I know I write about my hairdresser Don, and his staff, a decent amount but that's because they deserve the accolades! I leave Salon Azano loving my hair every single time. I had my 20 year high school reunion on Thanksgiving Weekend and I got my hair done the Wednesday prior. I wasn't worried for one second that it would look awesome.
I did the pink again- apparently Eufora, the hair care product company Don loves and believes in, came out with a "fashion" line- the fun colors, like red, hot pink and violet. Those are supposed to last way longer- approximately eight weeks, vs maybe the four I get out of the previous one. They said the color on those is extremely vibrant so since I'd never tried those, I was a little afraid to do it right before my big event. I opted for whatever pink/magenta color I usually do and Don still made it more concentrated somehow. The only difference is that I had him also throw in a few blond highlights. Because I actually like as the pink starts to fade it's a mix of pink, blond, and some dark. I love the outcome! Not just because of the color, but how it feels. Usually when you mess with your hair like this, it ends up dry, dry looking, and just not...sleek. He mentioned he put a deep conditioner on and it worked like a charm. It's my regular, shiny hair, just pink'd.
All I can say is that you shouldn't be afraid to play with your hair, play with color, etc. Just like in my store- you can have everything be a thousand shades of beige or you can take a risk and go for the knockout! I love the funky colored hair. Even elderly ladies compliment my hair, the more bright and vibrant it looks. And if you don't like it, it doesn't even stay in THAT long.
I added pictures of it down and half up so you can see the different looks. I get a half a head of highlights, extra color (pink), a cut, and blow dry. It takes around an hour and a half to two hours. Without the extra color it's definitely about 30 minutes less. He's phenomenally quick without sacrificing quality.