I have a love-hate relationship with hair salons. I love having someone else wash (and massage) my hair. I love a good cut and blow-dry. But I hate the worry of a bad or unflattering hair cut. I hate it when my fringe is not cut perfectly straight. So when I was invited to try out the brand-new Rush Hair & Beauty in Wimbledon Village, I felt a bit nervous. But I was also excited as I had been wanting a new hairdo for a few months.
First impressions were good. Wimbledon Village is quite a nice area, so I would never expect to see a shabby shop or a bargain hair salon there. Rush Wimbledon Village looks quite luxurious. And besides the normal tea and coffee, I was excited to see that they also offer Prosecco (shame I was driving). My hair stylist, Zoe, turned out to understand my hair (fine, but wavy and there's A LOT of it). I showed her a couple of photos of hairstyles that I liked, and we talked about ways to make my hair look nice whether I straighten it or wear it naturally wavy.
Zoe gave my hair a special conditioning treatment, which has left my hair feeling shinier and much less frizzy. She then she cut off a few inches and gave my hair new shape. I am normally dissatisfied with my fringe trims as most hair stylists manage to cut it a bit wonky. But Zoe did a great job. After a blow-dry, she used a curling iron to give my hair some light waves. I bounced away feeling quite happy with my new hairdo. Now I just need to figure out how to recreate those waves at home.
If you live in/near Wimbledon, you should visit Rush Hair & Beauty. Wimbledon Village has some lovely shops and restaurants so you can make an afternoon of it. There is metered parking nearby (bring change), but parking is free on Sundays. Rush is currently offering 50% off for new clients, just book using the code RUSH50. New hairdos for everybody!
I was invited for a haircut for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.