A trip to Leicester’s premier boutique salon
I’m so excited to write this review, I can honestly say this is the best salon I have ever been to, and if your local to Leicester you absolutely need to go!
So last week I took a trip home to visit my friends and family back in Leicester, and after having a bit of disastrous hair cut in Preston, I decided to drop in on my favourite stylist Shelley Manley at her new Salon Malcolm Murphy Hair. I’d been hearing a lot of great things recently in the media about the salon, and was very impressed with their celebrity clientèle for a small out-of-town boutique hairdresser, so I was keen to see what all they hype was about.
The first thing I really liked about Malcolm Murphy hair was its location, in the Braunstone Gate area of Leicester it’s far away enough from the hustle and bustle of the city centre to give it a really relaxed vibe, whilst giving the traditionally student area a fresh and premium feel.
The interior of the salon is seriously opulent, in Malcolm’s own “Industrial Chic Vs Disney Princess” style with fabulous ornate mirrors and chandeliers, even gold plates for nibbles, creating a unique salon experience that you wont forget.
When I arrived I told Shelley about my bad experience in Preston, and the dramatic fringe (to say the least) that I was given after being told my hair was boring!!! As always, Shelley knew exactly what to do and I left it in her expert hands. She then talked me through the Kevin Murphy hair products the salon uses, which she described as ‘Skin care for hair’. Intriguing…
Not only does this brand have extremely cool packaging (something I can be a bit obsessed with as a Fashion Promotion student) but it is specifically designed for editorial stylists with the highest quality, weightless products, so us mere mortals can recreate model worthy hair. ‘Born from the same philosophy as skin care and inspired by nature’s best, the KEVIN.MURPHY range of shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling aids, is an indulgence of runway looks and natural aromatherapy catered for every hair type’ www.kevinmurphy.com . My hair felt amazing after the ‘Young Again’ restorative treatment, and although they are on the expensive side, I’m looking forward to snapping a few of these products up on my next (and final, boooooo) student loan day.
Whilst waiting for the products to work their magic I was treated to some lovely tea and biscuits, and a home made cupcake which I devoured before I remembered to take a picture, oops!
As Shelley was cutting my hair, I was keen to hear all about her experience at London Fashion week , as a member of the Cloud Nine hair style team she got to work on the Emilio De La Morena, and one of my all time faves JW Anderson, shows! She’s also managed to land a place on the Clynol Protege team, which means she gets to attend loads of exclusive seminars and work on high fashion photoshoots giving her an ‘invaluable professional experience’, impressive stuff!
Overall I really loved my experience at Malcolm Murphy, it was great to see Shelley again and see what she’d been up to since my last appointment with her six months ago. The service from all the staff was fantastic, the décor was fabulous, the products were luxurious and most importantly I had a fringe I wasn’t embarrassed of! The only criticism I could of had was that I felt like the salon was a bit on the small side, but Malcolm was already one step ahead of me as they are opening up a new one two doors down on a much bigger premises, which I am super excited to check out next month!
If you’d like to know more about Malcolm Murphy Hair check out their website here http://www.malcolmmurphyhair.co.uk/
Bye for now,