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Review: Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa (Covent Garden, London)


Salon Review
: On Saturday, I went to Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa for a cut with Subrina. Probably, the first thing I'd point out was that it was extremely hard to get in contact with anyone there to make the appointment. I called the listed number for 3 days and never got anyone on the phone. I ended up calling the retail store, and a manager there arranged for me to get a call back from the salon. I also got in contact with them via email, and that is how my appointment was eventually arranged.

Over, the phone the call centre advisor suggested I book with Subrina as she has experience with natural hair. I looked up some reviews before confirming my booking, but there weren't many. I only saw 3 perhaps, but they were all good.

The salon itself is beautiful and although large, it isn't excessively loud. While I was getting my hair done, I was able to order from the menu for Le Pain Quotidien. I only ordered breakfast, but it was really good.

Salon Hunting

Lately, I've been bored with my hair and not giving it the most attention. I'm not even sure when I last deep conditioned; rinse-outs have become my closest ally. I managed to get my remaining bottles of Tigi Moisture Maniac from Nassau when I last visited, and this makes my hair feel like a cloud dropped from the sky, even if applied for just a couple minutes.

My ends though have suffered. I have split ends and mid-strand splits up to 2 inches from the ends. I also still have damage from a visit long ago to a salon that "specialised" in natural hair, or so they claimed. Long story short, I went in for a trim and came out with a migraine and breakage from her yanking out my hair. I am very weary of stylists, and have yet to have a good experience since leaving DC and my favourite stylist Vonetta Dumas, well technically she's the only one I've liked or even trusted. I never had to worry about what my hair was going to look like at the end of a visit. She's…