A while back, I created a board on Pinterest, paying homage to beautiful redheads everywhere. I was inspired to go red, like really red. Except the ‘really‘ part scared me. The two weeks leading up to my color appointment at Sassoon Salon at Tysons Galleria, I was pinning up a storm. Celeb hair color became my daily obsession. I daydreamed about pulling off a Julianne Moore or Florence Welch paprika red, but I wasn’t sure I could pull it off (except my trusted colorist and Sasson’s color director, Jade DelProposto-Thornton thought so). After some discussion, we mutually agreed to go Amy Adams red (a pretty deeper shade of red that would be an easier and more subtle transition for me).
I’m not going to lie, I was still extremely nervous about the transition! But Jade made me feel super comfortable and calmed my nerves. Truth be told, aside from my highlights in the spring (another fabulous hair treatment by Jade), I haven’t colored my hair in eons so the process felt pretty new to me. Following the hair dye application and sitting under a chair for a little bit, I was whisked away to get my hair washed and a quick color treatment (to help prolong the red). Jade told me red is the hardest to maintain so touch-ups will be necessary (and of course using shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair). Post treatment, I met up with Allison Lyle (creative director for Sassoon and the talented hairstylist who cut my hair last time) for a blow dry and quick bang trim. She is a true wiz at making my hair look sleek and polished. Sassoon also gifted me with the Chanel of hair care lines, Kerastase shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair. Seriously, if you want a great color and/or haircut, get your head of hair to Sassoon.
OK, enough rambling! Check out my new look after the jump!
To the left, my hair before I took the plunge to go red. What do you think of my new look? Should I go brighter next time?