I haven’t written a beauty post in a while, so I thought I’d post my most recent hairstyle and how it came to fruition. On Halloween, the day before my birthday, I got my hair coloured by my stylistic soulmate of a hairstylist, Adrian Brown, aka The Haircutect. For those of you who don’t know me personally, my hair has gone through a variety of styles: shaved, press and curl, weave, braids, etc. Now I’m growing it out for a dramatic asymmetrical look–only, I’m not there yet. In the meantime, I decided to do something new; and when I’m in the in-between, grow-out stage of stepping into a new hairstyle, one of the great options is to colour it.
Colour can enhance your skin’s undertones or counteract them for a more balanced look, as well as change the shape of your face depending on where and which colour is deposited in your hair. For example, if you are processing a two-tone colour palette–with one lighter colour and one darker one–the colour that you choose to place next to your face is paramount.
We got the idea to live stream parts of the process, which contains snippets of important information about colouring Afro hair that has been relaxed (permed). In these videos I ask Adrian about hair health, product decisions to keep the colour vibrant, as well as methods to take care of the hair, once it’s been processed. Adrian’s #1 concern is the integrity of the hair and it shows in his work. Introducing, the Haircutect, Adrian Brown who has taken care of my locks for 7 years strong.
Now I have to do the administrative stuff: if you are in the Ottawa area (Canada), you can find the Haircutect here: The Haircutect
You can also find these videos and more at my YouTube page: Not In My Colour YouTube Page
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