I am in love with my New Spring Hair. Golden Honey Balayage to refresh my look for the upcoming warmer months. Not to mention ,it was a treat for my 7th Marriage Anniversary. I have been coloring my hair since I was 16. Over the years I have realised that blondes and honey golds suit me better than reds or pinks. They just gel better with my warm undertone. Usually I get chunkier Blonde highlights as its a good contrast to my natural dark roots. But this time around, I wanted to try something different. My air had some remnants of the old blonde highlights and I was liking the way they looked against the dark regrowth. I wanted lighter ends and darker roots. Almost like a graduated ombre.

Balayage is a French word, which means to 'Color Freehand'. Unlike traditional highlights, where a weave pattern is created by coloring strands, whether fine or chunkier . The hair is then wrapped up in foils . In Balayage, sections of hair are surface painted, like you would paint on canvas. Sections are selceted to color, to create a more natural effect. The best part of Balayage is that it looks great even when its growing out. We decided to create Balayage with two different shades of Honey and Gold, to create more dimension in the hair. My roots were to be my natural dark color, to create the necessary contrast I was looking for.

Its always important to discuss with your hair stylist what you want for your hair. Inspiration pictures are very helpful. But you have to realise that the existing color an condition of your hair will determine how much of your Inspiration can be recreated on your hair. I had been discussing with my hair stylist Amanda Pogue, Owner and Lead Stylist of Studio A Salon, in Overland Park Kansas, by exchanging notes and pictures. She had an idea over what I wanted and I told her to lead me on, based on my inspiration.
Like a magician, she whipped up her potions. In this case, her colors and lighteners.She used the L'anza Healing Hair Care Hair Lightener. Next came in Olaplex, Bond Mulitiplier no 1, which was mixed in with the color. It helps to reduce breakage with every color service. Its almost like and insurance for your hair. 

Amanda sectioned off my hair, and started free painting sections of hair as part of Balayage.

It was time for the color to process and create its magic.

Then the color was washed off with L'anza Healing Color Care Shampoo  and L'anza Keratin Healing Oil Conditioner, and Blue- Purple Toner was applied to tone down the colors to the desired shade. If you've going blonde , then you are aware of the importance of Purple shampoo. Purple is the exact opposite color to yellow in a color wheel. so in order to prevent blonde hair from gong brassy , its important to use purple shampoo. The Blue-Purple Toner was a step ahead in that genre. Along with the toner came the Olaplex  Bond Perfector no 2 , to seal in the cuticles of the hair.

Toner washed and time to blow dry the hair. Amanda used Keratatherapy Nourishing Styling Foam to my hair before blow drying it.  Getting one's hair blow dried is one of the most luxurious feelings for me.

I am in love with the Kardashian Waves which Amanda had created on me, during my last appointment. If you want to read about it, then click Here. So we recreated the Kardashian waves again. Amanda used Keratin Healing Oil Hairspray before she started curling it.

I love how it all turned out. Its just perfect for Spring Summer. Thank you Amanda for yet another magic touch to my hair.

 If you want to know how I take care of my Color Treated Hair, then click Here. 

Products mentioned: 
Olaplex Bond Multiplier No 1
Olaplex Bond Perfector no 2
L'anza Healing Color Care Shampoo
L'anza Keratin Healing Oil Conditioner
Keratatherapy Nourishing Styling Foam
Keratin Healing Oil Hairspray

Studio A Salon - Amanda Pogue 


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