I went through my phases of light brown to blonde highlights through high school then mainly stuck with dark hair through university, but like most women I really felt the need for significant change. When I saw a Groupon for popular Vancouver salon, Rain, I emailed to see if the $95 full highlights and cut deal could go toward an ombre treatment, and to my delight it did. Finally nearing end of semester I made an obligatory consultation with the salon, which was pretty eye-opening for me. Because my hair had L’oreal box colour in it the stylist explained that I would need to pay extra to take it out, and pay an additional amount for the entire ombre/balayage treatment because my hair is so long. I’m doing my best to sum it up, but there are a lot of technical terms involved that I still don’t have a full grasp on! Lesson learned is to not play around with store-bought colour if you’re planning on getting your hair professionally coloured! I ended up paying an extra $130, which I went ahead with since I was pretty set on this new look.
A few weeks later just after the last day of classes I went in for the transformation, which took a total of 3hrs (this is nothing compared to doing the 6hr Japanese hair straightening treatment that I’ve done a few times). By the end of it all, I was incredibly pleased. I absolutely love how the gradual look came out and am doubly happy that the blonde doesn’t look orange-y like some turn out. Thank you, Shannon!
Pictures are included below with a before picture for reference. What do you think?
I’ve got to be honest – there weren’t too many standout looks for me Sunday night. If I had to choose, the two most memorable moments of the 2013 AMAs were Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World’s performance of ‘Say Something’ (chills) and Rihanna’s mom’s heartfelt speech while presenting her the inaugural Icon Award. Fashion-wise, something I have to note is how far Nicole Richie has come from her Simple Life days. It still amazes me! I’ve included a picture for reference just in case any of you have forgotten. Outfit favourites to follow…
Nicole Richie circa Simple Life days.
By far the best I have seen Christina look in years. Simple, sexy, sophisticated.
Bethenny Frankel’s talk show, Bethenny, has been catching my eye some afternoons mainly due to what she’s been wearing. The skinny-minnie reality TV star, chef, and mother has always been a style icon for much of the Real Housewives following, and I’ve decided to call attention to some of her best looks (in my opinion). I want this woman’s show closet!
On Her Show:
Her show’s website does a great job at making sure we don’t take photos from the site, so to see more of Bethenny’s show looks click here.
Out n’ About:
A few days late, but I wanted to do a quick post on my favourite dresses from this year’s Emmys:
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Photos from londonfashionweek.co.uk
Sass & Bide
ICB by Prabal Gurung
Photos from http://www.mbfashionweek.com