Fancy treating someone (or yourself) to a hair experience with one of the best in the business?
Celebrity stylist Matthew Curtis has launched a range of gift experiences from a classic blow dry and style through to the exclusive private hire of Matthew’s award-winning boutique salon at the stunning Rosewood Hotel in London. There is also a luxury gents grooming experience and a personalised styling tutorial delivered by Matthew himself.
If you’ve ever been to the beautiful hotel, the first thing that hits you is the magnificent Edwardian courtyard which unfolds in front of you, at this time of the year decorated with festive lights and greenery. I am taken into the hotel’s Sense Spa. Matthew has cleverly taken a cosy room just to the side of the spa and created a space where Agatha Christie would feel very much at home.
Inspired by the Orient Express, Matthew has considered every detail from the burnished gold furnishings, royal blue upholstery and ornate wooden features to the decorative suitcases, straight from the golden age of train travel. The plump and comfortable chairs even have Matthew’s name emblazoned in gold on the back. Very glamorous!
Meeting Matthew, I am immediately impressed with how warm and personable he is. As he passes me a glass of bubbles which he regularly continues to top up, he takes the time to analyse my crazy curls and asks me insightful questions about my haircare routine without ever feeling invasive. His calm demeanour puts me at ease and before I know it, he is washing my hair with Kerastase hair products, massaging my scalp with a deft touch of hand and talking to me about Christmas shopping.
His scalp massage is so good I almost fall asleep. He also recommends a variety of hair products and techniques to style hair that he believes will benefit me throughout the course of the hour-long treatment – this is unbelievably useful as my wild mane of hair often needs personalised recommendations to tame it! He has a keen eye for detail and notices that my scalp needs a bit of TLC. He suggests a few scalp masques which use plant stem cell technology to recover and repair skin on the scalp, resulting in thicker, healthier hair.
We discuss at length what kind of blow dry I would like, and both of us eventually agree on an elegant pinned-back up do with a couple of curled strands left out to frame my face. While he prepares, he shows me his portfolio of styles that he’s done over the last few months. After an hour, I am ready for my dinner date. I even find myself being surprised a couple of days later when I remove the pins from the up do he gave me. My hair looks shiny, fresh and my curls are bouncy, hydrated and frizz-free. It was almost as though he gave me a 2 for the price of 1 blowdry!
Matthew is also a celebrated runway hair stylist and has done hair for everyone from Victoria Beckham to Sienna Miller and David Gandy. For those of you in London who need a little bit of hair R&R in a luxury environment, Matthew and his team will take care of you from start to finish and leave you feeling like a superstar.
Gift packages are priced from just £15 to £1,700.
Please contact +44 (0)203 747 8830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
To discover more, visit: matthewcurtis.giftvouchers.uk.com
By Geeta Kana