Review // Alexander Hair & Beauty, Anlaby
I’ve always wanted to sit down in the hairdressers chair and say to the person in charge of the scissors: “Surprise me! Do what you think will suit me!” but it’s fair to say, it is not an experience I will be repeating.
Alexander Hair & Beauty in Anlaby is a funky hair and beauty salon; a breath of fresh air in an otherwise pretty nondescript town in East Yorkshire. The decor is fun and vibrant, and wouldn’t be out of place in Brighton, so I felt at home immediately.
The staff were all wonderfully friendly and put me at ease quickly. Alexander Turnbull came and introduced himself before we started the haircut, and we talked through my hair-type. I said I didn’t want anything too high maintenance being a busy Mama, and we agreed to take some of the weight out of my hair, but to keep it long enough to bung up in a ponytail when required.
Alexander has been cutting hair since the age of 15 and has won many awards for his hairdressing. I was especially interested in his work for New York Fashion Week, and he showed me some of his portfolio for the next few competitions – all the styles are amazing and so inspired.
Whilst having my hair washed, I was given a head and mini hand massage! Utter bliss!
Then Alexander began cutting my hair… It was a little bit like a scene from Edward Scissorhands… My hair kept a-flying and I got increasingly more nervous. Thank goodness a very large glass of wine appeared in front of me!
Alexander explained all of the different Matrix Total Results products he was using. They were all from the Mega Sleek range, and all contained Shea Butter (one of my favourite ingredients for hair and body) to help with the frizz my hair often takes on.
After blow drying and styling my hair, Alexander was done! I have to admit that it hasn’t been my favourite haircut to date, as it didn’t feel very “me” and still doesn’t one month on… But we have to try new things occasionally don’t we?! I’ve been glad of the woolly hat weather… That being said, you can’t deny Alexander’s talent for hairdressing.
I was treated to an OPI file and polish after my haircut, which was wonderful. I opted for a gorgeous shade of mint, and relaxed whilst chatting to the beautician.
Alexander very kindly gifted me the Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek range he’d been using on my hair so I could continue to use these at home. It’s been such a treat, and my hair has certainly felt less frizzy using them!
Although I haven’t been over the moon with my haircut following my morning at Alexander Hair & Beauty, I did have a wonderful experience – especially on the beauty side. The Matrix Total Results products have also been fantastic, and I left feeling thoroughly pampered.
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