Thursday, 21 July 2011

Cutting Room Creative - Leeds.






I mentioned in a previous post that I'd just had my hair cut, it was actually my first chop in a year (the last time I'd visited the hairdresser I'd gone for a shaved bit on one side) so I was slightly apprehensive as to how it would go down. I thought I'd do a small review on the salon because it's hard to find a good salon, and I really struggled to find somewhere when I first moved to Leeds. 
I booked in at Cutting Room Creative, a salon in the centre of Leeds, with a graduated stylist called Lucy (massive shout out to Lucy, she is lovely!). She confessed she was also growing out a shaved side of her hair, which instantly made me feel relaxed! I had an idea of how I wanted my hair (not much different, just neatened up and the dead ends chopped off) and Lucy set to work. 

I've taken a few pictures of the products that she used, I was lucky enough to be talked through each one and how to use them. Firstly, my hair was washed with Kerastase shampoo and conditioner (seriously have to get some of this, it's on my wishlist!) which made my hair so soft and manageable. I was off to Lovebox straight after my appointment so obviously I needed gorgeous, big hair. 
I asked Lucy for some tips on how to get volume in my hair, and she recommended Pli (pictured) from the L'oreal Professionnel Tecni Art range which is a "heat activated setting spray" to give massive amounts of volume. She also used the Air Fix firm hold spray (pictured) and the Hot Style Constructor (also pictured) which are all designed to give the hair volume and also set it in place without that horrible sticky or crunchy feeling that most products give. (NOTE: I've only given a small run down of the products as I don't own them, except Pli, and they were only used on me and not by me. For more information, click here

Luckily, my hair wasn't butchered and Lucy listened to me and only cut off what was required. She styled my hair perfectly, I didn't have the obligatory run home to the mirror to style it my own way! 
If you live in Leeds or Chapel Allerton (as they have a salon there too) or are visiting you should definitely check out Cutting Room Creative
If you're a student, you get 50% off during the week, but if not you get 25% off your first visit. 

16 comments:

  1. This looks lovely and fresh, my hair needs a serious seeing to x

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  2. Yay! I love that place, I've been to so many hairdressers over the years and it's definitely the best. Lois xxxx

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  3. I used to go there, first to Chapel A and then the City centre one.

    Bit pricey for me now that I only get a tiny trim, but very good all the same :)

    Great post x

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  4. I haven't had my hair cut professionally for almost five years! Really looking to get it done soon but I've got the fear now, ha. Your short hair really suits you! Might have to take the plunge and cut off my dead mess! Xx

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  5. looks so amazing, I want to go :(
    http://rubyccino.blogspot.com

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  6. Your new hair cut looks good. Good to read you had a pleasant experience at the salon too.

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  7. Your hair looks lovely xx

    http://princesspancake.blogspot.com/

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  8. lucy did a good job, your hair looks lovely. i still pop over to cutting room creative to get my hair done, deffo need my roots & a chop done soon xx

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  9. Your hair looks great! I desperately need a cut but I'm nowhere near Leeds :( I'm too worried to try a new hairdresser.

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  10. Kerastase products are so brilliant, i can't think of a hairdresser near me now who does not use them! This is a lovely little local post you have made, makes me wish I was in Leeds to get my hair done!!

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  11. oohh i'm moving to leeds in a month to go to uni. i might have to try this salon ;) ox

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  12. Waaah so gorgeous! I love Kerastase, the green bottles are the best! x

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  13. Your hair looks lush. I've been thinking about trying cutting room creative for a little while now, will deffo have to give it ago :) x

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  14. I have yet to have my hair cut in Leeds! I always walk past this salon on the way to and from work and now I know they offer 50% off for students I'm definitely going to head down there. It always looks so nice :)

    Much Love,
    Lauran
    xxx

    www.lamourlauran.blogspot.com

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