Ladies and Germs, allow me to take you on a journey...
I know I've been posting a TON about hair lately, but this is something really special that I would love to share with you guys. In celebration of Arrojo Salon's 10th anniversary, 25 bloggers, including myself, have been recruited to take part in an anniversary editorial that exercises and showcases the creative minds behind the salon. I really wanted to share the prep shots with you guys because not only was it a super fun experience, but I also learned a lot about how my hair, and how curly hair in general should be cut and shaped.
Ooh yes, take a good look at those roots and shapelessness, because they weren't around for long! To start, my amazing colorist Courtney took a look at my color and saw it desperately needed a boost. In addition to making my red more vibrant (yet natural), she also went in and added highlights around my face to create a bit of framing and dimension. I had never gotten highlights before, so this was really fun!
After my color was rinsed out, it was time for a cut with my FANTASTIC stylist John. Now, here's a Fun Fact: I have almost always (except for my last cut) ended up getting my hair cut by guys, not that gender really makes much of a difference, I just find it super funny how it has always ended up that way!
John went in and really changed my shape. See how he's cutting at an angle? It's super important to shape curly hair in a way that ensures that the curls will fall with dimension and equal distribution. Have any of you ever experienced the "triangle effect" where your hair is just flat at the top and curlier towards the ends? I certainly have, and the answer to that is LAYERS! Lots and lotsa layers.
Now, I know this looks a bit nuts, but when you have product to shape your texture, you gotta evenly distribute it!
Add some finishing spray and it's off to makeup...
We just went with a super simple bold red lip to help warm out my complexion even more and give some OOMPH! And that was that!
I haven't even seen the finished shot yet! All of us bloggers will be able to see our portraits next week at the salon at the unveiling party, I can't wait to see how everything turned out!
I had such an amazing time at Arrojo! After shooting my portrait for the editorial, I was sent home with some products so that I could re-create my experience at home. Next round, I'll be sharing those products and letting you guys know if I succeeded at re-creating my look from the salon. I learned so many pointers, and I can't wait to share them with you guys!