Organic and vegan-friendly hair salon: my review of Emma Hall Hair Design

The last time I had my hair cut and coloured was at Ishi Salon (see here) after having grown it out for a couple years before for our wedding that same year. I found out about Ishi after my first Of One Mind event held at their salon (see here) and I loved the fresh style I got when I gave Craig Kane, my stylist, free reign to do what he thought would suit. Since becoming vegan though, there are a lot of things that you realise you would need to take into account: like finding a new hairdresser that uses vegan friendly products.

It was one of those things that never crossed my mind, but when I thought about it, it did make sense. I was using vegan friendly brands for my skin and hair care products, so why wouldn’t I expect the same from my hairdresser services? Luckily, finding local vegan groups help with this dilemma and I quickly made an appointment with Emma Hall Hair Design to get my hair trimmed and re-coloured.


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Fashion statement of 2014: DIY sombré hair!

One of the good things about being in Edinburgh is the lack of interest and awareness of what’s going on in Hollywood. I was getting tired of my innate curiosity to know what celebrities were getting up to and all the minute details of their lives. They’re human after all and as much as we’re fascinated with what the wealthier (and more glamorous) people live, they should still be given the respect and privacy we would expect from our neighbours and members of the public. The only downside is, I miss out on new styles and fashion that might be of interest. The ombré hair trend various celebrities were sporting in 2012 at various events was one of these things I missed out on.

Imagine my surprise when I came across an article in Glamour magazine about the sombré hair trend for 2014, the new softer ombré. I knew my hair needed a bit of a change, I’ve been getting layers in my hair which hasn’t been dyed in 10 years and I was looking for something fun. Sombre was just the thing I needed!


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