When it comes with my hair, I say they're low maintenance. In the past, whenever I want to color my hair, I only buy hair coloring then I'll ask my sister to do it for me. I thought kasi, why go to a salon and have it colored by professionals when I can ask my sister to color my hair without shelling out a single centavo. Well, the results may not be that great(always, actually), especially when one time my sister colored my hair, and it turned out she did not color my bangs enough. haha! But what can I expect, right? And I guess I was scared too. Scared of what I will look like, or I may not like the hair color and spent too much money on it.
My perception about having my hair color in the salons change when I was invited to try the Ombre service at Azta Urban Salon in Jazz Residence, Makati branch. Excited is putting it mildly. I was thrilled and ecstatic when Azta Urban asked me if I want to try the Ombre look. My thoughts upon receiving the email? Finally! It will be done professionally! haha!
The last time I had a colored hair was last year, I think. And since it grew longer, I've been sporting black hair ever since. Not that I'm bothered, but I know having a little hair color will bring some excitement to my lifeless, dull hair.
When I went to Azta, they asked me what kind of Ombre do I want. Honestly, I have no idea. I just told them that they can do whatever they want since it's going to be my first time and as long as it will flatter my (round)face. I'm just too excited for the result. I told them kahit anong klaseng Ombre basta magka-color ang hair ko, lol! Talk about desperate!
My hair stylist, Ms Lyn(right photo) asked me what is my everyday lifestyle. What's my daily routine and so on. I gave her a hint kasi that I want a little bit wilder or blunt color. She suggested to go for brown hues and little lighter brown at the bottom. My Ombre style is called Sombre with a little Balayage combo (to know more about it, please read here.). It's a freestyle coloring with a little bit of sun-kissed natural look. I guess the outrageous color is not bagay with my lifestyle. and... age! Lol!
Ms. Lyn also gave me a layered haircut to highlight the Sombre look.
Can't wait for the result!
Happy to share this experience with Kath
If you're a first timer like me, here's what I experienced during the process:
- a little numbness around my head
- cold scalp na feeling ko may something minty na nilagay
- heaviness around my head after
I asked them what's happening, of course. Since it was my first time, our guess was, my scalp and hair aren't use to anything, and medyo na-shock siguro sya or something. I asked around and was told that it is normal and it will wear off in a few hours. And it did! In less than 30 minutes or so, I didn't feel any numbness or heaviness at all.
And TADAH!!! This picture didn't do justice how awesome my Ombre looks now! But believe me, they're so pretty! A lot of people has been complimenting the new look! (they blow-dried my hair here for picture purposes, hehe!) It's not drastic or dramatic as I want but the Sombre complements my lifestyle and I'm so happy with the result! The Sombre style is easier for me to maintain and when it's against the sun, the highlights of my hair really stands out!
Thank you so much, Azta Urban Salon team for beautifying me! Can't wait to go back and try the other Ombre look! (thank you, Ava for the reco! :))
And here's what it looks like at daytime.
Now, thanks to the generous hearts of Azta Urban Salon, I'll be giving away not one, but two free Ombre Services to 2 lucky readers of Shopgirl Jen! Hooray!!!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS, Yna Bronzo and Maria Corazon Letada!!! Please send me your contact number via email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thank you all for joining!
The giveaway is for Metro Manila residences only and willing to go to their Jazz Residences, Makati branch on or before October 30.