On Monday I was invited to the Rush Hair salon on Birmingham’s Corporation Street for a look around and a bit of a pamper. This is a salon that I was supposed to visit in December, but then illness decided to pay a visit and I had to cancel, so I was very happy to get another invite and to meet the fabulous stylist Tina, who looked after me and gave me the lowdown on all things Rush.
Rush are a British hairdressing phenomenon. Currently with 87 salons in the UK, and hoping to double that in 2017, The salon group was formed by two brothers in 1999, and has won 13 British Hairdressing Awards and various other industry awards since then. They have also worked behind the scenes of British Fashion Week and have also built up a celebrity clientele. Clearly Rush is a brand that is going places.
The Birmingham salon is bright and modern looking, with a great amount of space. I loved the fact it was so roomy – the hair stations are far apart so you don’t have to listen to the conversations of the people sitting next to you, nor does it have that cramped feeling that some salons have. The wash area is seperate from the main styling zone which is another great touch and makes the salon feel special – who really wants to be on full view when they are having their hair washed.
My stylist Tina listened to what I was looking for concerning my hair – a good trim that would get rid of splits ends and strengthen hair, but I still wanted to be able to tie it all back in a pony tail when it comes to the school run. She advised against lots of layers, explaining that my very fine hair would look thicker if it was one length, and also recommended a treatment that would give my hair a nourishing treat. (If you are looking for another way to thicken long hair – you could take a look at hair extensions of course.)
Tina showed me a good length for my hair that would remove the dead ends and got on with the cutting. We were able to chat whilst she did my hair, and I was also given a drink and magazines. The whole session felt very relaxed and chilled and I was super impressed with the results – my hair looked and felt beautiful.
You can find your nearest Rush Salon here I would definitely recommend a visit soon.
Unit S10, (72 Corporation Street), Martineau Place