Going For The Chop Jamie Stevens Salon

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

(photo c/o Jamie Stevens Salon)

Anyone who knows me will know that I often avoid going to the hairdressers. I usually hate having to sit there while a stylist cuts and shapes my hair into a style that I will inevitably hate, and then paying a premium price for the pleasure. However, since having my hair cut shorter it's something which I can't really avoid. So when I was invited to Jamie Stevens Salon, it was an offer I couldn't refuse - and one which changed my outlook on hairdressers in general. 

The salon was set up in 2012 by Jamie Stevens, award-winning hairdresser to the stars whose team has worked on countless TV shows including The X Factor and is situated in Russell Gardens in Kensington, which is such a beautiful part of London. It's a fairly small salon, catering to about six at a time on the first floor with a further 4 chairs downstairs, which allows you to sit down with your stylist and really discuss what you want to do with your hair and get a proper consultation before the scissors come out - something which I think a lot of salons are lacking. The salon is also decorated beautifully, it's fairly minimalistic and modern, with striking monochrome interiors. 

I had my hair cut and styled by Megan, one of the senior stylists at the salon, she was friendly and approachable which made the whole experience more relaxing and a whole lot less daunting. I had the idea that I wanted my hair to be a bit like Lucy Hale's when she had it shoulder length (I've popped a picture down below) and we decided that keeping my hair shorter would be best as I often straighten my hair and growing it long usually ends in a lot of damage, so only took off about an inch. One thing which always scares me about hairdressers is that they're going to cut off about 4 inches more than you asked for (an experience I've had one too many times), but Megan really understood that I wanted to keep my hair at a similar length and wasn't too scissor happy when it came to my hair. I also had a couple of longer layers cut in to my hair to give it a bit more bounce and style before having my hair blow-dried and styled. We went for a voluminous, relaxed wave (think Julianne Hough) using the GHD Curve stylers, which are now firmly on my wish-list, before using a few styling products from the Matrix and Kerastase range.
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As you can see, I'll never look anything like Lucy Hale (I went to the hairdressers, not the plastic surgeon, after all...) but I think my hair is pretty close, and it's exactly what I was after. It's now so easy to manage and style and looks effortlessly messy if I don't feel like styling it in the mornings.

Througout the whole process, it was clear that my stylist really knew her stuff. I was talked through why the layers would be a good idea and also how to style my hair in the 'undone' wavy look at home, to get a more editorial style, which was really helpful as it's a look I love but struggle to achieve without the help of an expert. 

I left the salon feeling pampered and relaxed, and for the first time in years I left a salon with hair I was 100% happy with, more than enough reason to take a trip to Kensington. If you're interested in paying the salon a visit yourself, and I highly recommend that you do, all of their prices, services and appointment bookings can be found on their website here

Lots of Love,

Becky x x


*Services c/o Jamie Stevens Salon

13 comments:

  1. Loved your hairdo! I'm never quite happy with my hair salon. They're hit or miss. You're lucky to have found one that suits you!

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    1. Thank you :) Ah I know how you feel, its so hard to find someone you trust with your hair! xx

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  2. Love the hair, you look gorgeous and the salon looks pretty too!

    Sophie x

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  3. I feel the same, I don't like feeling like I'm not being listened to. But now I've finally found a salon that I always leave happy and eager to go back (:
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  4. Love the hairdo =] suits you

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  5. Your every bit as pretty as Lucy hale and the style suits your face shape really nice

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  6. Aw it looks fab!! I love my shorter bob, its so much easier. Love this wavy look too xxx
    Debs
    http://www.bangonstyleblog.com

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  7. Your hair looks lovely :) really suits you. Its so hard to find a good hairdressers that listen to what you want xx
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  8. Your hair looks fab, I'm going for the chop next week and I'm thinking along the same lines but maybe just a smidgen longer. I'm not gonna lie I'm slightly nervous but it's definitely time for a change!
    xxx Claire
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