Academy hair and beauty review – Welwyn Garden City

Coming up to my sisters’ 21st birthday party I decided it was time for a new haircut to update my style and since I hadn’t been for one since November. I’ve had a bob for a few months now and back in November I had a full fringe. I decided to let it grow and have a side fringe with my layers trimmed and my length the same. I also have a grand wedding to attend in April so growing my hair is the better option to cutting it short again.

Finding Academy hair and beauty
I last had my haircut at Try angles just across the road from Academy and found that they looked busier and friendly. The next time I was in town I popped in to Academy and made a hair appointment, whilst I waited for the reception staff who was answering a call I noticed they also do nails, facials and hair extensions. As I like to be able to do everything in one place this was very convenient for me to know. If I wanted the nail technician could come and do my nails as I had my haircut, talk about VIP service.

Academy haircut
I booked my appointment with a senior stylist called Rachael, she was a lovely woman who greeted me and then took me to have my hair washed. As I was still growing out my fringe she couldn’t really give me the side fringe I wanted. Instead I got a slightly slanted side fringe trim that in a few weeks will be really noticeable. The haircut itself was very professional and a very pleasant experience and as Rachael has been there for 21 years I was very confident from the start that she would do a really good job. Academy hair and beauty is now the third salon I have tried in Welwyn Garden City and I can say that I will be making it my regular.

While my hair was being blow dried I noticed a catalogue on hair extensions I decided to have a free consultation to get an idea of price. I was lucky enough to be seen straight after my hair was styled, I was shown hair colour samples and lengths. The most common hair extension length is 40cm as 50cm is unadvisable to the weight. I wasn’t very impressed by the hair samples and the cost for me was £700 with about 5 hours of work to add them into my existing hair. If the hair was of better quality I would probably have gone for it but luckily enough for me my hair grows really quick.

I would thoroughly recommend Academy hair and beauty as all the staff from reception to stylist was very friendly, professional and competent. I have had the best haircut in a long time and would like to share my experience with everyone. For a cut and blow dry with a senior stylist it cost me £46.50 which was money well spent!