A visit to Rush Hair and Beauty

After having my hair ombred a few months back, it was time for a quick root refresh and a bit of a trim up. I was naughty the last time I had my hair done, opting to just have it coloured and not cut, so my ends were in dire need of a trim. I’ve worked near Rush Hair and Beauty on Tottenham Court Road for over two years, but this was my first visit to the salon, and after having my hair done, it left me wondering why I’d left it so long!

Rush have a chain of salons across London and the south east and are celebrating their 20th birthday this year. The TCR branch has been there for about 7 years, and I was amazed to hear that a lot of the staff have been there since it opened. You don’t often get that with salons, so it must be a great place to work.

Rush hair tottenham court road

My finished hair cut at rush tottenham court road
The finished look
My finished hair cut at rush tottenham court road
The finished look from the back
My appointment started with a colour consultation with Alex. I’d originally had the roots of my hair dyed a lot redder when I first had the ombre done, but this had faded a lot, so we chatted about refreshing this part of my hair, but leaving the gradual change in colour as it moved down. After my colour was applied, I was left with a stack of magazines and a mountain of biscuits to occupy myself with while the colour took over the next 30 minutes.

After my colour was rinsed off, a conditioning treatment was put on to add plenty of moisture into my bleached ends and after an amazing head massage, I was lead back to my chair for a cut and blow dry.

I've been trying to grow my hair for a while now, so I was keen not to lose too much length, so Jonni gave everything a good trim, removing all the dry ends, but leaving as much length as possible. Jonni styled my hair straight using some Kerastase products, and I was left with super soft, shiny hair that I always struggle to recreate at home (seriously, I need to go on a blow-drying course or something).

Trying out a new salon is always a bit of a nervous experience, but I felt really at ease at Rush, and Alex and Jonni did a great job of listening to what I wanted from my hair, making suggestions and making it feel like a really consultative process. I will definitely be going back there again in future and would highly recommend them.

If this salon is a bit out of your travel limits, there are over 60 more across London and the south east, including a massive flagship salon near Piccadilly Circus. My cut and colour was priced at around £115, although there are lots of different stylists at different prices to choose from. They also often do special offers on certain days, so look out for those if you plan to visit Rush soon.

Have you been to a Rush salon before? What did you think?

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  1. I never realised there was a RUSH on TCR, I do love your hair, it looks fab x

  2. Looks amazing, I'm going to get my hair coloured here soon thanks to seeing your posts! x

  3. Love your hair it looks amazing! x


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