There was much excitement on the local high street last Saturday, with the opening of a brand new Rush Hair salon in Enfield.
I LOVE seeing new high street openings – instead of closing downs which we seem to see far too often in this age of retail parks and internet shopping. Still, a haircut is not something I can get from Amazon Prime (yet) and the arrival of the award-winning Rush brand is a welcome addition.
Rush Hair, founded over 20 years ago, is one of the fastest growing brands in the UK with 86 salons across the country. It positions itself as an industry leader in creating beautiful hairstyles at affordable prices and has a team of cutting edge stylists who are regulars at events like London Fashion Week.
They invited me along to check out the salon and get a (much needed) haircut too. I’m terrible at keeping up with haircuts and it hadn’t been done since last summer, so there was a big job to do! I forgot to take a before photo, but you can see my hair in the photo below from the Tatty Devine jewellery workshop I went to that morning – yes the hair is looking a bit tatty but lovely necklace don’t you think?!
Lucy, the salon manager, cut and styled my hair and she also washed it – I was impressed at having the same person all the way through the experience. The salon has a sleek modern design and the room where the washbasins are is candle-lit and I felt instantly more relaxed as I walked in to have my hair washed.
Lucy used a Kerastase bodifying shampoo and conditioner (the Densifique one) on my hair which smelt divine.
The salon was full and there was a real party buzz in the air. The staff looked like they were enjoying themselves and I was given an opening-day-Prosecco to enjoy whilst Lucy set to work! She has relocated to the area to manage the salon after working in Rush’s Piccadilly branch. She asked if I minded having a fair bit of length off. I knew the ends were very dry and was happy to have a decent amount chopped off with the proviso that I could still tie it back (you know hasty school run mornings!).
She did a fairly blunt style of cut with a longer length at the front, which makes the most of my fine hair. She used a L’oreal volume blow-dry lotion and showed me how to dry my hair at the roots to get more body. After drying, she styled the front of it by quickly wrapping it around GHD straighteners with a wider plate, to give a bit of a twist without curling it.
I love it! It looks much more modern and I’ve had so many compliments. I treated myself to the products she used on my hair and hopefully I’ll be able to recreate the style she did (I’ll need a bit of practice!). Thanks Lucy and Rush Enfield!
A Ladies Cut & Blow Dry at the salon starts from £44 – see the full price list and the details of a special 50% off new salon offer here. As well as the usual cuts and colours, the team offer styling, pampering treatments, bridal hair, Brazilian Blowdrys and hair extensions. I was impressed with their opening hours too – late nights Monday through to Friday and they open on Sunday too (as well as Saturday of course). There are never enough hours in the day and that’s one of the reasons I don’t usually find time to get my hair done – I’ve no excuses now!