Daria's first color EVER!


GUESS WHAT! Daria let me color her hair 🙏🏻🙌🏻👏🏻😭⠀

...for the first time in her LIFE 🤯😱⠀

I have been doing Daria’s cuts for about 6 years now.⠀

She has the best fashion sense, she’s always working hard to meet her next goal, and she’s never had a ton of time to pamper herself.⠀

She’s always had a really pretty brunette shade naturally and thought it wasn’t necessary. Plus she was super nervous about feeling not like herself when she looked in the mirror. Which I totally get! ⠀

We need to feel like our hair brings out the best side of us. Like when you wear that little black dress that makes you feel SEXY. Or pull out that one pair of jeans that fit JUST RIGHT.⠀

Ya’ll know what I’m talking about 🖤⠀

I believe your hair can give you that same feeling. Confidence. Health. A women taken care of.⠀

Once Daria and I settled on a shade she felt comfortable with, and talked in depth about what she wanted out of a color...she said “I trust you.”⠀

And as I turned her towards the mirror to see the finished result, she said “I can’t believe I waited this long to see myself this way.”⠀

*cue my ugly cry* 😭⠀

Talk about a BRONDE transformation


DANGGGG this BRONDE transformation is everything 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻⠀

Elizabeth came to me ready for a change. She wanted to go back to something closer to her natural color so she could space out her appointments 📆⠀

I chose to paint a Full Highlight for her using both highlights + lowlights.⠀

We wanted a seamless blend when her natural grew in. By choosing NOT to do a global on scalp application, I can give her a tad softer grow-out line come 8 weeks from now. Essentially, by varying the lowlights with her existing natural it creates a subtle multidimensional look.⠀

Then I painted a fewwww soft balayage pieces up around the face. Just a few with @love_kevin_murphyfreestyle.lightener. And I used a low level 10vol developer to avoid damaging any fragile ends.⠀

We finished with a root shadow of @redken shades eq 06N. Then a gloss through the ends of 08GI + 09N + Clear. Simple, but just enough depth reflection to give her this sexy root blend that won’t need to be touched up for another 3–5 months 🖤⠀

Elizabeth is the perfect example of someone who wants to go a long time between appointments, and needs to adjust her color to fit that type of low maintenance look.⠀

We picked out some hydrating products to take home, and I coached her on how to keep her hair feeling healthy between visits🌟 ⠀

What’s the real takeaway here? Sometimes change is good. And even though it can seem sad to let the blonde go, look how sultry, healthy and sexy a walk on the BRONDE side can be ✨✨✨