I drove, (there's plenty of parking opposite and around Rushcutters park), although I've taken the train and walked from Edgecliff station before, which only takes ten minutes, Kings Cross train station is even closer.
Pushing open the black door, one foot on the pavement and one foot inside is when it hits - the smell of freshly washed hair and delicious products wafting towards you, with funky music and gold and black décor, it's paradise in the making.
A kiss on the cheek and always a friendly, warm welcome, I'm slightly early and am offered a drink, (wine or coffee) an array of up to date glossy magazines to peruse and a throne-like chair to sit in whilst I wait for Kevin to finish off his current client's flowing mane. It's a cute salon with an outside courtyard where you are also welcome to sit in the sunshine, with a coffee or a glass of champagne whilst you wait).
He's a genius with colour, reputedly the best colourist in the whole of Sydney, with competitive rates and what's more, an up to date attitude on styles, techniques and what's going to fit your face and age whilst using the latest products.
Olaplex used at Vella by KV Hair salon Rushcutters Bay Sydney
He achieves great results with blonde - the Sydney Sider staple... using new products and unique techniques ....
to achieve a perfect result.
During October and November, he's hot property for year 11 and 12 prom and formal nights, preening and pampering the teenagers and transforming them to prom queen winners, just right for their prom king to tell them how beautiful they look on their big night out.
Being a top makeup artist as well, Kevin can create a whole facial look for you, tinting eyebrows, false eyelash application and will apply lipsticks to make you not want to put your lips on anything all night, but here's the secret, you can! He's stocking a revolutionary new brand of makeup which just does not come off! How can you go wrong on a Friday and Saturday night with Kevin transporting you into gorgeousness. He'll also mix it up with some great ideas and looks for special occasions.
Kiss and makeup
He makes it all come together and look seamless. Which, let's face it, is what you need, (nobody really wants their partner and friends to know how much effort and time they put into looking that good, come on, do they?)!
The salon's opposite Vibe Hotel on Bayswater road, so it's easy to nip over there afterwards to jump in a cab if it's raining or if you don't have Uber. But Kevin offers complimentary wifi so you can effortlessly step out on to the curb, flick your curls over your shoulder and be whisked away to your next thrilling adventure feeling like a million dollars, without having spent them on your hair!
p.s. Gift Vouchers are available – the perfect Christmas present!
Phone: 612 9358 1122
133-135 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, 2011
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 til late (Sunday and Monday by appointment).