A couple of weeks ago, with my greys at a serious stage and a few night's out planned, I thought I'd save myself some time and money and home dye my roots. Big mistake. I ended up with black roots....I don't know why as the colour I bought was medium brown but that's the thing with home colours, you have no idea how they will turn out. I have had reasonable success with another brand of all-over colour but had never used the root touch up before...and won't again!
In any case, the hair gods were listening to me as a few days afterwards, I was asked if I'd like to try the colour service at Rogue Hair Belfast, which boasts not one but three of the very few L'Oreal Colour Specialists in Northern Ireland. This elite team of experts are qualified to degree level and guaranteed to be amongst the first to use the latest techniques and products...and to be able to fix any colour disaster that comes their way. You can read more about what a Colour ID artist actually is on this link.
With the colour sorted, the cut was next and as I was looking for a structured bob, Karen got her husband Jody to cut my hair - he's the short/structured hair expert and I knew I was in equally good hands here....though I think he wasn't expecting such a heavy mop of hair so early in the morning! I am delighted with the greatly thinned out sharp bob he gave me - exactly what I'd asked for.
For me, key in any hair salon - the banter was good. It felt relaxed and un-pretentious...the sort of place I could speak up and say no to what was being suggested or ask them to hurry up if I was running late. Very down to earth and very much up my street. Karen and Jody are a similar age to me, parents of 4 boys with one already in the grammar school my son will start in in September so it was great to hear about their experience as first time parents at that school. They really felt like good friends by the end of my session.
You can read more about Rogue Hair Belfast on their Facebook page on this link and there's a lovely article about Karen and Jody on the Belfast Telegraph website on this link.
Disclosure - my cut and colour was complimentary but I was not obliged to blog about my experience nor was I paid to do so. All views are my own - but you knew that :) Thank you for supporting the brands that support me.