I was fascinated to hear about Gina’s success story at the party, having relocated from San Francisco ten years ago she now has ‘Aveda Salons’ in Fulham, Chelsea, Wimbledon and Notting Hill. Working very closely with Aveda the salons not only integrate the ethical and botanical philosophy into the spa but also with all the hair treatments. Before the shampoo and trimming begins, every client undertakes a short ‘tarot card’ style reading, picking a symbol that appeals to them most before receiving an extremely indulgent head, neck and shoulder massage with the scent of their tarot choice.
The stylish Fulham Road salon is no average hairdresser and considered design creates a spa like feel throughout. The basins are minimalist with free standing leg rests and candles, orchids and mini cacti adorn the waiting area, enhancing the botanical theme. Having ooh’d and ahh’d over the impressive display of Aveda goodies and tranquil spa area downstairs I settled into a styling chair, glass of wine in hand ready for the pampering to begin.
The lovely Fidel soon starting teasing my hair into sections whilst his very exciting and technologically advanced machine ‘The O’ instantly warmed up. The state of the art Velcro system that the ‘The O’ uses is essentially a very posh heater for rollers- heating each roller in seconds it’s an easy and very effective way to quickly create that just blowdried look.
|Fidel's five minute blow dry|
Fulhamites can experience a taste of the Gina Conway luxury on all budgets, first time customers get £20 off their haircut (mine was a very reasonable £36) and this Christmas those who spend £50 or more on a gift voucher or Aveda Christmas gift box and receive a complimentary £10 gift voucher.
612 Fulham Road London SW6 5RP
020 7731 7633