Treat yourself to a little Pampering...

Style Theory: Us ladies all deserve a little treat once in a while and a blow dry and style is the perfect pick me up before a special occasion or night out. In London, blow drys are the norm after work before going out, but as kids and life take over, treating ourselves takes a back seat. So the week of my 40th birthday I went to John Carne Hairdressers in Guildford, Surrey to be pampered and experience their Schoolrun blowdry; a hairwash, treatment, blowdry and style...heaven!

John Carne Hairdressers is situated in the centre of Guildford, one of the most beautiful places to shop, with a huge array of stores from Anthropologie to Donna Ida to fantastic independents such as Me&Em so well worth a pampered then shop and lunch a perfect day out!

You are in very safe hands in John Carne, a cool hairdressers with a luxurious, comfortable and an extremely welcoming ambiance with a fashion edge. Having worked backstage on numerous fashion shows the stylists are en pointe with all the new hairdressing techniques and trends and use their expert knowledge to create a gorgeous look.

This is my BEFORE photo:  Fine, Frizzy not soo nice..! (apologies in advance of all my extreme face close ups..eek!)

And the AFTER: the lovely Elz working on my hair after a luxurious hair treatment and head massage..

Tea, biscuits and magazines the afternoon clients are treated to champagne and strawberries..
Curls galore..

My hair kept it's curl for two days, would have been longer but I wash it every two days so sadly had to wash the curls out..
For all those who live in the Surrey/ London area and need a little 'lift' before a special occasion or night out or anyone who fancies making a special shopping/pampering trip to Guildford, John Carne are offering a deal until 1st March..I highly recommend it! Check out John Carne's fab website, blog and instagram account (@johncarne) for hair and fashion inspiration.

Thank you to John, Finnley, Elz and the lovely team at John Carne for a fabulous morning, I was so pleased with the result and will be back again for sure x

Are you a fan of a little pampering, do you ever get the time? What would be your idea of the ultimate day of pampering?

As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time, Frances xxxx

 My schoolrun blowdry was complimentary however all views and opinions expressed in this blog post are entirely my own.


  1. Beautiful I just love the curls and I'm quite partial to a bit of am peering myself:)

  2. I thought you'd had your hair cut when I first so the picture - it really suits you. I love my curls even more the day after, kind of looser and less structured. What a lovely pamper session you had xx

  3. I love that feeling when you've been pampered at the salon! Your hair looks gorgeous, what a lovely birthday treat! Happy belated Birthday, hope you had a wonderful time xx

  4. Your hair looks gorgeous!! Happy belated birthday lovely lady xx

  5. What a treat! I'm not one of those girls who enjoys having my hair done - I do it because I look like Cousin Itt otherwise but if I did - this would be just perfect. And what a wonderful way to spend a birthday wandering around the shops! Bliss.

  6. Hope you had a fabulous birthday, your hair looks stunning, what a lovely treat!
    Abbi x

  7. Oh that sounds like the perfect way to spend the morning. You look really lovely ... and so relaxed after that pampering. Belated happy birthday x

  8. How wonderful & what a treat! Great marketing too! I bet those Guildford mums look amazing! x

  9. It looks gorgeous, Frances. What a lovely treat! Lynne xx

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