This weekend I got treated to a little hair pampering session over at Hair On The Avenue. I’ve been going to this salon in Toronto for the past three years and have always left with a huge smile on my face, whippin’ my hair back & forth like a Pantene commercial (no lie)! Since summer is just around the corner I wanted my hair to appear a little more sunkissed. I’ve been a huge fan of ombre as most of you have seen me with for a couple years now, and then the salon recently introduced me to balayage – “the cousin of ombre.” It has a similar effect, only that it uses a “hair painting” technique, applying colour to where the sun would naturally lighten your hair. I had never dyed my hair until 2011 (yes, I managed to stay strong through my teen years, thank goodness!). A couple years ago when I first landed at HOTA I wanted to add some dimension and switch up my look — balayage/ombre is perfect for this! There is very little maintenance required as well, which is always a plus in my books. However, I believe in investing in good shampoo & conditioner for up keep – Kerastase is my fave for this. I love that HOTA listens to their clients when it comes to hair, I always leave with exactly what I had in mind when I initially walk through the doors. Here’s how it all came together…

Dynamic Duo Sisters: Jazmin (colour) + Tara (cut/style) – LOVE them!

Huge thanks to Hair On The Avenue founder, Luis Pacheco for having me!

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112 Avenue Rd. Toronto

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