Stepping through the salon door at 196b Dukes Ride in Crowthorne for the first or the thirty first time, you'll always receive the warmest of welcomes from Hardia and the whole Colour Palette Team. The aroma of your freshly brewed Nespresso and the subtle fragrance of fruit from the shampoo adds to the experience you're about to enjoy. The warmth of the snug interior and passion for crafts sets the tone like no other.
A generous appointment time starts with an open conversation about the colour and texture of your hair whilst it's free of heat, colour and product. "Would you like to change or maintain your hair? Whose hair do you admire? How much time are you happy to spend on styling?"
Ilir, the salon's Top Senior Stylist shares his understanding of the importance of facial shape, features and skin tone learnt from the heart of Italy where his hairstyling career began. Once your hair needs have been recognised, a light summary will be relayed in reassuring manner that you have been in the company of listening ears.
Lauren, a valuable member of #TeamColourPalette, has extensive knowledge in the technology and active ingredients inside the professional backwash ranges. Rest assured, you'll receive honest advice even for the most troubled of scalps and thinning of hair, the feedback comes from a place of care, as well as education and experience on what will support your needs long after you leave the salon. It may be called after care, however it's certainly not an afterthought!
Put your feet up on the plush footstalls and succumb to one of three amazing ranges. Nioxin, a trichologist approved range, proven to prevent hair loss with advanced skin care properties. Redken, an amazing aid for hair quality that's not been possible before (salon favourite is the Extreme Anti Snap range for lightened hair). Oribe, a range Alessio won't go to any photoshoot without this is a super high-end vegan range that will leave your tresses strong, shiny and healthy. Your hair will be prepped and primed for its new look after two shampoos, conditioner and a unique tension relieving head massage... arguably the best part!
The salon's most popular of hair services comes in the form of a wash, cut & blow dry, here you'll find the worst kept secret in Crowthorne in how the scissors and comb of Alessio Matta leaves everyone from mothers, grandfathers to younger ladies transformed! When asked if all ages can be on-trend, Alessio's response was "Of course, it's all about creating a style to make the individual look and feel good and suit their lifestyle." The opportunity for his colleagues to quietly watch his techniques from the side lines is often taken up, with the aim of droplets of his knowledge to filter into their own style and skill.
The master at work, Ex-Creative Director for Sassoon lives for bringing the buzz of the city directly to your chair along with all the excitement a new hair makeover can bring.
What does this mean exactly? The inspiration has been sourced from the most unexpected of places, geometric shapes, architecture, and people who walk past you on a busy street who you'll never see again. The application cements how you look on the outside, and most importantly, how you feel on the inside. The work of #TeamColourPaletteHair brings together unity and harmony in a masterclass of pure brilliance and skill.
The salon understands you're a client who may spend between 5 to 55 minutes on your hair on a morning, they also understand they're not there each and every morning so #TeamColourPaletteHair prep for this in the thinking and craft when they work their magic.
Part of the special mission in your appointment time is to cut in a way that makes you a wash and go member - you'll be educated through multiple styles your hair has potential for. After a sheer mist of heat protector, a spritz of root life and a serum for glass like shine, the stylists will bring out the love from their professional tool box. Using only the best, a dear friend of London Fashion Week, the GHD (Good Hair Day) range. Experience how your hair is tamed but has volume added with a hot brush, admire how the team effortlessly create glamorous waves with their wands and watch how the irons smoothly glide for an incredibly sleek finish.
The most observant clientele will know that the interior of the salon doesn't remain the same for long if it's up to salon owner Hardia! Mood lighting and eclectic decor inspired by her travels around the world will have your imagination wondering in the development time of your treatment. Catch glimpses of wall hangings from Cape Town, fabrics from Thailand and inspirations from Dubai. The creative workspace encourages people of all ages, genders and nationalities to feel relaxed. #TeamColourPalette really look forward to you coming to realise this when you are sat back, enjoying a glass of prosecco on their late night Thursdays, unwinding to an ambient acoustic playlist.
At any day of the week, you are invited to a complimentary consultation with any of the salon's artists. Have a chat over which colours from the prestigious ranges of L'Oreal or Wella are right for you.
