For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved playing with my hair. High ponies and braids ruled my childhood, and as I got older, I started experimenting with hair styles and even color (that a professional corrected later that day). From crimped hair, bangs, a bob hair cut, and over hair-spraying, I’ve also tried almost every fashion trend you can think of. Through it all, I have become more cautious and calculated with my hair, and I’ve found my own little niche for what I like.
Since I breastfeed, I always add a few drops of cedarwood and lavender essential oils to my Ava Anderson shampoo bottle to thicken my hair and help with the constant shedding. I condition with Ava and detangle with their detangler and a Wet brush. I am in love with the way their detangler smells, and since using it, Derrek has complimented me several times on how good my hair smells.
On a regular day my hair is thrown up in a topknot or braided out of my face so I’m not constantly pushing it back while I’m making jewelry. When I leave the house, I usually curl it by wrapping Sharpie-sized sections of my hair around a curling iron, or on the days when the heat gets to me or I’m in a hurry, I straighten it for a sleek non-fussy look. I do like adding my laced hair clip-ins when I do a thick braid or want a little bit of extra thickness in my hair.
Recently, I got the itch to change my hair color. In the past I’ve tried to experiment with color, and the result is always the same–I hate it unless it’s some form of blond. I’ve been dark blonde to platnium and all shades in between, and I knew I wanted a change. I’ve been seeing a lot of women going grey blonde, and the more I saw it, the more I thought “I wish I could do that.” After talking to Derrek, he convinced me I should go for it so I started researching. I didn’t just want to get anyone to do it, especially someone who had never tried it before. I remembered that my friend and cosmetologist, Jes Sanders, always works with a lot of bright and funky color clients, so I set up an appointment to see her. She helped boost my confidence about going grey, and I’m so glad I took the plunge!
Since my hair had blonde and brown in it, it didn’t turn completely one color and I’ll go back soon to get more grey in it for fall. She explained all of this to me beforehand so I wasn’t in the dark throughout the process. It took a few hours, but she worked her magic and I couldn’t be happier! I get stopped randomly by people I know and some I don’t know and they tell me how much they love my hair color. Nolan tells me I have “Princess Elsa hair,” and I absolutely love having it such a unique color. I love doing things differently than the norm, and I think that if its something YOU feel you should do then go for it! I strongly suggest you go see a licensed cosmetologist that is familiar with the cut/color you’re imagining for yourself and talk with them beforehand so they can get an understanding for what you want and you see what they can do!
If you’re close to Myrtle Beach, you must book an appointment with Jes at her salon, Vain, and get a little hair makeover you will love!
VAIN – hair studio
4828 HWY 17 Bypass
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577