A Pamper Evening at Ken Picton in Cardiff Bay

Us mums need some time off right?! I’ve been making a point of taking some time out lately to take more care of myself. I always feel better if I look good so it is important to me to have my hair and nails looking nice, and to be dressed nicely. Don’t get me wrong, some days I don’t look my best but I always feel so much more confident and happy if I know I look good so I do try to make a little time to take care of myself.

Last week I was treated to a pamper evening at the Ken Picton salon in Cardiff Bay. And boy was it a treat! If you haven’t been there before it is really easy to get to with two car parks a short walk away and the salon looks quite small and understated from the outside but don’t be fooled – upstairs it is huge and it is a real destination salon – you could easily spend a whole day there!

I was treated to a nice cocktail at the bar (which is a permanent feature!!). Cocktails when having my hair done is the most perfect day to me! We were treated to some delicious canapes but regular customers can order food which is brought up from the restaurant downstairs if they wish.


I started off by having my hair washed before having it blow dried into big waves. The hair washing experience was something special in itself – the chair reclines raising your feet and massaging your back at the same time. The staff were really knowledgeable and asked about my hair type so they could choose which products to use – and they have a few to choose from!



I was then taken to my chair to have my hair blow dried. My hairdresser was so lovely and friendly and we chatted really easily the whole time. Sometimes I hate going to the hairdressers because I hate making small talk, but it didn’t feel at all forced with her which was great (she probably just wished I would shut up!). She did a wonderful job on my hair and even taught me a nifty little trick for blow drying my fringe straight which I have since tried at home and can confirm that it works!


I then had my nails done at their Essie nail bar. I adore Essie nail varnishes so this was a real pleasure to behold and I had a gorgeous dark red manicure – perfect for Autumn. Sadly I can’t comment on it’s staying power as I went rock climbing 3 days later which obviously destroyed it! I’m sure it would have lasted another couple of days though.

There were also make up tutorials and colour consultations going on in the evening.

I had a brilliant evening at Ken Picton and I’m so glad that they invited me to their event. The salon was everything I look for in a salon – bright, clean, friendly and with talented staff. I’d have no doubts there that I would get excellent treatment and as I’m looking to have some changes made to my hair in the next couple of weeks I’m definitely considering going there. They also offer Keratin blow drys which is something I have been looking into as my hair is so frizzy and I had some great advice on that whilst I was there too.

I made a little video of my evening there if you want to take a look it’s on my channel now, or you can watch it below.

A big thank you to Ken Picton for inviting me along for the evening and for the complimentary treatments.



  1. October 25, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Got to love a good pamper evening, once in a while, you look beautiful x

  2. October 25, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    You look well rested and beautiful! You can’t beat a pamper night xx

  3. October 25, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    There is nothing like a pampering night – I could certainly do with having one more often, sounds like you had a lovely time.

  4. October 25, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    I’m a bit envious; seems like an absolutely fabulous evening! Also, on a more random note, I adore that necklace!

  5. October 25, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    A pamper evening? That sounds amazing! Sounds like you more than deserved it 🙂 Sounds like you had a fab time! Thanks for making me jealous 😉

  6. October 25, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    Taking some time for pampering is definitely important. I’m glad that the entire hairdressing experience was so nice!

  7. October 25, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Well I think the evening of pampering did wonders for you. You look positively radiant hun!

  8. October 26, 2016 / 10:05 am

    You look gorgeous! What a great fun experience. Somehow, even though mine never last either, having a mani just adds that bit of decadence to a visit to the hairdresser

  9. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    October 26, 2016 / 10:06 am

    That definitely sounds like you were pampered. Anything with a cocktail is good with me!

  10. October 26, 2016 / 10:09 am

    I think we all need pampering evenings sometimes, and everyone needs a cocktail when they’re having their hair done, it should be the law! x

  11. October 26, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Got to love a good pamper evening, everyone one deserves one now and again! And you look lovely! x

  12. October 26, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    We’re very jealous! sounds like a great pamper evening with some lovely brands 🙂

  13. October 26, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    A pampering night sounds like a wonderful way to spend an evening, especially with food and drink included. I’m so envious!

  14. October 26, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    I am definitely in need of a pampering evening that is for sure and what an amazing way you spent yours x

  15. October 26, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Oh wow, it sounds as though you had a fabulous evening. I love the fusio dose treatments! xxx

  16. Jessica McDonnell
    October 26, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Your hair looks wonderful, it has been months since I last went to the hairdressers.

  17. francesca
    October 26, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Mums do need time off absolutely!!! I love your blow dry its looks gorgeous!!

  18. nicol
    October 26, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    such a lovely evening! your blow-dry looks freaking stunning!

  19. October 27, 2016 / 8:55 am

    What a gorgeous evening! Love a bit of pampering

  20. October 27, 2016 / 10:01 am

    I could really use with a good pamper evening myself!

  21. Hannah
    October 27, 2016 / 10:38 am

    Can’t beat a pamper night, I need to have one soon! X

  22. October 27, 2016 / 10:46 am

    It sounds like a great pamper evening – especially the cocktails! It looks like you had a fab time too and look great from the treat 🙂

  23. October 27, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Oh My Gosh! What a fabulous hair salon – cocktails and pampering are my idea of a fantastic treat. Pity I am hours and hours away from Cardiff Bay 🙁

  24. October 27, 2016 / 11:38 pm

    Pamper nights can be great fun and this looks like a good one. Wow cocktails too, you lucky thing 😉

  25. October 31, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    You look fabulous, glad you had a great day! I haven’t had my hair cut in about 2 years, but a cocktail bar in the hairdressers might tempt me to pop in

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