It’s been quite the journey (over a year in a fact) from when I first decided to dye my hair a raspberry red color for a collaboration with L’Oreal (watch the YouTube video here) to then deciding to become a full-fledged blonde. But let’s back up a bit and start from the beginning…
Photo by Emily
I plan on writing a longer post about my total hair transformation from having raspberry red hair to being bright blonde very soon, but for now I just wanted to share these two photos from the past two days.
The top photo is my hair on Tuesday before heading to Arrojo to see my colorist Francesca. My roots were growing out and I felt like the blonde was looking a little brassy, so I wanted to get a refresh. We decided to do more highlights and tone it so that the blonde was on the cooler side, but still maintain some interesting dimension by working in my natural light brown throughout the highlights. She worked her magic to create the final product below, which was taken yesterday, and I am so happy with how my hair turned out! I highly recommend you guys going to see Francesca at the Williamsburg location if you live locally – she’s pretty freaking awesome.
Photo by Keiko
I am flying to Texas today for my dear friend and old roommate’s wedding so I’m signing off a bit early this week, but I hope you all have a fantastic holiday weekend with whatever you have planned! xo
A few weeks ago, I decided my hair needed a serious change. It was currently red and as much as I loved it, I was ready to lighten it up for the upcoming summer months. So, I called upon my beloved salon, ARROJO, where I have been getting my hair done for the past four years, and booked an appointment.
The salon recently opened up a new location in Williamsburg, (I usually go to the Varick location) so I headed out their to check it out. I was placed with two amazing girls, Francesca for color and Clare for cut. I knew I wanted to try balayage and couldn’t wait to see the final outcome of my new ‘do.
Here is Francesca “painting” my hair.
Now for a much-needed cut with Clare.
Finally, the process is complete!
The salon just had their official grand opening party last night, so I showed up a little early to get my roots touched up by Francesca, and my hair styled by the amazing guest stylist, Paul. (He does hair for the Victoria’s Secret shows!!!) He taught me all sorts of tips and tricks on how to get a beachy wave and what product to use that won’t weigh them down. (He recommends this and this!)
I am so over the moon happy with my hair and I love how it feels sun-kissed, beachy and perfect for summer.
The party was packed and super fun. Casey came and met me after work and afterwards we had pizza at Motorino, which was really yummy. All in all, a great night! Congrats, ARROJO, on your new beautiful salon and THANK YOU for amazing hair color and cut!
If you guys are ever in the area, or even if you aren’t, make the trip to Williamsburg and check it out, it’s worth it! xo