Tuesday, September 7, 2010

INOA Hair Coloring Experience at Azta Urban Salon

For months, I've agonized over the idea of coloring my hair, apprehension over the right color, salon, and price always stopping me from actually pushing through with it. I was excited and yet terrified for the change, and so I've toyed with the idea vocally but never seriously considered it. That is, until a few weeks back, when I finally decided to take courage and do it.

For the salon, I decided to go with Azta Urban Salon in Katipunan. I initially considered high-end salons such as Louis Kee at The Fort, but for budget-purposes (I'm still a student, after all!) I did not push through with that plan. I've enjoyed numerous services in Azta and found that they knew how to take care of their clients. I also loved how the salon always emitted a young, trendy, yet professional vibe.

The day before my hair coloring, I dropped by to meet the stylist and set my appointment. I met the gorgeous Mylene, one of their senior stylists, and she sat down and talked to me about the services they offer. I've always wanted to try out L'Oreal's INOA, and Mylene helpfully recommended color shades that would suit my skin tone. What I loved about Mylene is that she really did look gorgeous - fashionable yet professional, and best of all, she had lovely, lovely hair. The moment I met her, I felt assured that I would be in good and capable hands.

And so the day of reckoning arrived. Mylene smilingly met me at my appointed time and ushered me to one of Azta's chairs. My hair was dry-shampooed (always a favorite Azta experience!) then washed by the junior stylist, Leslie, who took amazingly good care of me. Mylene and Leslie then started working the color into my hair. The process took about two hours, with Leslie helpfully offering me drinks and magazines in between. Finally, after the color has set in, Leslie proceeded with the Pureology hair treatment (packaged for free when you avail of the INOA service), followed by the most amazing back massage. It took all I could not to fall asleep in the chair! The process, all in all, took three hours to finish.

The result?

Taken with flash, to give you an idea of what it looks like under natural light.



All I can say is: why ever did I wait that long? I'm super loving my new hair! Talk about confidence levels hitting the roof. I haven't felt this good about myself in days! A huge thanks to Azta, and of course Mylene and Leslie, who were both super nice and down to earth. The INOA Hair Coloring service for my hair length (Long) cost P2,100 inclusive of a free Pureology Hair Treatment. 

Thoughts? 

17 comments:

Pineapple Monsters said...

your hair looks great! i love coloring my hair as well, all you need is the right color and poof! major major confidence! :)

-Nix-

Zaya said...

Thank you Nix! And yes, I can't believe I waited this long seriously :)

Kookie B. said...

love the color, Zaya! it suits you. i've heard good things about Azta. too bad is too far from where i live.

Zaya said...

Thank you Kookie! Try researching about them online, they have a lot of branches from what I know :)

Traveliztera said...

Your hair is totally a-m-a-z-i-n-g! =D

Zaya said...

Thank you, love! Followed you back btw :)

Claud said...

The color, lovely on you. Gusto ko din but I'm still in the apprehension stage. Ha! Paano maintenance dear?

Zaya said...

Claud! In my experience, it's not high-maintenance at all. Since I used INOA (the new L'oreal innovation without ammonia, which is the harsh chemical present in hair dye that causes most damage), my hair didn't get dry or anything naman. I just switched to a shampoo and conditioner specifically for colored hair, and that's basically it. I enjoy my new hair everyday :)

Anonymous said...

what is the color of your hair? its nice. i want to change my hair color na. :(

Anonymous said...

I love your top! haha. where'd u buy them? :)

Anonymous said...

wow buti pa diyan may massage at free pureology treatment. sakin 2,100 din pero parang wala naman treatment. inoa lang. huhu.

brojourn said...

hi! what shade of INOA did you choose?

Zaya said...

Sorry girls, I can't quite remember what shade I picked from the INOA chart! On my next coloring I'll make sure to go back and ask :)

Oh and to the one asking about the top, it's actually a dress, and I got it from here: skullsandbonesstyle.multiply.com.

Thanks for dropping by! :)

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