Tuesday, 11 October 2016

A Pamper Evening at Ken Picton Salon

As part of our quest to find the best ways of getting mums me time with friends, myself and some other Welsh parent bloggers were invited to Ken Picton salon in Cardiff Bay for a pamper evening. The evening was also in conjunction with 'Layered Online's - Big Hair Do,' which is where salons open their doors and throw a big hair party. My hairdresser comes to my house, therefore it'd been a very long time since I'd actually been in a salon and felt pampered, so I was really looking forward to the night.


This was us after our makeovers

When I arrived I was shocked at how big the salon actually was. It's a very large space and nothing feels cramped. It certainly feels like luxury and offers a 5 star service.




I headed straight for the refreshment bar. The bar is a permanent fixture which serves a variety of drinks from coffee to wine. I have to say that having a glass of wine or champagne whilst having your hair done, really is the epitome of pampering and relaxation. On the night we were treated to two special cocktails and also some very tasty canapés made by local caterers, Spiros

First up for me was a colour consultation. I always find that I like to change my hair colour deepening on the seasons. I'm normally lighter in the summer and richer and darker in the winter. It was great to get another opinion on what would suit my skin tone.

I then sat down with a lovely hairdresser who asked me how I would like my hair after it was blow dried. I really like my hair curly but I struggle to create natural looking waves/curls. She very kindly taught me how to do them. I can honestly say this was my favourite part of the evening. She was so patient with me and really ensured that I knew what I was doing. I'm eternally grateful for her help and support as I am now actually quite good at recreating the look she did for me on the night.



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Next up was 10 minutes of bliss. I had my hair shampooed (which is always soothing at a salon) whilst sitting in a massage chair. As a mum this can only be described as divine. I closed my eyes, switched off from the world and enjoyed every single minute of it. I then returned to have my hair curled. It was so full and bouncy. I loved it.




I then had my nails shaped and painted. This is always a treat for me due to the fact that I work in an operating theatre. I can never have nice nails. I chose a deep purple colour which was fab for autumn. 

I desperately wanted to have a make up consultation but we simply ran out of time. I was so busy chatting away that I missed it. You could have also had a skin consultation too with Carita.

I was so impressed with the event and the salon. I think it's great that you can have a variety of things such as hair, make up, nails, facials and waxing, all in the same place. It really is the perfect place to have a pamper and to feel good about yourself. I will definitely be heading back asap for another bouncy blow dry.




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22 comments:

  1. What a fabulous evening. I think learning how to curl hair using hair straighteners would be my highlight as I tend to burn my fingers everytime.

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  2. A pamper evening sounds absolute bliss! Love how all of you looked so glamorous after, especially that last photo of you :)

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  3. What a brilliant evening! You look amazing and that's really great you learnt how to recreate the look. What a lovely hairdresser X

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  4. Hair looking gorgeous here as do you! Looked like a fab event X

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  5. Now that sounds amazing!
    Love your hair, glad you all had a fab time :) x

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  6. This really does sound like such a brilliant treat of a night. I love they taught you how to curl your hair, I love getting mine curled at the hairdressers but can never do it myself. Your hair looks lush xx

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  7. What a fabulous way to spend an evening! Your hair looks fantastic.

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  8. Your hair looks amazing! Sounds like a great evening x

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  9. That salon is huge, I love it. That's so good that the stylist took the time out to help show you how to curl your own hair, it's so blinking difficult. Your hair looks gorgeous :D

    Laura x

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  10. Your hair looks gorgeous!!!! This place sounds so luxury. I love that they have refreshments and a wide variety of treatments. x

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  11. You look absolutely amazing and what an experience, there is nothing quite like a bit of pampering x

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  12. Really enjoyed this evening and it was lovely to see you. Also your hair looked AMAZING!! I'm going to be going back for sure

    Laura x

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  13. Sounds like a wonderful evening, I would love to be pampered :)

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  14. What a fun evening to get all pampered and have child free time! You look fab x

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  15. You look amazing and it was such a great evening. I have been very good and really looked after my nails ever since as they looked so good. I'm definitely going back to have them done professionally again

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  16. Your hair looks beautiful. I love that she taught you how to style it too - there's nothing worse than beautiful salon hair which is impossible to recreate at home!

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  17. Aww it's so nice to have some me time every once in a while xx

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  18. Oh that sounds like a really lovely evening and treat for you. Your hair looks beautiful

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  19. It sounds like you had a lovely evening! You look amazing too, your hair is gorgeous! x

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  20. What a fab evening. Who doesn't love a pamper?! You look so great lovey - your hair!!! 🙌🏻 x

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  21. You look gorgeous and I'd love to learn how to put some bounce like that into my own hair. Mine is so poker straight. I love that you could pretty much spend the entire day there just getting pampered!

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