SALON REVIEW: Jones & Paynes.

I’m one of those girls who, if they get something in their head about their hair, acts on it immediately.  I was quite happy with ridiculously bad roots until one day when I realised it looked rubbish and so quickly booked an appointment at Jones and Payne.  My sister had been there before & liked the results, and it is coincidentally practically opposite my offices in Shoreditch – fate!

I wanted to get my roots blended in a little better with highlights, as well as a trim as the ends were looking like they needed some lovin’.  Here are some before & after pictures!



It’s a subtle, but healthier transformation, I think you’ll agree?  I had Charlotte Barlow do my colour – she used the balyage technique to softly blend highlights into my roots, followed by a toner on the ends of my hair to soften the platinum tones.  I then had Master Stylist Chris Sturdy trip my locks to look healthy but keeping length and making it more easy for me to style.  I must say, he was one of the only hairdressers which didn’t cut TOO much of my hair off, for once.

The salon itself was lovely – there are cocktails for all (I had perhaps the most delicious strawberry belinni I’ve ever tasted).  It’s a quirky little place, with lovely (and attractive!) staff and I would definitely visit again.

Have you ever been to Jones & Paynes?  Do you like the (small) change?




  1. April 24, 2014 / 11:14 am

    yes, small changes are preferrable.a drastic change could give you an heart attack (like it happened to me when I felt very adventurous!)

    amazing hair by the way!

    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

  2. April 24, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    You hair looks lovely and healthy 🙂 I am also one of those girls that has to get something done to the hair as soon as it pops into my head.

  3. April 24, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    it looks beautiful! finding a new salon that you like is always so exciting 🙂

  4. April 24, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    I love it 🙂 It's very natural and soft looking ♥

    J4mieJohnston · Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  5. April 24, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    nice! never heard of them before but they sound lovely!!

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  6. Anonymous
    April 24, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    I have to admit… if I'd paid money for that I'd be pretty annoyed.. the change is just not noticeable enough at all

  7. April 24, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    Great post, you look beautiful.

    Jess x

  8. April 25, 2014 / 2:55 am

    Definitely more subtle, and looks lovely!

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

  9. April 25, 2014 / 8:27 am

    I went to Jones & Payne recently (and coincidentally saw you after!) I loved the interior and they did a great job on my hair. Would definitely go back.

  10. April 25, 2014 / 9:26 am

    The change is subtle yeah. I probably wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out. But, that said, your hair does look lovely!

  11. Anonymous
    April 25, 2014 / 11:54 am

    Looks good. Are you growing out your natural hair color?

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  13. April 26, 2014 / 9:38 am

    Love it! Subtle, yet noticeable. You look amazing xo

  14. April 28, 2014 / 7:25 pm

    Love this!!! Soo subtle!

  15. May 21, 2014 / 9:53 am

    You are looking great they have changed you perfectly 🙂

  16. May 13, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    It seems that you were in good hands. It’s nice to find such salons that offers excellent customer service, on top of having excellent stylists in their lineup. I like that the Master Stylist opted not to cut too much of your hair. It would be a shame to cut off to much, even if it’s for the sake of making your hair look healthy. Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us. Cheers!

    Nathaniel Holt @ Detail Woman

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