By: Madison Daniels
Madison Daniels underwent a mega hair make over at Trimmings & Spa – and loved the outcome! Read on for her review.
Experimenting with every shade from chocolate brown to platinum blonde and even a few shades of purple, I change my hair colour more often than most – so often, in fact, that I think I’m addicted! Leading up to my appointment at Trimmings, I knew I wanted something I’d never tried before: red. Think somewhere between Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain, and a dramatic change from the blonde balayage I was previously sporting.
Taking me from blonde to a vibrant, coppery shade was no simple feat, but Ivan from Trimmings took my unusual request and easily transformed me into a fierce redhead. Before making a start, he explained the process thoroughly, which for me is an important step in any appointment, especially because years ago I had my hair abruptly chopped off by a “well meaning” stylist.
Before colouring, the darker parts of my hair had to be lightened to match my blonde ends. Then came the colour in two steps: a pre-colour followed by the final copper tone (called Strawberry Caramel, if anyone wants to try this look!). As a finishing touch, a toner was applied to add shine and moisture.
After years of repeatedly lightening and dyeing my hair, I often worry about inflicting further damage. However, the use of a mild lightening shampoo did little or no harm. Now, my hair feels and looks healthier than ever!
The transformation took about three hours. I have to say, I love my new vibrant red hair, and I can’t wait to rock it for the coming months and maybe beyond. Thanks Trimmings for satisfying my latest hair obsession!
Achieve a similar shade for $320. From start to finish, the lightener and pre-colour service is $100, whole head colour is $170 and the glossing toner is $50. Red hair fades fast, but with the help of Goldwell’s colour shampoo ($26) and Kerasilk Rich Keratin Care daily mask ($40), your colour will stay vibrant. To restore moisture to your hair and avoid dryness, use a Moroccan Oil Treatment ($75).
Visit Trimmings & Spa at 75B Loewen Road or at #02-17 Robertson Walk, 11 Unity Street.
Call 6471 1922 for more information
This story first appeared in LIV November 2015 issue.