I have been a variation of different blondes over the past couple years but since cutting my hair short about 2 years ago I have had trouble growing my hair back to the length that it was.
When I was approached to try out a new salon in Toronto in the Yorkville area, I jumped at the chance as this was a great opportunity to try something new with some hair experts! Sassoon Salon is located on Scollard Street in Yorkville and just opened their doors this past August but for the past 50 years, Sassoon Salon Toronto was located at 37 Avenue Road.
A couple weeks before my appointment, I popped into Sassoon to have a consult with Jon, the Colour Director at Sassoon Salon, who was going to be my colour stylist for the appointment. John helped me to understand what I needed to do to my hair to achieve my desired look which of course, came from multiple Pinterest images!
On the day of my appointment, I came in and was instantly welcomed and offered a cup of coffee, tea or water. I know this is not a huge thing but I do appreciate salon’s that offer a beverage at the beginning as it sets the tone of being looked after.
John and I went over my Pinterest images again and he went to work! My goal for my hair was to tone down the highlights as I want to try a 6 month-1 year of no colouring in attempt to grow my hair and not damage it with the bleaching that is required with being so blonde. He used 2/3 of light brown/natural brown and 1/3 dark blonde/natural brown to create the shade and also added 4% developer. This was applied in low lights from the mids to the ends of my hair.
After my colouring, I met with Wesley who is the Creative Director at Sassoon Salon. I didn’t want to take much off my ends so he straighten out my hair first and then chopped off the split ends. Wesley also provided me with some very handy tips if you’re also looking to help grow your hair.
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Tips to Help Grow Your Hair Longer
- Get a hair trim every 6 weeks
- Apply a hair treatment to your hair on a regular basis. John mentioned that it’s best to do this on days when you’re just lounging around your home and you can leave the treatment on for an extended period of time.
- ALWAYS use a heat protector
Overall, I am SUPER happy with the results. I was super nervous going in as I was unsure how it was all going to turn out, with putting so many low lights in my hair. I’m excited to try out the new tips from both John and Wesley that will allow me to get healthier and longer hair!
Disclaimer: I was provided a complementary service in return for a review. All opinions are my own.