Image – Trepadora still keeping my frizz at bay after being onstage under hot and humid lights.
As an employee for British Curlies and Trepadora Curl Therapy you could say I have been living and breathing the brand for quite some time. So when a last minute trip to Birmingham came up to play at the Hare and Hounds music venue I asked Spring Salon if they could squeeze me in for a last minute appointment.
My hair was in desperate need of a cut. The layers at the back had been weird since a visit to my local Aveda salon quite a few months before. I know I know, I hear you crying out at me but this lady seemed so confident with my curls. I’ve learnt my lesson, if it means travelling half the country for a hair cut then so be it.
Walking into the salon I felt an instant sense of calm. The warm neutral colours, cool art and succulent plants growing out the walls made me feel like I was walking into a cosy cocktail bar ready to catch up with a friend.
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It was fun to be the customer. I chatted with Danny about what I liked and what I didn’t about my hair. Of course a re-shape was in order but like most, I was also hoping to retain the length.
Danny made quick work of the dry cut. Even without the wash and style I already knew I was going to be happy with the end result.
Cleanse & Condition
Reegan took me over to the basin and gave me the run down of how she uses the products. These guys are super knowledgeable about the range and it was really interesting to discuss the different cocktail of products used to suit each client.
Now this is where I was introduced to a new styling method. On wet hair Reegan mixed a cocktail of Quinoa Repair Deep Conditioner and Avocado Kokum Curl Defining Smoothie into her hand. She smoothed it into a paste and applied it to the mid and lower shaft of my hair, running the excess of the product on her hands towards the scalp. She then followed with a couple of pumps of Acai Berry Fix Defining Gel on each side.
Don’t be scared of experimenting with this range, mix it up and try new applications, you might just find your perfect balance.
A short diffuse to the ends and I was left under the spaceship dryer to do the rest. A little while later I was walking out the door with some seriously good frizz free curls. A very happy customer! Thank you Spring Salon for such a wonderful experience and I’ll see you again soon.
Next week re-style
So the next weekend I was in Manchester playing Band on The Wall so naturally I wanted to re-create the style. I used the exact product cocktail, the only difference being I had my regular ol’ diffuser, no fancy spaceship this time. I was delighted when I achieved the same result as the week before!
Tested under the lights
Ok, so we had some serious humidity to contend with onstage but I can honestly say Trepadora stood up and exceeded my expectations. Usually I can feel my hair growing outwards as the frizz takes hold when onstage. This time it was just the sweaty drummer trying to hold onto his sticks!