So, next week me and my boy will be celebrating 10 years together. An entire decade has passed and although I sense that a proposal is some way off yet, I’ll admit that reaching such a huge milestone has definitely got me thinking…
Coincidently my favourite aptly named salon in all of London town, The Chapel in Islington, invited me to try out their Princess Experience (so named because it was inspired by the Royal Wedding, of course!) – a chance to let award winning experts create the perfect wedding day hair style.
As ever their service was second to none – Champagne, chocolate, coffee table fashion books and step-by-step instruction on how to create the look at home from my lovely stylist Kim. Here’s the gist:
1. Dry the hair in sections with a barrel brush, being sure to twist and twirl each layer before letting it sit and cool. When complete it will look like this:
2. Then sweep hair to the side and start pinning sections away from the face:
3. Pin wherever you feel it’s needed. Crossing the pins over one another will keep them secure.
4. Finally, spray the living daylights out of it with Elnett.
Eventually (if you’re as good as Kim) you’ll get something like this:
Voilà! The perfect up-do.
Of course my rudimentary instructions don’t do justice to a pampering session with Kim or one of The Chapel’s other stylists. Trust me, the Princess Experience is perfect for brides to be, maids of honour and thunder-stealing guests alike. I’m going to say they easily did a better job than Sam McKnight managed on Kate Moss’s tresses over the weekend.
It’s £50 for an hour and you can book by calling the salon on 0207 5200 460 or dropping them an email at email@example.com.
God knows I could be waiting another decade, but when the time does finally come at least I’ll be 100% sure of who’ll be doing my hair.
Big thanks to Kim & The Chapel for your generosity and a look that turned heads on my way home (even if I say so myself).