I enjoy going to the hairdresser but I also find it daunting going to a new place.
One of the things that worried me when I first arrived in Granollers was where I would go to have my hair cut and coloured. I tried to put it off as long as possible and every time I went back to the UK I had a hairdo in my old familiar salon. But even I couldn’t stretch the appointments out to be annual ones so I ended up shopping around in Barcelona and in Granollers. But nowhere ever seemed quite comfortable or right for me.
What is so scary about it?
Well there is the issue of how to explain what you want in another language.
And I thought they might not be experienced in adding colour to blonde hair. Perhaps I would end up orange!
And then there is the necessity of chatting that always comes up with a hairdresser.
So, after much nervous experimenting and searching I was really happy to find the Carol Bruguera salon
Then I discovered that they always give you a head massage at the end of the wash. Bliss! I love having my hair washed and used to resort to blatant flattery just to try and make the washer spend a little more time on it.
“Oh that is lovely! You are so good at doing that!” But in this salon there is no need for that – they massage your head, really slowly and carefully before wrapping you in a towel and leading you gently back to the dreaded mirrors.
And lastly there was the extra bonus of having someone who could speak English. Jacint is not only a great hairdresser and a very funny man but he speaks English and wants to practise it! He also doesn’t mind if you close your eyes and stay quiet.
All the staff are very friendly and I have never had that awkward Granollers feeling of being stared at by a haughty non-smiling assistant. And…. after my first year of going there, they even moved the premises closer to my home!
It is now in Plaça Perpinyà and it is one of the reasons I would find it hard to leave Granollers.
If I ever moved back to Cornwall perhaps I would come over here to have my hair cut.
Pl. Perpinyà, 4 (Pl. dels Porcs)
Tel. 938 794 016
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