Sneakers: Isabel Marant
photography by Kat Harris
These photos are from last week after I got my hair done at Salon Benjamin
Excited to finally share details about my hair; much requested!
Ever since I can remember, my hair has always been an important accessory to me so I made sure
to take good care of it and get it colored regularly. Now, my hair still remains a big part of my “look” but luckily with the color I have now I don’t have to upkeep it that often… I say maybe
2-3 (if that) times a year with color! Yes, ombre is that low-maintence… I actually like to call it the “Victoria Secret hair look” especially because Lily Aldridge has the perfect color.
So many of you always ask what do I ask for when I get my hair done.. and if you’re looking to get a similar look to mine you can just ask for a natural looking ombre (one you where they don’t just dip dye your tips- that’s NOT the look you want.) but more of a balayage technique where they paint sections of your hair with cotton and saran wrap that are thinner at the root and wider toward the mid section + ends. You want your hair to look like it has texture and dimension so adding some balayage pieces will create the illusion that you do plus it looks more natural than just your tips dip dyed.
(Lily Aldridge, Rachel Bilson and JSP are perfect examples of amazing ombre)
For me, since I’m naturally tanned skin, this hair color complements my skin tone nicely that’s why I have yet to change it to a dramatic hair color. I know it can be expensive to get your hair done but I’m a true believer in investing in your hair- after all, it’s your everyday accessory so why not
have it look amazing.?
DO your research. Search the web for the BEST salon near you; ask around and read reviews online.
GET a recommendation from someone you know. Often, these are the best referrals because you know whether or not you like their work through your friend’s hair.
ASK a lot of questions when setting up your appointment (like do they know what balayage is? Are they familiar with doing ombre? How much? etc) Trust me, you will be surprised that most salons don’t know the balayage technique or how to create a natural ombre color. You want to be prepared and know that they know what they’re doing before coming in.
TAKE several photos for inspiration. It’s easier to see exactly what you want with photos as reference instead of having to only explain.
MAKE sure you both know and understand the pricing for what you’re getting done. There’s nothing more annoying that going in thinking you’re getting charged a specific price and then come out paying double without being let know.
WHERE I GOT IT DONE:
Lastly, I recently got my hair cut and colored and I’m loving the refreshed look!
I got it done at Salon Benjamin in Los Angeles- amaaaaaazing and can’t stress you
enough how rad the place is.
I’m extremely particular when cutting my hair, that’s why I almost never cut it.. but
Mr. Benjamin Mohapi, director of the salon, is a true genius. He took about 15-20 mins
to consult with me first about my hair and he made me understand what he was doing
to my hair and the kind of hair I had before he started to work. He made me believe in cutting
my hair again- he’s that amazing at what he does. I always cut my hair in a ‘V’ shape, this helps give me
long layers and it looks prettier when waving out my hair (more on that soon).
Deanna Beavers worked on my color and love that she added lighter pieces (will get lighter with the sun) around my face to help frame it better.
So there you have it, hair tips and where I get it done! If you have any more questions,
feel free to ask in the comments!
Check out Salon Benjamin and book your cut with Benjamin and Deanna for color!
Tell them I said Hi when you go in!
So happy I got to work with Kat Harris- she’s incredibly talented and so sweet!
Thanks Kat for shooting these cute photos!