LIVE TRUE Vauxhall and Nine Elms can be found just a few minutes’ walk from Vauxhall tube and bus station. The salon offers a full range of hairdressing services, from cuts and blow dries, to up-dos and specialist colour services. The team of top hair stylists, colour experts, beauty therapists and nail technicians, aim to provide clients with a professional and indulgent service with every visit.
I met the lovely Casey and we discussed the ideal tone to go for – deciding on a slightly creamier light blonde. But first, she removed my few remaining and grown-out extensions in order to tone to match my new colour, and then re-attach once my own hair was done.
She set to work mixing up very low-strength peroxide, alongside the all-important Olaplex. My roots were highlighted, the foils were removed and more Olaplex brushed through, before finally toning all over and skimming the split ends off.
The colour looked great – it came out darker than I’d envisaged, but matched my naturally blonde eyebrows exactly! After drying my hair, Casey refitted my extensions – toned to match – strategically placing them where I needed the most volume.
The extensions were trimmed to blend in, and my hair was styled into natural-looking beachy waves to finish.
Love the colour, and blow-dry. My only pet peeve is brushing Olaplex (or anything) through wet – post-bleach and shampoo – hair before it’s been conditioned. It always, always causes breakage, no matter how gentle the stylist is, and whether they use a Tangle Teaser or not.
That aside, I absolutely loved the result, and Casey couldn’t have been nicer!
A full head of highlights is from £144 and hair extensions are POC.
Flagstaff House, Unit 8, 14 St George Wharf, London SW8 2LE