Our visit to Charlotte Cave Balham

August 31, 2018























As most parents will agree, taking time out to pamper yourself in a salon environment is very rare, especially baby in tow. The words tranquility and parenthood do not couple in the same sentence and the thought of visiting a salon as a family could be very daunting. And let’s face it does this ever happen? No of course it doesn’t!

Well has this all changed for us going forward and are my anxieties at bay?

The wonderful Charlotte Cave invited us to her salon in Balham today ( Charlotte Cave Balham ) to experience the ultimate luxury family over haul. My initial thought was “oh god, Ralphie’s going to be running around like a savage dog whilst Mummy and Daddy dodge tuts and eye rolls like bullets. Meanwhile someone’s trying to slap a bit of bleach on my head and I’m stressing and sweating like a honey-roast gammon in a slow cooker.

I nearly cancelled due to the pure anxiety of taking Ralphie with us and avoiding all of the above. I phoned the salon to confirm the appointment, this was when they informed me that they couldn’t wait to have us in, and the salon “Nanny” (yes you heard that right THEY HAVE A QUALIFIED NANNY on site) would be on hand so Mummy and Daddy could relax, so to stop worrying.

We turned up at 10:30am and were greeted by Bradley and Charlotte. Bradley knelt down and immediately introduced himself to Ralphie, complimenting his personalised outfit and trainers. He then took my jumper, offered us a drink and ushered me off for my consultation.

Ralphie and Adam went downstairs to the cinema room/ bar. I have never seen Peppa Pig on such a huge tv before. Ralphie made himself at home with all of the books and toys and Daddy was offered a beer from the licensed in-house bar.  

Meanwhile Bradley gave me a thorough consultation and we agreed we wanted to lift my coppery blonde to a nice Ash. He explained all of the products he would use opting for organic and two nourishing hair treatments- they literally pulled out every stop for me. Things like this don’t happen to people like me.

He worked on my hair for three hours and I cannot even begin to tell you the colour he’s managed to achieve and how beautiful my hair looks and feels. He had huge attention to detail and there was no stone left unturned with
regards to explaining what each product did.

I even had a much needed textured haircut too!    


Daddy soon joined me upstairs where he had a tidy up, beard trim and treatment after his hair wash. 

Ralphie was treated to a rockstar hair style by the wonderful Vicky and after three hours I was nearly falling asleep I was so relaxed and having him there was no trouble as the team could not have been more accommodating.

If you’re local to Balham, willing to drive into London or in desperate need of the VIP treatment I urge you to visit CC. I have never experienced anything like it and applaud them for their bravery in stepping outside the box when it comes to placing themselves on a luxury market but setting their target audience so broadly.

Thank you again to everyone involved, we feel totally privileged as a family and humbled to have been invited and gifted the above. 

#charlottecave #family #salon #allplaynowork #gifted #tlc 

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