Garbo's Hair Portsmouth and Southsea Reviews
Garbo's Hair Portsmouth and SouthseaBy: Rex Inego | Mar 15, 2008 09:12 AM
I visited Garbos in Albert Road (opposite the Goose at the V&A pub) for the first time a few weeks ago. I had tried out a few of the other 'big salons' in Portsmouth, but after a recommendation from a friend and after seeing her hair (which looked lovely) I thought I'd give garbos a go! As I was recommended by a friend I got a 25% off vocuher which she was given to give to someone who hadn't been before. Bearing this in mind I opted for a colour and a cut (making the most out of the 25% off).
Pros: The salon interior is stunning very modern and contempary, and after being told they had recently had a massive refurbishment! I was taken to a separate colour area for my colour and my stylist (Charlotte) went through the different options for my colour, I chose a deep brown in a semi permanent colour and for my cut I opted for a general tidy up with a few more layers. I really liked the idea of the separate colour area as sitting with colour on and your hair scraped back off your face isnt the most appealing look, so to be sitting in a more secluded area not in full view of albert road I thought was a very good idea. The assistant who took my colour off was very polite and took great care in what she was doing, also if offered a head massage I would definatly recommend you take it! I then had my cut back with Charlotte and I explained that I had a problem with my hair looking flat. Charlotte showed my a different wayof blow drying my hair (which I have managed to do at home I'm pleased to say). Afterwards the colour looked so shiny and was advised to maybe have my colour done every 8 weeks but to see how feel nearer the time and whether I think it needs to be done! I was informed before my 25% discount my colour would be 30 pounds and my cut would be ã31.50, with my discount I paid around 47. I would recommend this very highly, it was a lovely expereince from start to finish! I would also say if you know someone who comes here get them to get you a recommend a friend voucher as they get 25% off for recommending you! I cannot believe one of the reviews I read on here as I had a great time visiting the salon and none of my friends have ever had a bad time here - they all love it! Im presuming that was just a one off! Well Done Garbos - I will be back in again soon!
cons: The only disadvantage I can think off is that as it is a popular salon, you may have to ring up for your appointment in advance especially tog et the time you want on a saturday which is always hairdressers busiest day!
conclusion: Brilliant Service Well Done Garbos!