Permanent colour can promise you 100% grey coverage, whilst gloss colouring allows flexibility in the range every time it comes to refreshing.
Religious highlight clients take up recommendations for a toner after their lightening services. Consider this as the lip balm to your hair - it adds your desired colour to your highlights and neutralises unwanted pigments and reveals themselves in the lightening process.
The process involves a few moments in looking at your eye colour and skin tone - once this has been determined, you'll be offered a selection of rich, warm tones from the palette.
If you are fair haired, they'll compliment this by making your eyes pop as your feature point. For the darker haired clients, Ilir loves to suggest subtle areas of interest such as ribbons of caramel tones through the lengths and ends. Let the salon hold your hand and guide you through a world of balayage, babylights, air touch technique and ombre!
#TeamColourPaletteHair takes a huge amount of pride in applying colour using the latest soft and gradient techniques often inspired by nature.
Corinna, who is often sporting rose gold strands in the salon is at her happiest when she is enhancing a woman's beauty with an up-do or a paintbrush.
An insurance option for your hair overhaul comes in the form of Wellaplex, an additive to your colour that repairs bonds internally and makes the hair feel healthier for up to 6 weeks.
Allow their extensive knowledge to professionally guide you towards your dream hair, and if it's not possible in one sitting, you can be assured you'll enjoy each step of the way until your masterpiece is completed.
We're told the team have an ongoing giggle that Lauren may not be able to offer you Italian charm like the other handsome men in the team (Ooh lala!), however, she has the ability to find you the inner confidence needed to pull off a completely different style like Platinum Blonde. Will you dare to be brave?
The team agrees on the wonders the right barbering service can do for Colour Palette Gentlemen. Each skin fade, soft crop and beard trim is finished with Daimon Barber Beard Oil by the private barbering side of the salon. Over a craft beer, you will leave informed on how the cutting and styling techniques add or reduce density with as much or as little maintenance as you wish.
Here at The Colour Palette Salon, clients are always put first, safety is very important. Each sectioned off pod is sanitised and offers a generous amount of power sockets so those "working from home", can enjoy some company and conversation with their stylist whilst they experience the true delights of the salon services.
The salon believes no two faces are the same, so no two haircuts or colour should be. JUST LAUNCHED are the Bespoke Consultation services for a cut, colour or both (very VIP like).
It's evident we're more interested than ever as a population in manipulating our appearance. Fillers & Botox are still growing in popularity but the power a good hairstyle or hair colour treatment definitely refreshes the look of one's overall appearance.
Why not settle down with a glass of bubbles and a few macrons and enjoy a bespoke appointment where the time consulting to cutting or colouring are in equal measures. As the great Vidal Sassoon said, "The topic of suitability is a complex and subjective one".
The new 45 minute & 1 hours consultations with Alessio will cover aspects of personality, lifestyle, features to enhance or soften as well as looking at facial bone structures, you'll also be asked questions to spark Alessio's creativity and imagination - you'll understand the reason you never left appointments with other salon's with the "WOW" factor. You're guaranteed to leave feeling fully informed and ready to take on the world with options that are completely right for you from a luxury setting.
What are you waiting for? To book in for these very exclusive services or for further info, contact the salon!
Keep yourself up-to-date with the latest trends via the bespoke social media page. In this section of the website, you can find a stream of filter free final looks of camera-ready clients. Exemplary examples are uploaded daily - give them a like directly on the post and share the page via WhatsApp. The salon is helping build a community of love and admiration!
Not only is The Colour Palette Salon unique, it is independent. This hair and beauty one stop shop is owned by a family who your support really means the world to. For the owner Hardia, regularly seeing lots of happy faces doesn't go unnoticed, and in exchange a generous loyalty scheme is offered.
Trebbly, an app you can keep track of at home, lets you know how you can spend the points you accumulate each time you visit towards discounted treatments bespoke to you. For familiar clients, a huge thank you is mentioned, and for newbies, you are invited to try.
The salon loves being told the individual experience feels different - it was designed and expertly put together that way. This salon is home, and we want you to feel that way too... "nuestra casa es su casa!"