new season, new hair
There's something about the start of a new season. That fresh feeling that makes you realise the next three months is its own little chapter with its own new beginnings and changes.
One thing I decided I'd do for myself this Spring was to change up the do'. It had probably been about eight months plus since I last had been for a cut or colour and it was beginning to look a little bit ‘House On The Prairie’. The sun and salt from three months in Bali had also had its way with my hair.
I don't know about you, but when it comes to finding a hair stylist or hair professional in general (be it on your head or not), I like to hold on to them tight. When you find the one, you find the one am I right? Plus, Since being in Grey Lynn, I hadn’t found one close by that I've wanted to take the new hair leap with, until Sarah. She's a two-minute walk from my apartment and works out of a really sweet space, Society.
I had a decent change in mind. To take my long, mousey layers and transform them into a slightly shorter, more golden version. We decided to start slow and work our way there, to avoid too much damage it & to work in with the old semi-permanent that was still holding on.
We started with the best hair wash and head massage EVER. Seriously. This treatment has got to be the best part. Sarah used all Kevin Murphy products on me too including the colour, which is rad as they are 100% cruelty-free and vegan.
She then ever so carefully constructed a foil masterpiece on top of my head. In technical terms, a whole bunch of baby lights to achieve an all over colour without having to bleach and avoid it taking on a streaky look. She also used a warm based toner once the colour had done its thing. I wanted something to suit my skin tone and warmth was key. Plus, I love the 70's vibes from the gold. Finally. I had the chop. Not too much but enough to rid my hair of split and ratty ends. Maybe three or four inches.
Take a look at the before & afters. It's fair to say, Sarah, I’m holding on to ya!