Friday, 22 August 2014

Uber Hair Belfast

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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..
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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.
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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.
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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:
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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 backgroundimage
and a close up taken at home..
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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...
Ax

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13 comments

  1. 'Uber' fail in that they've no proper website with a pricelist for potential customers to see.
    For those of us who are interested in trying them out, that's not great.
    Other than that, the salon looks great, and your hair is fab.

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  2. Finding a hairdresser that you trust is so hard. When I finally found mine, I went to him for years. Then he declared that he was moving and I've never found a hairdresser like him again. The hunt continues...

    www.petitestyleonline.com

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  3. Your hair is looking 'Uber' cool Avril....their salon looks pretty fabulous too!! xx

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  4. I think it is a gorgeous colour and cut Avril. xx

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  5. Still umming and aarrrgghing about having an 'Avril' done when I see my hairdresser on Friday!

    You look 10 years younger!

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  6. Really love your new cut Avril & glad you like Label M. If I could only use one brand forever it'd be this one! Their styling products are fantastic too.

    Nic x

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  7. Love it. It is so shiny and pretty! F xx

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  8. Its looking fantastic! I need to go back & get mine done next month as its also getting a mind of its own already! Amazing how fast it grows! I love Label M products! Ax

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  9. You look stunning Avril. It really is a fab hair cut. And how brilliant it won't need cutting for 12 weeks! Xxx

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  10. Hair looks fabulous - it suits you so well.

    And 12 weeks without the need for a trim? That sounds like my kind of a haircut but I haven't got the guts to go that short again. I needed a trim every 5 weeks when I had something similar done.

    60% grey. I think I'm catching you up!

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  11. Jonny has been looking after my hair for past few years since I moved back to N.Ireland having lived abroad. I absolutely love him to bits, my hair always looks amazing which is important as I'm a hair and makeup artist myself! As I specialise in styling hair these days, I send all my brides to him for their pre wedding cuts and colours as I know he'll do the best job! Your hair is lovely Avril, of course as Jonny only does amazing 'do's' :) x

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  12. What a fabulous haircut Avril, you can see he is an amazing cutter, and the color looks so good too! Helen xx

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