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LFW with ex-model Abie Shippee

by in Celebrities,London Fashion Week,Review on October 7, 2016

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Abie Shippee of Retired Model has written this great review during London Fashion Week on us! Have a read :)
I woke up around 9:30 and called an Uber to take me over the bridge to the Battersea/Clapham neighborhood for the first time.

He dropped me off in an alley and I meandered until I walked into a coffeeshop. The barista called me beautiful and gave me a vanilla latte with skim milk for free. I sat on the bench outside and watched the people walk by. Everyone is attractive in London.

I did a few rounds of the block until I found the front door of Edward James’ original salon. It was warm and well-decorated and the staff had a coffee in my hand before I was even able to tell them my name. I waited on the bench and watched Edward float around the room gracing each head of hair.

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When it was my turn he sat down next to me and introduced himself and asked me all kinds of questions about my hair. He nixed the service I had originally requested and suggested something even better.

About a year ago I went through an identity crisis and dyed my hair black from a box. Not realizing the complications that would come with trying to put blonde over that 6 months later. It was a nightmare and every stylist who’s come near my head ever since has cringed at me for using the phrase “black box dye.”

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He used Aveda colors and I crossed my fingers that it would lighten. After a quick hour of head, neck and hand massages I was under a sink being shampooed by three sets of hands. I sat in the chair and my jaw dropped as I interrogated him on the process.

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My hair was treated, straightened and styled into a coveted mess of locks that has my friends reconsidering their friendship with me.

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I let Edward’s assistant stylist know that I had almost exactly 10 minutes before I had to go and she smiled and gave me a quick “let’s do this.”

I left the salon and immediately emailed Edward’s publicist with a simple: “Just left Ed’s. I’m AMAZED. Best salon, greatest staff, nicest guy. Could not possibly be more pleased.”

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