Lemon Fresh Sun-In Hair Lightner

My boyfriend and I took a trip to a Walmart around the Oracle Arena area and I found a cheap bottle of Lemon Fresh Sun-In Hair Lightner for $3.48.  Since the Balayage appointment at The Root Salon in Phoenix, I’ve been wanting to lighten my hair much more.  This 4.7 oz. yellow bottle contains aloe, chamomile, marigold, flaxseed, and it’s alcohol free.  Aloe contains antioxidant and healthy plant properties while chamomile treats the scalp.  Marigold takes away dandruff and flaxseed has Omega-3’s and fiber.  After spraying my entire head and combing the Sun-In Lightener evenly through my hair, it really softened the strands immediately while bringing out a honey hue.  You can either blow dry the hair or I find simply giving your hair time in the sun does the trick.  I also like the light lemony fragrance.  Professionals say for getting maximum results, you should spray your hair every couple of days after showering for a summation of three applications.  I’ll post the final reveal soon!

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Balayage

I had been playing with the idea of going blonde again for several months, but knew I didn’t want to go fully blonde like the last time.  I dyed my hair black about a year and half ago and let it grow out to a medium brown, as was my original hair color.  The original blonde I’d gotten done was a gift from a boyfriend at the Atelier Emmanuel Salon around Union Square in San Francisco.  For touch ups, I went once a month to a hair salon in Rockridge on College Ave. close to where the BART stops.  Both places offered me a high quality service.

This time, I was determined to do a coloring where it kept my hair natural looking.  Through researching and talking with my boyfriend, we discovered something called Balayage.  I noticed a lot of women have this hairstyle.  It’s a French hair technique where the hair is painted on in a way so as to create a graduated and natural-looking effect, which is exactly what I was looking for.

My boyfriend took me to a salon in the Mission and one on Polk Street to see about pricing, but it didn’t seem to be these hairstylists’ specialty.  Once we decided to go to Phoenix for fall break to visit Haji’s daughter Trinity, we looked into hair salons in Phoenix that did this particular hair style and we finally stumbled upon a salon called The Root Salon in the North Central Phoenix area, which did a Balayage including a blowout for a good price.  My boyfriend contributed his share of the cost, as it was my birthday present.

In French, the term balayer means to sweep and balayage means sweeping.  It is a technique where the color is painted on the hair in sections.  It gives a light, sun-kissed touch from root to tip.  It is a highlighting technique, but not one involving foils.

In ten years time, The Root Salon has become one of the best go-to hair salons in Phoenix.  They give the highest quality service in terms of hair maintenance and color and use only the finest hair care products, including Alfaparf Milano and Aveda.  They have paired up with L.A. Vidal Sassoon Academy and many beauty conglomerates in the industry.  Their excellent staff is well-trained in various hair practices and travels to New York and other cities for extensive training in hair care.

Their commitment to making people look their best is what made me choose The Root Salon.  I had the pleasure of getting my hair done by Shane, a senior stylist, who has had  considerable training in the field, and his ability to find the exact coloring to match my complexion was what made the appointment notable.  I am grateful to him and the team for making my experience a memorable one.

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The Root Salon

5813 North 7th Street
Suite #120
Phoenix Arizona, 85014
(602) 277-4072
info@therootsalon.com

Anya Braid Bar

Several months back, my boyfriend and I took his daughter Trinity to a cool trending braid bar at the Glendale Mall called ANYA Braid Bar.  They were there for a limited time and have since relocated to the Nail and Hair Bar at Bloomingdale’s.  Appointments are recommended, so we showed up at the mall just in time to get Trinity a braiding appointment.  She chose a neat light blue hair extension, which is her favorite color, to be woven into the Boxer Braids, which came out to $45 total.  The price includes the two boxer (Dutch braids), an $8 Kanekalon installation fee, and the single pack of extensions.  The young woman who braided her hair did such a beautiful intricate job.

ANYA Braid Bar sells gorgeous head pieces in addition to their braiding services with charming flowers, iridescent crystals, and other soft accents.

Braiding styles are for men, women, and children alike.

The prices can range from $15-35 depending on how intricate the braiding is.

Crystal Braid

Soft Dutch Braids with rhinestone and silver accents for $26

Free Spirit Braid

Free Spirit Braid for $30

Trinity

Boxer Braids with Blue Extensions for $45

They also do private events like weddings or birthdays and special themed events if requested.  Classes are offered during the summer for anyone who has an interest in learning the art of braiding.

Same day appointments have to be made by phone and future appointments go by e-mail.

EMAIL: info@anyabraids.com PHONE: 818.583.7459
GLENDALE GALLERIA
100 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91210 (3rd Floor, inside Nail & Hair Bar)