A new hair salon has opened up in Greenwich. There’s quite a few salons in the area but not any well-known franchises. So when Rush opened up in June it was no surprise that it would become a popular destination for locals and people visiting the area.
Back in May I was invited to their launch event for a complimentary cut but as Baby Girl was born on April 30th I wasn’t ready then to face the big, bad world just yet. Now a couple of months later, I’d decided to head out to the Rush Hair salon in Greenwich to review it.
Greenwich High Street is beautiful and constantly buzzing. Not being biased because I live in the area (okay, maybe a little bit biased) but Greenwich is so quirky with all its cool little shops and the lovely Royal Greenwich Park just a stone’s throw away, Rush definitely picked a wicked location to add to their chain of salons. This particular franchise salon is owned by their former employee, Kieran.
The shop looks sleek and professional and blends in well with the rest of the high street. The salon has been decorated in a modern-luxe style with white walls and charcoal accent walls and a stunning chandelier that hangs just above the salon reception. It’s very well placed as it’s one of the first things you see when you walk in. Amazing!
I went to my hair appointment with Baby Girl and took my Mamas & Papas Urbo. It was easy to get in and move about but I felt slightly cramped when the salon was busy so I can’t imagine how a bigger buggy like an iCandy would move about in there.
I was kindly greeted by lovely smiley faces upon arrival. They also didn’t know I was there for my blog until I left so I was treated the same in the same manner as everyone else which was great. There were just two stylists upstairs when I was there but I think there is a downstairs area with more chairs for hair services.
My stylist did both the washing and the styling for me which is really nice as some salons the assistants do the washing instead. Everyone I saw looked friendly, approachable and professional. There was no inappropriate chatting, standing around doing nothing or on mobile phones which was nice to see.
After the receptionist checked me in and escorted me to my chair my stylist came over and introduced herself. She asked what I’d like to do to my hair. I said I was looking to go short again and showed her a photo of me when I last had it cut – shoulder length bob with some long layers and a little bit of softening at the ends to reduce the bulkiness of my hair.
She nodded and took me to the backwash to wash my hair. She helped me put my gown on and then sat me down for shampooing and conditioning. While the conditioner was on, I had a lovely mini scalp massage before my hair was rinsed, dried then seated ready for cutting. As she started cutting, she asked me when was the last time I cut my hair and I said it was when I took that photo which was in December. She asked if I was sure before saying “this can’t be 7 months [growth] – this is more like a year old cut.”
My hair grows really quick – what can I say?!
I was slightly bewildered at what she meant so I eventually plucked up the courage to ask her if she meant my hair grows faster than normal, and she said yes. She explained that it’s probably because I was pregnant and maybe I’m one of those people who have really fast-growing hair. (I think it’s both of those things!)
When she finished cutting and styling I could see that she didn’t add any layers (which I had originally asked for). She did explain that it was because she didn’t want the cut to look blocky so she just softened it at the bottom with a scissor technique and avoided adding layers. My hair is quite thick so it weighs down a little hence why I wanted layers but the cut did look really good.
Here’s my before and after:
The finish was very straight. She used straighteners to complete the look. I would’ve preferred it wavy and a little more messy-looking which is how I normally wear it.
Rush Hair in Greenwich is a great salon and I enjoyed my experience. It’s really easy to get to from anywhere in South East which makes it very convenient. RUSH Hair is a brand that most people, if not all, have heard of so you can be more confident that you will be able to get a good stylist or colourist. The cut was lovely – I couldn’t fault it at all. I liked the fact that my stylist cut my hair to the length I wanted and no shorter. My hair can be tricky for some stylists to cut as it shrinks slightly when it dries. She also got the hair line at the back of the nape very neat and straight which can be difficult on my hair. She’s excellent at precision cuts and you can really see it in the cut.
It took me a little while to get used to my new cut before making up my mind on whether I really like it or not because I didn’t get my layers. Now that I’ve been able to style it how I wanted it to look, I have to say my hair looks absolutely fantastic! 🙂
I am very happy with my haircut – well done Rush Hair for my lovely cut!
NB. I was kindly invited for a cut and blow dry service by RUSH Hair. All words, opinions and photos are my own. The photos that are not mine are credited to the original source respectively.