I think I've found my new best friends.
Booked an appointment here at the last minute, instead of going into the city centre, and so glad I did.
The salon is lovely, white, bright and so clean. Modern and up to date without being uber fashionable and pretentious.
The staff are lovely, friendly, chatty and very welcoming. I arrived a few minutes before my appointment and within seconds I was sitting at the mirror, being offered a coffee and chatting to Karen about colours, cuts and styles.
She got me exactly, as soon as I started explaining what I wanted, she just knew! She made some suggestions, explained everything and then set to work.
As a natural born redhead who, from a distance, looks blonde (which ok, means I'm actually going grey, or as Karen politely put it - not grey just au natural!) I just love my new colour. It looks so good and so near to my own original colour you would never guess it's a tint, and as for the cut, fantastic!. Karen must have cut about 15 inches off, as I had let it grow for ages, refusing to take the plunge and have it all chopped off again after a couple of previous disasters, where stylists have cut it the way they think it should look and not the way I actually wanted.
The colour and cut are perfect for me and Karen and "Claude" made my visit so enjoyable, they were both lovely, chatty and fun.
So as I have said, I have just found my new best friends and as an added bonus I am a real redhead again and I just love my "new" hair.