My last trip to the hairdressers for highlights didn’t quite end happily, the colourist spent four hours massacring my hair taking it from dark red/brown to orange (like a tangerine!) to blonde to a mid brown colour – which was not even what I asked for. Add to this a junior who was so splash happy that my back, cheek and even arm were soaked in water, I don’t think it’s any surprise that I vowed not to return to any branches of this UK-wide chain. I took a bit of a chance when I saw a Groupon deal for Joe’s Salon, I checked out the website before I booked and it seemed like a good, high-end salon.
The location in Mayfair’s prestigious Burlington Arcade is telling of the level of service you can expect. I was a bit apprehensive when I walked in, but everyone was very warm and welcoming. The interior was beautifully sleek, it wasn’t very busy but the salon felt very intimate and personal rather than empty. My colourist Dan was an absolute angel, we spoke about my colour and what I wanted then he set to work. What I love most about Joe’s Salon is that everything is so relaxed, it’s not a chain where you feel like you’re on a conveyor belt sped through your allocated time slot.
And the end result? I couldn’t be happier. I absolutely love my new hair colour. It’s exactly what I wanted, and Dan didn’t have to bleach my hair twice and put a ton of toner in. I would definitely recommend Joe’s Salon, it’s a little pricey but the service and end result are more than worth it.