On Friday Claire and I ended up going to the hairdressers. This may not seem a big deal but because of my curly hair I have been terrified to go to a hairdresser I don’t know till now.
We rang the salon Rock Paper Scissors in early September as we had seen some good reviews on their facebook page.
The owner, Les, answered the phone and I explained my predicament about being nervous with having curly hair. Instantly he put my mind at rest as he had listened to what it was that I was looking for. Unfortunately he also said that they were really busy and would be till October. A month!!! That’s mental! But because of my conversation with Les and how at ease he made me we decided to book in at the same time.
When the date came round we parked up round the corner on the road and entered a small salon with three stylists working.
Claire was sat down immediately and I waited a couple of minutes before having a sit down in the chair so I could walk Les through my curls.
My old hairdresser back in Leicester always straightened my hair for me and then cut it after which helped to shape my hair better.
I explained I didn’t use sulphates or silicones in my hair and was reassured that the products he was going to use did not contain these.
He then offered to do a vitaplex hair treatment on my hair and it wad glorious. It is a 3 step treatment, the first two steps done in the salon and the final one at home. The scent of this is possibly the most gorgeous scent I have ever smelled. It was like rose and peony, my two favourites.
After the treatment he gently took a wide toothed comb through my hair to try and get all the knots out. My hair is awful if I don’t get it cut regularly and I end up with dreadlocks due to the way it grows.
Lucky he managed to get through without tugging and started to blow dry.
He managed to get it to a stage of long frizz… this is how it normally goes when it’s blow dried as it need to pull the hair straight at the root.
He followed it with a pair of straighteners (they were not GHDs but were infused with argan oil and were brilliant in my hair).
My hair, in just 3 hours, went from tight corkscrew curls to long flowing shiny hair.
He said for it not to have been cut for 2 years it was in great condition and it was down to me not using heat on it regularly and using a t-shirt to dry my hair. Also not using sulphates seemed to be working too.
He took off a teeny tiny bit of hair and shaped in a fringe (slightly) for me. This helps my curls to frame round my face better.
The whole team were lovely at the salon and Les was an absolute pleasure to be a customer for.
Even though he took 3 hours the whole hair cut and blow dry was £20!
I would highly recommend you checking them out if you are ever in the Chesterfield area.