Thursday, 4 February 2010

I got my hair done!

How scared do I look in my before picture in the salon? :)





I initially went in requesting a VERY light caramel brown colour, which the stylist was happy to do, but after careful consideration I decided to stick to the brown tone I already had, but to make it brighter as it would be easier to manage when growing my hair. We also decided that this was the colour best suited for my complexion and eye colour.

Surprisingly my hair feels so much longer even though I had loads cut off, is that even possible?


Most of the photos were taken with flash, in reality the colour is much lighter and more of a golden brown, it looks SO beautiful under natural light. The photo's below were taken without flash, it gives you a good idea of the exact shade.


I can also sweep my hair to the side, which gives me a long side fringe...



Or, I can part it from the middle which gives me lovely layers that frame my face.


I had my hair done complimentary for review purposes at the Puro lifestyle salon and spa which is an Aveda lifestyle salon. The salon is very new offering a huge range of hair services and various treatments, including facials, stone massages and nail treatments. It is situated on 19 Cumberland Place, London (Near Marble Arch Station) W1H 7AS.

What exactly did they do to my hair? I had most of my hair coloured to a shade that was close to my natural colour, the stylist used a different colour on my roots, and a different colour on my ends and then blended them together as the ends of my hair were quite ashy. I had some foil highlights put at the front to add dimension. I had a haircut which basically consisted of chopping off all of my frazzled ends which was A LOT and adding lots of layers and finishing off with a blowdry.


The salon is very sleek, classy and modern. My stylist coincidentally was a Turkish lady called 'Ayten', she was SO lovely, and made me feel very comfortable and relaxed as I was super nervous and scared. She made me aware that this is how she treats everybody and that I wasn't getting any extra special treatment. The great thing about Aveda is all their hair dyes are 'natural', they keep a record of whatever they use on their system, so it's easy the next time you pop in. Contact number for the salon is: 0207 723 5028 Cut and blowdry starts from £45.00.

So. what do you all think of my new hair? :) It's not a drastic change, but I LOVE it! Clearly I'm going to be blogging about hair more often.

44 comments:

ellamarie84 said...

I think the color is gorgeous! I love the way it's styled, too, it looks so pretty and shiny! :)

Hope said...

Your new hair color is beautiful! And I love the cut too! :)

Jasmin said...

Love the new hair.. Awesome color.

Miss Tapia said...

The color is gorgeous!

Beautygirl24 said...

You look so amazing! I want your haircut!

Muhsine said...

Thanks girls :) X

@Beautygirl24 I want my haircut too, I can't believe I left it this long for a trim! :)

fantastic said...

the new look is great! it looks so healthy, and the color is rich :)

UnicornSmile said...

Aveda colour is amazing, although I've been told it's not as "natural" as they market it to be. It stays that shiny for ages though, so it's brill :

Danielle said...

I really like it. The color and cut are gorgeous.

Evee said...

love it :)

LaaLaa Phoenix Monroe said...

okay you are my hair guru lol, the colour looks lovely, it really does suit you =) yay. it's great you had a good consultation no hair horror stories...the cut and colour are gorgeous.

Muhsine said...

@fabtastic + @Daniella + @Eve thankss girls! :) xx

@UnicornSmile oo that sounds naughty! We shall see how long the shine will last :)

@LaaLaa Phoenix Monroe Deal! Thanks hun! and yes, luckily I would have walked out a total mess if I hated it or worse if my hair got so damaged that it fell out. No thanks! X

glitteryeyesxx said...

I LOVE IT!!! =)

It frames your face and plus, I love all the crazy volume you have going on! You look like a hair model now, lol

George Robinson said...

Very nice hair color, and the cut faboulous... :)

Glamour♥Junkie said...

I LOOOOVE your new hair! The cut is sooo flattering on you and the color looks great too! You got lucky...keep going back to that stylist and rock it, girlie!

Hannah said...

Your hair is GORGEOUS!! Your stylist did a fantastic job and everything from the color to the styling id perfect!! It also highlights your eyes really well!!!

xoxo,

crazyforcouture19

Charlotte said...

Gorgeous colour and style honey, very glamourous :)
X

Dutchess Roz said...

Looks great, love the layers! I always get soooo nervous going to the hairdressers, am super careful with my hair and dont think I would ever do something risky haha.
It looks great!

Superficialgirl said...

Your hair looks so pretty and natural!

em said...

love it! the colour is grear and it's so bouncy and full of volume xo

Noobarella said...

you got your hair did =D
looks lovely! the face framing layers are uber gorge xxx

Lady Gray said...

Thaty really is beautiful. The colour is gorgeous and your hair looks healthy and full of shine!

Kel said...

Looks lovely! Love how you can wear it different ways.

X x

Muhsine said...

Awww thank you so much girls :) ur all so sweet! I appreciate the kind words.. x X x

Beauty and the blog said...

so nice,I thought u had extensions in,ur hair looks much longer in the after pics,prob all the layers.x

Muhsine said...

@Beauty and the blog thanks hun, it's so weird I had so many inches chopped off yet it feels and looks longer. happy days :) x

maya said...

Cok guzel yakismis cnm! :)

essjay23x said...

The colour looks really strong, deep and healthy. A v.glam look! I'd love to go in to a hair salon, have a cut and feel as if I'm walking away with longer hair. For me, that would be a bargain at almost any price ;-)

Tali said...

Looks so healthy! bouncy too!!! You must be so happy with it!!

I went to the salon yesterday and you should have seen the foil they put on my head.. i looked like an alien!!!!!
xx

Muhsine said...

@Maya cok saol :)

@essjay23x I know how lucky am I, if I would have known I would have gone sooner :)

@Tali thanks hun! aww well I bet it was worth it, can't wait to see it! X

OmAbdullah said...

Love it ! It really looks beautiful!
I've been debating getting tons of layers like this also, for a while now. But i'm worried it will be hard to manage. What do you think? How does it look after a power blow dry compared to styling it?

Muhsine said...

@OmAbdullah Thank you :)n A power blowdry adds volume and makes the layers look lovely and bouncy. In the photos the stylist blowdried with a slight curl at the end, so curling looks nice to. I think layers are also nice when you have a ponytail as it looks interesing. I personally like choppy layers, it's just a matter of choice, they grow out pretty quick too. X

ArleneJohnston said...

It DOES look longer! That's crazy bit very cool. How shiny is it as well? It's glistening away. Really stunning and looks super healthy! xx

Muhsine said...

@Arlene thanks hun, I know it's really weird but I'm not complaining! :D x

Make-up is a girls best friend said...

I love your hair! Its gorgeous, shiny and healthy looking :)

Tish said...

I love the cut and your hair color. The cut seems very versatile and low maintenance and very flattering.

You have such a classic beauty.

Harpreet said...

what haircut did you ask for? i love it! it looks gorgeous!!

Muhsine said...

@Make-up is a girls best friend thank you :)

@Tish Thank you so much, that's very kind! :) x

@Harpreet thank you :), just a trim that good rid of my unhealthy bits, it's basically layered all over. x

Linda Phuong Tran said...

Your new hair is gorgeous! i love aveda products, the shampoos are amazing but a little over priced =). X

MW said...

Very nice u look gorjus xo mw

STYLEEZTA said...

GORJ GIRL GORJ!

Kate Gene said...

This new color looks amazing on you. I think it makes your eyes really pop! I am in dire need of a dye job... The color has faded unevenly. Blech!

Anyway, love the new 'do! :)

Muhsine said...

Thank you thank you :) xx

tina_mbc said...

Loving the hair cut and the bounciness of it!!!!!
And the colour looks so pretty!!!

xx