One of the great things about The Chapel is that you have one stylist for your whole experience. From colour to cut, even your wash you are taken care of by a stylist dedicated to your salon visit, and it's amazing. I love a chat, but sometimes feel being passed from pillar to post (or stylist to stylist) can be a bit disjointed and it's difficult to relax. Because I'd had Joel looking after me from the start, I felt completely comfortable telling him exactly what I was after, and we had a good old chat about lots of stuff, making the whole experience really chilled and like I was getting my hair done by a friend.
Everything about the Islington salon is perfect, from the softly lit, relaxing colour developing and basin area complete with comfy chairs and a fire to the brighter salon area with huge hanging mirrors separating styling stations, not forgetting some fab refreshments The Chapel have it down.
I cannot fault the whole experience, even the final styling was spot on. I usually find myself not really liking how the stylist finishes my hair when it's styled in the salon. Sometimes too poofy, sometimes just not how I'd ever wear my hair. I do feel that the fact Joel had been with me throughout meant he knew me a little better and could get a good idea of how I'd wear my hair. And the textured waves I left with were so good - and on my second trip, even a heavy rain shower and blustery wind didn't spoil my style. Sign of a good cut that!