There's nothing quite like the feeling you get when you leave the hairdressers with a lovely new cut or colour. Whether you're opting for hairstyles for fine hair or you're following the newest hair colour trend, walking out and taking on the world with lush locks gives you a proper confidence boost.
But despite the fact that you get endless cups of tea - or bubbles if you go to some of the best hair salons for colour - and there's usually a nice head massage involved, there are some people who hate the fact that you have to make small talk with your hairdresser for at least an hour. And don't even get us started on how long you're forcing the chat when you've got long hair and a head full of foils.
If you're one of those people who can't stand the 'So, what do you do?' and 'How's your boyfriend/mum/dog?' questions, no longer do you need to suffer them.
London hairdressers Not Another Salon is offering a 'silent' service that allows the client some 'quiet time'. Of course, you'll have to let your stylist or colourist know what you want during the consultation because they're not mind readers - but after that it'll be a chat-free experience.
Salon owner Sophia Hilton told Cosmopolitan: 'In order for us to be a true non judgment company we need to consider all our clients needs. With mental health issues on the rise, feeling comfortable to say when you need time out couldn't be more important.'
However, if you do love a good natter with your hairdresser who at least seems interested in the ins and outs of your life, then you don't have to keep quiet - you can also book a regular appointment at the salon with chat included if you so wish.
Happy haircuts all round.
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Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.
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