Hello girls, few months back I was contacted for reviewing Lakme ShowStopping Collection.I was like why not? Not because the offer was from a premier salon but since my relation from Lakme goes way back. I had chosen Lakme for my makeup and Saree Draping for my Engagement in 201o. And I truly impressed by their impeccable service. They gave me just what had in my mind.
Anyways, I got call from Divya from Bandra Khar to fix up an appointment where she told the look included cut and color. Now I have never ever colored my hair and I am extremely skeptical about it. But because it was Lakme it got me thinking. I thought if I have to ever get my hair colored I would never turn to anyone except Lakme. So why not now?
I called my younger sister to assist me choosing the style, but she was late. Meena at the salon made me browse the royal book of Show Stopping Collection Book, explained me looks, tried to understand what I had in mind and we finalized.
About Show Stopping Collection : You can browse the Show Stopping Collection here.
‘Illusion’, :Loud, unconventional, trendy. This trend oozes of youth and rebellion.
‘Metamorphosis’: For those who like change, this is a blend of sophistication and whacky! Go bold with new shapes.
‘Moulin Rouge’ : From vintage to the post-modern fashion Renaissance, the ‘once upon a time’ celebrated fashion culture makes a come-back.
So we picked up fusion of two, Cut from the ‘Metamorphosis’ and color from ‘Illusion’ (Attached Above).I was so happy when we hit it And then walked in my sister and she was equally excited when I explained her.
My hair was first colored , then washed followed by cut and blow dry. I did not choose to bleach my hair so the color was done on my natural black hair. The style of coloring was ‘Ombre’ which is a French word for ‘Shade/Shadow’. Usually a multicolored stripe, with colors graduating from light to dark. This effect is also gradient and used as a nail art technique. In context of hair this kind of look also called Dip-dyed hair is a trend amongst celebrities and fashionistas. I chose red color for Ombre and just got the tips of my hair and certain strands on front colored red. And it actually looked like the ends of my hair were just dipped in color.
Since they were colored on natural black here, it gave a lovely reddish brown color which exactly what I wanted, you know like rust color. I was so happy with my hair after they were blow dried. But the photographs captured of my hair in Lakme were not impressive because my red top camouflaged the red ombre. So I decided to get it clicked again on other dress later.
The next day was even more exciting than the day of makeover. Usually, when we get a cut we look diva just when it is blow dried and the next day back to ‘Bad Hair Day’. But here it was just the opposite. After hair wash when I went to work, I liked my hair even more. Not only did the color take it to other level but the cut was great too. I get endless compliments for my hair till date. I have never loved my hair more, trust me. It is just perfect cut and color. Something doesn’t go away with hair wash or a bad hair cannot take away. I simply feel confident and beautiful about them.
I am simply, truely , madly and deeply in love with my hair, more than I have ever been :). So I am not being selfish here and I intend to share some of my happiness with you too :). I am hosting a small giveaway and Lakme will be giving a Rs 1500 gift Voucher to the winner.
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All the Best!!!