A couple of weeks ago, an email hit my inbox from the lovely Claire with an invite to the VIP opening of Rush Hair & Beauty‘s newest salon in Nottingham. Needless to say when the date clashed with being away for work I was absolutely gutted I couldn’t attend. Even though I couldn’t attend the launch night, Claire was an absolute gem and contacted the salon to hook me up with a complimentary appointment the following week so I could still check out the salon for myself. So Monday night after work, I toddled on down to Long Row and got ma hurr did.
The salon is absolutely lovely – and surprisingly roomy! When I first saw I thought it was going to be fairly small, but when my stylist Craig took me upstairs, the salon opens out into a large and classy room. With ornate mirrors and big chandeliers I fell in love with the decor! The upstairs room definitely gives a more exclusive and boutique feel to the salon.
Craig couldn’t have been more accommodating and I instantly felt like I was having a gossip with an old friend. Often I can feel really awkward with hairdressers but for the first time ever this didn’t happen. We gabbed away about cheese and pizza – my favourite pass time second only to eating cheese and pizza. He also changed my life by teaching me how to wrap my hair in a towel without it falling off!
We decided that my hair only needed a little trim, but for a change we’d style it differently when drying. An inch was snipped off, and my hair blowdried straight to make sure that Craig could ensure a precise finish. He then cracked out the straighteners and styled my hair with a subtle wave. As a glasses wearer it can be a little scary to let someone loose on your hair when you can’t see what they are doing. But, when I put my glasses back on I loved it!
I very rarely style my hair at all, so I’m confident I couldn’t recreate this at home but it’s always great to be able to try new hairstyles. I feel like I look like I have my life together way more than I do in reality!
Before leaving I booked straight back in with Craig for six weeks time. If you’ve been searching for a new salon, or you’re looking for that exclusive feel, see if there is a Rush salon near you! Huge thanks must go to the team at Rush Hair & Beauty Nottingham and to Claire for sorting out my appointment. I’m already looking forward to my next cut!