AAAHHH all my hair is gone! I had been thinking about going for the chop for a while, so when an invite to pop along and try out Dean Jones Hairdressing appeared in my inbox I decided it must be fate and bit the bullet. I booked myself an appointment for Friday evening and, after a lot of Pinteresting and swooning over Fearne Cotton’s hair, I decided that it was indeed a bob I wanted.
I headed over to the new salon on Elm Row – which is looking lovely and leafy at this time of year – and had a chat with Dean himself about what I wanted to do with my hair. After flicking through a couple of magazines and looking at a few different styles, we agreed that a long layered bob just below the collarbone would be best. I was reassured that Dean took the time to talk through what I wanted rather than just start snipping away, there’s nothing worse than when a hairdresser doesn’t listen to what you want and you end up hating your new style! I mentioned that I kept getting fed up of growing my fringe out, plus I wanted to be able to do more effortless bedhead/messy curls kinda styles, so Dean suggested a layered cut would work well with my hair.
As you can see, the results speak for themselves! I’m so pleased with the new cut and my hair feels much bouncier now. Before, my hair was verrrry long, straight and all one length (here’s an Instagram picture for reference) which, coupled with my thick hair, made it feel very heavy and boring, and there was never any volume at the roots. Now it feels much more volumised, at the same time as being much lighter, and it looks great straightened or blow-dried (although my blow-drying skills are nowhere near as good as Dean’s!). I’m yet to try curling it, but this weekend I’ll do a bit of experimenting. I’m imagining that it’ll look great with some salt spray and loose beachy waves.
Dean has years of experience in the industry and it really shows; not only is he great at cutting hair, but he was fantastic at talking me through what he was doing, how to deal with the style afterwards and just generally putting me at ease whilst over a year’s worth of hair was chopped off. The new salon has only been open for a couple of months so everything is looking lovely and shiny and new. The salon feels really relaxed, bright and airy, like a quiet little getaway even though it’s just a couple of minutes from Princes Street. The staff were all lovely and welcoming, and it was great to chat to Dean about the salon, blogging and everything inbetween whilst I was getting my hair cut.
When my hair was long, I didn’t really have a particular hairdresser that I kept going back to as I only ever got my hair cut once in a (very) blue moon. But now that it’s shorter, and I want to keep it that way, I’ll definitely be heading back to Dean Jones Hairdressing next time I need a trim. If you’re in Edinburgh and looking for a new hairdresser, I can’t recommend Dean enough! You can also keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter.