We are still high on cake and bubbly from our lovely birthday party on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who came, sent cards and gifts. We are as proud as punch to be supported by so many awesome people. The celebrations continue into the week on Breeze FM, we have already given away £300 worth of treatments live on the air. So tune in at 8.30am to the breakfast show for your chance to bag yourself some goodies.

Weddings at The Topiary

On Sunday ClaThe Topiary Salon - War Paint - Hair & Beauty Salon in Old Basingire from Flawless Makeup and I chipped over to Hatch Warren Community Centre to be part of their popular Wedding Fayre. We were luck enough to have great positioning and our beautiful model, Sam was a joy to work on. We held a demonstration of our wedding services, both hair and make up and our model took part in their catwalk show wearing a gorgeous red bridesmaid gown. (Pics on our Facebook page)  It was lovely to meet so many excited brides and to discuss options available to them. We love doing wedding hair and being a part of someones special day, so now that we have found a fabulous makeup artist to work alongside we feel that we can offer a complete bridal package. Wedding preparation, with waxing, nails, tanning and establishing a routine skincare regime and on the day, we can come out of or hold an in salon service, for hair and make up for all members of the bridal party.

We have found that a lot of salons like to price “by quotation” and can leave brides feeling unsure when managing their budget. At The Topiary, we have a fixed rate for our wedding services, so our brides will always know from the 1st call to us, what we charge.

If you are preparing for your wedding or assisting with one, then get in touch and see if we can be of service to you on your big day.


“With all this rain… what are the best styles to avoid hat hair?” Anne Buckley

Lets be honest. No one is going to look pristine and shiny in gale force winds and torrential rain. And and our crown and glory can get all fluffy and tangled. So how can we do the school run, the Tesco shop, a quick coffee with friends without looking like we’ve been dragged through a hedge backward? You go with it. Yes thats right, you go messy! If you have short hair or a fringe then pin the front up, secure with kirby grips and spray, just pop some texturising paste through the rest of your hair. If you have a bit more length then braids are the way to go! Long and swung over the shoulders or a close braid around your hairline both would work really well. If they get a bit fluffed up and textured, then all the better.

Product of the week


A curl enhancer and frizz control in a weightless absorbing lotion, for a sexy look and feel. Apply MOTION.LOTION to damp hair, scrunch into the ends and mid lengths.

How to use: Apply a small amount to damp hair to define curls in long or fine hair.

Benefits: Flexible weightless hold, Paraben free, UV protection, Gives shine, Colour protection, Natural finish, Antioxidant rich

Halloween Party at The Topiary!

Come and get spooky with us on Friday 31st October 3pm-8pm. Flawless Make-Up will be joining us for an afternoon of creating stunning ghoulish professional makeup. So if you are going to a Halloween party or joining the fun in town then why not stand out from the crowd and make an impression with one of many looks. We will of course be assisting with all your hair needs as well as providing spooky refreshments.

MAKEUP: £30 per person. Groups of 3 or more £25 per person.

HAIR: By quotation.

Call 01256 841381 to book, limited spaces available.

The products used are professional make up. No “face paints” are used to create any of her looks.

Because we love you…

We gave away an entire years worth of hair cuts on Monday! Thank you for entering, sharing and liking. Its lovely to read such kind birthday messages too. Becky Lane was the name drawn from the hat, she hasn’t visited us before and apparently is in dire need of a hair rescue so it sounds like this is the perfect prize for her. We are really looking forward to getting her into our chair, and will post updates we promise.

We can’t resist another giveaway so in light of the collaboration with Flawless Makeup we will be giving away another set of our beautiful makeup brushes in their own funky turquoise coloured roll. If that’s not enough, we will throw in a smokey eye palette. It is a rather lovely set, and who ever is lucky enough to win this prize can create stunning sexy smokey eyes for the festive parties approaching.

Check out the competition post pinned to the top of our Facebook page and get your entry in!

Wishing you all a lovely week and hope the autumn sun pops his head up for the weekend.

Laura x

P.S Never ask a girl with winged eyeliner why she is late.