July 22, 2013 | 11 comments so far - join the discussion!
So.. I know I’m known to change up my hair every couple of weeks/months…. but my excuse this time round is that I wanted to go to Christopher Hanna to try out since balayage ever since I saw this deal. I’ve had dark hair for a few months now (black and brown) and since it’s just starting to get warmer, I felt the need to lighten up.
Christopher Hanna Platinum is located inside the Ivy complex (1 Ash Street, Sydney) and so because I just work at Wynyard, it was more convenient than any other salon I’ve been! I booked my appointment for 5.30pm (just after work) and when I got there, I was immediately offered a seat and a refreshment/drink!
Adam, my assigned hairdresser analysed my hair condition and commenced with the colouring!! I was abit worried at first because I was afraid he was not experienced with “asian hair”. I asked him a few questions about his experience dealing with Asian hair and he was quite confident so I left it in his hands!
I wanted something that looked like Guy Tang’s “infamous balayage” – which looks like this. (Can’t find a nice picture on Google which can fit seamlessly into my blog but you can google “Guy Tang balayage” for reference)
My biggest fear was actually having bleaching my asian hair. Most of the time, inexperienced hairdressers will turn Asian hair yellow/orange and it’ll end up looking like this.
I wanted a more “gradual” and “less obvious” kind of balayage rather than the ones you can see above.
This is my hair “before”. I’m not going to put in a million photos because if you flick to my previous posts, you would be able to see my hair history.
And this is what the finished product looks like. I love that it does not look like a “chunk” of bleach. Rather, it looks like a grown out full head of highlights. The gradual affect is amazing!
I also asked Adam to cut my hair “straight” on the bottom so it could look thicker and hence the reason my hair looks so much shorter!
My experience at Christopher Hanna was 9/10!! The only reason I minused a one is because I had to sit there for 4 hours, but that’s expected for for a full head of balayage. I’m just “quite the impatient” girl.
I didn’t ask Adam to style my hair in the end because it was already getting quite late and I wanted to go home. He offered to curl my hair with the GHD but I can obviously curl at home so I kindly rejected the offer.
Here is a picture I took the day after when I curled it!! I posted this pic on instagram and received so many nice comments, but unfortunately my hair doesn’t hold curls for very long :(
Another picture taken just a few nights ago at Pacha, Sydney with Fiorr and my cousin, Nathan. My curls were obviously falling by that time but I think it shows nicely what my hair looks like after dark!
The best thing I love about balayage is that you can split your hair anywhere you like!!
Adam made sure that he made my balayage fade equally from the root of my head because I told him I’m quite temperamental and split my hair whenever I like depending on my mood! Hahah.
So what do you say?
Yay or nay?