This is one of those cool *pinch me* moments. I spent an evening with other lovely Essex bloggers at the Lee Stafford Academy in Chelmsford, Essex, with the main man himself…
You know those events where you have to pinch yourself to reassure yourself this is real life and it’s really happening? Well this was one of those. One that made me realise how much I actually do love blogging and networking with new people and enjoying new experiences.
So the lovely Emma, from Anomalous Me, arranged the entire evening at the Lee Stafford Hair & Beauty Salon and Spa in Chelmsford, Essex. The academy launched back in 2012; it holds college courses and training days for anyone of any age. The academy has a really cool urban/industrial feel, with vibrant pink elements throughout!
The evening started with canapés and wine, and Lee Stafford gave us bloggers, press and college students a speech on his brand, products, talented staff and what creating the academies will help to achieve. Lee spoke about his career and passion for the industry, and assured us that with perseverance and dedication, you can achieve what you want in life. We all had a group photo with Lee on stage too – which I’m hoping to see in the Essex Chronicle very soon!
Myself, Charlotte and Zoe were given a guided tour around the academy and were surprised by how much was packed into a seemingly small place from the outside. There are training rooms for massages and facials, hair dressing salons and nail bar rooms. We popped on some rather sassy little blue covers for our shoes and took a stroll around their spa, which has a jacuzzi, heated stone beds, sauna, shower and a wet treatment room. The spa is open for anyone to go to, and the academy can even put together a spa package to purchase!
We were all given 2 complimentary treatments during the evening, and I opted for a manicure and a hair styling appointment. It was a nice chilled atmosphere in the nail salon, I had a conditioning treatment on my hands and then had a light baby pink shade on my nails. I headed down to the salon after that and the salon just looks insane. I wish I’d got more photos! But it had a really cool urban-industrial feel with good music playing. The brick walls were exposed with LED lights throughout and tube light quotes dotted about on the walls – like Across This Page‘s instagram snap! I had 2 super lovely ladies curl my hair and used a variety of Lee Stafford’s products, including my favourite one DeHUMIDIFIER!
We were given a super generous goody bag too. I can’t wait to trial them out and get my hair feeling super swishy and salon perfect!
This looks like such a lovely day I'm very jealous!
Lauren Ashleigh xx
It was a fab experience! x
Sounds like such a great event! I would love to go to something like this. Your hair is beautiful
Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.co.uk
Awww thank you so much! x
This is incredible! What a fantastic opportunity!
It was definitely a 'pinching myself' moment! 🙂 x
Wow, this sounds like such a lovely event – lucky you getting to attend! Your hair looked gorgeous 🙂
Megan x meguana.co.uk
Aww thank you so much! x
Seems like a super fun and relaxing event! And you look beautiful 🙂
Angelie // Tagaytay Roadtrip 2016: Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City
It was good fun! Aww thanks so much lovely 🙂 x
Fab post lovely, this event sounds amazing! The academy looks amazing and I love how they styled your hair! 🙂
Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee
For trainees they did well, didn't they! 🙂 x
This even sounded beautiful and like you had the time of your life. And that's so important, you were all pampered and you well deserved it. Above all, you look absolutely stunning. Love your eyelashes, they look perfect. I think that has to be my absolute favourite.
I hope there are many more events like this to come!
Aww thank you lovely! Max Factor mascara – absolutely love them! x
What a wonderful event to attend. Gemma x
It really was! x
The event seems so fun, love the pictures!
Yousra | Mystic Tales
Thank you lovely! x
What a fab event! Your hair looks so pretty x
Thank you honey! x
Very envious you got to do this!! Maybe I should come home more often…. 😉 Also your hair looks lovely. Sophie xxx
Yes, yes you should!!! Aww thanks honey x