I have been wanting to dye my hair ombre for a while now but there have been 2 things putting me off:
- I am a total panic freak when it comes to my hair, after a traumatic experience going from shoulder length hair to a hideous flicked bob in Year 7, after which I waited five, yes five, years to get my hair cut! Now, I only get my hair cut once every couple of years, so needless to say a huge change like this freaks me out.
- I only use cruelty-free beauty products and have found it really difficult to find a hair care brand that shares these values, and moreover a salon that uses them.
Enter Bizzaz, a great little salon in Exeter who use Paul Mitchell – a compassionate, and largely vegan hair care brand. So today was the day to ditch the irrational fear and get ombre-ing and I’m so glad I did as this happened…
First of all, let’s chat salon decor. There were cobwebs, giant spiders and pumpkins galore which I absolutely loved, as I am Halloween’s biggest fan. Seriously, Halloween is my jam. Speaking of which, I am going to be sharing some great vegan Halloween recipes this coming week, so watch this space.
Back to the today’s ombre-ing. Maria also came with me to get her highlights touched up, so our amazing stylist Aleena blocked the whole afternoon out to dye, cut and style our hair. Aleena was so friendly and as a fellow animal lover, was also great about ensuring all of the products she used on my hair were cruelty-free. I’ve had hairdressers before who when you ask for an inch off of the length, they take three – Aleena was definitely not one of these hairdressers and pacified my irrational fear and didn’t take too much off at all. What. A. Babe. Not forgetting, she is an absolute wizard at ombre-ing. I am so, so pleased with how my hair has turned out, and couldn’t recommend Bizzaz any more highly.
I also really rate the Paul Mitchell products and am excited to order the Platinum Blonde Shampoo recommended by Aleena to maintain my new (half) blonde hair. Eek. Blonde!!
Paul Mitchell have an awesome feature on their website where you can search for a salon that uses their products, so if you want to get awesome hair with no animals harmed, find a Paul Mitchell salon near you by clicking here.