It’s hard to believe there is a wrong way to wash your hair; indeed there are counterproductive habits that are silently screwing up your hair. A good hairdresser should ask lots of questions about the products you use, how you have been washing your hair, the styles you wear and any concerns you might have, so that they can advise you accordingly. During a recent trip to my hairdresser Maddie, I raised my concerns about my hair thinning with age, and the hereditary patches of hair loss at the front of my head (cheers Mum!) so Maddie asked about my […]
One, a Chinese dissident artist, the other, a pop print icon with an enviable squad. So what brought them together in one exhibition? The jury is still out… I have always considered myself a philistine when it comes to the arts. Quite simply, I just don’t get it. Almost 15 years ago I stood in front of the painting masterpiece ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Botticelli, at the Uffizi gallery in Florence, and yes, of course, I marvelled at the artist’s skill. I could clearly understand the subject, how much work had gone into it etc. But the rest of […]
It has been a strange couple of months, a time of awakening, per se. In February, I joined the circus and every Monday night, I run away with them for 2 blissful hours. What started as an attempt at finding â€˜funâ€™ exercise has ended up being the saviour of my sanity and a beautiful insight into the notion of ‘community’.
Today I had the best hairdressing appointment I have ever had! So I thought I would write this quick review so that you know what sort of experience to expect at a decent salon. It started with a consultation where I was asked to explain what I wanted- Maria, my stylist, was very quick to state what my hair type is, what the issues with its current condition and style were and what the plan of action is to bring it back to life. Ultimately my hair is very fine and very dead! Plus I have had lots of dodgy […]