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RE:NU HAIR STUDIO

Leigh-Anne Regan has worked with GHD, Revlon and even styled hair for Suki Waterhouse. Yeah, I think I'll can let her loose on mine!

I’ve lived in Leicester for a good few years now but I tend to stick to the same hairdresser. If it ain’t broke why fix it right? Wrong!

With so much talent around (I should know after the Muddy Awards) I recently decided to mix it up a little.

I’ve been going shorter and shorter over the last year and when your hair’s short, you need it cut regularly or you end up with flat, lifeless hair (made worse by thinning – yeah, thanks kids).

THE HAIRDRESSER

Leigh-Anne Regan has been hairdressing for more than 10 years and although that may not seem like a lot in hairdressing years, she’s already worked with Revlon, GHD, styled the models at London Fashion Week, been represented by super cool, management company, The Wall Group and styled Suki Waterhouse and Jessica Blair Herman’s locks. Impressive right!?

THE SALON

A small, stylish and simple interior, warmed up by hot pink lighting, artificial greenery and gorgeous chic gold accessories – think trendy LA vibes meets laid-back glam which kind of sums up Leigh-Anne too.

I loved the SOCIAL Bar menu at the back where, in exchange for an IG post, you can get a drink from 45 West Bar across the road – who wouldn’t want a G&T while they’re getting their hair cut? A special mention also to that brilliant salon window.

The salon itself is in the heart of Leicester city centre, just off New Market Square and a stone’s throw away from Leicester’s Food Market (always handy if you need to pick up some bits for dinner).

I’ve had a lots of hair consultations but this is the first time I saw excitement when my hairdresser was discussing my hair with me. I didn’t want anything major done (just lots of texture and body) but she immediately knew what I was talking about and even hunted for some pics to show me.

Considering Leigh-Anne is a busy lady (she had no appointments available for two months so created an evening slot at 8pm for me) I never felt rushed – she even washed my hair, which made me warm to her even more.

The salon’s been open almost two years now and took off from the get-go. Having built up a brilliant profile before even opening this branch, Leigh-Anne already had a loyal following and it’s no wonder; she lives and breathes hair – no really she does. Her plan is to build a brand and she’s doing it slowly but surely. Her latest project is working on educating her followers and she’s recently stared RE:NU Education – a range of workshops, master classes and collaborations – Lord knows how she has time though!

THE RESULTS

With just a few snips here and there – okay it was a bit more than that, my straggly, limp hair made chic and short – I think next time I’ll go even shorter!

THE COST
A cut and blow dry with Leigh-Anne is £58.
RE:NU Hair Studio, 8, Market Pl, Leicester LE1 5GF. Tel: 0116 319 1970

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