Last November, I shared the process of getting my “Sunset” hair done, which I had touched up in late December and then left alone until this past week. As we head into spring/summer, I wanted to go a bit lighter (but still saturated, not pastel) and more purple (less red/copper). What I’m dubbing my Fairytale balayage still has similar colors that I had in my previous sunset-inspired balayages, but the core shades are lightened, there’s a ton more purple (and cooler purple) without a lot of magenta-red vibes.
I was really happy with how long-lasting the dyes have been so far; I still had multi-colored strands after three months (and I’ve moved to washing every five days) but definitely looked a bit redder as the magenta dye took over with purple peek-a-boos. I’m curious to see how this fades over time, and if it has as much dye transfer as my last ‘dos.
I decided to split my appointment across two days, which ended up being a really good decision because all told, it was just over nine and a half hours. My hair is definitely longer this time around than it was in November, and I have a lot of hair to begin with! On Thursday, my stylist Lauren Krech (at The Waverly Salon) removed all of the previous colors, raised my balayage up (about 5-6″ of growth since November!), and trimmed a couple of inches off my hair, put in some more layers, and thinned it out a little; all this took just over four hours. On Friday, it took about five and a half hours to color and process–it was three hours just to put all of my hair into foils, and then she opened up all of the multi-colored sections to re-saturate (if necessary) and brush through.
For the purple, she used Joico Color Intensity dyes in Amethyst Purple with Orchid; Pink with a drop of Magenta for the darker pink, and Soft Pink and Peach for the rose gold.
P.S. This isn’t a sponsored post; I found the salon through Yelp and have paid for all of my services. I share because Lauren does great work and deserves the credit for all of her hard work!