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Aveda Color Conserve Salon Experience

Aveda Color Conserve Salon Experience

Taking the plunge to try a  new colour or style, but don’t want to damage your hair? It can be a task to find the right salon and stylist to trust your hair with. I had the chance to try out the Salon experience from one of our best loved haircare brands, Aveda, and I’m letting you know how it went.

Before my trip to the salon, my hair was brittle and extremely dry from constant styling. The colour was extremely lacklustre and in need of some TLC. What I wanted was for the condition of my hair to be improved and for some more colour tones to be added to increase dimension. So how did it go?

The Salon

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The Aveda Covent garden salon is located in the hustle and bustle of central London. Inside you can discover a tranquil haven inside the big city. The salon is the epitome of Aveda as a brand; filled with greenery and natural touches amid lots of beautiful open space and soft textures. It felt so soothing and relaxing.

From start to finish the salon experience was unlike anything I have tried before. After walking into the salon I was settled down with a cup of Aveda’s caffeine-free “comforting tea” before the stylist promptly arrived at my chair to talk over my treatment. However, I wouldn’t have minded sitting for a little longer as the space was so gorgeous!

The Treatment

Before the session I had popped into the salon for a patch test. This always recommended if you are having colour as the stylist can check your skin will not react to the colour treatment. If you are going lighter, a patch test can also be used to give an idea of how the existing colour might lift. I have my hair dyed a very dark shade so I am always wary of how the colour will lift if I change it up.

After discussing potential looks and techniques we decided to go with the balayage technique. This lightly colours the hair using free-hand techniques for a natural finish. This method is great for those venturing into lighter colours, thanks to its softer results. It can also be less damaging to the hair as it doesn’t use as many harsh ingredients.

After lightening my hair, the stylist then added a toner to cancel out the warm shades you can get when lifting dark colours. They then added the Color Conserve Strengthening Treatment and left it on my hair for 15 minutes as an intense mask. Packed with pure flower and plant essences, the treatment is the secret to conserving and reviving coloured hair. I loved it and I’m so glad I can buy it to use at home each week for a little bit of extra hair TLC.

Following the masque, they washed my hair with the Colour Conserve Shampoo and Conditioner. These two are both have been formulated to help your hair resist fading and protect your colour from water, Sun and environmental stresses!

The formula leaves your hair soft and silky and best of all it doesn’t feel harsh on the scalp; ideal when your scalp is a little sensitive from a colour treatment. I have been using the range a little while now and I am a total convert, as you can see in my full review.

The Styling

We all know that one of the best things about a salon trip is getting your hair styled beautifully. I asked for a gorgeous curly blow dry and tried to pick up a few tips along the way.

To add some extra grit to the styling, they sprayed some Thickening Tonic into my towel dried hair. It also gives the hair some added volume and helps keep your style lasting longer, perfect for the curly blow dry look!

They then blow dried my hair using a round brush to create soft curls. For added definition, they took small sections and curled with an curling iron. For the final touch, they used the Brilliant Spray On Shine before brushing through the hair to create smooth sleek curls. The key is to wait until the hair is totally dry before spraying and not touching the curls until the very end.

The Results

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As you can see, the treatment left my hair looking much healthier! I love how the subtle balayage gave my hair some extra dimension and texture. This was a perfect way for a forever brunette like me to try out a lighter look.

I also love that I can keep the salon experience up at home with the Colour Conserve range. I have been using it since the treatment and my hair has retained its vibrant and glossy colour, which usually fades after the first week back from the salon. This was a real treat and I am so happy with the results.

Thank you to Aveda for the fab salon experience. Want to find out more about our salon haircare brands? Browse the range on Lookfantastic, including Redken, Kerastase and Pureology.



Katie

Katie

Beauty Editor

Beauty is my absolute passion and even having worked in the Beauty Industry for six years, I still love to spend my spare time trying out new discoveries. From red lipsticks to electrical facial devices, I'm always willing to trial the next best beauty product. When I'm not at work I try to explore the USA, so I'm always on the hunt for mini beauty samples to pop in my travel bag for my next flight to NYC.


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