We had a HUGE response from the SALON YAZBEK community about our last makeover on the lovely Leanne – thanks guys! So in response here’s another dose of YAZBEK magic, this time on our beautiful client Eileen.
After being blonde whilst living in Sydney, Eileen impulsively decided to go copper to celebrate her upcoming holiday to Ireland. Now that’s what we call embracing the St Patrick’s Day spirit!
As you can see, Eileen’s hair had a faded, washed out red tone and a side fringe.
Inspired by Mad Men’s #1 muse, our super stylist Grace suggested a Christina Hendricks vibe for Eileen’s transformation. “I wanted to brighten up her colour, but still have a soft appeal,” Grace explains. “A rich and glossy red, but not too dark – we wanted to avoid that bright, fiery matchstick red, with no deep burgundy or plum tones either.
“We decided on a soft, classy copper red, keeping it light but still vibrant and sassy.”
Grace started by applying an all over copper/red colour to Eileen’s faded locks.
“After processing, I added a rich gloss to give the mid-lengths to ends that extra push to vamp up the copper,” Grace tells. (Aveda Gloss is her favourite secret weapon!)
And little wonder - it complements our colour work beautifully by being extremely conditioning and adding fabulous tone and vibrancy to the hair! Plus, Aveda’s glosses are jam-packed with lots of natural goodness:
CASTOR BEANS - Organic castor oil and organic sunflower, jojoba, coconut and babassu oils condition hair and add shine. CORN - Corn-derived surfactant makes it easy to rinse dyes from hair. GREEN TEA - Patented green tea extract creates a broader spectrum of colour. RED TEA ROOIBOS - Patented red tea’s powerful anti-oxidant properties help protect the hair colour formula.
With the colour work complete, Grace gave Eileen’s hair a tiny trim but still kept it long and soft on the ends, then added a fabulous full fringe to frame her face. “To finish off I added some soft curls using a medium sized tong,” Grace adds. “I focused on the mid-lengths to ends, keeping the tong vertical at all times and then combed through the hair with my fingers to softly break up the waves.”
The result? Bombshell hair!
Vibrant but still soft and feminine, the new copper colour suits Eileen’s skin tone perfectly and the fringe brings focus to her lovely blue eyes.
Eileen was thrilled with her new hair and was set to paint the town red (pardon the pun) on her Irish adventure!
Feel like it’s time for a makeover yourself? Time to visit SALON YAZBEK…you could be our next marvellous makeover star!