Notes on... Hazel & Hadyn

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Hairdresser-wise, we've flitted hard. And moving from highlights to a darker mane, we even started to self-colour, such was our confusion about where to hit. But in basically the news of the year, we've found a spiritual home for our now luxey locks, and as it's Christmas, we're even going to share it with you.

More like a Brooklyn-loft apartment than a JQ salon, Hazel & Haydn's the new and larger incarnation of Dale Hairdressing, and so-named in honour of Dale's grandparents, who enabled him to get his first premises. Super cute right? Full of art, and wine, and Shu Uemura's incred, natural product range, Dale toyed with balayage or an all-over colour for our tired-looking do. Taking skin tone (not too pale), and the sorts of wintry colours we wear at this time of year into account, Dale went with a rich, dark brown all-over dye which throws up some red tones under natural light. He used a colour intensifier after shampooing, cut further into the nearly fringe we've been playing with, added slightly shorter layers for texture, and finished it all off with a bouncy blow dry that held into the morning of day three. Here's the after.   

H&H is all about matching stylist to client, and giving you hair you can enjoy, but also maintain according to how much time you've got. Dale's the demigod when it comes to colour, and LOTS of hair, having received many an emosh hug for his talents in blow-drying. Get pally with the team to find your new bestie. There's a resident French bulldog called Alan and everything.

Cut and colour from £85. Our experience with Dale was £115.