I finally had my twice-yearly haircut today (although "trim" is probably the right word here, seeing as no-one will actually notice I've had anything done). I always know when I desperately need a cut because the chore of washing and blowdrying my hair starts feeling even more so arduous due to the weight of my hair. Not to mention the tangly split ends.
I'd been to B:Zar (Berwick Street, Soho) before and was really pleased with the cut. My stylist, Miz (next to me in the photos!), is guaranteed to put a smile on your face if she ever cuts your hair - she's very funny! All the stylists are from Japan, so they know how to deal with my thick, non-bendy, straight hair. I don't even have to describe my hair... Miz knows exactly how to thin it out so that it sits and moves nicely, rather than just hanging there like a heavy curtain.
Miz enlisted the help of another stylist to help her blow dry my hair (haha do I have that much hair that I need two people to blow dry it at the same time??). They blow dried my hair around round brushes to add loose curls to the ends. I love having hair like this - it makes me feel like the girls in Japan with the impeccably coloured and curled hair that I can never do myself. Shame I'll have to wash it at some point.
I really like the B:Zar salon. It feels urban and a little gritty - you don't get fancy drinks or annoying stylists who ask you whether you're going on holiday (why do they always ask that??). I don't feel like I'm on a conveyor belt there. Everyone clearly cares about their handiwork and they won't rest until they've perfected every single strand of hair.
I paid £38 for my wash, cut and blow dry... which seems pretty bargainous for the amount of care they put into my hair. It includes some "interesting" head and shoulder massages too!
Now that I've had my hair cut, I can rest for another six months. I'm having my hair highlighted at Aveda again next week too... I'm planning to go a bit lighter. I just hope it doesn't go orange!
If you're interested in having your hair cut at B:Zar, they have a website at www.b-zar.com. And don't feel like you need to be of Asian ethinicity or a girl to go there by the way! I've sent loads of friends there, including my boyfriend, and they've all been very happy with their experiences.