When I decided to cut my hair off back in June, I researched local salons to find a reputable hairdresser that could become a regular place for me as I knew shorter hair would mean regular trims. Jonathan McKelvey at Uber hair was recommended to me and I have to say, he delivered with the original cut. I was seriously impressed by how relaxed he was about chopping off 10 inches of hair!
8 weeks on, my greys were in need of a touch up and my cut needed a bit of a tidy so it was back to Uber for some pampering. Here's the messy before picture..
I was still in pain with my back though and needed to keep mobile so while I was waiting for my colour to take, I had a wander around the salon, taking photos and having a chat with the owners, Maggs & Pascal. I adore the prints they have on the walls - painted by a local artist.
The salon has been open since 2007 and Maggs' background is with Toni & Guy. She's trained Jonathan herself and it's clear that she got a good one when she took him on - he's a natural, just like Maggs herself.
The salon uses my favourite Wella SP products as well as Label M and in fact, while I was there, Jonny told me about Label M's organic and sulphate free shampoo, which I've been using ever since. My hair has been a bit frizzy since I've been washing it myself more regularly but the difference with the sulphate & organic shampoo is incredible - my hair is shiny and easy to manage without any other product in it. It's clear to see how much normal shampoo strips the hair with the harsh chemicals. Here are some of the other products Jonny used:
This is the second time Jonny has coloured my hair and both times, he's used a semi-permanent colour instead of my usual permanent. It's interesting as I've found that the greys are not as obvious in the re-growth and this is because there's a general fade across all of the hair and less of a 'strip' of lighter regrowth (I'm 60% grey!). I got 8 weeks from the previous colour (with a bit of Colour Wow help) so I think this semi-permanent option is a good one for me.
Cut-wise, Jonny trimmed the sides up to match with the back, which had been cut up a bit higher the last time. It gives me a more even 'bob' shape. In my experience, the best short haircuts are done when the hair is dry so I was pleased to find out that this is how cuts are done in Uber. Equal time is spent finishing off the hair post blow-dry - it guarantees a perfectly even cut, that last longer. Jonny tells me I'll not need another cut for 12 weeks. Here's the after shot with the man himself in the background
and a close up taken at home..
You'll find Uber Hair, on the Lisburn Rd - at the top of Tate's Avenue. It's my pleasure to recommend it to all my local readers.
Hope you have a great weekend - back tomorrow with some end of sale purchases from Zara...
Friday, 22 August 2014
Uber Hair Belfast
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