This afternoon was time to get my hair done, and this time around I needed a base break, full set of highlites, and toner. I haven’t had a base break since the time before last… so about 12 weeks. I like to alternate every other time for a base break, and also alternate between a partial and full highlight periodically. Probably every third time or so I do a full.
Before heading in, I figured I should take some hair selfies…this is the “BEFORE”
I opted not to add any lowlites this time as it is mid May, summer is coming, and
blonde should always be blonder in the Summer. At least that’s how I am seeing it at this very moment! In the fall I will add some richer hues to celebrate the season.
I didn’t need a trim, and tend to also get those every other time, and have been growing out my hair for a bit. It is getting long!
First she did the foiled full highlites, and we talked about the medical uses for CBD oil, her upcoming gigs (She is a musician also!) and all things beauty. She knew about the Black Charcoal Asian Peel off mask! She is fun, and it doesn’t take super long, and it’s just a quaint comfortable setting.
Next she broke the base and toned it with a purple toner. She uses a silver toner for her hair, which is a gorgeous shade of blonde. Her skin tone is tanner than mine, but maybe I will try the silver another time! She also uses a purple shampoo, and recommends that I do too every week or so, and that I leave it in for a while to get the full effect. I naturally have some red undertones, and I am not embracing them at this moment, so this will help to nuetralize and also de-brass any brassiness that wants to show up before my next appointment.
Root pump is a given, as I like hair with a little extra. Susan asked after blow drying if I want some curl or straight. I have been preferring curl lately. I feel like when my hair is straight it looks too flat and somewhat boring (BUT I go back and forth!) Also, considering it was already in the upper 80’s with some humidity today in Summerville, I figure straightening my naturally wavy hair is an endless battle that just isn’t worth it to me!
I am happy with the results. Here are the “Afters.”
My stylist in Summerville, Susan at Luxe is the best!
Thank you for spending some time with me today!
Sending love to you and yours,