Thursday, 20 September 2012

New-ish hair.... (Total Care Hair & Beauty)

A very good friend of mine, Daena, works at this amazing hair salon called Total Care Hair & Beauty based in Remuera, Auckland.

And for weeks she's been asking me to come in and get some highlights as part of her training at the salon. And each time she's asked me I've either been too tied up or had no money and I've always felt super bad for letting her down, but not this time!

Yesterday I finally had the time and money to go in and see her and get some highlights!

Total Care Hair & Beauty
When I got there I was amazed at how gorgeous the salon was! Daena told me that it used to be an old home; which is totally obvious from the outside but when you go in....

It is just as beautiful inside as it is out!
Whenever I'm going to try out a new hair salon I always look at how clean it is and this place fit my expectations well :-)

This was also the first time in 4years that I'd be putting dye in my hair!
So I wanted something close to how my hair is naturally highlighted but also something lighter for the Spring/Summer months ahead as my hair tends to go quite dark in the Autumn/Winter months.

My hair before. Naturally highlighted but a little dark, and slightly wind raped :P
So with the help of her trainer, Daena started putting the foils in my hair with shades that her trainer recommended which would look beautiful and flattering with the natural tones of my hair.

The gorgeous Miss Daena in action!!!
Foils done!

This thing looks like it's going to take off into space! It was used to help set the dye into my hair :-)
I was soo excited to see how my hair would loo!
After waiting for my foils to set with the big spaceship (LOL) it was time for the big reveal......right after getting my hair washed and having the aaaamazzzziiiinnnggg head massage!

And here's the results

Lighter and loving it!

I can happily say that I am stoked with my new hair colour! They listened to exactly what I was wanting and I probably went about 5 shades lighter with my hair.
Let me just add in, the above pic you can see a big white patch of hair.
Well I was born with that!

I was born with jet black hair and two white patches, then my hair gradually throughout the years went platinum blonde, golden blonde, honey blonde and then browny/blonde strange huh?!

Overall I am happy with the results and especially the service of the staff!
They were super friendly and knew exactly what to do.
The workplaces were clean and the atmosphere was very homely and comfortable I would easily recommend this place to anyone and give it 5 STARS!

So if you live in the Auckland area (or New Zealand for that matter) Total Care Hair & Beauty is the place to get a good hair experience and bang for you're buck!
They not only do hair but massages, spray tanning, waxing and much more!

Hope you like the results of my new hair for Spring/Summer!
Cheers for reading :-)



  1. Shay that looks amazing! Did you get it done for free since your friend is doing training? It's the best feeling getting your hair done huh :-)

    1. Thanks Olly! I know I absolutely love going to hair dressers when I know they'll wash my hair :D
      Kinda, I'll be paying her $30 for it when I have a job cause she shouted me lunch too so I'd feel bad if I didn't do something back for her :P

  2. your hair looks stunning! such a beautiful shade, it really suits you

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    1. Thank you Helen! I think it really suits me too :-)

      Ooohh wow sure I'm checking out you're blog now, I love MAC!
      I'll be following you too :-) hope to hear from you!!!

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I love the new look too, it's very subtle but all at the same time noticeable in a nice way :-)

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    1. I know right!
      The only thing I haven't missed about hair dye is how it dries it out!
      Oh well I'll let it grow out, but I do love it :-)


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