A few weeks ago, I let you know about my first Aussie Angel experience, which involved discovering the location of the Australian Embassy and receiving some lovely smelling products to try out on my hair, plus a long gone Topshop voucher (well, maybe it has 23p left). Last Saturday we got our second Aussie fix; a pampering evening at the plush Adee Phelan salon (of The Salon fame) in Covent Garden, complete with champagne, brownies and yummy Pret sandwiches. Now being a kind blogger, I decided to take my Mum as my guest since I didn’t let her hijack fashion week with me, and I guess I owe her for all the cooking and stuff.
The lovely ladies of 1000 heads (and Adee’s miniscule dog Rocky)
London salons have some funky decor
Tor was also there; I have no idea what I might have been saying
This looks like the kind of mirror that might respond to any ‘Mirror, Mirror, on the wall…’ enquiries
How the barnet gets transformed, there are more unsuspecting photos here
I also brought Reena along with me; her hair is pretty darn fantastic anyway, but I thought a fellow blogger would appreciate the experience.
My Mum and I; She’s quite like to feature more on this blog, but I’m not so sure about becoming a slightly more affordable version of Sea of Shoes
I’m quite set in my ways when it comes to my hair, as it took a lot of Facebook chat conversations to decide whether to get the Alexa style full fringe 18 months ago, so I just asked for a better version of my normal hair do. The stylist Gary wasn’t what I’d expected, but he fully knew how to deal with relaxed hair, and blowdried it really straight in small sections, before straightening it to perfection. Only the Aussie shampoo and conditioner were used (as well as a few styling products) so I was really impressed with the result (and smell) of my hair. Plus, he asked me to be a hair model and since I never get asked to be a hair model, this is quite a milestone for me!
Afterwards, we went to a nearby bar for some lovely cocktails, where my Mum and I got chatting to Nicola and Rachel for a good few hours. Now I wasn’t sure about the whole ‘Mum in bar’ thing at first, but in the end it worked out fine (and I wasn’t too embarrassed). She was dishing out her motivational and shopping advice and now wants to start a blog of her own, so watch this space.
I’ve been bonding with my Milanese bag, it’s pretty perfect with lots of compartments for all my junk
I’m not sure if the photos best illustrate my hair do, but in real life it looks a lot thicker and even a bit wiggy (in the best possible way), and the cut looks more defined. The above photo shows how it looked the morning after, just before I went for a family meal. My aunt even grabbed a bit of it as she thought it was extensions! I definitely need to save the pennies and go back, as I pretty much want my hair like this all the time, so a massive thanks to Aussie for this wonderful hair experience!