There’s only one day in a year when it really matters how I look: my birthday. It’s the one day I can be sure that someone will take a picture of me first thing in the morning, wearing no make-up, and preserve it for posterity. So some time ago I decided that, once a year at least, I need help (and spend money) to look my best.
So, I began today with a luxurious facial, at Cowshed Spa, just off Carnaby Street in London, followed by less enjoyable eyebrow tidy & tint. This time I also decided to have my eyelashes tinted.
|To me I look as if I’d woken up the morning after a night out, having not taken my make-up off…
My hair, as always, is on top of the list when I want to look my best and obviously I wanted to visit my favourite salon in London, Rossano Ferretti. My lovely hairdresser, Clare, first did my colour using the clever cling film technique I wrote about here, then, while we listened to the thunder and lighting outside the salon (can’t believe it’s late April, nearly May), she cut and styled my hair.
|This is not a look I’d usually wish to share, but I wanted show you how the colour is done.
Here’s the result of today’s efforts. Although it was raining cats and dogs when I left the salon, I managed not to get absolutely soaked on my way to the tube.
|I’m not wearing a stitch of make-up.
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