on. It's not like eating out and maybe experiencing a bad meal here or there. A bad chop can leave you feeling miserable and misshaped eyebrows take a long time to grow back to the way you want them! A lot of the time you want a word of mouth recommendation and if your circle consists of fellow expats that is not always so easy! I've been let down by apps like Treatwell in London and eyebrow places where what you pay is what you get, and it's less than satisfying. So here is a true review from me to you, singing praise to my hairdresser in London.
Look no further, girls of London, Brooks and Brooks Salon in Holborn is to dye for. Pun intended. Set in a cute street off the main hustle and bustle is this two level salon that’s always heaving. The amount of clients is a testament to it's quality. It has won many awards and my go-to hair queen - Grace - is killing it in the industry. She’s not only amazing with clients like me but is also working round the clock putting on shows with models, stylists and makeup artists, working for L’Oréal, training in the salon and pursuing creative projects in the hair world. Not to mention the fact she is a hairdressing prodigy from a long line of hairdressers. She works magic with colour. Here are some snaps from Grace's Gram.
Taking your hair from brown to next level amazing is at first a bit scary. My biggest fear would be the undoable bleached milkshake colour at the base of it all. Grace reassured me it would be ok. And it was. My hair lifted beautifully and I felt I was in safe hands. I knew my hair wouldn’t be damaged and both my hair and I would be able to cope with the change.
When I asked for lilac/lavender tones Grace was as excited as I was. She straight away wanted to incorporate the new L’Oréal Pro metallic lavender as well as painterly ribbons of hot pink. Hello, shiny unicorn!
Whenever I get a hair refresh it makes me feel so confident. I don’t feel the need to wear makeup, my hair is my makeup.
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