As many of you know, I am currently in the South of France, spending some well-needed time with my family… This time involves many adventures in the countryside, daily swimming and of course some serious sunshine, which has been great for my mood, but not so kind on my hair. And although the little town I am staying in boasts 18 hairdressers for about 6000 inhabitants, I am not sure I am quite ready to surrender my mane to one of them. You see it takes time for me to build a relationship with a hairdresser and to trust them to understand my unruly hair. So when confronted with a fading colour and a few greys here and there, I decided to take matters in my own hands and for the first time in forever, I worked on my colour at home!
This is when it gets good: I am working on a special project with Vidal Sassoon to launch an exciting competition around the new Vidal Sassoon Salonist. I got all the tips and tricks from Stuart Ross, expert colourist from the Vidal Sassoon Atelier to make sure I would get salon results at home, because just like you, I wouldn’t settle for anything less. Before you get too excited, I am not going to reveal these today – you will have to wait until next week… I first wanted to introduce you to my new colour favourite.
If like me you spent years colouring your hair at home, you might have ended up a little weary, dreading flat or blocky colours. I know I definitely do. However, after chatting with Stuart Ross about the new VS Salonist 2-step technique, I was slightly reassured. Basically with the new technique, you work on your hair at home like a professional colourist would in the salon: by treating the roots and ends differently. The hair at your roots is virgin hair as opposed to your ends which might be previously coloured and generally more porous (especially if like me you sport an ombré style). It seems a little more complicated than your usual at-home hair colour, but trust me, it isn’t. I was a little worried at first, but as soon as I started reading the very clear instructions, I felt confident I could definitely do it myself. As a bonus, the kit comes complete with a brush for application and a little mixing bowl so you don’t have to ruin your china!
If like me you have a lot of hair and maybe a little ombré going on, I would recommend enlisting the help of a good friend or family member to work the colour on your roots towards the back of your head, otherwise you can also work in the mirror, but it is a little tricker. I also think it makes the process a little more fun with some mood music and your BFF. Once you are done, sit back, relax and enjoy your new enhanced colour, full of depth and tones!
I teamed up with VS Salonist and Superdrug to offer one of you a super duper prize…
– one night hotel stay for you & a friend in a top London hotel
– return travel to and from London for you & a friend
– a hair consultation and makeover with a VS Expert
– £1,000 Selfridges voucher
– you will also get to accompany me front row to one of the main shows during London Fashion Week!!
The 20 runner-ups will win P&G Beauty Bags filled with really lovely products.
How to enter?
Simply visit the Superdrug website and fill in the required form – you will need to purchase a VS Salonist product. If you want to show me the results of your at-home experiments, just tag me on Instagram!
This is a collaboration with Vidal Sassoon