Going Blonde with Halcyon Days Salon & Spa, a PUREBEAUTY Location

Going Blonde

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend! If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve drastically changed my hair. It’s something I have wanted to try for a long time but never had the guts to go for it. Well, thanks to Halcyon Days Salon & Spa, a PUREBEAUTY location and hairstylist Aimee Thompson I am now a light, ash, blonde. The color above is what my hair looked like for the longest time. The length differed here and there but I have had ombre for as long as I can remember, okay that’s not true, probably about 3 years. But after hearing about the Olaplex treatment I pulled the trigger and Aimee got my hair to where it is now in 2 trips and I absolutely love it! I will explain what exactly Olaplex is as well as how you can enter to win free haircuts for a year at a PUREBEAUTY location.



This is Aimee Thompson, hair stylist extraordinaire. She’s been doing hair for over 20 years and all that time as made her amazing at what she does. She started her career in Tuscaloosa after attending the Toni and Guy Academy for Continuing Education. As a stylist she had some amazing opportunities like taking classes on cutting with Aquage and Redken at the Redken Exchange in NYC and color classes with celeb stylist Beth Minardi. Pretty amazing! Her specialties are cut and color since for Aimee, they go hand in hand. If you would like to book an appointment at Halcyon just send an email to manager28012@purebeauty.com.You can also call (205) 967-1177.

OLAPLEX
Now let’s talk about my experience at PUREBEAUTY Salon Halcyon Days here in Birmingham as well as explain how the Olaplex treatment works. The salon is at The Summit shopping mall and when I got there I was seriously impressed with how much bigger it was on the inside, like huge! The shopping/ checkout area alone was so amazing I wanted to buy everything but instead went home with a Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo for Light Tones. After checking in I was escorted to the waiting area that had snacks, tea, coffee, water, etc. it was all very zen. Aimee brought me back to her chair and I showed her some images of white blonde hair. Now this is one color I have never done before because I was afraid it would look odd on my skin tone but spoiler alert, I love it! But being the smart stylist she is, she informed me that to get me there it would take at least two trips down the bleach path so to speak. After my first appointment I was blonde, definitely light but we weren’t quite there. The next three photos show what my hair looked like after my first visit to Halcyon Days.

Going Blonde

It looked great! But I went in to Halcyon Days for round number two and as you can see down below it’s definitely has highlights and lowlights with an ash tone to it. And after all that what kept my hair from falling out or just snapping off is the Olaplex treatment which Halcyon offers. This is the same treatment Kim Kardashian used when she went platinum and back without any damage. Basically it works in three stages. The first is the Bond Multiplier. It’s a concentrated salon treatment that begins the process of repairing and preventing damage to the hair by rebuilding broken disulphide bonds. The second step is another salon treatment called the Bond Perfector that continues to rebuild and restore any broken bonds to make sure you have the strongest, shiniest, healthiest hair possible. And lastly, step three is the Hair Perfector which is a take-home treatment that is recommended to use weekly. In the shower you comb it through damp hair and let it sit for 10 minutes before shampooing for continuous protection from damage. Oddly enough, I was never given this third step. Not sure why but my hair seems to be in pretty great shape considering. So make sure you head to your nearest PUREBEAUTY location and I highly recommend Halcyon here in Birmingham, to receive a free Olaplex with any chemical treatment using the promo code ‘HANDBAG’.

Win Free Haircuts for a Year

Do you want to win free haircuts for a year? If you have visited a PUREBEAUTY location this year and have a fun transformation to share all you have to do is send a before and after photo to epearson@beautyexpressinc.com by March 1st (cutting it close I know). Include your name, salon location, stylist name and both photos. In the subject line put New Year, New You. One lucky winner will receive a year of complimentary cuts to maintain your amazing new style! It’s not too late. If you have thought about changing your hair like I have, and no, it doesn’t have to be this drastic, then get to it and book yourself an appointment at a PUREBEAUTY location near you. You can find all of them here.

Outfit 1: SheIn trench, Free People tank, The Songbird Collection Flowers and Chains Choker, 2 See Life sunglasses
Outfit 2: Zaful sweater (sold out but similar here), The Songbird Collection Morning Dew Backdrop Necklace, 2 See Life sunglasses, 100% Pure lipstick in Tempest
Outfit 3: Zaful blouse, 2 See Life sunglasses (I obviously love these so much I wear them all the time!), ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Tuesday

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