Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Pamper Morning at Francesco Group Derby

Hello lovely! Today I'd like to talk about my recent experience at Francesco Group Derby - where a friend and I had our hair done for a girly day out in London. Woohoo!

First things first, I have to say that I can't believe I've never been to this salon before. I thought I had been to most salons in Derby since I moved here 5 years ago but this one is quite the hidden gem.

Francesco Group in Derby is based on Victoria Street and once you head on up the lovely mirrored and lit staircase, you are met by a very 'vogue looking' reception area. This space is really modern, fresh and clean.

My friend and I decided on having curly hair for our special day out - got to love a bit of volume! The day out was actually in aid of my birthday and I have to say I was rather depressed at turning 28, so I was definitely in need of a pamper. 

We had our hair washed at the basin area which is to the one side of the salon, it's a lovely little secluded area and the chairs are insanely comfortable. Which is always a relief.

Here we are undergoing the grooming process. We were in the safe hands of the manager Christopher and his colleagues. The stylists were very friendly, attentive and keen to help out with our hair questions. I always make the most of hair appointments by asking my stylist questions. Don't be shy when you're in a salon - if you have any hair queries ask the experts while you have the chance!

My stylist also had the new Wella Luxe Oil which I was particularly excited about and she used it on my hair. It smells a-ma-zing, it's a really lightweight oil and having read up online about it, it's good for transforming and conditioning damaged hair. It contains Argan, Jojoba and Almond Oil. With ingredients like that, you can't go too wrong, can you!

Francesco Group salon prices start from £20.00 for a cut and finish, £15.00 for men's hair and colouring starts from £30.00. Always speak to your salon about the type of stylist too - if you're on a budget, you can always see a trainee or junior stylist and you'll benefit from the best price possible. You'll still get the luxury of the salon, with the same treatments and service.

Here's my finished result which I loved, my hair stayed really volumised all day and I felt really glamourous yet understated, which is a very good thing indeed.

Here is my friend Jayne's hair - her hair is really long and she never curls or straightens it, so it was really good for her to have a new 'do' for our day out. 

And for all you local Chic Geeks out there, Francesco salon has WiFi - so fear not, you won't have to miss reading your favourite posts on FromGeektoChic while you are pampered in the salon. Phew!

I also got to take a look at the new ghd Eclipse straighteners while I was in the salon, they look really sleek and from what I can see they boast a more even heat than previous ghd stylers. 

If you're local to Derby or visiting for the day and want to pop in to the salon for a new hair do, you can contact Francesco Group directly on 01332 340 532. 

You can also visit their blog on or the official Francesco group website on
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