Celebrity hairdresser Jo Hansford says Saturday nights are for staying in
5.30am Iwakeupat5am on weekdays, so on Saturdays
I have a half-hour lie-in. I’m woken up by my trusty teasmade, which I’ve had for 40 years. Its bubbling is the only thing that reliably wakes me up. I like Waitrose English breakfast tea, and then I shower before doing my back exercises. I always have toast for breakfast, usually Gail’s rye sourdough with Marmite. 8am I have a double espresso and drive to C Lidgate butcher’s in Holland Park. They make the best chicken sausages. Then on to Marks & Spencer’s food hall to buy my fruit and veg. 9am I get to work and have my hair washed and blow-dried. I think it’s important to look the part – I also have my nails done every week. Then I change into my work uniform, a black Eileen Fisher tunic and trousers. Saturday is a very chilled day as the clients are often business people, who can’t get in during the week. 1pm I work until early afternoon The and then I’ll meet a friend for lunch. We’ll go to Il Baretto, an Italian restaurant on Blandford Street. I always eat salad for lunch as I don’t like heavy meals. 2pm After lunch, I drive home to Northwood, and on the way I go to Smith’s Garden Centre in Denham.
I am addicted to gardening and have completely redesigned my daughter Joanna’s. She has banned me from buying anything from the Chelsea Flower Show as there’s no room left in my own garden. 6pm
I never go out on a Saturday night as I can’t bear the crowds. Often my son David and his girlfriend, or Joanna and my two granddaughters, who are 11 and 13, come round. We don’t really watch television, so we often just talk as a family. I always read the Saturday Telegraph from front to back, it’s my bible.
8.30pm We’ll cook something simple like a prawn stir-fry or chicken with broccoli and I like to have a glass of red wine before dinner. 10.30pm I put everything in the dishwasher and then use my old-fashioned cream, Cremine, and a warm flannel to clean my face. I have been using it for as long as I can remember. Then I’ll get into bed – my bed linen is from The White Company – and fall straight to sleep.
Rye sourdough £4.80, gailsbread.co.uk
Silk tunic £337, eileenfisher.com