Earlier this year we shared a post on Facebook from Sophia Hilton of Not Another Salon speaking out against unrealisitc expectations being created by social media imagery and a lack of clarity about what it took to create such looks.
We have always had an open mind to creating whatever it is our guests want and being honest about what it will take to get there and maintain their desired shade. We have noticed in light of Sophia’s post that in recent years, we’ve had to work harder to manage the expectations of our guests. The biggest example of this is the grey hair trend that was huge last year, many if not most of our consultations requesting this look had heavily photoshopped imagery presented as inspiration. For those wishing to attain this style their hair would have to be bleached to white (which depending on the starting point isn’t usually achieved in one sitting) and then toned with grey- which will then require top ups and a religious home care regime to keep the hair at its best. For the majority of those who came in wanting this look originally, most opted for a muted version of this high fashion look once they found out the cost and time implications of committing to this colour.
Recently Not Another Salon (as forward thinking as ever) have been sharing the cost and maintenance details alongside imagery of their work. This is something that we at Matthew James have decided to do going forward. Colouring services have changed dramatically in the eight years since our doors opened. Gone are the days where a one-size-fits-all highlight appointment will cut it and as such all good salons offer colour services on a ‘price on consultation basis’. While this offers the ultimate in creative potential for our colourists and of course limitless possibilities for our guests it can make the salon price guide somewhat redundant. This can make choosing a new salon- or even a new Colour Artist tricky! We hope that by sharing details of what our real guests have in salon not only enlightens you to the processes involved in creating beautiful hair but also helps you to understand the costings of our services.