Every woman that lives in NYC can say that finding a good hair salon is extremely difficult. There are so many, but it’s hard to find the perfect one who does your hair exactly how you want it. We we’re so lucky because we teamed up with one of the most prestigious hair salons in NYC, Julien Farel. After a couple of weeks walking around with very ugly dark roots, we looked at each other and said ‘this is not acceptable’. We almost felt like we we’re dishonoring our blog The Blonde Tigers, because we didn’t feel blonde anymore.
The moment we walked into Julien Farel hair salon, we immediately felt like two princesses. After meeting the lovely stylists, we were guided to our own dressing room. Dressing room? Yes, we both had our own room to change into their stylish kimono. Now we were fully prepared to get started!
Julien Farel has a great team of experts for any type of hair, obviously we got the two blonde hair experts. They gave us their best advice about what kind of treatment would work for us and how to treat our hair on a daily basis. For example, we learned that Moroccan oil is very damaging for your hair – shame on Elise who was using this product every day. Anyway, we both got different treatments during our visit. Vita got a full head highlights with foils and a couple of low lights to create more contrast. The word ‘low lights’ was a little scary to Vita because her main goal was to get really blonde, but she trusted her stylist and it turned out amazing and even more blonde.
Elise’s stylist decided to apply the ‘Balayage’ technique, which Elise wasn’t familiar with. Balayage is a freehand coloring technique from France where the color is applied by hand rather than using traditional foiling. Celebrities like Gisele Bundchen, Erin Watson and Sarah Jessica Parker are all a huge fan of the Balayage technique, because it achieves a very soft and natural look. She matched Elise’s roots perfectly to the rest of her hair color and then gave her amazing Balayage high lights that blended great and added so much dimension to her hair.
As you might see, we both have a lot of hair so we always spend at least 3 hours at a hair salon. Usually we find the wait kind of annoying but at Julien Farel it was actually a pleasure since we got champagne and we were spoiled with free products of their own product line. Another fun part of this experience was washing the hair in the sink; they have massage beds for this!
Finally we came to the last part which was the cutting. We both are striving for long beachy hair this summer, so we definitely wanted to keep our length. They cut off our dead ends and added some extra layers.
The final result was amazing. The talented stylists listened to our needs, explained what they were doing throughout the whole process and also gave us tips on how to maintain healthy hair. So professional, respectful and friendly. They just wanted us to look great! We got back to the perfect beachy blonde that has dimension (think Gigi Hadid hair). We can’t say enough nice things about this place. Stop your perfect hair salon search and book your next appointment at Julien Farel hair salon!
X Elise & Vita
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