Just as the salon was alive and buzzing again, Hampshire was put into Tier 4 and we had to close our doors once more. We all know that this has to be done for our safety, but it was very sad to realise we wouldn’t be seeing our clients and friends as we entered the new year. But being on my own so much during these difficult times has made me realise I need to be back in the city, so I have sold my house and will be moving into the heart of Winchester in the spring.
If I’m there, I can walk to M&S or pop out for a coffee and see friends easily. I have had a house in town for a long time, which I have rented out, so it will be an easy move for me while I look for something more permanent. Meanwhile, the house has a lovely garden for my dogs, and I can spend time making it all look fabulous – it will be a good creative project for me.
I am looking forward to the onset of spring, which is always exciting for us in the salon, but I know the winter will have left some people struggling to keep their hair in good condition. Winter can be very harsh on your hair, with central heating drying it out, and woolly hats rubbing the hair and irritating the cuticles.
There are things you can do to restore your hair’s natural glossy shine and keep it in good condition. Always make sure you use a good shampoo and conditioner, and use a proper treatment once a week. Shampoo and condition your hair then use a hair mask and sit with a hot towel wrapped around your hair for around ten minutes. This allows the cuticles to open and the conditioner to penetrate into the hair shafts. You can also have intense treatments in a salon, which are tailored to each person. At home, use products tailored to hair health, and run some serum through your hair before blow-drying to protect it from the heat.
When we can all get back to the salon, we will start with a bang and get straight to work on our exciting new spring/summer collection – I can’t wait! There are positive times ahead…