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March 2017

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The beginnings of Reed Hair 2007-2017

March 18, 2017

So, I was wondering if you guys wanted to know how Reed Hair all began.  Well, probably not, but here goes any way!

Just over 10 years ago I was a working mum (I’m now a working Nan!!). I was working as a part time stylist in a lovely little salon on Maldon’s high street, when suddenly the business came up for sale. Erm, I thought, this could be interesting! So, I asked my sister Jane, also a hairdresser if she’d like to be the joint owner of a small market town salon.It will be fun I said… It would be easy I said…. we wouldn’t have to do much…I said, just pop in and out… I said……. OMG how wrong was I!!!!

After 6 months of negotiating we finally opened our lovely re-branded  salon. Having celebrities as friends (we wished) we asked Bill Murry to come along and cut the ribbon on our opening day. Maldon had never seen such excitement…. we had people queuing along the road, and it was fabulous!

The opening of Reed Hair on Maldon’s High Street January 2007

Now fast forward 18 months. Our lovely little salon was getting just that…. LITTLE!

So, one day when I popped up to Greg’s for my daily sandwich I noticed that a furniture shop had come on the market. Walking past I had a little ‘erm’ moment again (I can tell you we have since had many little ‘erm’ moments !!)

I just had to go in! I instantly fell in love with this gorgeous Victorian building, set over 3 floors, with a wonderful sky light and original features.

BUT it was huge and needed LOTS of work!  Off I ran back to Jane… We could grow into it I said…. Our husbands would love to do the construction work I said….it wouldn’t cost much to do up I said ……. OMG how wrong was I!!!

Now, being a close family we had to get the approval of all our family, husbands-mum-dad-other sister- kids… luckily, they all felt the same as Jane and I. There and then the larger, even more beautiful Reed Hair was born

Now fast forward eight or so years to the present. Our team have grown from eight to twenty and we are still growing!

Our working space is even more stunning having just undergone a major transformation. (Luckily our builder husbands haven’t upped and left us!)

Last year we were privileged to win two major national awards for our customer service and front of house experience. We can only thank our wonderful Reed Hair team for helping us achieve our goals

So, if you haven’t been in, we’d love to see you……. waiting with our wonderful selection of refreshments……………what are you waiting for???

Until next time

Vicki

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Are short haircuts taking over the trend for spring/summer?

March 7, 2017

I certainly hope so!

For the last few years the hairdressing word has been concentrating on creative colour techniques – balayage – contouring – Ombre – all wonderful in their own rights but this trend has mostly complimented long hair. On the cutting front, our talented stylists have had their creativity squashed a little.

But not for long… by looking at the hair at the Oscars last week, super short cuts are definitely a style trend for 2017, and that includes everything from shaved sides to jaw length bobs.
Having always had short hair myself this is music to my ears; long hair has never suited me and in fact having long hair draping around your face isn’t for everyone.

Short hair can look stunning and sexy, enhancing your bone structure and eyes like you’ve never imagined. Keep the fringe long for a sweeping look or change it up for a full-on quiff. Don’t forget about that colour, sooo important on short hair but be brave and add the pastel or grey tones… short doesn’t mean boring !!!!

Hopefully with spring just around the corner now’s the time to change…but not brave enough to have it all chopped off?? Then settle for the short bob. I think this style suits most face shapes, but keep it choppy and beachy for the summer look.

Take a look at these images for your short summer hair inspo 😊

Vicki x