A few weeks ago I was very fortunate to nab myself a spot as a tresses test subject for East London salon, Rockalily Cuts. The hair salon and barbershop is a vintage lovers dream, filled with all sorts of kitsch and cute oddments, with relics from bygone eras.
Based in Hoxton, the salon has just celebrated it's third Birthday and it's easy to see why. With talented staff skilled in coaxing vintage waves and pin-curled sculptures, it's difficult to not leave feeling like a silver screen starlet.
Located within easy reach of Hoxton and Old Street, the salon owned by blogger and entrepreneur ReeRee Rockette offers everything from highlights to grooming products. However it is their vintage hairdressing and colour transformations which have people flocking to the salon, with no wave or up-do too much trouble.
Being a test subject, I was surprised at how much control I had over what happened to my hair. One of the cuts being tested was layers, and I was very happy when they snipped them in a certain way to ensure my hair wouldn't be poking out when placed in pin-curls. The staff were friendly and attentive, never allowing my tea mug to run cold or dry with the session feeling casual and relaxing - almost like a 50s sleepover party!
These photos were taken several hours after my hair had been styled, and had been subjected to both wind and rain whilst running from meeting to meeting in London.
This image from Instagram probably shows the finish a little better as it was taken just before I left Rockalily Cuts. The curls lasted well - even after getting blown about, rained on and slept on, they were still bouncy the following the morning and retained their shape when smoothed out with a dressing brush.
With blow dries starting from just £25 and vintage styling from £35, Rockalily Cuts is the perfect place for a pick-me-up or for when you want to feel amazing for a special occasion. You can find out more about the salon, including their price list and how to book by clicking here.
Until next time,
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