Ok moms…I admit it, this is a little crazy. See, I was at a birthday party on Tuesday and one of the ladies shared a cool story with me.
She was friends with a mama who, every summer, let her daughters dye their hair some cool and funky color. Something crazy they couldn’t quite get away with during the school year, but would rock in the summer months. Then before school would start, their color would have all but washed out, they’d get a haircut, and start fresh for fall. All I could think was, “I love this Mom!” And “I HAVE to do this for my girls!”
And I just so happen to know Danielle B. who works at Salon DeVille up the street, and she does ah-mazing color. Of course, Danielle was game. My daughter Marley is 9, Holland is 6, and they were both pumped to get their hair done.
Marley decided she wanted “galaxy” inspired hair, and found this picture online. I’m not sure what “galaxy” inspired actually means, but I think we can all agree it’s festive and fun!
After taking a closer look at Marley’s hair, Danielle told us she would need to (gasp) bleach the ends of Marley’s hair so the bright color would show. I hesitated for a minute, but knew she was right…and we would probably be chopping off the bleached ends before school started next Fall anyway. (Besides, by the time I was her age I already had at least two spiral perms. I grew up in Texas in the eighties, yo!)
Meanwhile, little sister surveyed the scene and decided there was no way in hell she was getting her hair done today. We decided she could just watch and observe.
So first, the bleaching of the ends…
Then a quick blow dry.
And now for the fun stuff…the color!
Danielle used emerald, magenta, violet and blue.
Do these colors not make your heart sing???
Next up, the “foils” where Danielle strategically painted on the hair color. Ooh la la!
A little Saiko Sushi for the hungry girl during the process. (She has a terrible life.)
And next, a rinse, blow dry, quick trim and styling!
Love how the colors pop in the curls!
And now for the the end result…a very happy 9-year-old with Galaxy Hair!
Do you have a little girl, tween or teen would love this look? We are SUPER happy with the results! But here’s what you need to know.
This process will work best on lighter-haired beauties…if you’ve got dark hair, you’re going to need to get the ends bleached or the color won’t show as well. Also, this is a long process…Marley was in the chair for 3 hours. It’s a legit salon experience! Finally, this isn’t cheap. You’re getting an amazing experience and results, but what we did was akin to a balayage with funky colors.
But my older girl is getting to the age where she doesn’t want “stuff” as much as she wants an experience. This would be an amazing summer birthday present or a fun mother/daughter bonding time. And it’s the gift that keeps on giving, each time your kid looks in the mirror!
Interested? Stay tuned for special pricing from Danielle. And happy almost summer!!!