A couple of weeks ago, I attended and event at my local Supercuts salon (inTU Victoria Centre, Nottingham, 2nd floor opposite Ed’s Diner) for an evening of pampering and prosecco.
There seems to be a stigma surrounding Supercuts as a brand and I get that is because it is so ‘cheap’. You can literally walk in and have a cut for less than £15; in and out in less than an hour. In terms of some of the high end salons we know and love today where you are given a Nespresso on arrival, a 20 minute mini consultation about what look you are going for today, looking through the colour charts and then potentially 3 hours in that chair from start to finish to then be greeted back at reception with a hefty price tag. I get that its all about the experience, the atmosphere and the feeling of walking out feeling like a million dollars, I’ll be honest you don’t get that at Supercuts. What you do get though, is good service, good knowledge and the job gets done quickly and concisely for a margin of the price.
However, its smart and sleek but its basic, by no means is it decorated in such designs as some salons I have been to previously but it is fully functional and does the job just like any other. The store front is colourful as you enter, hosting an abundance of products from many different ranges from Bedhead Tigi, Redken and Kerastese to suit all hair types and needs. There is even a vegan range available now too so supercuts are a friendly option for the vegans amongst us who might struggle to find salons that use all natural products for their hair.
My personal stylist for the evening was Gemma, she has 9 years of experience with the salon and a vast amount of knowledge on the products, the price list and the potential of my hair. We spoke about what I felt my hair needed and she took it on board and chose her shampoo and conditioner wisely before taking me and my barnet over for a wash at the basin.
She used a volumising shampoo, a conditioning treatment to help promote growth and give the illusion I have a lot more hair than I do (damn you fine follicles!)
After scoping how much should come off to give me the blunt, straight edged cut I was looking for, she went in with the scissors and it wasn’t long before it was being blow-dried and straightened. I know its the trend now to have your hair set into beautiful waves or beauty curls but I was looking for a sleek, straight style and as they use GHD’s at SuperCuts, I knew I could depend on them for poker straight strands.
After being given a lovely bag of goodies from Tigi, I hopped into the beauty chair to have my eyebrows done. Yes, SuperCuts has ventured into the world of beauty so it can be that place for a quick tidy up whenever you need it.
Supercuts do not work on appointments, they are on a walk-in basis only which can be both a pro and a con. It could leave you waiting ages especially if you wait for a particular stylist but it also means you can nip in for a trim before a holiday if you wanted without having to worry if your usual salon has any availability.
Personally, although I am glad my hair is all now the same length (finally all those layers have grow out) I am gutted to have lost so much of the length. I don’t think I approved quite so many inches off but every cloud has a silver lining and I guess when it does grow back, it will have more volume and all be one straight, blunt length. I just hope it doesn’t take too long!
Now, onto the competition!
Supercuts are hosting a #SquadGoals competition and all you have to do is upload a photo of your and unto 5 of your friends onto your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account tagging @Supercuts_UK and adding the #SquadGoals and #SherryScribbles – it really is that simple.
The prize is amazing too – you and your friends will be in for a chance to win an overnight stay in London, a VIP photoshoot with Tigi and the opportunity to become the next face of Supercuts!
Happy snapping & good luck!
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