Although it's early summer, I couldn't have chosen a more blustery day to have my hair professionally washed, blow dried and styled. By the time I arrive for my appointment at the newly opened RUSH salon in the heart of Twickenham, my windswept locks are in need of urgent
Luckily I am in safe hands. Owner and manager, Leona Loosley leads me into the ultra stylish hair washing room, completely separate and hidden from the salon. It's an oasis of calm and tranquillity and I lie back and relax as Leona pampers me with a luxurious head massage in between shampooing and conditioning. Then I follow her back into the buzz of the salon with its contemporary black and white decor. It's too early for a glass of complimentary wine or beer but a cup of tea is most welcome and I find it hard to resist the indulgent chocolate and biscuits on offer as Leona sets about blow drying and styling my hair.
Leona first joined RUSH in Chiswick as an apprentice and stayed for eight years, working her way up to the position of stylist before taking the decision to open up her own RUSH franchise in her
home town of Twickenham. I ask Leona how it feels to have her own salon. "It's fantastic. Hairdressing has always been my passion but I also have a strong business sense so now I have
the chance to combine the two. RUSH is an amazing company and very close to my heart as I have been through every step of my hairdressing career with them."
As we are chatting, I watch as my hair is transformed from dull and dishevelled to shiny and sophisticated. "I love to make people happy," says Leona as she holds up the mirror behind me.
"In the space of one appointment, I can change someone's whole day," she adds, seeing the contented look on my face.
If you would like Leona and her team to make you happy, book an appointment before 17th July and take advantage of RUSH Twickenham's special opening offer: £29 for a cut and blow dry or £69 for half head highlights, cut and blow dry.
Bookmark the Rush website here to get great deals.
To book call 020 3474 0882
6 King Street