Snippety snip at Tom Bishop Hair (B/field)
My personal experience of January is that serial soup-making, widest-part measuring, self-denialling only leads to utter abject stuffing of the face by the middle of the month.
Much more life affirming and body positive is a bit of self-love – a new pair of boots in the sale, that massage you always promise yourself but never get around to, some foxy new lycra to entice you out of the front door and into the frosty morning. And most important of all? The January haircut, a follicular fingers up at what went before, and a positive flick towards feeling brilliant in 2015.
I am yet to take my own advice this month, mainly because I peaked early and tried out Tom Bishop‘s new hair salon in Beaconsfield in late December – I’m ahead of even my own curve! – but also I’m trying to grow my hair to shoulder-ish length now so too many cuts are a bit counterproductive to the cause.
But you can look at the Muddy barnet and see how he worked his magic! Tom has come into a crowded market – Beaconsfield has a hairdresser on every corner (um, nearly), but he’s had a successful salon in Brighton for five years, after spells at Vidal Sassoon and then Sanrizz,where he was part Team that won the Schwarzkopf Creative Awards Best Team in 2006, which isn’t too shabby a CV is it? He’s a lovely guy too, very down to earth and friendly and normal, no desire to do anything other than to cut great hair.
Here’s my before, during and mid-blow dry…
And here’s the end result (below). Apart from having an R coming out of my left ear (the receptionist being as rubbish at taking photos as I am), I’m very happy!
The salon is just off the main thoroughfare in Old Beaconsfield, not easily seen from the road, in a courtyard development that feels very new and clean and a bit un-lived in as yet, though a tailor is going to be moving in next door shortly which will work well. The upshot is that, as the unestablished new boy on the block, Tom’s prices are currently a little kinder than some of the more muscly salons, with the most expensive cut and blow dry from Tom himself at just £55.
I’ll resist the frankly humungous urge to make a comment about his prices being a snip – oops, maybe not – and instead leave you with some photos of the salon to tide you over until you make it there yourself for the barnet bargain of the century.
Tom Bishop Hair, 7 Bakery Court, Old Beaconsfield. Bucks. HP9 2HW. Tel: 01494258488.