So I’ll do a proper and formal review of Salon 828 soon, but for now, I’m so excited about my blonde hair, I’m putting up a quick post.
This morning when I woke up I was my usual frizzy and frazzled self. If someone were to ask which celebrity I most resembled, living or dead, surely my “happy little afro” and I would have probably been likened to painter, Bob Ross:
Not much I could do about it. I try, but aside from my naturally curly hair’s normal rebellion, I was long overdue for a hair cut. The last time I saw Blake, my fabulous friend and stylist, was back in December. Although I hope I’m generally a good friend, I’m a bad client. But even when I’m weeks overdue, Blake always welcomes me back like the prodigal client I am.
Today was no different except Blake is now working at a fabulous salon and spa, Salon 828. Located in Wilmington, Delaware it’s a forty minute drive for me, but well worth the trip. Today I was treated not only to a hair color and treatment, but Blake also assisted me in crossing off one of my Bucket List items– going blonde. My fear, as I expressed to you all previously, was that I’d end up with bleach blonde frizz resembling a Q-Tip. Although I trust Blake totally, the fear was still there. Do I even have the right skin tone for blonde hair? Turns out, I do…Blake is a master at her craft and I felt totally at ease. My hair, although not bleach blonde, is about a million shades away from my dark brown. For now, I love it. What fun!
Here’s the before and after:
Doesn’t even look like me, right? Who’s that girl?
Special thanks to owner (and fellow Viking Alumni), Holly and her husband Don, the staff and of course Blake! Salon 828 was recently named on of the Top 100 Salons by Elle magazine, so be sure to check them out! (Full review coming soon!)