Hair Transformation with Aveda

March 18, 2016


adding blonde to a brunette

You all know I’ve been wanting a little hair transformation. With spring right around the corner, I felt like I wanted to go a little lighter. It seemed only right! My main concern was that I wanted my hair color to look natural. Adding blonde to a brunette can often look fake and too forced. I’ve been using Aveda products for years and have always been so impressed by their approach to hair care so I was excited when they asked me to partner with them, and went to the Spoke & Weal salon in West Hollywood knowing that they’d be able to get it just right. Last year I went to Spoke & Weal in NYC so it was about time to check out the LA salon!

Hair Transformation with Aveda

ready for a spring hair change hair appointment at spoke and weal painting on color

After talking with Dell Miller, he decided to go with a progressive blonde color. I know it sounds kind of cliché but he really was able to take my hair from drab to fab. My ends were starting to look so brassy and I felt like I didn’t have any life to my hair. It definitely needed some more depth and richness. Dell was really able to add in the blonde in the most natural way. I left feeling like my hair looked like it was supposed to look all along. It’s amazing how proper color can also make your hair look a million times healthier, too! Melissa Hoyle trimmed up my ends afterwards which made a huge difference too!

washing out hair color at salon getting a hair change with aveda subtle blonde hair color on a brunette growing out layered hairaveda products for sleek hair

I always love knowing which products stylists use and love and here were the ones Dell Miller and Melissa Hoyle used on my hair:

Pure Abundance Style Prep– helps thicken hair and boosts volume. Dell used a bunch of this in my hair so don’t be shy. It won’t get crunchy!

Smooth Infusion Nourishing Style Crème– helps fight frizz and keeps styles (straight or wavy) smooth all day long

Air Control Light Hold Hair Spray– a good flexible and long-lasting hair spray

Shampure Dry Shampoo– I need to get some of this dry shampoo! It’s a non-aerosol powder mist that absorbs excess oil and gives hair a refreshed look. It also helps boost volume!

natural blonde color on a brunette natural blonde highlights for spring progressive blonde color at spoke and weal los angeles

My best hair tips if you’re going into a salon:

  1. Bring inspiration images but be realistic. Your hair might be too thick or thin for a certain style. Also, bring photos of styles you don’t like. Over-communication isn’t a bad thing!
  2. Arrive with your hair air-dried and preferably un-styled so that the stylist can see what your hair is like naturally.
  3. Let your stylist know how you like to style your hair because that might make a different for the cut.
  4. Consider maintenance when coloring your hair. For me, I wanted something low maintenance because I didn’t want to be going to the salon every month. Highlights aren’t as drastic and they allow you to skip a salon visit now and then without making your look suffer.

Thank you to Aveda for my new color and partnering with me on this post! If you’re like me and wanting a little hair change with spring, I’d definitely recommend checking out an Aveda salon! You can get $25 towards a hair service.


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