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Blushes salon prides itself on its customer service.

Founding brothers Darrell and Mark Blake started the successful company more than 25 years ago. Then it was just one salon and eight chairs. Now they run three salons and employ more than 80 people.

Going to have your hair done should be a treat, not a chore and Blushes works hard to make it a memorable experience from the moment you arrive. Clients enjoy a glass of wine, or fizz and are encouraged to relax.

Blushes is the only company in the county to provide its extensive consultation for new clients.This complimentary consultation is carried out by an experienced stylist. They discuss your lifestyle, what colours suit your complexion, the shape of your face and about your dislikes - and likes - in hair styling.

Only then will the stylist recommend a cut and colour. Darrell believes consultations are vital if Blushes wants to deliver the very best in personal service. He points out that not all hair colours suit all skin tones nor styles suit all faces.

The Cheltenham salon, which is spread over three floors, also offers a unique service - the express blow dry. Clients can walk in off the street - no appointment needed - and get a blow dry styling for £15. It’s a great idea for when you are going out and you want that extra polished look in just 30 minutes. You cannot book the express blow dry service and it is only available Tuesday to

There are prices to suit most pocket books - from trainee stylists to the experienced stylists to Darrell and Mark Blake who both still work on the salon floor. The two are highly respected in the industry.

The salon has styled hair for fashion shoots in all the most important magazines - from Harpers to Vogue. The Blake brothers travel the world working with photo shoots and as consultants.

The company has styled the hair of such celebrities as Queen Noor of Jordan, Jade Jagger and Paris Hilton.

Blushes offer London standard service and styling, but right here in our lovely town of Cheltenham. All the salon team pride themselves on offering contemporary hair styles that impress - but not shock.

‘Women want styles that impress, that have an edge but are not shocking,’ says Darrell. ‘You should leave a salon feeling truly fantastic - that is what we try to do at Blushes.’

Blushes is located at:

16-17 Montpellier Walk
GL50 1SD

Telephone: 01242 226644 for an appointment or visit the website at: for more