The last appointment was focused on the darker tones and this visit was dedicated to the highlights in my hair. As I mentioned from my last post, I’m in the process of growing my hair out and I wanted to make sure I made that clear to Dairdre during our visit. I’m also trying to get that stacked look, so any trimming would be to enhance that now that my front is starting to grow longer.
I don’t have an official before picture because it was a beautiful day and I had been working in my garden up until our appointment time. I was actually running a bit late having lost track of time outside. Dairdre was very thankful of my woolly mess that I came in with (normally I try to do something, but I was in a hurry), but I knew she could deal with it.
I scrolled through some old photos and showed her one from December where I felt I had the cut and color just where I wanted it and shared that I felt my hair was cut too short during the last appointment. During the consultation, Dairdre recommended blowing out my hair and trimming it with clippers. One, it would not take off as much hair as her scissors cut. Two, it would give her a chance to see the shape of my hair and use the clippers to clean up the shape with my hair mostly straight (not bone straight, just blown out). That was new for me because I never had someone offer to do that before, but it made sense. She had an assistant observing her today (forgot his name) who seemed really nice, but really everyone is nice when I walk in which I love. There’s was lots of buzz about Gallery Hop going on later that afternoon. I was excited to attend as well, having bumped into some friends on the walk up to Phia (I love that I can walk to my salon).
These were actually taken on vacation a few days before, but you can see what my style was going into the salon.
DURING PHOTOS (after color, during blowout & trim)
Coming Soon! I need to find them on my camera or just take a couple of new ones. I’ll make sure I show where I like and don’t like the highlights.
I took a trip a few days after I got my hair done, so I’ll use these as my after photos since I didn’t take any at the salon. Looking at it from a profile view is helpful to me because I don’t look at my hair from that angle. Now, I know that I want more highlights in the back of my head as well. You can see in the first photo what I mean about wanting some highlights for when I pull my hair back. I’ve already talked to Dairdre about it and am making an appointment to add some more highlights soon.
Once the trim was completed, Dairdre re-wet my hair and applied the Confixor (could do without, but wasn’t worth fussing over) followed by what I have referred to as my “hair crack” the Brilliant humectant pomade. I don’t know, it just does wonders for bringing curl definition back to my hair, moisturizing, and not feeling greasy. I love it and go through bottles frequently.
Again, I did the mini facial. The hot towel felt heavenly on my face especially after spending all day working in the yard. I’ve got to figure out what they do. Maybe it’s putting the damp washcloth in the microwave. Whatever it is feels really good and brings the tension down.
We did not deep condition this time around (wasn’t really necessary). We agreed to do that every other time going forward.
Trim = Ok (Loved the concept, but I ended up having to cut several pieces on my own over the week where the hair feel uneven. I kind of noticed after leaving the salon and I’m sure Dairdre will tell me that I should’ve come back for her to fix, but it was no big deal).
Introducing trim via clippers = Great (I liked this concept and would go for it again periodically. I love that Dairdre always has something new to try out when I come.)
Color = Ok (I like my hair with more highlights and actually like the blond/lighter streaks. That hasn’t always been the case because we had gone muted- more brown tones through the Fall and Winter. I’m just ready for some more pop in the highlights. Again, I didn’t communicate it, but we talked about it tonight- several weeks later- as I’m planning to go back for more. The main issue was when I pull my hair back I don’t have any streaks, just dark at the roots.)
Mini Facial= Great (that never fails me, and it adds to the much neglected self pampering that I need)