June Make Over
You asked for it – more makeovers – so in response, here’s another dose of Salon Yazbek magic on the beautiful Emily.
Emily had been dark for a while and was feeling a bit bored. Plus she’s about to have a baby, so we decided to fast-forward her into Yummy Mummy mode immediately!
In winter everyone seems to go darker, so to buck the trend we convinced Emily to lighten her locks with a stunning warm winter blonde.
To get the ball rolling, Kristen applied Aveda Enlightener from roots to ends, taking clean sections to ensure that plenty of powder was on the hair. This processed for 30 minutes. After checking the quality of the hair shaft was still strong and intact – you need to keep a close eye as it’s being lifted six shades lighter – Kristen felt confident that she could push the blonde shade even more, so applied more Enlightener and left it on for another 45 minutes.
“Aveda Blondes are just so gentle on the hair,” Kristen tells. “The unique formula with essential sunflower and jojoba oils allows you to lift the hair without drying it out. The natural castor oils also achieve a beautiful shine, which is often difficult to achieve on blondes.
“Going from deep brunette to blonde isn’t for everyone, as it takes a few hours and is high maintenance with the regrowth. In saying that, I love this type of colour because it’s such a major change. The results change the guest’s appearance dramatically, so it’s very satisfying to see the results. And whilst it might be high maintenance, on the plus side going lighter can help hide those pesky greys.”
Once Emily’s new colour had processed, Kristen rinsed the colour and gave it a light wash with Aveda Damage Remedy Shampoo followed by the new Aveda Blonde Toner in Golden Blonde to achieve a champagne hue. After five minutes the gloss was rinsed off and the hair was finished with an Aveda Damage Hair Repair Treatment, which was combed through so as not to irritate the scalp.
“The new Blonde Finish Protective Toners from Aveda are great,” Kristen adds. “It is a hair colour toner that perfects any shade of blonde in just five minutes.”
The gentle gel-crème formula is 96% naturally derived and is available in three shades:
- Ash, with a violet base to refine warmth
- Beige, with a violet/yellow base to neutralise warmth
- Gold, with a yellow/orange base to enhance warmth
“In Emily’s case we used the Gold Toner to create a warmer winter blonde. The toners helps improve the condition of pre-lightened hair and contains a signature blend of protective plant oils – organic sunflower, castor and jojoba - that condition hair and infuse it with shine. And they last up to four weeks!”
To finish, Sue simply sharpened up the outlines of Emily’s haircut and texturised the interior to create a soft, feminine silhouette. A fresh application of makeup completed Emily’s new look…this Yummy Mummy was on fire!
“After a big colour change I always recommend the Aveda Damage Remedy range to help repair the hair and keep it in good condition,” Kristen adds. “The whole range provides the hair with much needed strength and moisture support and by taking care of her new ‘do at home, Emily’s hair will look and feel great until her next salon appointment.”
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“Blonde means different things to different people,” Kristen says. “Creating the perfect blonde is about envisioning the guest’s desired tone and using hair colour to achieve beautiful results. That’s why Aveda’s Blonde Finish collection is amazing – you can refine any shade of blonde to perfection in just minutes.”