When I was nearly eight months pregnant with my fourth baby, some very kind ladies gave me a voucher to have my hair cut at Craik Speirs Hair and Beauty Salon. This salon is fairly pricey, and I would not have gone there without a voucher. What an amazing experience though! So I decided to do a review on them, for those who can afford it; those who need to treat someone else; or those that come across extra money…
Firstly, the receptionist was incredibly helpful when I phoned (033 3471 954) to make an appointment. She explained that there are currently three branches in the Pietermaritzburg area: Cascades Crescent, Hilton and Karkloof. She found out the times that suited me and then made an appointment with the Cascades Crescent branch on my behalf.
When I arrived at the branch on the day, I was welcomed and guided to a very comfortable chair where Nondu listened carefully to how I wanted my hair cut, looked at the condition of my hair, then suggested what she thought was the best thing for me. I was then taken to a separate peaceful enclosed room, where I lay down (not sat, but literally lay down!) on a couch type chair and had my hair washed, conditioned and my head/scalp and forehead massaged in a very professional, knowledgeable and stress-relieving way. Wow, I felt so wonderful and nearly fell asleep! The lady who washed my hair then took me back to my original chair, put cream on the back of my neck and massaged my neck! Now that’s a first for me at a hair salon…
I was then offered a choice of hot chocolate or cappuccino. I chose hot chocolate and received a nice size cup of delicious drink with a little biscuit on the side.
Nondu then expertly cut my hair, explaining all the time what she was doing, checking that I liked the outcome and then discussing how to style it myself.
I was very happy with the end result, and walked or rather floated out of there feeling like royalty.
10 out of 10 for Craik Speirs!