So, I'm not very good with hair... I don't have the patience to style it and to be honest, I'm just not very good at it. I can however, put myself in the hands of a good hair stylist and let them work their magic with colour and a pair of scissors! And I knew I was in good hands as soon as I entered the Andrew Collinge salon in Selfridges at the Trafford Centre... Every single stylist in there, had gorge, lush locks. I had major hair envy.
Luckily for me, I was about to join them, as I had been invited in to try out the new "Custom Blonde" service by Tigi at the Andrew Collinge salon. The system is a new way to enhance lighter locks and keep the looking fresh without damaging them. The end result, is healthy blonde hair, with a high shine finish...
My stylist Sophie was really good!! I had no idea what to ask for or what would suit me, but I knew that I wanted ashy, cool tones, as my last colour was quite warm. Here's the result:
The Custom Blonde
Sophie (who incidentally looked just like Cady off Love Island) used two colours to freshen up my look. A new ashy blonde shade (102 1 with 21) was applied as a low light to give a lovely icy / creamy base to my hair. This toned my overall look. A lightener was then applied as highlights to give a nice, white, clean blonde. This colour was true lights with 21.
My own blonde colour was left natural at the base of my neck to give depth to the look. After my hair was washed, a toner was applied to eliminate any brassiness.
I am so so pleased with my finished look!! The result, is a fresh, almost "baby blonde". It looks really natural and I don't have any roots (which is totally weird for me...).
I'd highly recommend the new Tigi service for anyone looking to get rid of a brassy blonde shade, or to find the right colour to suit your skin tone. Plus all the products smell amazing.
The Andrew Collinge salon is a trendy little hidden gem. Tucked away behind sparkly shoes and stilettos, the salon is pretty spacious and has a good atmosphere with people of all ages calling in and getting styled.
*The Tigi Custom blonde was provided as a complimentary service by Andrew Collinge, however all words and opinions are my own.