Not too long ago, an incredibly exciting email appeared in my inbox. It was an invitation to have my hair ‘illuminated’ with the wonderful product I’m sure you’ve heard of; Wella Illumina. Never one to turn down a hair appointment – I quickly replied ‘yes’ (yes yes yes!!) – and impatiently waited for the date to roll around. Oh gosh, was it ever worth it. Stepping into the beautiful Buoy salon, I was completely gobsmacked. No amount of Google imaging could ever prepare me for how spectacular the building was. It is easily the nicest salon I’ve ever seen – let alone been in. Windows are everywhere, letting in incredible amounts of light. And looking through the glass ceiling, as I dozed off during a head massage, I could spot the very top of the neighbouring church.
Feeling terribly shy and nervous, I asked the lovely master colourist, Melissa, if I could have ‘quite a similar blonde, so my regrowth doesn’t come through too badly‘. I was kindly talked through the amazing differences of Wella Illumina – the main being the hair shiny-ness it offers due to it’s reflective base. What lady can resist that, eh?! And buoy (pun!) were they right. My hair has never looked so shiny. And I’ve never felt more pretty! To top off this wonderful session, I was treated to the blow wave of my choice. I mumbled something about the 1960s and liking volume, which blow-wave-extroidinaire, David, brilliantly transformed into what you see below (and above) with only a round brush and hairdryer. Note to self: I need to learn to do this! As if it was meant to be, I ended up taking my hair out for spin, when my guy, Barnaby treated the two of us to a glass or two of bubbly. New hair and champagne? Now this is something I could get used to..!