Gielly Green: Before and After

 I don’t know why, but sometimes it find it so hard to book a hair appointment, I find there’s this magic moment where I hate my hair it’s a mess and I need it cut and then I just get used to it and almost grow to like it again and I put off getting it cut. Silly, I know.

But this time I think I was going for a record, I’m pretty sure it’s been close to 6 months since I last had it cut. Ridiculous, bad beauty blogger.

So here are the ‘Before’ pictures…

My hair got so long, and whilst I love the length – hair is too fine, it can’t take the length and ends up flat and a bit ‘blah’. So as much as I’d like to keep it as long, some of the weight had to go.

So off I went to a lovely salon a couple of streets behind Selfridges called Gielly Green. I was lucky enough to be booked in with Shai Greenburg – the co-founder and Creative Director. Shai is lovely, friendly but not in your face – I like it when I’m in a hair salon and I’m left to reading magazines rather than talking about where I’m going on holiday this year. I’m quite happy to sit there and quietly absorb the trash and fashion from a couple of glossies.

What I liked about the appointment, was that I felt immediately comfortable to say I don’t really know what I want other than to keep the overall length. Normally I’m far more of a control freak and want the stylist to show me exactly what they want to do, but I felt relaxed and like I was in good hands.

One thing I have to mention (ahem, rave) about is the wash/head massage part. By far my favourite part of any hair appointment.

Firstly, the seat not only reclined so I was resting my head in the bowl, but actually raised up so I was horizontal for the head-wash/massage part. Then the massage was divine! The sink had a soft padded head rest so I wasn’t using my neck to hold my head all the time. The head massage was thorough, slow and so relaxing – covering every part of my head, behind the ears… so good (on a side point, I can never decide between keeping my eyes open or closed, I feel awkward with them open and with them closed I feel like I look like I’m enjoing it too much… anyway, might just be me!)

So lovely head massage and skilled, quick sissor work from Shah Greenburg and here are the ‘afters’… (please excuse the bad lighting, downside of winter is not enough natural light, but you get the idea)

I’m really happy with my slightly shorter, but much healthier hair. Ideally I’d like to keep growing it longer, but to do so I need to keep it healthy or it just looks flat – so this year I am going to try very hard to ensure I get it cut every 6-8 weeks, although likely to just be a trim.

Thank you to Shai and the Geilly Green salon for having me. You can find out more about the salon via the Gielly Green website.

I was a guest of Gielly Green Salon.



  1. Sandra3619
    January 18, 2012 / 8:49 am

    I like it!!

  2. Robyn
    January 18, 2012 / 11:08 am

    Love the haircut! On a sidenote – I feel exactly the same about the whole “do I keep my eyes open or closed??” when I’m getting my hair washed! Either one feels a tad awkward!

  3. ♥mldvs
    January 18, 2012 / 4:20 pm

    It really suits you, you look lovely :)! x

  4. January 18, 2012 / 11:46 pm

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  5. heidi
    January 19, 2012 / 5:01 pm

    I know exactly how what you mean about the eye situation haha. I always feel super awkward! And the magazine thing too, can’t be dealing with inane questions when I’m sure they’re not really interested in the answer.

    Your hair looks lovely by the way 🙂 xx

  6. January 21, 2012 / 7:16 am

    Hey Jen, I know how you feel…I have gone since October without touching up my roots and I trim my own fringe. I definitely need some hair love. Anyway, stopping by to catch up now that I have more time. I guess I’m a full time blogger, without the $$ haha.. talk soon! lots of love from other here! Maria x

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