|Photo Credit: Elaine|
Eric Del Monaco (Official Hair Artist & Colourist for L'Oreal Paris) provided me with a personalized consultation. He recommended creating a subtle blonde ombre using Superior Preference Ombre Touch in OT5 (Light Brown to Medium Brown Hair).
The application process was super simple - it only took 10 minutes. My top layer was sectioned off, and Daniel (a stylist at the Del Monaco Salon) used the thimble applicator from the kit to comb streaks of colour through the middle layer of my hair. He then unclipped my top layers, gently placed it over my middle layers, and highlighted a couple of face-framing strands. I waited 30 minutes for the colour to develop - just enough time to chat with Elaine and take a salon-selfie!
After 30 minutes, Daniel washed my hair with the conditioning shampoo from the kit. He then applied L'Oreal Color Radiance Precious Oils and blow-dried my hair. When it was dry, he used a curling iron and L'Oreal Elnett Satin Stronghold Hairspray to create voluminous curls.
Can't believe it only took 3 products to create my new hair style! I'm amazed at how light my hair got with the ombre kit - it's very powerful. There are definitely some gold strands in my hair, but because it's in the middle layer, it just peeks through - so it doesn't look choppy or shocking. Although I'll be able to recreate this colour at home (with the ombre kit) - I wish I had Daniel's talent so that I could recreate my style too...I can never get such perfect curls myself! Here's the end result - with the 2 people responsible for my look: Eric and Daniel:
|Photo Credit: Elaine|
In between the colour and consultation, I got the chance to catch up with some other Toronto Beauty Bloggers - which is always my favorite part!
|With: Emily, Elaine and Tess|
My outfit for the event:
|Shirt: H&M, Necklace: J.Crew Factory (this season's version), Jeans: Garage, Shoes: Old Navy (similar from Target), Bag: Balenciaga|
Not only did L'Oreal ombre my hair - they provided me with all the products I need to keep it looking shiny and healthy - look at these massive bottles of Color Radiance shampoo and conditioner! And a bottle of Precious Oils of my own - so excited!
Would you ever try the ombre look? And if so, would you ever use an at-home kit?