A couple of days back, I got my hair done at Jean-Claude Biguine Salon & Spa at Lokhandwala, Andheri. I had been considering getting my hair colored and the invitation from JCB came just at the right time! I’ve been coloring my hair for a while now (using boxed colors) since I have premature greying but I’ve never tried a balayage or ombre and that was the look I wanted to try this time. This is how the look turned out –
JCB Salon & Spa has recently introduced Wella products in their salons and Juhi, the stylist, used the Wella Kolestom Perfect colors for my look. She used a combination of 3 colors to achieve the Balayage I had requested. I had shown her a couple of reference pictures on my phone before we started. I wanted a light honeyed ash color at the ends that would slowly blend into a natural dark brown.
For the ends, Juhi used the shades 9/37 and 7/37 to achieve the gradient. And for the roots, she mixed the shades 66/0 and 55/0 in the ratio 3:1, mixed with 6% developer. The whole process took about 5 hours since I had colored hair and the stylist said the colors needed more time to develop because of that. The staff at JCB is really nice and they make sure you have plenty to drink and eat while you wait for your service 🙂
Coming to the end result, I have mixed feelings about how the color turned out. Its different from what I’ve had before so I like the change. And it looks nice enough when I curl my hair. What I did not like was the orangey tones that the color developed. I had hoped for more of a caramel, honeyed ash tone and this is much too warm for my liking. It looks like I’ve overdosed on mehendi and I don’t like that look. The stylist said that is was because of my previous color which was a strong coppery brown. Also, since its permanent color, my hair feels a lot drier and rougher than it used to. Since my ends are straightened, the combination of rebonding + permanent color is finally taking a toll I guess.
Overall, I am not absolutely in love with my hair at the moment but I do like the change. And the color definitely looks a lot nicer on curler hair as opposed to straight hair. I’ve been getting a lot of nice comments from people on Instagram and Youtube, asking for details about my hair color so I guess its so bad after all!
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