Beauty bargains: Sally Hair Supplies
If you ask any good hairdresser how to get gorgeous hair without having to spend too much, chances are they’ll tell you to invest in two things. Most say that the must-have everyday product is a quality shampoo to keep your crowning glory nice and healthy, and that gentle styling is essential to avoid unneccessary damage.
Buying these products from salons costs a small fortune, but you can cut out the middle man by visiting a hairdressing supplies shop such as Sally Hair and Beauty. They have branches all over the UK, and my favourite one is right in the middle of London on Shaftesbury Avenue. This shop sells to non-trade customers as well as people in the hair and beauty biz, so whoever you are you can just walk in and find yourself some real bargains.
Inside the shop it’s an Aladdin’s cave of shampoos, conditioners, styling products and tools, hair dyes, beauticians’ supplies and much more. If you’re not sure what products would suit you best then try the staff who are really approachable and helpful, or there’s always at least one friendly hairdresser per aisle who’ll give you the right advice.
My top tips in Sally are the salon-sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner: buying in bulk is the best way to save, with 5-litre bottles starting at less than £9.50. That’s the equivalent of 25 of the 200ml bottles from the supermarket, so you’re getting salon quality at a massively reduced price. They also stock Denman combs and brushes for different hair types which are gentle on your hair when you’re styling it, leaving it in better condition over time.
After I switched to salon-quality products my hairdresser spotted the improvement in my hair right away, so for a beautiful barnet Sally’s definitely worth a visit next time you’re in the middle of town.
Sally Hair and Beauty, 81 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DX. Telephone: 020 7434 0064.