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.


Between good friends……

If I’m honest, I’d prefer to get experiences as presents rather than gifts.  I know it’s nice to have a little something nice to open under the tree but, we’re not flush by any means, if there is something I want I tend to just go out and buy it myself even if I can’t afford it.

Plus, not being ungrateful, my hubby has a dreadful problem listening or taking subtle hints.  Last year, we went to the shops, I said I’d like a new pair of PJs, and then pointed at a stack of them saying ‘any of these would be fabulous, except those ones’.  Guess which ones he bought?  This is my point exactly.

So, I’m all up for buying experience days as the recipient can choose something of their liking.  Can someone give my hubby a nudge??  Last weekend we had the opportunity to try out a Spa Day for two that included 3 treatments.  No, I didn’t take my husband, but a friend that I’ve been meaning to catch up for ages.

We had an entire day child free, with no interruptions, gassing, being spoiled and laughing a lot.  I saw a few things in the women’s change room that no person should ever have to witness.

We were then led down to the Spa in our fluffy robes and complimentary slippers for our Facials, Massages and Manicures.  The facility was gorgeous; low lightening, relaxing music and the therapists were lovely.


They walked us down a long candlelit corridor to a treatment room at the end.  You should have seen the look of surprise on our faces when we were led into the same room with not one but two treatment beds side by side.  We were going to have our massages half naked right next to each other!  OMG!

Dual Treatment

You have no idea how relieved I was that I took a friend that I’ve known for years and not one of the new mums from school that I’ve recently met, my boss or worse my mother in-law (if she was still with us)!  That would have been incredibly awkward.

Once we got over the initial giggles while side stepping around each half naked and crawling onto the treatment beds, very ungracefully I may add, it was all good.  We quickly forgot that the other person was in the room.  The massage was amazing and my mate said it was the best facial she ever had. Note:  That is not us in the photo.

The rest of the day was spent sitting by the pool, nattering with the odd venture into the Jacuzzi, Pool, Steam room and Sauna.  I took a book but we were so busy catching up I never opened it.

This is an experience the two of us will never forget and I’m sure we will look back on it and giggle for many years to come.

Disclosure:  The Spa Day was courtesy of the