After enjoying a weekend break from the blog to recharge and refuel, I looked in the mirror on Monday and saw the sight every woman fears the most... visible root growth! This was bad... and getting worse with every minute that passed. Horror filled me, and with shaking hands I dialled the number of Carlton Hair Hyde Park. The next day, I arrived there, ready for the incredible experience of having my hair done by maestro stylist and international fashion guru David Gillson.
Today, I headed into central Cape Town to meet up with the legendary Byron Mayer, owner of the fabulous Carlton Hair salon group and training academy, and the distributor (among other fabulous products) of Davines in South Africa. We met up at the new Carlton Hair headquarters, a beautiful building in Wale Street, central Cape Town, which started its life many years ago as a church and has been used for numerous different purposes since then. It was fascinating to hear the pl
The day began with a gorgeous drive into leafy, peaceful Constantia, where I met Jean Witte, owner of Synergy Hair Intercoiffure. This was the first time I'd been to her gorgeous salon and I was quite surprised to find the shiny tiled floor covered in cardboard. The reason? Well, amid great excitement, they were unpacking the brand new Wella SP (System Professional) product range... Synergy is one of a select few salons that have been chosen as flagship destinations in Cape T
You see, I have this idea that Cape Town is all quaint little streets and European-style cafes and parallel parking in spaces that are 5 cm too small for your car. (Actually it wouldn't matter if the spaces were 2 metres bigger than they needed to be... I'm hopeless at parallel parking. I have to drive round and round until I find a space I can drive into from the front). Yesterday took me to the fabulous Hands Down Distribution, which has headquarters in Kenilworth and a sec
They told me Cape Town was boiling hot. Then they told me that there were gale force winds. There was talk of rain and storms. But when the plane landed yesterday... well, it was absolutely perfect! The most beautiful still, calm, mild and sunny autumn day. Thank you, Cape Town. First things first... I needed good hair, fast, so I booked into a Steenberg salon called The Hair Cafe. Mandy, who did my blow dry, was the most amazing, professional, skilled hairdresser and if I ha