When we become parents our own needs are pushed way down the priority pile and our children's wants and needs come before our own. But I believe we still need some us time. Even if its a walk or run on your own, or a trip to the salon for a haircut.
I am lucky enough to have found a hairdresser that will always fit me in when I message her in a panic as I have forgotten to book an appointment and I need a haircut within the next week. She knows how I like to have my haircut and she is brilliant when I go in with a picture and say 'like this please.' This hairdresser is Abi Andrews and she has a beautiful little salon in Tetbury, a town I spend my teenage years growing up in.
At Abi Andrews Hair & Makeup I always get a warm welcome and I am made to feel very comfortable. I normally have a wash, cut and blow-dry with the occasion colour when my hair is feeling a little bit dark.
The salon is beautifully decorated and has an air of warmth which makes you feel comfortable there.
Last time I went I had a wash, cut and blow-dry and Abi had managed to squeeze me in just a few weeks before Christmas after a frantic message from me after looking at my split ends. After an initial chat I was taken to have my hair washed, this has to be one of the best things about going to the hairdressers. It really is very relaxing. The conversation always flows and there is never any awkward silences.
After my hair wash I was offered a cup of tea, this again is a luxury as I get to drink a hot cup of tea. Having a hair cut really is a luxury when you have children and even my hour at the salon I was able to relax.
Abi really is a fantastic and I always walk away happy with whatever I have done with my hair.
* I was very kindly given my wash, cut and blow-dry free of charge but all opinions are 100% my own *