Award winning, top London based salon RUSH HAIR has chosen Leicester as their first East Midlands location. With 80 salons around the UK and over 20 years experience, we're excited to welcome them to Leicester and see what they're all about!
They opened their doors to the public this weekend but I was lucky enough to get a sneaky peak a few days before at a press event.
Situated on the High Street, franchisee Sandra Hopkins and her 20 strong team were all there ready to show us their newly furbished salon. All super excited for the launch and full of passion and enthusiasm for their new work place.
The salon looked fresh, shiny and new and ready to take on the hustle and bustle of new clients.
We were greeted with a glass of bubbles and there were snacks around the room to help ourselves to as we chatted to the staff about the salon... And all things hair!
Firstly I sat down with Shane to discuss colour. He was super excited to be back working with L'Oreal and spoke about the latest hair colour trends. I explained how I was hoping to get some balayage in my hair and he gave me some great ideas, he spoke about where he'd put it, why balayage would be great for my hair, what would work best and we looked at some colour charts and discussed some ideas we both liked.
There was also a GHD Styling area which a few of us headed straight for [who doesn't love a bit of a pamper!]. The lovely Rosie put some cute GHD waves in my hair and spoke about how much she was looking forward to the salon opening. It was her first job since qualifying and I loved how excited she was. She was really lovely! Hollie was also on hand to tell me about the equipment and brands they were using.
There was also stylists offering braiding and other hair tips. The staff were all so lovely, they were keen to tell us that they were passionate about not only making sure clients enjoy their experience in the salon and love the hair they leave with, but giving us tips and advice on how to work with our hair once we've left. They want us to be able to continue to love the work they've worked hard on by telling us the best way to style and look after it.
[credit: Amy Elizabeth Porter for this pic of me having my hair curled]
The salon is just beautiful, decorated in super chic black and white throughout for a modern but luxurious feel. And I'm in love with the cosy basin area they have. Tucked away at the back, in a dark, low lit room, imagine a totally relaxing hair wash experience. And what's more... They use Kerastase! This place is just winning with me! I adore Kerastase, and my hair could definitely do with some 'resistance therapist', that stuff has worked wonders on my hair in the past! I've actually chose to visit certain salons over others simply because they use Kerastase!
Before I left, we were very kindly gifted a fab goody bag featuring a complimentary blow-dry card [yaaaaas!!] , some miniature 72 Hair shampoo, conditioner and intense replenishing mask [can't wait to try those out!] and a cute Redken #Hairgoals bag which included tips, some sachets of their Extreme shampoo & conditioner, a bottle of One United; a multi-benefit treatment spray, Pillow Proof blow dry treatment primer and a leave in frizz control cream. Truly spoilt and looking forward to giving them all a go!
I'll definitely be returning to RUSH HAIR soon, prices are pretty reasonable and they have some amazing offers on currently to celebrate their opening. So if you're local, definitely give them a visit next time you're need your tresses seeing to!!