Let’s talk hair. I’ll be the first to admit that a bad hair day can literally take my confidence from like a 10 to a 0. Sorry if that’s dramatic, but it’s similar to what happens to me when my skin freaks out. I just want to hide. On the flip side, a good hair day? Oh, that calls for a mandatory date night and i’m not working out or working up a sweat for ANYTHING or ANYBODY for at least three days. Can I get an AMEN?!
Let’s talk visits to the salon. I have had my fair share of good and bad, let’s call them hair “experiences”… you know, you go to a salon with the perfect picture of what you want your hair to look like, only to have your chair turned around and at first glimpse you want to cry..? Yup, willing to guess that I am not the only one. What makes it worse is when you get up to the register and they tell you that your total is some outrageous number. This is one of those things in life that you have to kind of take your chances with, and it’s no doubt scary. I have literally gotten SO lucky since moving to GA four years ago. I was referred to a certain salon in the Atlanta area, not going to say names, and at that salon, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting the two beautiful girls that are photographed above. Not only are they beautiful, they are the most down to earth, fun loving and charismatic people you’ll probably ever meet. Factor in that they’re hella talented when it comes to hair, color, cut, the whole shabang and pretty much I hit the jackpot. Just a few months ago these two ladies decided to take their talents into their own hands, and venture into opening their own salon studio….and I am SO freaking glad that they did.
I am all about the vibe of places– you know the feeling when you walk into a place and it just feels like “you?” Well. Salon Blush is that. It’s feminine, bohemian, and quaint, in the best way possible. This isn’t only a place that you will want to get your hair done at, it is a place that you will want to just hang out. With only two chairs, it has a very “all about you” feel to it.. which, if I am being honest, when I pay to have my hair done and I get a few hours out, it is SO nice to feel pampered and prioritized– Brooke and Katie do just that, and more.
In a perfect world, I typically get my hair “done” every 3-4 months, and by “done” I mean the whole ordeal– cut, color/balyage and Olaplex moisturizing treatment. Since becoming a mama, the time between my appointments have gotten stretched a bit longer. The beautiful thing about balyage is that it is super forgiving of the time between hair appointments. There really isn’t any sign of “grow out,” because this style of coloring starts a bit further down the hair shaft versus your typical highlights that begin right at the root. I really love balyage on my hair because I feel like I need some color variation given my hair texture and the fact that 99% of the time my hair is air dried and takes on a life of it’s own. It took me far too long to learn to have my hair cut dry. So many times I would go in for a “trim” only to leave crying the entire way home because what appeared to be “1 inch on wet hair” is pretty much equal to 4 inches on dried curly hair. Devastating. To all of my girls out there with similar hair texture, save yourself the heartache and ask your hair girl to cut you dry. You’ll thank me later.
Olaplex is a treatment that I do whenever I add foils and not just toner to my hair. Some appointments the girls will agree that I don’t need my placement touched up, and in that case they just throw a toner all over which removes any brassiness/color fading and i’m good to go. Other times, they will decide that a few fresh foils (pulling the color up higher on my hair shaft, adding more light pieces, etc) will make all the difference, and whenever we do this, I always add the Olaplex just to replace the nutrients and the moisture that is naturally stripped when lightening/highlighting hair. Something that I love and appreciate about Brooke and Katie is that they have always been honest. Some salons will upcharge you, and tell you that you “need the foils” just because they know that they can. These girls have always looked out for me, and that is something that I appreciate so much.
Long story short, feeling like my hair looks good makes all the difference in my confidence and my desire to “put myself together.” I get a lot of questions about what I do to my hair, so I figured that I would take the time to write about what I do, where I go, and who I see, in case any of you want to make the trip to Salon Blush. This post isn’t sponsored, it’s just my true feelings and my way of saying thank you to the two girls who have cared for my hair for four years that have now spread their wings and opened the CUTEST studio– Salon Blush.
Salon Blush is located at 1500 Peachtree Industrial Blvd Studio #117 Suwanee, GA.
You can reach them at 770-316-8322 and 678-983-8652 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer Instagram: Salon Blush
give a girl a good hair day, or three, and she can do anything. xo, Grace