How is your September so far? Mine was just full of exams arghh! They are over now and I'm more than happy!
So today we'll talk hair. As I told you, before summer I did this technique called Balayage which is basically natural looking highlights. Well mine weren't that natural any more so I was planning on dying my hair soon.
So when I got an invitation from L'Oreal and TEO hair salons I was super excited!
The hair salon was pretty, with minimal and modern decoration and very friendly people.
George Sfakianakis and Natassa shared with us the history of TEO hair salons.
- no to out-of-bed hair
- yes to more stylized hairstyles
- yes to natural colours
- yes to retro hairstyles
- no to extreme layers
- yes to volume
While waiting. You can see the not-so-natural highlights
Elias was my hair stylist and we discussed about what I wanted. I said I was thinking about black and maybe a blue ombre at the ends. Yeah, I'm crazy! Elias kept brushing and parting my hair. He said black and blue would be too cool for me, my eyes are dark brown and I need something warmer. I said I didn't mind cool tones. And he suggested something I'd never imagine. Using 2 shades of dark brown, a cool, chocolate one and a warm, reddish one, he wanted to paint the top of my head and the part near the back of my neck with the cool shade and everything in between with the warm one. That way hair around my face would be chestnut brown, warming up my complexion whereas the rest of it would be a cooler brown giving depth and dimension. Needless to say I was speechless, just nodding "yes please, do it, it sounds amazing!"
Back to hair dying, the result was as good as I though it would be. There are two brown shades in my hair but they are so close that only under strong light or sun you can clearly see the difference. The reddish brown looks lovely and the cool brown gives a more natural look and dimension.
After hair dye they applied mask and a hair treatment spray to lock the shine. I'm not sure if it's the hair dye, the mask or the treatment but my hair is super soft and shiny, not at all dull and destroyed as I was afraid it'd look.
And as if all this wasn't enough, we also got goodie bags!
Stavroula to confirm LOL I wanted to try it since I saw it so I was super happy!
I tried the products a couple times and here are my thoughts
Shampoo: I like that it has a pump and I like it's smell. I don't like its consistency, it's a bit thin for my taste and it doesn't lather much. It's quite mild though which is a plus.
Hair Mask: Buttery and thick consistency, exactly how I like hair masks. A little goes a long way, it smells great and it leaves my hair smooth and moisturized. All in all I love it. I think it costs €23 and I'll buy it again.
Elixir Ultime: this one is thicker than the other dry oils I've tried. One pump may seem too little but don't hurry to apply another one. Another thing is the smell. It smells quite heavy(perfume-y) when you apply it but it gets softer afterwards. I'm not sure but I think it keeps my hair straight better than the other oils I've tried.
Phewww, this was a looong post! If you are still here I thank you with all my heart! Normal size posts will follow, I promise ;D
I was wondering, do you like to dye your hair darker during winter or you just keep the same colour all year round?
Note: I'd like to thank Maria Drandaki, L'Oreal Greece, Elias and all the lovely and talented people from TEO hair salons!! Products and services were given to me for free but nobody asked me to write this post and nobody will pay me for that. This is my honest opinion.