Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be writing a blogpost about my hair, but here we go, it’s happening.
Me and my hair have a hate-hate relationship. It’s always been a bit thin, but I used to have lovely, long(ish) hair, which I was kind of happy about. Then, about six years ago, I had it cut shorter for a change, and it obviously never grew back. It’s a crappy inbetween-y length which I wear straight all the time, because I simply can’t be bothered learning how to do anything else with it (it does not deserve the attention).
When the folks over at Tint got in touch and asked if I wanted to review their salon, I jumped at the chance.
Located on North Street in the centre of Leeds (near the Belgrave if you’ve never ventured down there before), Tint is a new salon that’s only been open since May this year. I’ll be honest, I’ve never had my hair cut or coloured in the city centre before: on a student budget, it’s too pricey, and, to be honest, I didn’t really think it mattered where I got it done. But oh how wrong I was.
I was booked in for a cut and colour, so had to go in for the usual patch test a few days before my appointment. As my face didn’t swell up, we were good to go, and I was greeted by Josh, who told me he’d be cutting my hair a bit later on. First, though, was the colour.
If I’m honest, I already knew who was colouring my hair: Verity was in the year below me at school, so it was nice to have a bit of a catch up about common ground. I follow her on Instagram so already knew what a talented hairdresser she is. I had complete faith in her when she was colouring my hair- so much so, that I actually recall saying “just do what you want with it, I trust you”.
When the dye was washed off, it was time for my cut. Josh came over and I explained that I was (still) trying to grow my hair, so he only chopped a few inches off, and tidied up my fringe where I’d botched it with the kitchen scissors a week earlier (I will never get any better at cutting it myself).
As it was the day before the election, we had a good chat about our boy Corbyn: it was actually really refreshing to have a political conversation at the hairdressers, rather than the usual ‘are you going anywhere nice on your holidays‘ spiel! After he’d finished snipping away, he thoroughly explained what he’d done and why he’d done it, which was really useful and much appreciated for my non-hairdressing literate brain.
I was also offered drinks a few times during my visit, and not just the usual tea and coffee either: wine and beer was suggested with a smile, but as I was revising for my last exam, I had to stick to the hot beverages (boo).
All in all, I am so chuffed with my ‘new’ hair. The staff are talented and attentive, the place looks amazing, and – for a city centre salon – the prices aren’t too bad either. Tint offer a variety of discounts and promotions, all of which you can find here.
Thanks to Verity and Josh for doing such a good job with my ‘do, and to Guy for giving me the chance to try Tint out- I will definitely be back.
Thanks for reading,