I was watching a video this morning of a blogger shaving off all her hair, not for charity, but because it was on her bucket list (a list of things she wanted to do before she ‘kicks the bucket’).
Is that a strange thing to have on a bucket list? Most of my bucket list items are a little more ambitious: appearing on TV (preferably not on the news); visiting Petra in Jordan on horseback; seeing the Northern Lights; flying first class; skydiving – the list goes on.
After further mulling I had to admit I have a hair and beauty bucket list too.
The hair and beauty bucket list
I’ve managed to tick a few of the obvious ones off the list already: I’ve had a medical grade facial and some amazing spa treatments – including one massage which was a little more thorough than anticipated!
I had a fringe/bangs for a while (disaster), which seems to feature on most beauty bucket lists.
Still to tick off are: having my teeth professionally whitened; shaving my head; and bleaching my hair platinum blonde.
As things stand, I have better things to spend my money on than teeth whitening, and I’m too emotionally attached to my mane to shave it all off.
I have been edging towards blonde for several years, with my ombré colour getting lighter with every salon visit. I’ve been looking for a colourist to put my faith in so I could dare to be a little bolder and go for something new.
Talking of bold and new, this is SALON64, the latest, coolest concept in hairdressing which has just opened in Soho, London. The salon is a luxurious, multi-functional space, which brings together hair and beauty with the more social experience of a coffee shop.
SALON64 is the brainchild of Ricky Walters, who, at only 26 years old, is making a big name for himself in celebrity circles.
At first glance it doesn’t look much like a hair salon at all. The Style Bar at the front of the salon is open to anyone, whether you’re a client or just passing. Grab a coffee from the bar, sit and watch the crazy world of Soho go by, or use the jewellery box mirrors to do your makeup before your next meeting or night out.
They serve their own blend of coffee, and you can ‘earn’ a free blow-dry with their coffee loyalty card.
Meet Camilla Lund, hairstylist and colour technician at SALON64.
Camilla specialises in blonde balayage. She gently bleached small sections of my hair, blending it perfectly so that I won’t have any glaring root regrowth – meaning this is a low maintenance colour, my favourite kind. She took the colour closer to my face than I’ve had it before.
SALON64 uses Davines products, which is a paraben free, sulphate free, gluten free collection.
After blow drying it straight, Camilla styled my hair with a wand.
I love the result. It’s definitely a big nod to blonde, without the hassle of having to re-dye every six weeks. Which is one more thing (nearly) ticked off my bucket list.
What’s on your beauty bucket list?
Much love, Vx
[Disclosure: SALON64 kindly invited me in for a free colour treatment in return for my honest review.