A couple of weeks ago I had my good friend and beauty guru, Bri Parsonnet, write a guest beauty post for A Hit of Sarah. The piece received such rave reviews that Bri and I decided to team up on a more regular basis. I'm excited to announce that Bri will now write a bi-weekly beauty post for us! Stay tuned for beauty updates, reviews and more from this talented. Now let's dig in to the first installment of Bri's Beauty Bites. We hope you enjoy!
Since January my hair has been bleached, dyed pink, cut only once, straightened, and taken one too many accidental beer baths. Needless to say my hair needed a refresher and I wanted something new. I am naturally brunette and with the exception for a short stint as a redhead in high school, I have remained firmly brown. As I have previously mentioned I would love nothing more than to have neon pink hair, however my job won’t allow that so when deciding what I could do with my “dead bird’s nest of hair” (as my roommate described it) I was having a tough time. Last week I decided to make the leap and go full on blonde… well actually I decided to go grey, but no one else really seemed to be in favour of that…so blonde was the next option.
|Before: Bri as an ombre haired brunette|
Never had I ever dyed my hair with anything but a box and my own two hands so before I made appointments anywhere I did a fair bit of research. New York Magazine and Yelp! Led me to Twigs Salon in the East Village, that was just three blocks from my apartment. I made an appointment for the next day (they were open on Labour Day!) and chose some pictures for my “hairspiration”. The next day my roommate and I set off to Twigs where the stylist and I decided what shade of blonde and what cut would be best. In a rush of excitement I made my official appointment for two days later and alerted the media (aka my mom) that I would be blonde by Wednesday!
|A newly blonde Bri!|
The day of my appointment I was anxious the entire day. I knew this was going to be a big change and I definitely wanted it, but what if it didn’t come out well? I totally trusted the stylists at Twigs and knew they wouldn’t screw anything up but what if my face couldn’t handle blonde. What if I was too pale for blonde? Or my eyebrows were too dark? Or what if the short hair would make my face look fat? After work I headed towards the salon still full of these questions. Lucky for me at Twigs they serve wine that I gladly accepted to take the edge off.
As soon as I met with my stylist, Brandy, I knew I was in good hands. Not only was girlfriend’s own hair and style flawless, but she also has two Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows under her belt in addition to numerous celebrities and editorials. She took one look at my hair and away we went! Soon my head was covered in foils and I SWEAR I could feel the hair getting lighter and lighter. After the first set of foils were taken out Brandy began the big cut (she couldn’t wait to get her hands and scissors on my inches of dead ends). Short and sassy I thought I was ready to look, but Brandy, a true perfectionist, insisted we needed to go a bit lighter before we were done. Word to the wise: if your stylist isn’t a perfectionist, then you have a big problem. I gladly welcomed anything Brandy wanted to do with my hair. Five hours later, many glasses of wine and some tough decisions on the type of bang I should have I walked out of the salon a “fresher, hotter, more stylish Bri” (again, my eloquent roommate’s words).
I truly feel like a whole new person and the feedback has been incredible. A HUGE thank you goes out to Brandy and everyone at Twigs Salon for making my experience perfect. All the stylists their are so friendly and really know there stuff and the environment is welcoming and fun. I can’t wait to go back and see what Brandy has in store for me next! Now let’s see if blondes really have more fun!