I'm a writer from London who loves to write about all things fashion and beauty. I write and talk far too much about the wonders of beauty and skincare products and can't leave the house without at least applying my lip balm and mascara. I love jaffa cakes, chocolate and Ben and Jerry's, which in turn means I also have to love running, spinning and swimming.
I visited here in April to have a cut and colour and was left really disapointed with the whole experience at Michael Barnes. All started off well as I was introduced to my colourist Ailee and Brett, who would be cutting my hair. Had a set of blonde highlights done which were fine but had one of the worst haircuts I have had here. It was rushed and Brett seemed keen to have me finished as soon as possible, I think my cut only lasted about half the time it usually takes. It literally felt like he was hacking at my hair! I specifically said that due to my thick and slightly curly hair it has been difficult to layer it correctly and that I had left places before looking like I had a bob with long bits underneath, as they had not blended the layers properly. In fact, that's exactly how my hair looked the next day, and I've worn it up ever since until it grows out. Will not be going back.
I went to the Celia's spin class on a Monday night with a friend of mine. It's always a good idea to arrive a bit earlier to make sure you have enough time to adjust your seat and get ready.
After a hard day's work it's quite hard to drag yourself to the gym, especially for a class as demanding as spin is. With this in mind, Celia did a fantastic job of waking everybody up with her enthusiasm and encouragement. She made sure that everyone's seat was at the correct height for them and came round to check individuals progress during the class.
The music kept energy levels up, especially at the 15 minute mark when you feel like you're going to fall of the bike with exhaustion. I found that once I was half way through the class, I really started to enjoy it and could have continued when the class was finished after 45 minutes. The only minor complaint I would have is that although the music was brilliant and encouraged everybody to keep their pace up, it was a struggle to hear what gear you should be on. I will definitely be doing this class again.