I’ve been blogging about my hair and colour journey this year with Sassoon (here). I started out with a really dark and rich brown in the winter and have ended it with great blonde highlights for the summer. I’ve grown my hair over the last year and like this past the shoulder length. Today is my final Sassoon blog post for this series, however, it’s not my final time at the salon.
My Instagram stories and Instagram feed are filled with my in salon experiences and results from all the changes. This last visit was about a touch up. I had my highlights done over a month ago and they still look great. My problem is that I am going on vacation for 6 weeks and don’t want the roots to be that drastic (I don’t care if that is a new trend, it’s not one I want to participate in).
My colourist, Tara, recommended that we just touch up the crown and have me Croatia ready for the summer. Now, because my hair journey has been all about colour I wanted to ask Tara some questions about colouring/highlighting your hair.
1.My hair tends to be______, what is a style solution for this?
Gorgeous & stylish (Iva: she really did say that, however, we had to get serious). You have blonde highlights and that means you bleach it. This causes your hair to be over-processed and dried out. That is the sacrifice you make for blonde hair.
The solution is treatments. This starts with an in salon treatment and is followed up with an at home mask after 1 or 2 weeks. This add moisture to my blonde hair. A great at home mask is the Nutritive by Kerastase.
2.What type of shampoo/conditioner do you recommend for my type of hair and why?
The Kerastase Chromatique line is great because it is specifically for colour treated hair, however, the entire product offering works with colour treated hair. So if you want to try another line you can.
3.What is one hair tip that you share with all clientele?
Blow drying, straightening, and curling wands all put heat on your hair. If you are putting heat on your hair us a protectant! This gives your hair protection against all those tools you use.
4.Wht is the best way to protect colour?
This one is easy to say but hard for most people to do because the best way to protect colour is to stay out of the sun. It summer and we are outside constantly so wear a UV hat (Iva: which i do) which also protects your scalp and face. Plus look for hair styling products that have sunscreen in them.
Here I am all “Croatia Ready” with my new hair.
Now for the exciting news – Sassoon Toronto is providing one Sassoon Salon Makeover Voucher (valued at $300) to give away to one of my lucky followers! This is an Instagram giveaway and you will have to follow the Instagram link here to enter the contest. Good luck!
It’s summer and that means blue and white stripes. Blue and white is one of my favourite colour combinations because your third colour can be almost anything. Today my added colour is red. Stripes & Red.
Now I am going to apologize about the top. It is sold out. I bought it in May and have been wearing it for months and am just now adding it to the blog. Yes bad blogger. I have scoured the internet and haven’t been able to find something similar.
Skirt, Ann Taylor (here)
Lots of sales going on and sharing some from this red, black and leopard print look.
Jacket, Reiss (on sale here, UK here) || Sweater, WHBM (sold out, great options here) || Skirt, Banana Republic (on sale Canadian here, US here, UK here) || Shoes, JCrew (old, similar here, here ) || Bag, Dolce & Gabbana (red & black).
Canada is celebrating a birthday this Saturday – 150 years. My family and I have a few things planned (but it’s supposed to really rain all weekend so a few things could change). In homage to Canada Day I’m pulling out my favourite wide leg red pants. Hoping everyone has a great weekend and Happy Birthday Canada. The country that has given me and my family freedom and opportunity.
Outfit Details – Pants, Alice & Olivia (old, great options here & here ) || Jacket, Reiss (here and it’s on sale) || Turtleneck – WHBM (cannot find a black one but different colour options here, crewneck option here) || Shoes, Ferragamo (here) || Handbag, Mulberry (similar here)
The perfect little black dress for this summer season – off the shoulder and pockets. Plus it’s cotton, perfect for hot weather. Dress it up or down. I’ll be wearing this a lot.
Most of you know that I also am a Style Expert on a Canadian Show, Cityline. I do lots of make overs and segments on trends and how to dress your body. Yesterday a segment aired that I’m really proud of. I styled 5 real women and helped them find the best bathing suits for their bodies.
I wanted to share what I wrote on Instagram:
“Summer is here, the temperature is rising and now it’s time to find a bathing suit. It sounds so easy and yet is probably the most dreaded thing many women do when getting summer ready. It makes it that much harder when every woman that we see in the media in a bathing suit has a certain body and is a certain age range (the worst part is she’s been photoshopped). Click through most media ads, programming or retailer websites and tell me what you see? I don’t see myself and I bet you don’t see yourself either. I am so proud that @citylineca & @thetracymoore broke the model mode. They want to be the change and want us to love and accept our bodies. Bodies that have or are raising the next generation, bodies that are taking care of loved ones, bodies that are making our community better and bodies that are breaking ceilings and persisting. They tasked me to help viewers tackle their #FitChallenges when looking for a #bathingsuit – not problem areas, not imperfections but fit challenges (we all know that words hurt and we all have challenges). Looking at this group of models I bet most of us see ourselves. We see our bodies and how to get #bikiniready.”
I LOVE these jeans – pearl embellished jeans. I’ve worn them in my every day and then to functions and events. Functions and events with serious financial types. The men just look at my jeans and the women all come up to me to tell me who much they love them.
That’s what I love about clothing – the unexpected things that just work. Even when you think something is too much. It’s only clothes and we all need a bit of too much in our lives. The only annoying thing about these jeans is when you’re crossing your legs. The pearls start to hurt. I haven’t had to wash them and when I do I figure I’ll do that inside out and on delicate. Then hang to dry.
Outfit Details – Pearl Embellished Jeans, Banana Republic (sold out, same silhouette here, pearl embellished jeans here) || Blouse, Banana Republic (here, blue version here) || Shoes, Manolo Blahnik (here, upper mid versions here & mid range here) || Handbag, Dolce & Gahanna (here, black version here)