Azta Urban Salon: Ombré HairLast February, Ana (one of the friendliest bloggers I know) asked me through text if I wanted to have my hair ombre’d courtesy of Azta Urban Salon. Of course I said yes, because:
• It’s free of charge (no-brainer),
• I’ve heard of ombre hair last year and I was stuck in the should-I-go-for-it-or-not stage with the whole idea and lastly,
• I was bored with my hair and wanted to try something new!
So, I took the text message as a sign to go for it and scheduled an appointment right away. When I got to the salon, I noticed that my phone was missing. :( I rarely lose things when commuting and I’ve never been held-up despite riding the LRT, jeep and also, walking the streets alone almost everyday. Good thing, the people at Azta were so nice and attentive that they let me use their phone and laptop so I could tell my boyfriend where to meet me. They also asked me if I wanted a drink (milktea or coffee?) or if I needed any more help. I felt like a princess… chos! hahaha :)
After all the fuss over my lost cellphone, we got started with the procedure: reading a magazine while dye is being applied after they shampooed and blow-dried my hair
bleaching time for my highlights
and we’re done!
Here’s a before and after photo (the stylist also curled my hair temporarily): The whole treatment took 3-4 hours since my hair is pretty long. But the tedious process is worth it! I’ve no regrets, it’s been four months now and I still love how it looks! :)
Since some of you guys have questions regarding this, I compiled them here for reference:
What is ombre exactly? Ombre is a French word that literally means “shaded”; think gradient color, like you’d see on a swatch of fabric or skein of yarn. It’s a hair coloring technique where the color is darker at the roots, then fades into lighter and brighter tones at the mid-shaft and ends. Ombre is a hot trend in hair color this year - and with good reason! Folks are loving this fresh and unique look! A little beachy and casual. And an extremely flattering way to “go lighter”. - Azta Urban Salon
What colors are your ombre? Black, brown and blonde with highlights on top.
Where is Azta located? Azta has branches in Katipunan Avenue, Robinsons Metroeast, Eastwood City, Alabang Town Center, Robinsons Pioneer and Tomas Morato. I chose the one in SM San Lazaro because it’s the one nearest to my place.
How much did it cost you? The treatment was sponsored but if it wasn’t it would probably cost me between 2,500-4,500php. Here’s a copy of their price list:
I hope this helps, if you have any questions just leave it in my ask box. :) What are you waiting for? Consult your azta stylist and find out what ombre look fits you!
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