I’ve never dyed my hair. OK, that’s a lie. I haven’t dyed my hair since the great Sun In orange-frizz debacle of 1999. (That will teach me to disobey my mother’s wishes.) But, I’ve blocked that out from my memory and burned every photo from that treacherous year (7th grade) and tried to move on with my life.
Since then, my hair has always been the same: thick, long and brown— a natural chesnut brown with long loose curls on the end, to be more specific.
It’s beautiful—my hair, I’m told—and I’m loathe to change it. OK, I’ve always been frightened to change it. It’s part of my identity. But, lately, I’ve been bored. I’ve had a Pinterest board of ombre hair for two years but was too scared to do anything the last two springs. So, I continued to pin ombre styles and my hair remained brown.
Balayage, I’m told, is the new ombré, as I discovered that all my stylish friends and Bitches do it. Steph, my co-editor, is all about the Balayage. Then, Shruti, our Marketing Bitch went to Logan 14 Aveda to get her brown locks Balayaged. Apparently I was just the uncool Bitch with boring brown locks.
Derived from the French word meaning to sweep or to paint, Balayage provides a more subtle, natural hair color—like the sun-kissed look of our youth. It grows back with soft, unnoticeable regrowth lines, so it’s less drastic and easier to maintain.
To celebrate Aveda’s #LoveYourColor campaign, and the fact I survived my first dye-job, we’ve partnered with Logan 14 Aveda to give away a complimentary cut and color of your choosing (Balayage, highlights, etc.)
To win, take the following steps:
- Head to Instagram and follow @Logan14SalonSpa + @BitchesWhoBrunch.
- Go to Facebook and like Logan 14 Aveda and Bitches Who Brunch.
- Leave a comment below telling us your worst hair story (cut or color) and what you’d do to your hair this spring!
We’ll pick a winner on Friday, April 29 and drop you an email!