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Set rainbows in your hair

Hair colour is sometimes the best makeover we want. Dive in to know what it is to get a makeover, when the hair becomes a canvas and the stylist becomes the artist

Published: 25th June 2018 10:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2018 01:13 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

They say invest in your hair, that is the crown you never take off and why not? Because people make hair contact before eye contact. Whenever we think of a makeover, the first thing we go about doing is either hair cut or hair colour or sometimes both. Well, hair is the only thing that can be changed according to our whims and fancies. One fine morning, I dropped by the newly opened Page 3 luxury salon at Jubilee Hills Road no 10 for a hair makeover by Edwin Denver, for in him, I trust. 

I did my own research on which colour would go well on my hair and how. As soon as I sat on the salon chair, I thought I should place my trust in the hands of the experts. Edwin, the celebrity stylist took a closer look at my not-given-a-damn-about hair. He told me how neglected it was and I couldn’t deny but accept and apologise to my poor hair, which went through much stress and trauma. 

He handed me a catalogue of hair colours and combinations. Although I was tempted to go for the colour red, I held my adventurously funky self back and asked for some subtle yet significant options. He analysed the complexion of my skin before he could suggest me a colour, so that my hair colour doesn’t overpower my face. He chose golden dark brown and golden very light brown to create an ombré effect on the hair. Well, ombré and balayage are in vogue. The global sensation Priyanka Chopra has also gone for the same style. He explained to me the entire process and how it would look on me and also on how to maintain the coloured hair. 

Just when they were arranging and creating the concoction of products to apply on my hair, a fear of ‘will bleaching damage my hair’ seeped in and my hair hero intervened and plucked the fear out and told me that there is no bleaching of hair involved in the process. Edwin and his army of stylists grabbed their chairs and started to apply it carefully, while I was surfing through Instagram and Facebook. They asked me if I would like to have some tea or coffee.

I said I was on diet, so water should suffice. Edwin immediately asked his help to bring in some diet water. Just when I was wondering what it was, she got me some ginger and lemon water mixed with basil leaves and honey. He smiled at me and said, all the celebrities who come here, opt for this detox water instead of caffeine beverages. Well, he made me feel like a celebrity even before the hair colour could be done.

They left my hair to soak in the product for nearly 25 minutes. Edwin checked if the colour got on to my hair before we could go for the wash and washed my hair thoroughly for six minutes with luxurious Kérastase Paris shampoo; the smell transported me to a different world. He used the conditioner of the same brand and brushed my hair such that the conditioner is evenly spread on the hair. I could hear my hair thanking me for all the pampering. Afterwards, the mirror was pleased to show me how my hair looked alive, full of life, above all, full of vibrant shades. Edwin used a blow dryer first and later a straightner to show me full the ombré colours looked on sleek look. He curled my hair later to demonstrate how the hair looks envy-worthy. I left the salon feeling like a celeb and came to office just to hear some compliments. Hair is to stay.

 purnima@newindianexpress.com  @iyer_purnima

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