Like many of us in England, Lorraine Kelly is making the most of lockdown gradually easing, and treated herself to a haircut this week. The TV presenter shared her final results in her exclusive HELLO! diary this week. Read on for more...
The last time I had my hair cut and coloured was at the beginning of December last year, so like so many of us, I was in desperate need of a visit to the hairdressers.
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My hair had grown so long, I couldn't do a thing with it and kept having to just put it up in a bun or a ponytail. I also had far too many grey hairs popping up that needed to be eradicated!
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So you can imagine my joy when the new rules meant I was FINALLY able to see top colourist Maleeka from Four Salon in Conduit Street for an appointment this week.
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I know some people might not understand what a big deal it is to get your hair sorted out, but it really does affect your confidence if every single day is a bad hair day and for the past couple of weeks that's what I have felt like.
For so many of us, having "lockdown hair" has been a source of huge frustration and a lot of people have tried to do it themselves, and it has often not turned out well. I gave my husband a terrible haircut last month that made him look like a coconut and my mum inflicted one of the worst trims I have ever seen on my poor dad.
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I'm lucky at work to have my friend and makeup artist Helen to help me, but even she was relieved when the salons were allowed to open up again so that I could book a much-needed cut and colour.
Maleeka has sorted out the salon to be completely COVID-safe and everyone sticks diligently to the rules. It was so good to see her and Tom who gave me a cut and blow dry and have a peaceful couple of hours just relaxing in the salon. I even managed to get a quick manicure, which was such a treat.
I left with the grey gone, my hair all bouncy and feeling so much better than I have in weeks. It was such a confidence booster and really lifted my spirits.