By Laura Haystaff | October 6, 2016

I have been an infrequent visitor to The Aspire Clinic for about 7 years. Like all of us, I have been swayed by online offers by more local clinics or dental surgeries and have even travelled further afield to get the odd £50 off Botox, only to be disappointed with not only the treatment but…

You know nothing Jon Snow. Apart from amazing curls of course.

By Laura Haystaff | July 15, 2016

You know nothing Jon Snow. Apart from amazing curls of course. By Laura Haystaff The mere suggestion of a perm, can result in quizzical looks from our unsuspecting male clients. But rest assured, this is the hottest male grooming trend for 2016. “The Merm” With the likes of Kit Harrington, Joe Wicks aka the Body…

The most exciting Environ facial to arrive at The Topiary!

By Laura Haystaff | July 8, 2016

Have you suffered with problematic skin long enough? As we are always striving to bring you the very best in result driven products and services. Training is an ongoing thing in the salon, keeping up with the latest trends and skills. When I became an Environ therapist nearly 7 years ago, I knew that I…


By Laura Haystaff | June 22, 2016

Laura Haystaff – Style Director @ The Topiary Hampshire UK Saturday June 4th 2016. Westerpark, Amsterdam. Basked in glorious summer sun, this uber trendy neighbourhood sets the perfect scene for the highly anticipated show,  A ONE TO ONE WITH KEVIN.MURPHY. Drawing hundreds of style enthusiasts hoping to soak up more than just sun, the event,…

Check out our OMG facial!

By Laura Haystaff | June 14, 2016

The real name for this facial is actually the Collagen Power Facial… but our clients always say ‘OMG’ when they look in the mirror afterwards! This is the most advanced anti-ageing facial yet! Since Environ was founded in 1990 this ground breaking skincare brand has given us amazing results and healthy glowing skin that just…

Adrenalin, Vodka and Soup – a Prague Fashion Week survival guide by The Topiary Salon, Old Basing

5 ways you can achieve Prague Fashion Week tresses, Kevin Murphy-style…

By Laura Haystaff | April 11, 2016

After surviving Prague Fashion Week a few weeks ago…I thought I would pass on my top 5 ways to achieve catwalk hair at home! These tips are straight from backstage using Kevin Murphy products to give your luscious locks a fashion week feel. 1) BODY.BUILDER – We used this right at the beginning of the day…

Adrenalin, Vodka and Soup – a Prague Fashion Week survival guide by The Topiary Salon, Old Basing

Adrenalin, Vodka and Soup – a Prague Fashion Week survival guide.

By Laura Haystaff | April 4, 2016

What’s on your bucket list?  A skydive?  Swimming with dolphins?  Meeting Channing Tatum?  Mine has always been Fashion Week. But not, like you might think, sitting on the front row next to Anna Wintour.  My dream has always been to work backstage with models, designers and artists to create amazing hairstyles for the world’s fashionistas.…

The Topiary became a KEVIN.MURPHY SESSION.SALON. in 2016! Find out more about how, why and when over on our blog.


By Laura Haystaff | February 22, 2016

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The Topiary Salon - Winner Small Business of the Year - Networking Mummies Business Awards

Chocolate For Breakfast

By Laura Haystaff | April 2, 2015

The Easter weekend has arrived and the kids have finished for two weeks of fun. We are closed on Good Friday but will be open as usual on Saturday. We wish you and your families a wonderful Easter and whatever you maybe doing, eat chocolate for breakfast. It’s the law. Networking Mummies Business Awards. WE…

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Spring Has Sprung

By Laura Haystaff | March 27, 2015

Now the time has come for the clocks to spring forward an hour, and the weather is feeling warmer by the day, we are getting in the mood for new and fabulous things to happen at The Topiary!!! Networking Mummies Business Awards. As you may already know, The Topiary were nominated for a Networking Mummies…

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I Had No Idea #EDAW2015

By Laura Haystaff | February 27, 2015

I had no idea… I would guesstimate that at least half of my female clients moan about themselves. When I welcome them out from the cold and take their coats and ask “how are you?” I’m often responded with “oh god, don’t look at me, I look awful, I’m having a fat day, I’m so…

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Tea and warm socks.

By Laura Haystaff | January 20, 2015

It is cold out there! Apparently the village of Odiham was the coldest place in England last night, a toe numbing -7.1c reported by The Odiham Oracle. It was a beautiful sunny morning though, and I couldn’t resist getting some rare Vitamin D with my youngest at the park. A little dog managed to give his…