The one where I went to the hairdressers...

Friday, 11 July 2014

Myla and Davis East Dulwich
It's no secret that I'm not a fan of the hairdressers. Ever since I've ever had a colour or cut that hasn't been in the comfort of my own kitchen (perks of having a barber as a dad) it has never gone completely to plan, and anyone that knew me during my teen years will be totally familiar with my hair being a range of pillar box red, a strange indigo brown colour and lots of Fairy liquid/Head and Shoulders colour removing shampoo sessions (sorry mum) with a crazy side fringe to match.
Myla and Davis East Dulwich Myla and Davis East Dulwich The last salon trip I took was to a little salon in around 2011 called Myla and Davis. Based just outside of Herne Hill station, I went there after discovering it over Twitter and falling in love with what I'd heard. After sitting in the chair, my stylist Zina left me with the first colour I'd probably ever been happy with and I left on the train home with a spring in my step... and ahem, a shine in my hair.

Fast forward three years and you have a girl who happily fell back into old ways of kitchen trim-ups and colour sessions (Papa P does do a top job y'know) but who hadn't had a lot of hair TLC in a long time- and someone who was grossly unfamiliar with a heat protection spray- oops. Anyway! Last week I was invited back to Myla & Davis, in their new East Dulwich salon, for a conditioning treatment and styling session- and I couldn't have been more nervous. Moments before I went in, Joe declared 'why are you doing this? You're never happy with how people style your hair' (#thinhairprobs) and I began to worry a little bit more. What a fooligan I was!
Myla and Davis East Dulwich Myla and Davis East Dulwich After going in with little to no idea of what I actually wanted- the lovely Vicky helped me reach a decision (a bit of a trim and condition with a bit of shape at the front), I came out feeling a hundred times happier with my barnet (there was a lot of swooshing)- and have even booked a second appointment for a dash of colour in the next couple of weeks- which I'm pretty sure speaks volumes.

With a chat about the best products to use (including some seriously tasty Bumble & Bumble numbers) I left feeling that hairdressers really aren't that scary and I could perhaps make this a bit of a regular thing, plus, there's a Franco Manca opening near by- so if that hasn't converted me I don't know what will...

Myla and Davis East Dulwich Myla and Davis East Dulwich
You can visit Myla & Davis here- I promise they're worth it, trust me, I wouldn't tell you otherwise!


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38 comments:

  1. Looking beautiful as always xx

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  2. This was such a lovely read, it must have been so handy having a dad whos a barber :) love how your hair turned out, my sister struggles to style her thin hair too :) x

    EmmiHearts

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  3. hair envy!

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  4. Love the hair lady.. pretty as always x

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  5. What a hair do Liv! You look gorge!
    Sophie
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  6. Love your hair now! :) I also feel more comfortable in my own house - me and my mum have been doing each others hair for years, so I can totally imagine how nerve wrecking it must be to go to a salon after all that time. So great that you are happy with the result though! :) xo

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  7. I am frit to death of hair salons, I’ve had so many bad experiences in the past… including asking for highlights and coming out with orange hair!! I recently had my hair cut again and I’m devastated with it, she didn’t do as Id asked and I’m now left with a fringe I never wanted! I don't know where I'm going wrong?! I even had a pic of what I wanted! lol …but your hair looks gorgeous! & I totally get the #finehairproblem!!

    Hayley xo | Sailor Stories

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  8. I've cute my own hair for almost ten years now and I love that freedom. Your hair looks amazing though, woah!
    x

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  9. You look amazing! I hardly ever go to the salon as I just don't trust them! x

    Lizzie's Corner

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  10. Aw your hair looks gorgeous! Wish mine was that long and pretty again :) xx

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  11. Liv this looks amazing! My cousin is a hairdresser so I'm very familiar with the kitchen trim! She really looks after my hair but I do miss the treat of going to a salon every once in a while. Most of the time, however, I'm just too lazy to style it properly myself!
    x

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  12. Before I found my regular hairdressers I was exactly the same... I always expected my hair to look a certain way before it was styled and it never seemed to end up that way so I dreading getting it cut when I was younger! I also have thin hair so maybe that's why haha.
    Your hair looks stunning :)

    Louise / www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Lovely!

    xo Jennifer

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  14. Looks lovely! I'm never happy when the hairdressers style my hair either, so I've resorted to just going in for a wash and cut then rough blow dry and I can go home and do it how I want!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  15. so good!:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  16. Finding a good saloon is so difficult! http://www.thepaarblog.com/

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  17. Your hair looks really good :)
    And the salon looked really nice & cosy as well!

    ~ Hannelore

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  18. you look lovely! x
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  19. Your hair looks amazing! It's so hard to find a good hairdresser that understands what you want! xx
    Summer

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  20. Your hair is so gorgeous! Little bit of hair envy right now, you look lovely as well xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC.

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  21. Your hair looks amazing, serious case of hair envy over here ;) xx
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  22. You hair looks amazing! Lovely salloon too! =D
    Please, check out my blog!

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  23. beaut!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  24. love your hair!

    Sophia
    http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

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  25. Looks lovely
    L x
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  26. looks like a really nice experience!!

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  27. Your hair looks lovely. I know what you mean about salons. There are only a couple in my area I trust to cut my hair!

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  28. Your hair looks fabulous lovely, and I absolutely love Bumble products - they smell dreamy!!

    Elizabeth x | www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  29. Oh my god I just discovered your blog and I am already in love with it! Keep up the lovely typing and photographing!
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  30. Your hair looks incredible! I also am cursed with thin hair, and a hatred of hairdressers! But since I chopped all of my hair off I actually have to go at least every eight weeks to prevent an unsightly mullet...

    Lulu
    http://candyappledarling.blogspot.com

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  31. Gorgeous blog! Love your style and pictures!

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