Sometimes finding the right salon can be pretty terrifying. We've all been given a dodgy chop or somehow emerged with an undercut and assured the stylish we loved it before crying every morning and purchasing a vast array of hats. So last week when Because was invited to visit Paul Edmonds' prestigious salon in Knightsbridge we obviously had to go in the name of research.
We know, it's a tough job but the people need to know about these things and who could refuse an invite to a salon referred to as Edmonds' "House of Luxury". So off we went.
We were welcomed by his hand picked group of stylists and sprawled out on velvet arm chairs awaiting our luxurious fate. The glow of Paul Edmonds' own range of candles then lead us through the intimate corridors to the cutting room. Lined with ornaments and family photographs, we quickly felt right at home. Admittedly feeling a little peckish before the pampering was set to begin, silver trays brought an array of snacks and fresh coffee. Seated in the leather bound chairs, we were poised to receive one of Edmonds' three bespoke hair treatments. The Ultimate Protein Rejuvenate Treatment enriches dried and damage locks, exactly what a girl needs after too many hours under the sun.
Our hair was initially washed with an exfoliating shampoo to open the cuticles, and then applied with an all natural, pure protein. Glossy and masked with an egg like mixture, it was then set in a dryer for thirty minutes. A sealant conditioner from Shu Uemura's hair care range was then applied, and we were ready for the prestigious blow dry. Curled with a wide barrelled brush alone, the stylist took time and care to create the perfect glamourous messy curls that we had requested.
Edmonds and his team had given us the perfect glamourous, healthy and bouncy hair - a barnett fit for a princess (or a royal wedding at least).