I was recently invited down for a complimentary cut and blow dry at the really cool Live True London salon in Clapham. I’ve been so busy the past few weeks so thought this would be the perfect opportunity for some relaxation and pampering!
Let me start off by saying I love my hair! I’d say it’s the only part of my appearance I’m continuously happy with, and for someone who is never happy with anything, that’s a pretty big deal! It’s taken me a long time to get it to the colour I want and I’m finally pleased with how it’s looking… but it’s a well known fact that bleach blonde hair requires a lot of upkeep and treatments to stop it from being damaged.
I tend to follow these rules and when I get my hair coloured, which is monthly, I always get an Olaplex treatment to help rebuild the cells. The one thing I don’t do as often as I should… is get it cut; so this was well over due when I went into the salon!
Considering I live in east London, it’s been a while since I’ve ventured out of this side of the city but it was definitely worth the journey!
Knowing that the salon was based in Clapham – the part of London known for being young, cool and a hub for those post-uni “ just got a job in the city” young adults, I had a feeling it would be pretty cool. The salon is based in the railway arches just a 5 minute walk from Clapham North station and I loved how bright and airy they had kept their space. I loved the open feel, hanging chandeliers and shabby chic mirrors. Everything in the salon, even down to the deep house music that was playing, made up for the experience and gave it an edgy vibe.
Live True London describe themselves as an easy going and no judgement salon, with the aim of making you feel more “you” whilst keeping you at your most comfortable. And this is absolutely spot on! I had my hair done by the lovely stylist, Szindy ( you can find her instagram here ) who I spent my time chatting away to and she gave me loads of tips for looking after bleached hair. I’m always a little cautious when getting my hair cut, I’m sure we’ve all been there and asked for an inch off and left feeling like we’ve had half our hair cut off! But she made me feel so comfortable and we agreed to cut small lengths at a time and go shorter if I wanted. I think this is the best thing a hairdresser can do as it made me feel so relaxed and that I could trust her completely.
Once I’d had my cut she asked me how I wanted it styled and we decided to go for some loose waves and curls. I left feeling so much more confident and happy with my hair!
Live True London has salons based all around london in Brixton, Vauxhall and Clapham, their prices start from £48 for a cut and blow dry. You can check out their website here