Two weeks ago, I booked my very first appointment to get my hair coloured. I swore to myself that I would not get my hair coloured until I start going gray, but at 31 it hasn’t happened yet, and I have been anxious to try something new. After reading some positive reviews for Hype Hair Salon and seeing them at Xpocity, I took the plunge and decided to enter the world of colour in baby steps by getting ombred(balayaged?)!
I was greeted relatively quickly, my coat taken and a glass of water offered while I waited. The studio was absolutely buzzing with activity and I couldn’t help but get caught up in the excitement.
Located on West 4th in Kitsilano, Hype Hair Studio is all windows with plenty of natural light.
I love how Hype Hair has an industrial and artsy feel with the one accent wall and exposed piping on the ceiling.
The station where all the magic happened!
This picture was taken just a few hours after I got back from the salon which shows the ombre being quite subtle. Now that I’ve washed my hair a few times, the colour has gotten lighter as seen here and here.
Jess H. was my stylist and she did a wonderful job answering my questions and putting me at ease whenever I seemed apprehensive about the procedure. As this was my first “colour job”, I had no idea what what really look good one me, but now that I’m more comfortable, I could see myself going lighter or maybe even throwing in some lavender streaks!
The whole process took about 3 hours and I had tea, water, magazines and some good conversation to make it all seem like no time at all so I will definitely be going back and would totally recommend Hype Hair Studio to everyone. It is such a laidback atmosphere, but really cool and happening at the same time. I saw clients from 20 to 65 years of age when I was there so it just goes to show that this is a studio that is well-liked by people of all ages.
Still need a little convincing to check out Hype Hair Studio? Well, how about a complimentary Cut & Colour valued at up to $200?! Hype Hair Studio and the Socialettes have kindly offered this amazing service to one lucky Cosmetic Proof reader!
This contest is open to all Canadians, but since Hype Hair Studio is in Vancouver, you will have to find your own way if you’re from out of town! Winner has 48 hours to respond.
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Thank you SO MUCH to the Socialettes and Hype Hair Studio for my new hair! I LOVE it and good luck to everyone! This giveaway ends Dec.7th 11:59PM PST.