04 February 2014

Chop, Chop: My Peter Mark experience


It's been decades since I had a haircut in a Peter Marks - the excellent Style Club not withstanding - but with a voucher in hand and a hopeful heart I set off for the newly remodelled salon on Grafton Street. 

Overhauled in November, the decor has been updated from the stark black, white and brown colour scheme I remembered. Instead, white is teamed with restful greys and soothing pops of green.   



My experience was mixed: the cut is grand, but the top layers are shorter than I wanted,  giving it less of the choppy-bob effect I'd asked for.  And I lost an inch or two more than I asked for, but I guess that's a common enough hair salon complaint and lookit, it'll grow. 



More importantly, I'm happy with my colour - I felt they really took the time to listen, and it showed in the results. They first applied a base colour to my lightened ends, before following with an all-over colour shade of neutral, cool toned brown.

I don't like too much warmth in my hair and the result is exactly what I wanted. Plus, the recommended Colour Pop treatment added lots of glossiness and shine - even if it also added more to my bill than I'd realised. 

Have you tried Peter Mark of late? 

13 comments:

Chloe said...

Shorter hair really suits you Emma, but I'd be annoyed if the cut wasn't what I wanted - I usually just ask for my split ends to be taken off, I was going to go for a choppy bob, but was afraid I'd end up with short hair with no style! The colour is lovely. x

Makeup Monster said...

I really hate when hairdressers cut a little too much or really don't listen but your hair does look very pretty!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Your hair looks amazing doll. I can understand, as I don't like when they cut my hair shorter than I wanted, but you really suit the hair cut!! Gorgeous xx

Karen Constantine said...

Your gruaig is gorgeous missus but I do hate when they take off more than you ax for. This length really suits you bridie!

Pink Elephant Blog said...

I love the colour!! :) I'm hoping to get my hair to look a bit less warm next time I go to the hair dressers...

alex @ pinkelephantbloggin.com

Yvonne Magner said...

I went to PeterMark in Limerick last October and FINALLY managed to get a hairdresser to listen when I said my hair pulls red and I needed an ash colour as I hate red in my hair like you Emma. She did a great job, I've never been so happy with my colour. Have an appointment booked with her for next week to redo the colour and do a major chop from halfway down my back to shoulder length. I'm terrified and excited all at the one time.

Avril Joanne said...

Oh your hair is so pretty!!

Anonymous said...

You look lovely :)

Felicity said...

I have hair that is very difficult to cut and needs very specific care. I once had a hairdresser who always made my hair look perfect (and not just for the 15 minutes after I left the salon) and when she left the country, she very kindly set me down and taught me hairdresser speak for 'Don't cut fecking layers in my hair!' Despite me speaking hairdresser to all and sundry, Peter Mark have screwed up every time and put layers in. Bride of Einstein. Hooray (not). So I avoid like the plague. Luckily I have a wonderful hairdresser who speaks both hairdresser and Fifi and she makes me feel all beeyoutiful. She doesn't work for Peter Mark. I think they actually issue ear plugs on the first day of their course...

Felicity said...

I have hair that is very difficult to cut and needs very specific care. I once had a hairdresser who always made my hair look perfect (and not just for the 15 minutes after I left the salon) and when she left the country, she very kindly set me down and taught me hairdresser speak for 'Don't cut fecking layers in my hair!' Despite me speaking hairdresser to all and sundry, Peter Mark have screwed up every time and put layers in. Bride of Einstein. Hooray (not). So I avoid like the plague. Luckily I have a wonderful hairdresser who speaks both hairdresser and Fifi and she makes me feel all beeyoutiful. She doesn't work for Peter Mark. I think they actually issue ear plugs on the first day of their course...

LoveT. said...

Looks great!

kisses :)

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Your hair looks great

Kim Alston said...

The color is gorgeous! I love the shine of your hair. Salons always cut more :( It doesn't look bad Emma, but I understand how you feel. It will grow quickly. I don't know how I feel about that green and yellow color in a salon :P
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