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Friday, 2 September 2011

Lou's Reviews :: Hensmans Hair Salon


Aloha Bloggerinos,

Good old twitter. A couple of weeks ago, I saw a snazzy little tweet from a PR Company, asking if any Beauty Bloggers lived in Northampton. Hello!! I do! I do!

They asked me if I would pop on down to a swish salon called  Hensmans and tell my Bloggerinos my honest, unbiased opinions on my experiences there.

So that is precisely what I shall do. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin.


Hensmans hair salon is located in central Northampton, ideal for those arriving on public transport or if you fancy a spot of shopping afterwards.

On arrival I was pleasantly ushered over to a plush lounge area, where I perused a magazine. The atmosphere was really relaxed but not in an 'everyone-must-be-uber-hushed-and-well-behaved' fashion.

After a few minutes, a rather lovely chap (steady on, I'm married!) called Gavin came over and I was led downstairs to a quieter area of the salon to discuss my treatments and have a chitchat.

Whilst we went downstairs, I had a quick nosey around and was surprised to see that there was such a variety of ages there. I usually find salons cater to a certain age groups, like young trendy salons or ones more preferred by the blue rinse ladies, but here there was a young boy, me and an elderly lady. I mentioned this to Gavin and he said this was a great part of the job and of course all the staff cater their conversations to their clients, so it makes for a more varied day.

So, the treatments. I had a seah head massage, a luxury conditioner treatment, a wash and a blow dry. Yum.

After a bit of basin time, the conditioner was applied. Yes, it looks like something that came out of shrek's nose, but I promise you it was delightful! All smooth and rich, mmmm. Gavin told me that there is the option to apply heat the to hair which would open up the cuticles slightly and allow for a deeper conditioning experience. Fortunately, my hair isn't super dry (although I have just had it ombred- ooopsie) so this wasn't really necessary. There are also different strengths and formulas of conditioner, so there'll be something for everyone. Hurrah.


The seah head massage was huh-mazing. After Gavin applied aromaoilum (which I oh-so-hilariously described as 'hair lube'...why do I say these things!?!), he worked his magic. A seah head massage is 14 step treatment aimed to relax and sooth. What more could a girl ask for?

Being the snazzy little (or not so as the case may be) blogger I am, I asked for some info about the 14 steps. For all of you that are interested, I will be writing all 14 steps in the Extras page, which is coming very soon!

In a nutshell, it was fabulous. To reaffirm this, let me just tell you something- I am NOT a tactile person. I struggle to hug chums, I hate shaking hands and kissing on arrival/departure is a chore for me. That being said, I not only coped with the massage, but very much enjoyed it.

And look! My drink was bought to me on a little silver platter, fancy.


After pinging back to reality from my swishy massage, we went upstairs to the busier area, so I could have the oils and conditioners washed out and my hair blow dried. I don't think it's customary to have all this upstairs downstairs business but Hensmans wanted to show me all of the salon, so don't fear, you won't be moved about so much if your visit!

Upstairs was bustling and busy, a stark contrast to the more subdued downstairs area.


With squeaky clean hair, it was blowdry time. I asked for something with body and movement.

Gavin used Moroccan oil as it defrizzes and reduced drying time, the flatliner for a sleek finish and grip mousse for extreme hold and volume (although I must say, it was very light and not at all 'crispy' like some mousses can be).

As I was reviewing these treatments, I was a very lucky girly and they were given to me complimentary, but should I have paid for them, I believe the whole experience would have cost around the £40 mark. I think this is reasonable for a luxury treat. It would even be quite nice to book something like this as a present for a Mum, Sister, Chum etc.


This is the part where I have to apologise for my camera. Macro setting, yes yes yes, regular setting, yuk yuk yuk. I'm working on a new camera, phewf!

Anyway, this was the final result. I loved it. It was gorgeous and bouncy and I kid you not, my actual hairs felt strong. Hmmm, sttrrrronnnggg is a good word isn't it?!


Gavin and Hensmans Hair Salon get a great big 10/10 from me. If you are ever in the area and fancy giving yourself a treat, pop in and enjoy.

Would you like to see more spa/salon treatments and experiences reviews on Sprinkle of Glitter, or are you all about the products? If it's a resounding 'yes', I shall do more for you :)

Toodlepip!

xx

43 comments:

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  2. your hair looks lovely here, Gavin did a real good job! you must of felt very lucky, the whole salon sounds lovely. a big yes for more treatment reviews from me xxx

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  3. I'm guessing this is somewhere different to where you and zoe went?

