Hello my loves, well it’s definitely been a while since I last sat in a Salon and had my hair done… 5 months in fact I know I don’t know how it got so long but time just passed me by. Yesterday I went to Steven & Laurent to have the full Salon experience and indeed I did, for those of you that are local or live in North Devon Steven & Laurent is a salon based in Bideford. It opened back in 2012 and let me tell you this ‘London Boutique Style’ Salon is the best I’ve been in, it’s super cute chic and the friendly atmosphere just makes you feel so comfortable. The team are absolutely amazing and have such incredible experience and knowledge, they’ve worked with celebrities, featured on the front cover of numerous magazines and TV I don’t know why I hadn’t stepped into this salon until now but I can tell you I shall be a customer for many years after the experience I had.
I was greeted by the lovely receptionist upon arrival whom offered to take my jacket and asked me if I wanted a drink handing me a very swish menu, I’ve never been to a salon with a drinks menu before let alone to see the drinks on offer were more than some cafes and bars! I decided to order my drink later on and got rather excited and giddy to be ordering a hot chocolate with all of the trimmings, whipped cream, marshmallows and sprinkles it was such a treat. My appointment was at 2pm, Selina my stylist then greeted me and took me to my seat to discuss what we were going to do with my hair. As it had been such a long time I needed to have a lot cut off, my hair was just feeling so awful and knotty so I asked to have around 3 inches off and to have a long fringe cut back in just so I had more options when styling. We then discussed colour, I’ve been having ombre for quite a while now and I do love it as it’s a lot easier to manage. Selina is a top stylist and is amazing with colour so after showing her a few pictures we chose to do a Bayalage look which is slightly softer than ombre and also super natural looking I wanted to keep the blonde but tone it down a little and keep it to more of my natural colour which is exactly what I think she has achieved.
Selina used a very different technique to what I am used to when applying the colour, I usually have foils and sometimes a colour in-between but this was not the case on this occasion. Selina painted on each colour free hand, I was very excited and a little nervous to see the outcome as I had never had my hair done like this before. Selina explained that most of the pictures I showed her and that a lot of celebrities actually have it done this way because it looks a lot more natural and has a softer outcome which I agree it did.
Once my colour was on, I enjoyed the rest of my yummy hot chocolate and then dug into a beautiful mini chocolate cupcake what a treat that was. I have to say the treatment I received in this salon was second to none, I was asked if I wanted a drink numerous times and nothing seemed to big or to small a job to ask. They were all super friendly and I was having a wonderful time, it really was nice to just sit down and have a bit of me time as that doesn’t happened often.
Colour processed it was then time to wash off, Selina started by initially washing off the colour she then used a toner to add some more warmth to the overall look of my hair which I absolutely love. The pampering didn’t stop there, I then had a conditioning treatment after the toner was washed off and let me tell you my hair feels incredible, all of the products used on my hair though out my appointment were by Bumble and Bumble and of course they smell divine.
Colour done it was time for the cut, Selina really worked her magic on my hair she trimmed all of my layers and gave my hair the cut it needed, again she used techniques I had never seen before she cut my fringe with a razor which if not done properly could have gone completely awful but of course the experienced stylist Selina is it came out beautifully. My hair was then blow-dried and styled with large GHD’s to add a soft wave. Below are the results!
What can I say, I had an absolutely amazing time at Steven & Laurent the whole experience from start to finish was incredible and I’m so happy with my hair it not only looks healthier but it also feels like a dream I’m in love. As mentioned it really was the full salon experience from start to finish, at the end of my appointment I was presented with a card that shared all of the products used on my hair that day. I think that’s such a great idea, the amount of times I’ve been to a salon then left not having a clue which product did what to my hair. It’s great to know what works for my hair and I can now try and achieve the same look in the comfort of my own home, I shall update you all on the new BB products I have in a later post once I have given them a real test.
Thank you to Steven & Laurent for having me in your beautiful salon and huge thank you to Selina for working her magic on my hair. If you are local I’d highly recommend this salon, you can book online, give them a call or even pop in to get your appointment so get booking!
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