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A few days ago I attended a blogger/student event at Hair by JFK in Edinburgh. I took my friend Roxanna with me and we were both glad that we went along, it was a fun night.
When we arrived we were whisked downstairs for some wine, cake-pops and sushi.
While having some nibbles we were told about all of the treatments that we were generously being offered; manicures, fringe trims, hair styling(French braids etc) and makeovers by a professional make-up artist.
The first ‘station’ I came across was the nail station:
One look at all of those sparkly colours and I decided that I was getting my nails done. The lovely Katie Jane did my nails for me, she was very quick and friendly and I was very happy with the finished result.
Four full days later and my nails still look perfect. What’s more they look like I’ve actually had them had them done, not like I’ve done them myself. I’ve not had many manicures but sometimes when I do get one I think it doesn’t look any better than something I could do at home but Katie tidied my cuticles and applied the polish flawlessy with the tiniest gap between the polish and the edge of my nails. If you are in Edinburgh and you would like to get your nails done then I really couldn’t recommend Katie enough.
While my nails were drying I met Connor the extremely photogenic hairdresser:
He was nice enough to give me a much needed fringe trim, I got my hair cut a few weeks ago (you can read my review here) and it’s the first time in years that I’ve had a fringe. It grew so quickly that I had already resorted to clipping it back and I had heard that some hairdressers won’t give you a fringe trim unless you are a regular (shocking I know) so I was really at a loss for what to do with it. Lucky for me and for anyone else out there with a fringe, Hair by JFK has:
The Bang Bar! A dedicated service for getting your fringe cut. Jump in for 5 minutes and walk out with a tidy fringe! On Fridays it’s free! Well sort of, Hair by JFK would like you to make a donation to The Edinburgh Dog and Cat home, donate whatever you can and you can walk out with a freshly cut fringe and a warm and fuzzy feeling from doing your good deed for the day.
Oh and by the way, you can even take your dog with you to get your hair cut. Seriously-it’s a dog friendly salon, there was a dog there when I was there. How cool is that? Not only did Connor give my fringe it’s much needed trim, he thought that, seeing as I was already in the chair, he would throw a few curls into my hair for me. Thanks Connor :)
After my hair and nails had been done I had my first chance to get a good look at the salon while Roxanna was getting her make-up done.
It is a very very cool salon.
The Hair by JKF logo is a zebra with a green mohawk and their philosophy is ‘Hair styling for the individual’ so I spotted a few zebras and several inspiring and unusual hair style ideas:
With amazing styles like those above all around the salon, I wasn’t too surprised to find this either:
We were both glammed up and ready for our big night out at…McDonalds! Well, it was a school night and I had work in the morning, and it was the nearest place to the train station that was open…and I love McDonalds.
My night didn’t quite end there though, when I got home I opened my JFK goody-bag to find:
How amazing is the calendar? That is the image that goes with September, it’s a dog/hairdressing calendar all the way through – told you they like dogs. Thank you very much to the team at Hair by JFK for the lovely treatments, the cool goody-bag and for being so friendly and welcoming. I’m sorry we were the last ones to leave!
Thank you also to Kelly at AJPR for inviting me along :)
For anyone who wants to know (that should be everyone who gets their hair cut in Edinburgh) you can find Hair by JFK at:
- 1 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh
- 8 South Clark Street, Edinburgh
P.S If you are a student then your really should go check Hair by JFK out – they have their own student card and loyalty scheme with loads of discounts available.
Thanks for checking out my blog :)