I hate the hairdressers. I’m going to put that out there, controversially or not, it’s just how I feel. I find them bad on many different levels, from the inane small talk to the feeling of disappointment when you leave the salon with the opposite of the haircut you actually wanted. So I do what every hairdresser-phobic girl does and I avoid them. Cutting bits of hair off here and there, hoping it’ll do.
Then I was invited down to Umberto Giannini, which has recently popped up inside Harvey Nichols in Manchester city centre. Hidden in a corner, behind beauty brands and their immaculate stands, I had no idea it even existed. It really threw me off as I was in my ‘I can totally cut my hair just fine by myself’ bubble, but when I looked in the mirror at my ratty ends I knew it was time to face my fear head on!
Fortunately I was in the super capable hands of my stylist Ryan, who was full of helpful suggestions without forcing some mad hairstyle and colour on me. He listened to my indecisive ramblings and took a really subtle approach to my hair ‘refresh’.
I’m naturally brunette but have always dyed my hair that slight bit darker than my natural shade, so as you can imagine, my ends were really over-processed and loaded up with dark brown. He added a few lighter slices of colour to my hair, not colouring directly on my top layer of hair or straight to the roots, so it allowed me to have a really low maintenance colour. Perfect for me, as I only really visit the hairdressers when I really must, every 3 months (ish).
A quick trim and some loose waves later, I felt much happier with my hair. No major restyle, but a nice refresh for summer. He sent me off with their Jet Set Brunette shampoo & conditioner, which I may review soon, once I’ve used them a little more. Not such a frightful experience after all… I’m such a drama queen!
My cut & colour were complimentary of Umberto Giannini, but all thoughts & opinions are my own.
Where do you go for your regular cut & colour?