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Ena Salon Review: a new haircut thanks to Mothers Meeting

Last week I had my hair cut by the charming Jonathan at the family run Ena Salon in Holborn, with Snarfle in tow.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ena Salon Mothers Meeting Review
I’ve never really been one to pamper myself (I didn’t cut my hair AT ALL for at least five years, and styling products stay woefully untouched on the bathroom shelf) but when you’re a full time mum and trying hard to work at the same time it’s nice to have a little bit of TLC at the hairdresser. So I jumped at the chance to have a new haircut courtesy of the nice people at Ena Salon (and organised by Jenny Scott of Mothers Meeting for a host of frazzled mummies).

Ena Salon Mothers Meeting Review
Ena Salon Mothers Meeting Review
Ena Salon Mothers Meeting Review
Ena Salon is based in the heart of Holborn, in a beautiful townhouse that has been restored to fine form by the salon owners: think dashing wood panelling and original cast iron fireplaces. The downstairs salon is entirely moveable and the owners lend out the space for artist friends to put on shows: what a delightful idea.

Ena Salon Mothers Meeting Review
Ena Salon Mothers Meeting Review
Our guided tour of the premises came from Jonathan Corby, a long time employee who talked with relish about the various enterprises of the Greek owners, including an academy on the top floor. After a group hair wash (where Snarfle practiced guerrilla breastfeeding at a reclining angle) I was lucky enough to get a haircut from the main man himself…

Ena Salon Mothers Meeting Review
Photo courtesy of Jenny Scott.

This is the first time I’ve been to the hairdressers with Snarfle and so I was a little nervous about how it might work: in fact it was fine. He didn’t go down for the anticipated nap but sat happily in his buggy for the majority of the show, before once more demonstrating that, even though mildly distracted, he will breastfeed pretty much anywhere. I can report that it’s a little awkward when your hair stylist is trying to even up the ends, but it’s possible.

Ena Salon Mothers Meeting Review
Ena Salon prides itself on an independent streak, working with other small scale businesses such as Italian haircare brand Davines: both have impressive eco credentials. It makes the grooming experience personal, specialising in haircuts which are manageable in the real world – where there is limited access to the time or experience required to recreate a great salon ‘do’.

But what of my new hair? Well, I had about 5 inches lopped off which was more than I had planned, but it was crispy as hell so that was probably a good thing, even though that evening my boyfriend said somewhat desolately ‘I like you with long hair‘ (as in VERY long hair, it’s hardly short now). And I left the salon with bouncy waves, Jonathan having made the most of my ‘natural curl’… though I think the damp day we visited might just have helped that out too.

Ena Salon Mothers Meeting Review
Ena Salon Mothers Meeting Review
Ena Salon offers 20% off to all first time customers, why not check it out? See more photos from the day on the Mothers Meeting website here.

If you own a beauty salon and would like me to sample your wares in exchange for a review, do get in touch! I’m always up for being pampered these days…

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