Back in November, I went to start my transformation from white blonde with an ombre root, into a glossy dark blonde. I left my hair in the capable hands of Matt Stanton who did the most wonderful job. Over the last few months, the dark blonde that my hair was transformed into started to lose its wonderful colour and I ended up with a reddish auburn colour due to the sheer amount of blonde that was underneath. I knew it was time to get it all cut off so I made an appointment with Matt to have a new do. In a twist of bad luck, I had to work on my appointment day so I had to cancel. As fate reared its head, I received an email from The Colour Room in Stockport, asking if I would like to experience The Colour Room treatment, which after having cancelled my original appointment, I was available and in a much needed state of pampering. Off I headed to Stockport, with an idea in mind for my new look.
The Colour Room is situated in the heart of Stockport, on the Great Underbank. The location is perfect for if you are in the area shopping, and along with great transport links it is easy to get to on the train from Manchester. As soon as I saw the bunting in the window of The Colour Room, I loved it and it’s stylish yet modern interior made for a superior looking salon. As I entered, I was taken to the waiting area and offered a drink. The salon has a fully functional coffee machine in which cappuccinos, lattes and Americanos can be made just like Starbucks. Drinks displayed on a personalised slate with a mini bucket of crisps, I was already loving the experience.
I sat down with Hannah and Kate to discuss what I was looking for in my look. I had decided to take my hair a bit darker, and a lot shorter. I was taking the plunge massively. Before shots taken and colour charts looked into, I knew exactly what to expect once my hair my done. Everything was explained and my own personal look, skin tone and eyebrow colour was taken into account to find the perfect brunette shade for me.
I started my transformation with the lovely Kate who was colouring my hair. I fee really at ease around her, and the fact that we didn’t stop laughing throughout the colouring process was great, I built up a lot of trust in her really quickly which means quite a lot when you are putting your hair in unknown hands. I also love how she has sectioned my highlights, as they look so natural and not like I have highlights in my hair. I had three different shades of blonde ran through my hair before the warm chocolate brown was applied and my goodness, I couldn’t even begin to explain how nervous I was for making such a big change.
When having the colour rinsed off, the girl who washed my hair gave me the most incredible head massage, I was almost falling asleep whilst she worked her magic through my scalp. It was totally heavenly and I will be returning just for that experience alone. Hannah then proceeded to take over to style and cut my freshly coloured hair. In total, I had around 7 inches taken off my hair, maybe more. It was quite satisfying to see all this hair fall over the floor, and I could see that Hannah was really enjoying the chance to cut off all my hair. We decided on a long bob that fell to just below my collar, that was slightly longer at the front. After blow drying, we decided to put in a curl to give it a lot of body and bounce and really show off the colours within my hair. As you can see from my photographs, my hair has gained a thickness that it didn’t have before and I love it.
After having my hair in a long bob for just over a fortnight, I’ve really had to change the way I style it myself. The round brushes have come out of hiding and the use of products has become more necessary. I’ve loving the way I can make my hair so big and bouncy, and I’m considering going even shorter – watch this space for the next update.
The Colour Room Stockport has been a fantastic experience and I will definitely be returning to let Hannah and Kate run loose on my hair again. Both girls are incredible at what they do and a credit to The Colour Room team. I’m looking forward to my next visit and I hope that if you are local, that you get chance to call in and have yourself a little make over.
*My appointment was a complimentary experience however all thoughts and opinions are my own.