It's safe to say I was overdue a visit to the salon, and with the new Rush Hair Salon opening in Leicester city centre, I headed over to see what the team could do to my postnatal hair.
The salon itself is very easy to find, situated on the High Street, much more spacious inside than it looks. When you walk in you're greeted by the reception area, where you can sit and wait for your appointment or browse the products on offer from brands such as Kerastase and Redken. Once I gave my name and appointment time I was greeted by my stylist, Nicole, who was incredibly friendly and welcoming.
I was a little nervous about the appointment, not just because a hair cut was well overdue, but due to the postpartum hair loss I experienced after having Willow. Within 6 weeks of giving birth I had shed a horrendous amount of hair, with fistfuls coming out everyday for 4-5 weeks, leaving both sides and particularly my temples almost completely bald. I'm now experiencing the lovely regrowth period, where my hair is thickening up again, with short hair all over which gives a fussy appearance. Nicole was very attentive in listening to my needs and noting that the regrowth was something we needed to work with; my hair is usually rather thin and fine in texture, so the regrowth was deceiving in making my hair look thicker than usual.
Once we discussed the length I wanted to go for, we headed over to the basins where my hair was washed followed by a conditioning treatment, using Kerastase products throughout. For me, having your hair washed in a salon can be make or break when it comes to whether or not I'll return to that particular salon. Some stylists can be very heavy handed with massaging techniques with scorching water, but thankfully Nicole applied just the right amount of pressure alongside the perfect temperature, making it quite the relaxing experience. The conditioning treatment, a generous helping of Kerastase Elixir Ultime Cataplasme Masque, an oil based masque which is incredibly nourishing, working to replenish and moisturise hair providing a healthy looking shine to dry and damaged hair.
Hair pampered, it was time to get cutting. I decided to go for quite a short bob, long enough at the back to cover my neck whilst also framing my face nicely, which is ideal for round faces. The cut was precise, beautifully executed with some soft layers to give shape and body to my otherwise lifeless hair. The length was exactly what I wanted, which shows how well Nicole listened to my needs during our initial consultation. Blow-dried, straightened where necessary and a few loose curls popped in, I had a whole new look that made me feel much better about myself. Isn't it amazing how much a new hair cut can boost your confidence?
My visit to the new Rush Hair Salon was positive throughout, I left extremely happy with the service I had received and I plan to book myself in for another cut in October. I'm really happy with the cut overall and was chuffed that we'd managed to achieve exactly the look I was hoping for. If you're local to Leicester, the new salon is definitely one worth checking out.
You can find your local Rush salon at www.rush.co.uk.
*I was kindly invited along to Rush Hair Leicester for a complimentary
wash, cut and finish. All views are entirely my own - Disclaimer.