Ok, so as a rule I’m extremely picky about my hair and who cuts it. As a child and coming from Sheffield originally, my mum, used to drive me all the way to Sheffield for a haircut with the lady that had cut hers for years. That and a terrible bowl cut incident when I was about 4 (My mum was sick of me crying each time she combed (yes combed!!!) my waist length hair!) make me a nervous client.
But every now and again I get the urge for something different. Cue the 90’s, Posh Spice cut her hair into a sassy crop, I cut mine. At first I loved it but surprise surprise got bored of the elfin style and wanted to grow it. It took years! I then had it long up until about 4 years ago when after a disastrous ombre die, resulting in horrible split ends I was advised it would ‘do my hair good’ to cut it off. Now, my hair is the length I love and after a holiday it was in desperate need of some TLC.
I do have a regular salon in Worcester but was swayed to try the city centre flagship Avant Garde salon as from the outside it gives off that premium and stylish vibe and I always like to try something new. When I popped in the girls working there were so lovely and all the worries I had about someone new cutting my hair quickly vanished.
Thanks to the fabulous Ashleigh I was whisked into the open, bright and airy salon and made to feel comfortable straight away. After my ‘just literally take a mm off the end of my hair’ conversation, Ashleigh listened patiently, knew what I wanted and also made a few suggestions which I went for.
Now this is the truly awesome bit. When I sat in the chair to get my hair washed, my legs were bought up so I was almost lying down. I was then given the remote control for the massage chair I was lying in. Honestly, it was heaven. I love getting my hair washed but this took it to a whole other level!
My hair is dark but I do have blonde on the ends of my hair. After chatting (there was a lot of this which I loved!) with Ashleigh whilst she was washing my hair, she popped a toner on it to bring it closer to my natural colour. I was sooo happy about this as (surprise surprise I was getting bored of my hair!)
I was talked through the various Wella and Keratase products that were used on washing and preparing my hair for drying but there wasn’t a hard sell to buy them which I liked and my blow dry was the best one I’ve had in a while. I caused chaos by having the toner put on my hair at the last minute and as Ashleigh had another customer due any second I was handed to a couple of the other stylists to have my hair dried. Honestly, that transition was seamless and all of them were lovely!
So, Avant Garde officially has themselves a new customer as the cut, colour, drying and whole experience of the salon was great. I loved the salon and the atmosphere and despite it being quite open, bright and airy its designed in a way where you aren’t on show to the public walking by and it feels quite cosy.
I definitely recommend you trying them if you are in Worcester. They do have two salons so please check out their website here