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Saturday, 8 January 2011

My New Hair!! Toni & Guy Loose Perm Review!

Hey Ladies,


I've had the straightest hair since I was born, I brush it & that's about it, don't blow dry it, don't straighten it. Nothing. It's all well & good having straight hair, getting ready is easy & quick but it's boring. Very boring.

I can remember wanting a perm when I was in high school & I'm talking 80's perm. Don't ask!

Maybe not quite this permed!!
So when a fellow blogger Amanda  was talking on twitter about her equally straight hair I told her about loose perming (having never tried it before) She got it done (obviously not just because I told her to!!) & I instantly needed it.

So today I headed to Toni & Guy for a perm, I had my consultation on Wednesday on what to expect from it & to have a strand test and she booked me in for today I think if I had left it a couple of weeks I'd have talked myself out of it.

I was greeted by a very lovely young man with a menu of drinks (whom i later found out was 16!! god I'm old) he got my hair washed & prepared & then my technician got to work.

I have to say she wasn't chatty & just concentrated on my hair, which I kind of like, she was perfectly polite just didn't ask the traditional questions 'you going out tonight?' 'going anywhere nice on holiday this year?' etc (i hate small talk)

I have to say when I saw the bendy rollers my heart sank, I've used them on my hair before & they just end up with a horrible curl. From that point I thought it would be a disaster, but I had faith, she said the most it could be was beachy waves so I prevailed.

sexy or what?

It took an hour to put all the rollers in she did it in such small sections, once the perming solution was added (which stinks!) it only took about 20 mins, then off to get it washed out & neutralized which took about 30 minutes.

I was taken back to my seat & as she started to dry it I could see how curly it was, my heart sank all I could think was 'what the fuck have I done!' I hated it. She told me it was best to leave the ends to dry so it didn't go frizzy. As it dried the curl got less & less harsh & I love it now!! Phew!!

So the moment you're all waiting for ...

Before, very straight.

After. CURLY!!
I love it, I am aware that it will be less wavy once it's settled, it was a little frizzy once I got home thanks to the weather so I literally put it in a couple of plaits for 30 mins took them out & it was sorted. Finally none boring hair!!

Overall I was really impressed with Toni & Guy which I always am, all the staff are friendly & know what they're talking about. As soon as a drink is finished they offer you another & not crappy Nescafe (other coffee's are available) they have proper cappuccinos & champagne which I love! Yes it's expensive but I prefer to pay a little more & know I'm in the best hands possible.

Thanks for reading & if you've got curly hair let me know you're favourite products to use, a whole new hair routine is needed now!! :) Hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far!!!

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20 comments:

  1. Your hair looks great! Ive got the exact same type of hair and I hate it! I'm so bored with it. I think I'll need to look into this and see about getting it done! And I totally agree about the small talk in the hairdressers! :) xx

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  2. That looks great! I'm a curly-girl and right now, I really like the Umberto Giannini range for curly hair (the old, baby pink one. I haven't tried the new one yet)

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  3. Ah your hair looks really nice! Do you mind me asking how much it cost?

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  4. thanks ladies.

    @mybutterfly63 I really recommend it if your hair isn't already damaged!!

    @prettyinthedesert thanks for the recommendation, I shall have a look i only looked at the new range!!
    @rebecca it starts from about £75 depending on the length of your hair!

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  5. oh Nic it looks awesome. :) you look so very lovely.
    Us girls are never happy with what we've got...i would die to have your perfectly poker straight hair but mine is naturally crazily curly and I battle on a daily basis to tame the ringlets! swapsies??
    xx

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  6. Your hair looks fab and soooo shiny x

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  7. i love it! i have poker straight hair too and for ages have debated about getting a perm. i love the soft curls you achieved and it looks so so pretty! will defo look more into this now =) xx

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  8. Oh I love it! Suits you so much. I would love to have permanently wavy locks :) x

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  9. Great post! especially like that you put the roller pic in there too x

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  10. your hair looks amazing...I get mine chemically straightened which I'm getting a bit bored of. This makes me want to go to the other extreme and get me some curls!

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  11. It looks indeed very beachy, very good job. I have curly hair but straighten mine, i can recommend a mousse from Kerastase or Curls rock by bedhead.

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  12. Ooo I love it! A beachy wave is exactly what I long for! I have poker straight hair like you and it;s so difficult to inject any life into it! A perm is definitely something to look into. How long will it last? xxx

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  13. Looks stunning! It makes you look like a Californian surf beauty and makes me want to do it too, my hair needs a bit of va vaa voom! Here's my blog if you fancy having a look :-)
    http://www.tiroir-en-plumes.blogspot.com/

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  14. Did you announce the winner of your Nars giveaway? Not sure if I missed it!

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  15. Ooo! I love it, your hair looks so healthy (:

    By the way, i gave you a blog award;
    shensbeauty.blogspot.com
    xx

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  16. Looks fabulous, still really healhty and glossy but with fab texture! Another one convincing me to give it a go...!

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  17. I love your hair either way! You look very pretty x

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  18. I work for Toni&Guy, and the perm has worked really well on your hair!! Some people say a lot of bad things about Toni&Guy and the rest are all amazingly good...but it is definitely an amazing company to work for! x

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  19. I totally adore woman for daring to get perms done again.


    Jeroen Wagemakers.

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