‘Our Flagship salon, in the bustling streets of Marylebone offers a haven of calm and indulgent luxury, together with an inspiring energetic and creative environment. Founder Shai Greenberg leads a highly experienced team of stylists, colourists and beauty experts, many who have worked on the international stage, to create an outstanding experience and exceptional level of service to clients, whatever their requirements may be.’
I was met by the lovely Shona, with tumbling pre-Raphaelite curls and a personality just as exuberant, who discussed in detail the exact blonde tone to go best with my skin.
We went through photos of me with a multitude of tones and settled on very natural, light golden colour. Shona proceeded to weave very fine highlights all over, adding Olaplex 1 – the incredible hair protecting treatment – to the colour, before leaving me to cook for half an hour. I was then rinsed and shampooed before the toner was added and left on for a further 15 minutes, before another rinse and application of Olaplex 2 for a further 10 or so minutes, before a final shampoo and condition.
Now, sitting at a wash station for all this washing, rinsing and toning may sound tedious, but Gielly Green have the most comfortable, totally horizontal wash-beds I’ve ever experienced. Your head and neck are supported on what can best be described as foam massage balls – allowing the nape of the neck to be washed and rinsed without even lifting your head, and the ergonomic structure of the bed made it even more comfortable than my own. And I went to 17 mattress shops before settling on Goldilocks’ perfect bed.
After one of the most magnificent lie-downs in a while, I was whisked downstairs for a blow-dry with Kaz. A dab hand with a dryer, she transformed my hair into voluminous princess waves – sleek yet tousled to just the right degree.
This was the best colour I’ve had in a long time, perhaps ever. It looks totally natural and sustained zero to no damage in the process.
My date that evening even commented on how incredible my hair looked, and in my experience boys rarely lead with that.
Gielly Green; 42-44 George Street, London W1U 7ES; 020 7034 3060; Giellygreen.co.uk
A full-head of highlights with Shona is £325.