Competitions, awards, new staff and more with The Topiary SalonYou may of seen our news last week that The Topiary Salon has been selected as a finalist in the Small Business of the Year Award Category for The Inspire 14 Business awards! The Inspire Business Awards celebrate the success of local businesses in north Hampshire, from Andover in the west to Farnborough in the east and everywhere in between. The awards are open to those from across the region , including Basingstoke, Fleet, Aldershot, Odiham and Yateley and ensure leading local businesses (both large and small) gain the recognition they deserve for themselves and most importantly for the dedication and commitment of their staff.

The awards programme 1st launched in 2005 with hundreds of local businesses attending the Inspire Business Awards Dinner each year. INSPIRE14 will showcase regional businesses and will centre around an outstanding awards ceremony on November 13th to promote the continued success of the region’s businesses and growth of the local economy. We are so proud to of been awarded one of the 3 finalist positions and we wait anxiously for the reveal of the results at the awards ceremony. Matthew and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our fabulous customers for your ever loyal custom and of course my team of amazing stylists and therapist, without your talent The Topiary wouldn’t be the success it is today.

This week we have a Q&A session! We love to help where we can so please email your hair or beauty woes to

Q & A. “How much hair is normal to lose? I always seem to be shedding hair everywhere I go.”

The average woman loses between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day, even up to 150 in some cases, so theres no need to panic when you see stray hairs in the shower tray.

If you feel that you are losing more than the normal amount of hair, you can try this test – Take about 60 hairs between your fingers and gently rake your fingers through the section of hair.  Usually between 5 and 8 hairs will come out, this is normal. An excess of 15 hairs, however, is not as common and means you are losing more hair than you should be. The cause of excessive hair loss can be as simple as too much stress or a lack of vitamins, so it is important to take a look at your lifestyle when hair loss becomes an issue.  However, hair loss can also become prevalent due to hormonal, immunological, and infectious issues, so it is important to if are at all worried consult your GP.

Product of the week

NIGHT.RIDER matte texture paste

Night rider provides tough hold and a rough matte texture for short or choppy looks. This product has the advantage of being easy to get from the jar and sets on contact. It gives you a little time to work the look then it sets. So great for both men and women, a product you can share.

How to use: Rub a small amount between palms and distribute evenly through damp or dry hair.

Benefits: Strong hold, Matte texture, Paraben free, The packaging and name are pretty cool too.

Salon News

We welcome Jade as our newest member of The Topiary team this Thursday. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Jade is a fabulous hairdresser and already proved to be skilled in her trade. We are very excited to have her onboard and know that she will be an asset to our company. She joins us just in time for our birthday too! On Saturday the 11th of October, we will be celebrating our 10th birthday the best way we know how, with cake, bubbles and lots of special offers just for you! Pop the date in your diary, be sure you can swing by and grab one of our special birthday cards. These are limited and you really don’t want to miss out! #amazinggifts #birthdayoffers

On the Sunday the 12th (our actual birthday) we will be drawing the winner of our immense birthday competition. One of you will win an entire years worth of hair cuts PLUS a Christmas party makeover too! Just click HERE and leave us a birthday message to be in with a chance!

Also…The week commencing the 13th October, tune in to 107.6 Breeze Fm everyday for your chance to win some awesome Topiary treatments. Together with The Breeze, we will be continuing our birthday celebrations on the air every morning on their breakfast show with Tony and Steph. Listen out for all the information about what you can win on the air from the 8th and also on their website!

Have a great week, enjoy every moment of this warmer weather

Laura x

P.S It’s a beautiful thing when a career and passion come together.