Hi folks! I’m so pumped to be writing my first blog post for TLC Shopping. This has been my brainchild for a number of years and I’m so glad I’ve finally gotten off my butt to make this a reality.
For my first blog post I’m excited to share with you about my recent experience at Prep Salon, which is Winnipeg’s first blow-out salon. Now, before you start blushing, a blow-out is a wash and style. (Sorry guys, this isn’t “that” kind of blog 😉
I read about Prep Hair in Flare which never features anything about Winnipeg, so I was pretty excited to hear about it. As a new mom, you don’t really have too many events that require a hairstyle any fancier than a ponytail. Generally, a blow-out at playgroup gets you weird looks, so when I had a social to go to, it was the perfect time to try the salon out.
Making the appointment went smoothly, the girl who answered the phone was pleasant and while they had to phone me back to see if anyone was available at the time I wanted, someone phoned back within the hour to seal the deal. I found out later from my stylist that each girl makes her own appointments, which clarified the call back.
I arrived at my appointment on time and was taken right away. They switched my stylist at the last minute which made no difference to me considering I had never been there before. I arrived looking at this:
Somboun, my stylist, was super friendly and made great conversation. The salon was clean and bright. It had a group of girls in there having their hair & makeup done for girls night out so it was busy and had a great vibe. All the stylists & makeup artists looked like they were in their early twenties and they all had that hipster look. They used Kevin Murphy products in the salon which I was familiar with but Somboun showed me two new products and happily wrote down the names for me so I could purchase them at a later date if I was pleased with how they worked.
When I was leaving at 5 pm, a woman about my age walked into the salon and asked for a blow-out. I hung out a little bit to hear the response from the receptionist. Most of the stylists had left about 4:30/4:45 and the salon was pretty dead. “Yep, we’ll find someone for you,” was the response. I was pretty impressed.
Overall the experience was great. I felt relaxed and Somboun was friendly and made an effort to make my experience enjoyable. And at $35 it was an affordable luxury. I did not mention the blog or this review so I feel that the experience was genuine. As for my look, I’m pretty happy with it. Please leave me a comment and let me know how you think it turned out!