A Big Reveal… & Giveaway

No, I’m not pregnant. But I did change-up my hair a bit. If we’re being honest, this is my first time ever getting my hair colored in a salon, and I was so excited when SEVEN the Salon reached out to see if I’d be interested in trying something new with my hair and blogging about it. The last time I had my hair colored, it ended up being a disaster after it faded and basically was orange.

Brown to Blonde Balayage from Seven the Salon, Seattle / hellorigby! Please excuse the frizz. As you may know the weather is unpredictable in Seattle, and wouldn’t you know it… right as I went to take photos it started raining. #BloggerProbz

I arrived at the Pacific Place location of SEVEN the Salon and instantly felt at ease. The hip salon offers robes to wear over your clothes to be sure you don’t get any hair gunk on them, complimentary beverage (they made me a Peppermint Mocha, yum!), and they spin tunes while you get your hair done. It’s a fun atmosphere, and different from most any salon I’ve ever been to. 

Hair cut and color review from SEVEN the Salon Seattle / hellorigby!

I was a little nervous about getting my hair colored and cut by someone new, but my stylist Maritza calmed my nerves. She knew exactly what I wanted when I said I wanted a “subtle ombre” and decided a Balayage would be perfect for the look I wanted. She also didn’t want to go crazy with a hair cut – she kept it simple, only trimming the ends and adding in a few new layers to help show off the new color. I don’t know how many times over the years stylists have tried to cut my hair short – it’s my biggest pet peeve with new stylists and I was so glad Maritza could basically read my mind!

Balayage Service & Review from SEVEN the salon Seattle / hellorigby!

Four hours later, and my hair was a lot more blonde than it was when I left the house – but not in a shocking way. My goal was for super subtle sun-kissed ends that didn’t need much touch up. What’s great about Balayage is you really don’t have to go in for touch ups as frequently as highlights or all-over color – just every 4-6 months, only more often if you decide you want to go brighter. And obviously if you don’t end up liking the style, grow out isn’t terrible since the strands are hand painted to look natural and don’t come straight from the crown.

Have you ever colored your hair? What was your experience like?

Disclosure: Hair services and products were received in exchange for this blog post. No further compensation was received, and as usual, opinions and words are my own. :)

And on a completely different note… Helene and friends are bringing you a fun giveaway to win $130 to Forever 21! After you’ve shopped for everyone else on your list, you can treat yoself with this one!

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68 thoughts on “A Big Reveal… & Giveaway

    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks Kasey! I tend to to have a lot of blonde in my hair naturally, so I just had her amp it up a bit to get a bit more pronounced ombre! :)

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  1. Lisa K

    It looks great!! That’s nice that you felt comfortable right from the start. I have to try to find a new hair stylist around here and I’m scared, lol.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      I totally feel you – I hate trying new salons since I’ve had a few bad cuts! Hope you find a great new stylist. Thanks Lisa!

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  2. Breenah

    I’ve been coloring my hair on and off since I was 15-ish. After a mishap with stripping red out of my hair when I was 16 my hair was the worst it’s ever been, so since then I don’t really care. I just got my hair highlighted and trimmed right before my friend’s wedding and it’s a little more blonde than I would have liked, but no big because in January I’m dying it all lilac/lavender/violet/whatever you want to call Kelly Osbourne’s hair color.
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  3. Christina

    I love the new hair, Jenn! It looks great and I am glad that you were able to get the style you wanted without feeling pressure to cut it off. I love the balaylage look – I have been getting my hair highlighted forever and have been seeing my current stylist for 3 years now! I am actually off to the salon on Sunday for a trim myself – it is my favorite way to be pampered.

    ~ Christina
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  4. Nancy

    I love your new ‘do! It looks really natural on you. I just did a box dye on my hair for the first time since I was a teenager. It didn’t come out too bad at all, I’m pretty pleased and I might even keep it up lol.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Seriously, isn’t the weather weird! It’s been raining (or now snowing!) every other day… always raining when I need it not to be! Hope you had a great holiday! :)

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Ha, I’m the opposite. I’ve actually always wanted darker hair, but I can’t keep it up – it fades so quickly! Grass is always greener, I guess, haha!

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  5. Kati Rose

    I’m loving the hair! It’s super cute :) Seven Salon did a great job! I know the fear of bad hair though, I once went for blonde with lilac dipped ends and ended up with David Bowie copper and no purple. I’m a lot more weary of dye since then!
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  6. bianca roman

    your hair turned out gorgeous! i dyed my hair dark dark brown last year and i absolutely loved it..although now, i want to go lighter (like blond light). i always wanted to ombre, but felt my hair was never ‘right for it’

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  7. bianca roman

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    there wasn’t a place on the form for these! again thank y’all for this giveaway!

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