Mummy Friendly Salons Near Radlett and St Albans, Herts

Where to get your haircut in Radlett, near St Albans

‘You know you’re a mum when a trip to the hairdressers feels like a week away at a health spa.’

Like most mums, I’ve let myself go a bit and instead of having my hair done monthly I now have it done yearly.  A few weeks ago with my birthday looming and a trip away, I took the opportunity to have my hair done.  My roots were now longer than the highlighted ends.  Eeeek!


There is nothing like sitting on your own for a couple of hours, child-free, drinking coffee, listening to the friendly banter of the staff, reading magazines and playing on your phone in a gorgeous environment whilst being pampered.  I could have stayed all day.

I went to Espiritu Salon and Spa at  Battlers Green Farm, near Radlett.  If you’ve never been to Battlers Green it’s worth a visit.  There’s an eclectic collection of about a dozen shops including a Butchers, Tearooms and Vintage Shops plus there FREE parking.

Lost Cause!

I’m really easy going when it comes to getting my hair done, I usually plonk down in the chair and say do whatever you like as anything would be an improvement.  However, Tony Collinson the Salon director with over 30 years experience cutting hair, knew damn well that if he did something fancy that would require maintenance, it really wasn’t going to happen with my busy schedule; the bedraggled ponytail post school run may have been a dead giveaway.

However, he did spoil me with the finishing touches, which I could at least enjoy for a day or two until it needed a wash and I revert to my old ways.  Oh they must despair!

My choices were stunning or gorgeous.  What do you reckon?

Spa and Salon in Radlett

The Colour Specialist, Danielle Mullins, also cracked this as well, it may have been the extraordinarily long roots that I had, so she opted for a combination of highlights that would allow me to get away with letting it go a little longer between visits.   The lift in colour not only got rid of the mousy colour but weirdly made the rest of me look less tired.  Unfortunately, these ‘selfies’ don’t do it justice.

Espiritu Salon and Spa

A HUGE thank you to TEAM at Espiritu for not only giving me a much needed break but also making me feel special, if only for a few hours and look a lot better,  something us mums don’t do enough of.

With mums in mind Espiritu has started Mummy Mondays where you can pop in to have your own hair done, there are soft mats for babies and toddlers and  you can get a Free Quick Cut for one of your kids.  For more details check out Mummy Mondays.


You know you’re posh when….

Apparently, according to my mate, who rubs shoulders with the likes of Meg Matthews (Noel Gallagher’s ex), you’re posh if you have Molten Brown products in your bathroom.

I have finally arrived, thanks to an early Christmas Gift from Molton Brown. Before long I’ll be driving a Landrover that’ll never see any mud, shopping at Waitrose, wearing Green Hunter Wellies and using separate cutlery for guests!

All joking aside, I’m really looking forward to some ‘me’ time over the holidays so I can truly enjoy it. I’m going to use it sparingly so it lasts till next Christmas!

Bloggers get a Make-over!

What a giggle!  When we were at Blog Camp a few weeks ago we noticed that there is an unusual number of bloggers local to St. Albans.  So, on our return we set up a Facebook group and vowed to get together more regularly.  Once we hashed out diaries; with or without kids, evening or during the day we decided to have a simple night out of drinks and dinner.

But in the end, we were invited in by the lovely Juliet from Beautylase in St Albans, to promote their mummy and baby treatments on a Monday before we went to dinner.  They have a treatment room on the ground floor, which has enough room for a pram and they allocate extra time for the treatments in case you have to tend to baby at no extra charges.  I’ve been going to Beautylase for years and can highly recommend it and even though it looks posh the prices are very reasonable (Eyebrows threading from £12).

So the nine of us set upon them at 6.45, the store was kept open late just for us.  We were asked to arrive without any make-up of nail polish, eeek!   We were greeted with champagne and then the madness started.  We were all whisked around for our treatments.  I was truly impressed that in an hour they managed to do our eye-brows, nails, spray-tans and make-up.  They also brought in a Sarah, a mobile hair stylist so Mirka and I managed to wangle our hair done.

We all looked gorgeous and were ready to hit the town!  I must admit that I didn’t look so gorgeous when I staggered through the door at 1am but it was a great night.  Thanks to all my fellow bloggers and to the team at Beautylase!  As mums we don’t often get the chance to spoil ourselves so this was truly a great treat!

I can’t wait till the next time we get together!