I have been a fan of HOB Salons for about 7 years now, so I am delighted to be working with them over the next couple of months. With over 20 salons across the UK, HOB Salons strive on their reputation for providing a professional and expert hair service with cutting edge techniques. Each salon has a friendly atmosphere which I will be experiencing more of over the next few weeks. All staff are either fully trained or going through training at the HOB London Academy in trendy Camden. Since 2005, HOB Salons have received at least two awards every year in the world of hairdressing which is quite an achievement!
Last week I went to visit the flagship store on Baker Street, which is a store I had actually never been to before but driven past many times. I saw Sean, who won the Wella Trend Vision Global Colour Award earlier this year so I knew I was in good hands. With colour, I am quite open to ideas as long as it’s not too wild and knowing I was at a HOB salon, I was sure they would only do something that compliments my colouring and style. Sean was keen to try the balayage or freelights on my hair which is all the rage right now. This is a french technique which is basically highlights but without the foil and done more free style, giving an ombré like effect. Celebrity fans of this technique include Gisele Bundchen, Khloe Kardashan and Lauren Conrad so I was keen to give it a go! My hair was lighter at the roots and darker on the ends so Sean’s aim was to ‘flip it.’
Marcus who is assistant manager at the salon, styled my hair with a bit of a trim, he agreed with me in not taking too much off the length…phew! I am constantly trying to get some volume as my hair can sometimes look quite flat so he put in a few shorter layers at the back and framed my face. Now I have bouncy, shiny and fuller looking hair! You can see my balayage hair in action in my latest video, it’s a lot clearer to see the dark to light ombré effect. I do feel like I have very celebrity like hair at the moment and with very low maintenance as getting roots only adds to the effect ♥
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