I’m no stranger to getting my hair bleached and dyed. When I was in high school, I experimented with DIY bleach and pink streaks in my hair. With the resurgence of fantasy hair, it’s hard not to fall back in love with colorful styles! When we got the opportunity to meet with Joico educator and Luster Color Studio owner, Taylor Kramer, I jumped at the chance to have my hair colored. The twist? I wouldn’t find out what colors Taylor had planned until it was all over.
We were running behind schedule, and I was feeling the pressure of being late for my appointment with Taylor. To top it off, I also forgot to refill my gas tank the night before. I know, I know! Not smooth at all. The anxiety of being late for a hair appointment with an empty gas tank is an awful feeling to have.
When we got there, Taylor welcomed us with a big, friendly smile. Her enthusiasm was infectious! Everyone was instantly in love with her. It was also cool that she had reserved her entire studio for my hair appointment—it made me feel a lot more at ease about getting a surprise color.
Taylor started out with a 15-minute consultation before applying bleach and lightener to my hair. To my surprise, I adored my newly bleached look! I almost wanted to stop the whole appointment right there and walk out. But my curiosity got the better of me and I had to find out what surprise colors Taylor picked out! The Joico dye she applied over the bleached hair had a glimmer to it. My sparkling unicorn’s mane was a light-hearted, but short-lived experience. It was totally worth it.
Taylor washed out the colors, combed and dried my hair. She curled each lock before she ran her fingers through them for a soft, wavy style. “Ready?” Taylor spun me around to face the mirror. “Oh, my God! I love it!” Were the words that poured out of my mouth when I saw my new look.
It’s been a month since Taylor gave me my dream color. Since then, my hair has faded into a beautiful silver-purple pastel look. The most surprising aspect was how healthy and soft my hair stayed even after all the bleaching and dying it went through. When I dye my hair again, I’d like to play with colors like blue or peach, but I will never touch a box dye again! Having a professional work their magic makes a helluva difference. I would’ve never been able to get these #HAIRGOALS without Taylor.
To sum it all up, I love my hair! Taylor was amazing from start to finish. Before we left Luster Color Studio, she made sure that I was equipped with the education on how to maintain my hair and style it. The vibrant colors are perfect for the upcoming warm weather and I can’t wait to wear it all summer long!