A couple of weeks ago I saw an ad in one of our local Facebook groups advertising half-head hair highlights, treatment and cut and blow for R600 (on special) by Ruan, at Hidden Beauty in Centurion (Gauteng). As I was due for a haircut, and also some colour – be it a few highlights or just plain dye – I decided to get in touch and book for an appointment!

I booked to go in on Saturday morning. I was quite excited to finally get my new hairdo. Even though I’d had a haircut a couple of weeks earlier, my hair was thickening quite a bit, especially at the nape of my neck, and I was looking forward to getting rid of some of that heavy weight.

So I arrived at the salon by 10. The salon is situated at a small shopping centre, on the corner of Jean Avenue and South Street in Centurion (Gauteng). There is ample parking available. All the staff were friendly and polite, and I was offered a cup of coffee as soon as I walked through the door.

In fact, the entire experience from start to finish was excellent. The first time with a new hairdresser is usually stressful and you tend to sit on pins & needles, but Ruan was insightful and patient as we discussed my hair, my choice of colour and what kind of haircut I would like that day. I felt at ease.

I chose a lighter shade of brown for my half head highlights. The shampoo and my treatment afterwards were relaxing. In fact, I absolutely loved my treatment! It had such a lovely smell! And now that I’ve had my new hair do for about a week, my hair still feels soft and looks shiny even though it has just been dyed.

Haircut and highlights

But I was most impressed with my haircut though. My hair can be difficult to work with as it is quite thick, and I usually need to have a whole lot of hair layered and thinned out so that it is manageable for me afterwards. This is probably the most important thing for me, and I appreciated that Ruan really took his time with my haircut. I had the confidence that he really knows what he is doing from start to finish. A lot of hair came off… which is exactly what I wanted. It was heavily layered and beautifully styled.  

All in all, I was so happy with my highlights, treatment and haircut that I’ve booked to have my hair done by Ruan again in December.

If you’d like to book for an appointment, contact Ruan via his Facebook page and take advantage of this special offer – half-head highlights, treatment and cut and blow for R600 – until the end of October (2019).

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