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Blush Hair & Beauty

Muddy says: the cutest, cosiest, most welcoming salon you ever did find. Right in the centre of bustling Ashburton, Blush is a total treat box of indulgent pampering, with hot shot hair stylists and therapists who know what they’re doing. Visit and you’ll be a total convert.


Blush by name… and there’s definitely something about this cosy, classy salon that’ll leave you with a rosy glow when you’re done. Set in a gorgeously characterful townhouse in the centre of Ashburton, the team work like a finely tuned relay race to put you back together and leave you a shiny picture of health, head to toe.

Yes, all the hair and body treatments you’d expect of a salon are on the menu here, from manicures to facials, but what I like is owner Anna’s confidence in steering away from being the same as everywhere else and instead offering products that you won’t necessarily see anywhere else. Clearly, loads of research has gone into what ends up on the shelves here (and eventually on our skin and hair), because this is a salon that only uses paraben and sulphate free sustainable products.  I’d never heard of brands like Davines and Natural Spa Factory, but I sure as hell like ’em!

With regular guest therapists and changing seasonal treatments celebrating the natural wilds of nearby Dartmoor, delivered by a really lovely team who are genuinely pleased to have you through the door, this one’s up there with a big gold star next to its pink stiletto.

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