A few weeks ago we were invited to a haircare masterclass, hosted by Umberto Giannini at their salon in Selfridges, Bullring. Now the top floor of Selfridges is not one that I often venture to. You’re more likely to find me in the food court waiting for my favourite Yo! Sushi dish to pass by me (for anyone who’s interested, it’s the Crunchy Prawn ISO). So I have to confess that I did not even know that there was a hair salon in Selfridges. My bad!
I was quite excited about this masterclass because Umberto Giannini is such an established hair care brand and I’ve used their products for a good few years. It was also great to be exploring the salon for the very first time. It’s a very chic and inviting salon and set in a rather good location. You can get your hair done and immediately go and accessorise it with the latest trends. I know whenever I get my hair done I’m always in the mood to shop immediately afterwards. I suppose it’s from that boost you get when you have new hair and feel good about yourself.
Umberto Giannini treated us bloggers to some gorgeous cupcakes and champagne before the evening kicked off with a talk about the latest hair trends.
From grungy waves to up-dos, we looked at the trends seen on the catwalks recently. Though some of the catwalk looks were very elaborate and highly dramatic to reflect the collections, the main focus was on simplifying these looks for every day wear, and being able to create the looks at home. In actual fact, a lot of the styles looked very complicated but are very simple to achieve.
After the presentation, all of us bloggers had a chance to talk to a stylist about our own hair and the things we wanted to be able to achieve with it.
I started growing out my hair last year. I’m used to having either a very short crop or a simple bob and so I don’t tend to do much with my longer hair. The thing I wanted to learn was how to achieve a messy up-do. I love trawling YouTube for hair and beauty tutorials, but no matter how many I’ve watched, I’ve never been able to create an up-do of my own. Thankfully, my lovely stylist Claire was on hand to show me a couple of styles, what UG products from their Frizzi range to use to help maintain it and even gave me the chance to try doing it for myself. After all, that’s what a masterclass is for!
First Claire showed me how to try a top-knot, although my hair is still slightly too short for this to happen easily.
Then we tried a messy up-do. I’m very pleased to say that I have been able to try doing it at home for myself and have done a very good job at it too! I’m not really into sleek hair styles, so I was really happy with this look. Here are a few pics of the finished look.
As I mentioned earlier, we also had a chance to have a look at some products from their Frizzi range. Everyone hates frizz and these Umberto Giannini products are designed to beat the frizz and ensure hair is healthy looking.
A few products from their Frizzi range
This range is not only good for people who are prone to having frizzy hair. It’s also great for people like me who are worried about the damage heat-styling does to their hair. I’ve been using the Miracle Worker with Argan Oil since our masterclass and I can honestly say that I’ve noticed a massive difference in the way my hair feels. I’ve been worried about blow-drying my hair so much now that it’s getting longer but this product has helped make my hair feel silky smooth, shiny and healthy looking. I’ve used plenty of hair serums in the past but this one has to be one of my favourites.
The Frizzi range is available from Boots and Umberto Giannini salons. I would definitely recommend trying these products out as they’re affordable and will produce great results.
As I had such a great experience with them, I’ve booked a haircut for myself at the Birmingham salon and I will share the results!
Have you tried any Frizzi products? Which one is your favourite?