New blog by The Topiary Hair & Beauty Salon - Old Basingstoke, Basingstoke. - Back To SchoolSo this week the salon had a little makeover, a fresh coat of paint, some fix-ups here & there, the instalment of our new product shelf and also our blackboard! This will feature a quote of the week, a daily weather forecast and any other news we would like to share. Its just a bit of fun, taken inspiration from my brother in law who has a similar thing at his place of work in Soho House. We have also acquired some mini blackboards for our mini “Topets” to try their art work out on, as we can imagine the temptation of ours maybe all too much to resist.

We have had a busy week with lots of our lovely regular clients through the door as well as welcoming some new faces to The Topiary. We met a lovely lady called Sam with her 3 gorgeously polite daughters on Tuesday, it was supposed to be 3 simple back-to-school hair cuts which turned into washes, cuts, blow-dries, straightening and the planning of 10 year old Chloe’s pamper party! We will be sure to bring you update and more information on our children’s parties next week. This Saturday we are proud to be assisting with a lovely village wedding. Both Vicky and myself will be out of the salon and giving all our attention to the beautiful bride and her wedding party. If you are are married, then you will appreciate how nerve wracking the morning of a wedding feels, so to be invited to the family’s home, to prepare them all for this very special day, is an honour. Whether it’s on the day or pre wedding preparation, we cater for small and large weddings and can assist at homes, hotels or at our salon. So if you or you know someone who is getting married and are looking for a hair and beauty team then get in touch, we have an awesome full bridal menu with set prices so there are no surprises.

I think you’ll agree the Kevin Murphy range looks great on our new oak shelf. We love KM not just because they do amazing things to hair and look pretty, but the ethos behind the products is impressive too. When searching the world for ingredients, Kevin Murphy looked for companies that use micro cultivation, organic growing process, or ecologically sound wild harvesting techniques to ensure his range is of the highest quality. All Kevin Murphy products are sulphate, paraben and cruelty free!

So we thought we would introduce you to our favourite products in our blogs. We always have them in stock, so if you fancy treating yourself and your hair, then pop down to the Topiary and get your hands on this Australian session stylist’s range.

ANTI GAVITY is an oil free volumiser and texturizer it adds control to fly aways with an oil free shine. For bigger and fuller hair just apply to wet hair and dry in. It helps hold your style, whether its curled, smoothed or blown out. It has the best lavender scent you could possibly imagine, thanks to the Lavender Flower Water, and it leaves no sticky residue either. All in all Anti G has to be one of my top 5 KM products.

And Finally… we are very sad to announce that we are losing a valued member of our team. Keely has decided to take a different career path and will be leaving us next week. Keely has been a valued member of our team, a good friend and I know many of you will miss her too. She is a very talented hairdresser and wedding stylist and her replacement has big shoes to fill. Her absence will be felt in my team, and we wish her all the success for the future.

Laura x

PS “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is gods gift, that’s why we call it the present.” Joan Rivers RIP