Darren Scott Salon
From the moment I walked in to Darren Scott Salon on Shirland Road (corner of Elgin Avenue), I could tell I was not going to be disappointed as I have been at so many other places.
First of all, before you open the door, you can see the refurbishment work they have done and the place has a real luxurious look to it with all dark wood, modern cube chairs and slate tile floor.
Then you open the door and can hear lots of conversation, friendly voices, laughter. Yes, this place is luxurious but definitely not pretentious.
And finally, before I even sat in the chair to entrust my locks to a stranger, I got involved talking to the client before me (also a mum). She was so exuberantly happy with her new look – and she did look fabulous – so I knew I was in for a treat.
It’s my turn. Choice of drinks – wines, beer, juices, fair trade coffee (I hope I’m not forgetting anything). Alcohol v. caffeine – a tough one but the caffeine won out and it was so nice with the chocolate chip muffin they gave me!
Very professional and thorough consultation. My hair colour is always tricky. It winds up orange so easily. Darren didn’t see orange in my future though. Confidently, we were en route.
Lots of conversation, but not that horrible type where you know it’s a scripted list of questions that they pull on all their clients just to make you talk.
The pièce de résistance – the complimentary shiatsu head message. I told them my favourite part of getting my hair done is the shampooing and conditioning and this exceeded all expectations. Completely fantastic. Very relaxing!
All that was left was blow drying and styling – absolutely perfect – loved it!!!
What more could I say – I even sent my husband to get his hair cut.
Points of interest:
- 25% discount for all new clients on their first visit
- They do children’s hair too – and said there was plenty of room for buggies and children for mums and dads getting their hair done
- Nail and make-up bar – Lipstick and curls night idea sounds fab
- Darren has some pretty impressive celebrity clients
- Qype reviews
- Darren Scott Salon Facebook page