Monday, 27 October 2014

Gina Conway Salon Experience

Have you ever wished you could find that perfect haircut, go along to a salon and say "I'd like that please" knowing you will love it? Well, I was recently introduced to website called HAIRCVT which was described to be as something that would allow Londoners to find the very best salons and stylists around them to give them the very best hairstyle possible. Relying on Google maps or friend recommendations (when you have completely different hair to your friend) is a thing of the past now! Finding those great little salons and stylists throughout London!

So I decided to put it to the test! Once you get to the site, you simply choose your options which are clearly shown in the left hand side of the screen. Then once your options appear in a matter of seconds, you choose the one you want, call the salon where it was styled and off you go. This is the style I liked the most, note this is not me in the photo.

To get this style, my selected salon was Gina Conway in Chelsea and last week I finally went to have my hair sorted out. I have been quite bad and havent had so much as a trim since April, which meant my hair had got to that stage where it was in dire need of sorting out and the Gina Conway Salon in Chelsea came to my rescue. 

Gina Conway salons are part of the Aveda Salon and Spa who like to approach every guest with fresh eyes and by listening and caring about each individual we can create a bespoke plan for them and deliver and delight above expectations.

The salon is situated down The Kings Road, one of my favourite roads in London and it looks amazing from the outside, never mind the inside. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted like a long lost friend which really put me at ease and as my coat as taken, I was shown to a chair to begin my consultation with the lovely Saffron. As we went through my options, the one thing that struck me is that for once, I actually felt I was being listened to about my hair rather than guided to or having styles recommended to me, something ive found quite rare. Once the options had been taken through, I was told I was about to have a lovely Chakra Ritual & Massage which as more amazing then I can begin to describe:

"Balance your energy systems by choosing from the Chakra Aroma Range while you receive a relaxing shoulder and head massage"

I won't give away any of the secrets of how this works, but by the time it was finished, I possibly resembled someone who had just woken up from a very deep sleep, that is how relaxed I was and I had had an extremely stressful day with one of my cats being taken really ill resulting in frantic calls too and from the vet and then to work.

Once my hair had been washed, cleansed and conditioned, I was back in the chair ready to await my transformation. The whole time my hair was being trimmed and cut, Saffron would constantly tell me what she was doing and how she was doing it, so throughout the entire process I felt at ease and almost in charge of what was happening, rather than the stylist just cutting away with their scissors and you waiting until they have finished to see what has happened.

One my hair was complete, dried and then styled, I was able to go through a list of products that had been used and the one which really caught my attention is the Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother which is appear in its own review shortly.

This is one amazing salon, the whole experience is wonderful and the staff are just really lovely from the minute to arrive to the second you leave. There is abslutely no pressure on you the customer to do or have anything you do not want or are uncomfrtable with and the added extra of a spa treatment is such a nice touch, it is worth booking an appointment just for one of those.

If you are looking for a new salon, then please visit Gina Conway who can be found via the website HERE and if you are looking for some hair inspiration HairCVT might just have something you'll like and I would love to know what you think to it!


  1. What a brilliant idea - a sort of try before you commit.
    The salon looks stunning.


  2. Salon looks lovely! Great idea :)


  3. I dont usually go to salons for no reason why. :) Anyway, this sounds like a nice one

  4. the idea of a website directing you to the best salon is brilliant!!! I have been living in the netherlands for 3 years and still haven't found "my" hair salon..sigh..a bit frustrated by some of the experiences I had..
    glad you had a great experience!
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

  5. The ambiance sounds so serene and soothing!!! Glad you'd a great experience x

  6. This website sounds fab and I'm going to check it out. The salon looks great too and pleased you had such a great experience x

  7. What a great idea! So glad you had a lovely experience. I love the idea of trying before your commit, there is nothing I hate more than going to the salon for a trim and walking out with something completely different haha

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  8. Very nice, it really suits you :)

  9. Glad you had a great experience there. Its really hard to find a place that lovely and that you love!

  10. i haven't been to a salon for 11 years now, don't trust hairdressers lol

  11. Aha I'm similar as above, I refuse to go anywhere apart from my one faithful hairdresser! I'm too worried about ever getting a drastic haircut change too!

    Frankie x

  12. As someone who always finds hair dressers trips really stressful this sounds great!

  13. Loving the fact they have Aveda Hair products! great hair! xxx

  14. I'm so glad you found a place that you feel comfortable in! I hate getting my hair cut, just because I never feel listened to and I feel like I leave with the same cut as everyone else! Having a stylist who treats you like an individual is so important xx


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