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Friday, January 9, 2015

New Year, New 'Do

I get in such hair ruts it's not even funny.  I basically only go in for a haircut when I can no longer ignore the split ends that have taken over my head.  It's bad, and in 2015 I resolve to visit the salon more regularly.  Nothing feels better than freshly cut locks!  I recently had the opportunity to check out SalonCapri in Newton, MA and it was such a treat.  Marisa, my stylist, was such a doll.  We chatted for a few minutes about my hair concerns and what I envisioned, and she suggested we do Balayage Highlights to add some depth and warmth to my dark brown locks.
If you're not familiar with Balayage, it refers to the process of painting color onto the hair and is a great way to add subtle and natural looking color.  Since it is the dead of winter and I don't generally dye my hair, it was important to me that the highlights look natural.  Marisa spent nearly two hours painting my tresses.  She painted thin sections at the top near the roots and then fully saturated the strands toward the bottom, giving a subtle ombre effect that adds dimension and luster. 

After the color finished processing, Marisa added a semi-permanent gloss to take out some of the brassiness.  Gloss treatments are also super conditioning, which is especially helpful this time of year.  
To freshen up my locks, Marisa chopped off 3 inches and got rid of all those nasty split ends.  She finished off our session by giving my naturally straight hair some volume by adding some fabulous curls.  I could not be happier with how my hair turned out!  The color is spot on, and I am already looking forward to visiting Marisa again in a couple of months for a touch up.  I'm even considering going a bit more drastic with the color for the summertime (when that finally rolls around).
   If you are in Massachusetts and looking to freshen up your mane, I cannot recommend SalonCapri enough.  Aside from the Newton location that I visited, they also have salons in Dedham and on Newbury Street in Boston.  If all of the stylists are as amazing as Marisa, then it is easy to see why SalonCapri has won Best of Boston more than 10 times!  

Have you entered the new weekly linkup I'm hosting with Cassidy Lou & Dressing Dallas yet?  We will be featuring our favorite looks on Wednesday, so make sure to linkup here!

Linking up with Lauren

I received complimentary services from SalonCapri in exchange for an honest and fair review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  
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  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I wish I lived in Massachusetts! Have a great weekend girl.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. Love it! I'm just as bad at getting haircuts... But getting better. I started out with bayalage and recently went to a full on ombré! Getting new hair styles is so much fun :)

  3. You look so good! Your haircut is perfect! I wish I lived in Massachusetts but my hair salon isn't bad! I might show this to my stylist!

  4. It looks amazing on you! :)

  5. You and your hair look absolutely amazing! Beautiful color!

  6. Your hair looks just fabulous!! Loving the color and it so freaking shiny :)


  7. Your hair looks great! Happy New Year!
    Xo Miss Erin
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  8. I really like hair turned out, I also love the loose curls :)

  9. It looks fantastic! Perfect for brunettes in the winter...

  10. It looks beautiful and so natural. If I had darker hair, this is something I would definitely do over highlights. I have heard nothing but great things!!

  11. Congrats on the fun new hair! It's always nice to change it up a bit! The ombre looks great!

  12. Your hair looks amazing, rock it in the new year!!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  13. I'm the same way--I tend to avoid the salon until my split ends are ridiculous. Your hair looks gorgeous!

  14. I love your new hair and I think it's a perfect color for your hair! You looks so pretty :)

  15. it looks great! love the sweater you are wearing also!


  16. Nice locks! Thanks for sharing your experience!

  17. Your hair looks beautiful. I just chopped about 3 inches and added some low-lights and did my roots also.

  18. Beautifully done!
    Congrats Salon Capri, and esp. Marisa.
    A talented, educated and amazing stylist!

  19. Your hair looks absolutely amazing Danielle! I love what the highlights did to your overall look. Kudos to your hairstylist!