Disclaimer: I have not actually visited every salon in Milan. In fact Six Inch Salon is the only salon that I have visited in Milan, Italy, and continental Europe (unless you count Turkey which, incidentally, provided me with the single worst salon experience of my life). Nevertheless, if they are not the best in Milan, then the best must be pretty mind blowingly awesome.
My walking companion and I arrived somewhat bedraggled in the second city of European fashion (or first, I have seen Parisians in ugly sportswear) and decided to do a bit of sightseeing. Unfortunately, only having our walking clothes with us, we attracted a lot of unwanted attention on the street, and not the wolfwhistle/inappropriate comment sort of attention, more like well-dressed-old-ladies-staring-at-my-ugly-shoes kind of attention. So we thought that perhaps a fresh hairstyle would make us feel and look slightly more presentable.
We were fortunate I suppose that in that most of Milan was closed for the holidays, with the exception of Six Inch which had just reopened. It meant that we could walk in off the street without a booking and be lucky enough to have both of us attended to.
Having not thoroughly inspected my dear walking companions tresses, I couldn’t say what sort of condition they were in. My hair was definitely a disgusting split-endy, dry at the ends, oily at the scalp, no-shape mess.
I basically just wanted a trim and a tidy up which bores most stylists senseless, and yet it is very rarely done as well as it can be. At Six Inch we had a nice chat about how I wanted a boring hair cut and we were then treated to delightful shampoo and conditioning treatments, including an indescribably lovely head massage. I sipped my (actually hot!) cup of tea while the friendly and professional stylist went to work. She did a pretty fantastic job. Then the owner of the salon (a rather dishy fellow) gave me the blow dry to end all blow dries. The man was a genius. I walked out after my boring trim and tidy up and felt like a million dollars, despite my still grubby clothes and burnt lips and dodgy knee. The shiny/bouncyness lasted for weeks and the shape took a good four months of being totally uncared for to end up shaggy again. I was very very happy.
The price was quite reasonable as well, I can’t remember exactly how much it was but with a treatment I think it came to about $A80, which is about $40 cheaper than my usual overpriced city hairstylist and an even better result. If you are in Milan, check them out at via Madonnina 13 in Milan or at www.sixinch.it.