You have just two hours before boarding a coach from Victoria all the way to Bristol to attend a wedding. What do you do? Most would say pack and relax just before the journey, but in true last minute style I rushed over to ColourNation just off Oxford Street for a quick cut and blow dry* in their private room ready for the evening ahead. And when I say quick, I mean it!
14:10 – I arrive at ColourNation and I’m greeted by founder Andrew. He explains the concept of ColourNation‘s private room. Looking for a little privacy whilst having your locks attended to? Look no further. The room and ColourNation‘s reasonable prices make it quite popular with the salon’s Muslim clientele who prefer to have their hair done without any male stylists around.
14:15 – My stylist and I discuss the look I want and she recommends a cut that’ll give my hair some swish and movement. Swishy hair? Yes please!
14:40 – Wash, conditioning mask and cut in progress all whilst having a drink in my hand, my eye on the clock and a chat with a regular client of at the salon. She sings her praises.
15:00 – Using Wella Professionals products including their Luxe Oil, my hair is blow dried into sleek and straight perfection.
15:25 – After admiring my do in the mirror, cue a frantic dash to Victoria Station.
16:50 – Surprisingly I get to the station leaving me with enough time to grab a bag of snacks for the journey from Marks & Spencer. A record breakingly quick hair appointment, chocolate covered toffee popcorn and a wedding make Hafsa a very happy bunny!