In case you missed it last week, I was transformed from a long-haired brunette to a silver blonde with a bob cut. After months of deliberating and debating my decision, the makeover, which was done by Hairroin Salon‘s Artistic Director Luis Payne, initially took my hair from long and brown to a pale blonde with raspberry at the ends where we couldn’t lift all the color from my hair due to a long history of bleaching, dyeing and destroying it. On Wednesday, I went back to Hairroin Salon for the second half of my transformation. This is Sam’s Makeover 2: The Re-Blondening (coming soon to a theater near you, if anything is right with the world).
Here’s what my hair looked like when we finished up our session last time:
I was thrilled with the results, but Luis is a perfectionist (a quality everyone should value in a stylist) and wanted to see how close to my original ideas of blonde we could get while still maintaining the integrity of my hair and keeping the look edgy.
When I showed back up at Hairroin, Luis consulted me about my experience so far as a blonde. We talked about what I’ve been doing to take care of it, how I’ve been treating it (masques! So many hair masques!), and where we were going to take it that day. I wanted to go even more platinum, sort of along the lines of a cooler toned Rita Ora look (as opposed to the James Franco hair inspo I’m sure you expected). And guess what? We were able to do just that!
Luis started removing the sort of peachy brassy tones from my hair with carefully placed bleach in order to target those areas without damaging other parts of my hair. After 15 or so minutes, Hairroin’s awesome assistant Dutch Foy once again shampooed my hair with some sort of magical potion that smelled like heaven and added back in a bunch of moisture. Luis checked my hair and voila! Tons of the darker peachy colors were made even blonder, which evened out my hair quite a bit.
Then, Luis added a blue cellophane all over my hair, using a slightly darker bluish-purple (blurple is one of my favorite words, by the way) to specific parts. He explained to me that a cellophane is a semi-permanent color gloss that allows the stylist to add in specific tones that will tweak the color a bit and give it tons of shine. That way, my hair was able to have a more pure, icier look to it–and actually look glossy, which I wanted very much since going through tons of processes can make it look duller.
Luis popped me under their drier for about twenty minutes, then turned it off and gave it another ten minutes to cool down. He and Dutch rinsed my hair very thoroughly, then conditioned it to give it lots of hydration.
Click to the next page to see the end result!