I am an Aveda Vancouver Ambassador. All treatments are complimentary.
I normally don't like having an entire post with just pictures of me, but this is the story of hair which is closely attached to my head so we can't escape it. Originally, I had an appointment booked in September at the Aveda Institute in Vancouver, but the stylist got super sick on the day of my appointment and because of my schedule I ended up having to rebook for mid-November. It ended up working out in the end as I had a great time with JT at the newly-minted Civello Robson (formerly Aveda Tonic). This was my first time at a full service Aveda salon and I paid careful attention to how other clients were treated and the service was consistently excellent!
My hair has been in the blonde family for a year now and the whole point of being an Aveda Ambassador is to show YOU what these colourists are truly capable of so this time around I decided to go for "oil slick hair" and get rid of the blonde completely! I have been wanting actual colour in my hair, but knowing that black hair does not want to retain colour, I figured purple and blue would last longer than pastel shades. After a consultation with JT two weeks beforehand, I was in the chair!
The Civello salon has a totally different feel from the institute mainly because the institute was also a school and there was always a lot going on with both students and clients coming and going. I found this experience to be much more chill and relaxing. JT was very engaging and told me that he had been mapping out how to do my hair the night before which really impressed me! I felt that he took pride in his work and that he wouldn't let me walk out of the salon with hair that didn't meet his expectations. Initially, I don't think he was thrilled with my suggestion of oil slick hair as the blue and purple would not wear well as the weeks went by. I had to reassure him that this was more about trying something new and sharing ...