|June Tomkyns, Silver Spring, Kolkata|
Although I have brown hair, I always was fascinated towards the colour red, and although from time to time I would color my hair shades of dark red, I never really had the nerve to experiment after a blonde highlighting session went wrong (let’s not talk about milk white hair!). But, when Groupon came up with plenty of great deals for hair highlights in Kolkata, I was hooked. After looking at plenty of nice offers, in the end, I chose to go to June Tomkyns, since I generally go to their The Stadel outlet from time to time, and have never been disappointed. The place I went to, finally, was the Silver Spring outlet of June Tomkyns. Once reached, the manager there offered me a choice of drinks (tea/coffee/water), and after sipping a cup of tea, my stylist came over to ask me what I was looking for.
|Stylist Ravi at June Tomkyns|
The expert stylist who coloured my hair was Ravi, and he asked me plenty of pointed question. My package included hair highlights and threading, and although I declined threading, since I have recently got it done, others can avail this before sitting for the colouring session. Although Ravi asked me why I did not want to go for blonde shades, since it was safer, and I could carry it off well, he did not argue with me when I said I always wanted a red head, and for once, wanted to see how it was. I was given a choice – L’Oreal or Wella, and I decided to totally leave the deal to the stylist. All I wanted was for the colour to show. They have plenty of choices – purple, blonde, red, orange – it is truly endless.
|Sectioning the hair before coloring|
So, the procedure was actually quite simple, but extremely time-consuming. First, Ravi took my hair in strands and sectioned it. With a fine-toothed comb, he then segmented the hair that was supposed to be highlighted, and applied a cream to it which bleached away the original colour of the hair. This way, the highlights would be more permanent and bold.
|After coloring my hair|
After the initial stage, the next was adding the colour. Ravi had selected a bright red to suit my face, and I have to say, the colour looked lovely in the bowl. He applied it, and I had to sit till the colour took effect. The entire process took nearly three hours, but, my patience was rewarded.
|After coloring my hair – look, No makeup! 😀|
Behold! My hair was streaked a vibrant red, and although I have received mixed reactions from friends – some think the colour is too bold, while others love it, I personally would have to say, this is such a bright and happy colour, and I adore it! In fact, my father, who is quite orthodox in his appreciation of beauty found it very nice, and I have to say, I love it to bits!
To avail this particular deal (costs 3549/- INR at present for a package worth INR 5000/-) , and similar great deals in Kolkata, visit the Groupon Website.
Disclaimer: Poorna Banerjee was provided the voucher by Groupon.