Maintaining a hair style that you love isn’t as easy as it sounds, nor is it easy for most to find a hairdresser they trust. I’ve had my fair share of hair disasters in my life… From bleach going wrong in my teens, uneven fringes, singed ends, tears over ‘not what I asked for’ cuts- you name it, I’ve had it! So finding a hairdresser that does it RIGHT and ultimately someone you can trust is somewhat of a HALLELUJAH moment right?!
I don’t usually share too many of my beauty trade secrets but I thought it only fair that I tell you all about my Hair stylist and good friend Louisa Snowsill, after all it would be greedy of me not to! A mother of four and running her own business, it’s a wonder how she holds it all together so well and is uber successful, something to be admired!
Louisa has been hairdressing for 24 years, she originally trained as a colour technician but then progressively began cutting and styling. Being based in a salon on the Kings Road, London, for 7 years meant she could take up travelling opportunities, working with some big celebrity names, and on some of the biggest fashion shows around Europe- Italy, Spain and even as far as Argentina. Louisa has been teaching fellow apprentices her skills and techniques over the years both in Japan and London and these days works closely with Merina, originally from Russia, whom she has been training up for 5 years.
Being utterly passionate about her work, Louisa has created a salon to be proud of. Reflecting her warm nature and beautiful persona, the space is very feminine, homely, sleek and calm. The decor oozes elegance and sophistication, displaying large indoor lanterns from The White Company and large impressive bespoke chandeliers sourced from Italy (bought at Villaverde, Kings Road). Louisa admits that 70% of her customers are blonde! She doesn’t advertise her services, her clients are all through word of mouth and many are very loyal and have been going to her for years- a testimony to her brand.
Being a mum, getting my hair done is one of the biggest pleasures and treats I have and ultimately a garaunteed couple of hours child-free. A time to zen out and switch off. This is why for me, it is so important to be able to go somewhere that allows you to feel relaxed. As a fellow mummy herself too, Louisa knows how much it means to have time separated from the family, to grow as a businesswoman but more importantly to be identified not just solely as a mother. Dedicated to her 3 girls and 1 boy all under 6years old and her husband who is a Minister, Louisa says that it is totally the Grace of God that gets her through each day of maintaining her family/work life balance. Her faith and supportive family give Louisa the strength she needs to work so hard…this is a woman that would only ever take 5 weeks maternity after the birth of each of her children and often pumped milk in the salon toilet! Now that right there is DEDICATION!
So if you’re in between stylists or looking for a fresh new colour for the Christmas season, then go and visit LouisaSnowsill.co.uk