The key to great hair is finding the right hairdresser and I think I may have found her. Skyler McDonald (pictured), won London Hairdresser of the Year at the 2010 British Hairdressing Awards and yesterday I went along for a cut. The press release her PR sent me quoted Skyler saying, 'Isnt it empowering to refrain getting that whimsical cut or colour you just know wont suit you? Personify your hair with an individual cut and colour uniquely tailored to you... a style that will enhance your best features and hide your least favourite'. This instantly got me excited.
Skyler is honest. She told me short hair would make me look and feel bigger than I am, and that I shouldn't attempt a full fringe (after I asked for one), 'because I have a fat face?' I asked, 'No, it's a wide face' she replied. Instead, Skyler spent ages working on a sweeping fringe that gives the illusion of being full but still shows some forehead, to lengthen my face.
Interestingly, Skyler takes everything into consideration from height (a super long hairstyle would make me look even shorter than my 5ft 2"), face shape, lifestyle and dress sense. And she doesn't do celebrity trends. 'Often the client doesn't like the celebrity's hair, they like their clothes and lifestyle'.
I'll definitely be booking in with Skyler again.
Book in with Skyler McDonald, £75 for a cut and blow-dry, at Sean Hanna, Putney.