Hi loves! You may have noticed in my video earlier this week that my hair is no longer blonde! I had asked for opinions on whether or not to add some burgundy in my hair and I got an overwhelming yes. Since I trust you all I went for it!
My friend Aubrey is a stylist for Paul Mitchell and saved my hair from some major (embarrassing trauma).
After I had Fox my hair touched my belly button and I decided it had to go. The only problem was that I didn’t have time to leave the house with a colicky baby, so I used good ol’ Pinterest to teach me how to put my ponytail in the front of my hair and chop my hair. And when I say chop I mean it. I cut until my hair was barely touching my shoulders. Pair that with the fact that I started losing my hair after having the baby, and I quickly realized my mistake and set up on appointment with Aubrey after seeing all of her hair transformations on her Instagram page.
It turns out that the left side of my hair was 2 full inches off from the other side. (Add that to the list of my Pinterest fails!) Aubrey fixed the uneven cut and added beautiful color to my hair.
So at this point I was addicted and trusted her and decided to go even lighter. Blonde to be exact.
But then I changed my mind again – haha. I called Aubrey up and let her know I was ready to go dark for fall.
Here are all three colors side-by-side.
Because my hair is pin straight and super thin, I didn’t think I could get any dimension or volume but Aubrey proved me wrong.
While I was there for my last visit, I asked Aubrey for some tips for my readers on what they should know before going to the salon.
Here’s what she had to say:
Tips from Aubrey Lewis, Paul Mitchell Stylist
- Drug store shampoos and conditioners are BAD, BAD, BAD. They’re all alcohol and/or wax based. They do absolutely nothing for your hair. They strip your color and result in product build up.
- Stay away from box dye and henna if possible. Professional hairstylists STILL don’t know what they put in box dye. The amount of ammonia that’s in it fries hair. The public doesn’t have access to the right shampoo that stops the oxidation process of the dye, so when you dye your hair again it makes all the old hair dye molecule react again, resulting in darker hair.
- Henna is a metallic dye, which you cannot use lightener over because it can melt your hair off. (Yes, I’ve seen it happen.)
- For the love of God use heat protectors!
- If you have oily hair DO NOT WASH IT EVERY DAY. It can and will make it worse. Buy dry shampoo and never, ever put conditioner on your roots.
- The ONLY store that is authorized to sell salon products to the public is Ulta. So if you see a well-known shampoo or conditioner at discount stores, don’t buy it. Chances are it’s old or diluted.
Aubrey is currently vying for a trip to Caper at Disney World in Orlando, a friendly competition among the Paul Mitchell students. The only way she can attend is by selling bags of these MAJORLY discounted Paul Mitchell products!
If you’re a San Diego local, please consider purchasing one of the gift packages below.
If you’re interested called Paul Mitchell San Diego (619-398-1590) to order a bag – just make sure to mention Aubrey Lewis and her ID #3324. You can either come pick them up or she can meet up with you to get your bag.
Here are your options.