    Hair looks amazing by the way! :)

    http://peachfizzz.blogspot.com/

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  4. Aww your hair looks fabulous :) (and your daughter is so gorgeous)

    :)

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  5. Ooh sounds fab! And you look absolutely stunning in these pics! (as does baby glitter). I do like these type of reviews even though I'm not in the same area it's still good to know the treatments used etc xo

    http://www.septembersparkle.blogspot.com

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  6. that sounds like it was a wonderful experience i havent been to a hair salon in years, i really need to treat my hair soon!

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  7. sounds a great salon, really made me want to treat myself...

    you also look stunning in the photots!

    xxx

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  8. That is some amazing hair, lady! You and Baby Glitter look lovely :)

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  9. que bien sales en las fotos me ecanta tu cabello =)

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  10. What a cool experience! You look like quite the "yummy mummy"! ;) And it's a great blog post too. Even though I live across the pond, I'd like to see more treatments and experiences like this! xx Lexi

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  11. That salon looks pretty and cozy

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  12. Your hair looks gorgeous :)

    Sounds like a lovely experience, I'd love to visit a salon like that!

    Moroccan Oil is an amazing product...I tried a sample of the stuff a while back at Salon International and I've been meaning to buy some ever since! Would love to see more posts like these - I really enjoy reading your reviews xx

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  13. Your hair looks gorgeous Louise. x

    http://katie-everythingandme.blogspot.com

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  14. your hair looks amazing, it's ashame i live so far away. looking for a good hairdresser who actually gives you the result you want is difficult xx

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  15. I have the same necklace as you! Wow did that realisation make me flip out in an embarrassing fan-girl fashion. You're wonderful! xxx

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  16. Ooo your hair looks so pretty and bouncy!

    Yes! I'd love to see more spa/salon treatment reviews! Baby Glitter is looking cute too!

    xxx

    http://awkward-queen.blogspot.com/

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  17. You and baby glitter both look gorgeous in those pics!! xx

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  18. wowweee you look stunning, your hair looks lovely and bouncy here. Baby glitter is looking at you like ' wow thats my beautiful mommy' :D

    http://thecosmeticcrave.blogspot.com/
    Joselin
    xxx

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  19. Wow what a fabulous experience - you hair looks absolutely gorgeous too. I keep meaning to try out some Moroccan oil.

    Oh and lol at the hair lube comment!

    Gem xx

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  20. Sounds like you had a great, yet relaxing time, the results look fab!
    xx

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  21. Gee whizz Louise, your hair looks fantabulous! Baby Glitter looks completely in awe of it in that first pic!

    T x

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  22. Your hair looks great! :) He did a really good job! :D

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.co.uk
    Lucy x

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  23. Your hair looks amazing, I'd love to see some spa/salon treatment reviews too, I love the photo of you and Baby Glitter :) you both look beautiful xxxx

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  24. LOUISE! your hair looks VA VA VOOM! SO lovely... I need to find a salon like that in Canada! haha

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  25. your hair looks fabulous! i guess this is a better salon than the one you and zoe went to before where they messed your hair up eh? xx

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  26. you look so fierce, you have an awesome mane there!

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  27. You look beautiful! Was very nice to meet you briefly in London last week. :) xxxx

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  28. is this a different salon then from the one u and zoe went to?

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  29. Your hair looks amazing!

    http://graceandgoldbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  30. Oooh I say your hair is looking fabulous! :) Sounds like a really nice place! The 'hair lube' part made me LOL hahaha you're so funny <3


    http://lamodeetmaquillage.blogspot.com/ Cheeky little link to my blog haha!

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  31. Ohhh... and that what makes me so interested with what you call Gavin... He did it so good!!! Aside from the fact that you really have that pretty face, with that hair you look fab...

    Capella Hair Salon

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  32. I really enjoy reading your blog and I will definitely bookmark it!

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  33. hi
    Thanks for good post. It is a really informative to us. Keep it up.....

    Hair Salons Fenway

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  34. You look fab on that pic. We need sometimes to pamper our self for stress-free. I bet that salon has an innovative stylist that can offer you a quality services.

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  35. I think for proper hair care Pinecrest Hair Salon is best as these provide a very nice services related to hairs. Most people likes to have their treatments in these type of salons.

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  37. Exceptionally great to read your blog its written extraordinary as compare to other blogs. Keep it up your this passion of writing the blog in this direction

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  38. You've found one of the good hair salons in town. Her new hair suits her pretty face. Looking forward to see more on your portfolio.

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  39. Nice look! I love the color and style of hair, very chick style. well you have a good taste on fashion Louise. I should look for the best hair salons in UK to ahve a new look this winter.

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