It’s safe to say that the thing I was most nervous about was finding a new Hair Stylist once I got settled. In Portland, I had been seeing the same lady for years. She was essentially extended family. This was only cemented further as a number of other family members got their hair done by her as well. I was pretty nervous to let anyone else even touch my hair.
I did try out a new stylist in October. I read a lot of yelp reviews, Instagram searches, and made a lot of calls before I made an appointment. While I loved the Brazilian Blowout I got, the color process left a bit to be desired. Okay, a lot to be desired. So when a few of my new girlfriends recommended Terra Shapiro at Juan Salon, I immediately bookmarked her for when I needed my color touched up. As evident by the grow out in the photo above, I needed my color touched up.
My natural color is a dark blonde / very light brown and I’ve been getting heavy highlights for years. Honestly, the last time I wasn’t a full on blonde was High School. #DatingMyself. Switching up my hair color has never really appealed to me. If I were to go darker, it would take forever to go back to the color I’m most comfortable at. At least without damaging my hair. So not worth it.
Then Granny Hair and fun pastel colors started to become more trendy and mainstream. Take one look at my Hair board on Pinterest and you can tell I was smitten. Long story short, I ended up walking out of the salon with silver lavender hair.
It looks more lavender or silver depending on the type of light I’m in. Stylist Search 2.0 was a big success. I couldn’t be more happy with my hair.
The plus side is that if I decide not to get more color added by the time I need my roots done again, I’ll essentially be blonde again. Until then, I’m still using sulfate free purple shampoos to minimize color wash out.
Now I just need to find a good nail place. 🙈 How long did it take you to find a hair lady you liked?